Sarah Natochenny is a voice actress for the English-language dub of the Pokémon anime.
Natochenny lives in Manhattan, New York. She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. As an actress, film editor and fashion model, she has appeared in international magazine editorials, done several independent films, done a weekly improv show in NY, and walked in NY Fashion Week shows Fall 2008. She speaks fluent Russian, and is learning German and French.
In an interview on the Dennis Daniel Show, she revealed that when she was younger, she watched the English dub of the anime since when it first aired, and enjoyed Ash's character and Veronica Taylor's performance as him. She has also met Taylor, but does not know her personally. When she first auditioned for the redub, she feared the backlash of her replacement as Ash and living up to her performance, especially since she herself "has the utmost respect for her" and thinks "she's really fantastic at what she does".
Natochenny joined the series starting with the redub of The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, replacing Jamie Peacock (and by extension Veronica Taylor) as Ash. Since then, she has also voiced several other roles in the series.
Her favorite Pokémon are Mew and Pikachu, and her favorite character to voice is Buneary.
- PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure - Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Buneary, Lopunny, Roselia, Roserade, Mismagius
- PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond - Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Buneary, Lopunny, Roselia, Roserade, Mismagius
Famous non-Pokémon roles