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Christopher Michael "Chris" Houghton is an American animator, writer, director, producer, storyboard artist, designer, and voice actor. He is known for co-creating the Disney Channel animated series Big City Greens with his brother, Shane Houghton.

Houghton followed in his brother Shane's footsteps and started working in animation. He worked at Nickelodeon as a storyboard artist on shows, such as Fanboy & Chum Chum and Harvey Beaks, the latter of which he collaborated with his brother.

He got to work at Disney on huge shows, such as Wander Over Yonder and Gravity Falls and helped out on the episode "Clogged" of Mickey Mouse. Chris and Shane would eventually get their big break creating the show, Big City Greens which at the time was called Country Club. Chris himself voiced the lead character of Cricket Green, who was physically based on an old childhood photo of himself. He also voiced Falcon Tuxedo in the episode "People Watching" and Topher in the episode "Animation Abomination", a character who is meant to serve as a self-parody. He voices Bill in The Owl House episode "Edge of the World".

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  • His last name is pronounced "HO-TIN"
  • Besides Shane, the Houghtons have another brother named Pete, who is "a creative and wild woodsman who lives in the mountains of West Virginia."[2]
  • Chris claimed that he played the drums in a cover band with Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko "for one night only".[3]


  1. "Tumblr Post". Tumblr (June 4, 2019).
  2. "Tumblr Brother Post". Tumblr (December 11, 2019).
  3. "Tumblr Avatar Post". Tumblr (May 3, 2022).