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Madeleine Joan "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 transgender woman (though, unlike most trans people, Maddie was actually born intersexnote  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 writer and editor for Marvel Comics. She was also a content creator for Second Life under the name Kendra Bancroft. 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:

  • Author Existence Failure: Sadly, she didn't live to see the completion of Dinosaur King. Other voice actors would take over her characters for the remainder of the show's run.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: She had quite the range in her lifetime, from Meowth to Omega to many others. It'd be very difficult to tell it even is the same person!

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