Erica Schroeder is a New York based voice actress, stage actress and singer, giving her voice to over 175 characters in the world of animation for television, film, podcasts and video games over the past 16 years. Among them are 10+ characters in 5 different YU-GI-OH series, including such characters as: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski, Dark Magician Girl, and Cathy Catherine. She is also known for being active in the autistic community, promoting awareness and supporting her fans’ challenges and triumphs.
Over the years she has voiced 40+ characters and various Pokémon on Pokémon including: Wobbuffet, Eevee, Nurse Joy, Fantina, Bianca, Grace, Meloetta, Pidove, Panchum, Sylveon, Tapukoko, and many more! Other notable roles include: Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece, Blaze the Cat and Wave the Swallow from the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise, Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Stop-Motion Comic Astonishing X-Men, Faragonda, Icy the Witch, Piff, Daphne, Squonk, Critty and Kiko from Winx Club, Lyserg from Shaman King, Rai and Komorka from Tai Chi Chasers, Bridgette Verdant (Lettuce) from Mew Mew Power, Shiho from Ah! My Goddess, Scarlet Claw in Cutie Honey, Youshi in Giant Robo, The Spirit of the Mountain in The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Bear (role shared with Sean Schemmel), The Witch in the Cannes Film Festival’s Little Long Nose, and many more titles. Select newer roles and releases include: FLCL3 (on Adult Swim!), Your Name, Gundam Seed, and Gundam Destiny (role to be announced), Melissa Trail inYu-Gi-Oh Arc V, Akemi in Zetman, Yurika Yamagiwa in Psychic School Wars, Zarafa in Zarafa, Nagako Aoki in Mai Mai Miracle and her newest role to hit Saturday morning, Astoria Rapunzel on Nickelodeon’s (and Nick Jr.’s) fantastical Regal Academy.
Erica recently recorded a song as the character of Elita in Signe Baumane’s new animated feature with Cameron Monaghan and Emma Kenney of Shameless and Matthew Modine of Stranger Things, coming out in 2019 titled, My Love Affair with Marriage. She also recently starred as Betsy in the episode titled, Do The Voice and Captain Kilowatt in the episode titled Justice Battalion in the award winning podcast, The Truth, featured on such shows as All Things Considered and This American Life among others. Erica is currently working on Dan’s Green’s anticipated illustrated audiodrama, Crossing The Gods as Dominea.
In addition to the Pokémon, Sonic, and One Piece video games she has worked on, Erica has also voiced characters in: Shadow Hearts: From the New World, White Day, Littlest Pet Shop, Dungeon Hunter V, Just Cause 3,Super Smash Bros., Insecticide, and many more.
As a theater and musical theater actress, Erica has also appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally and sings on the original cast recordings of Jane Eyre, SHOUT! The Mod Musical and others! Erica has won a SALT award for My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding and an Outstanding Acting Performance Award in the 2014 ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL for the television pilot, Zom-Com, playing opposite Dan Deluca and Sonic actor, Jason Griffith. Her favorite role by far is that of Mom to her two children.
Find out about more roles at Behind The Voice Actors.