Nicole Dubuc

Nicole Danielle Dubuc (born November 6, 1978) is an American actress and writer, known for her work on the Transformers franchise, including Transformers: Prime, Rescue Bots, Rescue Bots Academy and Robots in Disguise.

Nicole Dubuc
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Dubuc receiving the AWC WGA Award (2018)
Nicole Danielle Dubuc

(1978-11-06) November 6, 1978 (age 42)
OccupationActress, writer
Years active1983–present
(m. 2014)

Child actressEdit

As a child actress, Dubuc had a recurring role as Bertha on the television series Our House and a guest appearance on the television series ALF. She starred in the popular sitcom Major Dad, playing the character Robin Cooper MacGillis. She appeared in all 96 episodes during the show's run between 1989 and 1993.

She worked as a child actress for 11 years, including background voices for Prince of Tides and Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Adult careerEdit

After graduation, she got her first work as an apprentice staff writer on the hit series, Kim Possible. She continues to act as an adult and voiced Iris West-Allen in Young Justice. She has more than 200 television and feature writing credits, including Jackie Chan Adventures, W.I.T.C.H., The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice. She was the story editor and writer on the Disney series, My Friends Tigger & Pooh. She co-created Transformers: Rescue Bots with Brian Hohlfeld and Jeff Kline, served as story editor and writer, then became executive producer as of the show's fourth season. She created, executive produced, and story edited the show's spinoff, Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy.

She was an executive producer and story editor on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, where she also wrote some of the songs and episodes. She was the showrunner for The Rocketeer, a series she developed for Disney Junior.

She is the first woman to write for The Flash in DC Comics, with the story "Details" appearing in 2013's The Flash Annual (volume 4) #2 of the publisher's relaunch, The New 52.[1]

She and Michael Vogel are co-writers of a new My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries series of books, under the pen name "Penumbra Quill".

She served on the executive board of the Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839 for nine years (six as a trustee and three as recording secretary).[2]

She has written the lyrics for four theme songs, including Transformers: Rescue Bots, Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, The Rocketeer, and Hello Megan (co-written with Greg Weisman for the show-within-the-show in Young Justice).

Nicole Dubuc is currently serving as an executive producer on a new Transformers series from Nickelodeon. [3]


Dubuc has earned eight Emmy nominations, in 2005, 2006 and 2007 for Outstanding Children's Animated Program for ToddWorld, in 2011 for "Outstanding Writing in Animation" for Transformers: Prime, in 2014 for "Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series" for R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, in 2015 for "Outstanding Writing in Children's Series" for Spooksville, in 2016 for "Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program" for Transformers: Rescue Bots and in 2020 for "Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program" for The Rocketeer.

She recently won the Writers Guild of America West's 2018 Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award for her lifetime achievement in animation.

As a child actress, she won a Clio Award for the commercial, "Buffy's Bedtime".

Personal lifeEdit

Dubuc grew up in Orange County, California. She attended Yale University and graduated pre-med with a degree in English.[4]

She is married to Brian Hohlfeld.[4]




  • Mike DA Mustang (2011): Aileron (voice)
  • The Hunted (2015): Intern


  • series head writer denoted in bold




  • Transformers: Rescue Bots (2016)
  • Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale (2017)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2018-2019)
  • The Rocketeer (2019-2020)
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (2019-2021)
  • unnamed Nickelodeon Transformers show (2022) [5]



  1. ^ Staff Writers (2013-06-21). "FLASH ANNUAL: Child Actress-Turned-Writer Inspired by Boston Heroes". Newsarama. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  2. ^ "About the Guild". The Animation Guild. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  3. ^ "Transformers: All-New Animated Series Announced by Nickelodeon and Entertainment One - IGN".
  4. ^ a b "Nicole Dubuc". Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon Unveils Creative Talent For 2022 Transformers Show". 3 May 2021.

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