Tara Jayne

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Tara Jayne

Tara Jayne (born Tara Sands) is an American voice actress who was one of the original voice actresses for the English-language dub of the Pokémon anime. She is occasionally credited as Tara Jane.


Jayne was one of the anime's original voice actors. She had provided the voices of many characters of the day until the end of the seventh season. After her departure, stock footage was subsequently used to voice all of the Bulbasaur that appeared in the anime (most frequently May's Bulbasaur) until Michele Knotz took over. Her most prominent roles on Pokémon are that of Ritchie and Ash's Bulbasaur.

In 2016, Jayne returned to the series to lend her voice to characters during Pokémon Generations. She made her return to the main series proper with Pokémon Journeys: The Series, this time being credited as Tara Jayne Sands. She voices Professor Cerise's Yamper.

Aside from her work on Pokémon, she was also the co-host of Fridays on Cartoon Network until 2007. Jayne currently lives in Los Angeles, working independently.

Pokémon roles






Video games

Super Smash Bros.

Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Puzzle League

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Other non-Pokémon roles

External links

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