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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe Cartoon 1985 Title.jpg
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero first season title
Genre
Created by Hasbro
Developed by Ron Friedman
Voices of
Narrated by Jackson Beck
Composer(s)
  • Johnny Douglas
  • Robert J. Walsh
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 95 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Joe Bacal
  • David H. DePatie (The M.A.S.S. Device mini-series)
  • Margaret Loesch (The Revenge of Cobra mini-series, Season 1 and 2)
  • Tom Griffin
  • Lee Gunther (Executive in Charge of Production)
Producer(s) Don Jurwich, Jim Duffy
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Sunbow Productions
  • Marvel Productions
  • Toei Animation
Distributor Claster Television (United States)
Sunbow Productions International (Internationally)
Release
Original network First-run syndication
Original release September 12, 1983 (1983-09-12) – November 20, 1986 (1986-11-20)
Chronology
Followed by
Related shows G.I. Joe: Sigma 6

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (also known as Action Force in the UK) is a half-hour American animated television series created by Ron Friedman. Based on the toyline from Hasbro, the cartoon ran in syndication from 1983 to 1986. 95 episodes were produced.

Cast

  • Charlie Adler - Low-Light
  • Jack Angel - Wet Suit, Viper, Thunder (in "The Most Dangerous Thing in the World")
  • Libby Aubrey - Cover Girl
  • Jackson Beck - Narrator
  • Michael Bell - Blowtorch, Clutch, Duke, Lift-Ticket, Major Bludd, Scrap-Iron, Tollbooth, Xamot, Cobra Trooper, Viper, Tele-Viper
  • Gregg Berger - Colonel Brekhov, Cutter, Firefly, Rip Cord, Sparks, Spirit
  • Arthur Burghardt - Destro, Iceberg, Stalker, Cobra Trooper
  • Corey Burton - Tomax, Wild Weasel, Lt. Clay Moore
  • William Callaway - Beach Head
  • François Chau - Quick Kick
  • Peter Cullen - Airborne, Zandar, Cobra Trooper
  • Brian Cummings - Doctor Mindbender
  • Pat Fraley - Ace, Airtight, Wild Weasel, Cobra Trooper
  • Hank Garrett - Dial Tone
  • Dick Gautier - Serpentor
  • Ed Gilbert - General Hawk
  • Dan Gilvezan - Slip Stream, Beach Head (in "Let's Play Soldier")
  • Zack Hoffman - Zartan
  • Kene Holliday - Roadblock
  • John Hostetter - Bazooka
  • Jerry Houser - Sci-Fi
  • Milton James - Zandar (Arise, Serpentor, Arise! Part 5)
  • Buster Jones - Doc, Zap, Cobra Trooper
  • Chris Latta - Breaker, Cobra Commander, Frostbite, Gung-Ho, Ripper, Steeler, Tele-Viper
  • Loren Lester - Barbecue
  • Morgan Lofting - Baroness
  • Chuck McCann - Leatherneck
  • Michael McConnohie - Cross-Country
  • Mary McDonald-Lewis - Lady Jaye
  • Bill Morey - Mutt, Recondo
  • Rob Paulsen - Snow Job, Tripwire, Flash
  • Patrick Pinney - Mainframe
  • Lisa Raggio - Zarana
  • Bill Ratner - Flint, Cobra Trooper, Strato-Viper
  • Hal Rayle - Deep Six
  • Bob Remus - Sgt. Slaughter
  • Neil Ross - Buzzer, Dusty, Heavy Metal, Monkeywrench, Shipwreck, Thunder
  • Dan Roth - Grunt
  • Will Ryan - Footloose, Rock 'n Roll
  • Ted Schwartz - Thrasher
  • John Stephenson - General Flagg, General Hawk (in "The Spy Who Rooked Me" and a single spoken line in "My Favorite Things")
  • B.J. Ward - Scarlett
  • Lee Weaver - Alpine
  • Frank Welker - Copperhead, Flash, Freedom, Horrorshow, Junkyard, Polly, Short-Fuse, Timber, Torch, Wild-Bill, Rock 'n Roll, Cobra Trooper, Tele-Viper
  • Stan Wojno - Lifeline
  • Michael Yama - Torpedo
  • Keone Young - Storm Shadow

Crew

  • Wally Burr - Voice Director
  • Junichi Hayama - In between Animation
  • Don Jurwich - Voice Director
  • Russ Heath - Model Design
  • Bruce Timm - Model Design (Season 1)
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