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About the Voice Cast . . .

SCOTT BAKULA (Danny) is probably best known for his five-year run on the critically acclaimed NBC drama "Quantum Leap," for which he earned a 1992 Golden Globe and received four additional Golden Globe nominations, as well as four Emmy Award nominations. However, his credits include numerous well-received performances in film and theater as well.

Bakula was seen in the feature films "Lord of Illusions," "My Family/Mi Familia," "Color of Night," "A Passion to Kill" and "Necessary Roughness," after making his feature debut in 1990's "Sibling Rivalry."

In addition to his starring roles in "Quantum Leap" and the current series "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," Bakula has played a recurring character on the hit comedy series "Murphy Brown," and has starred in telefilms including ABC's "Nowhere to Hide," NBC's "Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771" and CBS's "The Bachelor's Baby."

He began his career in theater, making his Broadway debut as Joe DiMaggio in "Marilyn: An American Fable," and appearing in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of "3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down." After appearing in both the Los Angeles and Boston productions of "Nite Club Confidential," Bakula returned to Broadway in the musical "Romance/Romance," for which he received a 1988 Tony Award nomination.

Bakula has recorded an album of the songs which he performed during his five years on "Quantum Leap."

JASMINE GUY (speaking voice of Sawyer) is best known to audiences as the snobbish Whitley Gilbert on the hit television series "A Different World." However, the multi-talented Guy has performed in many media as an actor, dancer and singer.

Born in Boston and raised in Atlanta, Guy began her performing career in high school at the Northside School of performing Arts in Atlanta. After graduating, she moved to New York with a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and appeared in the Broadway musicals "Leader of the Pack" and the revival of "The Wiz," as well as in the Off-Broadway production of "Beehive."

Guy's feature film credits include Spike Lee's "School Daze," and "Harlem Nights" with Eddie Murphy. On television, she has made guest appearances on such shows as "NYPD Blue," "Touched By An Angel" and "Melrose Place," and starred in HBO's "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black," the CBS miniseries "Alex Hailey's Queen" and the CBS Movie of the Week "Stompin' at the Savoy," directed by Debbie Allen.

NATALIE COLE (singing voice of Sawyer) made her professional debut at age 11 in her father Nat King Cole's production of "I'm With You" in Los Angeles. Since then she has become one of the most popular recording artists and live performers in contemporary music.

In 1975 Cole's debut album, Inseperable, became an instant gold record, winning two Grammy Awards and spawning the Top 10 hit "This Will Be." It was followed in 1976 by Natalie, which also went gold; 1977's Unpredictable, which went platinum; and 1979's I Love You So, which went gold. Each of these albums spawned several hit singles as well.

In 1987 Cole's album Everlasting earned her a Grammy nomination, an NAACP Image Award and a Soul Train Award, and spawned three hit singles. Her 1989 album Good To Be Back contained the Top 10 hits "Miss You Like Crazy" and "Wild Women Do."

In 1991, Cole released Unforgettable With Love, a tribute to her father and his musical legacy. It sold more than 11 million copies, won an unprecedented seven Grammy Awards and earned Cole two American Music Awards, three Soul Train Awards and two NAACP Image Awards. She followed it in 1993 with Take A Look, which went gold and earned her a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal performance. That same year, Cole teamed with Frank Sinatra to record "They Can't Take That Away From Me" for his album, Duets. In 1994 Cole recorded Holly and Ivy, an album of jazz-inflected Christmas favorites.

In addition to her recording career, Cole has appeared in several television series, including "I'll Fly Away" and "Touched By An Angel," and in the telefilm "Lily in Winter" and the TNT broadcast of "The Wizard of Oz," performed at Lincoln Center in New York.

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