Colleen O'Shaugnessey


It’s a strange revelation discovering that your greatest skill that will turn into an amazing career is creating characters out of the voices in your head.  I began giving voices to animals and babies as early as I can remember.  The expression on their faces spoke to me somehow, and I felt compelled to lend them my voice, never guessing it was laying a foundation for my future aspirations.  I adored Saturday morning cartoons, “The Muppet Show” and the “Wonderful World of Disney” as a kid.  Essentially, they were my early training. When one of my college instructors made the miraculous and astute suggestion that I pursue a career in voice over, it was an epiphany! I moved to LA where I picked people’s brains, asked questions of anyone remotely involved in VO, put together a demo, took classes, pestered casting directors and agents until I had the right one and auditioned until I finally booked my first job as Skipper on a “Reporter Barbie” book.  My first animated series was shortly after – Polly on “The Kids from Room 402” on Fox Family.  She remains a character near and dear to my heart.  From there I branched into anime, commercials, animated features and video games. It’s been a whirlwind adventure.  I feel so fortunate to be able to make a living doing what I love. I am grateful for every job I book and the wonderful and ridiculously talented people I work with.  I still strive to create new and lovable characters.  Every audition is an opportunity to discover something about my voice and stretch and grow.  I welcome the challenge.  And so, the journey continues…

Upcoming Events

June 10-12
ArmageddonExpo, Wintergeddon, Auckland, NZ
July 2-3
AVOX, Pasadena, CA
July 7-10
StBaldrick’s Cancer Foundation benefit, Sioux Falls, SD
July 16
Comic Geek Out, Grand Rapids, MI
July 21-24
San Diego Comic Con (maybe)
Aug 5-7
Game On Expo, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 20-21
Collect A Con, Long Beach, CA
Aug  ?
OG Collectibles, Downy, CA
Oct 7-9
LevelUp, Wichita, KS
Oct 21-23
Retropalooza,Dallas, TX
Oct 22
Effing Con (virtual)
Nov 4-6
Rhode Island Comic Con, Providence, RI
Nov 11-13
Grand Rapids Comic Con, Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 18-20
Colectica,Mexico City, Mexico
Dec 2-4
Galaxy Con, Columbus, OH
Dec 10-11
Holiday Cosplay, Tampa Bay, FL


Feb 24-26
Pensacon,Pensacola, FL
April 21-23
HuntsvilleComic & Pop Culture Expo, Huntsville, AL


Demos & Videos

Projects I've worked on


Talent Booking

Arlene Thornton & Assoc.

Conventions & Appearances

Epoch Talent
(747) 283-1249
Conventions Etc.