Ben Small

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Ben Small
Born Benjamin Small
1971 (age 44–45)
Occupation Character actor, voice-over artist
Years active 1998–present
Notable work Thomas & Friends (2009-2015)

Benjamin 'Ben' Small (born in 1971), is a British character actor and voice-over artist.

From 2009 to 2015, Small provided the voice of Thomas in the UK version of the CGI episodes of the children's television series Thomas & Friends.[1] Small also provided voices for Toby and Ferdinand in the UK version while voicing Rheneas, Flynn, the Troublesome Trucks and Owen in both the UK and US versions of the series.

In the US version, he voiced Stanley and Charlie, who are voiced by Small's co-star Matt Wilkinson in the UK.

Small left the show as his contract was not renewed past Series 18 of the show and the executives wanted to give Thomas the Tank Engine a fresh new voice.

As well as Thomas & Friends he and fellow British actor Keith Wickham previously worked together providing the British voices for Watch My Chops from 2004-2006.

Prior to that he was the BBC voice of Clifford the Big Red Dog's best friend: "T-Bone".

He also voiced Zorro in the animated TV series Zorro: Generation Z and played the voice of Spuddy in Lewis and Friends.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Thomas the Tank Engine speaks for the first time". Metro. 24 September 2009. Archived from the original on 13 January 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 

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