Barbara Goodson

Barbara Dale Goodson (born August 16, 1949)[2] 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, Power Rangers in Space. Other Power Rangers characters 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 voiced in HBO's Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Tom, FLCL as Naota. The series CloudBread in which she is a cast member as Wooley, Ruiz, Grandma and Teacher Ellie 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.[2]

Barbara Goodson
Barbara Dale Goodson

(1949-08-16) August 16, 1949 (age 71)
Other namesBarbara Larsen
Bertha Greene
Betty Gustafson
Jane Carole
Janis Caroll
Shirley Roberts[1]
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 IMDb, The Invid Invasion. Retrieved 3 October 2018
  2. ^ a b "Barbara Goodson - A Woman of Many Hats". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Barbara Goodson". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Viz Media's Coppelion Dub Casts Erica Lindbeck, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindley". Anime News Network. 2014-11-24.
  5. ^ "Departure × And × Friends". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 1. Viz Media. April 16, 2016. Adult Swim.
  6. ^ "Test × of × Tests". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 2. Viz Media. April 23, 2016. Adult Swim.
  7. ^ Love Hina, Volume 5 – Summer By The Sea. Bandai (DVD). 2002. ISBN 9781594097201. – select Extras, Credits, page to "Featuring the Voices Of"
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 2:15 minutes in, Cocoon Inhabitants, Additional Voices.

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