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Fred Flintstone

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Fred Flintstone with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Flintstones

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 Jul 12 2010
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
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 FlintstoneScott Menville
Scott Menville
The Flintstones Kids (1986)
Fred FlintstoneLennie Weinrib
Lennie Weinrib
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (2000)
Fred FlintstoneMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
The Flintstones: On the Rocks (2001)
Fred FlintstoneJeff Bergman
Jeff Bergman
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2003)
Fred FlintstoneJames Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor
Fred FlintstoneScott Innes
Scott Innes


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



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said at 8:40 AM on Fri Apr 27 2018
I actually kinda like Daws Butler's take on the character. Since he was the first I can cut him a little slack for trying to establish the character but for what he did I don't find it that bad.

But Alan Reed pretty much WAS Fred Flintstone. I haven't watched the show in ages but his performance had everything. Funny, bumbling, high-strung, frustrated and good hearted. He pretty much updated and perfected the voice after Daws left. Easily the best.

That being said I can't pick a favourite from the follow-ups since all of them do a decent job capturing the voice. Not much to say on the kid versions either.

Alan gets my vote.
8000 Saiyans
said at 6:54 PM on Mon Dec 25 2017
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Alan Reed, no contest.
said at 10:00 PM on Sat Oct 21 2017
1. Alan Reed
2. Henry Corden
3. Jeff Bergman
said at 12:01 PM on Wed Jul 5 2017
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Favorite Voice

1. Alan Reed- He is Fred Flintstone. He had the perfect voice to play the impulsive and bumbling man who cares very much for the people he loves.

2. Henry Corden- He was the best replacement for Fred. He did Fred's character while doing something of his own to the voice as well. He does a great job with his performance, but it's just not as good as Adam's in my opinion.
3. James Arnold Taylor- He does a good job with his performance in the commercials, but it feels less like Fred in the Billy and Mandy episode.
4. Jeff Bergman- He did a good job for the most part except for the WWE Smack-Down special. I agree with WrightWay and Voiceactorfan1; his voice is too hoarse. I personally enjoyed it the most in On The Rocks.
5. Scott Innes- He is good with the voice of Fred, but something sounds kind of off with his voice.
6. Maurice LaMarche- While he has the right pitch and tone for Fred's voice, his performance is falls flat, except when he raises his voice.
7. Daws Butler- He has a genuine voice, but it just doesn't sound like it fits Fred.

Kid Fred
8. Lennie Weinrib- He sounds more like he fits a younger Fred better, but he lacks the young boyish pitch in his voice.
8. Scott Menville- He has a more boyish pitch in his voice (but still a pretty bad one), but he sounds awkward as Fred.
said at 6:50 PM on Mon Dec 25 2017
@robloxrules32 I think Maurice LaMarche's performance was intentional, considering how in Harvey Birdman, Fred Flintstone is parodying Tony Soprano, the main character in The Sopranos. The episode in which Fred Flintstone is in, "The Dabba Don", is a parody of The Sopranos in general.
said at 10:07 PM on Mon Dec 25 2017
@Superpan21 I guess I didn't take that into consideration. With Fred parodying a mob boss here, it makes better sense why he would sound like that instead of typical Fred Flintstone.
said at 11:49 AM on Tue Dec 27 2016
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The late Alan Reed was the perfect Fred Flintstone, honestly, I can't say anything about his performance....other than his voice was a perfect fit for the bumbling working man who was just trying to get through the day- he made him really entertaining, too, just a memorable performance all around.

Henry Corden managed to make the role of Fred his own, but I don't feel it's quite as energetic and distictive as Alan Reed's performance was, though at least it's entertaining and true to Fred's personality as a character.

Daws Butler wasn't bad, per se, but he's really generic and forgettable here- too plain at times, but at least it sounds like an actual person.

Scott Innes is often a great VA when it comes to trying to get a close match for the most iconic VA at times: I have to give him kudos for this- he was great as Shaggy in Scooby Doo, and his Fred was pretty decent here as well, despite that "Heavy duty!" line delivery of his being pretty forced.

James Arnold Taylor has the voice down pretty well, but his delivery is way too forced, and all he says is "Yabba dabba" with added gibberish to boot, rather than coming off as a real person.

I agree with Voiceactorfan1 that Jeff Bergman's initial performance sounded more like Alan Reed's take did than Henry Corden's does, but his performance later on was definitely too hoarse.

Maurice LaMarche sounds incredibly monotone and flat here- too dull, although it works for that mob boss incarnation they were going for there.

In terms of pitch, Scott Menville's boy voice is actually more believable than Lennie Weinrib's, but sadly he's miscast because it doesn't mesh well with the Adult voices for the character. On the other hand, Lennie Weinrib's take definitely sounds more like a younger version of Alan Reed's Fred, so I prefer it as it matches the character more in the end.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:40 PM on Tue Jul 19 2016
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Now to give my thoughts on the Fred Flintstone compare.

Daws Butler sounds OK, but the voice doesn't feel like Fred Flintstone to me. I'll say this, he doesn't sound like Yogi Bear in this role.

Alan Reed is my personal favorite voice for Fred. He got it down to a T. It's the voice I associate the most with Fred Flintstone.

I also have to give props to Henry Corden for carrying on Reed's legacy while also giving his own spin on Fred. Corden is definitely my second favorite voice for Fred.

Now onto his replacements.

Bergman, mainly known for taking on many of the Mel Blanc does a spot on Reed impression in the movie. Now in later media he basically finds a medium between Reed & Corden's takes but at times he can be inconsistent. Definitely worthy of third place.

JAT is another solid voice match along with Bergman. Though the clip in question only has him repeating Yabba Dabba & that gets really annoying. For that I'd have to put him in fourth place.

Scott Innes is also very good. A lack of material holds him back, but no complaints. Worthy of 5th place.

Maurice LaMarche is another decent impression but the slip into his more recognizable voice when he raises it, hinders the performance.

Lennie Wenrib, no doubt about it is the better child Grred voice. Scott Menville is a huge miscast in this role.
said at 3:10 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
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This is a really difficult VC for me to do as I feel both the late Alan Reed and late Henry Corden are both perfect as Fred Flintstone. Alan Reed having been the voice of Fred in the original series and Corden being his successor in nearly every spin-off and special that featured the Flintstones up until his passing. Alan's performance is classic and iconic but I find at times that Henry Corden's voice is the one that I usually end up remembering a bit more, why I'm not sure to be honest?

Of the modern voice/replacements I feel James Arnold Taylor does the better job than Jeff Bergman. I feel with JAT Fred is a real testament to the range and versatility he has even if he does sound a bit light. Jeff Bergman I feel is rather inconsistent as Fred, sometimes he sounds spot on to both Reed and Corden and other times I feel he misses the mark entirely.

Scott Innes's take on Fred is rather solid all things considered, if he had more time in the role, he could be a lot better.

Maurice LaMarche is decent as the Fred he voices on Harvey Birdman who is a mob boss for some reason? I sense the potential within his performance, while he sounds a bit more recognizable when he raises his voice, he still manages to sound enough like what Fred should sound like, I'd like Maurice to have another go as Fred this time doing a more traditional take on the character.

Daws Butler was his first voice and it's not a bad voice but It just doesn't feel like Fred to me.

Of the two child Fred's. Lennie Weinrib is the better of the two, while he doesn't sound like a real child, he does sound like a young Fred Flintstone. Scott Menville just sounds like an ordinary kid, nothing special about his take in the slightest.

HONOURABLE MENTION: John Goodman was perfect as Fred in the live-action movie, don't get me wrong the movie is terrible but that casting is absolutely spot on. I hope Goodman gets the chance to voice Fred someday.

In the end I'm going to give my vote to Henry Corden. It wasn't easy but whenever I think of Fred, it's his voice that comes to mind first and foremost. Alan Reed is of course a very close (almost tied) second.

BONUS: I can't help but think Fred Tatasciore would make an awesome Fred Flintstone, plus it'd be a bit of a Danza scenario too.
said at 1:09 AM on Tue Dec 1 2015
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Am I the only one who thinks the late Lennie Weinrib who voiced the kid version of Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones Kids (1986) sounds a bit like Scott McNeil's voice for Oolong in Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1998)???
Shaun Ince
said at 10:03 PM on Fri Nov 27 2015
There are two somewhat different performances for Bergman's Fred Flintstone. In "On the Rocks", it started out as an Alan Reed impression. Then his later performances combine Reed & Corden voices respectively.
said at 5:00 PM on Sun Sep 20 2015
I wonder who they're gonna get to do the voice of Fred in the animated movie Will Ferrell is producing. I'm sure Warner Bros. would want a celebrity, but I can't think of any celebrities who sound like Fred.
said at 10:16 AM on Mon Sep 21 2015
@Michaelsar They could just use John Goodman.
said at 12:10 PM on Wed Sep 9 2015
Ok what was Jeff's deal? He voiced started out meh then turned into an average Fred voice and got better by Stone Age Smackdown. This and Zjohnny Bravo before it are the worst examples of his work.
said at 11:57 AM on Sat Nov 28 2015
@pete 14 years of experience can improve a person's work, although I had no problem with Bergman in On the Rocks.
said at 12:29 PM on Sat Nov 28 2015
@pete Johnny
said at 3:05 AM on Sun Sep 6 2015
1. Henry Corden
2. Alan Reed
3. Jeff Bergman
4. Scott Innes
5. Mauriche LaMarche
6. Daws Butler
7. James Arnold Taylor
8. Lennie Weinrib
9. Scott Menville
said at 12:59 PM on Mon Aug 31 2015
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I've seen and remember more of Corden 's performances than the original show, so going with him. Alan is 2nd, I honestly prefer Maurice then James over Jeff on this one. Jeff got better and the former didn't need to. I hope the former two get more chances at this iconic character.
said at 3:46 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
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Am I the only one who thinks that Weinrib sounds like Christopher Collins???
said at 3:37 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
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1) Alan Reed
2) Henry Corden
3) Jeff Bergman
4) Lennie Weinrib
5) Scott Menville
6) Maurice LaMarche
7) James Arnold Taylor
8) Daws Butler
9) Scott Innes
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said at 9:31 AM on Mon Aug 3 2015
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Henry Corden gets my vote on this one. James, Alan and Jeff would be my runner ups.

When it comes to the younger versions of Fred, Lennie would get my vote. It's shocking how well he can pull off a voice that sounds like Fred Flintstone, yet is so 'child like' (plus I think he sounds more like a younger version of Daws than Alan/Henry). I don't think Scott is bad by any means, it's just that... it's like Scott would be good for a 6 year old Fred and Lennie is better for a 10 year old Fred.
said at 5:44 AM on Mon Aug 3 2015
Yeah James is bleh like I remember him
1 Henry Corden
2 Jeff Bergman
3 Alan Reed
4 Scott Innes
5 Daws Butler
6 Lennie Weinrib
7 Maurice LaMarche- He sounds so off yet...
8 James Arnold
9 Scott Menville- Sorry Robin you're still last
Shaun Ince
said at 5:08 PM on Sun Aug 2 2015
Alan Reed is the best voice for Fred Flintstone. Bergman showcases his talent for impersonations in this compare so he's in second place. And for third place, I'd put James Arnold Taylor.
said at 10:24 AM on Sun Aug 2 2015
Agreeing with PurpleWarrior13's opinion..

Maurice LaMarche was good when he was talking, it's when he's yelling that he kind of sounds like some of his other roles, which throws me off for a second. He still sounds closer to Alan than Henry.

James Arnold Taylor was pretty good, but he didn't have much to say other than "Yabba Dabba". His roles in the Cocoa Puffs commercials show him off better than he does here.

Scott Innes.. wasn't really remarkable. He's below Daws.

1. Alan Reed
2. Jeff Bergman
3. James Arnold Taylor
4. Maurice LaMarche
5. Henry Corden
6. Daws Butler
7. Scott Innes
8. Lenny Weinrib
9. Scott Menville
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
@Ghosty404 Scratch that, I'll put James above Jeff and Henry above Maurice.
said at 9:47 AM on Sat May 17 2014
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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.
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
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
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Here's a recent Fruity Pebbles commercial with James as Fred!

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:

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
said at 1:35 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
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1: Alan Reed is Fred Flintstone the one and only.
2: Henry Corden did a good job taking over after Alan Reed died.
said at 8:09 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
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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 12:48 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
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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
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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.
said at 2:46 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@NCZ Ok My Mistake, Thank You.
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.
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
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.
said at 12:44 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
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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 I disagree with the Editor.
6: Menville not good at all is the worst of them all.
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.
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
said at 1:36 PM on Sun Jan 6 2013
@MatthewC17 and with Scott I now hear Red Herring and also Robin.
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...).
said at 3:04 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
Alan Reed; for the kids' voice I choose Scott Menville
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
said at 8:49 PM on Thu Jul 26 2012
1. Alan Reed
2. Daws Butler
3. Henry Corden
4. Jeff Bergman
5. Lennie Winrib
6. Scott Menville
said at 6:56 PM on Sat Nov 26 2011
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Weinrib best kid voice
said at 3:01 PM on Sat Apr 9 2011
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I thought Menville's was dropping an F-bomb for a breif second. His doesn't sound anything like Fred unlike Wenrib's
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