Tara Jayne Sands
Tara Jayne Sands is an American voice actress who was one of the original voice actresses for the English-language dub of the Pokémon anime. She is sometimes credited as simply Tara Jayne or Tara Sands.
Sands was one of the anime's original voice actors. She had provided the voices of many characters of the day until the end of the seventh season. After her departure, stock footage was subsequently used to voice all of the Bulbasaur that appeared in the anime (most frequently May's Bulbasaur) until Michele Knotz took over. Her most prominent roles on Pokémon are that of Ritchie and Ash's Bulbasaur.
In 2016, Sands returned to the series to lend her voice to characters during Pokémon Generations. She made her return to the main series proper in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, now being credited under her full name. She voices Professor Cerise's Yamper.
Aside from her work on Pokémon, she was also the co-host of Fridays on Cartoon Network until 2007. Sands currently lives in Los Angeles, working independently.
In 2023, Sands started a Podcast series called 4Kids Flashback where she and her co-host Steve Yurko share memories and behind-the-scenes stories about working at 4Kids Entertainment.
- Tour Guide (EP017)
- Princess Sara
- Jeanette Fisher
- Ranger Mason
- Giggling Ghost Girl (Pokémon Generations)
- Cynthia (Pokémon Generations)
- Ash's Bulbasaur (EP010-AG133)
- Ash's Phanpy (EP230-HS14 and AG147)
- Ash's Larvitar (EP258-EP264)
- May's Wurmple
- May's Bulbasaur
- Jessie's Wurmple
- Brock's Mudkip (AG025-AG044)
- Professor Cerise's Yamper
- Team Rocket's Appletun
- Bulbasaurtwo (The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin)
Other non-Pokémon roles
- Mokuba Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh! seasons 1-4, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions)
- Genis Sage (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
- Hikaru Shidou (Magic Knight Rayearth OVA)
- Princess Kaya, Nojiko, Young Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece 4Kids Entertainment dub)
- Lune (Jungle Emperor Leo)
- Circe (Generator Rex)
|This article is part of Project VA, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each voice actor of the Pokémon anime.|