Franklin Wendell "Frank" Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American actor who specializes in voice acting. He is one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood.

Welker's first notable voice role was Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, a role he has reprised in most subsequent spin-offs and adaptations (he is also the current voice of Scooby-Doo himself as of 2002). His range extends to such varied characters as Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters, Megatron from Transformers, Abu from Disney's Aladdin, Hefty Smurf from The Smurfs, Curious George in the film and TV series of the same name, Dr. Claw and Brain on Inspector Gadget, Father Time on Histeria!, Santa's Little Helper (the dog) on The Simpsons, and of course, Santa Claus in multiple Christmas productions.

Voice roles in Christmas specials


Production Year Character(s)
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: "The Nutcracker Scoob" 1981 Fred Jones
Winslow Nickelby
Nickelby's lawyer
The Smurfs' Christmas Special 1982 Hefty Smurf
Christmas Comes to Pac-Land 1982 Chomp-Chomp
The Jetsons: "A Jetson Christmas Carol" 1985 The Ghost of Christmas Present
Young Mr. Spacely
'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy 1987 Hefty Smurf
Poet Smurf
Wild Smurf
A Flintstone Family Christmas 1993 Barney Rubble
A Flintstones' Christmas Carol 1994 Barney Rubble
Cave Kids: "Cave Kid Christmas" 1996 Dino

Warner Bros. Animation

Production Year Character(s)
Tiny Toon Adventures: "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special" 1992 Furball
Gogo Dodo
Animaniacs: "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" 1993 Ralph the Guard
Thaddeus Plotz
Animaniacs: "A Christmas Plotz" 1993 Ralph the Guard
Thaddeus Plotz
Pinky and the Brain: "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" 1995 Bill Clinton
The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries: "It Happened One Night Before Christmas" 1995 Hector
Freddy Totter
Freakazoid!: "In Arms Way" 1995 Santa
Animaniacs: "Noel" 1996 Captain Ahab
Histeria!: "The Banks of the Delaware River" 1998 Father Time
Bill Clinton
The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries: "Feather Christmas" 1998 Hector
A Scooby-Doo Christmas 2002 Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Scooby-Doo: Haunted Holidays 2012 Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!: "Scary Christmas" 2015 Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones

Other Christmas specials

Production Year Character(s)
A Chipmunk Christmas 1981 Santa Claus
Ziggy's Gift 1982 Ziggy's dog
Saturday Supercade: "A Christmas Story" 1983 Donkey Kong Jr.
The Real Ghostbusters: "Xmas Marks the Spot" 1986 Ray Stantz
Santa Claus
A Wish For Wings That Work 1991 Santa Claus
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas 1992 Brain
Dr. Claw
Santa Claus
A Goof Troop Christmas: Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas 1992 Waffles
The bear
Bonkers: "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" 1993 Fall-Apart Rabbit
A Hollywood Hounds Christmas 1994 Muttski
Additional voices
The Mask: the Animated Series: "Santa Mask" 1995 Milo
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 Phillipe the Horse
Sultan the Dog
101 Dalmatians: "A Christmas Cruella" 1997 Scorch
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 1999 Turkey
Donkey Kong Country: "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights" 1999 Krusha
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 Max
House of Mouse: "Clarabelle's Christmas List" 2002 Monstro
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: "Holly Jolly Jimmy" 2003 Goddard
The Garfield Show: "Caroling Capers" 2009 Garfield
The Garfield Show: "Home for the Holidays" 2010 Garfield
Jon's Dad
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol 2011 Azrael

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