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Steven Kynman
Steven Kynman

(1971-11-12) 12 November 1971 (age 47)
OccupationActor, voice actor, puppeteer
Years active1996–present
Notable work
Thomas & Friends as the voices of Duck, Ryan, Dart, Paxton, Peter Sam and A Slip Coach / Porter and Jack (in the UK) / Charlie and Butch (in the US)

Steven "Steve" Kynman (born 12 November 1971) is a British actor, voice actor and puppeteer who has worked on various shows in the UK.

Early life[edit]

Kynman was born in Surrey, England.


He is best known for his work in the children TV industry, such as Robert the Robot in Justin's House and for being the current voice of Sam Jones in Fireman Sam.

In 2012, he joined the UK and USA voice cast of Thomas & Friends as Duck, Ryan, Dart, Paxton, Peter Sam in UK and USA and Porter and Jack in the UK and both Charlie and Butch in the USA dub taking over from Glenn Wrage (Charlie; Season 13 - 15 and Butch; Season 15 - 16) and Ben Small (Charlie; Season 16 - 18).

In 2015, he joined Bob the Builder in the UK, his voice cast as Lofty. The dub took over from Neil Morrissey from 1998-2012.

In 2017, Kynman took over as the host of the BBC School Radio programme "Playtime", from the CBeebies presenter Andy Day.



Year Title Role(s) Notes
2008–2018 Fireman Sam James Jones (Series 6 and 7), Fireman Sam, Elvis Cridlington, Norman Price, Derek Price and Charlie Jones
2008 The Mr. Men Show Mr. Nosey
Moving Wallpaper Brian
2009 M.I. High Postman
Gigglebiz various
2011–present Justin's House Robert the Robot
2012–present Thomas & Friends Porter and Jack (UK)
Charlie and Butch (US)
Duck, Ryan, Dart, Paxton, Peter Sam, A Slip Coach and The Bird Watcher
Recurring roles
2013 Dude, That's My Ghost! various
Yonderland Puppeteer
Q Pootle 5 Eddi, Bud D and Ray
2015–present Bob the Builder Lofty, Henry and Dash Lightning Main UK role
2019–present Class Dismissed (TV series) various


Year Title Role(s) Notes
2001 Combat Sheep Cooper
2006 Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest Azur
2008 Pinocchio Harlequin
2010 Fireman Sam: The Great Fire of Pontypandy Fireman Sam, Elvis Cridlington, James Jones, Norman Price, Derek Price and Charlie Jones Main role
2012 Blue Mountain Mystery Paxton and Peter Sam Supporting role
2013 King of the Railway Jack (UK)
2014 Tales of Albion Will
Postman Pat: The Movie Bill Thompson
Tale of the Brave Porter and the Dock Manager Supporting UK role
Fireman Sam: Heroes Of The Storm Fireman Sam, Elvis Cridlington, Charlie Jones, Norman Price and Derek Price Main role
2015 Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Jack (UK)
Supporting/main role
2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Porter (UK)
Duck, Charlie, Dart, Paxton and Peter Sam
Support role
2017 Bob the Builder: Mega Machines Lofty Main UK role
Fireman Sam: Alien Alert Fireman Sam, Elvis Cridlington, Charlie Jones and Norman Price Main role
Journey Beyond Sodor Some workmen Minor role
2018 Big World! Big Adventures Duck and Paxton

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