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Fred Jones (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!)
Fred Jones (BCSD)
Vital Statistics
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair color Blond
Eye color Black
Other Statistics
Affiliation The gang
Family Scott McDoon (cousin)
Production Details
First appearance BCSD: Mystery 101
Played by Frank Welker

Fred Jones is leader of a teen mystery-solving team. He rides their van, the Mystery Machine.

Physical appearance

Fred is a tall, broad-shouldered teenaged male, with blond hair. He wears a white sweater over a blue shirt, topped off with an orange ascot, along with blue pants, and brown shoes.


He is a control freak and takes mysteries overly seriously, because of the burden of leadership placed on him (or himself), and expects the others to follow his lead, which was especially difficult in the Crystal Canopy, when they had to be completely silent, and be expected to learn and follow his commands through hand signals.[1]

Most of the time, he sees mysteries as the be all and end all, more than the others, including Velma Dinkley, who wanted to have an interview at Elias Kingston University, but when talk of a monster on the campus was rumoured, he expected her to be more interested in that than her interview.[2]

As much as Fred can find the gang annoying, this can also annoy them, leading him to go over the top and put a museum guide in charge, who thought he could do a better job when his authority was questioned. But Fred, obsessed with ordering people around, secretly tried to solve the mystery with the little kids the museum guide was touring, much to his own embarrassment. In the end, the gang admitted they would much prefer Fred as their lead than someone else.[3]

Although, he'd prefer to save the day, if someone excels better than him in certain areas, such as Daphne Blake piloting Air Gigantica, he has been known to let others step in.[4]

He gets annoyed by Daphne's spontaneous interests, and while Velma warns him not indulge her by acknowledging them, he can't help but ask.[5] He tries not to encourage this side of her,[6] being irked by her puppet gang,[2] (something he doesn't want happening again)[7] or by accidentally laughing at one of her stand-up comic jokes.[6] But he can also be tolerable by letting her use her roller skates in assisting his magic act.[8]

Fred's control goes outside of mysteries, too, to mundane things such as how much or when Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers should eat.[9]

He is always ready to solve a mystery, and gets especially excited of mysteries having a special theme, such as at Christmas, not liking when something irregular shows up as as pterodactyl.[10]

His skills in mystery solving came in handy when he thought it could impress Beth, who's farm was being terrorized by a scarecrow, but when another showed up in another farm, which turned out to be her father, Fred was still intent on sending him to jail, which she was appalled by.[11]

Sometimes he lets his other interests get in the way of solving mysteries, before realising it's better to be himself, such as being a knight[12] or a stage magician.[8]


Early life

Young Fred (BCSD)

Young Fred on Halloween.

When he was young he went tric-or-treating with his cousin, Scott McDoon, and friend, Rose.[13]

He once threw a snowball at Daphne Blake and she secretly never got over it, biding her time until she could get her revenge.[14]

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  • Being in charge, Fred was considered the cornerstone of the gang and was the first to be redeveloped, with his personality being based on a young Gene Wilder, particularly in the film, Young Frankenstein, turning Fred into someone very controlling and serious in his work.[15]
  • Unlike other incarnations, Fred is the tallest in the group, being slightly taller than Shaggy.
  • Fred is the first member of the gang to have a family member in an episode.
  • Technically, Fred has not appeared in every episode, but he did have a virtually identical old Victorian version in Scroogey Doo; in Greece is the Word, he also had a Ancient Greece version, but the regular Fred also appeared in that.

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Gergely Bódy Hungarian
Francesco Bulckaen Italian
Jacek Kopczyński Polish


  1. Mystery 101, season 1, episode 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mystery 101, season 1, episode 1.
  3. Trading Chases, season 1, episode 6.
  4. Gremlin on a Plane, season 1, episode 16.
  5. Poodle Justice, season 1, episode 4.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kitchen Frightmare, season 1, episode 10
  7. Sorcerer Snacks Scare, season 1, episode 17.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fright of Hand, season 2, episode 14.
  9. Doo Not Disturb, season 2, episode 12.
  10. Scary Christmas, season 1, episode 14.
  11. Eating Crow, season 1, episode 21.
  12. Giant Problems, season 1, episode 20.
  13. Halloween, season 2, episode 7.
  14. Be Cold, Scooby-Doo!, season 1, episode 19.
  15. Barry, Jon Colton (June 4, 2017). "APNSD:! Episode 07: Interview with Jon Colton Barry (Part One)". A Pup Named Named Scooby-Doo!. Retrieved June 17, 2017.