Fred Jones

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Fred Jones
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Fred in "A Clue for Scooby-Doo."
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Member of: Mystery Incorporated
Affiliation: Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
The Hex Girls
Occupation: Sleuth
Bookshop owner
Father: Skip Jones
Brad Chiles in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (SDMI)
Adoptive father, Mayor Fred Jones, Sr. in SDMI
Mother: Peggy Jones
Judy Reeves in SDMI
Marital status: In SDMI and Scooby Apocalypse, he was engaged to Daphne Blake
First appearance: SDWAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
Played by: Frank Welker (since 1969)
Keith Scott (1981)
Carl Stevens (1988-91)
Freddie Prinze Jr. (2002, 2004)
Robbie Amell (2009, 2010)
Zac Efron (2020)
Pierce Gagnon (2020)
Scott Innes (2020)
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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
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Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
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Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
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Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
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Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
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Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood
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Scooby Apocalypse
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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
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Fred "Freddy/Freddie" Jones is the leader of Mystery Incorporated in the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. His voice was originated by Frank Welker.

Throughout the years, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros. Animation, as well as book and video game publishers, have conceived several incarnations, which don't always fit together because new writers have come on board and disregarded what has come before or there has been a complete reboot, but the general concept has been the same, perhaps except for DC Comics' radically altered Scooby Apocalypse.

Character description

Fred is a teenager with blonde hair and a broad physique. His uniform consists of a white sweater over a blue shirt, blue pants, and brown shoes. His most famous attribute is his orange ascot. Alternatively in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, he instead wears black sneakers and has a white sweater with orange stripes on his sleeves. In What's New, Scooby-Doo?, he traded his ascot for a white sweater with blue stripes.

For many years, Fred's personality is characterized by his level-headed and stoic attitude, though these tend to be shaken up with each one of his incarnations. He usually takes the lead of Mystery Inc. and mostly accompanies Daphne with him on mysteries; sometimes with Velma also, and other times without her. He is seen constructing various Rube Goldberg-type traps for villains, which Scooby-Doo or Shaggy often set off by mistake and allow the villain to be captured the other way. Although a nice guy, Fred can get pretty bossy at times, forcing Shaggy and Scooby to take part in getting the villain despite their fears and/or better judgment.

As a child in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Fred is the polar opposite of his older self, being less intelligent, more hyperactive and superstitious. He frequently gets picked on by bully Red Herring, and is always the one to accuse him on many accounts of a mystery. He is a subscriber to the National Exaggerator magazine, believing in "real" monsters and making up some wild conspiracies.

Fred's interests include traps, solving mysteries, martial arts,[1] wrestling,[2] and weightlifting;[3] a recurring joke in What's New, Scooby-Doo? is that he would boast about bench pressing 220.


TV series






Video games

Stage performances


German Expressionism is an Art Form

The N̶e̶w̶ Decades Old Scooby-Doo M̶o̶v̶i̶e̶s̶ 40 Minute Episodes

Back to Basics

Dynomic Duo

Scooby Goes Hollywood-Meta

The Scrappy years

Scrappy Saves the Show

Daphne, Freddy, and Velma MIA

Freddy's Break from Mystery Writing

The Coolest Pup Around


Cartoon Network Spoofs

Harvey Birdman Represents

Fred Gets Real

Fred Goes (Pop)Punk

What's New in the Movies

Gonna Sing This Song ALL DAY LONG

Fred Gets Real (again)

Return of the Ascot (DTVs since Abracadabra-Doo)

Crystal Cove Chronicles

Fred Ain't Nobody's Puppet

Fred in the Lego world

Fred Griffin

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? the Creators Wanted to See Thirty Years Ago?

Fred Sells Out

Fred is in the first State Farm commercial.

In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Cartoon Feud," Fred and her friends are forced by Control Freak to compete against the Teen Titans in Family Feud.

In the Warner Bros. Serververse in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the gang (based on their SCOOB! designs), arrive at the basketball game between the Tune Squad and the Goon Squad in the Mystery Machine, then watch from outside the van. Mystery Inc., like all the other IPs, has no particular preference and just reacts to whatever is happening.

Fred takes a step back in Scholastic's Daphne and Velma

SCOOB! on the Big Screen (epic fail)

Fred in the Funny Books

Marvel's Laff-a-Lympics

Fred Simps Out and Still Survives the Apocalypse

Fred in the Cyber Realm



Main article: Fred Jones/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Fred Jones/Toys

Behind the scenes

  • Fred is named after Fred Silverman, who was an executive of CBS at the time of Scooby-Doo's debut.

In popular culture

  • In Disney's Doug episode "Doug's Bloody Buddy," the teaser depicts a fantasy in which Doug and his friends are like Mystery Inc. searching for the Bluffington Vampire; Chalky is the counterpart to Fred.
  • In the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Werehog of London," a fortune teller warns Timon and Pumbaa that no one is safe from the curse of the werehog, not even "those meddling teens and their pesky dog," and then the camera reveals an orange and blue van resembling the Mystery Machine that has been abandoned after it was knocked into a lampost.
  • In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Costume Contest," Robin does a drawing of Teen Titans as Mystery Inc., with himself as Fred.
  • In the Superstore episode "Trick-or-Treat," Mateo is dressed as Fred.


  1. ^ What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "Block-Long Hong Kong Terror," season 3, episode 10 (2005).
  2. ^ What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "Wrestle Maniacs," season 3, episode 4 (2005).
  3. ^ What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "Uncle Scooby and Antarctica," season 2, episode 14 (2004).