Desirée Goyette

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Desirée Goyette-Bogas (née Goyette) (born September 10, 1956) is an American singer, composer, lyricist and voice-over artist. She has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has voiced such characters as Betty Boop, Barbie, Nermal, Petunia Pig, Honey Bunny and numerous others for radio, television and toys.[1]

Desirée Goyette
Born (1956-09-10) September 10, 1956 (age 63)
San Jose, California
OriginCalifornia, United States
GenresPop, electronica, film score, trip hop
  • Singer
  • composer
  • lyricist
  • voice actress
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • violin
Years active1980–present
LabelsLightchild Publishing


Desiree Goyette graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also studied at San Jose State University in the music department. She lived in Los Angeles for numerous years and wed her second husband, producer of Peanuts and Garfield TV specials, Lee Mendelson. After many years together they then separated and divorced. Around 1993, Goyette married fellow Peanuts and Garfield music contributor Ed Bogas, to whom she is still married and with whom she has two children (Benjamin and Lily).

On the first three seasons of Garfield and Friends, Goyette co-wrote all of her songs for the Garfield segments with future husband Ed Bogas.[2] She also contributed her voice to several songs and characters on the show, most notably Nermal (which led to some people questioning Nermal's gender as female, although Nermal is supposed to be male, Goyette did not change her voice much to perform the role). She also teamed with Joey Scarbury for the song, Flashbeagle for It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown. Currently, Goyette writes and records inspirational albums with her company Lightchild Publishing. Three of her works—"I am the Lord" (based on Isaiah 45:5–6), a new setting of Mary Baker Eddy's Communion Hymn, and an arrangement of the South African folk hymn Siyahamba—are included in the 2008 Christian Science Hymnal Supplement.





  1. ^ a b "Celebrating the many ways she uses her versatile voice". The Mercury News. June 15, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Goldstein, Rich (November 5, 2014). "Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons". The Daily Beast. Retrieved September 14, 2017.

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