Jonny Quest is the adventurous pre-teen son of Rachel and Benton Quest. He's best friends with his adoptive brother Hadji and with Race Bannon's daughter Jessie.

Physical appearance

Jonny is a twelve-year-old boy with blond hair, brown eyes, and fair skin. He wears a black high-collared T-shirt, blue jeans, and high-top white sneakers.


Jonny is adventurous, and he likes exploring, going on Intelligence One assignments, and taking action. He explores in Peru with his mother, and he's quick to get into the chase against Dr. Zin and his replicants. His lack of patience and caution is pointed out by multiple characters, including his father and Chief Atacama.

Jonny enjoys training. He has a chase game/training session with Race, he races with Hadji on their hover boards, and he races with Jessie on the ice. He trains in martial arts and firearms. After the death of his mother, Jonny gets more driven with his training because he wants to take revenge on Dr. Zin.

Following the death of his mother, Jonny becomes angry. He blames his father for not taking more action to prevent her death, and so Jonny avoids speaking or spending time with him, and if they are together Jonny fights with him. His anger drives him to get revenge on Zin. Jonny is later able to let go of his anger against his father when he understands why Benton wouldn't take the shot when Zin was holding Rachel.


As a young boy, Jonny and his mother visited the Great Wall of China. At some later time, Rachel took Jonny and Hadji to Mardi Gras.


Jonny: "This is our best I-1 case ever."
Rachel: "Well taking a trip to the jungle is more exciting than anything I ever did at twelve."
Jonny: "Oh, mom. I mean the other cases were with dad. They were exciting and all, but we never just... kinda hung out and talked about stuff, like I do with you."
Jonny's Golden Quest

Notes / trivia

  • While training with Race, Jonny wears a gi with a brown belt, indicating he's a brown belt in some form of martial arts. We also note that Jonny's gi is illfitting, too small, Indicated he has been training in marital arts for a long time.

Differences from the original series:

  • Jonny is now 12 years old, aged up from 11 as he was in the original 1964 series and the 1986 series.
  • Jonny has brown eyes, rather than blue eyes like he had in the original 1964 series. Jonny also had dark eyes in the 1986 series.
  • Jonny's mother is initially still alive; in the original series, she had died when Jonny was younger, and Race was assigned to protect the Quests after her death.


Jonny Quest appears in the following:


Jonny's Golden Quest

Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects


For other versions of the character, see Jonny Quest (disambiguation).

Characters in the 1990s television films

Dr. ZinRachel QuestJade Kenyan-BannonJGQ charactersJQvtCI characters
Jonny's Golden QuestJonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects


  1. Stated by Rachel in Jonny's Golden Quest: "Well taking a trip to the jungle is more exciting than anything I ever did at twelve."
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