Susan Blu (born July 12, 1948), sometimes credited as Sue Blu, is an American voice actress, voice director, and casting director in American and Canadian cinema and television. She most notably voiced Arcee in the original Transformers movie and also in Seasons 3 and 4 of The Transformers, and is also well-known for playing the roles of Stormer and Lindsay Pierce in the 80s animated series, Jem. She has patented the "Susan Blu" technique in an improvisation popular with voice actors today.
Life and career
Blu graduated from Stephens College, Columbia Missouri 1968. Her voice roles include Nanny Smurf on The Smurfs, Judge J.B. McBride on Bravestar, Jessica Wray, Futura, and Belfry in Filmation's Ghostbusters, Aimee Brightower in Galaxy High, Kim on Fangface, Lofty, Paradise, and Buttons and other minor characters on My Little Pony, the character Transmutate in the episode of the same name of the series Beast Wars, and one of Petrie's brothers and sisters in The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers. She even played Princess PawPaw on Hanna-Barbera's Paw Paws, the Sphinx on Tiny Toon Adventures, and provided the voice of Sibella from the 1988 TV-movie, Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School.
Blu is the voice director for the Ocean Group, a Canadian-based company most notable for providing the voice-actors for Viz Communications and Beast Wars series. She was the voice director for Beast Wars, a prequel (and sequel) of The Transformers, and the sequel, Beast Machines. She was the dialog director on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) and is also the voice director on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series). She was the voice director for Transformers: Animated and reprised the role of Arcee. She also played the role of "Vikki Grimm" from the Army Men Series. She is also the voice director and voice actor for The Magic School Bus (TV series)
Blu's on-screen appearances include the role of Mrs. Shepard in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, an appearance in the television series Knight Rider, and an appearance in the 1977 television series Three's Company. She was going reprise the role of Arcee in the 2009 sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but was replaced by Grey DeLisle.
Blu's spouse, actress Cynthia Songé, died in Arroyo Grande, California on May 19, 2010. Prior to her passing, both Songe and Blu were the owners of Blupka Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based television and film voiceover school. They also both were authors of the industry-related book, "Word of Mouth… A Guide to Voiceover Excellence, Volume 3."
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