Betty Jean Ward (born September 16, 1944) is a prolific voice actress, singer, former PlayboyBunny (yes, really), and licensed aviator. She is best known for her work on ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle'' and her one-woman stage show, ''Stand-Up Opera''. Her second husband, Gordon Hunt, was a voice recording director for Creator/HannaBarbera. Fans of 1980s cartoons remember her as Scarlett in the original series of ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'', one of a handful of shows that juxtaposed her with Creator/MichaelBell.
!!Notable roles:
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' as [[TheDanza Betty Jean Tennyson]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge'' as Aunt Margaret
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' as Birdy [=McQuack=] and Loopy [=McQuack=]
* ''WebAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls'' as Master Alchemist
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' (late 1980s and mid-'90s) as Betty Rubble
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' as Fleance, Professor Duane, and Lady of the Lake
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' as Scarlett
* ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle'' as Jana
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' as Iris the Computer and Nurse Holloway
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' (Creator/HannaBarbera's version) as Butch and Waldo
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' as Surprise
* ''The New WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Show'' as Winnie Woodpecker and Mother Nature
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' as Dr. Asinovskovich
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' (1997 to 2001) as Velma Dinkley
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' as Witch Hag
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'' as Casey Kelp, Celia and Lil' Seaweed
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceStars'' as Elektra
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' as Mayor Waters
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' as Franchise/WonderWoman (''Super Powers Team'' season only; oddly uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheBerserkGutsRage'' as Casca and Eriza
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' as Dr. Bittersweet
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' as Princess Allura and Witch Haggar
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' as Halinor, The Mage and Miriadel
* Several voiceovers for attractions at Ride/DisneyThemeParks
!!Tropes associated with B.J. Ward:
* CrossDressingVoices: She did voices for Butch and Waldo in Hanna-Barbera's animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals''.
* DoNotCallMePaul: She'd rather go by her initials than by Betty Jean.
* MethodActing: She is a rare voice acting example. During her stint as the voice of Velma in ''Scooby-Doo'', she would wear turtleneck sweaters and glasses to the recording sessions to help get into character.
* PlayboyBunny: She worked as one in the 1960s.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: She was often cast opposite Michael Bell during her career, like romantic couples such as Bruce Banner and ComicBook/BettyRoss in ''The Incredible Hulk'' and Duke and Scarlett in ''G.I. Joe''.