Betty Jean Ward, professionally known as B.J. Ward, is an American voice actress for the animated series The Angry Beavers.

Early life

Betty Jean Ward was born in Wilmington, Delaware, but grew up in New York City.

Acting career

She made her debut on the stage in 1960, in the original off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, where she was an understudy for the role of Luisa/the Girl. B.J. Ward had gotten the part by calling the producer of the show.[1]

She toured with the Groundlings for a short while before starting her voice over career on Hanna-Barbera's Jana of the Jungle in 1978. Ward is best known as a voice actress. In 1985, she made a rare film appearance in the TV movie Malice in Wonderland alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Alexander. Ward has also guest-starred on television series such as Frasier, ER, and In-Laws. She has also done voices for video games. In addition, she has also done voiceovers for theme parks.

Personal life

Ward was married to director Gordon Hunt from 1995 until his death in 2016.

Characters portrayed


  1. Don Heckman (March 13, 1987). "B.J. Ward: She Talks A Good Show". Los Angeles Times.

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