Voice Actor Behind 'Bob the Builder' Lost His Battle With Cancer

William Dufris, who lent his voice to the beloved kid's character for nine seasons before being replaced by comedian Greg Proops, was 62 when he passed away.

AceShowbiz - The actor who gave beloved kid's character "Bob the Builder" a voice on TV in North America has lost his battle with cancer.

William Dufris was 62.

His partners at Pocket Universe Productions, the company he co-founded, confirmed the news via Twitter on Wednesday (March 25), writing: "We are heartbroken to announce that the co-founder of @pocketplot and the director of EC Comics Presents... The Vault of Horror, William Dufris, has died from cancer."

Dufris voiced Bob in the U.S. and Canada for nine seasons of the show.

American Dufris began his career on the radio in London and once featured as Peter Parker in an audio Spider-Man drama.

He voiced "Bob the Builder" in 75 episodes before he was replaced by comedian Greg Proops in 2006.

Dufris also featured in the kids show "Rocky and the Dodos" and in anime movies like "X" and "Lupin III".

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