In the preview for
album #50, I heard some unfamiliar voices that sounded somewhat
similar to Bart Rathbone's. Has the AIO team found a new voice for
Bart and/or Tom? -Submitted by Josh
Josh, you were hearing
right. In 2007, Walker
Edmiston, voice of both Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone, passed
away, leaving the AIO team at a loss for what to do. While Tom
Riley's character is currently alive in Odyssey and appears in
episodes up through The Best Small
Town collection, Walker Edmiston's death was sad for all of us.
The team looked for a Bart replacement and found one (you be the
judge of whether or not we should have one), but the same actor
decided not to play Tom Riley. Personally, I think Tom Riley should
pass away in Odyssey and Bart Rathbone should move away. He and
Rodney have become a bit redundant anyway. Don't you think?