Frank Welker doesn’t voice Fred Jones in the latest Scooby-Doo escapade, Velma. That honor goes to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton. Instead, Welker takes over the dubbing voice from William Jones, Fred’s father. Welker’s involvement in the series was confirmed in October 2022 Twitter post from the official Velma account, which read: “@megawelker literally created Fred Jones. And not just because he was the original voice of Fred, but because he now plays our Fred’s father, William Jones.”
When it became known that Welker would be part of “Velma”, many were excited. Over on Reddit, u/JamesHatesLife wrote, “Omg I LOVE this. It’s so insane as Frank was literally in almost all Scooby-Doo media even when he didn’t voice Fred.” A Scooby-Doo estate is without Welkers Participation just not complete. Even in something like “A Pup Named Scooby-Doo,” where Welker isn’t voicing Fred or Scooby, he’s still there, providing various voices, most notably Fred’s Uncle Eddie.
Glenn Howerton will be giving Fred Jones his own spin, but for many, Welker set the bar pretty high.