Creator / Maddie Blaustein

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Maddie Blaustein [né Adam Seth Blaustein] (October 9, 1960 — December 11, 2008) was an American voice actress, best known for her long run as the voice of Team Rocket's Meowth on the Pokémon anime.

If you need proof of her talent, just look at how varied her roles just within Valkyrie Profile are; being a male-to-female transgender person (though, unlike most transpeople, Maddie was actually born intersexednote  and was assigned male at birth before transitioning to a woman) allowed her to voice a wide range of characters from both genders (though Maddie specialized in voicing men who were tough, sarcastic, or cowardly). You could have a show with her as the only voice actor, and no one would notice.

She was also Creative Director for the Weekly World News and was herself a former comic book writer and artist. Translator and Localization Director Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.

She fell ill in December 2008 and died in her sleep from an untreated stomach virus she had since Thanksgiving of that year.


Notable roles by Maddie Blaustein:


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