Asa Shanks
Asa Shanks
Vital Statistics
Alias Mr. Shanks
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Eye color Black
Other Statistics
Occupation Farmer (incarcerated)
Production Details
First appearance SDWAY: Haunted House Hang-Up
Played by Hal Smith

Asa Shanks was a farmer, and a neighbor of Penrod Stillwall.

Physical appearance

Asa is a middle-aged Caucasian male with brown hair. He is wearing dark blue overalls over a light blue shirt, and brown shoes.


He seemed to be well-intentioned, warning Mystery Inc. to steer clear of the haunted Stillwall mansion. However, he is greedy and wanted to claim the treasure of Jefferson Stillwall for himself.


Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season two

Asa Shanks unmasked

Asa unmasked.

While out in the middle of a deserted back-road, the gang found him walking out by himself, and asked him for directions to a rock music festival. His directions would take them to a fork in the road, and advised them to take the long way because the short way went past a haunted mansion with a headless specter. He then walked back the other way, vanishing into the night.

He was discovered to be searching the mansion for Penrod's family fortune and used a phony phantom disguise.



  • Asa's disguise is the weakest in the series, if not the franchise. In spite of that, Fred and Shaggy are still frightened by him. This could be due to his use of an axe, although he isn't holding it when he chases them.
  • Instead of being taken away by a sheriff (like most culprits are), Asa is left in the care of Penrod (who presumably called the sheriff once the gang left).