Ken Spears was an American television editor, writer, and producer; the co-founder with Joe Ruby of television animation production company Ruby-Spears Productions. He started as a sound editor at Hanna-Barbera in 1959, then in 1969, he and Ruby co-created Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1969, and The Scooby-Doo Show in 1976, as well Jabberjaw, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, and Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.

Spears died of Lewy body dementia in 2020, at the age of 82.

Crew credits

TV series

Spears and Ruby wrote the first five episodes, and either wrote or story edited the rest.[1]



  1. Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. Scooby Addicts.