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Gordon Tracy

Gordon Tracy, pilot of Thunderbird Four
Gordon Tracy, pilot of Thunderbird Four

Gordon Tracy is one of Jeff Tracy’s five sons. He is International Rescue’s aquanaut and pilot of Thunderbird Four. He lives on Tracy Island. Gordon was voiced by actor David Graham, who also voiced Brains, Kyrano and Parker.

Here is a table of Canon Foundry facts about Gordon Tracy:


From the TV Series and the Movies (Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbird 6):

The Canon FactThe Source
Gordon has auburn hair (sometimes it looks red-gold or copper) and pale brown/amber eyesAll episodes
Is the pilot of Thunderbird FourAll episodes
He likes to teaseHe teases Lady Penelope in "The Mighty Atom" and Alan (about being in love) in "End of the Road"
Often dives underwater for rescuesSeveral episodes, including to rescue Brains in "Desperate Intruder" and to retrieve vial in "Attack of the Alligators"
Is intelligentComes up with the best way to handle rescues in "Sun Probe" and "Thunderbird 6"
Plays chessWith Scott in "Trapped in the Sky"
Plays poolWith Scott and Virgil in "Operation Crash-Dive"
Enjoys sea fishingIn "30 Minutes After Noon"
Plays guitarIn "Cry Wolf"
Is a crack shot with a pistol At home in an indoor firing range and in the belly of Fireflash in "Operation Crash-Dive"
Shoots with right hand"Perils of Penelope"
Is a crack shot with larger weaponsTakes one shot and hits an alligator in "Attack of the Alligators"
Has a sense of humorSeen at the end of "Operation Crash-Dive"
Is disappointed when he can't go out on rescuesSeen in "Thunderbird 6"
Has a lot of confidence in his and Thunderbird Four's abilitiesSeen when he insists he can make it in Thunderbird Four all the way from Tracy Island to New York on his own in "Terror in New York City"
Stays cool under pressureSeen in all episodes in which he participates in rescues, notably when the Hood fires on Thunderbird Four in "Desperate Intruder"
Works on Thunderbird Five when requiredWas helping John make a repair to the space station in "Ricochet"
Other Sources:
The Canon FactThe Source
Accompanies brother Virgil in Thunderbird Two and handles underwater rescuesClick here for source
Ginger haired and blue eyed(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
22 years old(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
A joker who often has to be rebuked by his father(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Loves all water sports from skin-diving to water-skiing(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Former Olympic champion in the butterfly stroke(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Former member of WASP (World Aquanaut Security Patrol) and the Submarine Service(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Expert on oceanography(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Spent a year as commander of a deep-sea bathyscaphe, investigating methods of underwater farming(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Devised a new type of scuba gear which he later adapted for use in International Rescue(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Before International Rescue commenced operation, Gordon was involved in an accident when his hydrofoil crashed at 400 knots and he spent the next four months in hospital. This gave him a great respect for the sea(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 11
Born February 14th, age 22'Thunderbirds Are Go' Exhibitors' Campaign Book 1966 and Thunderbird Six Press facts sheet, 1967
It is made clear that Gordon would normally be relief pilot for Thunderbird TwoJennison, John W. (1966), Operation Asteroids . World Distributors (Manchester) Limited. p.114.
Gordon flies Thunderbird OneTheydon, John (1966), Ring of Fire. Titan Books Ltd. p.32. ISBN 1-85286-160-6
Gordon flies Thunderbird TwoTheydon, John (1966), Ring of Fire. Titan Books Ltd. p.37. ISBN 1-85286-160-6
The Tracy boy with the heartiest laugh, Gordon has a warm and affectionate personality and makes the perfect party guest.(1967), “Graphology - The Tracys Write Character,” Lady Penelope Annual . Century 21 Publishing Ltd. pp. 36-37.
He makes fun and appreciates fun, but is never cruel or sarcastic.(1967), “Graphology - The Tracys Write Character,” Lady Penelope Annual . Century 21 Publishing Ltd. pp. 36-37.
He possesses a balanced attitude to life and an inner calmness. (1967), “Graphology - The Tracys Write Character,” Lady Penelope Annual . Century 21 Publishing Ltd. pp. 36-37.
He is a modest person who sometimes likes to get away from it all and go fishing or skin diving on his own.(1967), “Graphology - The Tracys Write Character,” Lady Penelope Annual . Century 21 Publishing Ltd. pp. 36-37.
Youngest of the Tracy boys (sic) and aquanaut of Thunderbird Four"Gordon Tracy Profile," Thunderbirds Holiday Special ,1971, Polystyle Ltd. p.2.
Shares rotation with John in Thunderbird Five (sic)"Gordon Tracy Profile," Thunderbirds Holiday Special ,1971, Polystyle Ltd. p.2.
Born 14th February 2004, aged 22de Klerk, Theo, “Thunderbirds All Series Guide,” Supermarionation is Go #10, Spring 1984.
Named after astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooperde Klerk, Theo, “Thunderbirds All Series Guide,” Supermarionation is Go #10, Spring 1984.
Known for his sense of humour, the only thing Gordon takes seriously is the seaPeel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "The Tracys: Gordon Tracy," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Won his Olympic swimming medal while in his teensPeel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "The Tracys: Gordon Tracy," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Born 14th February 2004, aged 22Marriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go! . Boxtree Limited. p. 22.
The team’s prankster, Gordon’s frivolous banter and sense of fun sometimes place him at odds with Virgil’s intensity and John’s intellectual dreaming.Marriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go! . Boxtree Limited. p. 22.
He is a keen contributor to International Rescue and can switch from lighthearted antics to skilled responsibility in a flash.Marriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go! . Boxtree Limited. p. 22.
Auburn-haired and blue-eyedMarriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go! . Boxtree Limited. p. 22.
Was in command of a bathyscaphe in which he spent a year underwater so as to study seabed life and marine farming methodsMarriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go! . Boxtree Limited. p. 22.
Is the team's greatest pranksterMarriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go! . Boxtree Limited. p. 22.
The astronaut (sic) in charge of Thunderbird Four (and they spelled his name Gorden)(1992), The Official Thunderbirds Annual . Grandreams, Ltd./ITC Entertainment Group. p. 42. ISBN 0-86227-953-4.
Gordon becomes a member of WASP in 2023(1992), The Official Thunderbirds Annual . Grandreams, Ltd./ITC Entertainment Group. p. 42. ISBN 0-86227-953-4.
Born Valentine’s Day 2004Fennell, Alan, "The Complete Thunderbirds Story Part 19 - Gordon Tracy - Champion of Inner Space!,” Thunderbirds: The Comic #53, 16-23 October, 1993, Fleetway Editions, Ltd., ITC Entertainment Group, Ltd. p. 12.
Gordon loved water from an early age and was a brilliant swimmer by the time he was three years old; loves anything to do with the sea or swimmingFennell, Alan, "The Complete Thunderbirds Story Part 19 - Gordon Tracy - Champion of Inner Space!,” Thunderbirds: The Comic #53, 16-23 October, 1993, Fleetway Editions, Ltd., ITC Entertainment Group, Ltd. p. 12.
Won a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics for the butterfly when he was sixteenFennell, Alan, "The Complete Thunderbirds Story Part 19 - Gordon Tracy - Champion of Inner Space!,” Thunderbirds: The Comic #53, 16-23 October, 1993, Fleetway Editions, Ltd., ITC Entertainment Group, Ltd. p. 12.
Gordon loves to play practical jokes on his family, though these are never cruel or unkindFennell, Alan, "The Complete Thunderbirds Story Part 19 - Gordon Tracy - Champion of Inner Space!,” Thunderbirds: The Comic #53, 16-23 October, 1993, Fleetway Editions, Ltd., ITC Entertainment Group, Ltd. p. 12.
Born 14th February 2043Bentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds. Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 56. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
Good-natured and high-spirited, Gordon possesses a strength and tenacity that makes him a respected leader and commanderBentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds. Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 56. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
Born 14th February 2043Denham, Sam (2000), Thunderbirds Top Secret Annual 2001, 'Biography,' Carlton Books Ltd. p. 19. ISBN 1842220948
Gordon’s casual manner and often flippant attitude contrast with the rock-steady nerves and tenacious determination that he shows when involved with rescues.Denham, Sam (2000), Thunderbirds Top Secret Annual 2001, 'Biography,' Carlton Books Ltd. p. 19. ISBN 1842220948
His high spirits serve to conceal his deeper side- the result of his brush with death in his hydrofoil accident. Denham, Sam (2000), Thunderbirds Top Secret Annual 2001, 'Biography,' Carlton Books Ltd. p. 19. ISBN 1842220948
Co-pilots Thunderbird Two on occasion with VirgilCole, Stephen (2002), Thunderbirds International Rescue Annual 2003, 'Biography,' Carlton Books Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1842226759
Good-natured, high-spirited, practicalCole, Stephen (2002), Thunderbirds International Rescue Annual 2003, 'Biography,' Carlton Books Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1842226759
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