B.J. Ward

B.J. Ward is an American actress, voice actressand singer. She is the creator and star of Stand-Up Opera, a musical one-woman show, as well as being a licensed aviator.

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.

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.

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 Rossin The Incredible Hulk
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Erica Slade in Sky Commanders
  • Elektra in Space Stars
  • Harmond in TaleSpin
  • Tommy Stubbins in The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
  • Brown in Paddington Bear
  • Mage, Halinor in I.T.C.H.
  • Teresa Bobcat (Bubsy’s niece), Oblivia Cat and Ally Cassandra in the Bubsypilot 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
  • Cassandra Cross and Lilith Cross in The Centurions
  • Shaggy’s Mom, Sugie, Evil Babysitter, Rona Lickton, and others in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
  • Grumpella in The Little Engine That Could
  • 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
  • Bucktooth in Christopher and Holly a.k.a. The Bears Who Saved Christmas
  • The singing voice of Velma in Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
  • 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)
  • 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”)
  • Additional Voices in The Mask: Animated Series
  • 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 I. Joe: Renegades (Episode “Homecoming Part One”)
  • 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”)
  • Raye Fay in Monster in My Pocket: The Big Scream
  • Pincess Allura and Witch Haggar in Voltron
  • Additional voices in The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Additional voices in Mighty Max
  • Additional voices in Captain Planet and the Planeteers
  • Additional voices in James Bond Jr.
  • Additional Voices in Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire
  • Wizz and Wigg in The Zula Patrol

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 FrasierER, and In-Laws.

She has also done voices for video games, including:

  • Stonekeep
  • Grandia II
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Jade Empire
  • Legacy of Kain(Additional voices in multiple titles in series)
  • 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

 

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

  • Voices for Epcot Centerand Euro Disney
  • The narration of the former PeopleMoverattraction 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 was also the safety narrator for Spaceship Earth from 1994-2007
  • She also sings the song “Help Your Wish Along” from the Shining Time Station episode “Becky Makes a Wish”.