Steven "Steve" Kynman (born November 12th, 1971, Surrey, England, UK) is a British voice artist and actor for the UK and US narrations of Thomas & Friends. He took over the roles of Paxton from Keith Wickham, Dart from Rupert Degas, Charlie from Ben Small in the US and Ryan from Eddie Redmayne.
He currently voices the titular character, Sam Jones as well as voicing some other characters such as Elvis Cridlington, Norman Price, Derek Price, James Jones (originally) and Charlie Jones in the UK version of the CGI series of "Fireman Sam". Other credits include "Moving Wallpaper", "The Mr. Men Show" as Mr. Nosey and the 2015 "Bob the Builder" series as Lofty in the UK version. He has also played the character, Robert the Robot in the BBC children's television series, "Justin's House".
- Charlie (UK; The Great Race singing voice only - US; The Great Race onwards)
- Ryan (twentieth season onwards)
- Dart (seventeenth season onwards)
- Paxton (Blue Mountain Mystery onwards)
- Peter Sam
- The Third Slip Coach
- A Railway Inspector (Too Many Fire Engines)
- The Bird Watcher (Who's Geoffrey?)
- Butch (seventeenth season onwards)
- I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside (performed)
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas (performed)
- Will You Won't You (performed)
- He is not credited in the UK credits of Don't Bother Victor! for voicing Peter Sam. He was also uncredited for voicing Paxton in Wayward Winston.
- Kynman, along with Keith Wickham, Tim Whitnall, Rob Rackstraw and Teresa Gallagher, voice characters together on "The Mr. Men Show".
- Also, both he and Thierry Kazazian voiced Mr. Nosy from said show in their respective languages.
- Kynman and Gallagher both did additional voices for "Postman Pat: The Movie".
- Kynman and John Hasler provide voices for Fireman Sam. Hasler first came into the show to take over the role of James, who used to be voiced by Kynman. Hasler took over the role since Kynman's voice for James sounded too similar to his voice for Norman Price.
- In Tale of the Brave, Henry's Hero and Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, he is credited as Steve Kynman.
- He along with Rob Rackstraw, Rupert Degas, David Menkin and Lucy Montgomery have all voiced characters on "Bob the Builder". Laura Beaumont, Paul Larson, Sharon Miller, Ross Hastings, Lee Pressman, Helen Farrall, Polly Churchill, Sam Barlow, James Mason, Simon Nicholson and Marc Seal have all written for the show.
- He, Laura Beaumont and Ed Welch worked on "Construction Site".
- He, Rasmus Hardiker and Teresa Gallagher had roles in "More Stuff".