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Creator / Kate Higgins

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Catherine Davis "Kate" Higgins (born August 16, 1969) is a West Coast anime voice actress and musician. Her best known role is Miles "Tails" Prower in Sonic the Hedgehog. She usually is cast as tsunderes or Cool Big Sisters. However, she avoided typecasting herself by also being capable of voicing other types of characters when needed such as older women, villains, comic reliefs, and even young boys. You can easily tell her voice when she's angry.

She can play the piano and write her own music as well. She trained under famed jazz pianist Bob Richardson. She is also in a band called Upperstructure.

Here's her MySpace page and Twitter account.

Notable roles by Kate Higgins:


Video Games

Western Animation


  • The Solid Rock (1998) - Concord Records
  • The Tide is Low (2002) - Concord Jazz - with Eric Alexander and Steven Bernstein
  • Upper Structure 6 by 5 (2004)
  • Bigger than Love (2006) - Concord
  • Stealing Freedom (2009) - Concord Jazz - with Eric Alexander and Steven Bernstein

Tropes frequently associated with characters Kate Higgins has played:

  • Deadpan Snarker: A lot of her roles can easily fall into this.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • In BlazBlue she is Imperator Saya/Izanami the Goddess of Death because it's quite disturbing hearing Kate as a villain who is an Omnicidal Maniac.
    • In the Viz re-dub of Sailor Moon, she plays Ami Mizuno, a shy girl. Furthermore, there's Chloe/Glitter Breeze (AKA Reika Aoki/Cure Beauty), who is instead serene and dignified.
    • In Tactics Ogre, she narrates the events of the game with a serious tone devoid of her usual tropes.
    • In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, she plays the sensible Only Sane Man Mayor Nettles and the awkward Principal Quinlan among a cast of quirky characters.
    • In Nodame Cantabile, she played the title character, Megumi "Nodame" Noda, the most against type character she's ever played. She's not a Deadpan Snarker like C.C. or a Tsundere like Sakura, she's not even a mature character like Ami Mizuno. She's a goofy Womanchild.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor: A lot of the characters she voices tend to have a brash and cynical personality who often makes sarcastic comments (C.C., IF, and Karin), and/or those who are a bit of a tomboy (Fuka, IF. Sakura, and Lissa). However, she's capable of voicing other kinds of characters, including a ditzy teacher (Kuroi-sensei), and young boys (Tails and Asbel).
  • Tsundere: Sakura Haruno from Naruto is easily the biggest example but is by no means her only role like that.
    • Karin usually slips into tsundere territory, but seeing as her seiyuu is Rie Kugimiya...