Veronica Taylor at the 2011 New York Comic Con
December 4, 1965
Pigeon Forge Tennessee
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of America; Brandeis University|
|Ash Ketchum in Pokémon|
(Seasons 1–8) / Sailor Pluto in Sailor Moon / April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Kathleen McInerney (born December 4, 1965), known professionally as Veronica Taylor, is an American voice actress known for her dubbing work in English language adaptations of Japanese anime, in particular for voicing Ash Ketchum and his mother Delia in the Pokémon anime for the first eight seasons. Other voices she has done include Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun from Slayers, Sailor Pluto from Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, Nico Robin in the 4Kids dub of One Piece, and has voiced video game characters like Cosmos from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
Talyor had always wanted to act professionally since she was in her first play when she was five. She went to The Catholic University of America and Brandeis University to study acting. However, due to her being female at the time, she couldn't get much done in her career. Thus, she started off as a teacher for Pigeon Forge High School. She worked as a teacher for a year, while she was wanting to work on her actual career.
Taylor was featured in numerous plays and toured with National Players under the leadership of William H. Graham, who was the Chairman of Catholic U's Drama Department, and other stage companies in the Washington, D.C. area and other cities all around the United States for a few years before settling in New York.
Her other roles include Ash Ketchum, his mother Delia, and May (4Kids dub) in the Pokémon anime meta series, April O'Neil from the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in the Slayers TV series, voice of Mangchi in the English dub of Hammerboy, the voice of Nico Robin in the 4Kids dub of One Piece, and the voice of Sailor Pluto in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal.
Taylor has also lent her voice to narrate audio books written by Judy Blume, Wendy Mass, Danielle Steel, Linda Castillo, Russell Ginns, Louise Erdrich and Mary Kay Andrews among others. She has also narrated for Gayle Foreman.
Taylor has developed a strong tie to Washington, D.C. and Boston: playing women's soccer for the Catholic University Cardinals and being a Redskins, Capitals and Red Sox fan and once living in the same Arlington neighborhood as legendary wide receiver Art Monk. Both of her parents attended Catholic University and toured with National Players as well.
- Alien Nine – Megumi Hisakawa
- Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy – Chihiro Fujimi, Nozomi the Clairvoyant (Ep. 19)
- Angel Sanctuary – Kurai
- Arcade Gamer Fubuki – Fubuki
- Area 88 – Ryoko Tsugumo (OVA 1, CPM dub)
- Aria series - Akari Mizunashi
- Art of Fighting – Yuri Sakazaki
- Bakuman – Aiko Iwase, Miyuki Azuki
- Berserk – Young Griffith
- Dinosaur King – Max Taylor, Aki Taylor (Max's mother), Meena, Dr. Cretacia
- Dragon Ball Super - Brianne de Chateau/Ribrianne
- FLCL Alternative - Mimi Hetada
- Gall Force: Earth Chapter – Melody
- Genshiken – Tokino Akiyama
- G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 – Scarlett (2nd voice)
- F-Zero GP Legend – Jody Summer
- GaoGaiGar: The King of Braves – Mamoru Amami
- Harlock Saga – Emeraldas, Freya
- His and Her Circumstances – Yukino Miyazawa
- Ikki Tousen – Ryuubi Gentoku (Seasons 2–4)
- Irresponsible Captain Tylor – Captain Shia Has
- Jungle Emperor Leo – Lyre
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – Ayame
- Kai Doh Maru – Sakata-no-Kintoki
- Kakurenbo – Sorincha/Suku
- Kirby: Right Back at Ya! – Sircia, Rowlin
- Kujibiki Unblance – Tokino Akiyama
- Kurokami: The Animation – Yuki Kaionji, Kuro's Mother
- Legend of Himiko – Himiko Himejima
- Legend of Lemnear – Lian
- Let's Go! Tamagotchi! – Flowertchi (Violetchi), Togetchi, Tosakatchi, Mamametchi, Princess Tamako, Hinotamatchi, Tamagotchi Building
- Maetel Legend – Emeraldas
- Magical DoReMi – Alex, Evan, Mirabelle's Mom (ep.23), Josie's Mom, Additional Voices
- Magical Witch Punie-chan – Punie Tanaka
- Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers – Akira Akatsuki
- Mew Mew Power – Mary Lou, Ms. Rosbe, Corina's Nanny (Nana Bucksworth)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Astraia Tor Deikun
- Munto – Yumemi
- Night on the Galactic Railroad – Giovanni
- Ninja Nonsense – Miyabi
- One Piece – Nico Robin, Bellemere, Young Sanji (4Kids dub)
- Patlabor: The Early Days – Mahoko Goto
- Patlabor: The TV Series – Naoyo Yamada, Prince, Satoru (Ep. 16), Tamiko Shinshi
- Phoenix – Boy (Resurrection Chapter), Empress (Sun Chapter), Reiko (Resurrection Chapter), Sakonnosuke (Strange Beings Chapter), Yaobikuni (Strange Beings Chapter)
- Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart – Hitomi Nomura
- Ping-Pong Club – Rika Abe (credited as Marcia Lamb)
- Pokémon – Ash Ketchum (Seasons 1–8), May (Seasons 6–8), Delia Ketchum (Seasons 1–8), Gary Oak's cheerleaders, Diglett, Additional voices
- RG Veda – Aizenmyo
- Rilakkuma and Kaoru - Tokio
- Sailor Moon – Setsuna Meioh / Sailor Pluto and Unazuki Furuhata (Viz Media dub)
- Sailor Moon Crystal – Setsuna Meioh / Sailor Pluto
- Samurai Deeper Kyo – Yuya Shiina
- Seven of Seven – Nana (All 7)
- Shaman King – Tamao Tamamura
- Slayers – Amelia Wil Tesla Saillune (ep. 14–104)
- Sonic X – Galaxina (ep. 62–72)
- Space Pirate Mito – Mutsuki Nenga
- Tai Chi Chasers – Tori
- Tama and Friends – Amy
- Tamagotchi: The Movie – Mamamametchi
- To Heart – Aoi Matsubara
- The Weathering Continent – Lakushi
- The World of Narue – Narue Nanase
- Yu-Gi-Oh! – Chris
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX – Fonda Fontaine (2nd voice)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's – Ancient Fairy Dragon, Carly Carmine, Haluna
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal – Mira Tsukumo, Jen, Ponta
- Astroblast! – Sputnik
- Chaotic – Skithia, Ajara
- Conan – Anime Conan
- Cubix – Abby, Pexticide
- Huntik – Scarlet Burne
- Kung Fu Pork Choppers – Hampton
- The Ollie and Moon Show – Flight Attendant
- Super 4 – Ruby (credited as Kathleen McInnerney in season 1)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 series) – April O'Neil, child Nanobot
- TMNT: Back to the Sewer – April O'Neil
- Turtles Forever – 2003 April O'Neil
- Welcome to the Wayne – Yelena Bishop
- Winx Club (4Kids) – Princess Diaspro
- WordWorld – Sheep
- Warriors: Omen of the Stars (books 1-4) (credited as Kathleen McInerney)
- The Pinkalicious Series
- Adventures in Voice Acting – Herself (documentary)
- Animals United – Maya (as "Kim Holland"), the Mole
- Axel: The Biggest Little Hero – Young Gaga
- The Dino King – Speckles (young, English dub)
- Dragon Ball Super: Broly – Berryblue
- Grave of the Fireflies - Mother
- Hammerboy – Mangchi
- Mia and the Migoo – Juliette
- Pokémon movies (1999 - 2006) – Ash Ketchum
- Turtles Forever – 2003 April O'Neil
- Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report – Botan, Yukina
- Welcome to the Space Show – Marie, Natsuki's Mom
- Ape Escape 2 – Jimmy / Pink Monkey (credited as Kathleen McInerny)
- Dark Rose Valkyrie – Miyako Osatani
- Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy – Cosmos (credited as Kathleen McInerny)
- Dissidia Final Fantasy – Cosmos (credited as Kathleen McInerny)
- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – Narrator (Cosmos)
- Dragon Ball game franchise - Brianne de Cheateu/Ribrianne
- Fire Emblem Heroes – Micaiah
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Manuela Casagranda
- Insecticide – Chrys Liszt (credited as Kathleen McInerny)
- L.A. Noire – Cynthia Graham
- One Piece – Nico Robin
- Sonic the Hedgehog - Princess Elise (later replaced by Lacey Chabert)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games – April O'Neil
- Trivial Pursuit for Kids – Bobby
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 – Crymaria Levin
- Valkyrie Profile – Aelia / Freya / Jayle
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links – Dark Signer Carly Carmine
- "Kathleen McInerney".
- "Veronica Taylor".
- "Ash Dub Actress Attending Nom-Con". Anime News Network. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "The Hundred and One Voices of Kathleen McInerney...A Big Career Inside a Tiny Booth". The Catholic University of America.
- Watts, Casey (November 23, 2014). "Veronica Taylor, voice of Ash Ketchum and more, is "grateful and excited" for her opportunities as a voice actor". Western Herald. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "Sailor Moon R English Dub Casts Sandy Fox as Chibi Usa, Veronica Taylor as Sailor Pluto". Anime News Network. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- Forman, Gayle; McInerney, Kathleen; Library, Listening. Just One Day. Listening Library.
- "A Chat With Pokemon Voice Actress Veronica Taylor [Interview]". newmediasports.com.
- "Media Blasters Announces Bakuman. Dub Cast". Anime News Network. September 23, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- "Dragon Ball Super VA Announcement". Twitter. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- "Kare Kano Dub List". Anime News Network. March 27, 2002. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- "Behind The Voice Actors – Veronica Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. July 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
Check mark indicates BTVA has verified the entries using screenshots of credits and other confirmed sources.
- "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Anime's English Dub Casts Veronica Taylor, Ben Diskin". Anime News Network. October 28, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- "Sailor Moon R English Dub Casts Sandy Fox as Chibi Usa, Veronica Taylor as Sailor Pluto". Anime News Network. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
- "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- The World of Narue – Character Introductions. Central Park Media (DVD).
- "The Spy from Apartment 8-I". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
- "ANNOUNCEMENT TIME The EPIC English dub cast of #DBSuperBroly!!!". Twitter. @FUNimation. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- Peters, Megan (December 4, 2018). "'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' Announces New English Dub Cast". Comic Book. Anime. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
- Taylor, Veronica (October 24, 2018). "Valkyria Chronicles 4 CV announcement". Twitter. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Veronica Taylor.|
- Veronica Taylor's official web site
- Veronica Taylor on IMDb
- Veronica Taylor at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Veronica Taylor at Anime News Network's encyclopedia (Veronica Taylor as Kathleen McInerney)
- Veronica Taylor at Anime News Network's encyclopedia (Veronica Taylor as B Simpson)
- Veronica Taylor at Anime News Network's encyclopedia (Veronica Taylor as Joan Arkin)
- Veronica Taylor convention appearances on AnimeCons.com
- Veronica Taylor on Twitter
| Voice of Sailor Pluto