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Philece P. Sampler (July 16, 1953 - July 1, 2021) was an American voice actress and television actress, whose credits include various characters in anime. She also goes by the aliases of Sue Beth Arden, Victoria Pryne, and Debra Cunningham. She got her start on the serial Days of our Lives and the soap opera Another World.

Philece's vocal range was one of the best among voice actors: She demonstrated the ability to play male roles (Cody from Digimon), Old Women roles (Tiptory in Eureka Seven), as well as being able to use her normal voice in many many roles.


After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1975 with a drama degree, she went to Hollywood and quickly landed guest roles in a few TV movie and TV series, including an episode of The Incredible Hulk.

Sampler first made a name of herself playing Renee Dumonde DiMera Banning Marshall on the soap Days of our Lives. The Renee character became the focus of a major 1983 murder mystery, resulting in one of the most spectacular send-offs in daytime history. After leaving Days of our Lives in September 1983, she went on to the TV series Rituals, which ran from 19841985. The show also starred future soap stars Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, Days) and Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, GH), as well as veteran soap star Kin Shriner (ex-Scotty, GH; ex-Brian, B&B) and Tina Louise (Ginger from Gilligan's Island.) After Rituals, Philece went on to Another World in 1986 to play Donna Love. She left AW in 1989. She had a couple guest starring roles on TJ Hooker as Sue Ann and on Hunter as Casey. She then took a sabbatical to Japan with her then-fiance. She returned to the US with a few screenplays and formed Philman Entertainment, a production company.

She worked as associate producer of the Los Angeles stage hit Sordid Lives by Del Shores. She performed in UPN's animated series, The Incredible Hulk, as the voice of Betty Ross. She remained pals with her former Days of our Lives love-interest Gregg Marx (David Banning). She performed a voice over on Real Monsters - "Ollie Ollie Oxen Free." She did a voice on Nickelodeon's Rugrats, where she played Emma (Chuckie's love interest) in the episode "He Saw, She Saw". She later voiced Francine, a character from the Rugrats spin-off series All Grown Up!. Sampler was well-known for voicing Mimi Tachikawa in the anime series Digimon.


Sampler died at the age of 67 on July 1, 2021, after suffering a heart attack.[4]


Live-action rolesEdit

List of voice and English dubbing performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1980 The Incredible Hulk "Dark Side" Laurie Schulte
1981–1984 Days of Our Lives Renée DuMonde
1984–1985 Rituals Lacey Jarrett Gallagher
1987–1989 Another World Donna Love Hudson
2007 The Interior Gloria (2007)


List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source
1996 Here is Greenwood Sumire Hasukawa, Dorm Lady (Media Blasters dub)
1999-2000 Digimon Adventure Mimi Tachikawa, Koromon(Ep. 16)
2000-2001 Digimon Adventure 02 Cody Hida, Mimi Tachikawa, Anna
2000 Dinozaurs Rena
2001-2002 Digimon Tamers Alice McCoy, Takato's Mom
2001 Arc the Lad Robby
2001 Rurouni Kenshin Makimachi Misao, Sakura
2002 Digimon Frontier Floramon, Shinya Kanbara
2002-03 X Yuzuriha Nekoi, Tokiko Magami
2002 éX-Driver Lorna Endou
2002 Shinzo Binka
2002-03 Great Teacher Onizuka Chikako Shiari (Ep. 9-43), Hidemi Ohta, Tomoko Nomura
2003 Brigadoon Lili, Tamemi Ebichya, Wakana Konno
2003-04 Figure 17 Mina Sawada, Kyoko Iburagi
2003 .hack//Liminality Kiyoka
2003 Daigunder Dr. Bridget
2003 Ai Yori Aoshi Taeko Minazuki
2003 Argento Soma Ai
2005 Battle B-Daman Mie, Ms. Karat
2005-06 Zatch Bell! Lori
2005-06 Fafner in the Azure Kiyomi Kaname, Ikumi Nishio
2005 Bottle Fairy Sarara
2005 Haré+Guu Haré
2005-07 Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Beauty
2006 Idaten Jump Kakeru Sakamaki, Sho's Mom
2006-07 Eureka Seven Tiptory (Ep. 8-9)
2008 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion HiTV reporter (Ep. 21), Additional Voices
2008 Digimon Data Squad Nanami, Thomas' Mother (Ep. 15)
2012 Blue Exorcist Shiemi's Grandmother (Ep. 4), Ryuji Suguro (Young, Ep. 5)
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Taokaka
2017 Berserk (2016) Flora, Nico
2017 Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Ryuji Suguro (Young, Ep. 2)
2017 Dragon Ball Super Goten, Kid Goku(flashback)
2017 Hyōka Female Teacher (ep 1, Funimation dub)
2019 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Rokuta (ep. 1)
2019 Sword Art Online: Alicization Sister Azariya
2019-21 The Promised Neverland Lannion, Grandma, Sherry Also Season 2
2020 Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045 Brenda Rucker
  • Bleach - Ayame, Chizuru Honsho, Waineton (Cain's Doll)
  • Idol Project - Layla B. Simmons
  • Kill la Kill - Mataro Mankanshoku (credited as Lindsey Eaton)
  • Kyo Kara Maoh - Nicola
  • Last Exile - Alister Agrew, Claus Valca (Young)
  • Love Hina - Tsuruko Aoyama
  • Lucky Star - Hiyori Tamura
  • Marmalade Boy - Asst. Principal Kyoto
  • Mars Daybreak - Anya
  • Mobile Suit Gundam F91 - Manuela Panopa
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans - Sakura Pretzel
  • Mouse - Mei's Grandmother, Samasa Morijima
  • Overman King Gainer - Elizabeth
  • Please Twins - Futaba Mashita
  • Requiem from the Darkness - Shiragiku, Tatsuta
  • Rozen Maiden - Mitsu 'Micchan' Kusakabe
  • Samurai Champloo - Budokiba
  • Samurai Girl Real Bout High School - Madoka Mitsurugi
  • SD Gundam Force - Mayor Margaret Gathermoon, Noah
  • Stanley - Lester Goldberg
  • The Incredible Hulk (1996 TV series) - Betty Ross (1997)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins - Mead
  • The Twelve Kingdoms - Gobo
  • Tokko - Sakura Rokujo
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise - Kelly
  • Tweeny Witches: The Adventures - Iga (Ep. 5)
  • Ultra Maniac - Maya Orihara
  • Vandread - Barnette Orangello
  • Viewtiful Joe (TV series) - Silvia
  • Wild Arms: Twilight Venom - Jerusha


List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source
2014 The Legend of Korra Toph Beifong (Elder), Vendor (ep41), Woman (ep41)
2015-16 Goldie & Bear Granny (of Red Riding Hood)
2015-21 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Sabine Cheng, Ms. Mendeleiev Seasons 1-4


List of voice and English dubbing performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2000 Digimon: The Movie Mimi Tachikawa, Cody Hida, Matt and T.K.'s Grandmother ("Four Years Later" segment)
2003 Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card Kaho Mizuki, Spinel Sun(small form) (Leave it to Kero-chan!short)
2014 A Letter to Momo Grandmother
2016-2018 Digimon Adventure tri. Mimi Tachikawa
2020 Ni no Kuni Pub Mistress
2021 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train Rokuta Kamado wide theatrical release, Aniplex
List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Series Role Notes Source
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Tsubaki Takamura
2005 Digimon: Revenge of Diaboromon Mimi Tachikawa, Cody Hida
2005 Digimon Tamers: Runaway Locomon Riley Ohtori, Jeri Katou
2020 Miraculous World: New York: United HeroeZ Ms. Mendeleiev
2021 Miraculous World: Shanghai, The Legend of Ladydragon Sabine Cheng

Video gamesEdit

  • AI: The Somnium Files - Mayumi Matsushita
  • Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura - Z'an Al'urin
  • BlazBlue series - Taokaka
  • Blue Dragon - Child, Female Village, Devour Village Old Woman
  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise - Mrs. Carpenter
  • Shenmue III - Additional Cast



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