|Born||December 12 1964 (56 years)|
|Associated acts||Ganime Jazz|
Donna Burke is an Australian voice actress, singer, narrator and businesswoman. She is also known for her vocal work on songs produced for video game series such as Metal Gear and Final Fantasy .
Burke graduated from Edith Cowan University. Her education included "operatic voice, speech and drama"and she received classical voice training for ten years.
From 1989 to 1995, Burke taught Media, English and Religious Education to senior students at Chisholm Catholic College. She moved to Japan in 1996 and initially worked as a teacher of English before obtaining some recording work.
Burke married Bill Benfield,[ when? ] a British former teacher. In 2004, Burke and Benfield started a record label, Dagmusic, which catered for foreign artists. Burke released her debut album, Lost and Found, through Dagmusic.
Burke has worked as a freelance announcer at NHK since 1999. She is also the lyricist for numerous Japanese TV commercials, anime songs and J-pop group tunes.
Burke created Hotteeze in 2004,a company she created to export Japanese heat pads worldwide.
Burke's voice has been used in Japan since 2005 for announcements on the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train system. Her voice is also used in Narita Airport Delta lounges and in English language guidance for the Emperor Showa Memorial Museum.
In 2007,[ citation needed ] Burke narrated a documentary titled Climate in Crisis - Part 1, which won the 2007 silver medal for Environment/Ecology at the New York Television Festival and the 2007 Earth Vision Award at the Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival.
|2000||Strange Dawn||Yuko Miyabe|
|2002||Voices of a Distant Star||Operator of the Lysithea|
|2003||Trip Trek||Catherine, Three Bee|
|2004–present||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series||Raising Heart|
|2010||Little Charo 2||Kanon|
|2014–2017||Fastening Days||Anna, Kelly (ep. 2)|
|2001||Silent Hill 2||Angela Orosco|
|2001||Virtua Fighter 4||Vanessa Lewis|
|2002||Shenmue II||Additional Voices||PC, PS4, Xbox, Xbox One versions|
|2003||Silent Hill 3||Claudia Wolf||Original release only|
|2003||Dino Crisis 3||Sonya Hart||Motion capture|
|2003||F-Zero GX||Mrs. Arrow|
|2003||Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand||Hel|
|2003||Bloody Roar 4||Uranus||Credited as Donnna Burke|
|2004||Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles||Storytelling Narrator|
|2004||Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django||Lady, Dvalinn|
|2004||Rumble Roses||Anesthesia / Dr. Cutter|
|2005||Virtua Quest||Vanessa Lewis|
|2006||Let's Go Jungle!: Lost on the Island of Spice||Norah|
|2010||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces||Raising Heart|
|2011||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny||Raising Heart|
|2012||Lumines Electronic Symphony||Announcer|
|2014||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||iDROID|
|2015||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||iDROID|
|2016||NightCry||Jessica, Angie, Maria, Kelly|
|2016||Let It Die||Various|
|2019||Homestar VR Special Edition||Narrator|
|2020||Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition||Narrator|
|2020||Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise||Laura|
• Final Fantasy 15 XP “Choosing Hope” 2017
• Implosion “Way in the Dark” 2015
• Resident Evil “At the End of a Long Escape” 2013
• Square Enix DISSIDIA012 “Final Fantasy” 2011
• The Last Ranker “Born to Survive” 2010
• Bandai Games “God Eater”2010
• NHK Little Charo 2 “Sayonara” 2010
• Capcom “Bio Hazard Dark Side Chronicles” (Sleeping Beauty) 2009
• Capcom “Last Ranker” 2009
• Bandai Namco Games God Eater “God and Man” 2009
• Square Enix Last Remnant “Journey’s End” 2008
• Square Enix, Final Fantasy, Crystal Chronicles, Moonless Starry Night, Morning Sky 2003
• Haibanae Renmei “Wondering” 2007
• Konami Elebits “The Smile Of You” 2006
• Konami “Star Gate Heaven” 2004
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