Barbara Goodson

Barbara Goodson (born August 16, 1949) is an American voice actress who has done voice-over work in cartoons and shows. Her best-known role was providing the English dub voice of the main villain Empress Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers franchise, starting with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and including Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, and Power Rangers in Space. Other Power Rangers characters she has played include Prince Sprocket and Orbus in Power Rangers Zeo, and Mandilok in Power Rangers Wild Force. She also voiced Red Fraggle and Wingnut in Jim Henson's cartoon Fraggle Rock, Ladyborg in Beetleborgs Metallix, and Mother Talzin on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the last of which she won a Best Actress award from the website Behind The Voice Actors.[3] She also voiced in HBO's Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Tom and FLCL as Naota. For her work in the series CloudBread, in which she is a cast member as Wooley, Ruiz, Grandma, and Teacher Ellie, she was nominated for Best Children's Programming in 2011 for an Annie Award. She was also awarded an Earphones Award for narrating Blair Clemons in the Time/Warner book On A Night Like This.[1]

Barbara Goodson
Born (1949-08-16) August 16, 1949 (age 72)
Other namesBarbara Larsen
Bertha Greene
Betty Gustafson
Jane Carole
Janis Caroll
Shirley Roberts[2]
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1965–present
Bruce Gustafson
(m. 1984)

Personal lifeEdit

Goodson was born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband Bruce Gustafson.






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  1. ^ a b "Barbara Goodson - A Woman of Many Hats". Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b IMDb, The Invid Invasion. Retrieved 3 October 2018
  3. ^ "Barbara Goodson". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  4. ^ Luster, Joseph (October 10, 2021). "High Guardian Spice Soars to Crunchyroll with New Trailer and Premiere Date". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on October 10, 2021. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Viz Media's Coppelion Dub Casts Erica Lindbeck, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindley". Anime News Network. 2014-11-24.
  6. ^ "Departure × And × Friends". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 1. Viz Media. April 16, 2016. Adult Swim.
  7. ^ "Test × of × Tests". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 2. Viz Media. April 23, 2016. Adult Swim.
  8. ^ Love Hina, Volume 5 – Summer By The Sea. Bandai (DVD). 2002. ISBN 9781594097201. – select Extras, Credits, page to "Featuring the Voices Of"
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ FromSoftware. Armored Core: Verdict Day. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Scene: Ending credits, 2:13 in, CAST LIST. Credited as Barbra Goodson.
  11. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 2:15 minutes in, Cocoon Inhabitants, Additional Voices.
  12. ^ "Fire Emblem Heroes". Nintendo. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  13. ^ Toylogic Inc. Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... Square Enix. Scene: Ending credits, 21:44.
  14. ^ "Barbara Goodson (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 27 March 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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