Frank Welker

American actor (born 1946)

Franklin Wendell "Frank" Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor who has done over 800 different voice roles in various animated films, television shows, video games and commercials. He is best known for doing animal sounds and monster sounds too, and he's known for being the voice of Scooby Doo since 2002 and the current voice of Fred Jones since 1969. Welker is one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood.[1]

Frank Welker
Welker in 2020
Franklin Wendell Welker

(1946-03-12) March 12, 1946 (age 78)
Other namesFrank W. Welker
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1967–present
Notable work Scooby-Doo
The Powerpuff Girls
The Real Ghostbusters
Inspector Gadget



Television animation roles

Year Title Role Note
1969 The Trouble with Girls Rutgers
1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Henry Farthington
1971 How to Frame a Figg Prentiss Gates
1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't Myles
1972 Dirty Little Billy Young punk
1976 Once Upon a Girl Additional Voices
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Special vocal effects
1981 Zorro, The Gay Blade Narrator
1981 The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie Lawyer/Interviewing Dog
1982 Heidi's Song Schnoodie/Hootie
1984 Gallavants Antik/Traw
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Gol 2005 Disney Dub
1984 Up the Creek Chuck the Wonder Dog
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Spock (screaming voice)
1984 Gremlins Stripe/Mogwai/Gremlins
1984 Cannonball Run II Special vocal effects
1985 Robotix
1985 Robotman & Friends Roberon/Sound-Off/Additional voices
1985 Cat's Eye Special vocal effects
1985 Explorers Special vocal effects
1985 My Science Project Aliens
1985 Rose Petal Place: Real Friends Seymour/Horace
1985 The Pound Puppies Howler/Catgut/Snichey
1985 The GLO Friends Save Christmas Glo Sluggerbug/Christmas Elf
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Additional Voices
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Joanna and Additional Special Vocal Effects
1991 Beauty and the Beast Footstool/Wolves Voice
1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Tokka and Razor Voice
1992 Aladdin Abu, Rajah and the Cave of Wonders Voice
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Birdzilla/Raccoon/SKunk/Owl/Coyotes/Bear Cubs/Bear/Mountain Lion/Porcupine
1993 Happily Ever After Batso
1994 The Lion King Additional Voices
1994 The Santa Clause Reindeer vocal effects
1994 Stargate Voice of the mastage
1994 The Pagemaster Horror/Parrot/Raven/Dragon
1995 A Goofy Movie Bigfoot Voice
1995 Gordy Narrator Voice
1995 Pocahontas Flit Voice
1995 Toy Story RC/Scud/Buster Voice
1995 Jumanji Animal vocal effects
1996 Dunston Checks In Special vocal effects Voice
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Baby bird Voice
1996 Space Jam Charles the Dog Voice
1996 Mars Attacks! Martians Voice
1998 A Bug's Life The Bird Voice
1998 Jane Austen's Mafia! Various animal vocal effects
1998 Quest for Camelot Ayden
1998 Godzilla Zilla Voice
1998 The Rugrats Movie The Wolf and Spike Voice
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Turkey and Figaro Voice
2000 The Tigger Movie Bees and Frogs Voice
2000 Tweety's High-Flying Adventure Mugsy and Hugo the Abominable Snowman and Hector the Bulldog Voice
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Max Voice
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Dragonfly/Black Jaguars Voice
2001 Shrek Dragon Voice
2002 Return to Never Land Nana 2
2002 Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Jerry/Tyke/Old Man Voice
2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Achilles/Djali Voice
2002 Eight Legged Freaks Consuela and other spiders' vocal effects
2003 Stitch! The Movie Sparky Voice
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Ralph the Security Guard/Barnyard Dog Voice
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Additional Voices
2005 Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars Spike Voice
2005 Chicken Little Bull Voice
2006 Curious George George Voice
2006 Bambi II Dogs Voice
2006 Cars Frank Voice
2006 Happy Feet Killer Whales Voice
2006 The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers Spinosaurus Voice
2006 Night at the Museum Rexy Voice
2007 TMNT Monsters Voice
2009 Garfield's Pet Force Garfield, additional voices
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Momma Voice
2009 Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 Exogorth Voice
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave, Devastator, Grindor, Reedman & Ravage Voice
2010 Alice in Wonderland Bandersnatch Voice
2010 Firebreather Dragon #1 Voice
2011 The Smurfs Azrael Voice
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Shockwave, Barricade & Soundwave Voice
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Sonya Voice
2012 The Grey Wolf sound effects
2012 Frankenweenie Sparky, Giant Sea Monkeys Voice
2013 The Smurfs 2 Azrael Voice
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Galvatron Voice
2019 Woody's Roundup: The Movie Bullseye, The Little Critters Voice

Animated film roles


Live-action or live-action/animation hybrid film voice roles


Theme park roles


Video game roles


Commercial roles



  1. Bradshaw, Peter (9 August 2011). "Frank Welker: the most successful Hollywood actor you've never heard of". The Guardian.
  2. "Days of Future Smash: Smashgard". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 46. May 17, 2015. Disney XD.
  3. Jean, Al. "Frank is back as nibbler! #everysimpsonsever". Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 5 November 2014.