Grey DeLisle Griffin
GREY…is a Grammy – winning singer/ songwriter who is known as the most prolific voice actress in American animation history, having performed over 1500 cartoon voices since 1996. Grey is also a comedian who launched her first stand-up comedy special, “My First Comedy Special” which has received rave reviews.
Multi-talented singer/songwriter, actor, autoharpist, and comedian Grey DeLisle was born August 24, 1973, outside of Monterey in Fort Ord, CA. Her mother was a singer and musician while her father was a truck driver who loved country music, giving the young DeLisle the pedigree that would shape her professional career (she is rumored to have written her first song by the time she was five years old). Her parents eventually divorced, however, and DeLisle’s mother, after struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism, became a born-again Pentecostal, and her strict ban on secular music in the home drove DeLisle to seek solace from her grandmother, Eva Flores Ruth, a vocalist who had performed with salsa great Tito Puente.
DeLisle moved to Los Angeles while still in her teens, where she began working a little in theater, even trying a standup comedy routine, where her natural ability to do voice impressions came to the fore. Soon she was picking up voice acting jobs galore but she never gave up on her music,, and was a member of the all-girl cowpunk band Side Saddle in the late ’90s.
She formed her own independent label, Hummin’bird Records, and released three albums, The Small Time in 2000, the live set Bootlegger, Vol. 1 in 2003, and Homewrecker in 2004.
Gradually she developed a sparse, literate neo-Appalachian style, which sounded a bit like a weary and goth-haunted Dolly Parton, and it led to her signing with Sugar Hill Records, which released Graceful Ghost in 2004 and Iron Flowers in 2005. She married guitarist Murry Hammond (a member of the band Old 97’s) in 2002, and their courtship and wedding were featured on an episode of The Learning Channel series A Wedding Story.
Grey’s most iconic voice roles include “Vicky” from “The Fairly Odd Parents,” ‘Samantha “Sam” Manson’ from “Danny Phantom,” ‘Mandy’ from “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,” ‘Frankie Foster,” ‘Dutchess’ and ‘Goo’ from “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” ‘Yumi Yoshimura’ from “Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi,” ‘Azula’ from “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” ‘Kimiko Tohomiko’ from “Xiaolin Showsown,” as well as ‘Lola,’ ‘Lana’ and ‘Lily Loud’ from the “Loud House” and ‘Prince Puppycorn’ from “Unikitty!.” She’s also been the voice of ‘Daphne Blake’ in “Scooby-Doo” cartoons since 2000.
Her film roles include ‘Grandma Sanchez’ in “The Book of Life,” ‘Arcee’ in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Bumblebee” and ‘Setsu Oiwa’ in Studio Ghibli’s final film, “When Marnie Was There.