Ed Washington loved his job at a toy company because he was the perfect man for it. He is playful and energetic, sometimes even more so than his three children (Antoine, Marvin, and Tamika) and his adopted daughter Kelly. This personality has also helped him since he became the manager at Whit’s End in nearby Connellsville. Although Ed is a wise husband and father, he doesn’t hesitate to crawl on the floor to play with his kids.
Marvin is the middle child in the Washington family. Marvin doesn’t get excited much, but seems to end up getting caught in some wild adventures anyway. Marvin tends to get into trouble when other kids pull him into things he shouldn’t be doing. But with his father’s love and help, he’s learning to stand up for himself.
John Avery Whittaker
“Whit” is an inventor, author, entrepreneur and owner of Whit’s End—an ice cream shop and “discovery emporium” where kids can be kids. His wise counsel, inventiveness and insight have made him a trusted friend and confidant to everyone in Odyssey.