Detective Barry the Nomad is on the case! SEGAbits just scored a short but helpful conversation with Christopher Stephen Welch, voice actor for Tails in the 1993 series “The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog”. It was wrongly reported last year that the voice actor had sadly passed away, however this turned out to not be the case as several sources close to the real Christopher found the articles reporting his passing and confirmed that they were in fact false. Fast forward to today, here is the statement that Christopher gave to Barry over at SEGAbits:
Hi Barry, My name is Christopher Stephen Welch and I was indeed the voice of tails for 65 episodes back in 1993. I did a lot of television commercials as a child and went to an audition for this part and landed it. It was the only voice work that I ever did.
It was recorded in Koko production and sound studios in Vancouver BC. I never worked side by side with Jaleel White but I did work with Gary Chalk (Grounder) and Philip Hayes (Scratch) as well as Long John Baldry (Dr. Robotnik). Paul Quinn directed us in the Vancouver studios.
It was a great opportunity and something that I remember fondly. I was 10 years old when we worked on and recorded these episodes. As mentioned above, Damien is a friend of mine and we always found it strange that everywhere online Christopher Evan Welch was credited with this work.
I am shocked that there is so much interest in this and was shocked at the length and depth of this article that you wrote.
Thanks for your interest!!
It brought a smile to my face!
And the case is closed! Thanks to Barry for going above and beyond to hunt down and confirm this news. I for one am pretty happy he’s not dead too.