Voice Actor Behind 'Bob the Builder' Lost His Battle With Cancer

Voice of Bob The Builder William Dufris dies of cancer aged 62

He worked on audiobooks, language tapes, and likes, and also starred in BBC Radio plays alongside stars like Helena Bonham-Carter, Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, and Stockard Channing.

William voiced "Bob The Builder" in 75 episodes before he was replaced by comedian Greg Proops in 2006. The American dub of the popular children's show, which originated in Britain, featured ME native William Dufris as the voice of the titular character. As for his voice-acting resume, he also contributed to audio drama productions of Spider-Man, Judge Dredd, Voyage and An American Werewolf in London.

Maggs tweeted on Dufris' demise: "A bright light has gone out in the world". They have referred to him as the original voice behind the character Bob from Bob The Builder.

Dufris' biggest role came in the North American version of the United Kingdom children's animated series.


Throughout the 1980s and '90s, Dufris voiced characters for English dubs of Japanese anime such as Angel Cop, Genocyber, Patlabor: The Movie, and more.

"We are heartbroken to announce that William Dufris, the co-founder of @pocketplot and the director of "EC Comics Presents... We will have more to say later", the post continues". The co-founder of the production house lost his battle with cancer.

2019 ended on a sad note after news of TV star Kushal Punjabi's suicide broke. He was 62 years old. He appeared in several music videos such as "Pehla Nasha" (remix) and DJ Aqeel's "Kehdoon Tumhen" recreation. He was also seen in popular global shows like "MasterChef" and "Hell's Kitchen".

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