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Rob Rackstraw
Robert Rackstraw

(1965-10-31) 31 October 1965 (age 58)
Sunderland, England
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1985–present
AgentFuller voices

Robert Rackstraw (born 31 October 1965)[1][2] is a British voice actor who has worked in various animated films, television shows and video games.


Rackstraw has an extensive voiceover career over 20 years. He voiced the main villain Pew in The Legends of Treasure Island, Voracious, Attila and Farmer Farmer in Foxbusters, James in the UK and US versions of Thomas and Friends, Buster and George in The Koala Brothers, Professor Professor in The Secret Show, Mr. Messy, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Tickle and Mr. Happy in the UK version of The Mr. Men Show, Dad in Dennis and Gnasher, Kwazii in The Octonauts, Roger and Isambard in Lavender Castle, and Captain Campion in Watership Down.

He 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 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 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 voiced Taraba Ninja in Shinobido: Way of the Ninja, Vadim Sokow in Anno 2070, Director Abbas Mokhtar in The Raven, Dan in Containment 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 provided various voices for Retribution, Venetica and Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter.

He 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 voiced the Snow Tubby in the 2015 reboot of classic British children's television series Teletubbies.

He 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 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Zit: The Video All voices Uncredited
1994 Friendly Monsters: A Monster Holiday Ted, Jock, Norma, Fred, Hattie, Jim, Dan, Roger and Colin Main UK role
Friendly Monsters: A Monster Easter
Friendly Monsters: A Monster Christmas
2001 Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember Scoop, Muck, Mr. Bentley, Spud and Travis
2002 Bob the Builder: The Live Show Scoop, Muck, Spud and Mr. Bentley
2003 Bob the Builder: The Knights Of Can a Lot Scoop, Muck, Mr. Bentley, Mr. Ellis and Spud
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Larry UK Version
2004 Bob the Builder: Snowed Under Scoop, Muck, Spud, Travis Main UK role
2005 Renart the Fox Rufus
Zemanovaload Finger Bob and Finger Pete
2006 Robin Hood: Quest for the King Badger, Pelican, King Leapold and Bird As part of the BKN Classic Series trilogy
Bob the Builder: Built to be Wild Scoop and Muck (UK)
Main role
2008 Bob the Builder: Race to the Finish! Scoop, Muck, and Travis (UK)
Spud, Grabber and Mr. Bentley
2010 Bob the Builder: The Legend of the Golden Hammer Scoop, Muck and Travis (UK)
2011 Bob the Builder: Big Dino Dig Scoop, Muck and Packer (UK)
Spud and Mr. Bentley
Eats, Shoots & Leaves Narrator
2012 The Patriot of America Redcoat #1
2015 Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins James Main US role
Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Toby (UK)
James (US)
Supporting role
Containment Dan
2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race James and Norman (US)
Axel, Raul, Etienne, Flynn and the Great Railway Show Announcer[3]
Main/supporting role
2017 Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor Toby (UK)
James and the Troublesome Trucks
Main role
2018 Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! Toby (UK)
James, Donald, Big Mickey, additional voices
Recurring role
2024 Fox and Hare Save the Forest Beaver, Rat, Tusk, Jack World premiere at 74th Berlin International Film Festival.[4]


Years Title Role(s) Notes
1992 Truckers Dave the Policeman
1993 Philbert Frog All voices
1993–94 Avenger Penguins Rocky, Doc, Cecil Stink, Irv
1993–95 The Legends of Treasure Island Blind Pew
1993–96, 1998 Gogs
1995–96 Fantomcat MacDuff, The Monitor
1996 Pond Life
1996–97 Sooty's Amazing Adventures Sweep
1997 Soul Music
Wyrd Sisters
1997–98 Gogwana
1998–99 Billy Narrator, All voices except for Billy
1999 Watership Down Captain Campion, Captain Holly, Raincloud, Granite, Hickory
Lavender Castle Roger, Isambard
1999–2000 Foxbusters Voracious, Attila, Farmer Farmer
1999–2011 Bob the Builder Scoop, Muck, Travis, Packer and Mr. Beasley (UK)
Spud and Mr. Bentley (UK; 1999–2011 / US; Late 2005–11)
2000 Sooty Heights Butch, Ramsbottom
Spot's Musical Adventures Narrator
2000-02 The Lampies Charge, Spark
2001 Dr Otter Dr Otter
Merlin the Magical Puppy Narrator, Ernie, Oscar, Gull
2002–04 Angelina Ballerina Uncle Louis
2003 Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! Toto
2004 The Koala Brothers Buster, George and Sammy
2005 Gordon the Garden Gnome Andrew
Rudi and Trudi Additional voices
Zemanovaload Finger Bob, Finger Pete
2005–08 Planet Sketch
2006 Dr. Dog
2006–08 The Secret Show Professor Professor
2008 Chop Socky Chooks Chuckie Chan, Students
Famous 5: On the Case Oscar Kirrin
2008–09 The Mr. Men Show Mr. Happy (Season 2), Mr. Messy, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Fussy and Mr. Tickle [2]
2009 Dennis and Gnasher Various
2010-21 The Octonauts Kwazii
2010-15 Team Umizoomi DoorMouse
2011-15 Robocar Poli Micky
2012 Jelly Jamm Cheating Bracelets Guest star
2014–17 Doogal's Magic Roundabout Adventures Alastair Bryce
2015–16 Wissper Colin, Dad, Kev and Dan Pan
2015–18 Teletubbies Various
2015–2021 Thomas & Friends Toby UK version; Series 19 onwards
Stanley and Monty US version
James (UK; "Tit for Tat" to Series 24 / US; The Adventure Begins to Series 24), Donald (Season 20 & 21), Flynn ("Rocky Rescue" to Series 23), Owen (Season 23 & 24), Hugo, Bradford, Big Mickey, Fergus Duncan/The Small Controller, The Thin Clergyman/Wilbert Awdry, additional voices Succeeding Keith Wickham (UK) and Kerry Shale (US) as the role of James
2015–18 Messy Goes to Okido Zim
2018-19 The Amazing World of Gumball Mr. Gruber, William Episodes: "The Slip" & "The Agent"
2022–present The Creature Cases R.O.N., Wally Bungler, Harold Stinkwell, additional voices Voice only

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role References
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, 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 Kingsley Shacklebolt, Death Eater, Announcers [2]
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Anno 2070 Vadim Sokow
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 [2]
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
2017 Total War: Warhammer - Eshin Triad


  1. ^ "Rob Rackstraw - BirthdayRoll.com". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Rob Rackstraw - 43 Character Images". Behind The Voice Actors.
  3. ^ Rob Rackstraw [@TheVoiceoverman] (9 April 2016). "@ElliotKW @YouTube Oui!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Economou, Vassilis (18 January 2024). "Berlin unveils the entirety of its Generation line-up". Cineuropa. Retrieved 13 February 2024.

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