Don Messick was an American actor who voiced the characters Dr. Benton Quest and Bandit in the original 1964 Jonny Quest television series and various adaptations thereafter.

Messick also notably portrayed Astro in Hanna-Barbera's animated series The Jetsons.



  • Messick replaced John Stephenson as Dr. Quest, due to the latter sounding too similar to Mike Road's Race Bannon.[citation needed]
  • Messick recorded four episodes of season 2 of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, but his health kept him from doing anything from acting beyond the gentle father; he couldn't play tension, anger, concern, urgency, etc. John de Lancie replaced him and relooped his lines.


Voice cast of the 1964 Jonny Quest TV series

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