Mary Kay Bergman


Bergman was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were Jewish, but Bergman was non-practicing and converted to Roman Catholicism after exploring several Christian denominations; although she still remained proud of her Jewish heritage. At an early age, she found herself drawn to fantasy entertainment ranging from science fiction to anything Disney. She was always proud of the fact that as a child she and her mother wrote letters to NBC to help keep the original Star Trek on the air for a third season. With regard to Disney, she regularly visited Disneyland and was once quoted as saying, "My one regret is that I never got to meet Walt Disney." Later, with her husband, Dino Andrade, she enjoyed Star Trek conventions while continuing to visit Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris.

Mary Kay Bergman had been in the voice over business since 1986, and reached the height of her career as a voice actor for the popular South Park series since its debut in 1997 until her death. She did voices for the mothers of all four main boys as well as Wendy Testerberger. She also did the voices in several Disney productions, such as Beauty and the Beast, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and Toy Story 2.

Mary Kay Bergman with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone

She also did several voice overs for Sierra On-Line. In Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, she voiced Gerde, as well as several other smaller roles. In Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out, she voiced Charlotte Donay and Cavaricci Vuarnet, as well as several more smaller roles. In Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail, she voiced Drew Baringmore, Jamie Lee Coitus and Wydoncha Jugg. In King's Quest: Mask of Eternity, she voiced the Apothecary Gnome and the Swamp Witch. Her last project with Sierra On-Line was Leisure Suit Larry's Casino where she once again did the voices of the Leisure Suit Larry 7 characters.

Unfortunately on November 11 1999 she committed suicide, reportedly over job-related problems. She was 38 years old. After her death, her husband started the Mary Kay Bergman Memorial Fund, which contributes to the Suicide Prevention Center at the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center.