Unilad:  William Dufris, the voice actor behind Bob the Builder, has died from cancer at the age of 62.  News of the actor’s death came from Pocket Universe Productions, which was co-founded by Dufris.
Dufris, who hailed from Maine in the US, was best known for voicing the titular character in one of the most popular children series, Bob the Builder, in the US from seasons one to nine, until the show’s co-creator Sarah Bell decided to move on. Others will recognise his voice from anime such as Appleseed, X, and two of the Lupin III films.
His career began in London, where he worked for the BBC on a number of different radio plays with Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockyard Channing and Helena Bonham-Carter.
He worked alongside director Dirk Maggs when he voiced Peter Parker in his audio drama productions of Spider-Man, and also worked on Judge Dredd, Voyage, and An American Werewolf in London.
Dufris also voiced Rocky’s best friend Elvis as well as Dougan the red walrus in children’s show Rocky and the Dodos for Cosgrove Hall.