Arlene Sorkin, best known as the voice of Harley Quinn in the DC Universe animated series, has died. She was 67 years old.
DC co-president James Gunn shared the news with an Instagram post dedicated to Sorkin’s memory.
RIP Arlen Sorkin, the talented original voice of Harley Quinn, who helped create the character so many of us love. Love to her family and friends, Gunn subscriber.
Sorkin began her career in television in 1982 with an appearance on PBS Saturday Night Live as a background actor. In 1987 she was part of the cast of the sitcom duet Where she played Geneva. She will continue to appear later open house (1989), In the dream (1990) and Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss.
In 1992, Sorkin began voicing Harley Quinn Batman: The Animated Series. She will reprise her role in other shows such as Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Gotham Girls, Justice League And static shock. Sorkin has also lent her voice as Harley Quinn to the DC video games Batman: Arkham Asylum, DC Universe Online And DC Universe Online: The Last Laugh.
Sorkin also played Calliope Jones Bradford on the NBC daytime series days of our lives.
Mark Hamill took to social media to express his condolences.
“I was devastated to learn that we have lost the amazing Arlene Sorkin,” Hamill wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. Not just an amazing talent, but a truly amazing person. I am grateful not only to have worked with her, but to have been her friend. 🙏 I send my heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.
. “Professional creator. Lifelong thinker. Reader. Beer buff. Troublemaker. Evil problem solver.”