Erin Grey Van Oosbree, known professionally as Grey DeLisle (pronounced De-lyle) and Grey Griffin, is an American voice actress and singer-songwriter. She has done voice acting for numerous animated films, television shows, and video games.
Life and career
Erin Grey Van Oosbree was born in Fort Ord, California to truck driver George Van Oosbree and singer Joanna Ruth. She is of Dutch, French, Irish, Mexican and Norwegian descent. Her parents separated when she was young. She has one younger brother. Her mother became a born-again Pentecostal when she was eleven and she was later raised by her maternal grandmother, Eva Flores, a vocalist who performed with salsa musician Tito Puente. She credits her father's love of country music as the biggest influence on her musical taste.
In her late teens, Griffin started singing old gospel tunes and entered the world of stand-up comedy on the advice of a friend. In her comedy routine, Griffin imitated voices. Her impressions earned the attention of a casting director and was advised to take up voice acting. At this time, she went back to her musical ambitions but also took classes in voice-overs. She soon began working with talent agent Sandy Schnarr.
Griffin's long-running voice roles include Vicky in The Fairly OddParents, Sam Manson in Danny Phantom, Mandy in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo franchise, and Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Kitty Katswell in T.U.F.F. Puppy.
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