When I was younger, I became fascinated with animation and video games. Some of the first games that captured my heart during my childhood were part of the Spyro the Dragon and Legend of Zelda series, and I could not stop playing them. I had so much admiration for that way that videos were constructed, and I even began to mimic the voices of the dragons in Spyro: A Hero’s Tail. Since I participated in multiple theater productions around the same time, I kept thinking about the characters behind the games that I loved and how they were brought to life. Especially when it came to Spyro, I started to think about the voices behind my beloved pixelated characters.
As I grew older, I started getting into animation too. Most notably, I had a huge crush on Danny from Danny Phantom and even wrote an entire fan fiction about him becoming a Teen Titan and falling in love with Raven. Around this time is when I started to realize that there were voice actors with over hundreds of credits that have been part of multiple shows that I adored. My research sparked a passion within me, and once I got to college I splurged on a microphone and set up a makeshift “recording studio” in my closet. After that, I threw myself into any opportunity that I could find and began working on my craft.
My research sparked a passion within me, and once I got to college I splurged on a microphone and set up a makeshift “recording studio” in my closet.
So you may be thinking, what does this all have to do with Zelda? Well, about two years ago I was given the chance to voice Impa in Zelda Universe’s production of Hyrule Warriors: The Movie. It was such an incredible project to work on, and afterward, I was accepted as a columnist for Zelda Universe so I could write articles like this! My voice acting journey has been a crazy ride that has opened so many doors for me. Just recently, I even voiced Tails in Sasso Studio’s animation that was inspired by Legend of Zelda. I’m grateful that I am able to work on projects that touch on my passions, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.
Perhaps now that The Legend of Zelda includes voice acting, after all my effort, maybe one day my fate will intertwine with Nintendo’s, and I’ll get to voice a Zelda character in the future!