As a child, Mona Marshall used to listen to Daws Butler give vocal life to a sweet but not too-bright dog in the old Ruff And Reddy animation series. She never imagined in her wildest dreams that “Reddy” would one day not only be her voice mentor and friend, but also one of the most influential people in her life.
Marshall grew up in St. Louis and earned a bachelors degree in English Literature at Central Missouri State University. Soon after earning that degree, she moved to Los Angeles to study acting. She started at Los Angeles City College, but went on to study at a private drama institute with the gifted Robert C. Board. She also studied voice with the legendary Daws Butler and improvisation with Off The Wall.
Her first voiceover job was as a Scottish maid in a Sherlock Holms story on a radio show. Then she landed an acting job with the L.A. Moving Van and Puppet Company, which traveled across Los Angeles performing bi-lingual, multicultural shows at schools, recreation centers, and fairs and learned how to bring puppets to life.
The puppet company was a gateway to bigger voiceover jobs. Her first big part was dubbing Alexander’s voice in the English version of the Academy Award-winning Ingmar Bergman film Fanny and Alexander. That’s when Mona first discovered that she could voice male characters, and a whole other world opened up from there. She began to voice male characters in anime, games, and film, from .Hack to Wolf’s Rain and Digimon. Then there was Rainbow Bright, Rambo, and James Bond Jr. In 2000, after the talented Mary Kay Bergman’s untimely death the fall before, Mona was chosen to replace several of the characters Bergman had created on South Park, where she has voiced dozens of characters ever since. She’s also worked on movies for all the major studios including Disney’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, and Spirited Away, Pixar’s Frozen and the Academy Award-winning Inside Out, Sony’s The Emoji Movie, Dreamworks Trolls and Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me.
After more than 15 years creating voices for TV, film, games, and anime, Mona started paying attention to the drawings she would create in the margins of the scripts she was reading while waiting to record. She had started drawing a representation of every man (cute penises) and every woman (shapely vaginas). From these drawings, and her experience of a long term loving marriage, she began to form the idea for a vital animation.
In 2017, this idea turned into a webcomic called Adventures of Puss ‘N Dick- A Survivor’s Guide to Relationships. While Mona is still very active in the voiceover world, she is also currently writing, producing, and voicing for this webcomic turned animation.
Check out Mona’s full production history and filmography on IMBD.