Chris Anthony (née Lansdowne[1]) is an American voice actress best known as host of Focus on the Family's radio drama, Adventures in Odyssey (AIO). As host of AIO for over twenty years, Chris is heard weekly on more than 2,000 radio stations worldwide.

Aside from her work in radio drama, and a long list of TV and radio commercials, Anthony's voice appeared in all Mattel talking-Barbie toys, CDs, books, games and dolls from 1994 to early 2003.[2] Thanks to Mattel, Sony, Hasbro, Fisher Price, Milton Bradley, Sight & Sound, Knowledge Adventure, Educational Insight, and Yes Entertainment, it is conservatively estimated that one-third of the current U.S. population, under the age of 24,were entertained by the voice of Chris Anthony during their childhood.

List of works

This is a partial list of the over eighty talking products in which Chris Anthony's voice has appeared:

  • Super Talk Barbie
  • Talk with me Barbie
  • Cool Shopping Barbie
  • Ocean Discovery Barbie
  • Barbie Riding Club
  • Barbie Detective 1 & 2
  • Super Sports Barbie
  • Genie Barbie
  • Barbie Fashion Designer
  • Barbie Pet Rescue
  • Teacher Barbie
  • Working Woman Barbie
  • Spanish-speaking Barbie
  • Dentist Barbie
  • Barbie Talking Purse
  • Barbie Talking Jeep
  • Barbie Talking Cash Register
  • Barbie Talking Hotel
  • Quizard the Wizard Dog
  • The Geo-Safari Talking Globe
  • Power Touch Learning System
  • Candy Land
  • Monopoly
  • Mall Madness

Work in Adventures in Odyssey

Anthony has been the host of Adventures in Odyssey since it was started in 1987. She was also in the Adventures in Odyssey video series for A Flight to the Finish and Star Quest.

Characters played

A list of characters Anthony has played in Adventures in Odyssey, while not as host.[3]

Other radio drama work


  1. "Chris Anthony: Host of Adventures in Odyssey". The Odyssey Scoop. Retrieved December 1, 2008. 
  2. See Mattel senior producer C. Thornburn [1]
  3. "AIO Cast: 'C'". The Soda Fountain. Retrieved December 1, 2008. 

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