Frank Welker
Frank Welker
Celebrated Name: Frank Welker
Real Name/Full Name: Franklin Wendell Welker
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: March 12, 1946
Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, US
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 8 inches
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Frank Welker Gay?: No
Profession: Voice Actor, Actor
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $18 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Franklin Wendell Welker, also called Frank Welker, is a US actor and voice actor who has contributed sixty years of his life in entertainment. He is widely known for voicing the character “Fred Jones” from the Scooby-Doo television cartoon since its start in 1969.

In addition to it, Frank has also worked in the Curious George franchise, Soundwave, and Megatron in the Transformers franchise, Nibbler on Futurama, Garfield on The Garfield Show, and several animal vocal effects. In 2016, Frank was honored with an Emmy Award for his lifetime achievement. In 2020, he is going to reappear in his animated role as “Scooby-Doo” for an upcoming CGI- film, Scoob!

Maybe you know about Frank Welker very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Frank Welker’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Frank was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew in California. He graduated from Santa Monica College, located in Santa Monica, California, and majored in theatrical arts. In 1966, he received appreciation for his portraying the role of “the Cowardly Lion” in the theatre production of college as “The Wizard of Oz.”

Personal Life

Frank Welker has not been married. There is no news about him dating anyone at present or dated anyone before.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on March 12, 1946, Frank Welker is 78 years old as of today’s date 17th July 2024. His height is 5 ft 8 inches tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


During the time of passing out of college and starting his career in voice-acting, he did one advertisement for Friskies dog food.

The first big break that Frank received in his career was for voicing the character “Fred Jones” in the cartoon series Scooby-Doo in 1969. In 2002, he also lent his voice for the Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

He got some other opportunities to lent his voice in Super Friends serial (1973). The serial was produced by the same producer, Hanna-Barbera, who produced The Scooby Dooby Doo cartoon show).

For his remarkable voice, he started getting a few more offers that include Dynomutt, Jabberjaw, the Shmoo, and Dog Wonder.

In 1978, he voiced the character ‘Slick Wolf’ on the famous comedy show named “Tom and Jerry.”

In the period between the 1980s and 1990s, he started voicing numerous cartoon characters in several television shows, such as Brain, Duck Tales, Captain Planet, The Smurfs, Planeteers, The Real Ghostbusters, M.A.D. Cat on Inspector Gadget, Doctor Claw, and more.

Frank also voiced “Garfield” in the serial Garfield Gets Real (released in 2007), Garfield’s Fun Fest (released in 2008), Garfield’s Pet Force (released in 2009), and the series The Garfield Show (between 2008 and 2016).

Awards & Achievements

Frank Welker has gained a lot of popularity for voicing in Soundwave, and Megatron in the 1980s animated series of Transformers. He is also known for his remarkable work in a few other TV serials, as Abu, the Cave of Wonders in Aladdin, Rajah, the tiger, Nibbler on Futurama, and Scooby-Doo, and Fred Jones from the Scooby-Doo franchise. He has lent his voice for several iconic characters through the career, that includes Doctor Claw, Brain, M.A.D. Cat on Inspector Gadget, and Kalibak on Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show; Dreadnok Torch, Wild Bill, and several G.I. Joe villains, and heroes!

Frank has been critically acclaimed for the vocal effects for the Gargamel’s cat Azrael, Martians in Mars Attacks, Totoro in the movie My Neighbor Totoro, the live-action/animated movie versions of The Smurfs, and Malebolgia in Spawn.

Net Worth & Salary of Frank Welker in 2024

Frank Welker Net Worth
Frank Welker Net Worth

Frank has been working in the US entertainment industry for around six decades. This voice artist is reported to have grossed more than any other celebrity. His net worth is calculated as $18 Million as of July 2024. He earns his majority of income as a voice actor and stand-up comedian.

He has worked as a stand-up comedian on various shows that includes The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of George Burns in 1988. He has become very popular for his voice for the character “cat Azrael” in The Smurfs adventure, and penguins in the show Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

He has lent his voice for the character “Fred Jones” of the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Cartoon show and Garfield the Cat. Later his voice became the voice of Scooby-Doo too. Moreover, he also voiced in The Real Ghostbusters, Futurama, Torch, Wild Bill, Inspector Gadget, and more. The complete list of his voice credits is more than a hundred.

In the 1980s, Frank was direct to voice several recurring parts in the Transformer’s franchise. His on-camera appearances and live-action include TV show Love American Style, The Don Knotts Show, Laugh-In, The Partridge Family, The Tonight Show, The Smothers Brothers Show, and Merv Griffin.

For his commendable performances as a voice artist, Frank Welker is regarded as the king of voices. To date, he has voiced several popular characters that include Soundwave, Megatron, Fred Jones, Scooby Dooby Doo, Garfield the cat, and more. Frank is a prized celebrity whose ability to created several different personae has earned him immense admiration from people worldwide.


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