Neil Fanning

Neil Fanning, you have probably never heard the name, but you have likely heard the voice.  Fanning provided the voice of Scooby Doo in the first two live action films - Scooby Doo the Movie and Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed.

Fanning is an Australian native and does not have much discernable history with American audiences other than the two Scooby movies.   Fanning scored the role the old fashioned way,  1 part talent, 1 part hard work, and 1 part luck.  The first movie was being shot on the Gold Coast (city in the southeast of Queensland, Australia)   Fanning, who hails from Nerang  a Gold Coast suburb, heard of the film and submitted a demo tape and eventually landed the role .

Fanning's tenure as the voice of Scooby Doo may be short lived, in that, Frank Welker has been providing the voice for the animated projects since 2002 and appears to be tapped for providing the voice in Scooby Doo the Beginning.