Ken Spears

American writer

Charles Kenneth Spears (March 12, 1938 – November 6, 2020) was an American television writer, producer and sound editor. With Joe Ruby, he created the Scooby-Doo franchise for Hanna-Barbera. In 1977, the two men co-founded television animation production company Ruby-Spears Productions.


  • Once you create the show you are always its creator, no matter how many other versions are produced.

Quotes about Ken SpearsEdit

  • He was always charming and gracious, and willing to give any harebrained scheme of mine a fair hearing before saying, “You’re nuts, Buzz.” He was without question one of the nicest people I’ve ever met -- and it’s been my privilege to have met and worked with a lot of super-nice people.

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