Betty Jean Ward (born May 16, 1944; Wilmington, Delaware), professionally known as B. J. Ward, is an American actress and voice actress. She is the creator and star of Stand-Up Opera, a musical one-woman show, as well as being a licensed aviator and a Playboy bunny in the 1960s.
Ward is best known as a voice actress. Her notable animation voice credits include:
- Scarlett on G.I. Joe
- The title role on Jana of the Jungle
- Wonder Woman on the final two seasons of Super Friends and the 1988 series Superman
- Casey Kelp and Lil' Seaweed in Snorks
- M3 on the 1995 Batman: The Animated Series episode "The Lion and the Unicorn"
- Bjørn's wife in The Little Troll Prince
- Velma in four Scooby-Doo direct-to-DVD films (Nicole Jaffe would re-assume the role in 2003 and Mindy Cohn would voice the character from 2004 onward).
- Princess Allura, Witch Haggar and all female voices on Voltron (American version), with the exception of Queen Merla, who is voiced by Tress MacNeille
- Whopper on Pound Puppies
- Mage, Halinor on W.I.T.C.H.
- Small Foot on Challenge of the GoBots
- Singing voice of Judy Jetson in Rockin' with Judy Jetson
- Witch Hag in Samurai Jack (Episode XXX)
- Iris the computer on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
- Winnie Woodpecker on The New Woody Woodpecker Show
- Halinor on W.I.T.C.H.
- Additional voices on The Bugs Bunny Show
She has also done voices for video games, including:
- Grandia II
- Dark Chronicle
- Jade Empire
- Demon Stone
- Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage
- Baldur's Gate II
- Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
- Onimusha 3, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
- The opening narration to Disneyland's nighttime show Fantasmic.