Voice actor behind ‘Bob The Builder’ loses battle with cancer

Lula Sharp
March 27, 2020

William Dufris, the voice actor for Bob the Builder in the USA and Canada, has sadly passed away at the age of 62.

Dufris' death was confirmed via social media on Tuesday by audio movie maker Pocket Universe Productions, a company he co-founded alongside Lance Roger Axt. They wrote how the loss has left a lot of people with a hole in their heart.

Dufris' biggest role came in the dubbed North American version of the UK's animated kids series Bob the Builder, voicing the busy title character for its first nine seasons.

Who worked with top Hollywood talent during this time on BBC Radio including Kathleen Turner, Helena Bonham-Carter, Stockard Channing, and Sharon Gless.

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He also voiced the character of Peter Parker in director Dirk Maggs' audio productions of Spiderman, along with other productions including Judge Dredd Y An American werewolf in London.

A Hole in People's Hearts!

Dufris left the show after its co-creator Sarah Bell moved on in 2006, with the voice of Bob then performed by comedian Greg Proops. The corporate famous that Dufris died after a battle with most cancers, although didn't share extra particulars about precisely when he handed away. We will have more to say later. He additionally featured within the youngsters' present "Rocky And The Dodos", and in anime films like "X" and "Lupin III".

Maggs shared a collection of photos of Dufris to Twitter on Wednesday, name checking several of Dufris' projects in the caption. Bob the Builder During his first nine seasons, he has died of cancer.

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