How Erica Lindbeck, Voice Of Final Fantasy VII Remake's Jessie, Got Her Break

Less than a decade into her career, voice actor Erica Lindbeck has over 150 credits to her name. From her start as random background characters, she’s gone on to voice everyone from Barbie to Cassie Cage, Black Cat to Futaba Sakura. If you play video games, you’ve probably heard her voice.

In our fourth episode of “Behind The Voice,” we talk to Erica about how she came to voice acting and how she juggles so many roles. She tells us how this frantic pace has taken a physical toll on her, but she’s found a way to turn even that into a positive.


You can connect with Erica on her new Twitch channel if you’re in the mood for some spooky stories. She’s kinda hilarious, too.


I found it particularly interesting when she said she gets really jazzed over the character development and interactions between characters in games, because it’s totally a traditional-acting thing to focus on in any other form of media, that human (or, considering games, orc/dwarf/dragon/sentient robot/planet-consuming slime beast/this medium is cool...)

...because its Newtonian Third Law equal and opposite reaction is the gamer who plays games that are in no way whatsoever character-driven but who get just as jazzed at the way systems and data points interact as an extension of what makes us tick the way the human condition makes the theater-type person tick.

The fact that gaming is a big enough and robust enough medium to allow for both continually inspires me as someone who’s been playing them since games were overwhelmingly considered just toys for kids back in the 80s.