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  • Voice actress Cynthia Cranz, best known for providing the voice of Chi-Chi in the Dragon Ball franchise and Botan in YuYu Hakusho, lives more privately compared to her fellow voice actors, never attending any anime conventions or doing interviews, at least until she started coming out of her shell a bit, and now regularly appears at cons. In an interview, she said this was due to her social anxiety.
  • Linda Young, the English voice of Frieza in Dragon Ball Z and Genkai in YuYu Hakusho. For years, she had never done an interview, and for the longest time, her only convention was in 1999. She's still active as a voice actress but has a reputation for being a bit mysterious. In 2015, Young finally appeared at a convention where she was in a panel with Ryūsei Nakao, Frieza's Japanese voice actor. They even shared a laugh together. These days, she's slowly making the rounds at a few conventions a year, and she says she was nervous to do so for a long time because she wasn't sure what to expect.
  • Legendary voice actor John Stephenson never gave an interview and rarely went out in public. He did show up at BotCon 2001, however.
  • Christine Cavanaugh, one of the top voice actresses of the 1990s, retired in 2001 due to "personal reasons," and was never heard from again. Not even her fellow voice actors knew of her whereabouts.note  After her death in December 2014, her obituary mentioned that she retired to focus on having a simple, quiet life in the country with her family.
  • Kath Soucie was another top voice actress of the '90s, and is still working some today, but she maintains a very private life, rarely making public appearances or doing interviews, and has completely shied away from social media of any kind.
  • Frank Welker, the voice of Fred from the Scooby-Doo franchise in addition to many other famous characters, notably shied away from interviews and public attention for many years. Since around 2015, Frank has been opening up to fans and has appeared at many conventions including the Transformers-oriented TFCon, often times appearing with Peter Cullen for Transformers-related convention appearances.
  • Grant George, well known for voicing Kilik in Soulcalibur, Diarmud in Fate/Zero and Kagura Mutsuki in BlazBlue among others, has little to no social media presence and rarely appears at cons. He abandoned his original Twitter around 2014 and focused a lot more on working with his wife Jessica Gee-George, who is also a voice actress. They made a joint Twitter shortly after, but it was suddenly suspended without any reason given. He's made a tiny handful of posts since then but appears to prefer keeping his personal life private. That said, he still does voice work.
  • The already mysterious John Chacon, the voice actor for Gabe Logan in the first three Syphon Filter games, completely dropped off the radar after he was replaced by James Arnold Taylor, though he did perform an interview in 2020.
  • Kathleen Barr, best known for voicing Dot Matrix in ReBoot, Kevin in Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Trixie and Queen Chrysalis in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Despite being extremely active in the Canadian voiceover industry, very little is known about her personal life, she rarely attends conventions, and wouldn't allow a photo of herself to be used on Behind the Voice Actors.
  • For a long time, Tabitha St. Germain only communicated with her fans via her blog and website, and rarely visited it. Before 2012, she only had two known interviews. She's started to open up to her fans by first attending San Diego Comic-Con 2012 and then joining Twitter in 2013.
  • Moneca Stori, the original English voice of Kagome in Inuyasha, has seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. She used to be a fairly active voice actress in Vancouver, and even did a couple interviews and conventions in the early 2000s, but hasn't been heard from at all in over a decade (her last credit was in 2009). She was replaced with Kira Tozer for InuYasha: The Final Act with little explanation. According to Trevor Devall, she moved to the U.S. and retired from acting.
  • Carol Stanzione had a modest number of roles in the early 2000s, perhaps known for dubbing the Ensemble Dark Horse character Cima Garahau in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory. Very little is known about her currently, though her website is still up and includes clips of Cima and other characters. She seems to have retired from voice acting and focused on political activism.
  • Madeleine Peters, the voice of Scootaloo in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Helen Lorraine in Martha Speaks. Little is known about her current life (other than living in Baltimore and trying to pursue a career in animation), she's not as active online as her fellow voice actresses Claire Corlett and Michelle Creber, and rarely attends conventions.
  • Mimi Woods, best known for providing the voice of Major Kusanagi in the English dub of the original Ghost in the Shell film and the PS1 game, has almost completely vanished off the face of the earth following her handful of anime and video game roles. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, who took over her role of the Major for the Stand Alone Complex anime, acknowledged at a convention panel that Woods had moved away and retired from voice acting.
  • Evetta Muradasilova, best known as the voice behind the Plain Doll and Lady Maria from Bloodborne and the Maiden in Black from Demon's Souls. While there is a photo or two floating around the internet, many people are unsure if it's even really her to begin with.
  • Scott Freeman has completely disappeared from the anime community since his 2015 conviction for possessing child porn, a part of this obviously stems from his parole allowing limited travel and internet access. The only info about him since then was his employment at a bar in Texas before moving to Nebraska around late 2018.
  • Oliver Grainger, known for being one of the many D.W's in Arthur and Dongwa in Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, has retired from voice acting and is mostly private, though he has a presence on Instagram... which he updates once in a while. He used to be on Facebook, however when a fan found out he was there, he deleted his Facebook page.
  • Jesse Vinet, Oliver's fellow Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat voice actor (she was Sheegwa), has also retired from voice acting, has moved to Singapore, and now works for Ubisoft as an Assistant Communications Manager. She barely has a social media presence and all we know is who her current employer is, and that's she married to a man named Jin Yan Chay, as stated in a Legacy.com obituary for a relative. However, statements on her LinkedIn page and one interview with Ubisoft Singapore have helped to form a sort of biography for her.
  • Michael Yarmush, the original voice of Arthur, is another Montreal talent who is impossible to track down. The only known photo of him was taken in the late '90s when he was still a child, and he has no social media presence. However, he did voice an adult Arthur in the show's Grand Finale.
  • Neil Shee of Toad Patrol fame is a very mysterious man, his last credit being rather fairly recent, in 2017 for the short Arthur, their very own child. He does have a biography though.
  • Rick Jones and Terrence Scammell are other notable Montreal talent who are this trope. They both have very few photos on the internet and don't have social media presences.
  • Hilary Haag has been one of the most prominent anime voice actresses since the late '90s (best known for her lead roles in Full Metal Panic!, Chrono Crusade, Noir, Ghost Stories, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices among many others), and still gets plenty of work, but she never attends any conventions, rarely does interviews and has completely shied away from social media. She has emphasised that anime voice acting is very much a side gig for her and that her day job takes up most of her time.
  • Haruka Nakamura, who voiced the titular character in Super Milk Chan, of which was her only role. She vanished off the face of the earth after that and her current whereabouts are unknown.
    • To a lesser extent Brad Pyutt, the seiyu for Hanage. All we know is that may have been another seiyu using a pseudonym.
  • Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge in The Simpsons (alongside minor roles Patty and Selma), is a very, very private person. She even has a clause in her contract that explicitly states that she's not required to make public appearances or promote the series.note  She also refuses to be photographed at work or perform Marge's voice outside the studio. When she appeared alongside the Simpsons cast on Inside the Actors Studio, the broadcast episode had to play clips of Marge on-screen when she did the voice, whereas the rest of the cast performed their characters on camera. She's mostly retired from acting now, except for her roles on The Simpsons.
  • Christina Lange, a former child actress and voice actress of the 1980s and early '90s, seems to have vanished after the endings of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and Peter Pan & the Pirates in the former she was Velma and Wendy in the latter, her current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Adventure Time and Gravity Falls VA Jackie Buscarino is known to take frequent hiatuses on her social media, with one or two updates being posted every few months. Even then these posts usually have little to do with new projects she's cast in.
  • Despite her iconic status, Janice Kawaye tends to keep a very low profile. Very few current photos of her can be found online, and no interviews with her exist to this day. She also has no social media of any kind, and most likely never has.
  • Lana Beeson, a former child actress, voice actress, and singer of the 1980s, best known for being the voice of Twinkle, the girl who was turned into a singing puppet in Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, and the singing voice of Anne Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven''. The latter is her last known work, and her current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Janna Michaels, a child actress who appeared in a number of live-action film and TV appearances in The '90s (including Bushwhacked, Little Giants and Star Trek: Voyager, and whose highest-profile work was as the voice actress for Molly Cunningham in TaleSpin, seems to have dropped off the radar after her last role in 1997 in a Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman episode.
  • Xavier Pritchett, who voiced the titular character in Little Bill seemingly vanished off the face of the earth after the series ended in 2004, and his current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Very little is known about voice actress Cindy McGee, who is best known for voicing Shana and Krissie on Jem. She retired from the profession two years after the cartoon ended in 1988 and has never attended any fan conventions, not even the annual JemCons.
  • Former child actor Zach Tyler Eisen, the voice actor for Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender (as well as Pablo the Penguin in earlier seasons of The Backyardigans and Lucas from The Ant Bully), is one of the only major living VAs from the show to not attend any fan events since its conclusion, despite the show's immense popularity to this day and Eisen voicing the show's main character. All his verified social media accounts are either closed or private. It is known that he attended Syracuse University and currently works as a photographer for the Conde Nast group (indeed, his name can be seen in the credits for several Vogue interviews) but very little is known aside from that, due to zero fan interactions. Ultimately, he finally resurfaced in a 2020 interview, where he revealed that he mainly stayed out of the spotlight because he just wanted to live a normal life, but still maintains a huge amount of respect for the show.
  • The North American cast of The Mr. Men Show has some voice actors who used pseudonyms for their credits in the show. In recent years, names of the unknown actors were revealed.
    • Mr. Bump's actor was credited as "Aaron Albertus", but the name led to nowhere. It wasn't until the credits for Yo-kai Watch: The Movie that it's confirmed that his voice actor was actually Paul Greenberg, who had previously played several minor roles in TV series, including Invader Zim. Seeing as how the show is non-union and Greenberg is a SAG actor, he had to use a pseudonym for voice credits but since he freelance wrote for the show, his real name was allowed for writing credits.
    • The same goes with Jospheh J. Terry, which, like with Paul Greenberg, was revealed to be Joey J. D'Auria.
    • The name for Miss Bossy and Miss Curious' actress Sophie Roberts leads to a pseudonym of Michelle Ruff, but she stated that she never worked for the show. It was later revealed by Cheryl Chase's LinkedIn page that she was the voice to Miss Bossy (unsurprising given who Chase is best known for voicing, whose series director Mark Risley did storyboarding for).
    • The name "Danny Katiana" for both Mr. Nosy and Nervous was ambiguous for several years until it was revealed that it was yet another pseudonym, this time for Rick Zieff (best known as Shusuke Amagai from Bleach) after he did a Talking Voices video in 2020 when he told that he voices Olivia's dad in Olivia.
    • Jeff Stewart (Mr. Tickle) was an odd example, as it is his real name, but it leads to a British actor who never did any voice work for cartoons.
  • Japanese seiyuu Masayuki Nakata was fairly prolific in dubbing and anime during the '90s and early-to-mid 2000s but has virtually vanished off the face of the earth after retiring from voice acting in 2007, with his current whereabouts being unknown.
  • Another Japanese seiyuu, Yoshinori Fujita, who had such roles as Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and Justin Law in Soul Eater, left his agency in 2016, and has not been heard from since.
  • The Aristocats:
    • Late actor Gary Dubin (voice of Toulouse) didn't have that much work in film and television, he did make some live-action appearances as a reporter in an episode of Power Rangers Time Force, and an ill-fated teenager in Jaws 2. He was a very private person and spent the remaining 54 years of his life with his family and friends in Burbank, California. It wasn't until October 8, 2016 when a relative confirmed his passing of bone cancer from a Facebook post. Near the end of his life, Dubin allowed Disney fans to sign autographs on rare animation cells of Toulouse.
    • Unlike Gary Dubin and Liz "Louise" English, there's very little information about Dean Clark (voice of Berlioz). Since the film's release, he never returned to acting and completely vanished off the face of the earth.
  • Ryan O'Donohue, a childhood actor known for his roles in Recess and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, has very scant details on his current life. In fact, there aren't any known photos of O'Donohue as an adult that exists publicly. The only thing he still does nowadays is providing the voice of Demyx in Kingdom Hearts.
  • Voice actress Natalie Walters, who voiced Ayame in Inuyasha, among a few others, retired from voice acting in 2008. According to her LinkedIn Profile, She's since moved to San Francisco where she currently works as a social media PR.
  • Steve Alterman, best known for performing Ash in Kidd Video. While he is still active and is mostly active in minor roles and ADR loop groups, he has no social media presence and there is very little info about his background aside from where he was born and his birthday.
  • With the exception of the late Ron Moody, the entire voice cast for The Animals of Farthing Wood may appear to be this, with them being very private and have never given any interviews, unlike many other voice actors. What's worst though, the show does not appear to be on Behind the Voice Actors at all, with Ron Moody's, Sally Grace's, Jon Glover's, Stacey Jefferson's (under her other name of Stacey Gregg), and Rupert Farley's pages listing their other voice roles and none of their Animals of Farthing Wood roles.
    • While Rupert Farley, Sally Grace, and Jon Glover are still doing voice acting from time to time, the same cannot be said for Jeremy Barrett, Pamela Keevil Kral, and even Stacey Jefferson, as all three have largely retired and have not been heard since.
  • It's hard to find any information about the cast for the English dub of Tamagotchi. Most of the time, searching for the names given in the credits brings up no results for the actors from Tamagotchi, but completely different people.
  • Danny McKinnon, former child actor, quickly rose into stardom with his best-known role as the voice of Max on Dragon Tales, but faded into obscurity after the show ended. Ever since, very few details or photos are known about McKinnon's current life.
  • Amelia Shoichet-Stoll, a child actress whose most prominent role was playing recurring character Lillian on Ready Jet Go!, as well as being the daughter of Rebecca Shoichet. She is very hard to find, unlike the rest of the show's cast, and she hasn't acted in anything since the show ended.
  • Kerry Williams is best known for voicing Tiff in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! and Casey in the Pokemon anime, as well as many other roles. Her last voice acting role was in 2012, playing the aforementioned Tiff in a CGI Kirby short. She has no social media presence of any kind, and there is next to no information about her personal life.
  • Annie Bovaird is a voice actress best known for being the third voice of Caillou. She appeared in many voice-acting roles (as well as a few live-action ones) throughout the 2000s. However, it's hard to find any information on her after 2014, with her last known voice roles being her reprising Caillou for a few PBS Kids promos (when the show's fifth season aired on there in 2013) and a few mobile games.
  • It's currently unknown what happened to Ward Perry, a staff member at a certain dubbing studio in Vancouver and not a proper actor, after his voice-acting career ended rather unceremoniously in the late 2000s.
  • Willow Johnson was a major anime voice actress of the '90s and 2000s (her best-known roles being Kikyo in Inuyasha, Kasumi in Ranma , and Lalah Sune in Mobile Suit Gundam), but she stopped voice acting around 2012, supposedly to focus on her family, and also stopped appearing at anime conventions. Nonetheless, she came out of retirement in 2020 to reprise Kikyo (or a version of her) in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.
  • Sue Ulu, best known as the voice of Ritsuko in the original English dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Death & Rebirth, and End of Evangelion, as well as Kei in Dirty Pair Flash, retired from voice acting around 2000, shortly after moving to Los Angeles, and has all-but-vanished off the face of the earth since. While she did attend a handful of anime conventions during her brief career (and even judged a cosplay contest at Ani-Magic 2003), no panel footage or interviews with her were known to exist for the longest time. She finally did an interview in 2022, where she reflected fondly on her acting career, but said she retired because she "didn't want to be poor" and also said she was never contacted to reprise Ritsuko in any of the recent Evangelion projects.
    • Likewise, Kim Sevier, who voiced Yuri in Dirty Pair Flash, as well as Yui Ikari in Evangelion, also vanished around the same time. Apparently she moved to New York and retired from acting at some point in the 2000s.
  • Several key voice actors from the Ranma dub are this. Michael Donovan (Ryoga) is still very active as a voice actor, but he has never sat down for an interview nor has he attended a convention. Only a few photos of him are online at all. Sarah Strange (the first voice of boy-type Ranma) is still active as an on-camera television actress, but has no social media presence, and has only a handful of interviews. Myriam Sirois (Akane) attended several anime conventions in the 90s and early 2000s but retired from acting in 2008 to become a flight attendant. She has no social media presence, and politely declines interview requests, saying her acting career was "another life." Angela Costain (Nabiki) and her sister Elaina Wotten-Costain (who filled in for a couple dozen later episodes) both also vanished off the face of the earth following the ending of the series. The latter has only one photo online, and it's a screencap from a TV appearance without her face visible.
  • Pamela Lauer voiced Kei in the Dirty Pair OVA series in 1999 (along with a handful of small roles for ADV Films around that time), and reprised the character for the 2003 redub of the three features, but quietly retired afterward. Nothing was heard from her for almost 20 years (there were barely even any photos of her online), but in a surprise announcement, she came out of retirement in 2021 to voice Kei once again in the Kickstarter-funded Dirty Pair TV series dub.
  • Sarah Heinke's only major acting role was voicing the titular character in Strawberry Shortcake (the 2003 series). She then left show business behind and became a hairdresser.
  • While Liam O'Brien is still a prominent voice actor to this day, his wife Amy Kincaid is another story. While she had a prominent number of roles in the '00s, her most notable being Shirley in Code Geass, which was also her last voice acting role, only returning a decade later to reprise the role. No information is given why she's seemingly retired. Due to how common her name is, it's not hard to find photos of people by that name, but harder to determine if it's her.
  • Tress MacNeille, the voice of Daisy Duck, Dot Warner, and Babs Bunny among many others, is still very active in voice acting today, but has no social media whatsoever and almost never makes public appearances. This is because she had a stalker when Tiny Toons was airing, who was creepily obsessed with Babs. Fellow veteran voice actor Rob Paulsen has repeatedly tried to get her on his podcast, to no avail.
  • Canadian voice actor Doug Parker was fairly popular during the 90s and 2000s, some of his best-known characters include Terrorsaur from Beast Wars, Tidal Wave from Transformers: Armada, Megaman from Captain N: The Game Master, Shenron and Bubbles from the Ocean Dub of Dragon Ball Z, and Bad Rap, Haxx, and Spittor from Extreme Dinosaurs, his last credit was in 2008, he was never interviewed and has no known social media.
  • Another Canadian voice actor, Tony Sampson, was well-known for his portrayal of Eddy in Ed, Edd n Eddy and Miguel Aiman in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. However, he retired from voice acting in 2009 following the finale movie for the former show to work in the oil sands of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and has largely disappeared from the public eye since. He did resurface in an interview for the 20th anniversary of Ed, Edd n Eddy, however.
  • Despite being the voice of several characters, Chris Phillips has rarely given public interviews and refuses to go to conventions.
  • Sailor Moon: Karen Bernstein, the original English actress for Sailor Mercury, is a very private person and avoids interviews and conventions. She did however write something for the Sailor Moon Reflections book, thanking the fans for their support.
  • British voice actress Toni Barry (best known as the voice of Little My and Snorkmaiden in the English dub of the 1990 Moomin anime) completely vanished off the face of the Earth in 2002, as that's where her IMDb credits end. Even after the series received a boom in popularity in 2019 and the early 2020's she still hasn't resurfaced.
  • Probably the most tragic (and easily the oldest) example on here is Joe Dougherty. He was the original voice of Porky Pig and was actually where the character got his iconic stutter from, since he actually did suffer from one himself. The only problem was he had great difficulty controlling said stutter and this would cost the producers a lot of money because they would have to keep using new tapes over and over as the tapes would always run out thanks to Joe's stuttering. Eventually the studio had no choice but to fire Joe, whereby he was replaced by Mel Blanc, who would of course go on to play Porky for the next fifty years, as well as almost all of the other iconic characters and basically becoming the most legendary voice actor of all time. Joe would never find any acting work again and spent the rest of his life in obscurity until his death in 1978, with almost no details of his life being known at all except that he had a blink and you'll miss it onscreen role as an extra in A Star Is Born (1954). Currently, the only known pictures of him to exist are this screenshot of him in the aforementioned film, and this candid photo taken of him in the thirties.

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