Philece Sampler

Philece P. Sampler is an American film, television and voice actress. She got her start on the serial Days of Our Lives and the soap opera Another World. She has also voiced in various characters in English-language dubs of Japanese anime and animation, sometimes under the alias Dana Hayes.

Philece Sampler
Philece P. Sampler
Years active1978–present
Brad Blaisdell
(m. 1981; div. 1986)

Larry Dean
(m. 1999)

Philece's vocal range has demonstrated the ability to play male roles (Cody from Digimon), old women roles (Tiptory in Eureka Seven and Toph in The Legend of Korra), as well as being able to use her normal voice in many roles.[1]


After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1975 with a drama degree, she went to Hollywood and quickly landed guest roles in a few TV movie and TV series, including the 1978 series The Incredible Hulk in season 4, episode 61 titled "Dark Side".[2]

Sampler first made a name of herself playing Renée DuMonde on the soap Days of Our Lives. The Renee character became the focus of a major 1983 murder mystery, resulting in one of the most spectacular send-offs in daytime history. After leaving Days of our Lives in September 1983, she went on to the TV series Rituals, which ran from 1984–1985. The show also starred future soap stars Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, Days) and Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, GH), as well as veteran soap star Kin Shriner (ex-Scotty, GH; ex-Brian, B&B) and Tina Louise (Ginger from Gilligan's Island.) After Rituals, Philece went on to Another World in 1986 to play Donna Love, a role she took over from originating actress Anna Stuart. She left AW in 1989 when Stuart reclaimed the role. She had a couple guest starring roles on TJ Hooker as Sue Ann and on Hunter as Casey.[3] She then took a sabbatical to Japan with her then-fiance. She returned to the US with a few screenplays and formed Philman Entertainment, a production company.

Sampler worked as associate producer of the Los Angeles stage hit Sordid Lives by Del Shores. She performed in UPN's animated series, The Incredible Hulk, as the voice of Betty Ross. She remains pals with her former Days of our Lives love-interest Gregg Marx (David Banning). She performed a voice over on Real Monsters - "Ollie Ollie Oxen Free." She did a voice on Nickelodeon's Rugrats, where she played Emma (Chuckie's love interest) in the episode "He Saw, She Saw". She later voiced Francine, a character from the Rugrats spin-off series All Grown Up! and was well known for voicing Mimi Tachikawa in the anime series Digimon.

Philece got married on July 10, 1999 to her old flame, Larry Dean.[4]


Live-Action rolesEdit

Dubbing and voice-over rolesEdit

Animation rolesEdit


Video gamesEdit



Credit List anime
  • Episode 19: "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head". Kill la Kill. June 21, 2015. Adult Swim.
Other references
  1. ^ "Philece Sampler Interview".
  2. ^ "Philece Sampler".
  3. ^ "Net Worth Post".
  4. ^ Philece Sampler Bio - Philece Sampler Biography - Philece Sampler Stories
  5. ^ a b c "AICN Anime-Batman: Gotham Knight, More Manga Market Shake-Ups, Figures and More". Aint It Cool News. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Cruelty". Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Season 1. Episode 1. USA. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast. Adult Swim.
  7. ^ a b "Behind The Voice Actors - Philece Sampler". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 16, 2017. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  8. ^ "The Return of the Time-Honored Classic Lit Club". Hyōka. Episode 1. May 23, 2017. Event occurs at Closing credits. Funimation.
  9. ^ "Erica Mendez, Carrie Keranen Star in Kill la Kill's English Dub". Anime News Network. May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Twitter". February 24, 2019. Retrieved February 24, 2019.

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