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Farewell, Jim Custer


Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share. Adventures in Odyssey actor Jim Custer has passed away. He died on May 5, 2019. Jim was best known for playing the role of young John Avery Whittaker.

According to AIO Wiki, he has played 17 characters on the show. He also played Pop Fowler in the audio series of the Last Chance Detectives.

Jim Custer first appeared on AIO in the episode Family Vacation, Part 2 as the eccentric Sunday School teacher, Mr. Bostich. His first time to play Whit was in Rescue from Manatugo Point. His last performance on the show was young Whit in Charlotte.

The Official AIO Podcast recently did a tribute episode for Jim Custer. In it, some of the cast and crew (Chuck Bolte, Bob Hoose, and Gary Reed.) reminisce about their working with Jim and share some of the many ways he touched people's lives. Make sure to give it a listen.

Thank you, Jim, for all that you given us AIO fans! You will be dearly missed.

Austin Peachey

Austin Peachey is a die-hard reader and audio drama fan. He's run the Adventures in Odyssey Blog for over 8 years and has produced a few audio dramas of his own. He's also worked on the 2nd edition of The Official Guide to Odyssey and can be heard on Phil Lollar's Iliad House.

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