Rob Rackstraw

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Rob Rackstraw
Born Robert Rackstraw
(1965-10-31) 31 October 1965 (age 49)
Sunderland, England, U.K.
Nationality British
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1993-present
Notable credit(s) Bob the Builder
as Roley/Spud
Watership Down
as Campion
The Secret Show
as Professor Professor
The Octonauts
as Kwazii

Robert "Rob" Rackstraw (born 31 October 1965 in Sunderland)[1] is a British voice actor perhaps best known for his various voices in the television series Bob the Builder, mainly the scarecrow Spud.


He has an extensive voice over career over 15 years long and is considered to be one of the UK's leading male voice actors. He also played the main villain Pew in The Legends of Treasure Island, Voracious in Foxbusters, Buster and George in The Koala Brothers, Professor Professor in The Secret Show, Mr. Messy, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Happy in the UK version of The Mr. Men Show, Dad in Dennis and Gnasher, Kwazii in The Octonauts and Captain Campion in Watership Down.

He also wrote episodes of Avenger Penguins and Fantomcat.



Year Title Role
1994 Friendly Monsters: A Monster Holiday Additional voices
2001 Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember Scoop
2003 Bob the Builder: The Knights Of Fix a Lot Scoop
2004 Bob the Builder: Snowed Under Spud
2005 Renart the Fox Rufus
Zemanovaload Finger Bob and Finger Pete
2010 Bob the Builder: The Legend of the Golden Hammer Scoop
2011 Eats, Shoots & Leaves Narrator


Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1994 Retribution Additional voices
1997 Realms of the Haunting
2004 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
2005 Shinobido: Way of the Ninja Taraba Ninja
2007 The Witcher Savolla
Salamandra Bandit
Salamandra Mage
2009 Venetica Additional voices
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Announcer
Death Eater
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional voices
2013 Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Hector Laine, Shears, Adam


  1. ^ "Rob Rackstraw -". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 

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