Rupert Degas

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Rupert Degas
Born Rupert Joel Degas
(1970-08-17) 17 August 1970 (age 47)
London, England, U.K.
Residence Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor, voice actor, impressionist
Years active 1985–present

Rupert Joel Degas (born 17 August 1970) is a British/Australian actor,[1] voice actor, and impressionist.[2] He is best known for his voice work in animation, video games and advertising, and also as an audiobook narrator.


Film and television[edit]

He also impersonates many celebrities in the BAFTA Award-winning CBBC children's satirical show, Hedz.


  • Tom Jones – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • Newsrevue – Canal Café Theatre (London) and in Edinburgh Fringe
  • Restless Farewell – Battersea Arts Centre (London)
  • The Boys Next Door – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • The International Cafe – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • Are We There Yet? – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • Becket – Southwark Playhouse (London)
  • Stones in His Pockets – Duke of York's (London) / New Ambassador's (London) / Grand Opera House (Belfast) / Gaiety Theatre (Dublin)
  • The 39 Steps - Tricycle Theatre (London) / Criterion Theatre (London)[3] for which he and his fellow cast members won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Royal Festival Hall (London)


  • Asterix Conquers America
  • A Fox’s Tale (English Version)
  • Urotsukidoji (English Version)
  • Adventure Duo (English Version)
  • Black Magic M-66 (English Version)
  • Breadwinners (English Version - Lava Mole, Trash Bandit, Towduck)
  • Kekko Kamen (English Version)
  • Gigolo (English Version)
  • The Return of Arslan (English Version)
  • X (English Version))
  • Dinosaur
  • Global Bears Rescue
  • The Odyssey
  • Toby the Square Boy (Short Film)
  • Skipper & Skeeto
  • La Jangada
  • The Southern Star
  • Caesar Cascabel
  • Mysterious Island
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  • Ultra Guardians
  • Mr. Bean
  • Storm Hawks
  • The Spooky Sisters
  • Bob the Builder (Scrambler, Zoomer, Tumbler, Flex, Gripper, Sandy Beach, Dickie Olivier and other characters)
  • Skatoony (Chudd Chudders and other characters)
  • Badgered (Short Film) (all voices) (Academy Award Nomination – Best Animated Short Film 2007)
  • Little Rikke
  • The Lighthouse and the Lock
  • Robotboy (Gus, Constantine and other characters)
  • World Leaders (Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad).
  • Planet 51 (Chief Golrlock)
  • The Patriot of America (Redcoat #2)
  • Cherry on the Cake (Short Film)
  • Chop Socky Chooks (Bubba and other characters)
  • The Amazing World of Gumball (Season 1: Mr. Robinson, Tobias, Clayton and other characters)
  • Thomas & Friends (Bertie, Dart, Flynn, Butch and other characters)
  • Lucky Fred (Fred, Super Commander and other characters)
  • Groove High (Duke and other characters)
  • Fish With Legs (Short Film)
  • Doodles
  • The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill (Pablo, Bandi, Eddie and other characters)
  • Maya the Bee 2 - The Honey Games (Beegood)
  • Kitty Is Not A Cat (Mr Clean, Happy, Ming, Pierre, Harold)

Video games[edit]

  • Simon the Sorcerer II
  • Three Skulls of the Toltecs
  • The Feeble Files
  • Martian Gothic: Unification
  • Hostile Waters
  • Headhunter
  • Headhunter: Redemption
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Genji
  • Spartan: Total Warrior
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Rogue Trooper
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Haze
  • So Blonde
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Venetica
  • Dragon Age
  • Singstar
  • So Blonde 2
  • Pipe Mania
  • Big Mother Truckers 2: Truck Me Harder
  • Hot Shots Tennis
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • James Bond 007: Bloodstone
  • Goldeneye
  • Anno 2070
  • Michael Phelps Push the Limit
  • Deponia
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  • Deponia 2
  • Risen 3
  • Martian Gothic
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • Deponia 3
  • Pillars of the Earth

Other voiceover work[edit]

He has recorded over fifty radio productions for the BBC including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, The Brightonomicon, Dirk Gently and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and he played Pantalaimon in the full cast audio production of His Dark Materials alongside author and narrator Philip Pullman. He also guests in Audible's 2017 full cast audio production of The X-Files.

Degas is a prolific audiobook narrator, with over 200 titles to his name, having recorded the likes of Peter Carey, Haruki Murakami, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, HP Lovecraft, Sulari Gentill, Rose Tremain, Darren Shan, Mervyn Peake, Bram Stoker, Cormac McCarthy, Sven Hassel, David Thorne and Anthony Horowitz. He has received particular critical acclaim for his performances of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss and for Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.

Over the years he has become one of the most sought after voice actors in the UK and Australia, working on thousands of promos and advertising campaigns. He is probably best known for the Bring on the Trumpets commercial with Matt Berry for The Natural Confectionery Company.

He also performs characters such as Father Cormac O'Leary, Dempster Trickett and Jacques Le Coq on Mansize Radio.


In 1995, he produced the short film, Police Procedure, which was followed by co-producing French short film Tattoo in 1998. In 2000, Rupert produced two more short films – Just the Ticket and Last Orders. In 2001, he produced and starred as King Henry II in Becket at The Southwark Playhouse, and in 1998 was voice director for the videogame The Feeble Files.


  1. ^ Cavendish, Dominic (23 July 2003). "Cash Cow With a Rare Kick". London: The Telegraph July 2003. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Bremner, Charles; Robertson, David. "The Essential Kipling". London: Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Matt Wolf (26 September 2006). "Hitchcock's '39 Steps' Gets Mirthful London Staging: Matt Wolf". Retrieved 26 December 2007. 

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