|Start - end:||1986 - 1988|
|Studio:||Hanna Barbera Productions|
|Official site:||Jonny quest official site||Rate:|
Dr. Benton C.Quest, "one of the three top scientists in the world," and apparently something of a Renaissance man; his scientific and technical know-how spans many fields. Dr. Benton Quest was voiced by John Stephenson for five episodes, and by Don Messick for the remainder of the shows.
Roger "Race" T. Bannon is a special agent / bodyguard / pilot from Intelligence One. Governmental fears that Jonny could "fall into the wrong hands" resulted in the assignment of Bannon to guard and tutor Jonny. Amusingly, whenever Race talks to Benton, he addresses him as "Doctor" or "Sir" in every sentence. Mike Road was the voice for Race Bannon.
Hadji is Dr. Quest's adopted son, an eleven-year-old Indian boy (his age was stated in one of the show's episodes, "Pirates from Below"). Hadji is seldom seen without his bejewelled turban and Nehru jacket. Hadji comes from Calcutta, India and sometimes displays hypnotic or telekinetic powers.the character Hadji was noted as the first major non-white character to be presented as an equal, sympathetic participant in the stories in American television. In the sequel series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Hadji is not only reunited with his mother but also revealed to be an Indian Prince.
Bandit is Jonny's anthropomorphic pet bulldog. Bandit often provides comic relief in both the orginal and sequel series - one of the later epsiodes shows Bandit being bested by a "ghost cat"! Although at least once ("Skull and Double Crossbones") he was instrumental in foiling the bad guys. Bandit is a small gray dog with black masklike coloration around the eyes (reminiscent of a raccoon)?hence the name "Bandit.