Veronica Taylor (born Kathleen McInerney, December 4, 1965) is an American voice actress. Taylor is best known for her dubbing work in English-language anime adaptations, notably Ash Ketchum and May in Pokémon, Amelia in Slayers, April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), and Sailor Pluto in Sailor Moon (Viz Media uncut dub).
She began acting in school plays when she was 5 years old. In college, she participated in plays and acting workshops, and continued her acting education through graduate school. She has also trained in voice acting and singing. Her first anime job came when her acting coach recommended her to a voice director. She then began booking work in various anime dubs produced by 4Kids Entertainment and other New York-based companies, where she worked until moving to Los Angeles in 2014/2015, due to the collapse of the voice acting industry in New York. She has been among the better known and more popular anime/video game voice actors. Rena Taylor, an actress in her own right, is her only daughter. She also has a Twitter and Facebook fan page.
Notable roles by Veronica Taylor:
- Aiko Iwase in Bakuman。
- Akari Mizunashi in ARIA
- Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in Slayers (Episodes 14-104)
- Aoi Matsubara in To Heart
- Ariel in So I'm a Spider, So What?
- Ash Ketchum, Delia Ketchum, May, and Diglett in the Pokémon series until the end of Season 8
- Ayame Yomokawa in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
- Boss in Akudama Drive
- Brianne de Chateau/Ribrianne in Dragon Ball Super
- Berryblue in Dragon Ball Super: Broly
- Carly Carmine (Carly Nagisa), Ancient Fairy Dragon, Haruka, and Martha in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
- Ms. Dorothy, Crystal Beast Amethyst Cat, Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn, Princess Rose, and Fonda Fontaine (Eps. 53-155) in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
- Flowertchi in Let's Go! Tamagotchi and Tamagotchi: The Movie
- Fubuki in Arcade Gamer Fubuki
- Griffith as a child in Berserk
- Himiko Himejima in Legend of Himiko
- Jody Summer in F-Zero: GP Legend
- Kenta and Chris in Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Mamoru Amani in GaoGaiGar
- Max Talor and his Mother in Dinosaur King
- Mira Tsukumo, Jen, Meredith, and Dextra in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
- Mira Yoo in The God of High School
- All the Nanas in Seven of Seven, meaning a lot of Talking to Herself
- Nico Robin in the 4Kids dub of One Piece
- Pauline in Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?
- Punie Tanaka in Magical Witch Punie-chan
- Ryuubi Gentoku (Liu Bei) in Ikki Tousen
- Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto, Janelyn, Katarina, and Unazuki Furuhata in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon (first roles with Studiopolis and her first roles in LA)
- Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto in Sailor Moon Crystal
- Sirica in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- Sorincha in Kakurenbo
- Tokino Akiyama in Kujibiki Unbalance (both versions)
- Tokio in Rilakkuma and Kaoru
- Yuki Kaionji in Black God (under the alias Kathleen McInerney)
- Yukino Miyazawa in His and Her Circumstances
- Kitty/Lyra in Jungle Emperor Leo (1997) (known as Kimba The White Lion outside of Japan)
- Alice Elliot in Shadow Hearts
- Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy (under the alias Kathleen McInerney)
- Crymaria Levin in Valkyria Chronicles 4
- Freya, Aelia, and Jayle in Valkyrie Profile (for Freya, only the first game and its rerelease)
- Jimmy (Hikaru) and Pink Monkey in Ape Escape 2
- Leo Kliesen in Tekken 6
- Manuela Casagranda in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Max and Aki Taylor in Dinosaur King
- Micaiah in Fire Emblem Heroes (replacing Lani Minella)
- April O'Neil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 series)
- Sheep in WordWorld
- The Spy from Apartment 8-I in Welcome to the Wayne
Veronica Taylor and her works provide examples of:
- I Am Not Spock: She didn't like the fact she lost her role as Ash once 4Kids lost the rights to dub the anime and for quite a few years, tried her very best not to do voice impressions outside of the anime because she simply got too many requests about it.