|Nicole Jaffe David|
|Born||1941 (age 73–74)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Other names||Nicole Jaffe|
|Occupation||Talent agent, actress, voice actress|
|Years active||1968–1975, 2002–2004|
|Spouse(s)||Brad David (1973–present)|
Nicole Jaffe David (born 1941) is a Canadian talent agent and former actress, best known as the original voice actress for Velma Dinkley in Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoon series from 1969 to 1973. A life member of The Actors Studio, David - under her maiden name Nicole Jaffe - had previously appeared in The Trouble with Girls with Elvis Presley (and future Scooby-Doo co-star Frank Welker) and in Disney's The Love Bug.
Jaffe starred in a 1969 stage production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as Patty, where she was seen by Hanna-Barbera recording director Gordon Hunt, who auditioned her for and eventually cast her as Velma on Scooby-Doo, Where are You! In 1970, after Stefanianna Christopherson, who voiced Daphne on Scooby-Doo, left the show, Jaffe recommended her roommate, Heather North as a replacement; North voiced Daphne in various Scooby productions for the next three decades. Velma was Jaffe's only voice role, which she reprised in the 1972-74 spin-off series, The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
Jaffe retired from acting after marrying Actors Studio classmate Brad David  in 1973 and went into talent representation. With Arnold Rifkin, Nicole David formed the Rifkin/David agency in 1982, which was merged two years later into the Triad Artists agency. Triad was sold to the larger William Morris Agency in 1992 for over $20 million. David worked as an senior agent and senior vice president at William Morris and its successor, William Morris Endeavor, until 2013; her clients over the years have included John Travolta, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, and Elijah Wood. She briefly returned to the Scooby-Doo series for two 2003 direct-to-video movies, Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico.
|Velma Dinkley voice
|Velma Dinkley voice
- Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
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