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Christopher Frederick James "Chris" Kratt is a member of the Wild Kratts crew and the younger of the two Kratt brothers. Together, he and Martin Kratt are the protagonists of Wild Kratts. Chris is the more sensible and logical of the two brothers, and he is characterized by the color green.
Chris is a young man of average height; he usually wears khaki shorts, hiking boots, and a green sweater with a neck-length zipper and black stripes running across the sides, with the sleeves rolled up. Underneath his sweater is a white undershirt. He typically wears his Creature Power Suit over this outfit. In Polar Bears Don't Dance, while adventuring in the Arctic, Chris wore a green jacket, jeans, and boots, along with his Creature Power Suit. In the episodes Octopus Wildkratticus and Walk on the Wetside, he wore a wetsuit. He has tan skin, brown eyes, and dark brown hair with the bangs spiked up. He is shorter than his older brother, Martin.
His favorite color is green.
Chris is very similar to his older brother, Martin. He is smart, fun, childish, mischievous, curious, and loves making jokes and pulling pranks. But unlike his brother, Chris likes being organized, and tries to carefully think things through before jumping to conclusions. He is also more technically inclined, patient, attentive, and focused than his brother, and is quick to notice details, however can also be clueless as well as shown in "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy" and "Little Howler". There are also times when he gets overexcited about discovering new creatures like in "Octopus Wildkratticus" and "Mosquito Dragon". His childish, little brother side is shown more in the beginning of "Fossa Palooza", when he refuses to leave Madagascar without seeing a fossa until Martin brings up their mom's unhappiness when they missed Mother's Day once.
His catchphrase is "Living free and in the wild!", with some variations in certain episodes.
Chris travels with his brother and their friends in the Tortuga, to learn about and save animals. He has extensive knowledge of various creatures, as he is a professional biologist. He is also very athletic; he has exceptional acrobatic skills, as seen in Flight of the Draco. He can also snowboard, water ski, and "manta board".
Chris is currently 47 years old in real life. He and Martin both started their career together in the 1990s, starting with Kratts' Creatures, and after that, Zoboomafoo and Be the Creature. Chris has two kids in real life that play in the show Wild Kratts, Aidan and Nolan.
- Chris likes climbing trees, but in "Flight of the Draco", he gained a temporary fear of heights (acrophobia).
- Real life Chris took Latin in college so he could know the scientific names of animals. As a result cartoon Chris sometimes refers to animals by their scientific names.
- In "Tazzy Chris", it is shown that Zach and the Kratts have known each other since childhood. Although they are enemies, their relationship is forgiving and comedic.
- In "Fireflies", it is shown that Chris is left handed or south-pawed.
- Gourmand often refers to Chris as "green grape". In "Hermit Crab Shell Exchange", he called him "green pea".
- Donita refers to Chris as "Chrisangelo".
- Zach calls him "Green Guy".
- Like fans compare Martin to MLP: FiM's Pinkie Pie, Chris can be compared to Twilight Sparkle, due to the two being the most practical characters and strict in organization and order.
- Chris' full name is Christopher Frederick James Kratt.
- Chris sucks his thumb in his sleep in "Voyage of the Butterflier XT".
- His astronomical sign is Cancer.
- His favorite mustelids are badgers.
- His favorite arctic animal is the arctic wolf.