Rob Rackstraw

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Rob Rackstraw
Born Robert Rackstraw
(1965-10-31) 31 October 1965 (age 52)
Sunderland, England
Nationality British
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1992–present
Notable credit(s) Bob the Builder
as the voices of Scoop/Muck/Roley/
Travis (UK) and Spud (UK/US)
Watership Down
as Campion
The Secret Show
as Professor Professor
The Octonauts
as Kwazii
Thomas & Friends as James (UK/US), Toby (UK) and Donald (UK/US)

Robert "Rob" Rackstraw (born 31 October 1965)[1] is a British voice actor. He is known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known as The Voice Over Man.

Career[edit]

He has an extensive voice over career over 20 years and is considered to be one of the UK's leading male voice-over actors. He also played the main villain Pew in The Legends of Treasure Island, Tod, Ghengis and Farmer Farmer 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.

He made his very first voice acting role as Dave the Policeman in the 1992 stop motion animated series Truckers.

He also provided Additional voices for Realms of the Haunting. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Know Your Baddies: Professor Professor's Lectures, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel, Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire and Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne.

He also played Garibald Tarwick, Meeren Slave and Crow in the 2014 episodic graphic adventure fantasy drama video game Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.

He is also voiced Taraba Ninja in Shinobido: Way of the Ninja, Vadim Sokow in Anno 2070, Director Abbas Mokhtar in The Raven[disambiguation needed], Dan in Containment[disambiguation needed] and Magical Duck in Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure.

He voiced Adam, Hector Laine and Shears in the 2013 adventure video game Broken Sword 5: The Serpent Curse.

He also provided Various Voices for Retribution, Venetica and Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter.

He also voiced as an Announcer and Death Eater in the 2010 two-part action-adventure video game Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Provided Additional Character Voices in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

He also played Finger Bob and Finger Pete in Zemanovaload and Rufus in Renart the Fox.

He provided the voice of John Steinbeck in the 2014 documentary film I (Heart) Berlin.

He also played Various Characters such as Savolla, Olaf, Salamandra Bandit, Salamandra Mage, Citizens and Knights in the 2007 action role-playing hack and slash video game The Witcher developed by CD Projekt Red and published by Atari. It is based on the novel series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Friendly Monsters: A Monster Holiday
Friendly Monsters: A Monster Easter
Friendly Monsters: A Monster Christmas
2001 Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember Roley (UK), Scoop (UK), Muck (UK), Scruffty (UK), Spud (UK), Travis (UK) and Scoot Main role
2003 Bob the Builder: The Knights Of Fix a Lot Roley (UK), Scoop (UK), Muck (UK), Scruffty (UK) and Spud (UK) Main role
2004 Bob the Builder: Snowed Under Roley, Scoop, Muck and Spud Main UK role
2005 Renart the Fox Rufus
Zemanovaload Finger Bob and Finger Pete
2006 Bob the Builder: Built to be Wild Roley (UK), Scoop (UK), Muck (UK) and Spud
2008 Bob the Builder: Race to the Finish! TBA Main role
2010 Bob the Builder: The Legend of the Golden Hammer Roley (UK), Scoop (UK), Muck (UK), Spud (UK/US) and Travis (UK) Main role
2011 Eats, Shoots & Leaves Narrator
2011 Bob the Builder: Big Dino Dig Scoop (UK), Muck (UK), Roley (UK), Packer (UK/US), Spud and Mr. Bentley Main role
2012 The Patriot of America Redcoat #1
2015 Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins James (US) Main role
Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure James (US) and Toby (UK) Supporting role
Containment Dan
2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race James (US), Stanley (US), Axel, Raul, Etienne, Flynn and the Great Railway Show Announcer[2] Supporting role
2017 Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor James, Toby (UK) and the Troublesome Trucks Main role
2018 Thomas & Friends: Big World, Big Adventures! James Main role

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1992 Truckers Dave the Policeman
1993 Philbert Frog All voices
1993-1994 Avenger Penguins Rocky, Doc, Cecil Stink, Irv
1993-1995 The Legends of Treasure Island Pew
1993-1996/1998 Gogs
1995-1996 Fantomcat MacDuff
1996-1997 Sooty's Amazing Adventures Sweep
1998-1999 Billy Narrator, All voices except for Billy
Lavender Castle Roger, Isambard
1997-1998 Gogwana
1999 Watership Down Captain Campion (1999)
1999-2000 Foxbusters Tod, Ghengis, Farmer Farmer
1999-2012 Bob the Builder Scoop (UK), Muck (UK), Roley (UK), Travis (UK), Scoot (UK), Scruffty (UK), Packer (UK), Spud (UK 1998-2012; US; Late 2005-2012), Mr. Beasley (UK), Mr Bentley (UK 1998-2012; US; Late 2005-2012)
2000 Sheeep Mumsie
Sooty Heights Butch/Ramsbottom
Spot's Musical Adventures Narrator (Live action segments, UK version)
2001 Dr Otter Dr Otter
Merlin the Magical Puppy Narrator, Ernie, Oscar, Gull
The Lampies Charge, Spark
2002 Engie Benjy Mike
2002-2004 Angelina Ballerina Uncle Louis
2003 Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! Toto
Metalheads
2004 The Koala Brothers Buster, George and Sammy
2005 Gordon the Garden Gnome Andrew
Rudi and Trudi Additional voices
Zemanovaload Finger Bob, Finger Pete
2006-2008 The Secret Show Professor Professor
2007 Roary the Racing Car Nick
2008 Chop Socky Chooks Chuckie Chan, Students
Famous 5: On the Case Oscar Kirrin
2008-2009 The Mr. Men Show Mr. Messy, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Happy (Season 2)
2009 Dennis and Gnasher Various
2010–present The Octonauts Kwazii
2015–present Thomas & Friends James (US; The Adventure Begins onwards, UK; Tit for Tat onwards), Toby (UK; Series 19 onwards), Donald (Series 20 onwards), Stanley (Saving Time), Hugo, Flynn (Rocky Rescue onwards), Bradford, Monty (US), Big Mickey, Fergus Duncan and the Thin Clergyman

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1994 Retribution Additional voices
1997 Realms of the Haunting Additional voices
2004 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Additional voices
2005 Shinobido: Way of the Ninja Taraba Ninja
2007 The Witcher Savolla, Olaf, Salamandra Bandit, Salamandra Mage, Citizens, Knights
2009 Venetica Additional voices
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Announcer, Death Eater
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Additional Character Voices
Anno 2070 Vadim Sokow
Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional voices
2012 Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle Vasco
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Additional voices
The Raven Director Abbas Mokhtar
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Adam, Hector Laine, Shears
2014 Blackguards Takate
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series Garibald Tarwick, Meeren Slave, Crow
2015 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire 2V-R8, Additional voices
2016 Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter Additional voices
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne Additional voices

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Rackstraw - BirthdayRoll.com". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Rob Rackstraw [@TheVoiceoverman] (9 April 2016). "@ElliotKW @YouTube Oui!" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 

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