Earlier this week, Voices Against Cancer (VAC) announced Grey Griffin as the fifth guest for the Voices Against Cancer Initiative event in Sioux Falls. If you’ve watched an animated show in the last twenty-plus years, you have likely heard at least one voice done by Grey Deslisle Griffin. Grey has over 1700 voices to her credit! In this post, I will mention a few of my favorite voice roles Grey has performed over the years.
I’ve got to admit I’ve been looking for any Star Wars or Star Trek connections when going through the VAC guest list. In Grey’s case, I think Star Wars fans have a huge win! She was the voice for Ventress in Star War: The Clone Wars. I’m currently rewatching The Clone Wars and have to admit I look forward to any episode that includes Ventress. Grey brought life to what was one of the most refreshing and more powerful characters in the series.
She also did voice work for Padme and assorted other characters in the series. Many of the Star Wars video games that include Padme appear to utilize Grey to do the voice performances.
Grey also voiced Maz Kanata in various Star Wars games.
The voice of Daphne
For about the last twenty years, Grey has been the voice of Daphne Blake in various Scooby-Doo projects. Daphne is an interesting character. Initially, Daphne was used as little more than a “damsel in distress.” But over the decades, the role of Daphne was allowed to grow and have a genuine personality. It is now Grey Griffin that masterfully brings personality to the character of Daphne.
It is worth noting this is the second guest announced for VAC that happens to be voice actors for core Scooby-Doo characters. The other is Frank Welker, who is the current voice of both Scooby-Doo and Fred Jones.
A few other voices
As mentioned above, Grey has performed hundreds of voices. There are simply too many for me to mention. But I will mention a few of my favorites to give a sampling of how talented Grey is:
- Many voices on the Powerpuff Girls and Johnny Bravo. Both of these were great and hilarious shows from Cartoon Network in the late ’90s. Grey voiced many of the additional voices on both shows, including Jenny Bravo and Femme Fatale.
- Vicky, the evil babysitter on Fairly Odd Parents. This was one of my oldest son’s favorite cartoons growing up, and actually, I have to admit I love the show as well. Grey managed to perfectly encompass her inner evilness to portray Vicky.
- Flicker on Handy Mandy. I only mention this because my youngest two sons loved this show when they were younger. I just thought it was cool seeing Grey did voice-work for the show.
- Ice Queen and other roles in Adventure Time. Adventure Time is excellent, and I can’t wait to meet the Ice Queen!
- Female Wizard in Diablo III. Too much of my adult life has been spent playing the Diablo games. I might have to go back and play this game again as it’s been a while
- Arcee in the Transformers live-action movies. Actually, the transformers will be well represented at the VAC event.
I could keep going all day, so I’ll stop there.
Plan to meet Grey at Voices Against Cancer
I plan to meet Grey at the VAC event. With great guests like Grey in attendance, I have hope that turnout will be great. Most importantly, a large gathering will mean even more money will be raised in the battle against pediatric cancer.
Video of the day: The Many Voices of Grey Griffin
This fifteen-minute video has a great sampling of voices performed by Grey.
Song of the Day: Bohemian Rhapsody cover
I’m a huge Queen fan. In my wildest dreams, I never would have thought during the researching of a voice actor that I would find a connection to Queen. Well, Grey is not only a talented voice actor, but also one heck of a singer. On YouTube, I found a stunning cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. Actually, I think I heard this song once or twice before, maybe on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel. Grey performed a beautiful version of the song. I love it when artists bring new interpretations of a song, instead of just doing karaoke.