Birthday: April 9, 1978
Pokemon Characters: Ash Ketchum (Seasons 1-8), Delia Ketchum (Seasons 1-8), May (Seasons 6-8), Diglett
Non-Pokemon Characters: Amelia (Slayers and Slayers Next), Mother (Grave of the Fireflies), Botan and Yukina (Yu Yu Hakusho), Abby and Pestixide (Cubix-Robots for Everyone), Amy (Tama and Friends), Lian (Legend of Lemnear), Yuri (The Art of Fighting)
Official Website: http://www.veronicataylor.net
Veronica Taylor is probably best known to fans of Pokemon as the voice of headstrong Ash Ketchum in the anime adaption of the hit Game Boy games. Born in 1978, she was always interesting in cartoons and radio shows so she got involved in 5 school plays and some acting workshops. She trained as an actor in college and graduate school, studying speech and singing. She got her first job on an anime after her voice coach recommended her.
She continued to work in anime and recently was cast as a voice in video game. As well as playing Ash in Pokemon since 1998, she is also his mom and the ground-type, Diglett. In 2001 she got the role of Abby in the English dub of the Japanise CGI show, Cubix - Robots for everyone. She has also played Amelia Wil Telsa Seyrum in Slayers and Amy in Tama and Friends, aswell as guest voices in Grave of Fireflies, Poltergiest report, Night on the Galactic Railroad, Harlock and The Irresponsible Captain Tylor.
Her onscreen character Ash seems oblivious to the fact that Misty has possibly more than just a little crush on him. On her website Taylor commented on one of the questions she is frequently asked: "I don't think Ash would ever admit that he was in love with Misty, even if it were true. I personally don't have any advance information on the storylines. I guess we'll all just have to wait and see."
And does she like voice acting? She says: "I love it. I love to play all different types of characters, and this gives me an opportunity to do that. I have also worked on projects where we record the voices first and the characters are drawn later to match the voice. This is an exciting process and somewhat easier than the usual (anime) method for dialogue replacement. I have more freedom as an actor."