Madeleine Joan "Maddie" Blaustein (formerly credited as Addie Blaustein; October 9, 1960 – December 13, 2008) was an American voice actress. She was known for her voice acting work for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video and NYAV Post.

Early life

Blaustein was born the second oldest of 5 children in Long Island, New York. She was intersex, and was born as a male. She lived as male for many years before transitioning to female. Her experience as an activist in the transgender community helped her to organize and support groups of people in Second Life.


Until her death she was a voice actress at 4Kids Entertainment who was known for voicing Sartorius in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. She was also best known as the voices of Meowth in Pokémon (Episodes 29-Season 8) and Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) from Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. She was also Chef Kawasaki from Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Doctor Kureha in One Piece, and Arngrim, Lawfer, and Lezard in Valkyrie Profile and she was also the third English-speaking voice actor for E-123 Omega of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She was also a comic book writer and artist, having worked for both Marvel Comics and Milestone Comics, and an animation director. Later she served as Creative Director for the Weekly World News. Video-game localization coordinator and translator Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.

She is notable for her great variety of voices. Like in Valkyrie Profile, for example, she was able to perform a very "tough", deep masculine voice (Arngrim), as well as a high-class one (Lawfer) and a suitable and somewhat androgynous voice of a mad scientist/sorcerer (Lezard Valeth). During the 2004 Democratic Party primaries, she appeared as Sméagol on the Mike Malloy Show, announcing a satirical presidential bid.

Under the pseudonym “Kendra Bancroft”, Blaustein was one of the content creators in the Second Life platform, where she was a very eager participant since 2004, and earned a reputation as an innovative, competent, and very reliable 3-D modeller in the many communities where she participated.

Blaustein died on December 13, 2008 at the Hospital of Jersey City, New Jersey from an untreated stomach virus that she had suffered from since Thanksgiving.


Voice roles

Writing credits

  • DeathwishMilestone Comics, 4-issue miniseries with Yves Fezzani
  • Hardware – Milestone Comics, The Hunt for Deathwish with Yves Fezzani
  • Static – Milestone Comics, with Yves Fezzani

Art credits