Meet the voice actor behind Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Tails

Amber Peake April 9, 2022
Meet the voice actor behind Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Tails


Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has been released in US cinemas and sees beloved character Sonic joined by sidekick Tails for another exciting adventure – but who voices the character?

The sequel, which sees Sonic and Tails team up to take on Dr Robotnik and Knuckles, hit theatres on Friday (8 April). We take a look at who voices Sonic’s partner, Tails.

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Meet the voice actor behind Sonic 2’s Tails

The Sonic sequel sees Tails join forces with blue hedgehog Sonic to defeat Dr Robotnik and his new partner Knuckles, who have plans for destruction.

Tails is voiced by renowned voice actor Colleen O’Shaughnessey, known for her work on video games and TV. Sonic fans may remember it was hinted at the end of the first Sonic film’s credits that she would portray Tails.

O’Shaughnessey joins some big names in Sonic The Hedgehog 2’s voice cast as she features alongside Ben Schwartz, who voices Sonic, and Idris Elba as Knuckles.

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Sonic 2 isn’t the first time O’Shaughnessey has voiced Tails

Aside from the Sonic The Hedgehog films, O’Shaughnessey also voiced the English dub of Tails in many of the franchise’s video games and other projects.

O’Shaughnessey has lent her voice to the character for almost a decade, including Sonic video games such as Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Sonic Forces and Team Sonic Racing.

The actress also voiced Tails in animated series Sonic Boom. The show, based on the video game franchise, ran for two seasons between 2014 and 2017.

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Tails isn’t the only iconic character she’s voiced

While Colleen O’Shaughnessey will be familiar to Sonic fans for voicing Tails, you’ve probably also heard her on your fave video game or animated series.

As per her IMDb, she has almost 240 voice credits to her name. Some of her most well-known roles include Ino Yamanaka in Naruto, Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom, and the voice of Wasp in Marvel’s The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

She has also voiced parts in other well-known franchises such as Sailor Moon, Digimon, Cars and Toy Story 3.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.