Karl Gunnar "Kalle" Øby (born on 27 October 1946) is a Norwegian actor and was the narrator for the Norwegian narration of Thomas & Friends. He started narrating in the eighth season and departed after Tale of the Brave. He is also the narrator of the Norwegian version of the Hero of the Rails video game.

He currently holds the record as the longest running narrator for Norway.

He has been in many Norwegian movies and television shows, including "At Martin's", "Courage In the Chest", and many more. He also provided voices for the Norwegian versions of "Cars", "Toy Story 3", "Asterix and Obelix", and others.

He was succeeded by Ane Barmen from the eighteenth season onwards.

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