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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Fred Flintstone with sound clips and images.
Fred Flintstone is one of the most iconic cartoon characters of all-time. Basically his voice was made famous by both Henry Corden and Alan Reed.

Some may not have realized this but for the pilot of the series, entitled "Flagstones" , voice acting legend Daws Butler provided the voice. In the show, "Flintstone Kids", Lennie Weinrib provided the voice, however for certain parts, especially PSAs and a 'Just Say No' special, Scott Menville filled in.

Outside of a few parodies done by the likes of Maurice LeMarche and others Jeff Bergman has been the main person doing Fred's voice ever since the one-shot TV Special, "Flinstones on the Rocks" which aired in 2001 and was the last Flintstone project ever done by Hanna and Barbera.
Created by OptimusSolo on Mon Jul 12 2010, 31 Comments, Add Comment
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The Flintstones (1960)
Fred FlintstoneDaws Butler
Daws Butler
The Flintstones (1960)
Fred FlintstoneAlan Reed
Alan Reed
The New Fred and Barney Show (1979)
Fred FlintstoneHenry Corden
Henry Corden
The Flintstones Kids (1986)
Fred FlintstoneLennie Weinrib
Lennie Weinrib
The Flintstones Kids (1986)
Fred FlintstoneScott Menville
Scott Menville
The Flintstones: On the Rocks (2001)
Fred FlintstoneJeff Bergman
Jeff Bergman

EDITOR'S OPINION

Right off the bat, Scott Menville is easily the worst voice in this compare. I know he was supposed to be a young version of Fred but it is just awful compared to Weinrib. So, Weinrib wins in the kid-version category.

Daws Butler is usually at the top of all my lists but I must say that I am glad this is one role he didn't get to keep. So it all boils down to Bergman who does a great impersonation of Corden and the original(s) Alan Reed and Henry Corden.

In the end my vote goes to Corden. 1: Corden, 2: Reed, 3: Bergman, 4: Weinrib, 5: Butler, 6: Menville

OptimusSolo

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Ross123
said at 9:47 AM on Sat May 17 2014
Starting off with my favourite child voice for Fred giving that I don't care much about those things. Lennie is better than Scott at voicing young Fred.

Alan will always be the voice of Fred for me but Henry & Jeff did pretty good jobs.

Daws was just average, he's the 1st voice gotta have respect for the guy cause bein 1st ain't easy.
HienFan
said at 8:54 PM on Sun Feb 9 2014
Lol two of Scrappy's voice actor voiced Kid Fred
1 Corden
2 Bergman
3 Reed
4 Weinrib
5 Butler
6 Menville
Megnoman
said at 8:13 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
bergman is the best
Hero of Legend
said at 3:18 PM on Sat Dec 21 2013
Here's a recent Fruity Pebbles commercial with James as Fred!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqWYAa3cgcM

Sadly "BARNEY, MY PEBBLES!" just isn't the same anymore. :'(

You can rip this and add it. :)
Hero of Legend
said at 8:25 PM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@Hero of Legend Actually go with this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LBqXbyqfE4

Not only is the "Barney! My little Pebbles" line SO MUCH better, but James confirmed to be on twitter it's indeed him! Wow, sounds so close to Corden! O_o
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:29 PM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@Hero of Legend Stuff like this belongs in the Existing compare forum
Patrick
said at 1:35 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
1: Alan Reed is Fred Flintstone the one and only.
2: Henry Corden did a good job taking over after Alan Reed died.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 8:09 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
Alan Reed without a doubt. He IS Fred Flintstone. He is who defined this character, and made him who he is. His voice is also hilarious and entertaining to listen to. Corden wasn't a bad substitute, and he did have an entertaining voice, but I find Bergman to be the better sound-a-like. Daws played an early version of the character, and wasn't bad, but nothing memorable.

As for the kid voices, Lennie Weinrib was head-and-shoulders better. He actually sounded like a kid version of Fred Flintstone. Scott Menville didn't sound very distinct or memorable at all.

said at 11:18 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 I agree reed was the best!!
WWEFAN12ization
said at 12:48 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
OK OK, stop removing my comments! All I said was why isn't JAT in this comparison. I'm just asking simple question. There is no need to keep removing my comments. We all know he voiced Fred. But you're going to keep doing this. Here's My opinion:

1. Alan Reed
2. Henry Corden
3. Jeff Bergman
4. Daws Butler
5. Lennie Weinrib/Scott Menville
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:42 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@WWEFAN12ization To quote the little note next to the comment box:

"Note: We are aware that many pages are incomplete. Please make ANY requests in the forums.
Comments related to requests or deemed inappropriate/offensive will be removed."

Asking why JAT isn't in the compare is essentially the same as a request, hence why it was blocked. We intend for the comments to be a place for discussion, rather than requests or pointing out that a page isn't complete.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 2:46 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@NCZ Ok My Mistake, Thank You.
riesen2b
said at 8:30 PM on Fri Oct 19 2012
I have to agree with you on Scott Menville as well as Daws Butler. However I respectfully disagree with your choice of Henry Corden. I have been a fan of voice actors ever since I was a kid in the 60's and saw Jim Backus on a talk show doing his Mr. Magoo voice. I had never really put a face to the cartoon voices until then and I was amazed by it. Since that time I have been fascinated with voice actors and was shocked in the seventies when Alan Reed passed away. The first time I heard Henry Corden as Fred, I could tell the difference right away and hated it. That's not the Fred Flintstone that I know, I remember thinking. Granted, after years had passed I became used to Henry's voice and can now accept him as Fred. But for me, Alan Reed, whom I think I saw once on Johnny Carson or another talk show, will always be the original and best Fred Flintstone.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:20 AM on Sat Oct 20 2012
@riesen2b Fair enough - a LOT of people have a connection to the 'first' version of the characters that they heard. To me, its not always the best version but I understand why people do that.
Toady_12
said at 10:16 AM on Sun Oct 7 2012
1. Alan Reed
2. Henry Corden
3. Jeff Bergman
3. Daws Butler
5. Scott Menville
5. Lennie Weinrib
mchi59
said at 8:32 PM on Thu Oct 4 2012
For me Alan Reed will always be THE Fred Flintstone. Reed LOOKED like Fred and really defined the role. Corden actually did a pretty good job, though he did bring kind of a different dynamic to the character. The others, well, good try but no cigar.
Patrick
said at 12:44 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1: Alan Reed the Best voice for Fred.
2: Henry Corden was a good replacement once I got used to hearing him as Fred.
3: Lennie Weinrib best Young Fred.
4: Daws Butler not good sounds to much like one of his other characters and just doesn't fit Fred.
5: Bergman sounds nothing like Reed and Corden's version of Fred...so I disagree with the Editor.
6: Menville not good at all is the worst of them all.
pete
said at 1:33 PM on Sun Jan 6 2013
@Patrick I don't think that the best example of his work. I've heard him better.
MatthewC17
said at 10:30 PM on Thu Aug 30 2012
1. Alan Reed - Where would we be without the famous "Yabba-Dabba-Doo"?
2. Harry Corden - Decent replacement
3. Lennie Weinrib - Decent childhood Fred
4. Daws Butler - Sounds too low and forced
5. Jeff Bergman - Stick to Looney Tunes
6. Scott Menville - I hear Red Herring
pete
said at 1:36 PM on Sun Jan 6 2013
@MatthewC17 and with Scott I now hear Red Herring and also Robin.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 8:29 PM on Sun May 5 2013
@MatthewC17 Is there anything wrong with a voice actor using a specific voice for more than one character? There are times when a particular voice CAN and does work for multiple roles. My god, Scott Menville was only a kid at the time. It's rare for child voice actors to be directed to use any voice other than their own. I'm not saying he was any good, but there has to be a better reason why that's the case, other than him sounding like another character (especially one he performed AFTER this role...).
Animefan98
said at 3:04 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
Alan Reed; for the kids' voice I choose Scott Menville
Toady_12
said at 10:20 AM on Thu Jul 26 2012
1. Alan Reed
2. Jeff Bergman
3. Henry Corden
4. Daws Butler
5. Lennie Winrib
6. Scott Menville
Toady_12
said at 8:49 PM on Thu Jul 26 2012
@Toady_12
1. Alan Reed
2. Daws Butler
3. Henry Corden
4. Jeff Bergman
5. Lennie Winrib
6. Scott Menville
voiceactorfan
said at 6:56 PM on Sat Nov 26 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Weinrib best kid voice
pete
said at 3:01 PM on Sat Apr 9 2011
I thought Menville's was dropping an F-bomb for a breif second. His doesn't sound anything like Fred unlike Wenrib's
ricram41 (Guest)
said at 2:04 AM on Sun Feb 6 2011
I like Alan then Henry
michael (Guest)
said at 9:06 PM on Tue Dec 21 2010
Alan Reed originated the voice of Fred Flintstone. When he passed away in 1977, Henry Corden stepped in and provided his own imprint on Fred, which included bringing his native Canadian rasp into voicing him, making him sound like a cross between Ralph Kramden and Archie Bunker. Ironically, Henry's best friend was Jackie Gleason, who portrayed Ralph Kramden. Henry voiced Fred for 22 years, before retiring and giving way to Jeff Bergman, who's been Fred, ever since. All due respect to the other actors, there were only three "true" voices for Fred Flintstone, namely Alan Reed, Henry Corden and Jeff Bergman.
jameswood (Guest)
said at 8:11 PM on Wed Oct 6 2010
No wait jeff bergman or henry corden
jameswood (Guest)
said at 12:56 PM on Wed Oct 6 2010
i can not tell but i love Daws Butler
john (Guest)
said at 3:26 PM on Tue Jul 13 2010
I rate them this way
Alan
Jeff
Henry
Daws
Lennie
Scott


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