Fred Jones
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Fred Jones

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Fred Jones with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Scooby-Doo

Fred is usually depicted as the leader of the Mystery Gang. The brave and athletic sportsman of the group and driver of the Mystery Machine, Fred Jones is basically the polar opposite of Shaggy Rogers. His trademark line is 'Let's Split up, Gang' or anything else that includes the word 'gang' as he doles out instructions to the rest of the group as they try to solve the latest mystery. He is usually looked at as the one in charge and the amateur sleuth of the group.
Created by OptimusSolo on Mar 20 2010
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
Fred JonesFrank Welker
Frank Welker
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988)
Fred JonesCarl Stevens
Carl Stevens
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed: The Video Game (2004)
Fred JonesChris Cox
Chris Cox


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Rip Tide
said at 8:57 AM on Mon May 28 2018
i FeEl LiKe A sIdE oF BeEf
said at 9:39 PM on Sat Oct 21 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Frank Welker
2. Carl Stevens
said at 2:53 PM on Sat Sep 23 2017
There's no contest with this one. Frank Welker owns this role! I was honestly surprised when I learned he had voiced the character since the beginning (I always thought another person originated the role). Goes to show how dedicated and talented the guy is.

The other two just pale in comparison. Carl Stevens sounds like some random annoying bully kid while Chris Cox is so poor and generic with his performance.
said at 4:49 AM on Mon Sep 18 2017
Between Chris and Carl... Chris had the better voice but I thought his acting was bland, Carl has decent acting but his voice is so generic and again I don't like this version of Fred
said at 9:34 AM on Sat Jul 22 2017
1.Chris Cox
2.Frank Welker
3.Carl Stevens
said at 10:16 AM on Sat Jul 22 2017
@jovancis Sorry for intruding, but Frank under someone else as Fred?
said at 9:51 AM on Wed Jul 19 2017
Um, who else but Frank?
Ed Red
said at 5:52 PM on Sun Jun 11 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Regular Fred:
1) Frank Welker
3) Chris Cox
Child Fred:
1) Frank Welker
2) Carl Steven
1) Frank Welker
2) Carl Steven
3) Chris Cox
said at 4:51 AM on Fri Mar 3 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Frank
2. Carl
3. Chris
said at 9:41 PM on Sat Nov 26 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Frank. Only frank.
said at 10:52 AM on Sat Oct 8 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Regular Fred:

1. Frank Welker:

Arguably his most famous role, and for good reason, he's always made Fred sound like that everyday teenager who serves as a leader of his group.

2. Chris Cox:

Eh, he's a little too light and generic, really: nothing terrible, but he's just OK.

Child Fred:

1. Carl Stevens: He did a great job as kid Fred, RIP.
said at 5:02 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
Frank: his first and one of his most memorable roles
said at 6:03 PM on Mon Jul 11 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Frank Welker: Welker's Fred was his very first voice role, and it's amazing how long he has stayed with the character even if you can tell Fred sounds a bit aged.
2. Chris Cox: A decent impression of Freddie Prinze, Jr.
3. Carl Stevens: Admirable voice, perfect for kid Fred.
said at 2:07 PM on Sun Jun 12 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1) Frank Welker - No Duh it's Frank. He IS Fred.

2) Chris Cox - He's trying to impersonate Fred from the live-action movies. Not the cartoons

3) Carl Stevens - There's no point including the kid because he's just playing as Fred when he was a kid.
said at 6:10 PM on Tue May 31 2016
Frank Welker. Not even close.
said at 3:21 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker IS Fred. This was practically his first major role and the fact he continues to voice him to this day is nothing short of incredible. I'm still amazed that how well he can sound like a teen/young adult even as his begins his early seventies. That's awesome. I like how he's practically voiced Fred in all but two animated projects. I admire this level of devotion and dedication. Whenever he uses this voice for any other character all I hear is Fred, that can be a bit of a bad thing but it also shows how memorable he is as Fred.

Chris Cox is really good at voice matching Freddie Prinze, Jr. I kinda wonder if he'd be able to voice match Frank Welker when he inevitably steps down from Fred?

Carl Stevens is fine for a young Fred. Not much else to say.

This is Frank Welker's role! So for that he gets my vote.
said at 11:22 PM on Wed Dec 9 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Easily one of Frank's more iconic roles. And the fact that he's still voicing him is just astounding. My vote goes to him
said at 10:05 PM on Wed Dec 9 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker has a really distinctive voice that really makes the character stand out, and he still does it well at almost 70. Chris was a good substitute for Freddie Prinze though. It's not fair to compare Carl to either of them since he played a very different version of the character.
said at 3:35 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
 1 Shout Out!
They're all good, but Welker's my favorite.

1) Frank Welker
2) Chris Cox
3) Carl Stevens
Shaun Ince
said at 1:42 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker is the best here, hands down, no comparison. It's one of his career defining roles(other than Megatron) and he's been doing it for 46 years. He is Fred Jones.
Carl Steven's is playing the kid version so he's at a slight disadvantage here. It's OK.
Chris Cox does a fairly good job, voice matching Freddie Prinze Jr in that game. So my ranking would have to be Frank in first, Chris in seconf & Carl at a distant third.
said at 9:37 AM on Tue Nov 10 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Don't really see how this is a fair comparison since Carl Stevens voiced the kid version of Fred...nevertheless, Frank Welker is classic, how can I not vote for him?
said at 4:46 PM on Sat Nov 15 2014
If Frank Welker were to retire from the role, I think Yuri Lowenthal or Jason Marsden should voice Fred.
said at 12:05 PM on Wed Jan 7 2015
@Bauglir100 Jason Marsden doesn't sound like him that much but he does have a very normal sounding voice, as opposed to an overly cartoonie one which fits for Fred.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:15 AM on Wed Oct 15 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker. Not that Carl is bad, but he only played kid Fred so it's hard to compare the two.
said at 10:56 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
Okay how many people would want to vote for the Young obnoxious Fred anyway? (sees one vote over ninety three)

Of course I would pick Frank he's been around for so long and I don't like the child Fred
said at 12:23 PM on Tue Mar 3 2015
@HienFan That one vote some silly reason, and now he has 0 cause I changed it.
said at 3:02 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Frank Welker is one of my all-time favorite voice actors. To me, Frank easily has earned the right to be listed amongst the elite voice actors, such as Mel Blanc, Don Messick, & Daws Butler, just to name a few.
said at 5:58 AM on Fri May 2 2014
 9 Shout Outs!
Well this one isn't fair at all.
said at 3:22 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I wonder if Nolan North would make a good Fred Jones?
Spider RedNight
said at 9:09 AM on Tue Mar 4 2014
@Finister2 Aw maaaan now I can't UNHEAR it! That'd be AWESOME SAUCE
said at 11:46 AM on Wed Nov 20 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Man, Scooby Doo started back in 1969. Frank is so close to being part of the 50th Anniversary cast in the year 2019. Only 6 coming on 5 more years to go. Come Scooby Doo & Frank, hang in there.
said at 9:20 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker's a no brainer, but the late Carl Stevens was really great as kid Fred.
said at 6:38 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Not fair really but i'm going with Frank cause he has bein Fred since Scooby Doo started back in 1969 so that means every1 grew up with him. I hope he continues the role until he retires or dies but it wouldn't be the same without him.

Carl wasted his life really, got thrown in prison & then died of a drug overdose in 2011 aged 36. How sad but it was kinda his fault.
said at 12:11 AM on Tue May 14 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Frank Welker without a doubt, the originating and only true voice actor. Although, Carl Stevens did a great job as the younger, childish version of Freddy. I do not want to see the day Frank leaves the role of Fred. Maybe (notice how I said "maybe" people) Freddie Prinze, Jr. could come on.
said at 4:27 PM on Sun May 4 2014

Well it worked with Matthew Lillard as Shaggy. Zoinks!
said at 4:40 PM on Thu Aug 7 2014
@Daffyfan2014 it's possible that the live action cast is next in line, Marcy aka HDW was Linda Cardinelli so that would be one huge Jinkies! If Cardinelli takes over for Cohn. We'd have to hold the phone if Prinze Jr takes over.
said at 3:04 AM on Thu Dec 20 2012
 10 Shout Outs!
I feel bad for whoever's gonna take up the mantle of Freddy if Frank Welker retires.
said at 2:43 PM on Thu Dec 20 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight I feel Welker would sooner kick the bucket than retire.
said at 5:37 PM on Thu Dec 20 2012
@CatsTuxedo Leave the role of Freddy, that's what I meant. :-P
said at 6:45 PM on Tue Sep 4 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
I don't feel right voting for either since Carl is voicing a younger version of the character and Frank was the original. Both did great but it just doesn't feel like a fair comparison for either since they're both very diffrent takes on the characters in thier shows and are at diffrent stages of thier lives.
said at 10:40 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
@Spider-Fox I agree.
said at 1:28 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
Frank Welker the best that is all.
said at 2:43 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Both were grat i though
said at 2:12 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
this is not a good comparison and really even be compared cuz of the difference in age and series.
said at 2:26 PM on Mon May 14 2012
Who voiced him in the latest scooby doo? Like "What's new scooby doo?" etc?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:52 AM on Tue May 15 2012
@dreamer Frank Welker is the only person to ever officially voice the adult version of Freddy
said at 10:25 AM on Sat May 12 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker without question.
said at 9:51 AM on Sun Mar 25 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker!!!
said at 5:53 AM on Sat Mar 3 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
No contest. Frank.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:35 PM on Fri Aug 13 2010
Yeah, thanks for your research. I guess until I can find another source to confirm anything we will leave it as is.
said at 3:07 AM on Wed Feb 9 2011
@OptimusSolo I hear both Fred and Velma were in the New Scooby-Doo Mysteries with cameo appearances. Marla Frumpkin reprised her role of Velma from The Scooby and Scrappy Show, but I hear Frank returned to do Fred. Why not? He voiced other characters in that series! XD
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:11 AM on Wed Feb 9 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 I will have to check that out man, Thanks! A lot of the Scooby shows are missing the recurring/guests unfortunately :(
said at 11:06 AM on Wed Jul 18 2012
@OptimusSolo Anyway, I'm 100% sure Frank is the only one now. Fred and Velma were in a couple episodes of the New SD Mysteries, but not the New SD Show. And Frank did voice Fred in the New SD Mysteries. Sorry if I caused confusion before.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:12 PM on Fri Aug 13 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Also, just checked and no record of it on IMDB or even Alan Young's official website. It does mention that he voiced a character named Gaggy Rogers in the show though.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:08 PM on Fri Aug 13 2010
 1 Shout Out!
All of my sources say that Fred did not even appear in The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show. I will check into it though
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:43 PM on Thu Aug 12 2010
 1 Shout Out!
No, Frank Welker is famous for being the ONLY voice of the adult version of Freddy.
said at 4:12 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Frank Welker. But Carl Stevens was good as his younger voice!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:53 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Yeah, and that is pretty close to his regular voice from what I have heard in interviews.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:41 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
 1 Shout Out!
woah didn't know Frank Welker voiced him.

lol he's a machine!
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Frank Welker
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