Robert "Rob" Rackstraw (born in Sunderland, England, 31 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", "Engie Benjy", "Roary the Racing Car", "The Octonauts", "The Mr. Men Show", "Sooty's Amazing Adventures" and "Sooty Heights".
- James (US; The Adventure Begins onwards - UK; Journey Beyond Sodor onwards)
- Donald (twentieth season onwards)
- Sam (A New Friend on Sodor onwards)
- Flynn (nineteenth season onwards, excluding Toad and the Whale)
- Troublesome Trucks (Journey Beyond Sodor)
- Big Mickey
- Fergus Duncan
- The Thin Clergyman
- Some Passengers (Henry Spots Trouble and Henry Gets the Express)
- The Welsh Bird Watcher (Mike's Whistle)
- Sodor United Football Team (Reds vs. Blues)
- A Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Worker (Philip to the Rescue)
- A Painter (Goodbye Fat Controller)
- Some Quarry Workers (Toby's New Friend)
- Douglas' Driver (Love Me Tender)
- The Great Railway Show Announcer
- The Red Sea Serpent (New Crane on the Dock)
- James' Driver (The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor and A Shed for Edward)
- The Christmas Carolers (Daisy's Perfect Christmas)
- A Signalman (The Big Freeze)
- Toby (nineteenth season onwards)
Online videos and additional content
- 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)
- 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)
- He, along with Keith Wickham, Tim Whitnall, Steven Kynman and Teresa Gallagher, voice characters together on "The Mr. Men Show". Simcha Barbiro voiced one of his characters, Mr. Tickle, in the Hebrew dub.
- He, Wickham and Gallagher currently voice characters together on "The Octonauts". Additionally Davey Moore, Dave Ingham, Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler also have worked on the show. Gadi Levy voiced his character, Kwazii, in the Hebrew version.
- He, David Menkin, Rupert Degas and Jules de Jongh voiced characters from "Chop Socky Chooks".
- He, Dave Ingham, Dave Peacock, Michael Carrington, Paul Dawson, John Gilluley, Keith Wickham and Susan Roman all worked on "The Koala Brothers".
- He, Paul Larson, Robin Kingsland, Paul Dawson, Abi Grant and Jan Needle worked on "Sooty".
- He, Marc Seal, Laura Beaumont, Paul Larson, Helen Farrall, Lee Pressman, Simon Nicholson, Sharon Miller, Sam Barlow, Ross Hastings, Polly Churchill, James Mason, Rupert Degas, David Menkin, Lucy Montgomery, Gadi Levy, Dan Shatzberg, Holger Potzern, Simona Pahl, Steven Elford, Achim Schülke, Tobias Diakow, Jens Wendland, Marjolein Algera, Ernesto Lezama, Øyvind Borgemoen Lyse, Fabian Harloff, Dave Ingham, José Gilberto Vilchis, Nigel Chilvers, Lenora Hume, Miranda Larson, Stan Limburg, Lutz Harder, Francisco Colmenero, Steven Kynman, Knud Riepen, Eberhard Haar, Robert Kotulla, Ricardo Silva, Louise Kramskoy, Erik Schäffler, Douglas Welbat, Carlos Enrique Bonilla, Katja Brügger, Christian Rudolf, Jürgen Holdorf, Holger Mahlich, Robert Missler and TUGS voice actor Ian James Corlett have all worked on "Bob the Builder".
- He, John Hasler and David Holt voiced characters in "The Legends of Treasure Island".
- He, Rachel Dawson, María Sánchez, Pasi Ruohonen, Tim Whitnall, Simen Sand, Wayne Jackman, Dan and Nuria Wicksman, Danny Houtkooper, Kerry Shale, Aku Laitinen and Antti L. J. Pääkkönen have all worked on "Roary the Racing Car".
- He, Matt Wilkinson and John Hurt voiced characters in the "Watership Down" television series.
- Both he and Keith Wickham voiced characters on "The Secret Show."
- He, Gallagher, Bob Golding, Rasmus Hardiker, Albert Cohen, Colin McFarlane and Keith Scott all voiced characters in "Dennis & Gnasher". Davey Moore additionally wrote for the show.
- He and Rupert Degas both voiced characters in the video games "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II".
- Geneviève Déry, Robert Wilfort, Rolando de Castro, Claes Ljungmark, Leyla Rangel, Ruth Toscano, Nathan Clarke, Humberto Vélez, Timothy Bateson, Simon Fisher-Becker, César Izaguirre, César Árias, Katsuji Mori, Yigal Mizrachi, Hideyuki Umezu, José Luis Orozco, Jesse Grimm, Aryeh Cherner, Zuzanna Galia, Ángel Amorós, Tokuyoshi Kawashima, Octavio Rojas, Scott Maurstad, John Hurt, Jorge Santos, Irwin Daayán, Masashi Ebara, Blas García, Dov Reiser, Albert Cohen, Hadar Shachaf Ma'ayan, Zvika Schwartzberg, Jamie Campbell Bower, Thomas Fritsch and Norma Iturbe also worked on the "Harry Potter" films. Angela Kyriacou and Eddie Redmayne also worked on it's prequel, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them".
- He narrated an advertisement for the TV show, "Combat Dealers".
- He and Christopher Ragland both voiced characters in "Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter".