|Voice Actors||John Erlendson|
|First Appearance||Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time|
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed the "Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Edison has to build a new light bulb, but needs more cotton thread for the filament. Only problem is, Joe's Cotton Cornucopia is currently closed. Using the phonograph, the player scores a spool of thread from the Surly Guard at the factory.
Edison later appears during the final chase as one of the characters who meet up with Carmen Sandiego.