Roger "Race" Bannon is one of the main characters of Hanna-Barbera's 1960s Jonny Quest series as well as The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Cartoon Network's 1990s reimagining of classic JQ. He is a former government agent who became the Quest's bodyguard after Rachel Quest died. He is also Jessie's father.
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|Full name:||Roger Bannon|
|Occupation:||Ex-Intelligence One agent, pilot, Quest family bodyguard|
|Spouse:||None. Formerly married to Estella Velasquez|
|Known relatives:||Jessie Bannon (daughter)|
|Physical features:||White hair, light blue eyes|
|Typical attire:||Red shirt, blue jeans.|
|Created by:||Joseph Barbera, Doug Wildey|
|Overall first appearance:||Jonny Quest, episode 1: "The Mystery of the Lizard Men"|
|TRAJQ first appearance:||Episode 1, "The Darkest Fathoms"|
|Voiced by:||Robert Patrick (season one), Granville Van Dusen, Robert Foxworth (season two)|
In-depth character backgroundEdit
Race Bannon (real name Roger) is the bodyguard, former Navy Seal and close friend of the Quest family, having worked with Dr. Benton Quest for several years as a government-assigned bodyguard, and now by choice. Race came from a western American setting, acquiring several colorful similes and turns of phrase growing up. He worked for government agencies in various roles, eventually retiring to work solely with Dr. Quest partly over ethical differences with his agencies' policies. He's in perfect physical condition and a robust man of action who inspires admiration in Jonny Quest. He's also known for his charm and flings, and fathered Jessie Bannon several years before the series. The Jonny Quest Style Guide claims that he's an ex-Navy SEAL.
The second season altered Race, returning him to Mike Road's vocal style and establishing him as a government bodyguard still. In this continuity, Race fathered Jessie Bannon with Estella Velasquez, a Colombian archaeologist and code-breaker who met Race while working for Intelligence One, Race's spy agency. The episode "Race Against Danger" established his nickname as a prize among friends for having the world record at a United States armed forces obstacle course. A look at his passport in "Bloodlines" establishes Race as 6'2" and 220 lbs., born in Calumet City, Illinois on April 1, 1954. However, classic Jonny Quest pegs Race's birthplace as Wilmette, Illinois. This birthdate also conflicts with the writer's bible age of 38, unless the second season is assumed to have taken place in 1992.
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