Barbara Goodson

Barbara Goodson
Born Barbara Dale Goodson
(1949-08-16) August 16, 1949
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence Santa Monica, California
Other names Barbara Larsen, Bertha Greene, Betty Gustafson, Jane Carole, Janis Caroll
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Bruce Gustafson (1984–present)
Children Andrew

Barbara Goodson (born August 16, 1949)[1] is an American actress known mostly for her versatility in voicing original and dubbed cartoons. Goodson was born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Santa Monica, California.

She was the voice of Red Fraggle and Wingnut in Jim Henson's cartoon Fraggle Rock as well as the voice of Empress Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers in Space, and most recently Mother Talzin on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for which she won a Best Actress award from[2]

In addition to Rita Repulsa, she has also voiced both Prince Sprocket and Orbus in Power Rangers Zeo (giving her at least 3 credits listed in the show's end credits). She also was the female voice of Mandilok in Power Rangers Wild Force and Ladyborg in Beetleborgs Metallix.

As for her anime dubbing, she has an extensive list of credits. Shows such as HBO's Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Tom, Tekkaman Blade as Star, Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Naruto as Granny Chiyo and Lady Shima and FLCL as Naota. The series CloudBread in which she is a cast member as Wooley, Ruiz, Grandma and Teacher Ellie was nominated for Best Children's Programming in 2011 for an Annie Award. She was also awarded an Earphones Award for narrating Blair Clemons in the Time/Warner book On A Night Like This.[1]






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  1. 1 2 Biography at official website
  2. "Viz Media's Coppelion Dub Casts Erica Lindbeck, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindley". Anime News Network. 2014-11-24.
  3. "Departure × And × Friends". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 1. Viz Media. April 16, 2016. Adult Swim.
  4. "Test × of × Tests". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 2. Viz Media. April 23, 2016. Adult Swim.
  5. Love Hina, Volume 5 - Summer By The Sea. Bandai (DVD). 2002. ISBN 9781594097201. - select Extras, Credits, page to "Featuring the Voices Of"
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  7. Square Enix. Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 2:15 minutes in, Cocoon Inhabitants, Additional Voices.

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