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Action Man
Action Man 2000 Title Card.jpg
Genre Animation
Created by Hasbro (original toys)
Developed by Marty Isenberg and Robert N. Skir
Starring Mark Hildreth
Michael Dobson
Tabitha St. Germain
Peter Kelamis
Theme music composer Paul Gordon
Composer(s) Shuki Levy
Kussa Mahchi
Michael Whitaker
Paul Gordon
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) Ian Pearson
Paul Sabella
Jonathan Dern
Carol Monroe
Producer(s) Mark Ralston
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Mainframe Entertainment
Saban Entertainment
Distributor Saban International
Original network YTV
Fox Kids
Original release August 5, 2000 (2000-08-05) – August 20, 2001 (2001-08-20)
Related shows Action Man (1995 TV series)

Action Man a 2000 Canadian CGI animated TV series based on the toy line of the same name. The show is unrelated to the 1995 show. In this series, Alex Mann is an extreme sports athlete known as "Action Man" and is a member of Team Xtreme. A video game named Action Man: Search for Base X was released based on the 2000 series. The show's theme song "Amp it up Action Man" was written and performed by Saban Entertainment's Paul Gordon.


Alex Mann, Action Man's civilian identity, is an extreme sports athlete of Team Xtreme, taking part in the Mastervision Network's Acceleration Games, a series of unconventional televised sporting activities all over the world. Danger and adrenaline trigger hidden mental powers called AMP (Advanced Macro Probability) Factor, a result of secret experiments by his former high school coach Simon Grey. With it, Alex is able to calculate all future possibilities, choosing the best course of action. Alex "Action" Mann, Desmond "Grinder" Sinclair, Agnes "Fidget" Wilson, and Ricky Singh-Baines must stop arch-enemy Doctor X, a brilliant geneticist and bio-engineer, who will stop at nothing to duplicate Alex's AMP Factor to rebuild Earth with the genetically enhanced neo-humanity.



  • Mark Hildreth - Alex "Action Man" Mann
  • Michael Dobson - Desmond "Grinder" Sinclair
  • Tabitha St. Germain - Agnes "Fidget" Wilson
  • Peter Kelamis - Ricky Singh-Baines
  • Christopher Judge - Coach Simon Gray
  • Tyler Labine - Brandon Caine
  • Michael Kopsa - Dr. X (new body)
  • Campbell Lane - Doctor X (original body)
  • Andrew Francis - Templeton "Tempest" Storm
  • Janyse Jaud - Asazi
  • Garry Chalk - Dr. Wolfgang "Gangrene" Greenholtz



Season One (2000)

Dr. X captured and physically tested Alex Mann repeatedly, as well as his best friend Brandon Caine. Dr. X also added nanotech enhancements to Brandon, making him superior to Alex in battle and in athletics. The culmination of the experiments was to mind transfer Dr. X into Brandon's body to become a nanotech cyborg, able to change his appearance and infect others. Following the ninth episode the series becomes more simplified.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
1 "Competitive Edge" James Taylor Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir August 5, 2000 (2000-08-05)
First Appearance of: Alex Mann (Action Man), Grinder, Fidget, Ricky, Brandon Kaine, Doctor X (original body) and Nick Masters. Coach Grey also makes an appearance only as a voice.
2 "Building The Perfect Beast" Steve Ball Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir August 15, 2000 (2000-08-15)
Cameo Appearance by: Coach Grey (Voice Only).
3 "Building Grey Areas" Steve Sacks Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir August 19, 2000 (2000-08-19)
First Appearance of: Coach Grey and Asazi. Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
4 "Storm Front" Greg Donis Steve Melching August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26)
First Appearance of: Tempest. Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
5 "Gremlin In The Gears" Craig McEwen Greg Klein & Thomas Pugsley September 2, 2000 (2000-09-02)
Cameo Appearance by: Coach Grey, Nick Masters and Doctor X (original body)
6 "Double Vision" George Samilski Marsha F. Griffin September 9, 2000 (2000-09-09)

A number of crimes take place with what appears to be Alex Mann and following and second crime Agent Diana Zurvis is determined to have Alex locked behind bars. It is up to Alex and his team to try and prove that Alex is innocent.

First Appearance of: Agent Diana Zurvis. Cameo Appearance by: Doctor X (original body), Branden Kaine, Coach Grey, Nick Masters.
7 "Into The Abyss" William Lau Kaaren Lee Brown September 16, 2000 (2000-09-16)

Branden Kaine begins trying to prevent Doctor X from controlling him and seeks help from Alex and his team to try and stop X and his plans. This involves returning to the now sunk oil rig in a bid to access information, but all is not as quiet as first thought.

First Appearance of: Doctor X (new body). Cameo Appearance by: Coach Grey and Branden Kaine. Final Appearance of: Doctor X (original body).
8 "Out Of The Shadows" Sebastian Brodin Brynne Chandler Reaves September 23, 2000 (2000-09-23)
Cameo Appearance by: Branden Kaine, Nick Masters and Agent Diana Zurvis.
9 "Lost In The Funhouse" Steve Sacks Andrew Robinson September 30, 2000 (2000-09-30)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters, Coach Grey and Asazi (regular from here).
10 "The Hereafter Factor" Gio Corsi Eric Karten October 28, 2000 (2000-10-28)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters, Tempest (regular from here), Coach Grey.
11 "Cold War" Ezekiel Norton Marsha F. Griffin November 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)
Cameo Appearance by: Coach Grey and Agent Diana Zurvis.
12 "Swarm: Part 1" Gino Nichele Kaaren Lee Brown November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
Cameo Appearance by: Agent Diana Zurvis, Nick Masters and Coach Grey.
13 "Swarm: Part 2" George Samilski Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19)
Final Appearance of: Coach Grey, Branden Kaine and Agent Diana Zurvis.

Season Two (2001)

Dr. X founded the Council of Doom with his evil cohorts: Asazi, Tempest, Gangrene, and Quake. Dr. X's nanotech trilobites appeared to gain collective intelligence and rebel against him; but this was actually Brandon Caine's uploaded mind punishing Dr. X.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
14 "Green Thoughts" Andrew Duncan Eric Karten February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)
First Appearance of: Gangrene. Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
15 "Thirst" Sebastian Brodin Marsha F. Griffin May 2, 2001 (2001-05-02)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
16 "Ground Zero" Angela Ste Nick DuBois May 3, 2001 (2001-05-03)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
17 "Tower Of Power" George Samilski Len Wein May 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
18 "Rumble: Part 1" Gino Nichele & Colin Adams Andrew Robinson May 11, 2001 (2001-05-11)
First Appearance of: Quake. Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
19 "Rumble: Part 2" Ezekiel Norton Kurt Weldon May 18, 2001 (2001-05-18)
20 "Search and Destroy" Chuck Johnson Sean Roche May 25, 2001 (2001-05-25)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
21 "The Triton Factor" Steve Sacks Brooks Watchel June 22, 2001 (2001-06-22)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
22 "Mann's Best Friend" Mark Schiemann Marsha F. Griffin June 26, 2001 (2001-06-26)
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
23 "Mann Hunt" Sebastian Brodin Nick DuBois July 27, 2001 (2001-07-27)
Note: Grinder, Fidget and Ricky do not make an appearance in this episode.
24 "Tangled Up in Green" Patrick Carroll Eric Karten TBA
Cameo Appearance by: Nick Masters.
25 "The Ultimate Doom - Part 1" Gio Corsi Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg August 17, 2001 (2001-08-17)
Final Appearance of: Nick Masters.
26 "The Ultimate Doom - Part 2" Sebastian Brodin Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg August 20, 2001 (2001-08-20)
Final Appearance of: Alex Mann (Action Man), Grinder, Fidget, Ricky, Doctor X, Gangrene, Asazi, Tempest and Quake.

Home Media releases

In many regions, the series was released on VHS by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and later Buena Vista Home Entertainment, containing three episodes per tape.

The series has only seen DVD releases outside of the United States by many distributors. In the United Kingdom, the complete series was released by Maximum Entertainment throughout 2004-2008.


In 2001, the show won a Golden Camera Award at the U.S. and International Film and Video Festival for 'Best Animation' in the episode "The Swarm: Part 2".

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