Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

B. J. Ward
B. J. Ward
Birth name: Betty Jean Ward
Sex: Female
Born: September 12, 1944
Birth place: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S
Occupation: Voice actress
Years active: 1960–present
Voice of: Tulip

Betty Jean Ward, known as B. J. Ward, (born September 12, 1944) is an American actress and voice actress. She provided the voice of Hugo andTulip on Courage the Cowardly Dog


She is the creator and star of Stand-Up Opera, a musical one-woman show. She was wife of Gordon Hunt (Hanna-Barbera recording director) from 1995 until his death in 2016 and stepmother of Helen Hunt.

She is known for her most voice-over roles on animated series such as Princess Allura in Voltron (1984 Series), Panky & Punkin in Pink Panther and Sons, Betty Ross in The Incredible Hulk (1982 Series), Scarlett in G.I. Joe, Witch Hag in Samurai Jack, Winnie Woodpecker in The New Woody Woodpecker Show, Betty Rubble in The Flintstones Kids, North Star in My Little Pony, Whopper in Pound Puppies (1986 Series), Desert Flower in The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound, Aunt Jebidisa in Johnny Bravo, Repulsa & Googie in Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf.


  • She voices Velma from the commercial, Scooby-Doo/Courage the Cowardly Dog Scare-A-Thon on October 23–26, 2000.
  • She was the fifth voice of Velma Dinkley in four direct-to-video films; Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders and Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase.

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