The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.


Doug Wildey




1965   1964  
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Series cast summary:
Mike Road ...  Roger T. 'Race' Bannon / ... 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Tim Matheson ...  Jonny Quest 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Don Messick ...  Bandit / ... 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Danny Bravo Danny Bravo ...  Hadji 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Henry Corden ...  Ship Captain / ... 15 episodes, 1964-1965


Dr. Benton Quest is a research scientist who is frequently called upon for missions that require his scientific and technical expertise. He is usually accompanied by his son Jonny, his tutor/bodyguard Race Bannon, their bulldog with the distinctive mask-like eye markings named Bandit, and Hadji, an Indian orphan who has special abilities of his own. Together, they investigate mysteries, perform rescues and battle nefarious villains around the world, most notably Dr. Zin. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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It was the first adventure and SF cartoon for television that wasn't taking place in a fictional world. Each one of 26 episodes had its story happening in some real place in planet Earth. See more »


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STILL the all-time best!
25 March 2004 | by budlyons2003See all my reviews

I remember watching JONNY QUEST when it first came on TV - in the Prime Time hours no less! As a kid I didn't quite realize how different from other cartoons this piece of greatness was. Now as an adult (although still a kid at heart), I understand what made it different and great. Firstly, it was a show about kids - Jonny and Hadji (and Hadji was from another country!) - where the adults treated the boys as Kids and not Babies. They went all over the world for their adventures, and "gosh!" I was learning about other countries and cultures, and I didn't even know it! And the science (although somewhat archaic now) was ahead of its time. Of course, that was only to be expected, coming from the genius of the great scientist, Dr. Benton Quest! And the artwork from Hanna-Barbera gave credit to it all. The locations were gorgeous and accurate as possible. The foreign peoples looked as they should, not just WASPs with slanted eyes. And the hardware was as sleek and shiny as the science could make it. After all these years, the show stands the test of time. I still thoroughly enjoy watching it, and I'm thrilled that the complete set of episodes is coming to DVD in May of this year. If you haven't seen it yet, here's your chance! Take the time - it is supremely well worth it!

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18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Quest File O-37 See more »

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