B.J. Ward


September 16, 1944 (age 69)


Wilmington, Delaware


Voice actress, actress, singer

Characters Played:

Casey Kelp, Lil Seaweed, Additional voices

BJ Ward

B.J. Ward

B.J. Ward, or Betty Jean Ward (born September 16, 1944), is an American voice actress, actress, and singer. On the Snorks, she's best known for voicing Casey Kelp, Lil Seaweed, as well as several additional characters. 

Chacters Played

Other Notable Voice Roles

  • Velma Dinkley - Scooby-Doo (1997-2002)
  • Scarlett - GI Joe
  • Princess Allura and additional female voices (except Queen Merla) - Voltron 
  • Jana - Jana of the Jungle
  • Ashley Little - The Littles
  • Wonder Woman - The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
  • Betty Rubble - The Flintstones (1986-1998)
  • Betty Jean Bricker and Mrs. Rockbottom - The Flintstones Kids
  • Melissa Duck - Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
  • Butch and Waldo - The Little Rascals
  • Tom's Owner - Tom and Jerry: The Movie
  • Queen Bea - 2 Stupid Dogs/Super Secret Secret Squirrel
  • Betty Ross - The Incredible Hulk (1982-1983)
  • Aunt Margaret - Curious George 
  • Whopper - Pound Puppies
  • Jayna - Super Friends
  • Glinda the Good - The Wizard of Oz
  • Iris - The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
  • M3 - Batman: The Animated Series
  • Harmond - Talespin

Acting Roles

  • June - Malice in Wonderland
  • Mrs. Elway - St. Elsewhere
  • Bernice Wooley - Matlock
  • Fran McGill - Working Girl (1990)

Video Game Roles

  • Dr. Elsa Weissenger - Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
  • Jubei Yagyu Akane - Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
  • Katarina Scott - Star Trek: Elite Force II
  • Cameilla - Arc the Land: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Barga - Dark Could 2
  • Additional voices - Fallout

Singing Roles

  • Voices for Epcot Center and Euro Disney
  • Stand-Up Opera
  • Narrator for the former PeopleMover attraction at Disneyland
  • Mother in 1993's Carousel of Progress
  • Singing voices in Splash Mountain
  • The current voice guide for It's a Small World

Personal Life and Acting Career

B.J, Ward was born Betty Jean Ward in Wilmington, Delaware. She began appearing on stage in 1960 in the original off-Broadway production titled The Fantasticks. She was an udnerstudy for the role of Luisa, and she had gotten the part by calling the producer of the show. Around this time period, she was also a Playboy Bunny at the New York Playboy Club. She toured with the Groundlings for a short while before she landed the role as "Jana of the Jungle" in 1978. B.J. Ward is also the creator of her musical one woman show, Stand-Up Opera, and is a licensed aviator. For a while, she was married to Donald Trenner. Since 1995, however, she's been married to voice director Gordon Hunt, and also happens to be the stepmother of Helen Hunt. 

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