Tara Sands

Tara Sands


Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name



Also Known As

Alissa Stein, Tara Jayne
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Tara spent much of her early career in New York City area where she did theatre work and also voiced in many cartoons and anime, including Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh and an assortment of characters in Pokemon. Tara also voiced for a bunch of audiobook series for children, and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In Fall 2008, Tara provided voiceovers for the parody animation Skool House Rock which focuses on getting people to vote.

    • Tara starred as Jane in the audio drama play Breakaway, Backdown which has been promoted on the Sci-Fi Channel's audio website, Seeing Eye Theatre.

    • Tara voiced the lead character Singer on The Survivors, which was a feature film released in 1999.

    • Tara does some voiceover work on the documentary film My Kid Could Paint That which was released in 2007 and has won some local and regional awards at film festivals.

    • Tara was part of the Cricket Feet Casting Actors Showcase in April 2007.

    • Tara participated in the theatre production of Counsellor-At-Law where she played receptionist Bessie Green. She received positive reviews for her amusing portrayal of her character.

    • Tara Sands was one of the Hollywood Premieres hosts at the world premiere of the Hairspray movie in Summer 2007. In April 2008, she interviewed celebrities for Focus Hollywood at the Hollywood premiere of A Plumm Summer and also the 12th Annual PRISM Awards.

    • Tara got her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Hofstra University, located in Long Island, New York, in 1997.

    • Tara was raised in New Jersey, and has done voice acting since high school.

    • Tara provided the voiceover for the 2005 Ford Escape commercial where a woman goes on a date with a sasquatch.

    • According to her actor profile, Tara is 5'1", 100 lb, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

    • Tara has several talent agencies representing her: Abrams Artists (New York City), Culter Management (California), Catalyst Talent Agency (California) and William Morris Agency (California).

    • Tara's birthday is on September 20th. Her birth year is not disclosed.

    • Audiobooks
      Tara has narrated many audiobooks including:

      All the US versions of the Sammy Keyes series by Wendelin Van Draanen.

      Two books in the Olivia Kidney series by Ellen Potter.

      Two books from the Lucy Rose series by Katy Kelly. Two books from the Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series by Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot.

      Tara also collaborated with Wendelin Van Draanen on the Ricky Martin Interview Series Audio CD.

      The books are mainly geared towards pre-teens and young teens.

    • Tara Jayne also voices the character "Sojiro" in the 2nd season of Rurouni Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend of Kyoto). Sojiro is a main character only for this season of Rurouni Kenshin.

    • Tara has voiced over 17 characters in the Pokemon TV series.

    • Tara's favorite anime character that she has voiced is Bulbasaur from Pokemon.

    • Tara's voice team won a 2006 Audie Award for Multi-Voiced performance on the audiobook Raymond and Hannah

    • Tara voices Filia Ul Copt on the third season of Slayers known as Slayers Try. This is her first major lead character role in an animated TV series.

    • Tara started hosting the primetime Cartoon Cartoon Fridays in January 2005 with Tommy Snider. She and Tommy stayed with the program until the final episode of the series on February 23, 2007. The show was replaced by Friday Night Premiere Thunder and Fried Dynamite.

    • Tara's favorite music artists include Ben Folds and Green Day.

    • Tara Jayne voices the main character Spyler in the HBO children's show I Spy based on the item finding book series.

  • Quotes

  • She was an excellent TV host on Fridays, and Cartoon Network made a huge mistake letting her go.

    I thought she was a great host for Cartoon Network Fridays and made the block more watchable. I think she's one of the most talented, unique, charismatic and attractive actresses and/or TV personalities out there. Sadly, Cartoon Network made the ignorant mistake of cancelling Fridays (and replacing it with the atrocious Fried Dynamite) and dropping her in the process. I feel she would make a great host for a show on G4 or doing a PlayMania-esque game show on GSN. I think she is a very talented and underrated person, and I'd like to see more of her on TV or movies. I love Tara Sands!moreless
  • Voices Anna on Shaman King (Edited) and Shaman King (Uncut).

    She voices Ana Kyoyama, Yoh's fiancee in Shaman King. Her character, Anna, made it into the Women of Shonen Jump list. Other female characters included Sakura and Ino, from Naruto, Nami, from One Piece, and a few others i cannot remember at the moment. Believe me. Her character deserved to be on that list and i am glad she is.