Bob Dermer (born 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor who first made his contributions to Canadian television starting with the 1976 series Readalong.
In the 1980s, he appeared on the children's show Today's Special, playing a puppet character named Sam Crenshaw, and starred in the animated Raccoons series and specials as Ralph Raccoon (and various other characters.) He was the voice of Grumpy Bear in the Care Bears films and TV series of that era. In the middle of airing Today's Special in 1984, Dermer was nearly killed in a car accident and suffered from a broken clavicle and thoracic ribs and lost his left eye. He was unable to perform for five months and had to wear an eye patch before having an eyeball transplant.
Later on, he would make a cameo appearance in Disney's 1994 holiday hit, The Santa Clause, before making one final foray as Drunk in the 1996 made-for-TV movie, Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story. He retired from the TV business in 2001.
Care Bears Voice Work
- The Cloud-Keeper—The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine
- Frostbite—The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine
- Grumpy Bear—The Care Bears Movie, Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland, The Care Bears Family, Care Bears Nutcracker Suite
- Carl—Care Bears (DiC series)
- Charlie—Care Bears (DiC series)
- David—Care Bears (DiC series)
- Ken—Care Bears (DiC series)
- Eddie—Care Bears (DiC series)
- Songfellow Strum—The Care Bears Family
- Gummy—Care Bears Nutcracker Suite