• Hey, It's That Voice! #9: Kate Micucci

    It's been a week already? Then let's get on with our next installment of "Hey, It's That Voice!" Today, we will be looking at the voice of the other half of the donut crew! So let us dive in and look at the voice behind Sadie!

    Sadie is an amazing girl. Think about it, she was the very first human to poof a gem. (Remember that creepy invisible gem monster?) She is a loyal friend, a responsible gal, and quite of the voice of reason to almost everyone in Beach City. She seems some of the craziest stuff around and has amazingly kept a level head. But who would lend her voice to Sadie? That honor belongs to Kate Micucci.

    And just like Sadie, Kate Micucci loves to sing.

    Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Kate Micucci started appearing in commercials in 2001. She started getting bit parts in television and films starting in 2006. These included Malcolm In The Middle, How I Met Your Mother, Husband For Hire, Finding AmandaFour Kings, Cory In The House, The Last Hurrah, Rules Of Engagement, and Destined To Fail. Her first notable role was on Scrubs as Stephanie Gooch, girlfriend to Ted.

    Ted (Sam Lloyd) and Stephanie Gooch (Micucci) in Scrubs

    After Scrubs, Micucci would go on to other reoccurring roles such as in 'Til Death, Raising Hope, and The Big Bang Theory.

    Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Lucy (Micucci) in The Big Bang Theory

    Micucci has had more than her fair share of cameo and one of roles since then. These include Weeds, Suburgatory, Psych, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Ghost Ghirls, @midnight, Kroll Show, Key & Peele, The Comedians, Another Period, and Easy. She has also appeared in a number of films since then as well, including When In Rome, Rudderless, and Don't Think Twice. She will also be starring in the upcoming series Powerless.

    The premiere of Don't Think Twice with (left to right) Micucci, Mike Birbigla, Keegan-Michael Key, Tami Sagher, and Chris Gethard.

    But all of that is only Micucci's live-action work. What about animation? Well, you might recognize some of these roles. Her first voice role was voice a couple one-off characters in Adventure Time (see below for more details) and Teen Titans Go!. However, her first major voice roles were as Julie Kane in Disney's Motorcity and Jay Stevens in IFC's Out There. Along with Sadie, she has also taken the mantle as the current voice of Velma Dinkley within the Scooby-Doo franchise, starting with Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Other animated roles that Micucci has taken include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The 7D, Ben 10: Omniverse, Rio 2, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, Nature Cat, The Powerpuff Girls, and Regular Show.

    Left to right: Julie Kane (Motorcity), Jay Stevens (Out There), and Velma Dinkley (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!)

    So, what else does Kate Micucci have going on? Well, she is a comedic singer-songwriter. She's half the comedy-music duo of Garfunkel And Oates (no, not that Garfunkel And Oates).

    Micucci and Lindhome at Comic-Con 2015

    With Riki Lindhome, the two are Garfunkel And Oates. And, if you are wondering, band name is derived from, to quote the gals, "two famous rock-and-roll second bananas". Since the two met at the Los Angeles Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2007, they have been featured together in various forms of media, including The Jay Leno Show (and later on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Wainy Days, The Half Hour, The Big Bang Theory, Another Period, and the aforementioned Adventure Time, where they voiced Chips (Micucci) and Ice Cream (Lindhome) (and yes, they did sing that song). They were also creators and stars of their own IFC television series appropriately titled Garfunkel And Oates. The series was well-received but was not renewed after the first season.

    The two have performed and recorded five albums together. Below is a sample of their music (Warning: song may not be suitable for all audiences)

    And that will do it for this edition of "Hey, It's That Voice!" Hope to see you next week when we start looking at the Cool Kids!