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Colleen Clinkenbeard

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Colleen Clinkenbeard

Professional Status


April 13th, 1980



Full Name

Colleen Smith Clinkenbeard






Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.




Florida State University


Voice actress, ADR director, ADR script writer, line producer

Years Active




Notable Roles

Marie Mjolnir (Soul Eater)
Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Rosé Thomas (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
Lilith (Borderlands)
Patricia Tannis (Borderlands)

Personal Information


Patric Carroll


Bonny Clinkenbeard (Sister)

Colleen Smith Clinkenbeard is a United States voice actress, line producer, ADR director, and scriptwriter at Funimation, who provides the voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series and video games. She is the English voice of Marie Mjolnir of the anime Soul Eater.


As a stage actress in Dallas, Texas, Clinkenbeard became involved in voice-over acting when fellow voice actress Laura Bailey brought her to Funimation for an audition.[1][2]

Personal LifeEdit

She married Patric Carroll; they have one son.[3]


Clinkenbeard's first voice role was Colm in Dragonball GT,[4] and her first lead role was Éclair in Kiddy Grade.[5] Midway through Kiddy Grade, director Justin Cook hired Clinkenbeard to be its ADR director. Her other major role early in her career was Rachel Moore in Detective Conan (dubbed in English under the title Case Closed), where she also served as ADR director.[6][7][8]

Clinkenbeard would later direct along with Mike McFarland on Fullmetal Alchemist, where she also voiced the characters Riza Hawkeye and Rosé Thomas.[1][2][6] She also served as ADR scriptwriter for Fullmetal Alchemist.[6]

Clinkenbeard went on to voice Gohan in Dragon Ball Z Kai[6][7][9], Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece,[10][11] Moka Akashiya's inner personality in Rosario + Vampire,[12] Erza Scarlet in Fairy Tail,[13][14] and Yuko Ichihara in xxxHolic.[6]

She also has acted in numerous video games, portraying Lilith and Patricia Tannis in the Borderlands series.[7][15][16]

Soul Eater VoicingEdit

Main Article: Marie Mjolnir

Colleen Clinkenbeard as Marie Mjolnir

Clinkenbeard voices the Death Weapon Marie Mjolnir, a supporting character in the first Soul Eater anime series. Marie is a teacher at the Death Weapon Meister Academy and weapon partner to her previous romantic partner, meister Franken Stein. Clinkenbeard is currently the only English voice actor for Marie.


  • Clinkenbeard's sister, Bonny Clinkenbeard, is the ADR scriptwriter for numerous anime at Funimation,[17] including both Soul Eater and Soul Eater NOT![18]
  • While working at Funimation, Clinkenbeard and Laura Bailey (the English voice of Maka Albarn) were roommates.[19]
  • Micah Solusod (the English voice of Soul Eater) was commissioned by Clinkenbeard in 2013 to illustrate autograph cards for her convention appearances. These autograph cards feature her characters, such as Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece,[20] Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail,[21] and Yuko Ichihara from xxxHolic.[22]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Interview with Laura Bailey and Colleen Clinkenbeard". Anime UK News. 10 November 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Interview: Colleen Clinkenbeard and Monica Rial". Anime News Network. 13 May 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  3. Colleen Clinkenbeard [ccarrollbeard] (September 14, 2014). "It wasn't the easy birth we planned, but it was definitely worth it. Rhodes Vandelow Carroll." (Tweet). Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  4. Anderson, Matthew, and Stephanie Costello. "Exclusive Interview with Laura Bailey & Colleen Clinkenbeard at DVD Vision Japan". DVJ 2.0. DVD Vision Japan. 15 June 2005. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  5. "Sakura Con Announces New Guests - News". Anime News Network. 22 March 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Colleen Clinkenbeard". Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Behind The Voice Actors - Colleen Clinkenbeard". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  8. "Case Closed 101". Magic's Detective Agency. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  9. "Funimation - Katsucon 2010". Anime News Network. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  10. Martone, John. "The new One Piece dub cast announced". 3 July 2007.
  11. "One Piece Pirate Anime to Start Simulcast on May 30 (Update 3) - News". Anime News Network. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  12. "New School + Vampire". Rosario + Vampire. Season 1. Episode 1.
  13. Rojas, Justin. (2011-08-11). "Funimation Entertainment Announces Entire English Language Cast of Fairy Tail". Funimation Entertainment. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  14. "Fairy Tail Panel - New York Comic-Con 2011". Anime News Network. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  15. Gearbox Software. Borderlands 2. 2K Games. Scene: Closing credits, 3:30 in.
  16. 2K Australia, Gearbox Software. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! 2K Games. Scene: Closing credits, 3:55 minutes in.
  17. Tweets regarding Bonny Clinkenbeard:
    Michelle Tan [michelle_tan101] (June 25, 2015). "@VoiceofBevins Bonny Clinkenbeard the script writer of Aslan, any relation to @ccarrollbeard by any chance?" (Tweet).
    Colleen Clinkenbeard [ccarollbeard] (June 26, 2015). "@michelle_tan101 @VoiceofBevins She's my sister. ;)" (Tweet).
  18. "Bonny Clinkenbeard". Anime News Network. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  19. Jeng, Way. "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Colleen Clinkenbeard Special Edition". Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  20. Solusod, Micah. "commission. pirate noms." DeviantArt. 2013.
  21. Solusod, Micah. "commission. can't sink titania." DeviantArt. 2013.
  22. Solusod, Micah. "commission. witch of wonderlands." DeviantArt. 2013.

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