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Roger T. "Race" Bannon is in charge of personal security for the Quest Team. He is a special agent, bodyguard, and pilot formerly with Intelligence One.

Race's history and role are generally the same as his original continuity character, but he has a daughter, Jessie Bannon, and an ex-wife, Estella Velasquez. Race is also no longer with Intelligence One,[3] seemingly employed directly by Dr. Quest, although he occasionally gets pulled back into Agency business.

Physical appearance

Race has platinum blond hair in a buzzcut, blue eyes, and fair skin. He in his late thirties or early forties (see notes). He typically wears a red shirt.

Race has an athletic muscular build; he's about 6' 2" or 6' 3", and 210-220 lbs.[4][5]


Race is fearless and utterly dependable. He would do anything to protect Dr. Quest, Jonny, Hadji, and Jessie.

Race is known for his charming wit. He uses a number of quirky sayings (especially in season 1), and he'll make dry quips in the middle of serious fight.

He cares for his daughter Jessie, and he affectionately calls her "ponchita" (Spanish for "sweet girl"), "sweetheart", and similar.

Race is an expert in fighting, including weaponry and hand-to-hand combat such as judo.


In 1978, Race was part of a mission that apprehended Dr. Jeremiah Surd, and resulted in Surd being shot and becoming paralyzed.[6] Race thought Surd had died, but he was actually transferred to an institution for the insane.

At some point he married Estella Velasquez,[7] and in the early 1980s they had a daughter, Jessie Bannon.[8]

Following the death of Rachel Quest, Race was assigned by the government to protect Dr. Quest's son, Jonny.


Race's passport

  • Stats from Race's passport in 2.03 Bloodlines:
    • Name: BANNON, ROGER T
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 220
    • Hair: White
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Date of birth: 4-1-54
    • Born: Calumet City, IL, USA
    • Occupation: Personal Security
    • Concealed weapon permit
  • Race's age was intended to be 38 in the show, according to the official series writer's bible (1996 revision) and his trading card (#32) stats. But according to his passport (in season 2), he was born in 1954 so he would be about 42 (in 1996) or 43 (in 1997).[2]
  • Race took down Jeremiah Surd in 1978;[9] if he were 38 in 1996, then he would be just twenty years old during that operation. According to his passport in season 2, he would still be only twenty-four years old during that operation.
  • Race's season 2 voice actor Robert Foxworth had previously voiced characters in the season 1 episode In the Wake of Mary Celeste.




  1. 2.04 Race Against Danger
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.03 Bloodlines, data shown on Race's credentials.
  3. 1.09 Ezekiel Rage, Race states that he's "out of the agency,"
  4. Stats from Race's passport in 2.03 Bloodlines.
  5. Stats from Race's trading card #05.
  6. 1.02 Escape to Questworld
  7. 2.01 The Mummies of Malenque establish that Estella is Race's ex-wife and Jessie's mother. This was also stated in the show's official writer's bible.
  8. Jessie was approximately 14 in season 1 in 1996, placing her year of birth around 1982.
  9. Episode 1.02 Escape to Questworld