Actor / Director
See also: Word of Mouth
Susan Blu's vast experience and well respected expertise in handling voice actors have established her as one of the most in-demand Voice Directors in the animation industry. She has directed over a thousand episodes of animated projects that include television series, theatrical releases, direct-to-video releases and video games that have earned her four Emmy nominations. Her recent animated television projects include such high profile, critically acclaimed and successful shows as "The Land Before Time", "Curious George" and "Transformers" as well as the new "Star Wars" series. In the feature realm, her latest credits include "Stuart Little III", "Brer Rabbit" and "Clifford The Big Red Dog" as well as the direct-to-video release of "Superman: Strange Allies". Highlights of her video game credits include "Surf's Up" and "Open Season".
After her voice directorial debut with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (for which she directed over 145 episodes) Susan decided to open a voice-over workshop for actors. It quickly became highly regarded, enormously popular and always sold out. From this workshop evolved her book "Word Of Mouth, A Guide To Commercial And Animation Voice Over Excellence", co-authored with Molly Ann Mullin and Cynthia Songe.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Susan first came to Los Angeles after she was spotted by a talent scout and joined the studio's talent program. From there her career has taken off in many different directions. As a Voice Actor she was a series regular on a variety of animated shows including such classics as "The Smurfs", "Scooby Doo", "The Transformers", and "Ghostbusters". She lent her voice to the role of "The Pillsbury Dough Girl" among hundreds of voice-over commercials. On stage her credits include theater tours with starring roles in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", "The Desert Song" and "The Boyfriend" as well as many night club appearances with her one woman show in New York and Los Angeles. In front of the camera she's appeared as a guest star in episodes of "Three's Company", "The Bob Newhart Show", and "Knight Rider" and on the big screen she thrilled audiences in the starring role of Mrs. Amanda Shepard, the mother of a telekinesis who unwittingly releases Jason Vorhees, in "Friday The 13th Part 7".