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Jonny Quest Voice Actors Info
© 1998-2013, Lyle P. Blosser

Regular cast information
Semi-regular and guest cast information

One doesn't often think about it, I suppose, but the voice actors that worked on Jonny Quest were a hugely talented bunch, as witnessed by their many other projects. Also, next time you're watching an episode, listen a bit more carefully. You'll often as not be able to hear Don Messick and Mike Road in multiple roles voicing some of the secondary characters, in addition to their major roles as Dr. Quest and Race. They, and the other actors listed below, were an amazing group of people!

Many thanks to Jeff Adcock who compiled the original set of information on "who played whom" in the series, and got this whole party started.

Also:
The following information was gathered from numerous sources, but major sources were:

Regular Cast Information



Tim Matthieson (Jonny Quest)

b. 31 December 1947
d.
Tim Matthieson (later known as Tim Matheson) has had a very successful career playing numerous parts on TV and in feature films. Click here to see the list of credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.

One additional note about Tim's role as Roy Martin, in 1996's A Very Brady Sequel:
The character of Roy Martin was a con man trying to convince Carol Brady that he was her long-presumed-dead 1st husband, when in fact the real Roy Martin, a professor, was actually lost at sea along with others aboard a pleasure craft named the "SS Minnow". It was a nice try, but unfortunately the makers of this movie did not recall (or chose to ignore in the hope that we, the viewers would not recall) the fact that the professor's name as given in the first episode of Gilligan's Island was Roy Hinkley, not Martin. It still was a funny bit, though.

John Stephenson (Dr. Benton Quest, others)

b. 9 August 1923
d. 29 December 2012
John Stephenson provided the voice for Dr. Quest (and some other characters) in the following episodes:
  • Mystery of the Lizard Men (Z-3)
  • Arctic Splashdown (Z-5)
  • The Curse of Anubis (Z-2)
  • Pursuit of the Po-Ho (Z-7)
  • Double Danger (Z-1)
After these episodes, it was decided that John's voice too-closely resembled that of Mike Road, who voiced Race Bannon's character. John did return in "The Invisible Monster", providing the voice of Dr. Norman, the scientist who unintentionally unleashed the energy monster, and paid the ultimate price for doing so.
Here is the list of known characterizations provided by John:
  • The Mystery of the Lizard Men: Dr. Benton Quest, Ship Captain
  • Arctic Splashdown: Dr. Benton Quest, Pilot IF3, Frogman on raft, Ship's captain, Rescue Pilot 2
  • The Curse of Anubis: Dr. Benton Quest, Kidnapper 2, Arab Rifleman in tomb
  • Pursuit of the Po-Ho: Dr. Benton Quest, Po-Ho Indian
  • Double Danger: Dr. Benton Quest, Sotep
  • The Invisible Monster: Professor Isaiah Norman

Stephenson's other projects were many; click here to see the list of credits shown at the Internet Movie Database. Paul Buhler sent in the following link to additional information: John Stephenson info at www.voicechasers.com.

Mike Road (Roger "Race" Bannon, others)

b. 18 March 1918
d. 14 April 2013
In an interview for Amazing Heroes Doug Wildey had this to say about Mike and the role of Race Bannon:

DW: I have always gone with actors that were instantly recognizable and still were not all that deep -- that seem to be guys having fun. My favorite was [Clark] Gable, who always seemed to be playing a part. He wasn't really a believable guy in that sense, yet Gable playing something became believable only because you knew you were watching Gable. He had an almost sardonic, throwaway approach to his lines. That's what I wanted for Race Bannon: bigger-than-life dialogue.

In the pilot, "Sargasso Sea,"
["Mystery of the Lizard Men" - LPB] the kid's in trouble, frogmen are jumping on him, Race Bannon is swinging down from a rope, and the line that I originally wrote was, "Hang on kid! Here comes the cavalry to the rescue!" It wasn't included -- that was Barbera's choice. It was "Hang on, Jonny, I'm coming" or something. It's simply the way two people see how a piece of dialogue would work. It was a disagreement and the loser of course was me, because this guy owns the studio. No big deal.[Actually the line ended up as "Hang on, kid, calvary to the rescue!", so maybe Barbera had a change of heart. - LPB]

I listened to a lot of different guys. All of them were good; finally Mike Road seemed to be the guy that somehow had that approach -- that light touch and still made it believable.

AH: Seems to me that I remember as a child that Race's voice seemed to pop up in a lot of other cartoons at the time.

DW: As a matter of fact, he also popped up in Jonny Quest, as other voices.

Here's a list of the ones we know about:
  • The Mystery of the Lizard Men: Gunner on Quest ship, Tanker Helmsman
  • Arctic Splashdown: Pilot IF2, Rescue Pilot 1
  • Riddle of the Gold: Ali
  • Calcutta Adventure: Indian Assassin, Lab Guard
  • The Robot Spy: Radar Man
  • Double Danger: Korchek
  • Skull and Double Crossbones: British Sailor
  • A Small Matter of Pygmies: Pygmy 3
  • Turu the Terrible: Nuago, Native Worker 2
  • The Fraudulent Volcano: Baddie with Ax
  • Werewolf of the Timberland: White Feather
  • Pirates from Below: Vanya (1--two scenes in enemy sub)
  • Attack of the Tree People: Radio Voice
  • The Invisible Monster: Native
  • The Devil's Tower: Natu the Caveman
  • The Quetong Missile Mystery: Sentry 1, Sentry Post 5
  • The House of Seven Gargoyles: Dietrich Sorrenson, Subman 2
  • Terror Island: Guard 2 (shack & boat)
  • Monster in the Monastery: Osom

Mike Road has a TON of additional credits, in addition to Jonny Quest. Click here to see the complete list of Mike's credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.

Danny Bravo (Hadji)

b. 29 January 1948
d.
Danny Bravo has a few other cinematic credits: click here to see the list of credits shown at the Internet Movie Database. The image seen here is a poster for a movie "For the Love of Mike") in which young Danny featured prominently.

Don Messick (Bandit, Dr. Benton Quest, others)

b. 7 September 1926
d. 24 October 1997
Don Messick was a former ventriloquist before becoming one of the industry's most sought-after voice actors. In addition to voicing Bandit, he took over the role of Dr. Quest after the departure of John Stephenson, and also supplied a number of other supporting character voices for the series as well.

In The Art of Hanna-Barbera, Messick says that Dr. Quest was one of his favorite voices from the 60's:

"It gave me an opportunity to do a straight character for a change. I took over the role when they decided there was a vocal conflict between the actors playing Dr. Quest and Race Bannon. Until then I was only doing the yipping and yapping of little Bandit."

Here's a list of the ones we know about:
  • The Mystery of the Lizard Men: Frogman 3, Lookout on Quest ship
  • Arctic Splashdown: Bear Cub, Quest ship guard 2, Baddie in parka 1
  • Pursuit of the Po-Ho: Emil Hartman, Po-Ho Indian
  • Riddle of the Gold: Parrot, Tiger handler (blue turban)
  • Treasure of the Temple: Toucan
  • Calcutta Adventure: Mongoose, Fighter Pilot, Lab Worker
  • The Robot Spy: Pilot Red 1, Jones
  • Double Danger: Professor
  • Shadow of the Condor: Julio
  • A Small Matter of Pygmies: Pygmy Leader
  • Dragons of Ashida: Himoki
  • Turu the Terrible: Native Worker 1
  • The Fraudulent Volcano: Simon 3, Sergeant
  • Werewolf of the Timberland: Blackie, Andre
  • Pirates from Below: Col. Svedri
  • The Quetong Missile Mystery: Intercom Voice
  • The House of Seven Gargoyles: Seal
  • Terror Island: Lab Worker, Jade interviewee 2

Messick's credits outside of Jonny Quest show the legendary talent he was; click here to see the list of credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.

Semi-Regular and Guest Cast Information


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Regular cast information

Vic Perrin (Dr. Zin, others)

b. 26 April 1916
d. 4 July 1989
Vic Perrin supplied the voice for a number of Jonny Quest characters; here's a list of the ones we know about:
  • The Mystery of the Lizard Men: Roberts, Search Plane Pilot, Junior, Frogman Leader, Miguel
  • The Curse of Anubis: Dr. Ahmed Kareem (Thanks to Ted Watson who caught this previous omission), Kidnapper 1
  • Riddle of the Gold: Dr. Zin
  • Calcutta Adventure: Kronick
  • The Robot Spy: Dr. Zin
  • Double Danger: Dr. Zin
  • The Fraudulent Volcano: Dr. Zin
  • The House of Seven Gargoyles: Prof. Erickson
Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Cathy Lewis (Jade, Drena Hartman, others)

b. 27 December 1916
d. 20 November 1968
Here is a list of the known characters Cathy voiced:
  • Pursuit of the Po-Ho: Drena Hartman
  • Double Danger: Jade
  • Terror Island: Jade, Photographer, Kowloong
Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database. In addition to the TV show "My Friend Irma" she also supplied the voice of Jane on the radio program of the same name from 1947-1954 (reported by Scott).
Doug Young (various)

b. 10 February 1931
d.
Here is the list of known vocal work for Doug on the show:
  • The Mystery of the Lizard Men: Airplane Skipper, Mr. Corvin, Frogman
  • Arctic Splashdown: Combat Control, Sub 2nd in command, Airstrip PA, Quest ship guard 1, Navy Commander
  • The Curse of Anubis: Arab Henchman 1, Kareem's Servant, Kidnapper 2-alt.-- near and in ruins
  • Riddle of the Gold: Tiger handler (red turban)
  • Calcutta Adventure: Dying Lab Man, Alternate Kronick
  • The Robot Spy: Officer, Gate Guard, Zin's Servant, Soldier (guards eye), Sergeant
  • Skull and Double Crossbones: Jose, Superintendent Owens, Manuel
  • A Small Matter of Pygmies: Pygmy Victim, Pygmy 4 (at camp), Senior Encino, Pygmy tracker
  • Werewolf of the Timberland: Jacques, Voice on Pierre's Radio
  • Pirates from Below: Guard 2, Hypnotized Guy, Control One, Frogman in boat

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Henry Corden (various)

b. 6 January 1920
d. 19 May 2005
Here is the list of known contributions Henry made to the show:
  • The Curse of Anubis: Kidnapper 1-alt. (near and in ruins)
  • Pursuit of the Po-Ho: Po-Ho Indian
  • Treasure of the Temple: Montoya
  • Skull and Double Crossbones: Chief, Fat Guard
  • The Dreadful Doll: Philippe Lor, Alvero, Harden, Korbay
  • Dragons of Ashida: Sumi, Native Boy, Dr. Ashida
  • Turu the Terrible: Aku, Native Worker 3
  • The Fraudulent Volcano: Oil Rigger, Governor, Simon 11, Simon 1, Henchman
  • Pirates from Below: Vanya (2--in Prober), Commander Valmar, Guard 1, Scuba Diver
  • Attack of the Tree People: Ship Captain, Silky, Police Officer
  • The Devil's Tower: Klaus/Von Duffel, Sleeping Caveman
  • The Quetong Missile Mystery: General Fong, Panel Truck Baddie 2
  • The House of Seven Gargoyles: Gunnar, Ivar, Subman 1
  • Monster in the Monastery: Yeti 1, Ming Ho, Yeti Victim
  • The Sea Haunt: Ship Captain, Officer (Batavia)

Henry Corden was involved in a large number of other projects; click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database. You can also follow this link to the Wikipedia for a concise bio. (Thanks to Paul Buhler for the dates and link to the bio.)


Everett Sloane (various)

b. 1 October 1909
d. 6 August 1965
Here is the list of known contributions Everett made to the show:
  • Treasure of the Temple: Perkins
  • Shadow of the Condor: Baron Heinrich Von Freulich
  • Turu the Terrible: Deen

Everett Sloane was a formidable character actor despite his dimunitive size, who started acting on stage and in radio after losing his job as a Wall Street runner in the Crash of 1929, and played key roles in many films. Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Nestor Paiva(various)

b. 30 June 1905
d. 9 September 1966
Here is the list of known contributions Nestor made to the show:
  • The Mystery of the Lizard Men: Frogman 1, Portuguese Fishing Boat Helmsman, Doctor
  • Pursuit of the Po-Ho: Po-Ho Chief
  • Treasure of the Temple: Native Guide

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Taliaferro (Tol) Avery (various)

b. 28 Aug 1915
d. 27 August 1973
Here is the list of known contributions Tol made to the show:
  • Double Danger: Tabak
  • Werewolf of the Timberland: Pierre

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Will Kuluva (various)

b. 02 May 1917
d. 6 November 1990
Here is the list of known contributions Will made to the show:
  • Arctic Splashdown: Professor, Submarine Commander, Baddie in parka 2
  • Terror Island: Jade interviewee 1, Chu Sing Ling

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.
Sandy Wormser(Denise)

b.
d.
Here is the list of known contributions Sandy made to the show:
  • The Dreadful Doll: Denise

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database. NOTE: At a recent check, this name was not found in the IMDb database.


Daws Butler (various)

b. 16 November 1916
d. 18 May 1988
Another legendary voice talent, perhaps most famous for supplying the voice of "Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent" on the "Time for Beany" TV show.
Here is the list of known contributions Daws made to the show:
  • Riddle of the Gold: Maharajah, Mr. Corvin, Professor Gundersson

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Jesse White(Pasha)

b. 4 January 1917
d. 9 January 1997
Here is the list of known contributions Jesse made to the show:
  • Calcutta Adventure: Pasha the Peddler

Most famous as "the Maytag repair man" from TV commercials. Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Keye Luke (various)

b. 18 June 1904
d. 12 January 1991
Here is the list of known contributions Keye made to the show:
  • The Quetong Missile Mystery: Commissioner Wah, Panel Truck Baddie 1, Sentry Post 4
  • The Sea Haunt: Charlie

Famous Asian character actor; click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


J. Pat O'Malley (Chopper)

b. 15 March 1904
d. 27 February 1985
Here is the list of known contributions Pat made to the show:
  • Attack of the Tree People: Chopper

Famous character actor; click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Janet Waldo (various)

b. 4 February 1924
d.
Here is the list of known contributions Janet made to the show:
  • Riddle of the Gold: Airport Announcer, Stewardess

Perhaps most famous as the voice of Judy Jetson in "The Jetsons"; click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.


Sam Edwards (various)

b. 26 May 1915
d. 28 July 2004
Here is the list of known contributions Sam made to the show:
  • The Quetong Missile Mystery: Sentry 2, Lt. Singh, Porter, Sebtry Post 6
  • Terror Island: Guard 1, Informant in room, Guard 3
  • Monster in the Monastery: Man in Street, Raj Guru, Yeti 3
  • The Sea Haunt: Hans, Radio Operator, Radio Operator (Batavia), Search plane pilot

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database. There are a number of different Sam Edwards entries; Andrew Leal was kind enough to write with the following information:

The Sam Edwards on IMDb you're looking for is listed as "Sam Edwards (I)". He was a longtime radio actor, working as part of the dramatic repertory company used by CBS on programs like Escape and Gunsmoke (where he was usually cast as either young hotheads or generally decent young fellows who kill someone by accident or shot someone in the past and seek rdemption.) The information I've gleaned from various radio reference books suggest that Edwards was born in Georgia, but soon moved to San Antonio, thus developing a slight Western twang. One source gave his birthdate as 1928, but since he also, according to Graham Webb, was heard in two George Pal Puppetoon cartoons in 1942, this seems a tad unlikely, and his earliest radio work came around 1943 (mostly juvenile roles admittedly), this is probably off by at least two-four years. Other notable radio roles included playing Dexter Franklin on the comedy Meet Corliss Archer opposite Janet Waldo [see above entry on Janet Waldo, ed.] as Corliss, supporting roles on Dragnet, playing a young Samuel Clemens in one installment of The CBS Radio Workshop, Corporal Spears on a few episodes of the Western Fort Laramie, and a score of others. He also, according to various sources and some interviews, was heard briefly as the adolescent Thumper in Bambi, and also did voices for Disneyland records in the late 60's and 70's. For Hanna-Barbera, he also did bits on The Flintstones (one episode) and These Are The Days and was also heard for Ruby-Spears on The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show. As IMDB mentions, he also made several appearances on The Andy Griffith Show.


Marvin Miller (various)

b. 18 July 1913
d. 8 February 1985
Here is the list of known contributions Marvin made to the show:
  • Riddle of the Gold: Abdul Kasseem, henchman

Click here to see the list of other credits shown at the Internet Movie Database.






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