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Melissa Fahn

Melissa Fahn

Birth Name

Melissa Fahn



Also Known As

Heather Lee Joelson, Tina Dixon, Melissa Fahn, Melissa Altro, Melissa Charles
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She is the sister of Tom Fahn and Jonathan Fahn and the sister-in-law of Dorothy Elias-Fahn and Jennie Fahn. Due to a rib injury in 2004, she reportedly could not perform certain dance moves, including lifts. However, she's fine now. Melissa was the featured Coloratura Soloist in Vox…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In June 2004, she performed with the "Wicked" ensemble in the 58th Annual Tony Awards during both the opening number and Defying Gravity.

    • In September 2004, she finished performing as an ensemble member of the musical "Wicked" at the Gershwin theatre in New York City and has recently performed in readings of the new musical "Camille" at the York Theatre in New York.

    • Due to a rib injury in 2004, she reportedly could not perform certain dance moves, including lifts. However, she is fine now.

    • She performed her first show as Glinda in "Wicked", in Los Angeles, Sunday September 30th, 2007 for the matinee performance.

    • Melissa Fahn has commonly been mistaken for providing the voice talent of the Tales of the Abyss character, Anise Tatlin. However, she has denied any affiliation to the character, and confirmed that Jolie Jackson is the actual voice actress.

    • On June 27th, 2007, Melissa Fahn attended the first "Wicked Wednesday" event in Universal Studios Hollywood. She performed as Glinda and with Julie Reiber as Elphaba and Carol Kane as Madame Morrible the event's Emcee. She sang "Popular" and the duet "For Good" with Reiber.

    • She performed with Kim Huber in the daytime drama, "Passions", as young Ezmerelda. The episode was a spoof on the musical "Wicked", a musical that Melissa has performed in many times, currently in Los Angeles.

    • Melissa was the featured Coloratura Soloist in Vox Lumiere, a production where eight singers and four musicians perform music to silent films.

    • In 2004, she was in the interview for the main voice actors of Invader Zim, now on Disc 2 of the Invader Zim volume 1 DVD. She was the only one shown to have a squeaky pig toy. In volumes 2 and 3, she also is featured on many of the commentary tracks, most notably for episodes "Game Slave 2", "Gaz, Taster of Pork", and "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever".

    • She voiced Okuni in the video game, Samurai Warriors.

    • She voiced Rebecca Chamberin the video game, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles even though she was uncredited.

    • She voiced Himiko and Huang Yue Ying in the video game, Kessen II.

    • She voiced Asia, Fiore and Gob Princess in the video game, Wild Arms 4.

    • While voicing Tia in the anime series Zatch Bell!, she reprises the same role in the video games, Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles and Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury.

    • She voiced Conchita in the video game, God Hand.

    • She voiced Rika Nonaka in the video game, Digimon Rumble Arena.

    • She voiced Charlotte Aulin in the video game, Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.

    • She voiced Sara Trantoul in the video game, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.

    • Her first solo album is called, "Avignon".

    • She met husband Joel Alpers while performing with Vox Lumiere. He was the drummer/percussionist and Melissa was the coloratura soprano of the group.

    • She has returned to Wicked for the LA production where she is reprising her role in the ensemble as well as understudying Glinda again.

    • She revoiced the character Sojiro, the boy killer, in the final episodes of Rurouni Kenshin, replacing actress Lynn Fischer, even though is was uncredited. She cites it as one of her most challenging roles and many anime fans consider it one of her best roles.

    • She's a clasically trained singer and has recorded songs and parodies in many genres, including rock, pop, country, broadway, and more. She's also an accomplished Opera singer with a Coloratura range, from an F below Low C to an F above High C.

    • She's currently recording her debut album, "Avignon," which is being produced by her husband, Joel Alpers, who is also drumming on the record.

    • Height: 5'2" (1.57m)

    • She's married to Joel Alpers.

    • Her nickname is Mel.

    • She is the youngest of four siblings, she has three older brothers, Jazz Trombonist Michael Fahn, and actors Tom and Jonathan Fahn. Her sisters-in-law are Dorothy Elias-Fahn and Jennie Fahn.

    • Melissa Fahn auditioned for the role of Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid and was called back several times. However, in the end, Jodi Benson beat her out for the role. Although she lost, she went onto voice Betty Boop shortly after.

  • Quotes

    • Melissa Fahn: Don't give up and remember who you are underneath and don't try to be something that you are not. If you're 5'2 and you're not 5'7, just focus on that. hone in on your positives and your attributes. Hone in and concentrate on those things that make you you and make you an individual and then you will surely shine.

  • I really Love Melissa Fahn voice

    I think Melissa Fahn is a great voice actress does so many great anime that I Love and I think her voice is awesome also she does edwin of Cowboy Bebop and Ray on eureka seven they sound nothing a like her voice is really awesome and and she one pf those people that if you know shes doing a person of some anime you would try to watch that anime because of her!!! I think she is a very talented voice actress and Hope she sticks with voice so we can listen to more of her because she really does have fun voice to listen too!!moreless
  • She`s good!!!

    Melissa Fahn is very lucky to do a voice of a charater on the best show in the world and that is Invader Zim. The only thing I hate is that she does so much bad and dumb shows on adult swim. Its stupid that she does all the dumb shows and its actually boring. Those bad shows are all boring exepct for Family guy. As I was saying, Melissa Fahn does a job as the voice of Gaz on Invader Zim. Gaz is cool and mean, I like it. I hope she does another show that is not a Adult show.moreless