Amanda Craughwell (born April 15, 1988) is a Canadian actress, voice actress, filmmaker, and writer from Prince Edward Island. She is mostly known for being the current voice of Eckhart Fielding in the Eckhart franchise.
Amanda was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island to a Irish-Canadian father, Dennis Craughwell, and Acadian mother, Geneviève Craughwell. She graduated from Three Oaks Senior High School in 2007 and was her class valedictorian, giving a speech at the graduation ceremony.
Voice of Eckhart
Amanda was performing in the Charlottetown Festival in 2003 when her mother heard a new voice actor for Eckhart Fielding was needed. As Amanda was a fan of Eckhart, she excitedly agreed that she would audition and went to Hotel Charlottetown for the audition.
She auditioned with two other Charlottetown Festival performers - a woman in her early-30s, and Amanda's friend Daisy Torechilla (the Filipina daughter of a OFW). She was asked to read lines from earlier episodes and portray some emotions.
Amanda debuted as Eckhart in Eckhart: The Movie. Previous actress Jessica Pellerin voiced Eckhart for the first half, with Amanda taking over the role in the second half (the change of voice actress is acknowledged in-universe by Eckhart noticing his voice changed after inhaling the fumes from the fire, and he performs a musical number acknowledging that it's still him despite the change). She would then voice him for the fourth season of the series, the Thanksgiving special Thanks! From Eckhart, and Eckhart's Big Mysteries. She has since voiced Eckhart in multiple video games and many commercials.
She is otherwise best known for performing Leah Abraham, the cousin-in-law of Ed Astle, in a few story arcs of the RKO Network soap opera The Emergency Room. She was nominated for a Golden Maple Award for her role in 2015.
She is a fan of the Montreal Expos.