B. J. Ward (actress)
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|B. J. Ward|
|Born||Betty Jean Ward
September 16, 1944
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress and singer|
|Agent||SBV Talent Agency|
|Spouse(s)||Gordon Hunt (1995-present)
Donald Trenner (?-?) (divorced)
Betty Jean Ward (born September 16, 1944), professionally known as B. J. Ward, is an American actress. She is the creator and star of Stand-Up Opera, a musical one-woman show, as well as being a licensed aviator. She was also a Playboy Bunny at the New York Playboy Club in the 1960s.
Betty Jean Ward was born in Wilmington, Delaware.
She made her debut on the stage in 1960, in the original off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, where she was an understudy for the role of Luisa/the Girl. B.J. Ward had gotten the part by calling the producer of the show.
Voice acting career
Ward is best known as a voice actress. Her animation voice credits include:
- Scarlett on G.I. Joe
- The title role on Jana of the Jungle
- Deena Strong on Robo Force— The Revenge of Nazgar
- Betty Ross in The Incredible Hulk (1982 animated series)
- Panky and Punkin on The Pink Panther and Sons
- Casey Kelp, Celia and Lil' Seaweed in Snorks
- Bjørn's wife in The Little Troll Prince
- Velma in four Scooby-Doo direct-to-DVD films, (Nicole Jaffe would re-assume the role in 2003 and Mindy Cohn would voice the character from 2004 onward).
- Betty Rubble in various Flintstones media throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.
- Princess Allura, Witch Haggar and all female voices in Voltron (English dub), with the exception of Queen Merla, who is voiced by Tress MacNeille
- Melissa Duck in The Duxorcist on Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
- Lady from The Biskitts
- Violet Gray from Peanuts
- Tom's Owner from Tom and Jerry: The Movie
- Whopper in Pound Puppies
- Butch in The Little Rascals
- Dr. Erica Slade in Sky Commanders
- Elektra in Space Stars
- Harmond in TaleSpin
- Tommy Stubbins in The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
- Mrs. Brown in Paddington Bear
- Mage, Halinor in W.I.T.C.H.
- Teresa Bobcat (Bubsy's niece) and Ally Cassandra in the Bubsy pilot episode.
- Fanny Frog in Saturday Supercade (Frogger segment)
- Iris the computer in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
- Winnie Woodpecker in The New Woody Woodpecker Show
- Small Foot in Challenge of the GoBots
- Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz
- Wonder Woman in The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
- Shaggy's Mom, Sugie, Evil Babysitter, Rona Lickton and others in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
- Grumpella in The Little Engine That Could
- The Queen of Hearts in The Pagemaster (Her only line is to scream "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!" at Richard Tyler, the main character of the movie)
- Singing voice of Judy Jetson in Rockin' with Judy Jetson
- Googie and Repulsa in Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
- Rusty Nails in The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound
- Galli in Gallavants
- Megellenic in The Pebble and the Penguin
- Mrs.Bucktooth in Christopher and Holly a.k.a The Bears Who Saved Christmas
- Aunt Margaret in Curious George
- Joel's mother in Ben 10 (Episode "Big Fat Alien Wedding")
- Queen Bea in 2 Stupid Dogs (Episode "Queen Bea")
- M3 in Batman: The Animated Series (episode "The Lion and the Unicorn")
- Witch Hag in Samurai Jack (Episode XXX)
- Mayor Waters in The Spectacular Spider-Man (Episode "Persona")
- Doctor Bittersweet in Totally Spies (Episode "Passion Patties")
- Duke's Mom, Connie Hauser in G.I. Joe: Renegades (Episode "Homecoming Part One")
- Dr. Asinovskovich, Lady, and Woman in Regular Show (Episode "Grilled Cheese Deluxe")
- The Mistress of Baskerville Manor in Droopy, Master Detective (Episode "Sherlock Droopy")
- Brunhilda Bear and Buttercup Bear in The New Yogi Bear Show (Episode "Yogi De Beargerac")
- Additional voices in The Bugs Bunny Show
- Additional voices in Mighty Max
- Additional voices in Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
Video game career
She has also done voices for video games, including:
- Grandia II
- Dark Chronicle
- Jade Empire
- Demon Stone
- Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage
- Baldur's Gate II
- Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
- Onimusha 3, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
Other acting and singing work
In addition, she has also done voiceovers for theme parks, including:
- Voices for Epcot Center and Euro Disney
- The narration of the former PeopleMover attraction at Disneyland.
- "Mother" in the 1993 version of the Carousel of Progress.
- Some of the singing voices ("Burrow's Rabbit", opossums and rabbits) in Splash Mountain
- The current voice guide for It's a Small World
She also sings the song "Help Your Wish Along" from the Shining Time Station episode "Becky Makes a Wish".
- Scott, Kathryn Leigh (1998). The Bunny Years. Los Angeles: Pomegranate Press. pp. 152–153. ISBN 0-938817-43-4.
- Don Heckman (March 13, 1987). "B.J. Ward: She Talks A Good Show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2013.
- Capcom (2004-04-27). Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. Scene: Closing credits, 0:45 in, cast.
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