Jay Ward

Born: 09/20/1920 in San Francisco, California, USA


Art Department (3)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Art Management (Art Department)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Art Manager (Art Department)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Art Coordinator (Art Department Coordinator)
Actor (2)

Elementary 2014 (Tv Show)


Cars 2006 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)
Visual Effects & Animation (2)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Automotive Consultant (Visual Effects)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Characters Manager (Character Animation)
Producer (1)

Presto 2008 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Production Management (1)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Production Management(End Titles) (Production Manager)


University of California at Berkeley

Harvard University



"The Dudley Do-Right Show" debuts on ABC


Premiere of "George of the Jungle"


"Rocky and His Friends" debuts on ABC


Premiere of "Crusader Rabbit"

Bonus Trivia


In a tribute to Ward, Matt Groening gave the middle initial "J" to several of his cartoon characters, most notably Homer J. Simpson.


He once bought an island in Minnesota and named it Moosylvania, in honor of his most famous creation, Bullwinkle.


Ward, along with Alex Anderson, created the first animated TV program in 1949 with "Crusader Rabbit."


Ward's company, Jay Ward Productions, designed the iconic mascots for Quisp, Quake and Cap'n Crunch cereal.


His first career was in real estate, which he continued to pursue even at the height of his success in television.


Ward suffered two near-death accidents early on in his career.


Ward was a noted agoraphobic.