B. J. Ward (actress)

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B. J. Ward
Born Betty Jean Ward
(1944-09-16) September 16, 1944 (age 71)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Occupation Actress, voice actress, singer
Years active 1960–present
Agent SBV Talent Agency
Spouse(s) Donald Trenner (m. ?-?; divorced)
Gordon Hunt (m. 1995)

Betty Jean Ward (born September 16, 1944), professionally known as B. J. Ward, is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is the creator and star of Stand-Up Opera, a musical one-woman show, as well as being a licensed aviator.

Personal life[edit]

Betty Jean Ward was born in Wilmington, Delaware, but grew up in New York City.

Ward is married to director Gordon Hunt. She is actress 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.[1]

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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Heckman (March 13, 1987). "B.J. Ward: She Talks A Good Show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Capcom (2004-04-27). Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. Scene: Closing credits, 0:45 in, cast. 

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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)