Chris Kratt

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Chris Kratt
Born Christopher Frederick James Kratt
(1969-07-19) July 19, 1969 (age 49)
Warren Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Actor
  • television host
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Tania Kratt (né Armstrong)
Children 2
Relatives William Kratt, Jr. (father)
Linda Kratt (mother)
Martin Kratt (brother)
Christine and Susan Kratt (twin sisters)

Christopher Frederick James Kratt (born July 19, 1969) is an American educational nature show host. A grandson of musical-instrument manufacturer William Jacob "Bill" Kratt,[1] he and his older brother Martin grew up in Warren Township, New Jersey,[2] and together created children's television series Kratts' Creatures, Zoboomafoo, and Be the Creature (which aired on the National Geographic Channel and CBC), as well as Wild Kratts (which airs on PBS Kids and TVOKids). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Carleton College.[3] Chris co-hosts all of his educational childhood programs with his older brother Martin Kratt.


In 1990, Chris served as an intern at Conservation International in Washington, D.C. A year later, he started the Carleton Organization for Biodiversity. His ecology studies have been funded by the Explorers Club and the National Science Foundation. He was also the recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Chris also starred alongside with his brother Martin in the show "Zoboomafoo". Airing from 1999 to 2000. On this PBS kids show, they went on many adventures with animals and with the help of Zoboomafoo a Coquerel's sifaka lemur (Propithecus coquereli).

From June 13 to August 3, 2008, Chris appeared along with his brother Martin in Creature Adventures, a stage show at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.[4] They also appear as themselves in the Odd Squad episode "Night Shift".

Personal life[edit]

Chris and his brother Martin have lived in Ottawa, Ontario since 2007,[5] where they film and animate their TV series Wild Kratts. Chris has two sons, Aidan and Nolan, with his wife Tania, whom he married in 2000 in the country of Botswana.[6][7] Chris' older son, Aidan Kratt, played a child named Aidan in the Wild Kratts episode "Build It Beaver", though his character was unrelated to Chris and Martin in the show. Nolan's character made a brief cameo as a Wild Kratts Kid, and appears later on in the series as the little brother of Aidan.


  1. ^ Kerr, Grady. "The History of the Pitchpipe: 80 Years and Still on Pitch". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "PBS – Zoboomafoo: Family Fun". "". Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  3. ^ "PBS – Zoboomafoo: Family Fun". "". Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Creature Adventures starring the Kratt Brothers at Dollywood". Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  5. ^ Robb, Peter (November 30, 2013). "Brothers Gone Wild". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  6. ^ Politowicz, Tracy Ann (January 8, 2011). "Brothers Martin and Chris Kratt trade Somerset County for the wide world of wildlife". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  7. ^ O'Brien, Elizabeth (February 12, 2001). "Animal Magnetism". Archive. Retrieved July 18, 2018. 

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