Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Frank Welker
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Birth name: Franklin Wendell Welker
Sex: Male
Born: March 12, 1946
Birth place: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation: Voice actor
Years active: 1960–present
Voice of: Fred Jones

Franklin Wendell Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, and impressionist with an extensive career spanning nearly six decades. He provided the voices of Scooby-Doo and Fred Jones on Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog.


He was born in Denver, Colorado on March 12, 1946. He began his career as a stand-up comic and a live-action actor. He appeared in TV commercials and films before getting the role as Fred in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? He started the role in 1969, and has continued to do the voice of Fred to this day.

He is known for his numerous voice-over roles on animated series such as Jabberjaw in Jabberjaw, Dynomutt in Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, Curly in The Robonic Stooges, Sherman "Fangs" Fangsworth/Fangface and Baby Fangs/Fangpuss in Fangface, Tom and Jerry in The Tom & Jerry Comedy Show, Dollar the Dog in Richie Rich, Hefty Smurf in The Smurfs, Howler in Pound Puppies, Dino in The Flintstones Kids through The Flintstones: On the Rocks, Squanto in This is America, Charlie Brown, Bo the Sheep, Booker and Sheldon in Garfield and Friends, Calamity Coyote, Little Beeper, Furrball and GoGo DoDo in Tiny Toon Adventures, Buttons and Runt in Animaniacs, Abu in Aladdin, Bronx in Gargoyles, Monkey, Quackor and Infraggible Krunk in Dexter's Laboratory, Shag and Muzzle in Road Rovers, Ace in Batman Beyond, Pegasus in Hercules, Goddard in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Monty Uno and Professor XXXL in Codename Kids Next Door, Max in The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Lucifer in Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Boskov The Bear in Evil Con Carne, Sparky in Lilo & Stitch series, K-9 in Duck Dodgers, Cri-Kee in Mulan II, Curious George in Curious George, Garfield in Garfield Gets Real through The Garfield Show, Azrael in The Smurfs through Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Astro in The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!.


  • He is the only original voice actor of Scooby-Doo franchise.

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