Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, voiced by Earl Boen, first appeared in #203: “Double Trouble”. Due to his similarity to Regis, he was initially rejected by the townspeople, but, thanks to Whit's help, he became generally accepted by the town (although they don't patronize his Harlequin Theatre as often as he would like).
Edwin is an egotistical, condescending, spotlight-loving ham. However, he does this in such a lovable manner and has a generally good attitude that fans love. He can be serious at times, and occasionally (such as in #359: “The Merchant of Odyssey”) we get a glimpse of the good actor that lives somewhere deep inside of him. His conversation with Whit at the end of #203: “Double Trouble” also demonstrates that he is more than an overdramatic actor and can occasionally be down-to-earth. He is generally accompanied by his faithful servant Walter Shakespeare. Whit befriended him when he first came to Odyssey.
Edwin was trained as a Shakespearean actor and was apparently quite popular in roles before he moved to Odyssey. In Odyssey, he is torn between performing the Shakespearean plays he loves and performing the "crowd pleasers" that bring in enough money to keep his dinner theatre afloat financially. He had a couple of incidents with the parents of students whom he criticized.
- Main article: Blackgaard family
- Edwin takes mud baths for skin elasticity.
- Edwin's full name is Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, but he prefers to be called 'Edwin' as opposed to 'Ronald' so as not to be confused with a certain clown with that first name.
- Edwin owns The Electric Palace and The Harlequin Theatre.
- Edwin once put on a drama similar to War of the Worlds entitled Terror from the Skies.
- Edwin and Walter Shakespeare love drinking lemonade.
- He inherited The Electric Palace from Regis Blackgaard and was forced to keep it to support his mother.
- Edwin Blackgaard may have been inspired by the historical figure Edwin Thomas Booth, an actor who was the brother of the presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth.
Edwin Blackgaard has appeared in the following albums:
- Family Portraits
- The Lost Episodes (3 episodes)
- Album 01: The Adventure Begins
- Album 02: The Wildest Summer Ever
- Album 03: Heroes
- Album 04: FUN-damentals
- Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
- Album 06: Mission: Accomplished
- Album 07: On Thin Ice
- Album 08: Beyond Expectations
- Album 09: Just in Time
- Album 10: Other Times, Other Places
- Album 11: It’s Another Fine Day...
- Album 12: At Home and Abroad
- Album 13: It All Started When...
- Album 14: Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town
- Album 15: A Place of Wonder (3 episodes)
- Album 16: Flights of Imagination
- Album 17: On Earth as It Is in Heaven
- Album 18: A Time of Discovery (2 episodes)
- Album 19: Passport to Adventure
- Album 20: A Journey of Choices (1 episode)
- Album 21: Wish You Were Here!
- Album 22: The Changing Times (1 episode)
- Album 23: Twists and Turns
- Album 24: Risks and Rewards
- Album 25: Darkness Before Dawn (1 episode)
- Album 26: Back on the Air (1 episode)
- Album 27: The Search for Whit
- Album 28: Welcome Home! (1 episode)
- Album 29: Signed, Sealed and Committed
- Album 30: Through Thick and Thin (1 episode)
- Album 31: Days to Remember
- Album 32: Hidden Treasures
- Album 33: Virtual Realities
- Album 34: In Your Wildest Dreams (1 episode)
- Album 35: The Big Picture
- Album 36: Danger Signals (1 episode)
- Album 37: Countermoves (1 episode)
- Album 38: Battle Lines
- Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen (2 episodes)
- Album 40: Out of Control (1 episode)
- Album 41: In Hot Pursuit (1 episode)
- Album 42: No Way Out
- Album 43: Along for the Ride
- Album 44: Eugene Returns! (1 episode)
- Album 45: Lost and Found
- Album 46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)
- Album 47: Into the Light
- Album 48: Moment of Truth
- Album 49: The Sky’s the Limit
- Album 50: The Best Small Town (3 episodes)
- The Truth Chronicles
- Passages: Darien’s Rise
- Album 51: Take it From the Top
- Album 52: Cause and Effect
- Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy
- Album 54: Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love
- Album 55: The Deep End
- Album 56: The Grand Design
- Album 57: A Call to Something More
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind
- Album 59: Taking the Plunge
- Album 60: Head Over Heels
- Album 61: Without a Hitch
- Album 62: Let’s Put on a Show!
- Album 63: Up in the Air
- Album 64: Under the Surface
- Album 65: Expect the Unexpected
- Album 66: Trial by Fire
- Album 67: More Than Meets the Eye
- Album 68: Out of the Blue
- Album 69: Best Kept Secrets
- Album 70: Finding a Way
Edwin Blackgaard has appeared in the following club seasons:
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2 (1 episode)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6
- 30th Birthday Live Show (album)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 7
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 8
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 1
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 2
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 3
- Hope in Trying Times
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6 Soundtrack
- The Officer Harley Collection
Edwin Blackgaard has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:
Edwin Blackgaard has appeared on the back cover of the following album: