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, where he narrated scores of audiobooks for numerous publishers. 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 was also a guest artist at the National Audio Theatre Festival’s 2005, 2006, and 2007 Workshops, appearing in the world premiere works The Best Place to Grow Pumpkins, Rewind, Extra-Ordinary, and Histories, and directed Arigon Starr’s audio comedy Super Indian for Native Voices at the Autry Center in Los Angeles.
With hundreds of audio books to his credit, Bill is a multiple 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.”
AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Director: Starstruck (2010); Horrorscopes (2011); Honey West: Murder on Mars; Titanium Rain, Episode One (2012); Gamadin: Word of Honor; Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty; The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethin’ (2013)
Actor: Dwannyun of Griivarr and Orga the Killer Cyborg (Starstruck), Ensemble roles (Horrorscopes), Lt. Mark Storm (Honey West: Murder on Mars), Austin Briggs (Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty), and Karl the Mothman (The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethin’)
Co-Producer on all AudioComics productions. For more about Bill’s work in the audiobook industry, visit his website at: www.mindseyeproductions.com