By Stephanie Ciccarelli
December 10, 2010
Kari Wahlgren has also voiced roles in animated films such as Kung Fu Panda and Bolt among others.
After a number of years, Kari's voice has returned to the Adventures in Odyssey radio program, voicing the role of a British Nanny, Maria, in episode 676: An Agreeable Nanny.
Hear about how she booked her first role as Gloria McCoy and also listen in to enjoy her most recent work in this series now!
Adventures in Voice Acting, Odyssey Style
Kari Wahlgren was first heard on the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey in 1988 performing the role of "Gloria McCoy" in the episode, Camp What-A-Nut. Adventures in Odyssey first aired in 1987 and the show's daily audience averages around 1.2 million within North America.
On Kari's eleventh birthday, she was on a road trip across the country with her family. They were in California. At the time, Focus on the Family was based in California (now in Colorado). Kari's family took a tour of the building and at that time, Adventures in Odyssey happened to be looking for an eleven year old girl to play Gloria.
Someone asked her if she'd like to audition and she booked it on the spot!
The episode is described as follows:
The Parker family kids are convinced that they are too grown-up for a babysitter. A parents' night out, a nanny named Maria, and the neighbor's dog Bruno may be their opportunity to prove themselves.
Sounds like a great episode, especially for kids around the age where they think they can take care of themselves!
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Photo courtesy KariWahlgren.netRelated Topics: Adventures in Odyssey, An Agreeable Nanny, Focus on the Family, Gloria McCoy, Kari Wahlgren, radio, Shrek