Voice actor behind ‘Bob The Builder’ loses battle with cancer

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

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

William Dufris, a prolific voice actor best known for his voice as the original Bob the Builder character in the popular children's TV show, has died after a battle with cancer.

'There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now. The corporate famous that Dufris died after a battle with most cancers, although didn't share extra particulars about precisely when he handed away.

There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now. We will have more to say later.

- Pocket Universe Productions (@PocketPlot) March 24, 2020A Lasting Legacy! The company's twitter handle broke the news of Dufris' death.

The 62-year-old artist dubbed for the character in the USA and Canada version of the show.

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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!"

Dufris also featured in the kids show "Rocky and the Dodos" and in anime movies like "X" and "Lupin III". He was also the co-founder of Pocket Universe Production, that released the news of his untimely demise. In short, he has left behind a legacy many in the entertainment industry would strive to live up to.

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"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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