Voice actor behind Bob The Builder loses battle with cancer #51353

Brenda Watkins
March 27, 2020

William Dufris was the man who lent his voice to Bob's character from the famous animated series Bob The Builder.

Pocket Universe Productions, which was co-founded by Dufris, announced the sad news on its Twitter account, writing: 'We are heartbroken'.

There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now."We will have more to say later. The Vault of Horror, ' William Dufris, has died from cancer", reads the tweet from Monday.

There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now. "Bless you, Bill", the company tweeted. The co-founder of the production house lost his battle with cancer.

In each episode, the crew would be summoned to take on a major construction project, and upon obtaining his assignment, Bob would address his crew and ask, "Can we build it?" - to which his "staff" replied in unison, "Yes we can!"

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In his varied career, Dufris also voiced Rocky's best friend Elvis and Dougan the red walrus in the children's stop motion TV series Rocky and the Dodos for Cosgrove Hall and dubbed several anime films such as X and two of the Lupin III films.

While Dufris had many acting credits, he was acclaimed for playing Bob, Farmer Pickles and Mr. Beasley on the USA version of the animated children's series from 1998-2006, according to his IMDb.

Maggs shared a collection of photos of Dufris to Twitter on Wednesday, name checking several of Dufris' projects in the caption.

But he always credited his work on animated series for his success across all forms of voice work.

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