My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: LA/NY edition

by adampkalb | created - 10 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

The United States of America was the country of first publication for Friendship is Magic, but most cast members live in Canada due to DHX production and British Columbia tax credits. Aside from travel to US at MLP-related conventions, here are familiar voice actors from other American programming who play characters in Friendship is Magic, people I would cast for previously silent background characters, or my own future character additions as a writer in training.

1. Tara Strong

Actress | Batman: The Killing Joke

Tara Strong began her acting career at the age of 13 in Toronto, Canada. She landed several TV, film, and musical theater roles as well as her first lead in an animated series as the title role of "Hello Kitty." After a short run at Toronto's Second City theater company, she moved to Los Angeles ...

as Twilight Sparkle, Twilight Velvet, Downdraft, DJ Pon-3 & Apple Stars

2. Tabitha St. Germain

Actress | My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Tabitha St. Germain (also known by the alias of Paulina Gillis) is a Canadian actress. She has made the transition from stage work to voice work, and has since become one of the core voice actresses working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As Paulina Gillis, she won a Dora Award in 1995 for ...

as Rarity, Princess Luna, Granny Smith, Linky Shoeshine, Mrs. Cup Cake, Cherry Berry, Photo Finish, Derpy Hooves, Suri Polomare & Minty

3. John de Lancie

Actor | Crank: High Voltage

John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on Days of Our ...

as Discord

4. Jan Rabson

Actor | Akira

Jan Rabson was born on June 14, 1954 in East Meadow, Long Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Akira (1988), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Pet Sematary (1989). He is married to Cindy Akers. They have two children.

as Mulia Mild & Wind Rider

5. Greg Cipes

Actor | Fast & Furious

Best known for his supporting role as Dwight in Fast & Furious (2009) as well as his voice acting as 2012 Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012-2017) and Beast Boy in Teen Titans Go! (since 2013), Gregory Michael Cipes realized his calling as an entertainer early in life. Having been ...

as Button Mash & Rainbow Swoop

6. Christy Carlson Romano

Actress | Kim Possible

TV & Film

Romano has had a long relationship with Disney ABC Television Group by starring in hit series and movies for the Disney Channel and ABC Family including: Cadet Kelly, The Even Stevens franchise, Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold, and The Cutting Edge ...

as Elaina (Button Mash's mom)

7. 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Soundtrack | UHF

Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show - would go on to become a pop culture icon and the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time, with classic song and music video ...

as Cheese Sandwich

8. Ashley Tisdale

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & ...

as Flower Flight & Jetstream

9. Lena Hall

Actress | Snowpiercer

Lena Hall (Celina Consuela Gabriella Carvajal) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Hall is a Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee who will appear opposite Jennifer Connelly in TNT's science fiction epic "Snowpiercer." Following her Tony winning Broadway run in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, ...

as Coloratura

10. Patton Oswalt

Actor | Young Adult

Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...

as Quibble Pants

11. Gabriel C. Brown

Finding Dory

Gabriel C. Brown is known for his work on Finding Dory (2016), My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) and Geronimo Stilton (2009).

as Black Gryph0n (Gabby's twin brother), Limelight & Sunny Song

12. Lexi Heule

Actress | My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Lexi Heule is an actress, known for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010).

as Angel Wings

13. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

as Grand Pear

14. Felicia Day

Producer | The Guild

Felicia Day was born on June 28, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA as Kathryn Felicia Day. She is an actress and producer, known for her work on TV and the web video world. She has appeared in mainstream television shows and films, including "Supernatural", and a two-season arc on the SyFy series "...

as Pear Butter

15. Adam Bengis

Actor | My Little Pony: The Movie

Adam Bengis is an actor, known for My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).

as Code Red

16. Michael Peña

Actor | American Hustle

Michael Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), ...

as Grubber

17. Liev Schreiber

Actor | Spotlight

Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper (1976). His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and ...

as Storm King

18. Taye Diggs

Actor | Chicago

Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater ...

as Capper

19. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for ...

as Captain Celaeno

20. Max Martini

Actor | 13 Hours

Maximilian Carlo Martini was born in Woodstock, New York, to an Italian father and an American mother. He is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Italy. His parents were involved in the arts and instilled in him an appreciation for all things creative. After moving around a bit as a child, ...

as Boyle

21. Kristin Chenoweth

Actress | Pushing Daisies

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television ...

as Princess Skystar

22. Uzo Aduba

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Aduba began earning recognition for her work in 2003, with a performance in "Translations of Xhosa" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that won her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Her Broadway debut was in 2007 as Toby in "Coram Boy". She was...

as Queen Novo

23. Maurice LaMarche

Actor | Futurama

Maurice LaMarche was born on March 30, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Futurama (1999), Pinky and the Brain (1995) and Zootopia (2016). He has been married to Robin Eisenman since May 19, 1991. They have one child.

as Chancellor Neighsay

24. Rachel Bloom

Actress | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rachel Bloom is best known for co-creating and starring in the tv series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" for which she has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice and TCA Award. She was born in 1987 and hails from Manhattan Beach, California. Rachel attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts in New York City for ...

as Autumn Blaze

25. Meredith Salenger

Actress | Village of the Damned

Meredith Salenger was born and raised in Malibu, California, the daughter of Dottie, an interior designer, and Gary Salenger, a dentist. As a child, she enjoyed performing in front of her family and friends. When she was eight years old, her mother took her to an acting class and Meredith found her ...

as Clear Sky

26. Alice Oswalt

Actress | My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Alice Oswalt is an actress, known for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010).

as Wind Sprint

27. Grey Griffin

Actress | Batman: Arkham City

Grey Griffin was born in Fort Ord, California. She is a singer and well-known voice actress. She was raised by her grandmother through her difficult childhood because her mother was a drug addict. Her grandmother was a singer and performed often with Tito Puente. Grey was highly interested in goth ...

as Glitter Sparkle (Twilight's cousin)

28. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Avatar

Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in San Antonio, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. ...

as Blythe Flight (Rainbow's flying buddy and Flower Flight's older sister)



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