B. J. Ward (actress)

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B. J. Ward
Born Betty Jean Ward
(1944-09-16) September 16, 1944 (age 70)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 1960-present
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.[1]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Betty Jean Ward was born in Wilmington, Delaware.

Ward is married to Gordon Hunt. She is Helen Hunt's stepmother.

Acting career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[2]

She toured with the Groundlings for a short while before starting her voice over career on Hanna-Barbera's Jana of the Jungle in 1978.

Voice acting career[edit]

Ward is best known as a voice actress. Her animation voice credits include:

Live-action career[edit]

In 1985, she made a rare film appearance in the TV movie Malice in Wonderland alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Alexander.

Ward has also guest-starred on television series such as Frasier, ER and In-Laws.

Video game career[edit]

She has also done voices for video games, including:

Other acting and singing work[edit]

In addition, she has also done voiceovers for theme parks, including:

She also sings the song "Help Your Wish Along" from the Shining Time Station episode "Becky Makes a Wish".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Kathryn Leigh (1998). The Bunny Years. Los Angeles: Pomegranate Press. pp. 152–153. ISBN 0-938817-43-4. 
  2. ^ Don Heckman (March 13, 1987). "B.J. Ward: She Talks A Good Show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2013. 

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Preceded by
Christina Lange
Velma Dinkley voice
1997–2002
Succeeded by
Mindy Cohn
Preceded by
Constance Cawlfield (1984-1985)
Actress to voice Wonder Woman
1985-1986
Succeeded by
Mary McDonald-Lewis (1988)