Saffron Henderson, a Canadian voice actress and singer born on December 27, 1967, is highly regarded for her collaborations with Ocean Productions in various anime dubs. With a versatile vocal range, Henderson excels in portraying a wide range of characters, including mature and alluring women, young boys, teenage girls, as well as foreign women and nurturing figures. Her notable roles encompass Kid Goku and Kid Gohan in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Shenhua in Black Lagoon, Sachiko Yagami in Death Note, Lucrezia Noin in Gundam Wing, and Oxnard in Hamtaro. It’s worth mentioning that she hails from a musically talented family, being the daughter of Bill Henderson, the lead guitarist and singer of the renowned Canadian rock band Chilliwack, and having a younger sister named Camille, who is also a singer.
In addition to her remarkable voice acting career, Henderson has made appearances in live-action roles, including a brief appearance as Veronica Quaife in The Fly II, stepping in for Geena Davis who starred in the first film. She also appeared in the romantic comedy Cousins as Terri Costello and in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan as J.J., a rocker who meets a tragic fate at the hands of Jason Voorhees, using her own guitar.
Furthermore, Henderson has lent her backing vocals to several albums, notably contributing to ex-Free/Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers’ Electric album in 1999. Additionally, she serves as an instructor at the renowned voice-over training school in Vancouver, On the Mic Training.
In an enlightening interview with Toon Zone, Henderson expressed her passion for helping others and revealed that if she weren’t an actress, she would have pursued a career as a psychologist to support individuals with diabetes, a condition she herself experiences. She cites Peter Sellers as an influential figure in her life and also shared that she worked as a showgirl in Spain at the age of seventeen.
With her exceptional talents and remarkable accomplishments, Saffron Henderson continues to captivate audiences through her voice acting prowess and diverse range of performances.