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Michaela Dietz
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Michaela Dietz

(1982-11-01) November 1, 1982 (age 41)
Alma mater Middlebury College
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 2005–present

Michaela Dietz (born November 1, 1982) is a Korean-American voice actress whose professional career started in 2005. She voiced the character of the lost 4th dinosaur member Riff on the PBS children's television series Barney & Friends, Amethyst on the Cartoon Network television series Steven Universe and Steven Universe Future, Dolly Dalmatian on Disney's 101 Dalmatian Street, Pita in Fallout 76, Vee on Disney's The Owl House, and Darryl McGee on Disney’s The Ghost and Molly McGee.

Early life and career

Dietz was born in Incheon, South Korea on November 1, 1982, then was adopted and raised in Cooperstown, New York at three months old. She studied International Studies at Middlebury College. She has spoken about how her experience as an adoptee informs her performance as Amethyst on Steven Universe.

Dietz began acting on television in 2005 with the role Ellie in Discover Me. She later appeared in a short in 2009 entitled Red, Black & Blonde as an Auditioning Dancer #1 and Interracial Couple #3 in K-Town.

Later career

Dietz has voiced ongoing characters in two American children's animated TV series, Riff in Barney & Friends and Amethyst in Steven Universe and its epilogue series Steven Universe Future. However, her role as Amethyst was the first time she had voiced an animated character.

She voiced Amethyst in the mobile phone games Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal (2014), Steven Universe: Attack the Light (2015), Steven Universe: Save the Light (2017), Steven Universe: Unleash the Light (2019). In 2019, she voiced Amethyst in the TV film, Steven Universe: The Movie, a continuation from the Steven Universe animated series. She also voiced Amethyst in an anti-racism PSA by Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey in 2021.

She has since go on to voice several characters for Disney, such as Dolly Dalmatian on 101 Dalmatian Street, Vee on The Owl House and Darryl McGee on The Ghost and Molly McGee. She also voiced Glass Boy in the Adventure Time: Distant Lands episode, "Obsidian", and Danelda in two episodes of Mighty Magiswords.

She also voiced Blue Behemoth in Kid Cosmic, and Dottie in two episodes of Tuca & Bertie. Additionally, she voiced various characters in Monsters at Work, Jennifer in an episode of Fairfax, and Michelle Green in four episodes of Craig of the Creek. She recently voiced Ariel in the 2022 episode, "Ariel Force One", of Middlemost Post.

She also voiced characters in video games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 76: Wastelanders, and Lego Dimensions.

In 2021, she voiced Tomas in the film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The previous year she provided narration for a series of narrated videos which were part of a Cartoon Network digital series celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Discover Me Ellie
2009 Red, Black & Blonde Auditioning Dancer #1 Short
K-Town Interracial Couple #3
2012 Totally Smooth Sherry Short
2019 Steven Universe: The Movie Amethyst (voice) TV movie
2021 The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Tomas (voice)
Year Title Role Notes
2006-2010 Barney & Friends Riff (voice)
2013-2019 Steven Universe Amethyst, Hoppy, Gem Warrior, Hand Monster, Percy, Amethyst Guards, Zooman Walla, Monster (2), Gem Soldiers, Cluster, Obsidian (voice) Main role
2017-2018 Mighty Magiswords Danelda (voice) 2 episodes
2019-2020 101 Dalmatian Street Dolly Dalmatian (voice) Main role
Steven Universe Future Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate, Ocean Jasper, Famethyst, Red Striped Jasper, Chert (voice) Main role
2020 Adventure Time: Distant Lands Glass Boy (voice) Episode: "Obsidian"
Craig of the Creek Michelle Green (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Kid Cosmic Blue Behemoth (voice) 2 episodes
Tuca & Bertie Dottie (voice) Episode: "Planteau"
Monsters at Work Additional monsters, Snore (voice) Recurring
American Dad! New Doctor, Clephanie (voice) 2 episodes
The Ghost and Molly McGee Darryl McGee, Kenny Star Female Fan 1, Fire Building Woman, Additional Voices (voice) Recurring
Fairfax Jennifer, Hans Kim (voice) Episode: "Secure the Bag"
2021-2022 The Owl House Vee, Mrs. Smith (voice) 3 episodes
2022 Middlemost Post Ariel, Tilly (voice) 3 episodes
Lego Monkie Kid Scorpion Queen (voice) Episode: "Amnesia Rules"
Baby Shark's Big Show! Wallace (voice) Episode: "Welcome Wagon"
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2014 Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal Amethyst Mobile phone game
2015 Steven Universe: Attack the Light Amethyst Mobile phone game
Lego Dimensions Chunk Level Packs
2017 Steven Universe: Save the Light Amethyst
2019 Steven Universe: Unleash the Light Amethyst
2020 Fallout 76: Wastelanders Dorothea Dias, Fuzzy Brenda, Maggie "P.I.T.A." Stern, Dr. Nowak, Blood Eagles DLC

See also

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