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

Career

In the late 1980s Blaustein worked for Marvel Comics, as an editor (several issues each of Web of Spider-Man, Marvel Tales, and Marvel Saga) as a writer (several issues of Conan the King), and penciling a one-shot of Power Pachyderms.[3][4] She wrote assorted comics published by DC Comics in the early 1990s, including a few for the Impact Comics imprint and TSR line.[3] For Milestone Media, she cowrote with Yves Fezzani several issues each of Hardware and Static, and (credited as Addie Blaustein) the 1994 limited series Deathwish,[3] whose protagonist was a character created by Blaustein: a transgender female police officer named Marissa Rahm.

She was also an animation director. Later she served as Creative Director for Weekly World News.

Blaustein was a voice actress at 4Kids Entertainment, where she worked on the English dub version of the Pokémon anime. She provided "filler" voices for various characters until episode #29, when she was given the role of Meowth, who she played through season 8.[5] She also voiced Sartorius in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) in the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. She voiced Chef Kawasaki in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Doctor Kureha in One Piece, and Arngrim, Lawfer, and Lezard in Valkyrie Profile. She performed a wide variety of voices. For example, in Valkyrie Profile, she performed a very "tough" masculine voice (Arngrim), as well as a high-class one (Lawfer), and the somewhat androgynous voice of a mad scientist/sorcerer (Lezard Valeth). During the 2004 Democratic Party primaries, she voiced Sméagol on the Mike Malloy Show, announcing a satirical presidential bid.[7]

Beginning in 2004 under the pseudonym Kendra Bancroft, Blaustein was a content creator on the Second Life platform, earning a reputation as an innovative, competent, and reliable 3-D modeller in the communities where she participated.[8]

Personal life

Blaustein was born the second oldest of 5 children in Long Island, New York. She was assigned male at birth with the name Adam. She lived as her assigned gender before transitioning to female in the 1990s. Her experience as an activist in the transgender community helped her to organize and support groups of people in Second Life.[9]

Video-game localization coordinator and translator Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.

Blaustein died on December 13, 2008 at the Hospital of Jersey City, New Jersey[10] from an untreated stomach virus that she had suffered from since late November.

Work

Voice roles

  • Cubix – Dr. K, The Mayor
  • Cutie Honey (live action movie) – Sister Jill
  • Dinosaur King – Helga (Season 1)
  • Domain of Murder – Detective Shimizu

Fighting Foodons- King Hungry The Ate, Dia's mother, Burnt Meatballs, Oslo, Spaghetti-About it, Pound Cake, Pudding Pie

Video Games

Writing

  • 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