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Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins[1]

Catherine Davis "Kate" Higgins (born 16 August 1969) is an American voice actress, singer and jazz pianist. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia and grew up in Auburn, Alabama. She is the current voice actress for Wave the Swallow and was the voice of Miles "Tails" Prower as of Sonic Free Riders and Sonic Colors.[2]

In 2014 she was replaced as Tails by Colleen O'Shaughnessey,[3] who is also the current voice of Charmy Bee.

Acting career

Her other noticeable roles include Lissa in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Sakura in Naruto and in Naruto Shippuden, Talho in Eureka Seven, Karin, Captain Unohana, Nanao and Lilinette in Bleach, C.C. in Code Geass, Saber from the anime Fate/stay Night and Juniper Woods in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, while she has recently voiced Torakaka in Blazblue: Continuum Shift and Pascal in Tales of Graces f. She is also an accomplished singer. She also voices Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury in the new Viz Media redub of Sailor Moon


In the review of Sonic Free Riders by IGN they had praised the new voices especially Tails' saying that he finally sounds like a boy.[4]


  • Apparently Kate auditioned for the role as Tails for Sonic Boom, but didn't get the part for unknown reasons. She also had a feeling she wouldn't get the part.[5]
  • It is currently unknown why she was auditioning or replaced for Sonic Boom as she had been voicing Tails during development and the other current cast had reprised their roles.


  2. Sega America Blog | Out of the Mouths of Hedgehogs
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog official Twitter. Retrieved on 2014-26-02. “Sonic the Hedgehog: We would like to express our gratitude to Kate Higgins for her many years of service as the voice of Tails. / Uncle Festive: So, is Kate no longer voicing Tails in the main series either? / Sonic the Hedgehog: Yes, Colleen Villard is the voice of Tails moving forward for all Sonic the Hedgehog titles.”

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