Grey DeLisle
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DeLisle at GalaxyCon Richmond in 2020
Born (1973-08-24) August 24, 1973 (age 47)
Other names
  • Grey DeLisle-Griffin
  • Grey Griffin
  • Voice actress
  • comedian
  • singer-songwriter
Years active1983–present
Christopher DeLisle
(m. 1992; div. 1993)
Murry Hammond
(m. 2002; div. 2010)
Jared Griffin
(m. 2012; div. 2017)
Musical career

Grey DeLisle (/dəˈll/; born August 24, 1973),[1] sometimes credited as Grey Griffin, is an American voice actress, comedian and singer-songwriter. Her roles include Todd McNulty, Ty McNulty, Dulce and Dulce’s Mom from Rugrats, Vicky, Tootie, Veronica, Mrs. Claus, Tooth Fairy, Chad and Principal Waxelpax from The Fairly OddParents, Samantha ‘’Sam’’ Manson and Valerie Gray from Danny Phantom, High Priestess, Flora, Lula and Lillywhite from Samurai Jack, Shannon Westerberg, Mom Unit and Mrs. Waverly from Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, Major Dr. Ghastly from Evil Con Carne, Mandy and Aunt Sis from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Frankie Foster, Duchess, Fluffer Nutter, Mac’s Mom and Goo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Ingrid Giraffe, Nurse Gazelle, Mrs. Winifred Warthog and Lupe Toucan from My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Lizzie Devine, Laura Limpin, Grandma Stuffums and Numbah 14 from Codename: Kids Next Door, Riley Daring and Buzz Winters from The Replacements, Frida Suarez, Voltura, Waldo and Mrs. Chichita from El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Black Canary, Fire, Bat Manga Robin and Dala from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Lorraine McQuarrie, Cheri and Nona from The Weekenders, Vermite Queen and Cackline from Dave the Barbarian, Azula and Kya from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Ming-Hua, Dark Scorpion Spirit and The Spirit Mushroom from The Legend of Korra, Flicker from Handy Manny, Darla from The Penguins of Madagascar, Yumi Yoshimura from Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Kimiko Tohomiko from Xiaolin Showdown, Portia Gibbons and Millie Millerson from The Mighty B!, Emily Elizabeth and Caroline Howard from Clifford the Big Red Dog, Glowstrike from Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Lola, Lexx, Lana, Leif, Leon and Lily Loud from The Loud House, Queen Butterfly and Jackie Lynn Thomas from Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Kitty Katswell, Zippy and Tammy from T.U.F.F. Puppy, Hortence from Dan Vs., Wubbzy from Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Mrs. Gleeful from Gravity Falls, Sandy, Scabs, Darlene, Brenda, Debbie Joe, Hector's Grandmother and Rhonda from Sanjay and Craig, and Prince Puppycorn from Unikitty!. As of 2001, she is the voice of Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo franchise. In video games, she voices characters such as Amanda Valenciano Libre in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Jacqueline Natla in the Tomb Raider series, Catwoman in the Batman: Arkham series, and Nova in StarCraft series and Heroes of the Storm. On September 27, 2018, she released her debut comedy act, titled "My First Comedy Special".[2]

On November 10, 2019, The Simpsons producers announced that DeLisle would replace Russi Taylor as the voice of Martin Prince and Sherri and Terri, after Taylor's death in July 2019.[3]

Early life and career

DeLisle was born in Fort Ord, California, to truck driver George Van Oosbree and singer Joanna Ruth.[1] Her parents separated when she was young.[4] She has one younger brother.[5] DeLisle's mother became a born-again Pentecostal when she was eleven and she was later raised by her maternal grandmother, Eva Flores, a vocalist who performed with salsa musician Tito Puente.[1] She credits her father's love of country music as the biggest influence on her musical taste. She attended Chula Vista High School in the same graduating class as Mario Lopez. In her late teens, she started singing old gospel tunes, and entered the world of comedy on the advice of a friend. In her comedy routine, DeLisle imitated voices. Her impressions earned the attention of a casting director and was advised to take up voice acting. At this time, she went back to her musical ambitions but also took classes in voice-overs. She soon began working with talent agent Sandy Schnarr.[6][7]

In the Scooby-Doo franchise, DeLisle began voicing Daphne Blake with the direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, a role she inherited from her friend and teacher Mary Kay Bergman following the latter's suicide.[6] She later said of Bergman, "It was an interesting turn of events to get to play Daphne, but I'm so glad that I have the role, and I was glad that I was able to carry that on for her. She set the bar very high."[8] DeLisle also credited the work for helping her maintain her music career, stating "I think Daphne just saved country music."[9] In 2019, Warner Bros. announced that Amanda Seyfried would be voicing Daphne in the animated film Scoob! instead of DeLisle.[10] Both DeLisle and Matthew Lillard, the voice of Shaggy Rogers since 2010, were upset about not being contacted about the decision to recast their roles for the film.[11][12] Around the time of the film's release, DeLisle said that she did not bear any hard feelings towards Seyfried or her performance in it.[13]

DeLisle has also done some modeling; she appears on the cover art for the 2017 Nintendo Switch game 1-2-Switch as the woman on the upper-right corner, with her nose doctored to be larger than it actually is.[14]

Personal life

Her first marriage was to Christopher DeLisle in 1992. The two later divorced in 1993.[citation needed] In 2002, she married Murry Hammond of the country band Old 97's; their courtship and wedding were featured in an episode of A Wedding Story.[1][15] She gave birth to their son Jefferson Texas "Tex" Hammond in 2007.[16] They divorced in 2010. She later met Jared Griffin through Twitter, and the two married on June 27, 2012.[17][18] The couple's son Harlan was born in 2014,[19] and a daughter named Mariposa followed in 2016.[20] Their marriage ended the following year.[21]





  1. ^ a b c d e Leggett, Steve. "Grey DeLisle". AllMusic. Retrieved May 10, 2007.
  2. ^ Grey DeLisle [@GreyDeLisle] (September 10, 2018). "Come see the world premiere of MY FIRST COMEDY SPECIAL! @henlips @EliBraden FREE SNACK BAR/Q&A! Reply to get on the guest list" (Tweet). Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Jean, Al [@aljean] (November 10, 2019). "[email protected] New episode tonight! Please welcome @GreyDeLisle as the new voice of Sherri, Terri and Martin Prince" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Grey DeLisle Bio". CMT. August 24, 1973. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  5. ^ DeLisle, Grey. "Me, mom, and baby brother!". Instagram. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "You're the Voice: Grey DeLisle". Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  7. ^ House, Silas. "Grey DeLisle – A remembrance of things past " Americana and Roots Music - No Depression". No Depression. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "You're the Voice: Grey DeLisle". August 28, 2010.
  9. ^ Barton, David (April 30, 2001). "Grey DeLisle - Immaculate Imperfection". No Depression. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 22, 2019). "Warner Bros' Animated Scooby-Doo Finds Its Fred & Daphne In Zac Efron & Amanda Seyfried".
  11. ^ Grey DeLisle-Griffin [@GreyDeLisle] (March 2, 2019). "Truly heartbreaking. I feel like they should have used celebs in the supporting cast but kept the original gang. People want to hear the voices they grew up with. At least they kept Frankie. #ScoobyDooMovie" (Tweet). Retrieved June 19, 2020 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Bonomolo, Cameron. "'Scooby-Doo' Reboot: Shaggy Actor Matthew Lillard Wasn't Told He Was Being Replaced". Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  13. ^ @GreyDeLisle (May 14, 2020). "Ha! I'm sure she's lovely in the role! Not trying to begrudge another actor work...ever. It just stings....that's all!" (Tweet). Retrieved June 20, 2021 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Grey DeLisle-Griffin [@GreyDeLisle] (March 6, 2017). "So excited to be featured on the #nintendoswitch box! They photoshopped my nose a tad bigger than it is...but still a HUGE HONOR!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 6, 2020 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "For those of you who need to catch up". Old 97's. September 15, 2002. Archived from the original on November 27, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  16. ^ Ciccarelli, Stephanie (February 8, 2007). "Vox Talk #12 – Voicey Judges, Superman Brandon Routh, Bettye Zoller, Grey DeLisle Gives Birth to Baby Boy". Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  17. ^ Grey DeLisle [@GreyDeLisle] (July 12, 2012). "I married my Twitter crush, @Rob_Zincone, 2 weeks ago!!! Thank God for social networking!!!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 23, 2017 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Tara Strong / Grey DeLisle @ AFO 2012". YouTube. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  19. ^ Grey DeLisle [@GreyDeLisle] (September 1, 2014). "Harlan Roy Griffin was born 8/7/14. (He wasn't due until October!) He's tiny, healthy, and adorable!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 23, 2017 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Grey DeLisle [@GreyDeLisle] (December 17, 2016). "Welcomed our baby daughter into the world today! Mariposa "Posie" Ruth Griffin! 7lbs 6oz,20 inches long. So in love with this little lady!!!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 23, 2017 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Grey DeLisle [@GreyDeLisle] (April 12, 2019). "Can someone with an active @Wikipedia account please change my marital status to single since 2017? I'm trying to convince my boyfriend's parents I'm not married" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 13, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019 – via Twitter.

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