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Robert "Rob" Rackstraw (born in Sunderland, England, on 31st October 1965) is a British voice actor who joined the US voice cast of Thomas & Friends in The Adventure Begins and the UK voice cast in the nineteenth season.

Other credits include "Bob the Builder", "Dennis and Gnasher", "Angelina Ballerina", "Gordon the Garden Gnome", "Engie Benjy", "Roary the Racing Car", "The Octonauts", "The Mr. Men Show", "Sooty's Amazing Adventures" and "Sooty Heights".

Voices

UK/US

  • James (US; The Adventure Begins onwards - UK; Tit for Tat onwards)
  • Toby (UK; nineteenth series onwards - US; A New Arrival only)
  • Donald (twentieth series onwards)
  • Stanley (US; twentieth series onwards, excluding Pouty James - UK; Diesel Glows Away only)
  • Sam
  • Axel
  • Raul (The Great Race only)
  • Hugo
  • Etienne
  • Flynn (Rocky Rescue onwards)
  • Bradford
  • Troublesome Trucks (Journey Beyond Sodor and Chucklesome Trucks only)
  • Monty (US; twentieth series onwards, UK; Free the Roads only)
  • Ace (original workprints only)
  • Owen (twenty-third series onwards)
  • Big Mickey
  • Fergus Duncan
  • The Thin Clergyman
  • Some Passengers (Henry Spots Trouble and Tiger Trouble)
  • Sodor United Football Team (Reds vs. Blues)
  • A Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Worker (Philip to the Rescue)
  • A Painter (Goodbye Fat Controller)
  • The Man with the Green Waistcoat and Grey Hair
  • Some Quarry Workers (Toby's New Friend)
  • Douglas' Driver (Love Me Tender)
  • The Welsh Bird Watcher (Mike's Whistle)
  • The Great Railway Show Announcer
  • The Red Sea Serpent
  • James' Driver (The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor and A Shed for Edward)
  • The Christmas Carollers (Daisy's Perfect Christmas)
  • A Signalman (The Big Freeze)
  • The Senegal Race Announcer (Big World! Big Adventures!)
  • The Trailer Voice-Over (Thomas Goes to Bollywood)
  • The Film Crew Leader (Thomas in the Wild)
  • The Giant Panda (Thomas in the Wild)
  • The Fat Tiger Hunter
  • Isla's Pilot (Cyclone Thomas)
  • The Knapford Stationmaster (Free the Roads)
  • A Thief (Heart of Gold)
  • The Road Finisher
  • Two Washdown Workers (Thomas and the Royal Engine)
  • Bernie
  • Professor Friedrich
  • The Announcer (The Great Little Railway Show)
  • A Workman (Emily to the Rescue)
  • The Elephant Carer (Nia and the Unfriendly Elephant)
  • The Australian Announcer (Ace's Brave Jump)
  • An Arlesburgh Harbour Worker (Nia's Bright Idea)

Online videos and additional content

  • Nigel
  • Landmarks of Sodor Announcer
  • One of Sir Topham Hatt's Assistants (DC Super Friends™ Minis Mash Ups Origin Story!)
  • The Mayor of Sodor (DC Super Friends™ San Diego Comic-Con only)
  • The Giant (Thomas and the Beanstalk)
  • Percy (Thomas' Magical Birthday Wishes)
  • Cranky (Thomas' Magical Birthday Wishes)
  • Harold (Thomas' Magical Birthday Wishes)

Songs

  • Will You Won't You (performed)
  • Be Who You Are, and Go Far (performed)
  • Somebody Has to be the Favourite (performed)
  • Who's Thomas? (performed)
  • The Most Important Thing is Being Friends (performed)
  • Where in the World is Thomas? (performed)

Filmography

Movies

  • Friendly Monsters:
    • A Monster Holiday (1994)
    • A Monster Easter (1994)
    • A Monster Christmas (1994)
  • Gogwana (2000)
  • Bob the Builder:
    • A Christmas to Remember (2001)
    • The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (2002)
    • Snowed Under (2004)
    • Built to Be Wild (2006)
    • Race to the Finish (2009)
    • The Legend of the Golden Hammer (2010)
    • Big Dino Dig (2011)
  • Renart the Fox (2005)
  • Zemanovaload (2005)
  • Angelina Ballerina: The Silver Locket (2007)
  • Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley (2009)
  • Eats Shoots and Leaves (2011)
  • Chases and Fun Awesome Adventures Vol. Two: Races (2012)
  • Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure (2014)
  • Containment (2015)

Television

  • Avenger Penguins (1993)
  • Fantomcat (1995)
  • Gogs (1995-1996)
  • Sooty's Amazing Adventures (1996)
  • Pond Life (1996)
  • Soul Music (1997)
  • Wyrd Sisters (1997)
  • Bob the Builder (1999-2012)
  • Lavender Castle (1999)
  • Watership Down (1999)
  • The Lampies (2001)
  • Angelina Ballerina (2002)
  • Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! (2002-2003)
  • Girls in Love (2003)
  • Metalheads (2003)
  • The Koala Brothers (2004)
  • Bob the Builder: Project Build It (2005-2006)
  • The Secret Show (2006-2007)
  • Chop Socky Chooks (2008)
  • The Mr. Men Show (2008)
  • Dennis & Gnasher (2009)
  • The Octonauts (2010-present)
  • Pet Squad (2011)
  • Poppy Cat (2011)
  • Zou (2013)
  • Boyster (2014)
  • Thomas & Friends (2015-present)
  • Messy Goes to Okido (2015)
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical (2015)

Games

  • Retribution (1994)
  • Realms of the Haunting (1997)
  • Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King (2004)
  • Shinobido (2005)
  • The Witcher (2007)
  • Venetica (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011)
  • Anno 2070 (2011)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel (2013)
  • The Raven (2013)
  • Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse (2013)
  • Blackguards (2014)
  • Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (2014)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire (2015)
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