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Jonny Quest

Animated Character

Born: 18 September 1964
Birthplace: Television
Best known as: Boy hero of the classic TV cartoon Jonny Quest
In 1964 Hanna-Barbera animation studios produced a prime-time adventure series with a young boy as the protagonist. Jonny lived with his widowed father on an island, never went to school and each week battled monsters and evil geniuses. His fellow adventurers were Race Bannon, ex-CIA superstud; pal Hadji, who had the power of levitation; and Jonny's dog, Bandit. The original show was in prime time for just one year, but reruns were telecast Saturday mornings on CBS, ABC and NBC off and on until 1980. Jonny regained new life in 1996, in an updated version called The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.
Extra credit: Actor Tim Matheson was the voice of the original Jonny.

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