Susan Blu

Susan Blu
Born Susan Maria Blupka
(1948-07-12) July 12, 1948
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Other names Sue Blu
Occupation Voice actress, director, casting director
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Cynthia Songé (????2010, Songé's death)
Tania Themmen (m. 2013)

Susan "Sue" Blu (born Susan Maria Blupka; July 12, 1948) is an American voice actress, voice director and casting director in American and Canadian cinema and television. She most notably voiced Arcee in the original Transformers movie and Seasons 3 and 4 of The Transformers (she later reprised the role in Transformers Animated). She is also known for playing the roles of Stormer and Lin-Z Pierce in the 80s animated series, Jem.

Life and career

Blu graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1968. Her voice roles include Nanny Smurf on The Smurfs, Judge J.B. McBride on Bravestarr, Jessica Wray, Futura, and Belfry in Ghostbusters, Aimee Brightower in Galaxy High, Kim on Fangface, Hiccup on Little Clowns of Happytown, Lofty, Paradise, and Buttons and other minor characters on My Little Pony, the character Transmutate in the episode of the same name of the series Beast Wars, and one of Petrie's brothers and sisters in The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers. She also played Princess PawPaw on Hanna-Barbera's Paw Paws, the Sphinx on Tiny Toon Adventures, and provided the voice of Sibella from the 1988 TV-movie, Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School.

Blu is the voice director for the Ocean Group, a Canadian-based company most notable for providing the voice-actors for Viz Communications and Beast Wars series. She was the voice director for Beast Wars, a prequel (and sequel) of The Transformers, and the sequel, Beast Machines. She was the dialog director on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series and is also the voice director on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series. She was the voice director for Transformers: Animated and reprised the role of Arcee. She also played the role of Vikki Grimm from the Army Men series. She is also the voice director and voice actor for The Magic School Bus. She worked as voice director for Transformers: Prime until Season 1, Episode 7, when the death of her wife forced her to turn the position over to Jamie Simone.

Blu's on-screen appearances include an appearance in the 1977 television series Three's Company, an appearance in the television series Knight Rider and the role of Mrs. Shepard in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. She was going to reprise the role of Arcee in the 2009 sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but was replaced by Grey DeLisle.

In 1994, she voiced the Goose Teacher on Precious Moments Simon the Lamb.

Personal life

Blu's wife, actress Cynthia Songé, died in Arroyo Grande, California on May 19, 2010.[1] Prior to her death, both Songe and Blu were the owners of Blupka Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based television and film voiceover school. They also both were authors of the industry-related book, Word of Mouth… A Guide to Voiceover Excellence.

In August 2013 Blu married girlfriend Tania Themmen, sister of actor Paris Themmen, in Stamford, Connecticut [2]




Video games

Crew work


  1. Vancouver Voiceover Actress Cynthia Songé Passes Away from 21 May 2010
  2. TFW2005 website: Congratulations Sue Blu and Garry Chalk! Accessed November 23, 2013
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