You may never have heard of NYU junior Anna Brisbin on campus, but over five-and-a-half million people have heard her squeak like Squirtle, and that’s not a figure of speech. Since she began uploading video impersonations to YouTube under the pseudonym Brizzy Voices this past summer, the 21-year-old Tisch drama major has gained over 10 million total video views and now has more than 150,000 YouTube subscribers.
Her videos of selected Nintendo and Nickelodeon impressions have each accumulated more than a million views, but her biggest success thus far is the previously mentioned Pokémon-themed clip, in which she impersonates all of the 151 original characters in under seven minutes, even while occasionally interjecting asides like, “Yeah, it does sound like that, okay?”
NYU Local recently caught up with Brisbin, who’s currently studying abroad in Madrid. Check out our conversation with the kookiest voice actor this side of 14th Street.