A recent fun fact post talked about how "Scooby on Ice!" from Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? was not the first time that Tara Lipinski has done voice work for Scooby-Doo. Unbeknownst to most, she also voiced Grey in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "Camp Comeoniwannascareya." This inspired me to do a deep dive project on all the guest stars from The New Scooby-Doo Movies and Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? to discover if any of them had previously had roles as other characters on the show (and I was surprised to discover quite a few of them did!). This post highlights all the guest stars from these two series that have had previous roles in other episodes before or after their first appearance in the franchise. I included both real-life celebrities and voices of fictional characters, such as The Addams Family and Wonder Woman; however, I did not include ones that were extremely famous voice actors (for example, Casey Kasem plays Alexander of Josie and the Pussycats, so it's obvious he's had other roles in the show).
Janet Waldo, most famous for voicing Jane Jetson, played both Grandmama Addams and Josie in The New Scooby-Doo Movies. However, she would later voice several notable characters in The Scooby-Doo Show, including Scooby-Dee from "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller," Lisa Vanaugh from "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats," and Arlene Wilcox from "To Switch a Witch."
We probably all know that Don Knotts would go on to voice the groundskeeper in the video game, Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights.
Jackie Joseph, who voiced Melody, went on to voice a very random Scooby-Doo character almost 20 years later...Velma's Aunt Thelma from "Scooby Dude."
This one is perhaps more well-known, but Tim Conway would later go on to voice Fred's dad, Skip Jones, in Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy. He also voiced Professor Alexander Graham in the Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights video game.
Moving on to the Guess Who guest stars, Rachel Kimsey voiced Wonder Woman. Later in the series, she'd also voice Marla and the chef from "A Fashion Nightmare!"
If you thought Sandy Duncan and Cher were the only guest stars to have roles in both The New Scooby-Doo Movies and Guess Who, you would be wrong! Mark Hamill appeared as as himself in Guess Who, but he had previously voiced one of Jeannie's masters, Corey Anders, in "Mystery in Persia" of The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Mark Hamill previously voiced Snakebite Scruggs in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island; Steve in Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders; Shifty in Night of the Living Doo; Deacon, Babyface Boretti and the store owner in Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare; and Zip Elvin in Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness. Mark Hamill has also provided several voices of the side characters and villains in What's New Scooby-Doo?, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. His What's New roles include Captain Guzman and Emperor Caesar Salidicus in "Pompeii and Circumstance," as well as Tommy's father in "A Scooby-Doo Christmas." He voiced Crybaby Clown and the Drill Sargeant from "The Night the Clown Cried" and "The Night the Clown Cried II: Tears of Doom" in SDMI, in addition to voicing General Stall in Be Cool, Scooby-Doo's "Area 51 Adjacent." Moreover, in Guess Who, he also voiced The Joker in "What a Night, for a Dark Knight!" and the Trickster in "One Minute Mysteries!".
In addition to appearing as himself in Guess Who, George Takei also appeared as the White Wizard and Mr. Wang in SDMI. The Old Samurai in Scooby-Doo and Samurai Sword was also voiced by Takei.
Malcolm McDowell had previously voiced the Sly Baron in Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness in 2015 before appearing in the first season of Guess Who.
Ending right where we began, Tara Lipinski voiced Grey in "Camp Comeoniwannascareya" from What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and learned something new about some of the guest stars! I'm treating this as a running list, and will update this post as guest stars from either of these shows make voice appearances in other episodes.
9/6/2022 09:37:09 am
Okay, this took by surprise. I had no idea Adam West wasn't the voice of the animated Batman in NSDM, that was Olan Soule but he has voiced 3 other characters across the Scooby franchise, weird. Also how has dick van dyke never done more voice work for Scooby Doo, crazy.
9/6/2022 10:06:39 am
Yeah, Olan Soule played Batman in all animations from 1968 till 1983 except the shortlived 16-episode The New Adventures of Batman (1977) where Adam West voiced Batman (and similarly Burt Ward voiced Robin there instead of Casey Kasem too, as it was an animated version of the '60s live-action series basically). Simply put, Soule and Kasem for animation and West and Ward for live-action was how it went most of the time in those days. But Soule retired fron the role of Batman before the last two seasons of SuperFriends in '84 & '85, and they actually brought Adam West to replace him as the voice of Batman for them.
9/6/2022 10:07:45 am
9/6/2022 01:10:25 pm
I love Olan Soule as Batman; he's so gentlemanly haha. I would honestly love to see a full series with him as Batman.
9/6/2022 10:12:46 am
Uhm, pretty sure the reason Michael Bell had so many different sounding roles throughout the decades in Scooby was because he was literally a voice actor by trade lol, just like Don Messick or Frank Welker, he's done voice acting in huge amount of thing outside of Scooby, that's his job after all.
9/6/2022 10:22:05 am
Michael Bell is not a celebrity guest star. Sure, he's also done a few live-action roles in random movies and one-off episodes of shows, but they were always small and pretty insignificant roles, borderline extra-type character actor, thus not being a celebrity. He's done a whole lot more voice over work in his life.
9/6/2022 10:22:43 am
In a huge amount of things*
9/6/2022 01:11:23 pm
Ah, that was my mistake. I just wasn't familiar with the name so I didn't realize he was a regular voice actor. I've removed it now.
9/6/2022 10:53:19 am
Mark Hamill also played himself in Night of the Living Doo and did voice work on Zombie Island and Alien Invaders.
9/6/2022 01:15:37 pm
Thank you, I'd forgotten about those. I also added his roles in Camp Scare and Moon Monster Madness.
9/6/2022 01:40:23 pm
Mark Hamill is a difficult one to judge. Because while he has appeared in a lot of live action stuff and is famous in that industry (especially for Star Wars), being a live-action actor by trade, he has also become an accomplished voice actor not long after his big break in Hollywood. He's voiced quite a lot of characters in many animated projects for decades, most notably the Joker, so he's a genuine part of this industry as well. It's not often you find someone who's both a prolific voice actor and live-action actor. Some other names that come to mind besides Hamill that fall in that category are Tim Curry, Ron Perlman, Keith David and Tony Todd.
9/6/2022 04:29:38 pm
It is definitely a hard one to judge, but the deciding factor for me is that he guest starred as himself in "The Sword, The Fox and the Scooby-Doo!" whereas the other guest stars (like Michael Bell for example) just voiced characters. You could definitely argue the same for Janet Waldo, I just included her because I thought it was interesting she'd voiced both Josie and Grandmama in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, as well as all these other roles.
9/6/2022 04:43:45 pm
Don't forget Clancy Brown
9/6/2022 06:34:36 pm
Oh yes how could I not mention Mr Krabs himself!
9/6/2022 12:00:26 pm
Here's the Scooby-Doo Meets Krypto images in HD:
9/6/2022 01:12:12 pm
Thank you so much! Yeah, it's definitely 2010s style, which makes sense given it was in production before Trick or Treat was announced.
9/6/2022 01:50:10 pm
The George Takei and Tara Lipsinki ones blew my mind the most
9/6/2022 04:27:13 pm
I was surprised when I found those out too!
9/6/2022 04:41:44 pm
Mark Hamill, Don Knotts, and Tim Conway are my favorite celebrities that had previous roles in the franchise.
9/6/2022 07:25:15 pm
Don Knotts and Tim Curry are my faves of this list as well. I think it's cool Adam West had roles in the franchise, I actually hadn't realized he voiced a character n Unsmasked.
9/6/2022 10:09:47 pm
Yep, Adam West voiced the role of Winslow Stanton, the founder of Monstrous Fright and Magic, and co-creator of mubber. He also voiced Jared Moon from "Aloha, Scooby Doo," and Sandy Blake from "Beach Beastie."
9/7/2022 09:32:11 am
I'd forgotten about him voicing Daphne's uncle in Beach Beastie! Wasn't aware he'd done the other roles though, that's cool!
9/7/2022 11:29:07 am
Tim Conway returning always surprised me, cause I thought there was some bad blood or something and that's why we didn't get that NSDM episode for so long... I'd love to know the stories behind why people said no when they did or even if was just more "I couldn't respond in time" which has been a problem with other things in the past. When WKRP in Cincinnati was finally being released with as much of the music as they could, there were a few they couldn't get cause the bands didn't get back to them by disc printing time. They probably would have been fine with it, they just couldn't assume cause if they weren't then a huge recall happens.
9/7/2022 12:24:35 pm
I hadn't really thought about them just not being able to respond in time, but that's a really interesting thought, particularly since Tim returned one year after they released The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies set. It would certainly explain why eight of the nine guest stars agreed later on in 2019. It definitely seems like there's some copyright feud with Charles Addams's estate or somebody involved with the original Addams Family cast, since I can't imagine they wouldn't respond if asked twice.
9/7/2022 02:07:27 pm
Yea, it's something you don't really think of, I mean also if they had already committed to a volume 1 they might have just gotten to 15 and said "ok that's enough for now" and held a few they didn't have problems with so they'd have enough for a volume 2. Like you didn't want to end up with a volume 2 that only had 3-4 episodes, or less if you STILL couldn't clear the rights.
9/8/2022 08:48:37 am
That's a good point as well and certainly what could have happened. Some of the ones they held back didn't make sense, like the Josie and the Pussycats one, since they were able to release the complete Josie and the Pussycats series on DVD shortly after releasing the Best Of set.
9/7/2022 11:55:46 am
Very cool stuff. I think Mark Hamill qualifies as a Scooby Doo voice acting icon lol
9/7/2022 12:24:46 pm
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