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 Ralph the Guard and Runt from Animaniacs, Ray Stantz and Slimer on The Real Ghostbusters, Megatron from Transformers, Abu from Disney's Aladdin, Baby Kermit in the original Muppet Babies cartoon, Dr. Claw and Brain from Inspector Gadget, Father Time on Histeria!, Santa's Little Helper (the dog) from The Simpsons, Hefty Smurf from The Smurfs, Curious George in the film and TV series of the same name, 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 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
Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone: "Santanapped" 1990 Murphy
Nosey Bird
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" 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" Hector
Freddy Totter
Freakazoid!: "In Arms Way" 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" 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
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!: "Scroogey Doo" 2016 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.
Deck the Halls with Wacky Walls Baby Boo
Alien Astronomer
Gremlins 1984 Steele
The Real Ghostbusters: "Xmas Marks the Spot" 1986 Ray Stantz
Santa Claus
A Wish For Wings That Work 1991 Additional Voices
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas 1992 Brain
Dr. Claw
Santa Claus
A Goof Troop Christmas: Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas Waffles
The bear
Bonkers: "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" 1993 Fall-Apart Rabbit
A Hollywood Hounds Christmas 1994 Additional characters
The Mask: the Animated Series: "Santa Mask" 1995 Milo
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 Philippe the Horse
Sultan the Dog
101 Dalmatians: "A Christmas Cruella" Scorch
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 1999 Turkey
Donkey Kong Country: "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights" Krusha
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 Max
House of Mouse: "Clarabelle's Christmas List" 2002 Monstro the Whale
The Garfield Show: "Caroling Capers" 2009 Garfield
The Garfield Show: "Home for the Holidays" 2010 Garfield
Mr. Arbuckle
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol 2011 Azrael
The Rocketeer: "The Christmas Star" 2019 Ambrose

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