William Dufris began his audio career in London (radio plays, audio books, film/animation dubbing, language tapes), where he resided for 13 years. During this time, he had the privilege of sharing the microphone in a number of BBC Radio plays with Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockard Channing, and Helena Bonham-Carter. He worked with legendary director Dirk Maggs (of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame) on his audio drama productions of Spider-Man (where he voiced the title role of Peter Parker), Judge Dredd, Voyage and An American Werewolf in London. He is best known as the original voice of Bob the Builder in the popular children’s show Bob The Builder for the US and Canada (series 1-9).
These experiences led Dufris to co-found the audio production company The Story Circle, Ltd in the UK. Upon returning to the United States, Dufris founded Mind’s Eye Productions and co-founded Rocky Coast Radio Theatre and The AudioComics Company, for which he has been producer, director, actor and engineer. He also directed Arigon Starr’s audio comedy Super Indian for Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles.
William Dufris has been nominated nine times as an audio book finalist for the APA’s prestigious Audie Award, has garnered 21 Golden Earphones Awards through AudioFile Magazine, and was named by AudioFile as “One Of The Best Voices At The End Of The Century.” Bill is on the Advisory Board of the National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc. in addition to being a Norman Corwin Award Committee member. He was a guest instructor and performer at the 2005 – 2007 Audio Theatre Workshops, appearing in the world premiere works The Best Place to Grow Pumpkins, Rewind, Extra-Ordinary, and Histories.
AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Director: Starstruck (2010), Horrorscopes (2011), The Batsons: The Trouble with Fang!; The Batsons: Carmilla’s Crush; Honey West: Murder on Mars; Titianium Rain Vol. 1 (forthcoming, 2012)
Actor: Dwannyun of Griivarr and Orga the Killer Cyborg (Starstruck), Ensemble roles (Horrorscopes), Lt. Mark Storm (Honey West: Murder on Mars)
Co-Producer on all AudioComics Company productions