Neil Crone (born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 29 May 1960) is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, and motivational speaker, who provided voices for some of the characters in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
Improvisation partners Neil Crone and Kevin Frank had originally auditioned to voice the troublesome trucks. Crone was given the role of Diesel 10 when Britt Allcroft and the producers heard him doing a Russian accent whilst fooling around during the recording of the trucks' lines. The Russian accent was eventually dropped after test audiences claimed that it would be offensive. While fooling around, Frank and Crone were asked to try out for some of the other characters.
Besides voicing many of the characters, Neil Crone and Kevin Frank were also asked to add more comedy to the script. It was Neil Crone's idea to name Diesel 10's claw "Pinchy". Both were "creative consultants" for the film.
Other credits include, Ray on the Canadian sitcom "Really Me", Mr. Borba in "Good Witch", Fred Tupper in "Little Mosque on the Prarie", several characters in "Odd Squad", Agent Kringle in "Eloise at Christmastime" Several Mr. Men in the American dub of "Mr. Men and Little Miss" and Dwayne in "Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race".
- Gordon (Thomas and the Magic Railroad)
- Diesel 10 (Thomas and the Magic Railroad)
- The Tumbleweed
- Troublesome Trucks (Thomas and the Magic Railroad: cut from film)
- He wrote a syndicated column for Metroland Newspapers before leaving the paper in January 2020.[1Some of these columns have been released in 2 book compilations.[2 [3