Pershing, Diane

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(Dian Pershing, Diana Pershing)


Born May 27, in Queens, NY; married (marriage ended); children: Morgan Rose, Benjamin. Education: Graduated from University of California, Los Angeles. Avocational Interests: Reading and cooking.

Addresses: Agent Sutton, Barth & Vennari, 145 South Fairfax Ave., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Contact P.O. Box 67424, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actress, voice performer, and writer. Provided voices for commercials and infomercials; previously worked as a backup singer to artists such as Johnny Mathis and Ann Margaret, lead singer of band The Establishment, songwriter, film critic, and disc jockey.

Member: Romance Writers of America (Orange County chapter).

Awards, Honors: Oklahoma Readers Choice Award runner up, best short contemporary, 1993, for Satisfaction; Aspen Gold Contest winner, best long contemporary, 1998, for While She Was Sleeping; Madcap Award, Heart and Scroll, 2000, for Hot Copy; Holt Medallion finalist, Virginia Romance Writers, and Golden Quill finalist, Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter, both for First Date: Honeymoon.


Film Appearances:

Voice, Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase, 1983.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Isis, Tarzan and the Super 7, CBS, 1978.

Voice of Dale Arden, The New Animated Adventures of Flash Gordon (animated; also known as Flash Gordon ), NBC, 1979.

Voice of Pearl Pureheart, The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse ), CBS, 1979.

Voice of Crystal Kane, The Centurions (animated), syndicated, 1985.

Defenders of the Earth, syndicated, 1986.

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (animated; also known as Bismarck the Star Musketeers ), syndicated, 19861989.

Voice of Netossa, SheRa: Princess of Power (animated), syndicated, 19871988.

Voices of Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley/Poison Ivy and others, Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin ), Fox, 19921994.

Voice, Denver, the Last Dinosaur (animated), 1993.

Voice of Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley/Poison Ivy, Batman: Gotham Knights (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Batman ), The WB, 19971999.

Also appeared as voices of Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley/Poison Ivy, Gotham Girls (animated), a series on the Internet, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Voice of Queen, Snow White Christmas (animated), 1980.

Voice of Des, Ravager, SciFi Channel, 1997.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voice of Dale Arden, Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (animated), NBC, 1982.

Voice, The CenturionsPowerxtreme! (animated), syndicated, 1986.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Michael Jackson ... The Magic Returns, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice of Mrs. Grayson, "Robin's Reckoning: Part 2," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), 1993.

Woman V.O., "Goodnight Vince," Hang Time, 1997.

Voice of Poison Ivy, "A Better World: Part 2," Justice League (animated), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Voice of Poison Ivy, "Hard as Nails," Static Shock (animated), 2003.

Also appeared as voice of woman next to Henry, "Fraudcast News," Darkwing Duck (animated), ABC and syndicated; voice of Poison Ivy, "Girls' Night Out," The New Batman/Superman Adventures (animated), The WB; various voices, Dungeons & Dragons (animated); voice, Wildfire, CBS; voice of Poison Ivy, "Bat-Man," Ash Visits Bikini Bottom (animated); voice of Poison Ivy, Mickey and Bugs' House of Villains; voice of Poison Ivy, PokeMadness 3000 (animated); voice of Poison Ivy, Toon Jam (animated).

Television Work; Series:

Additional voices, The Smurfs (animated; also known as Smurfs' Adventures ), NBC, 1981.

Additional voices, Inspector Gadget (animated; also known as Inspecteur Gadget ), 19851986.

Television Work; Episodic:

Appeared as additional voices, "The Burning Bridge," "The Color of Honor," and "The Walls of Tyranny," all episodes of Legend of Prince Valiant (animated).


Video Games:

Voice of Yori, TRON Solar Sailor, Mattel, 1983.

Voice, Quest for Glory IV; Shadows of Darkness, Sierra, 1993.

Voices of Fishmarket Lady and Shona, Zork: Grand Inquisitor, 1997.

Voices of Centeol, Safan, and Tamoko, Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate, Interplay Productions, 1998.

Voice, Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus, 2000.

Voice of Adalon, Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate IIShadows of Aman, 2000.

(As Dian Pershing) Voice, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Interplay Productions, 2001.

Voice of Silver Lady, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, 2001.

Voice of Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley/Poison Ivy, Batman: Vengeance, 2001.


Television Episodes:

(With Bob Noonoo) "One Enchanted Evening," What's Happening Now!, syndicated, 1985.

Also wrote episodes of The Love Boat, ABC; New Love American Style, ABC.

Romance Novels:

Sultry Whispers, Loveswept, 1992.

Intimate View, Loveswept, 1992.

Breathless, Loveswept, 1993.

Satisfaction, Loveswept, 1993.

Heartquake, Loveswept, 1993.

Up Close and Personal, Loveswept, 1995.

Third Date's the Charm, Silhouette Your Truly, 1997.

First Date: Honeymoon, Silhouette Yours Truly, 1997.

While She Was Sleeping, Silhouette Intimate Moments, 1998.

The Tough Guy and the Toddler, Intimate Moments, 1999.

Hot Copy, Harlequin Duets, 2000.

Cassie's Cowboy, Harlequin Romance, 2002.

Ransom, Silhouette Romance, 2003.

The Wish, Harlequin Romance, 2003.



Diane Pershing Official Site,, March 17, 2004.