Velma Dinkley
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Velma Dinkley

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

Velma is the brains of the operation. She is usually the one who deciphers all the clues and discovers the truth behind the mysteries. She tends to be depicted as slightly heavier set than Daphne and definitely does not have Daphne's fashion sense. She wears glasses and is completely blind without them and she also knows her way around a computer. Her trademark lines include 'Jinkies' and 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking' among others.
Created by OptimusSolo on Mar 20 2010
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
Velma DinkleyNicole Jaffe
Nicole Jaffe
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979)
Velma DinkleyPat Stevens
Pat Stevens
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979)
Velma DinkleyMarla Frumkin
Marla Frumkin
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988)
Velma DinkleyChristina Lange
Christina Lange
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)
Velma DinkleyBJ Ward
BJ Ward
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002)
Velma DinkleyMindy Cohn
Mindy Cohn
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed: The Video Game (2004)
Velma DinkleyLinda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini
Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map (2013)
Velma DinkleyStephanie D'Abruzzo
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2015)
Velma DinkleyKate Micucci
Kate Micucci


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said at 8:28 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
1. Nicole Jaffe
2. Mindy Cohn
3. Kate Micucci
4. BJ Ward
5. Christina Lange
said at 9:36 PM on Sat Oct 21 2017
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1. Mindy Cohn
2. Nicole Jaffe
3. BJ Ward
4. Christina Lange
said at 7:45 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
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Mindy Cohn easily. She gives Velma the perfect voice of a nerdy and smart teenage girl with a nice nasal to it. It's the one I'm use to the most.

Nicole Jaffe did a great job too originating the voice and is a classic it's just Mindy perfected it.

I also like BJ Ward. While she doesn't sound as nerdy as Mindy or Nicole, she gives Velma a sort of serious tone and knows when to be the voice of reason.

Not much to say on the rest as they range from average to plain mediocre.
said at 9:30 AM on Sat Jul 22 2017
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1.Nicole Jaffe
2.Mindy Cohn
3.BJ Ward
4.Kate Micucci
5.Christina Lange
6.Pat Stevens
7.Marla Frumkin
8.Linda Cardellini
9.Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Ed Red
said at 5:46 PM on Sun Jun 11 2017
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I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND! This will be my final desicion.
1) Mindy Cohn
2) Nicole Jaffe
3) Kate Micucci
4) Pat Stevens
5) BJ Ward
6) Linda Cardellini
7) Marla Frumkin
said at 7:46 AM on Sun Dec 4 2016
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My top 5:
1 Nicole jafee
2 pat Stevens
3 Mindy Cohn
4 BJ ward
5 Christina Lange
said at 7:45 AM on Sun Nov 27 2016
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As a kid Christina Lange isn't that bad.
said at 3:09 PM on Thu Oct 6 2016
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Regular Velma:

1. Mindy Cohn:

Took what Nicole Jaffe did with the role, and made it sound even more natural.

2. Nicole Jaffe:

The most classic and iconic in the role, and also pretty good & fitting as well.

3. BJ Ward:

She fit the role pretty well, but her delivery is a little odd in places.

4. Pat Stevens:

Has the right idea with her voice, if a bit too old sounding, but her delivery is a bit awkward at times.

5. Linda Cardellini:

She was a bit too stiff and flat in her acting, but her voice fit the part.

6. Kate Micucci:

A bit too nasally for my taste, but at least she has the general feeling of the character down.

7. Marla Frumpkin:

Too high pitched in tone, and she overemphasized words in her statements for no reason: additionally, her delivery was really poor.

Child Velma:

1. Christina Lange:

A pretty good performance, if a bit forgettable.

2. Stephanie D'Abruzzo:

Too high pitched and cute sounding for the role, really.
said at 5:56 PM on Mon Jul 11 2016
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1. Mindy Cohn: Cohn is the only one I felt who had the least amount of difficulty getting into the role.
2. Nicole Jaffe: Jaffe's performance is iconic and very fitting.
3. BJ Ward: Although I must admit that her take on Velma seems off here, but later on she sounded better.
4. Pat Stevens: Stevens had a pretty good voice but you can tell she's focusing too much on the script.
5. Linda Cardellini: Cardellini had the most distinctive voice and the fact that she played Velma in live action helped with the emoting.
6. Christina Lange: Lange is very good for a young Velma voice and she is fitting as well. She's just very forgettable.
7. Kate Micucci: I honestly don't care for this actress, but she does a good job.
8. Stephanie D'Abruzzo: She sounds too much like her Sesame Street characters, her voice would work on a young Velma voice.
9. Marla Frumkin: I honestly don't know how to describe this, but I really don't like this performance.
said at 6:06 PM on Mon Jul 11 2016
@CartoonFanatic1993 an added bonus.
My ideal voice for Velma would be Hayley Kiyoko, she does a wonderful job as Velma in the DTV live action films.
Ed Red
said at 12:30 PM on Fri Aug 11 2017
@CartoonFanatic1993 Stephanie IS a young Velma voice.
said at 11:58 PM on Sun Jul 10 2016
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1. Kate
2. Mindy
3. BJ
3. Nicole
4. Linda
5. Stephanie
7. Pat
8. Christina
9. Marla
said at 6:14 PM on Tue May 31 2016
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1. Nicole Jaffe
2. Mindy Cohn
3. Kate Micucci
4. BJ Ward
5. Linda Cardellini
6. Pat Stevens
7. Christina Lange
8. Stephanie D'Abruzzo
9. Marla Frumkin
said at 12:49 PM on Sat Jul 9 2016
Vote changed to Mindy Cohn.
said at 3:33 AM on Mon May 16 2016
Mindy, then Nicole, then BJ, and after that, they just don't sound like Velma to me.
said at 9:52 PM on Sat Mar 5 2016
Time to redo some ranks...
1 Mindy Cohn
2 Nicole Jaffe
3 Kate Micucci
4 BJ Ward
5 Christina Lange
6 Pat Stevens
7 Marla Frumkin
8 Stephanie D'Abruzzo
9 Linda Cardellini
Ed Red
said at 12:31 PM on Fri Aug 11 2017
@myopinion1 How could you prefer Marla to Linda?
said at 3:15 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
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Nicole Jaffe set the standard for Velma, She gave us the nasally yet intelligent sounding voice and was responsible for so much of Velma's quirks like her classic "My glasses, I can't see without them." I'm surprised she never did any other voice work outside of Velma.

However I feel Mindy Cohn honestly took what Nicole started and perfected it. I'm far more used to Mindy as Velma than I am with Nicole.

Kate Micucci is a surprisingly great fit for Velma, I mean she's a bit recognizable but at the same time she fits the character like a glove.

Linda Cardellini much like Matthew Lillard is one of the better cast actors in the live-action movies and could translates into voice acting under better direction. She's maybe a bit too low sounding and kinda flat but again I think its more due to voicing in a video game adaptation, if she voiced her in a cartoon, she'd sound way more natural.

BJ Ward is solid but she sounds maybe a bit too light and kinda air-head sounding for my liking.

Pat Stevens is decent but sounds a little flat.

Christina Lange is alright for a young Velma.

Stephanie D'Abruzzo is way too high pitch and soft spoken for Velma.

Marla Frumkin is just all wrong for the role, she's too deep and honestly makes Velma sound dumb.

In the end I'm giving my vote to Mindy.

also I could totally see Tabitha St. Germain one day voice Velma.
said at 12:58 PM on Mon Jan 18 2016
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Actually, I think I'll make my vote a tie between Nicole Jaffe and Mindy Cohn.
said at 10:31 PM on Tue Dec 8 2015
My opinion still pretty much stands. They're all good in their own way (sans Marla). There's so many different interpretations of this character. There's the more sarcastic know-it-all version (as played by Nicole, Mindy, and Linda) and the more shy introverted version (as played by Pat, BJ, and Christina), and that should be kept in mind. I've always thought Lacey Chabert would make a good Velma, since she could probably pull off either version well.

My favorites are still Nicole and BJ, since I think they capture their versions of the character the best, respectively. Linda might be my ultimate favorite though if you include the live action stuff.

Stephanie and Kate are both fine for the projects they were in, but I can't see either working for any other version of the character. Kate's a bit nasally, and the voice gets grating, but I guess it works for Be Cool.
said at 4:36 PM on Tue Dec 8 2015
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God this is hard, because I think 4 of them are really good and 3 are pretty decent. I guess I'll do it like this

1. Micucci
2. Jaffe
3. Ward
4. Cohn
5. Cardellini (I mainly prefer her onscreen)
6. Abruzzo
7. Stevens
8. Lange
9. Frumkin
said at 4:33 PM on Tue Dec 8 2015
Linda Cardellini was one of the best casting choices for the Scooby Doo films, and I'm happy her performance carries over just as well to voice acting. She ties with Nicole Jaffe and Mindy Cohn as my favorite.

Kate Micuci is really good too. I might need time for her Velma voice to sink in, but she does a great job and could easily become one of my favorites the more I hear her.
said at 9:41 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
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Mindy Cohn, but Kate Micucci is a close 2nd.
said at 3:33 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
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Picked Nicole, but it was really hard to choose between her, B.J. and Mindy, because they're all excellent as the character.

1) Nicole Jaffe
2) B.J. Ward
3) Mindy Cohn
4) Marla Frumkin-Scott
5) Pat Stevens
6) Christina Lange
7) Linda Cardellini
8) Stephanie D'Abruzzo
9) Kate Micucci
said at 1:29 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
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Micucci's the funniest, so I went with her.
said at 11:29 PM on Wed Dec 9 2015
@CatsTuxedo - Personally, I think Cohn had some pretty funny moments during her run as Velma as well (mainly in Mystery Incorporated).

Micucci was good too though
said at 5:33 PM on Fri Dec 11 2015
@CatsTuxedo Also the character's not always supposed to be funny. For instance BJ Ward voiced the character in a more dramatic interpretation of the franchise, wheres Miccuci's voicing the character in a humor-based show.
said at 8:57 AM on Sat Dec 5 2015
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Toss up between Nicole and Mindy for me on this one.
said at 7:02 AM on Tue Oct 13 2015
B.J. Ward's voice is probably the least annoying, so I'm going with her.
said at 7:23 PM on Wed Oct 7 2015
Mindy Cohn is not voicing Velma in "Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!" Instead, Kate Micucci of Garfunkle & Oates, and Steven Universe, is voicing her. She does a pretty damn good job!
said at 5:03 PM on Sun Sep 20 2015
My favorite version of Velma is the one from "What's New, Scooby Doo?", so I think I'll go with Mindy.
said at 1:26 PM on Tue Aug 11 2015
said at 1:56 AM on Sun Jun 14 2015
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1 Nicole
2 Mindy
3 BJ
4 Christina
5 Pat
6 Marla
said at 9:28 PM on Wed Jun 10 2015
Mindy was good during the beginning, but fantastic in Mystery inc.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:18 PM on Thu Oct 16 2014
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It's a toss up between Nicole Jaffe & Mindy Cohn.
said at 7:31 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
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Nicole Jaffe for sure, with Mindy Cohn a worthy second (props to making the role her own!)

BJ Ward is good, but I dunno... her high pitched voice kinda detracts from making Velma sound distinct. Christina Lange is great for a young version, and Pat is a passable Nicole impersonator.

Marla is the worst, was she even trying?
said at 5:00 PM on Thu Aug 7 2014
3. I might be the only one who actually doesn't mind Marla Frumkin, she sounds too sweet in Scooby &Scrappy but new mysteries she sounds closer to Stevens
Pup doesn't count
said at 3:13 AM on Fri Jun 27 2014
i dislike ward & frumkin
said at 4:41 PM on Tue Jun 17 2014
1. Cohn
2. Jaffe
3. Ward
4. Stevens
5. Frumkin
said at 4:06 PM on Mon Jun 16 2014
Like what I says about Heather and Daphne, the original cast was just so fun and a joy to listen to, that I always will consider them the best. Mindy is good, don't mind her, but Nicole wins this, like the rest.
said at 4:19 PM on Mon Jun 16 2014
@pete *Like what I said.

Anyway, her delivery on lines, especially "Jenkies", cannot be replaced, and is one of many reasons I will always prefer the original cast.
said at 3:22 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
I wonder if Tara Sands would make a good Velma Dinkley?
said at 4:38 PM on Thu May 15 2014
@Finister2 Actually, I'd like to hear Kellie Martin voice Velma! The mannerisms she gave Daphne on "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" were somewhat similar to the current Velma, and could work.
said at 8:13 PM on Tue Jan 7 2014
Why did they let Marla Frumkin voice Velma? That seriously never should have happened! lol
said at 8:05 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
Marla was only hired in 1979 to fill in for Patricia Stevens who couldn't continue voicing Velma due to health reasons. Nicole Jaffe is probably the best Velma, but i like Mindy Cohn too because she makes Velma her own and probably because she was in the Fact of Life.
said at 5:32 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
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What was up with Marla Frumkin?! Anyway my favorite is Nicolle Jaffe, But I like BJ Ward and Mindy Cohn to. Pat Stevens is pretty meh and Christina Lange is good as a little kid.
said at 9:18 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
Nicole Jaffe originated the voice and was perfect. Mindy Cohn, however, I think perfected it. She's really got alot of charm and heart in this role. BJ Ward is also really good, and Christina plays a nice kid Velma.

Marla and, those weren't very good.
said at 10:37 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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Nicole Jaffe is simply classic. She did a great job at giving Velma a hint of attitude without her ever losing her charm and becoming annoying. I even prefer her appearances in Legend of the Vampire and Monster of Mexico over all the other actresses, even if her voice had become slightly deeper and less energetic, largely due to her being out of practice with the character. Her voice is just pure classic.

Mindy Cohn and BJ Ward are tied in a somewhat distant second place for me. Mindy Cohn's voice is far too nasally for my tastes, plus she lacks a lot of that Velma charm. It's hard to explain, but she sounds a little too rigid and limited in expression. She captures that nerdy and intellectual side of her pretty well, but I think she falls a little short with the rest of Velma's personality. BJ Ward gives her a little more personality outside of the intellectual side of her, but she also makes her sound a little less sharp than Mindy. So they both have their little issues.

Pat Stevens is almost tolerable, but listening to her still made me wish that I was listening to any of the former I mentioned over her.

Marla Frumpkin... Well, if I wanted a "so bad it's good performance" to laugh at for a while, I guess she would fit the bill perfectly.

I don't really know anything about Christina Lange.
said at 4:21 PM on Mon Jun 16 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy A better, revised versions of my opinion, but still my exact thoughts.
said at 6:41 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
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Nicole for me as she was the original voice of Velma.

Mindy is pretty good and so is Pat.

Marla did ok as did BJ

Christina doesn't count as she was young Velma.
said at 10:52 AM on Wed Jun 19 2013
Nicole Jaffe is my favorite. She even reprised the role for a couple of made-for-video movies in 2003, and did a great job with it! Tying for second is probably Pat Stevens and Mindy Cohn (though her Velma in "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated" reminded me more of Judy Funnie from "Doug.") I also recall on at least one episode of "What's New," Grey DeLisle had to sub for Velma, and she didn't do a bad job. It sounded similar to Mindy Cohn's Velma. She also did the voice when the Scooby gang was parodied on MAD.
I am not too fond of Maria Frumkin and B.J Ward's Velma voices...

Christina Lange was perfect for the young Velma voice. I also remember her as Sister Bear for the '80s Berenstain Bears series, and one of Sally Brown's voice actresses (of "Peanuts" in the late 1980s.)
said at 8:58 PM on Mon May 13 2013
My top three:

1) Mindy Cohn
2) Nicole Jaffe
3) B.J. Ward

I love Nicole and Mindy's sarcastic and smart-ass personality, all the while still having Velma be the intelligent girl she is. Their interpretations are perfect. B.J. Ward's interpretations are solely based on Velma's intelligent personality aspect, straying away from the snarky and smart-alecky nature expressed by Cohn and Jaffe. I basically agree with PurpleWarrior13, with slight differentiation in favorites. Christina Lange fits the role for a more younger, childish Velma.
said at 10:42 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
Nicole Jaffe and Mindy Cohn are the best. i never really got into BJ Ward, no disrespect to the very talented VA.
said at 5:35 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012
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I'm Keeping it short but sweet

1.BJ Ward ChristinaLange
2.Nicole Jaffe
3.Mindy Cohn
4.Pat Stevens
5.Marla Frumpkin

NA.ChristinaLange i cannot compare she is the only voice for the young velma
said at 3:20 AM on Mon Nov 5 2012
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1. BJ Ward - She really seems the most natural in the role.
2. Nicole Jaffe - For obvious reasons.
3. Mindy Cohn - Her voice is a bit too nasally for me, but I do like sassy Velma in Mystery Inc.
4. Pat Stevens - Sounds like just a random generic voice.
5. Marla Frumpkin - Uh... Okay...
said at 11:26 PM on Fri Oct 19 2012
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I may as well give these Velma voices a detailed critique as well:

1. NICOLE JAFFE - Seriously, no other Velma has sounded as snarky and sarcastic, but lalso ikable and intelligent as Nicole. She practically gave the character life, and her voice performance is one of my all-time favorites.

2. BJ WARD - I was shocked to hear her voice as a kid, but I got used to it, and it fits Velma's intelligent personality well, possibly TOO well since her take REALLY plays up that side of her moreso than the others. Her Velma lacked attitude, and came across as a little shy and innocent, as well as mature, but otherwise did a great job with this portrayal as Velma. I thought she especially did a great job in Witches Ghost.

3. PAT STEVENS - Her voice is basically the roots of Ward's Velma (both being the same mature version of the character) Her voice and delivery were so radically different from Jaffe's, it's almost like they were completely different characters. Nonetheless, it's still a great performance, and worked well in the mid-late-70s episodes, which had Velma written in a more serious tone than Jaffe's. She sometimes spoke a little slowly, and sometimes she sounded like a middle-aged woman, but overall she wasn't bad, and her voice is still pretty classic. It's a shame she didn't really do much else, voice acting-wise. RIP.

4. MINDY COHN - I do applaud her for capturing some of what Nicole Jaffe had originally done with the character, and she does play a nice snarky, sarcastic nerd well, but she doesn't sound nearly as likable as the previous three voices, and her voice has always bothered me as being extremely annoying. It's not a bad performance, but I've personally never cared for it.

5. MARLA FRUMPKIN - Quite possibly the worst voice performance I've ever heard (including fan productions). I'm serious. If not, it's certainly up there. I can't even watch the episodes she's in without raising an eyebrow (thank god it was only six, but even that's too many for this laughable performance). This is a way to ruin a cartoon episode... plot some random person off the street into the recording booth, and tell them to voice an iconic character of an iconic cartoon series. Seriously, other than having like... NO acting ability at all, her voice sounded like a bad commercial narrator, it was squeaky as all hell, and her tone and delivery were barely existent. Heck, just speaking the lines with no emotion would've been better. It's like the woman wasn't even comprehending what she was saying...

(Honorable Mention). CHRISTINA LANGE: I feel it's only fair to judge her separately, since she voiced a different version of the character, but her voice worked well for a younger Velma. Her voice was of the shy/intelligent type (most similar to BJ WARD), but I've always enjoyed her work as Velma, and the chemistry her voice had with Carl Stevens and Kellie Martin was great. I'm not sure how her voice would work as a teenage/adult Velma, but I'm sure it would've worked out fine.
said at 9:07 PM on Thu Sep 6 2012
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Let me re-evaluate my ranking
1. Nicole Jaffe - Her voice suits Velma's smart persona
2. Mindy Cohn - Excellent replacement, she did a good job capturing all of Nicole's vocal mannerisms and making them her own
3. Pat Stevens - She had potential, she could do the voice really good, but she lacks the personality Nicole gave Velma
4. Christina Lange - Cute Velma voice, she had potential, she also voiced Sister Bear
5. BJ Ward - As much as I love her Melissa Duck voice, she disappoints me here
6. Marla Frumkin - Too generic, nasally nerdy and too high-pitched for Velma
said at 6:41 PM on Tue Sep 4 2012
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1. Mindy Cohn-To be honest, she sounds the most natural than Nicole to me. Mindy is my personal favorie Velma because of that more natural vibe, and she makes a great deadpan snarker out of Velma.
2 Nicole Jaffe-Classic Velma who set the standard.
3. BJ Ward-While a little high pitched, she was pretty good.
4. Pat Stevens-An alright Nicole impersonation, not the best but alright.
5. Christina Lange-Normally I give younger interpretations of the character special mention if good like Christina but Christina was honestly better in my mind than Marla who sounded more like Daphne than Velma
said at 1:11 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
1: Nicole Jaffe
2: Pat Stevens
3: Christina Lange

my top 3 best

1: Marla Frumkin worst voice

said at 8:40 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
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Feel free to edit spacing here.

Much like Casey Kasem as Shaggy or Don Messick's unforgettable Scooby, Nicole was rather iconic in her high, nasal voice in the original, so her subsequent actresses have had to try and balance the impersonation with actual acting.

Marla and Pat unfortunately kind of suck. BJ did a really good job in the 90s and early 2000s projects, but I have to give top prize to Mindy Cohn. Much like Grey DeLisle's Daphne, Cohn's been in the role for the longest period of time, so she's really had the chance to stretch and play around with her version of Velma. Especially on (sing it with me if you know the words) Mystery, Incorporated, where she gets some of the most intriguing story and character possibilities Velma's had in years. Plus, she has a really funny deadpan, a key factor in Velma's character.
said at 10:40 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
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Nicole with Mindy and Pat tied for second.

Christina was good for a young Velma.

As much as I like BJ Ward, her voice just wasn't Velma to me.

Marla? FRIKKIN AWFUL!!! Worst actor of the bunch!
said at 4:17 PM on Sun Aug 26 2012
@jrcarter I agree with you on BJ she sounded better in the video games than in the series
said at 2:35 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
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Nicole most recognized velma voice and also great job, loves BJ wards velma and the whole cat scooby doo on zombie island was just great, and Mindy did a great job with velma too. I didnt like Marla fumpkin and honestly dont remember hers. Pat stevens i did not like as much either. It was ok. Christina lange did a great job too.
said at 8:35 PM on Thu May 31 2012
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BJ sounds better in the video game Scooby Doo 100 Nights of Fright
said at 2:25 PM on Mon May 14 2012
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Nicole: FABULOUS. Most familiar voice as Velma to me and my favourite

Marla: no..not right. I don't like it. I can't remember this voice either

Pat: Ok...just not 'Velma'. Though not tolerable

BJ: Good. I like it!

Mindy: GREAT! I know her voice very well, but I do find it a little annoying when I hear it sometimes

Christina: I know she is meant to be a kid in this...but meh.

These actresses are so extremely similar, apart from Marla. How they all sound similar it amazing. Though my vote goes to Nicole
said at 10:25 AM on Sat May 12 2012
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I'm actually gonna go with Mindy Cohn; she's the Velma I was most familiar with as a kid.
said at 5:16 AM on Thu May 10 2012
The original voice over was amazing, i think Mindy Cohn is the only one who sounds simuler.
said at 1:39 PM on Sat May 26 2012
Don't forget Pat Stevens...
said at 12:58 AM on Mon Apr 2 2012
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Nicole Jaffe was awesome as the original, I just wish she could have stayed with the character a little longer.
Pat's voice for Velma was not so good, but it was tolerable.
Marla Frumkin's voice was truly terrible and clearly the worst.
Christina did great on A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
B.J. Ward was good.
Mindy Cohn has a great voice for Velma and I'm glad she took over the role.
said at 9:39 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
@LaeScoobyFan Frumkin was terrible is Velma supposed to have a high-pitched voice?
Also Stevens sounds like she giggled when said "bear"
said at 5:19 AM on Thu May 10 2012
I agree she isn't doing the smart high pitched voice that was originated for the character, i wonder if she was replaced by Pat Stevens.
said at 4:34 PM on Thu May 10 2012
@SenAkeno No Pat Stevens was replaced by Frumkin

I thought that was stupid Stevens sounded more Velma-ish than Frumkin
said at 9:32 PM on Fri May 11 2012
@MatthewC17 No one knows why the character was recast for the last few episodes of the series. It's been said that Hanna-Barbera recording sessions were very spread out, and Pat got busy doing other things, and left the show, but still, she should've stayed on-board until the end. Suddenly hearing a new voice for Velma mid-series was very jarring.
said at 1:32 PM on Sat May 26 2012

Hanna-Barbera Productions was known to replace people, if they thought they were not good enough. I know a little story about the Hanna-Barbera Popeye Series. Mae Questel the original voice for Olive Oyl had auditioned for the role of Olive Oyl, but wasn't chosen. Marilyn Schreffler was then chosen as the new voice of Olive Oyl, becuse they wanted someone more hip, besides Mae's voice wasn't the same by that time. (Due to old age, it changes your voice.)
said at 1:38 PM on Sat May 26 2012
The main reason i brought that up was to show how fussy the Hanna-Barbera Studio's were. If you're voice wasn't good enough they would easily replace you. Creators usually like the characters to sound like the originals. Jack Mercer was chosen to do Popeye's voice and he was just as old as Mae Questel, so mabey age has nothing to do with voice acting. Mabey it's how the voice sounds.

Speaking of Velma, i dont think any of the mystery inc characters from scooby doo are parodys of anything, so new voice actors would basically have to impersonate the original vocal artist.
said at 10:53 PM on Mon Aug 20 2012
@Singyousinner It depends on the voice actor. Female voices usually change more with age than males do. When Nicole Jaffe reprised her role of Velma in the 2002-2003 DTV films, she didn't sound nearly the same. Her voice was lower, clearly aged, and even a little forced at times. It was good, just not as good as in her heyday. The same could be said about Heather North as Daphne. However, Frank Welker's Fred has remained unchanged, and Casey Kasem's Shaggy voice, while still somewhat aged, still sounded like "Shaggy" for Kasem's entire tenure as the character.

As for why Pat Stevens was replaced, I doubt she was replaced because Hanna-Barbera "didn't like her voice". It was probably something relating to Pat herself that caused her to resign. She did a few interviews before her death, and she has nothing but positive memories playing Velma.
said at 4:08 PM on Mon Mar 26 2012
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If I had to rank them
1. Nicole Jaffe - this voice is just too classic
2. Mindy Cohn - Her take on the character is awesome
3. Christina Lange - decent childhood Velma
4. Pat Stevens - She sounds close to Jaffe but her delivery for the role seems off
5. B.J. Ward - Very good actress but it doesn't suit Velma
6. Marla Frumkin - She sounds way off
said at 9:16 PM on Sun Oct 16 2011
1. Mindy
2. Nicole
3. Pat
4. B.J.
5. Christina
6. Marla
said at 12:54 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
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Jaffe is my favorite Velma of the bunch since that's the version of the series I grew up with. Although, I like Cohn and Lange too. Cohn was closer to the original without sounding like she was struggling with the role, and Lange was good for younger Velma. Frumkin just sounded really flat to me. Stevens was okay, but it sounded like she was focusing on the script too much instead of giving Velma personality. It sounded like she giggled when she said "bear", which was a little weird. I actually liked Ward better than Stevens. Her voice was easier on the ears.
said at 8:58 PM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@Reapergirl27 Frumkin sounds too high-pitched
said at 1:32 AM on Thu Jun 16 2011
Frumkin, Stevens and Ward have no vocal range!
Jaffe, Cohn, and Lange are my favorites
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:20 PM on Sat Jun 18 2011
@MatthewC17 Saying that BJ Ward has no range means you know nothing about voice acting lol
said at 3:52 PM on Thu Jun 23 2011
@OptimusSolo It's just sounds flat lol
I mean she is a good voice actress
I know about voice acting I've seen interviews of talented actors/actresses and they all said you have to create your own voice and not mimic others
and while it sometimes work other times it just flops
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:32 AM on Wed Oct 27 2010
I definitely can see where you guys are coming from and thanks for stopping by you two!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 5:08 PM on Sun Apr 4 2010
We know, we used the same picture for all of them just to get them added and then I was going to go back and re-do each picture when I had more time. Thanks though!
said at 12:07 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
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I liked Jaffe, Stevens and Ward the best.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:19 AM on Sat Mar 20 2010
I have to say that Frumkin is by far the worst and even though I love Ward this sounds too much like some of her other characters and not enough like I envision Velma sounding.

Cohn does a real good job but I honestly think its between Jaffe and Stevens on this one.
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