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

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

The voice actor behind the children's cartoon in the USA and Canada lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday (25.03.20) at the age of 62.

News spread on Tuesday (March 24) when Pocket Universe Productions, which was co-founded by Dufris, broke the sad news on Twitter. There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now.

Between 1998 and 2006, he portrayed Bob the Builder in the USA and Canada.

Born in Houlton, Maine in early February of 1958, Dufris's voiceover career began in London where he lived for 13 years.

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.

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There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now. The co-founder of the production house lost his battle with cancer. "The Vault of Horror, ' William Dufris, has died from cancer", the Twitter message reads.

Prior to his death, Dufris received APA's Audie Award, as well as several Golden Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine.

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!" He also featured in the kids' show "Rocky And The Dodos", and in anime movies like "X" and "Lupin III".

He also helped establish a couple of audio production companies. Did you watch any of his projects other than Bob The Builder?

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