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Welker at the 2020 GalaxyCon Richmond

Franklin Wendell Welker is a american actor who provides the uncredited vocal effects for the animal characters in the Despicable Me franchise. He is best known for voicing Fred Jones (1969-present) and Scooby Doo (2002-present) in the Scooby Doo Franchise. In 2020, Welker reprised the later role as Scooby Doo in the CGI-animated film Scoob!, the only original actor from the series in the movie's cast. He has also voiced Oswald The Lucky Rabbit in Epic Mikey and it’s sequel, Megatron, Galvatron and Soundwave in the Transformers Franchise franchise, George the Monkey in the Curious George Franchise franchise, Garfield on The Garfield Show, and Nibbler on Futurama, and Jabberjaw, Speed Buggy, Astro, Sneezly Seal, Mushmouse, Azrael in The Smurfs as well as numerous animal vocal effects in many movies and tv shows. In 2016, he was honored with an Emmy Award.


Year Role Movie Notes
2010 Kyle Gru Despicable Me Uncredited
2013 Kyle Gru Despicable Me 2
2017 Kyle Gru

Lucky the Goat

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Kyle Gru The Secret Life of Kyle
Kyle Gru

Lucky the Goat

Lenny the Honey Badger

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