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Petrea Burchard (born March 23, 1955) is an American actress, and voice actress. She is sometimes credited as Celeste Burch in the anime she appears in. Her most recognisable role to date is as the English voice actor for fictional character and space pirate, Ryoko Hakubi from the Japanese animated series Tenchi Muyo.


Burchard was born in Lawrence, Kansas. Her acting career began on the stage, taking roles in prominent production companies. She's played various roles in television, film, and theatre. Petrea has been a guest star on NBC's ER, Passions, and The West Wing, and CBS's How I Met Your Mother, Joan of Arcadia, The Guardian, and The Young and the Restless. She's also the opening woman in the 1992 black comedy Death Becomes Her.

Petrea studied Shakespeare with Barbara Gaines of Chicago Shakespeare Repertory and with John Barton and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the British/American Drama Academy. Her credits in Shakespeare include Antony and Cleopatra (as Cleopatra), Titus Andronicus (as Empress Tamora), The Taming of the Shrew, Measure For Measure, and Julius Caesar (as Julius Caesar). She originated in the James Sherman plays "Mr. 80%", "The God of Isaac", and "The Escape Artist".

She is the voice over for Stater Brothers in southern California. She's also a writer. She has a story called "Things" from the book, A Cup of Comfort For Christmas and has her own column on the LA actors' website,, called "Act As If".

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, film maker John Sandel.


Live Action Roles


  • Tenchi Muyô! In Love 2: Haruka naru omoi (aka Tenchi Muyo: Tenchi in Love 2: Distant Memories) (1999)
  • Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
  • Tenchi Muyô! Manatsu no Eve (aka Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness) (1998)
  • Shin Tenchi Muyô" (aka Tenchi In Tokyo) (1997)
  • Pretty Sammy: Magical Girl (1996)
  • Tenchi Muyô! In Love (aka Tenchi The Movie) (1996)
  • Tenchi Muyô (aka Tenchi Universe) (1995)
  • Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki OVA 1 and 2 (1992)

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