Mar. 14th, 1941
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Betty Jean "B.J." Ward is well known not only for her animation voice work, but also for her one-woman show, Stand-Up Opera. Her birthplace is disputed, given in various sources as New York City or Wilmington, Delaware. A former Playboy bunny, Ward began her voice acting career in 1978, as the star of Jana of the Jungle.
Ward has been married since 1995 to Gordon Hunt, a longtime recording director at Hanna-Barbera. She has also appeared on camera on such TV shows as St. Elsewhere, ER, Frasier and Gilmore Girls, as well as the 2005 film Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. Her most recent voice work included guest roles on Cartoon Network's <i>Regular Show</i>.
- Before she started doing voice work she was a Playboy Bunny.
- Also a singer. Has sung on Broadway and released several recordings .
- Has provided the voices of Velma Dinkley for Scooby-Doo, Betty Rubble for the Flintstones, Smurfette for The Smurfs, Princess Allura for Voltron, Scarlett for GI Joe, Small Foot and Snoop for Challenge of the Gobots, and went from voicing super twin Jayna to Wonder Woman on the Super Friends animated series.
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