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This article is about Fred Jones in the TV series Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! For other incarnations, see Fred Jones (disambiguation).

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

Physical appearance

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


He is a control freak and takes mysteries overly seriously as the be all and end all, because of the burden of leadership placed on him, 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]

Fred can sometimes be narrow-minded with even the idea of having a case, something which conflicts with the others have something more personal to attend to, such as Velma Dinkley having 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]

When the gang and a nearby museum guide question his authority, he puts the guide in charge. 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] The irony is, is that Fred will similarly take on other roles to solve a mystery, like or knight[9] or a stage magician,[8] before realizing it's better to be himself.

Fred's control goes also reaches into mundane things, such as how much or when Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers should eat.[10]

He gets especially excited of mysteries having a special theme, such as at Christmas, not liking when something irregular shows up as pterodactyl.[11]

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.[12]

He also has trouble fitting in with kids his own age, which he went to great depths to do when he was believed to be Velma's father.[13]   


Early life

Young Fred on Halloween.

When he was young he went trick-or-treating with his cousin, Scott McDoon, and friend, Rose.[14]

He and Rose were junior detectives who wanted to find out the identity of Professor Huh?, but when Fred found out it was his own father, he couldn't bring himself to tell the police.[15] Rose, on the other hand, didn't have any qualms, turning him over to the police, turning her into a celebrity overnight, but she also threw away her friendship with Fred.[16]

He once threw a snowball at Daphne Blake and she secretly never got over it, biding her time until she could get her revenge.[17]

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

Season one

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Season two

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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.[18]
  • 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 appear 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.
  • According to the episodes Mystery 101 and All Paws on Deck, it is implied that Fred suffers from Corpulophobia (which is when the person is afraid of widths and everything related to widths).

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Peterson Adriano Brazilian Portuguese
Gergely Bódy Hungarian
Francesco Bulckaen Italian
Jacek Kopczyński Polish
Yu Dong-Gyun Korean

See also


  1. BCSD: Mystery 101, season 1, episode 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 BCSD: Mystery 101, season 1, episode 1.
  3. Trading Chases, season 1, episode 6.
  4. BCSD: Gremlin on a Plane, season 1, episode 16.
  5. Poodle Justice, season 1, episode 4.
  6. 6.0 6.1 BCSD: Kitchen Frightmare, season 1, episode 10 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "BCSD 110" defined multiple times with different content
  7. BCSD: Sorcerer Snacks Scare, season 1, episode 17.
  8. 8.0 8.1 BCSD: Fright of Hand, season 2, episode 14.
  9. BCSD: Giant Problems, season 1, episode 20.
  10. BCSD: Doo Not Disturb, season 2, episode 12.
  11. BCSD: Scary Christmas, season 1, episode 14.
  12. BCSD: Eating Crow, season 1, episode 21.
  13. BCSD: Protein Titans 2, season 2, episode 22.
  14. BCSD: Halloween, season 2, episode 7.
  15. BCSD: Professor Huh? Part 1, season 2, episode 25.
  16. BCSD: Professor Huh? Part 6 3/4, season 2, episode 26.
  17. BCSD: Be Cold, Scooby-Doo!, season 1, episode 19.
  18. 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.
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