Voice Actor Spotlight: Danica McKellar

Since the start of the series, Danica McKellar has been a huge staple in regards to the main cast for Young Justice in every season. Starting out with her first major role as Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years, McKellar has been in a variety of exciting projects ranging from television shows to holiday movies to even educational books! However, while we adore her takes on characters like Miss Martian, Tuppence Terror, and plenty more in Young Justice, we're here to take a look into some of the other roles that McKellar has brought to life in animation over the years. It's time to take a step back from Earth-16, and see what kinds of other universes this talented actress has been in as a voice-over artist!

  • DC Superhero Girls (2015): Another foray into the DC universe, McKellar also voices Killer Frost, renamed “Frost” as this series is more for younger audiences, in this charmingly creative children's series. Having the abilities to control ice and snow, Caitlin Snow is a firm ally to lead characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, whereas she's usually portrayed as an adversary in most mediums. McKellar is able to deliver on voicing a character who may have a frosty disposition, but is much more heroic and charismatic when compared to prior interpretations.

  • The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!: In a unique mash-up of two very different properties, this direct-to-DVD movie delves into the concept of what wrestling would be like in the future with one of animation's most iconic families to boot! The Jetsons, an animated property originated by the minds of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, and the world of WWE coming together is certainly an exciting prospect, and McKellar lends her voice as Judy Jetson. Well-known as the preppy daughter of the Jetson family, Judy is a major factor into the movie’s main plot as the family attempts to stop a barrage of “wrestle-bots” from taking over the future. McKellar helps bring to life this character as a futuristic teenager who feels contemporary and modern, even in a more far-off time period.

  • Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo: Scooby-Doo is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known animated franchises of all-time. Abracadabra-Doo is just another fascinating addition to the roster of Scooby-Doo movies with McKellar voicing Madelyn Dinkley. The younger sister of Velma Dinkley, the high-spirited sibling to one of the franchise’s main leads attends a school for magicians, which culminates in the main plot for the movie as trouble runs amok for the Mystery Incorporated to help solve! McKellar lends a youthful, enthusiastic tone to her character, which helps make for a distinctive addition to this movie consisting of a certifiable colorful cast of characters.

  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance: Taking another leap into the world of comic book media, McKellar voices Susan Storm, better known as the Invisible Woman, in two installments to the Ultimate Alliance video game series. The wife to Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman plays a key role in keeping the Fantastic Four together, which is also made up of the Human Torch and the Thing. While this game is certainly fun to play, McKellar helps make the character her own in how she plays Invisible Woman with a sense of comic book accuracy in how wise, yet willing to fight for her family Susan Storm is. McKellar most definitely adds a special feeling to the Invisible Woman enough to last throughout two games and many generations of fans to come!

Were there any projects we missed? What kinds of roles would you like to see McKellar take on next in the voiceover field? Let us know in the comments and forum below!

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