Kathleen McInerney, 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 in the Pokémon anime for the first eight seasons. Having always wanted to act since she was in her first play when she was five, Taylor went to The Catholic University of America and Brandeis University to learn acting. She was in numerous plays and toured with the National Players under the leadership of William H. (Bill) 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 Delia Ketchum (Ash's mother), and May 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, Louise Erdrich and Mary Kay Andrews among others.
She was formerly based in New York City, New York, but as of 2015, she relocated to Los Angeles, California.
Taylor has developed a strong tie to Washington, D.C.: playing women's soccer for the Cardinals and becoming a Redskins fan.
Her favorite Pokémon is Pikachu among others.
- 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)
- 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
- Gall Force: Earth Chapter - Melody
- Genshiken - Tokino Akiyama
- G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 - Scarlett (2nd voice)
- F-Zero GP Legend - Jody Summer
- Fighting Foodons - Dia/Clawdia
- GaoGaiGar: The King of Braves - Mamoru Amami
- Grave of the Fireflies - Mother
- 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
- Kai Doh Maru - Sakata-no-Kintoki
- Kakurenbo - Sorincha/Suku
- Kirby: Right Back at Ya! - Sirica, Rowlin, Fololo and Falala
- 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
- Magical Witch Punie-chan - Punie Tanaka
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin - Astraia Tor Deikun
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Additional Voices
- Mew Mew Power - Mary Lou, Kiki's Mother, Ms. Rosbe, Corina's Nanny (Nana Bucksworth)
- 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, May, Delia Ketchum (Ash's mother), Gary Oak's cheerleaders, Diglett, Additional Voices (Seasons 1–8)
- RG Veda - Aizenmyo
- 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), Earthia (ep. 53–78), Additional Voices
- 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, Additional Voices
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Fonda Fontaine (2nd voice), Additional Voices
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Ancient Fairy Dragon, Carly Carmine, Martha
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal - Mira Tsukumo, Jen, Ponta
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- ^ a b c "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.
- ^ "Media Blasters Announces Bakuman. Dub Cast". Anime News Network. September 23, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- ^ "Kare Kano Dub List". Anime News Network. March 27, 2002. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Veronica Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. January 27, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
- ^ "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).
- ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Veronica Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. July 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.