Harley Quinn voice actress Arlene Sorkin has passed away at the age of 67
Harley Quinn voice actress Arlene Sorkin has passed away at the age of 67. Image source: IANS News
Los Angeles, August 27: Actress Arlene Sorkin, best known for her distinctive voice of Harley Quinn in the classic animated series “Batman: The Animated Series”, has died at the age of 67.
News of Sorkin’s death was reported by fellow veteran voice actor Neil Kaplan, who took to X (formerly Twitter) and wrote: “It broke my heart to hear…the original voice of Harley Quinn, (Arlene) Sorkin, has passed away. Loved her work at HQ principal and in the role of Calliope in Days of Our Lives.”
After her death, tributes came from others such as James Gunn and Mark Hamill.
James Gunn on X wrote: “Rest in peace Arlen Sorkin, the incredibly talented voice of Harley Quinn, who helped create the character so many of us love.”
Mark Hamill, who worked with her and provided the famous voice of the Joker in the series, wrote: “I was devastated to learn that we have lost the wonderful and talented Arlene Sorkin. Not just a great talent, but an amazing person. I am so grateful for that.” Not only did I work with her, but I was also her friend. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.
Arlene Sorkin was the first to voice the character Harley Quinn, the Joker’s psychotic girlfriend and partner in crime, who was created exclusively for the show before becoming a comic book character due to her wild popularity.
This was due in part to Sorkin’s voice providing a hilarious yet somewhat insane cartoonish voice for the Joker’s girlfriend which made her an instant fan favorite.
Subsequently, Sorkin went on to voice Quinn in “The New Batman Adventures”, “Superman: The Animated Series”, “Gotham Girls”, “Static Shock” and “Justice League” in subsequent years. She has also voiced the character in several video games, including “Batman: Arkham Asylum”, “Batman: Arkham City”, “Batman: Arkham Knight” as well as in the movie “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker”.
Sorkin is the second member of the original cast of “Batman: The Animated Series” to pass away, following the death of veteran voice actor Kevin Conroy, who was known as the voice of Batman last year.
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