William Dufris, the voice behind `Bob The Builder` succumbs to cancer

27 Mars, 2020, 00:26 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • William Dufris is dead at 62

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

Dufris' company Pocket Universe Productions announced on Wednesday that the co-founder had died of complications from cancer. William Dufris was also the director of The Vault of Drama.

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He also worked on audio dramas and narrated several audiobooks and according to AudioFile Magazine he owned his own audio production studio in his hometown of ME, called Mind's Eye Productions.

Born in Houlton, Maine in early February of 1958, Dufris's voiceover career began in London where he lived for 13 years. The co-founder of the production house lost his battle with cancer. 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 company's twitter handle broke the news of Dufris' death. He had been a significant part of the character until 2006, which includes close to 75 episodes. "Dufris also lent his voice to other projects such as "Rocky and the Dodos", X", "Angel Cop" etc.

"Bob the Builder" followed the daily routine of the go-to carpenter Bob and his dependable crew of animated building vehicles, including Scoop, Muck, Lofty and Dizzy, along with human partner Wendy and his cat Pilchard.

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