Fred Jones

Character Info

Gender Male
Hair Yellow/Blond
Eyes Black (various appearances), Blue (various appearances)
Occupation Amateur sleuth
Affiliation Mystery Inc.
Family Skip Jones (father); Peggy Jones (mother); Eddie Jones (uncle)
Played By Frank Welker

Seth MacFarlane (singing voice)

(2 episodes)

(Scooby Doo Adventures)

Martin Short (singing voice) (Shaggy and Scooby-Doo get a clue!)

Chris Phillips

(Fun Time with Fred, Daphne and Velma)

Carl Stevens (Deceased)

(Pup Named Scooby-Doo)

Frederick Herman "Fred" Jones, Jr. is a fictional character in the American television animated series Scooby-Doo, about a quartet of teenage mystery solvers and their Great Dane companion, Scooby-Doo. He is the unofficial leader of Mystery Incorporated.In all depictions, Fred wears a blue and/or white sweater (which is sometimes worn under a white shirt, sweater, or jacket) and blue jeans. In the original depictions, Fred wears an 16 1/2 size orange ascot. In the 1990s direct-to-video movies and in the 2000s series What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Fred's outfit was given an update, with the removal of his orange ascot and two blue stripes added to his sleeves. He is often shown constructing various Rube Goldberg traps for villains, which Scooby-Doo and/or Shaggy would often set off by mistake, causing the villain to be captured another way. Fred usually takes the lead in solving mysteries. When searching for clues, Fred and Daphne usually go together with Velma coming along, but sometimes Fred and Daphne would pair off, leaving Velma to go with Shaggy and Scooby

In A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Fred was depicted as being somewhat less intelligent and was often believing in crazy legends such as Bigfoot and mole people and liked reading a magazine called The National Exaggerator. In each episode, Fred would (usually wrong) blame the crime on the neighborhood bully Red Herring (a play on the idiom red herring). In his teenage version he is shown to have many interests (obsessions for traps, martial arts, wrestling, and weight lifting). He is shown to be hopeless at speaking any language other than English (in an episode of What's New, Scooby Doo?, Fred is learning to speak French - badly - and Daphne suggests he just sticks to saying 'oui-oui' (wee-wee), to which he replies, "I already did that before we left the hotel"). He typically shown to be oblivious to Daphne's romantic interests, while at the same time falling for other girls.Fred is named after Fred Silverman, who insisted the character be named after him, apparently as a condition of the show being picked up.[1] When the voice actors Casey Kasem and Frank Welker became a part of the original Scooby-Doo series, Kasem wanted to portray Fred, while Welker wanted to portray Shaggy Rogers. Instead the network assigned Kasem to Shaggy and Welker to Fred.[2]


He has a white shirt with a light blue one under it, an orange ascot, blue pants, and brown shoes.


Relatives of Fred's shown or mentioned during the series include:

    • Eddie Jones: Fred's uncle. The publisher of the tabloid newspaper The National Exaggerator.
    • The Count von Jones: Fred's uncle. Lives in a castle near a factory that makes specialized coffins, and runs a museum. Fred intended to visit him during one episode of What's New Scooby-Doobut was outvoted by the gang, who decided to watch a dog show instead.
    • A 3 year-old nephew. Mentioned in The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode that guest-starred Davy Jones, 'The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall'. This does mean that, presumably, Fred has at least one sibling.

In Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, Robbie Amell portrays Fred as a brunette rather than a blond. In the sequelScooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Robbie Amell is once again a brunette though he does sport the original look of Fred (with the blonde hair) while hiding from the Lake Monster in the tennis shop window. The reason Amell is a brunette is due to the director and Amell believing he would not look good as a blond.[3] In a deleted scene on the 2002 Scooby-Doo film it is said that Fred may possibly dye his hair.Members of the fanbase of the original Scooby Doo speculated that Fred and Daphne Blake had a romantic attraction to one another.[2][4] The makers of the Scooby-Doo film originally planned to refer to the rumor by including a scene where Fred asks to stay with Daphne, using the presence of a toothbrush to imply that he wanted to stay with Daphne for the night. The scene was not included in the final version of the film.[4]

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