Renae Jacobs

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Renae Jacobs was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Lansing, Michigan where she began creating voices at the age of nine for a local children’s show, The Land of Play. At the age of 11 she moved to Los Angeles with her family and began singing and performing on stage. She is a graduate of the USC School of music and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Renae has performed nationally and internationally throughout her career and has worked in voice over for radio, television, instructional DVDs, and animation. She is best known as the voice of APRIL O’NEIL in the animated series THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Renae has been heard on numerous animated shows such as Rose Petal Place and Rose Petal Place: Real Friends as the voices of Orchid and Lilly Fair in 1984 and 1985 with Marie Osmund. In 1985 she voiced charactors on a searies of books on tape from the toy line “The Land of Pleasant Dreams” as well as charactors on the Hanna Barbarra series, It’s Punky Brewster! That same year she worked with Carroll O’Conner on the The Glo Friends Save Christmas . In 1986 she began the much loved My Little Pony and Moon Dreamers series. Of course she created the voice for April O’Neil, Lotus Blossom and other charactors along the way on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles durring the show’s amazing 9 year run. She provided voices for Hanna Barbarra’s The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda , The animated film, The Page Master and the voice of Baby Glen in Bride of Chucky . You would have also seen her on the game series Masters of the Maze (1994–1996) as the “Lady of the Maze” hosted by J.D. Roth.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV series)
April O’Neil / Blue Alien / Cashier / …
– Divide and Conquer (1996) … April O’Neil (voice) / Blue Alien (voice)
– The Day Earth Disappeared (1996) … April O’Neil (voice)
– Mobster from Dimension X (1996) … April O’Neil (voice)
– Turtles to the Second Power (1996) … April O’Neil (voice)
– A Turtle in Time (1996) … April O’Neil (voice)

1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Planet of the Turtleoids (TV movie)
April O’Neil (voice) / Waitress (voice)

1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Video Game)
April O’Neil (voice) (uncredited)

1986 Moon Dreamers (TV series)
Various Characters
– Zodies on the Loose (1986) … Various Characters (voice)

1985 The GLO Friends Save Christmas (TV movie) (voice / as Renee Jacobs)

1985 It’s Punky Brewster (TV series)
Additional voices

1985 Rose Petal Place: Real Friends (TV movie) (voice)

1984 Rose Petal Place (TV short) (voice)