Bella Hudson

Bella Hudson (born 6 December 1973 in Mandan, North Dakota) is an American voice actress, working on the premises of 4Kids Entertainment. She has also been credited as Erica Schroeder. She has since been replaced with Laura Bailey and Kate Higgins.


She was considered to be one of the most popular 4Kids voices (along with Mike Pollock and Dan Green).[citation needed] She had been highly praised for her work on the series, mostly for her role as Blaze.[citation needed]


  • One Piece (4kids Dub) - Monkey D. Luffy
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! - Mai Valentine (Waking the Dragons)
  • Mew Mew Power - Bridget Verdant
  • Sonic the Hedgehog series
    • Blaze the Cat (2005-2009)
    • Wave the Swallow (2005-2009)
    • Shahra
    • Secretary (Shadow the Hedgehog)
    • Molly
    • Sir Percival
    • Babylon Garden defense system (Sonic Riders)
    • MeteoTech computer
  • Shadow Hearts: From the New World - Hildegarde Valentine
  • Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's - Akiza Izinski
  • King of Braves GaoGaiGar - Swan White
  • Tai Chi Chasers - Rai
  • Pokémon - Nurse Joy, Bianca, various roles
  • Pat & Stan - Stephanie


  • In Sonic Rush, she is mistakenly credited as "Berra Hudson", due to 'L' sounds in Japanese being replaced with 'R' when writing names.
  • Though her name is credited in the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, she did not actually voice the character, as some of her Blaze sound clips were recycled and used in the game along with Bailey's.
    • The two actresses' clips were also mixed together for Sonic Free Riders, though neither was credited.
  • While it is a common misconception that Hudson voiced Tikal and Maria Robotnik in Sonic X, she has confessed that she did not voice those characters.