Bob The Builder vocalist William Dufris dies at 62

Lawrence Kim
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, Dufris' production company, announced his passing on Wednesday after years in the voice acting business. There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now. The Vault of Horror', William Dufris, has died from cancer.

A Hole in People's Hearts!

The Pocket Plot Instagram account also shared the heartbreaking news alongside a photo of Dufris. The co-founder of the production house lost his battle with cancer.

Prior to his death, Dufris received APA's Audie Award, as well as several Golden Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine. We will have more to say later.

Each episode would see the team up for a construction project and every time upon getting the assignment, Bob would ask his crew, "Can we build it?" to which they would reply in unison "Yes we can!", which later became the signature catchphrase of the series. He additionally featured within the youngsters' present "Rocky And The Dodos", and in anime films like "X" and "Lupin III".

William voiced Bob the Builder in the United States and Canada while also bringing four other animated characters to life on the show over the course of nine seasons.

He also co-founded a number of audio production companies throughout his career. In short, he has left behind a legacy many in the entertainment industry would strive to live up to.

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

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