Actor ~ Voice Actor ~ Singer ~ Voice Coach
Erica Schroeder is an American voice actress, singer and Broadway actress, best known for her role as Ilvira in the Netflix animated film hit, Secret Magic Control Agency, ranked #1 in the world and #2 in the US on Netflix in April of 2021. She’s also known as the voices of Cheese and Cat in the animated series Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, the voice of Devos in World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands, and the voice of Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-men.
Schroeder was the original English language voice of Blaze the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog and Luffy in One Piece. Other roles she is known for are: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski and Dark Magician Girl in Yu-Gi-Oh and Nurse Joy, Eevee, Wobbuffet and 60 + other Pokemon in Pokemon. Schroeder has been a major presence in the world of animation and has voiced over 250 roles for video games and animation since 2002. She is set to appear as Elita in Signe’s Baumane’s much anticipated animated feature, My Love Affair with Marriage later in 2021 with Cameron Monaghan and Emma Kenney of Shameless and Matthew Modine of Stranger Things.
She was in the original casts and cast albums of Jane Eyre and Shout The Mod Musical. Erica is the mother of the kindest boy alive, Schroeder Steady and the sweetest and most caring gal on the planet, voice actress, Madigan Kacmar - in the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated Mirai - and is married to a quiet gentleman, composer, Kenneth Kacmar.
I am a Broadway/Off- Broadway/Regional theater stage actor (26 + years), singer (since birth - ask my mom), voice actor (19 + years), voice coach/acting teacher (8+ years), Mom of two (13+ years) and - when I have time - I jump in front of a screen and don the hat of screen actor as well! I have a broadcast quality home studio I use 5 days a week for records (series, video games, animated films, podcasts, etc.) and 7 days a week for auditions ( studio specs under "Contact Me")!
I am in love with the art of acting. Technique is my fascination and true passion. If I was going to geek out over anything, it would be Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey, Bobcat Goldthwait in One Crazy Summer, Mo Collins as Lorraine on Mad TV, the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman in Boogie Nights, Eddy Redmayne in The Danish Girl, Frank Oz and Jim Henson in any capacity of creation or performance, Pat Carrol as Ursula and Garfield's Grandma and Mel Blanc as everyone! I enjoy transforming with truth and equally enjoy seeing other actors find their craft and do the same. I believe the best actors find an amalgamation of knowledge and experience and discover their own technique they can call upon that is hidden under the surface of the performance.
I grew up on The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, old clips of Fred Astaire and watching reruns of The Carol Burnett Show & I Love Lucy. All my training early on was working on the school plays and musicals (Kristen Linklater, The Alexander Technique and Viola Spolin). I ended my high school years performing and reciting 1,600 lines of Rosalind as a 17 year old Shakespeare nerd. A Chorus Line, Carousel, West Side Story and Into the Woods had me yearning to sing my face off. I started studying Opera at age 14 and was born to sing the songs of both Richard Rogers & Harold Arlen . I graduated honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts studying in three of their studios, CAP 21 (Musical Theater), Classical (Shakespeare) and Stone Street (Film & TV). I studied all techniques from Adler to Meisner and coupled my Linklater training with Arthur Lessac. I believe it's those 8 years of combined learning that made me the working actor that I am. I wouldn't trade one day of my voice and speech for anything. Even with a sizable talent scholarship I still had a mound of college debt but was able to pay it off on time with money made solely from acting work. Yes, I'm proud of that, heh!
I will always be in love with all things Shakespeare, Broadway and Cartoons! An odd combo, but I'm not your typical gal. I specialize in character creation for creatures, old women, young boys, accented characters and talking dairy produce. If you give me a character that is grounded with heart, I will feel and portray it with panache (yes, I love Cyrano too).
I am passionate about kindness, the environment, LGBTQ rights, autism awareness, BLM and diversity in casting. My greatest gift is being the mother to my two incredible children - Giving them the fiber to be good humans and the courage, wisdom and heart to spread love, joy and inclusion.
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Stewart Talent New York - VO
Jason Sasportas & Marla Weber-Green
Conventions Etc. - Cons/Appearances
Steinberg Talent Mngmt - On Camera
Jason Steinberg & Sana Hanible
HOME STUDIO SPECS
Neumann TLM 103
AKG Perception 200
Solid State Logic SSL2
Broadcast Quality Home Studio
Source Connect Standard
Session Link Pro