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Dr. Benton Quest is a world-renowned scientist and phenomenologist. He is also Jonny's father and Hadji's adoptive father.

Physical appearance

Salt-and-pepper hair, beard/mustache, dark eyes (season one); red hair, graying at the temples, beard/mustache, dark eyes (season two).

Beige turtleneck shirt, grey suit jacket, slacks (season one)


In-depth character background

Dr. Benton Quest is Jonny Quest's father a brilliant scientist and investigator of unusual phenomena. Recognized for his genius at a young age (universities offered bribes to his parents, Jonny's paternal grandparents, for his enrollment at age 16), Benton excelled at all areas of science, and even participated on archaeological digs—one of which allowed him to meet Alice Starseer. He later married Rachel Wildey, daughter of Doug Wildey, and came to work for the government. Rachel bore Benton a son, Jonathan, but was killed by an adversarial, undisclosed event some years later. The government assigned bodyguard Race Bannon to protect him, and Dr. Quest later adopted Hadji Singh. By the time of Real Adventures, he retired from government work and ran the very successful Quest Enterprises, offering his paid expertise as a phenomenologist to all ethical buyers from his base at the Quest Compound. Quest Enterprises sponsored its own line of credit cards, which Dr. Quest used. (Return of the Anasazi)



  • Dr. Quest's hair was rather inconsistent throughout the series, changing from brown, to brown with gray streaks, to full on gray (along with different shades of gray). For season 2, a new production team was brought on who wanted to return to the look of the original series, so his hair was changed to red with gray streaks.