E. G. Daily (born September 11, 1961)[1] also known as Elizabeth Daily, is an American actress and singer.

E. G. Daily
Elizabeth Daily 2018.jpg
Daily in February 2018
Born (1961-09-11) September 11, 1961 (age 61)
Other namesElizabeth Daily
Occupations
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1979–present
Spouse
(m. 1995; div. 2000)
Children2

Daily is best known for her animation voice roles as Tommy Pickles on Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up!, Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girls, Rudy Tabootie on ChalkZone, and Julius on Julius Jr. She also voiced the title character in the live-action film Babe: Pig in the City and Bamm-Bamm Rubble in the live-action film The Flintstones.

Daily is also known for her roles in a variety of live-action films such as Valley Girl, Dogfight, No Small Affair, Fandango, Streets of Fire, The Devil's Rejects, My Sister's Keeper, and Pee-wee Herman's potential girlfriend in Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

As a singer, Daily has released four studio albums: Wild Child (1985), Lace Around the Wound (1989), Tearing Down the Walls (1999), and Changing Faces (2008).

CareerEdit

Voice actingEdit

Daily has voiced animated characters such as Tommy Pickles in Rugrats, a role that she reprised for its revival on Paramount+,[2] and actually was in the middle of labor while recording a few of his lines for an episode,[3] and Freefall / Roxy Spaulding in the film Gen¹³ and Private Isabel "Dizzy" Flores in Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. She provided the voice for the lead role in the live-action feature film Babe: Pig in the City, replacing Christine Cavanaugh. More recently from 2013 to 2015, she played the title character on the Nick Jr. TV show Julius Jr., and was recently Hinoka from Fire Emblem Fates.

Live-action rolesEdit

Besides doing voice-overs, Daily has acted in film and on TV. She played Sandy Burns on the PBS series The Righteous Apples from 1980 to 1981. In 1985, she starred as Dottie in Pee-wee's Big Adventure, as Loryn in Valley Girl, and as a singer in the comedy Better Off Dead. She also appeared on such television shows as Laverne & Shirley, CHiPs, Fame and Friends. She was also in the music video for Rod Stewart's song "Young Turks" as Patti, one of the runaway teens.[4] She has been cast in several Rob Zombie films, most recently in 2015 as Sex-Head in Rob Zombie's 31,[5] the woman on the side of Torsten Voges, who plays Death-Head.[6]

MusicEdit

Daily signed with A&M Records in 1985, working with Madonna's frequent collaborators John "Jellybean" Benitez and Stephen Bray. In 1986, that label released the R&B/Rock single "Say It, Say It". The song made it to No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the No. 1 spot on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. (Other versions of the song appeared as early as 1981). Her songs "Shake It Up" and "I'm Hot Tonight" were included in the soundtrack to the film Scarface. Those same songs were later included in the lineup of fictional radio station Flashback 95.6 FM in the Grand Theft Auto III video game. They were also included in the Scarface: The World Is Yours video game, based on the 1983 film. Her hit "Love in the Shadows" was featured in the films Thief of Hearts and Circuit.

Also in 1985, she provided backup vocals for The Human League frontman Philip Oakey's debut solo album, Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder.[7] That same year, she appeared in the comedy film Better Off Dead, singing the songs "One Way Love (Better Off Dead)" and "A Little Luck" as a member of a band performing at a high school dance. Both songs were included on the soundtrack album credited to E. G. Daily. She performed a song on The Breakfast Club soundtrack called "Waiting".

In 1987, she released the song "Mind over Matter", which is featured in the film Summer School. Daily plays guitar, harmonica, keyboards, and percussion instruments. In her 1989 song, "Some People", from her Lace Around the Wound album, produced by Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher, she plays guitar and harmonica. In 1999, she released her third studio album Tearing Down the Walls.

Daily released a song titled "Changing Faces" in 2003. The song was used on the end credits of Rugrats Go Wild. She also released a single titled "Beautiful" which she made available through iTunes on April 29, 2008. She also sang the song "Dawn's Theme", which was used at the end of the movie Streets. From 2003 to 2011, Daily did the voice-over of Jake Harper singing the Two and a Half Men song.[8]

Her genres are country, dance, pop, and rock.

In fall 2013, Daily sang as a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC reality show The Voice. In the blind audition broadcast on September 24, 2013, she sang "Breathe" from Faith Hill. Two of the four judges on the show, Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green, turned around their chairs for her. She chose to be on Team Blake. Daily proceeded to win her battle in the show's battle rounds singing the song "Something to Talk About". She lost in the Knockout Rounds, with a performance of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me".

Personal lifeEdit

Daily previously dated actor Jon-Erik Hexum, and was his girlfriend at the time of his accidental death in 1984. She subsequently spent a short time living with her Valley Girl co-star Deborah Foreman for emotional support.[citation needed]

Daily married poker player Rick Salomon in 1995. They have two daughters, named Hunter and Tyson, before divorcing in 2000.[9]

She is Jewish.[10][11]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Jukebox Audition Dancer Credited as Elizabeth Guttman
1981 Street Music Sadie Deleward
1982 One Dark Night Leslie Winslow
The Escape Artist Sandra
Wacko Bambi
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains Motel Maid
1983 Funny Money Cass
Valley Girl Loryn
1984 Streets of Fire 'Baby Doll'
No Small Affair Susan
1985 Fandango Judy
Pee-wee's Big Adventure Dottie
Better Off Dead Singer
1988 Bad Dreams Lana
1989 Loverboy Linda
1991 Dutch Hailey
Dogfight Marcie
1992 Lorenzo's Oil Vocal effects for Lorenzo
1994 The Little Rascals Dubbing voice of 'Froggy'
The Flintstones Dubbing voice of Bamm-Bamm Uncredited
1995 A Goofy Movie Additional Voices
1998 The Rugrats Movie Tommy Pickles
Babe: Pig in the City Babe
1999 Gen¹³ 'Freefall' Unreleased in US, but direct-to-video in Europe and Australia
2000 Bob's Video V.C.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman Nathan Direct-to-video
Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost Additional Voices Direct-to-video
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Tommy Pickles
2001 Recess: School's Out Cap'n Sticky
The Trumpet of the Swan Ella
2002 The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' Documentary
The Powerpuff Girls Movie Buttercup
The Country Bears Beary Barrington (singing voice)
2003 Rugrats Go Wild Tommy Pickles
2005 Potheads: The Movie Mrs. B Johnson
The Devil's Rejects Candy
2006 Cutting Room Joanne Kramer
Mustang Sally Sally 'Mustang Sally'
Happy Feet Baby Mumble
National Lampoon's Pledge This! Catherine Johnson
2008 Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber Junior
2009 My Sister's Keeper Nurse Susan
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Catherine's Niece / Patches & Scrumptious (voice)
Gnomes and Trolls: The Forest Trial Junior
2011 Boy Toy Helen Video
credited as "E. G. Daily
Happy Feet Two Erik (singing voice only)/Additional Voices
2012 Yellow Aunt Netty
Wreck-It Ralph Additional Voices
2013 I Know That Voice Herself Documentary film on voice acting[12][13]
2014 The Hero of Color City Ben / Mom / Tutti Frutti / Neon Lime
2015 Toy Soldier Young Logan
2016 31 Sex-Head
Pizza Mouse Alice Mouse
Mothers and Daughters Momma Quinn
2017 The Emoji Movie Additional Voices
2020 Valley Girl Mrs. Bowen

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Orkly Kid Carrissa
2004 Stop That Cycle Mom
Wait
2007 Up-In-Down Town Binko (voice)
2015 Father Mud Mary
Toy Soldier Young Logan (voice)
2020 Underlings Arthur

Television and animationEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Laverne & Shirley Rita Season 5, Episode 8
1980–1981 The Righteous Apples Sandy Burns 11 episodes
1982 CHiPs Caroll Sweeney Season 5, Episode 17
1986 Saturday Night Live Herself (as E. G. Daily) Musical guest (episode 212, May 17, 1986)
1987 Popples Potato Chip Live-action pilot
1989 Camp Candy Rick / Alex/ Binky Season 3
1991–2004 Rugrats Tommy Pickles / Baby Stu Pickles / Various Voices 172 episodes
1992 Darkwing Duck Lightwave Episode: The Frequency Fiends
1992–1997 Eek! The Cat Wendy Elizabeth (voice) 30 episodes
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quarx (voice) Episode: "The Star Child"
1994–1997 Duckman Mambo (voice) 15 episodes
1995 Bump in the Night Germ Girls (voice) 1 episode
1995–1996 What-a-Mess Voice 3 episodes
1995–1997 The What-A-Cartoon! Show Buttercup (voice) 2 episodes
1996 Timon & Pumbaa Girl (voice) Episode: "Shopping Mauled/Library Brouhaha"
Cave Kids Bamm-Bamm Rubble (singing voice) 8 episodes
Jungle Cubs Bagheera (voice) 13 episodes
1996–1997 Quack Pack Louie Duck (voice) 39 episodes
1996–1998 The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Nicole / Cinderella / various voices Season 1 Episode 9: "Rebel Without a Date / Don't Bank on It"
Season 3 Episode 6: "Rats! / Stinkie Time Theater / Great Ghouly Governess"
1997 Friends Leslie (as E. G. Daily) Episode: "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner"
Spicy City Nisa / Darleen (voice) Episode: "Love is a Download"
1997–1998 The Crayon Box Piggy Banks (voice) Voice
1997–2001 Recess Various Voices 4 episodes
1998 The New Batman Adventures Thrift Store Manager (voice) Episode: "Beware the Creeper"
1998–2005 The Powerpuff Girls Buttercup 81 episodes
1999–2000 Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Private Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores (voice) 40 episodes
1999–2002 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Knothead (voice) 15 episodes
2000–2002 Baby Blues Zoe / Birthday Lady (singing voice)
2000 Clifford the Big Red Dog Cousin Laura (voice) 1 episode
2001–2007 What's with Andy? Additional Voices 5 episodes
2002–2008 ChalkZone Rudy Tabootie (voice) / Various Voices 40 episodes
2003–2008 All Grown Up! Tommy Pickles (voice) / Various Voices 52 episodes
2003–2010 Two and a Half Men Jake Harper (voice – opening theme song)
2004 Game Over Billy Smashenburn / Zenna 6 episodes
2005 Danger Rangers Bobby / Kid / Sparky
2006 Wow Wow Wubbzy Additional Voices (voice)
2006–2015 Curious George Steve / Various Voices 44 episodes
2007 The Land Before Time Rhett / Shorty (voice) Episodes: "The Brave Longneck Scheme" (as Rhett), "The Big Longneck Test" (as Shorty)
Random! Cartoons Victor / One-Eyed Bird / Co-Worker No. 1 (voice) Episode: "Victor"
2007–2008 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Mr. Hoppy (voice) 2 episodes
2008 Rahan The Shadow Queen 26 episodes
2010–2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird/Veranke 5 episodes
2010–2013 Pound Puppies Dolly / Mom (2) / Tipper / Scout / Various Voices 22 episodes
2013 The Voice Herself / Contestant
2013–2015 Julius Jr. Julius Junior (voice) 51 episodes
2014 TripTank Anthony / Sean / Kids 2-6 (voice) 3 episodes
2014–2016 Uncle Grandpa Additional Voices 2 episodes
2016 Avengers: Ultron Revolution Moonstone / Meteorite (voice) 3 episodes
The Middle Daphne Episode: "The Wisdom Teeth"
2017 Adam Ruins Everything Student (voice) Episode: "Adam Ruins What We Learned in School"
2018 Puppy Dog Pals Receptionist / Attendent Episode: "The Great Pug-scape/Luck of the Pug-ish"
2019 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Prairie Dog / Honey Badger (voice) Episode: "Pizza Pit"
2020 Tigtone Elder Zuzzlekin / Tonden-Mora (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Long Gone Gulch Rawhide (voice)
Kid Cosmic Agent Green
2021–present Rugrats Tommy Pickles (voice)
2022 To Tell the Truth Contestant

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Stonekeep Sweetie Surly
1997 Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick Mambo
1998 Rugrats Adventure Game Tommy Pickles / Parade Lady
Rugrats: Search for Reptar Tommy Pickles
2000 Rugrats in Paris: the Movie Tommy Pickles
2001 Nicktoons Racing Tommy Pickles
The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo's Pet Project Buttercup
The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-traction Buttercup
2002 Rugrats: Royal Ransom Tommy Pickles
Nickelodeon Party Blast
The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage Buttercup
2003 Rugrats Go Wild! Tommy Pickles
2004 The Incredibles Helen Parr / Elastigirl
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins Wacho
Downhill Jam Fei Liu
Happy Feet Toddler Mumble / Toddler Gloria
2008 Speed Racer: The Videogame Rosey Blaze
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Buttercup
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman
2012 Skylanders: Giants Sprocket
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Sprocket
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Sprocket
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Sprocket [14]
2016 Fire Emblem Fates Hinoka [15]
Doom UAC Facility (voice) additional voices credited as "E. G. Daily"

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details
Wild Child
Lace Around the Wound
  • Released: May 25, 1989
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
Tearing Down the Walls
  • Released: April 13, 1999
  • Label: EGDP
  • Formats: CD
Changing Faces
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: EGDP
  • Formats: CD

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US US Club US Dance US R&B CAN FR IT NL NZ UK
1985 "One Way Love (Better Off Dead)[16]" - - - Better Off Dead: Original Soundtrack
1986 "Say It, Say It" 70 1 4 71 46 22 13 14 121[17] Wild Child
"Love in the Shadows" 6 14 37
1987 "Mind over Matter" 7 17 96 Summer School soundtrack
1989 "Some People" 33 Lace Around the Wound
1989 "Heart Don't Lie"
1990 "This Time" 5
1999 "Don't Even Care" Tearing Down the Walls
"Breath of Heaven"
2003 "Changing Faces" Changing Faces
2008 "Beautiful"
2010 "Somebody's Loving You" Non-album single
2018 "So Pretty"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @RealEGDaily (September 12, 2021). "Thank you so much for all the amazing a birthday wishes! Feel super grateful and blessed! 💕🎉🎂🙏🏻🎂🎉💕#blessed…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (February 24, 2021). "'Rugrats': Original Voice Cast Members To Reunite For Series Rival At Paramount+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  3. ^ "Creator Arlene Klasky and actor Elizabeth Daily: how we made Rugrats". the Guardian. June 9, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  4. ^ Film and TV Official site of EG Daily Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Miska, Brad (February 27, 2015). "80's Babe and Voice Actor E.G. Daily Joins Rob Zombie's '31'". Bloody Disgusting.
  6. ^ Miska, Brad (February 27, 2015). "More Footage of Rob Zombie Prepping '31'". Bloody Disgusting.
  7. ^ "Giorgio Moroder - The Electropop Years (1980-85)". www.discog.info. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Watch me on The Voice!". EG Daily's Homepage. September 24, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Pam Anderson Weds Rick Salomon". US Magazine. October 7, 2007. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved October 1, 2009. Among the guests were ... his daughters Hunter, 11, and Tyson, 9.
  10. ^ Menachem, Seth (March 15, 2012). "My Single Peeps: EG Daily". Jewish Journal. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  11. ^ @RealEGDaily (December 13, 2017). "Love my girls ! Cozy holidays rollin in ! #family #Chanukah #actress #mother" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ I Know That Voice. 2013.
  13. ^ Blazenhoff, Rusty (October 3, 2013). "I Know That Voice, A Documentary About the World of Voice Acting". Laughing Squid. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  14. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  15. ^ "Elizabeth Daily (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 28, 2020. 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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  16. ^ IMDB - Better Off Dead Official Soundtrack, retrieved March 4, 2023
  17. ^ "Gallup Top 200 Singles". Gallup. June 21, 1986. Retrieved November 19, 2022 – via ukmix.org.

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