List of Thomas & Friends voice actors

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Thomas (the Tank Engine) & Friends is a British children's television series, first broadcast on the ITV network on 9 October 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry.

These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised trains and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. The books were based on stories Wilbert told to entertain his son, Christopher during his recovery from measles. Many of the stories are based on events from Awdry's personal experience.

Until 2008, all characters were voiced by the narrator. Voices were given to the characters following the switch to full CGI animation in 2009.

Cast[edit]

Voices[edit]

Actor/Actress Region Role(s) Notes
Joseph May US Thomas "The Adventure Begins" onwards
John Hasler UK
US/UK Rheneas (series 20 onwards)[1]
Tim Bain Aiden
David Bedella Victor, Carlos, The Mayor of Sodor and the Cuban man
Sanjeev Bhaskar Shankar
Sheena Bhattessa Noor Jehan and Charubala
Jamie Campbell Bower Skiff
Jonathan Broadbent Bill, Ben and The First Slip Coach
Chipo Chung Hong-Mei
Nathan Clarke Alfie
Olivia Colman Marion
Jules de Jongh US Emily, Mavis (Season 13–16), Lady Hatt, The Duchess of Boxford, Stephen Hatt ("Diesel's Special Delivery"), Bridget Hatt, Bridget Hatt's Friends, Some Children, Little Boy in White and Light Blue Stripes Shirt and Red Shorts, The School Children, Teacher, The Laundry Lady, Little Girl in the Red Dress, The Ginger Haired Boy ("Pop Goes Thomas","Diesel's Special Delivery","Emily and Dash","Percy the Snowman","Emily's Winter Party Special", and "Pouty James"), The Blonde Haired Boy (Season 15 and Season 18), and The Blonde Haired Girl
US/UK Emily ("4-D: Bubbling Boilers" and the singing voice for "The Great Race" only), Caitlin ("Engine of the Future" only), and Alicia Botti
Jonathan Forbes Connor
Teresa Gallagher UK Emily, Lady Hatt (Season 13, "Day of the Diesels" and Season 15), Mavis (Season 13–16), The Duchess of Boxford, Stephen Hatt ("Diesel's Special Delivery"), Bridget Hatt, Bridget Hatt's friends, the teacher, the laundry lady, little boy in light white and light blue stripes shirt and red shorts, some children, the school children, little girl in the red dress, the blonde-hair girl, and the blonde-hair boy
US A blond-haired girl "Very Important Sheep"
A blonde-haired boy "Very Important Sheep" only
UK/US Belle, Frieda, Gina, Mavis, Annie, Clarabel, Judy, The Duchess of Boxford ("Percy's Lucky Day" only), Lady Hatt ("The Afternoon Tea Express" only and Season 21 onwards), the teacher (Season 18 only), the ginger-hair boy, the shouting little boy, the lady with the big hat, some passengers, the Knapford Station speaker ("The Adventure Begins"), some children ("The Adventure Begins" onwards), the school children ("Lost Property"), Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt, the lady in the blue dress, the barrow fan ("Reds vs. Blues" and "Useful Railway"), Albert's wife ("Thomas the Babysitter" and "Unscheduled Stops"), the lady in spring green dress, the female puppet show entertainer, little girl in the turquoise dress with pink flowers, the lady in the white dress and gray vest, the lady in the white shirt, light brown skirt and hat, the lady in the grayish white shirt, blackish gray skirt, and white pearl necklace, the chubby little boy in dark green shirt and dark gray shorts, the lady in the yellow dress and hat, The Blonde Haired Girl, and Female Passengers
Bob Golding Stephen, Sidney (series 17 onwards), Ivan, some dock workers ("Tale of the Brave") and a railway inspector ("Lost Property")
Mike Grady Sir Robert Norramby
Rasmus Hardiker Philip and some Troublesome Trucks ("The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor" only)
UK Monty
William Hope US Edward, Toby, Stephen Hatt ("Thomas and the Runaway Kite" only), Whiff, Bash, Rocky, Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, the blond-haired boy ("Merry Misty Island" and "The Way She Does It" only), the Maithwaite stationmaster ("Double Trouble" and "Wonky Whistle" only), the man at the fire ("Race to the Rescue"), the Dock Manager and the Wellsworth Station worker
UK/US Iron Bert (series 16 onwards), a railway inspector, a steamworks worker ("Wonky Whistle"), 2 farmhands ("Wonky Whistle"), a workman ("Toad and the Whale"), Passenger, and Farmer McColl ("Philip's Number" only)
Togo Igawa Hiro
Shane Jacobson Shane
Rufus Jones Flying Scotsman
Ashna Kapur UK The blond-haired girl "Very Important Sheep" only
Steven Kynman Porter, Jack and the dock manager ("Tale of the Brave" only)
US Charlie "The Great Race" onwards
Butch Series 17 onwards
UK/US Duck, Ryan (series 20 onwards), Dart (Season 17 onwards), Paxton ("Blue Mountain Mystery" onwards), Peter Sam, "The Third Slip Coach", a workman (Journey Beyond Sodor), a railway inspector (Season 17) and the bird watcher ("Who's Geoffrey?")
Michael Legge Luke
Dan Li UK/US Yong Bao (Big World! Big Adventures!-onwards)
Genevieve McCarthy UK/US Aubrey
Oliver McCue UK The blond-haired boy "Very Important Sheep" only
Ian McCue UK/US The Blue Sea Serpent, Tiger Hunter #2
David Menkin Porter (US; series 17 onwards/UK; "Pouty James" and "Cranky at the End of the Line" only) and Stanley ("The Truth About Toby" only)
US Jack
Joe Mills UK/US Douglas, Oliver, Toad, the Welsh bird watcher ("Thomas and the Emergency Cable"), and a Knapford Station yard workman ("Toad and the Whale")
Lucy Montgomery Lexi, Hannah, Carly , and Cowgirls
Tracy-Ann Oberman[2] Daisy Series 20 onwards
Maggie Ollerenshaw Henrietta
Rebecca O'Mara Caitlin and the Second Slip Coach
Nikhil Parnar UK/US Rajiv
Jass Patel UK/US Concessions Worker
Nigel Pilkington UK Percy (Series 19 onwards; excluding "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure"), and Trevor
UK/US A passenger
Rob Rackstraw James (US; "The Adventure Begins" onwards/UK; "Tit for Tat" onwards), Donald (Season 20 onwards), Raul, Axel, Étienne, Flynn (Season 19 onwards), Bradford, The Great Railway Show announcer, some passengers, the man in the blue shirt and light brown hat, The Bird Watcher ("The Railcar and the Coaches"), Fergus Duncan, The Welsh Bird Watcher ("Mike's Whistle"), The Thin Clergyman ("Tit for Tat"), The Red Sea Serpent, and Tiger Hunter #1
UK Toby Season 19 onwards
US Monty
Christopher Ragland[3] Percy (Season 19 onwards) and Trevor
US/UK The Troublesome Trucks ("The Adventure Begins" onwards) , and Cowboys
Miranda Raison Millie and the Knapford Station speaker
Kerry Shale UK Thomas and Spencer "Hero of the Rails", originally
US Henry, Gordon, Dash, Scruff, Harold, Max, Kevin, Sir Topham Hatt ("Hero of the Rails" – Season 18), Sir Lowham Hatt, Mr. Percival, Farmer Trotter, The Maithwaite stationmaster ("Time For a Story" and "A Blooming Mess"), a railway inspector, the photographer (Season 16), the railroad coal inspector, the zoo keeper and some workmen
UK/US Kevin ("Hasty Hannah" only), Diesel (US; series 19 onwards/UK; series 13 onwards), 'Arry, some groaning passengers ("Calm Down Caitlin"), the man on the bridge, and Headkeeper Jack
John Schwab Vinnie, Ulli and a Bridlington Diesel
US Stanley Series 20 onwards, excluding "Saving Time"[4]
Nicola Stapleton UK/US Rosie Season 21 onwards
Tom Stourton Duncan, Rex, Terence and The Fat Clergyman
Tim Whitnall Timothy, Mike, Jerome, Oliver the Excavator, Reg, the deputy minister and some workmen
US The man in the hat "Spencer's VIP" only
UK Max
Keith Wickham Edward, Henry, Gordon, Whiff, Dash, Harold, The Thin Controller, the railway coal inspector, the man at the fire, the Wellsworth station worker, The Man in the Gray Shirt and Black Pants, the Fat Controller's assistant, some workmen, some passengers, Gator's driver, and steamworks workman
UK/US Harvey, Glynn, Salty, Den, Norman, Stafford, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Arlesdale Bert, Bertie, Captain, Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller (UK; "Hero of the Rails" onwards/US; "The Adventure Begins" onwards), Dowager Hatt, Sir Lowham Hatt, Lord Callan, the photographer ("Wild Water Rescue"), a railway inspector, the great composer, the Maron station speaker, the Wellsworth stationmaster, Thomas' guard, the grumpy passenger, Father Christmas, the groundsman, the postman, Gordon's driver ("The Adventure Begins"), James' guard ("The Adventure Begins"), a Knapford station worker ("The Adventure Begins"), some workmen, sometsignalmen, the dock manager ("Who's Geoffrey?" only), a Sodor search & rescue centre worker ("Toad and the Whale"), a policeman ("Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure"), a diver ("Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure"), The Man in the Hat, some passengers, Albert ("Thomas the Babysitter"), Mr. Bubbles, the man in the sea green shirt and glasses, the Welsh bird watcher ("Sidney Sings and Three Steam Engines Gruff"), one of Dowager Hatt's friends ("Best Engine Ever" and "Sidney Sings"), the museum manager, male puppet show entertainer, the man in the gray shirt and black pants, the Great Railway Show judge, the fat clergyman, the man in the blackish gray shirt and blackish gray pants, Willie the lazy farmer, the man in the black shirt and black pants, Franz, The Man in the Whitish Brown Shirt and Brown Pants, and The Station Announcer
Robert Wilfort Samson and the Great Railway Show judge ("The Great Race")
Matt Wilkinson UK Spencer, Stanley, Charlie, Bash, Scruff, Rocky, Cranky, Butch (Season 16 onwards), Kevin, Stephen Hatt ("Thomas and the Runaway Kite"), Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, the photographer (series 16), the Maithwaite stationmaster, Farmer Trotter, the Knapford stationmaster, the bird watcher ("Henry's Good Deeds"), the blond-haired boy ("Merry Misty Island"), the dock manager, a railway inspector, some dock workers, the island inspector, the Sodor search & rescue centre manager, the Blue Mountain Quarry workman, the zoo keeper and the man with the hat
UK/US Diesel 10, Winston, Rusty, Merrick, Captain Joe, some workmen, and Male Passengers
Glenn Wrage US Spencer, Ferdinand, Cranky, the Sodor search & rescue centre manager, Sir Topham Hatt's Assistant, Gator's driver and a Steamworks worker

Former voices[edit]

Actor/Actress Region Role(s) Notes
Rupert Degas UK Butch Series 15
UK/US Dart and Flynn "Day of the Diesels" – Season 16
Bertie Season 15 and 16 only
Michael Brandon US Mr. Bubbles Season 13–15
Diesel Season 13–16
Martin Sherman "King of the Railway" – Series 18
Thomas and Percy "Hero of the Rails" – Season 18
Henry Originally
The Bird Watcher Henry's Good Deeds only
Some children Time for a Story, Pop Goes Thomas and Toby and Bash only
Ben Small Stanley Season 15 only
Charlie Season 16–18
UK Thomas and Toby "Hero of the Rails" – Season 18
Ferdinand "Misty Island Rescue" – Season 16
UK/US Rheneas Season 16–18
Troublesome Truck
Flynn Season 17 only
Owen "Blue Mountain Mystery" – Season 18

Guest voices[edit]

Actor/Actress Role(s) Notes
Clive Mantle Gator "Tale of the Brave" and Series 18 only
Sir John Hurt Sailor John "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure" only
Eddie Redmayne Ryan
Tina Desai Ashima
Hugh Bonneville Merlin
Darren Boyd Theo
Jim Howick Hurricane
Sophie Colquhoun Frankie
Colin McFarlane Bulgy and Beresford
Yvonne Grundy Nia
Patricia Kihoro Nia (singing voice) on the movie ''Big World Big Adventure''
Rachael Miller Rebecca, Angelique, Isla, The Teacher (Outback Thomas), Passengers (Outback Thomas), and The Lady in Chartreuse Dress
Mia Hope Gaywood Kid (School of Duck)
Holly Hazelton Kid (School of Duck)
Jessica Hann Kid (School of Duck)
Damon Denton Snape Kid (School of Duck)
Innis Robertson-Pinnell Kid (School of Duck)
Charlie Barnard Kid (School of Duck)

Online videos[edit]

Actor/Actress Role(s)
Sabrina Frederick-Traub Tracy
Matthew Richardson Shane

Thomas and the Magic Railroad voices[edit]

Actor/Actress Role(s) Notes
Eddie Glen Thomas
John Bellis Originally
Keith Scott Diesel 10
Neil Crone Gordon, Diesel 10 and Splatter
A tumbleweed Uncredited
Troublesome Trucks Originally had lines but removed
Kevin Frank
Henry, Dodge and Bertie
Harold Originally had no lines
Britt Allcroft Lady
Patrick Breen Splatter and Dodge (Splodge) Originally
Susan Roman James
Michael Angelis Originally
Percy
Linda Ballantyne
Colm Feore Toby
Shelley-Elizabeth Skinner Annie and Clarabel

Narrators[edit]

Current[edit]

Actor Region Years Period
John Hasler UK 2018–present Season 22–present
Joseph May US

Former[edit]

Actor Region Years Period

Guest[edit]

Actor/Actress Years Period
Mara Wilson 2000 original script of Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Gwyneth Paltrow 2008 original script of The Great Discvoery
Pierce Brosnan The Great Discovery / original cut of season 12

Timeline[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Narrator(s) Classic Series
1984–2003
New Series
2004–08
CGI Series
2010–present
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Ringo Starr
Michael Angelis UK UK United Kingdom
US
George Carlin US
US
Alec Baldwin US
Michael Brandon US United States
Pierce Brosnan * *
Mark Moraghan US
John Hasler UK Thomas
Joseph May US

Specials[edit]

Narrator(s) Model era CGI era
TatMR
2000
CAE!
2005
TGD
2008
HotR
2009
MIR
2010
DotD
2011
BMM
2012
KotR
2013
TotB
2014
TAB
2015
SLotLT
2015
TGR
2016
JBS
2017
Mara Wilson Lily
Alec Baldwin Mr. C
Michael Angelis UK United Kingdom
Michael Brandon US United States
Gwyneth Paltrow
Pierce Brosnan
Mark Moraghan
  • A light green cell indicates the narrator who officially narrated the series.
  • An orange cell indicates the narrator who re-narrated the series.
  • A red cell indicates the original narrator who narrated the series, including the movies.

* Pierce Brosnan narrated the original cut of Series 12, but withdrew from the series, and his narrations left unreleased.

Characters[edit]

CGI Series[edit]

Characters HiT Era Mattel Era
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Thomas Ben Small (UK)
Martin Sherman (US)
John Hasler (UK)
Joseph May (US)
Edward Keith Wickham (UK)
William Hope (US)
Henry Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Martin Sherman (original US voice)
Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Gordon Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
James Keith Wickham (UK) Rob Rackstraw
Kerry Shale (US) Rob Rackstraw (US)
Percy Keith Wickham (UK)
Martin Sherman (US)
Nigel Pilkington (UK)
Christopher Ragland (US)
Toby Ben Small (UK) Rob Rackstraw (UK)
William Hope (US)
Duck   Steven Kynman Cameo Steven Kynman
Donald   Rob Rackstraw  
Douglas   Joe Mills  
Oliver   Joe Mills  
Bill   Jonathan Broadbent   Cameo Rasmus Hardiker
Ben Matt Wilkinson
Emily Teresa Gallagher (UK)
Jules de Jongh (US)
Diesel Kerry Shale (UK) Kerry Shale
Michael Brandon (US) Martin Sherman (US)
Mavis Teresa Gallagher (UK) Teresa Gallagher Cameo Teresa Gallagher  
Jules de Jongh (US)
'Arry   Kerry Shale Kerry Shale   Cameo Cameo Kerry Shale  
Iron Bert William Hope   William Hope  
Skarleoy   Keith Wickham   Cameo Keith Wickham  
Rheneas   Ben Small   John Hasler Cameo  
Sir Handel   Originally Keith Wickham   Keith Wickham    
Peter Sam   Steven Kynman   Steven Kynman  
Rusty   Matt Wilkinson  
Duncan   Tom Stourton   Tom Stourton  
Annie and Clarabel Non-speaking role Cameo Non-speaking role Teresa Gallagher
Henrietta Non-speaking role Cameo Maggie Ollerenshaw
Toad   Joe Mills  
Bertie Non-speaking role Rupert Degas Keith Wickham
Harold   Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Non-speaking role Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Non-speaking role Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Cranky Matt Wilkinson (UK)
Glenn Wrage (US)
Sir Topham Hatt Keith Wickham (UK) Keith Wickham
Kerry Shale (US)

Movies[edit]

Characters TatMR HotR MIR DotD BMM KotR TotB TAB SLotLT TGR JBS BW! BA!
Thomas Eddie Glen
John Bellis (originally)
Martin Sherman (US)
Ben Small (UK)
Kerry Shale (original UK voice)
Ben Small (UK)
Martin Sherman (US)
John Hasler (UK)
Joseph May (US)
Edward   Keith Wickham (UK)
William Hope (US)
Henry Kevin Frank Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Gordon Neil Crone Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Cameo Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
James Susan Roman
Michael Angelis (originally)
Keith Wickham (UK) Rob Rackstraw
Kerry Shale (US) Rob Rackstraw (US)
Percy Linda Ballantyne
Michael Angelis (originally)
Keith Wickham (UK)
Martin Sherman (US)
Indirectly mentioned Keith Wickham (UK)
Christopher Ragland (US)
Christopher Ragland (US speaking voice / UK singing voice)
Nigel Pilkington (UK)
Nigel Pilkington (UK)
Christopher Ragland (US)
Toby Colm Feore Ben Small (UK)
William Hope (US)
  Rob Rackstraw (UK)
William Hope (US)
Cameo Rob Rackstraw (UK)
William Hope (US)
Duck   Non-speaking role   Steven Kynman Cameo
Donald and Douglas   Joe Mills
Oliver   Cameo  
Bill Jonathan Broadbent Jonathan Broadbent Cameo Rasmus Hardiker
Ben Matt Wilkinson
Emily   Teresa Gallagher (UK)
Jules de Jongh (US)
Teresa Gallagher (UK)
Jules de Jongh (US)
Jules de Jongh (US speaking voice / UK singing voice)
Teresa Gallagher (UK)
Teresa Gallagher (UK)
Jules de Jongh (US)
Diesel Cameo Kerry Shale (UK)   Cameo Kerry Shale Cameo Kerry Shale
Michael Brandon (US) Martin Sherman (US)
Annie and Clarabel Shelley-Elizabeth Skinner   Teresa Gallagher
Sir Topham Hatt Seen on posters Keith Wickham (UK)
Kerry Shale (US)
Keith Wickham

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Hasler [@john_hasler] (19 January 2016). "@NickN05L31 @MrDankEngine Thanks for that. I've recorded Rheneas for season 20. Happy to be specific now :)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ?s=03
  2. ^ Tracy Ann Oberman [@TracyAnnO] (20 August 2016). "@Diesel104472 I am Daisy the Diesel Car. She's v funny" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ Christopher Ragland [@cgragland] (27 May 2015). "@Wellsworth96 no, I do the UK and U.S. Trucks...only do Percy U.S." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  4. ^ John Schwab [@johnschwab] (17 November 2016). "@ElliotKW Yes, that's me. Thanks for watching" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 

External links[edit]

Official websites[edit]

Other sites[edit]