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Barbara Goodson

Barbara Goodson
Born Barbara Dale Goodson
(1949-08-16) August 16, 1949
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Other names Barbara Larsen, Bertha Greene, Betty Gustafson, Jane Carole, Janis Caroll
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Bruce Gustafson (1984–present)
Children Andrew Gustafson

Barbara Goodson (born August 16, 1949)[1] is an American actress known mostly for her versatility in voicing original and dubbed cartoons. Goodson was born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Santa Monica, California.

She was the voice of Red Fraggle and Wingnut in Jim Henson's cartoon Fraggle Rock as well as the voice of Empress Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers in Space, and most recently Mother Talzin on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In addition to Beetleborgs Metallix.

As for her anime dubbing, she has an extensive list of credits. Shows such as HBO's Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Tom, Tekkaman Blade as Star, Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Naruto as Granny Chiyo and Lady Shima and FLCL as Naota. The series CloudBread in which she is a cast member as Wooley, Ruiz, Grandma and Teacher Ellie was nominated for Best Children's Programming in 2011 for an Annie Award. She was also awarded an Earphones Award for narrating Blair Clemons in the Time/Warner book On A Night Like This.[1]


  • Filmography 1
    • Anime 1.1
    • Animation 1.2
    • Live-action 1.3
    • Films 1.4
    • Video Games 1.5
    • Documentary 1.6
  • References 2
  • External links 3






Video Games



  1. ^ a b Biography at official website
  2. ^ "Viz Media's Coppelion Dub Casts Erica Lindbeck, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindley". Anime News Network. 2014-11-24. 
  3. ^ Love Hina, Volume 5 - Summer By The Sea. Bandai (DVD). 2002.   - select Extras, Credits, page to "Featuring the Voices Of"
  4. ^ Square Enix.  

External links

  • Official website
  • Barbara Goodson at the Internet Movie Database
  • Barbara Goodson at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Barbara Goodson convention appearances on
  • Goodson at the English Voice Actor & Production Staff Database
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