Curt Stevens, voiced by Fabio Stephens, is an early Adventures in Odyssey character who first appeared in #103: “Front Page News”. Interestingly, his character's last name was named after the actor - Fabio Stephens, though the writers spelled it differently.
In middle school, Curt would often try to get out of gym class because he was sick of running laps. One such scheme was when Curt told Coach Stubbs he had a rare tropical disease. Coach Stubbs sent Curt to the school nurse, who sent Curt to the principal's office; the principal then sent Curt home to his parents, who sent him to his room for a week. Another involved Curt trying to boycott the "fascist left wing competition", as he put it. As a result, Coach Stubbs washed Curt's mouth out with soap.
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Much of Curt's family was revealed in the episode #150: “Home Is Where the Hurt Is”. Curt's mother left him and his father, Frank Stevens, after he was born. As a result, Curt's father became an alcoholic.
Despite this, in #117: “The Trouble with Girls”, Curt said that his mom packed his lunch. This is due to the fact that the episode was a remake of the Harley episode #13: “Bobby's Valentine”, and the original line was carried over.
Curt and his father live in a trailer park at least during Curt's time in Middle School. Their phone number was revealed to be 555-2157.
The Stevens's address, 561 Potter Park, is an allusion to "It's a Wonderful Life". In the film, "Potter's Field" was owned by the rich man, and was known as a slum.
Curt was often paired with Lucy Cunningham-Schultz. In many episodes, Lucy tried to convince Curt to give up on his "schemes". In #638: “The Triangled Web, Part 1”, it was revealed that Lucy and Curt dated throughout high school, and actually were supposed to go to the senior dance together, but he backed out, afraid that Lucy would begin to talk about their "future". In part 2, it is revealed that Curt and Lucy met in the school cafeteria.
Curt and Oscar Peterson have also been paired.
Curt will do almost anything to get out of work. Ironically, he usually puts more effort into a scheme then he would have done by actually doing the work. He also makes bad and/or wrong choices and/or helps others to make the wrong choice.
|“|| Curt Stevens: She really liked me.
Bernard Walton: What's not to like?
Curt Stevens: Exactly.
|“|| Jerry Edgebiter: I'm Jerry Edgebiter, I own this company. And you are John Whittaker, Tom Riley, and Curt... Um...
Curt Stevens: I'd like to remain anonymous if I may.
|“|| Traci Needlemeyer: I don't have any cavities!
Curt Stevens: Cool. My grandma is like that, too!
Traci Needlemeyer: Really?
Curt Stevens: Yeah. She has false teeth.
|“|| Curt Stevens: I'm glad you asked, Connie. Has this ever happened to you? Your walking down the street and you drop your keys. Isn't it a pain to bend down and get them?
Connie Kendall: Well, not real-
Curt Stevens: Exactly. Now with the new Vacu-Grab, you don't have to.
Connie Kendall: The Vacu-Grab?
Curt Stevens: It's portable, retractable, and can fit right into your purse. Just take it out, retract it, turn it on, grab the keys, un-retract it, open the special containment unit built right in, and voila! You've got your keys.
Jimmy Barclay: So, instead of going through all of that, why not just bend down and pick up your keys?
Curt Stevens: It retracts, Jimmy.
|“|| Curt Stevens: I thought a gazebo was one of those stripey animals from Africa.
|“|| Curt Stevens: Invite me to the wedding!
Curt has only been portrayed by early AIO artist Bruce Day, on the cover of albums.