Published: Fri, March 27, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Children's Television Loses a Beloved Voice

Children's Television Loses a Beloved Voice

We heard on Wednesday that famous Bob The Builder Voice Actor, William Dufris has passed away.

"There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now.", the company said in a tweet (see it below).

William had voiced the characters of Bob The Builder, Farmer Pickles and Mr. Beasley for nine seasons from 1998-2006 in the United States and Canadian version of the children's show.

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Who worked with top Hollywood talent during this time on BBC Radio including Kathleen Turner, Helena Bonham-Carter, Stockard Channing, and Sharon Gless. "The Vault of Horror, ' William Dufris, has died from cancer", Pocket Universe Productions tweeted Tuesday. We will have more to say later.

He also voiced the Peter Parker character in director Dirk Maggs' audio productions of Spider-Man, along with other productions including Judge Dredd and An American Werewolf in London. The co-founder of the production house lost his battle with cancer. The company's twitter handle broke the news of Dufris' death. The aforementioned Pocket Universe is focused on the production of "fully immersive 'audio movies, ' adapted from science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller prose, as well as from stage plays and graphic novels", reads the site. The role of Bob was then performed by comedian Greg Proops. He additionally featured within the youngsters' present "Rocky And The Dodos", and in anime films like "X" and "Lupin III".

Dufris also voiced Bob the Builder in a number of North American direct-to-video projects.

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