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Kyrano

Kyrano, Father of Tin-Tin

Kyrano is in charge of the affairs of Tracy Villa on Tracy Island. He cooks, serves food and drinks, and is the father of International Rescue member Tin-Tin. He lives on Tracy Island. Kyrano was voiced by actor David Graham, who also voiced Gordon Tracy, Brains and Parker.

Here is a table of Canon Foundry facts about Kyrano:

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

The Canon FactThe Source
Has salt-and-pepper hair and hazel/green eyesVarious episodes, eye color clearly seen in End of the Road
Kyrano is never given any other name. However, Tin-Tin is addressed as ‘Miss Tin-Tin Kyrano’ in "Trapped in the Sky," so we can assume this is his family name rather than his given name.Trapped in the Sky
Is either the Hood's full brother or his half-brother.The Hood refers in Kyrano as his brother in "Trapped in the Sky," but as ‘half-brother’ in "Desperate Intruder."
One of Jeff Tracy's loyalest friends.Voiced by Jeff Tracy in "Trapped in the Sky."
Both he and his daughter, Tin-Tin, owe their lives to Jeff Tracy.Voiced by Kyrano to Jeff in the episode "Trapped in the Sky."
Refers to Jeff as ‘Mr Tracy’ but to the boys as ‘Mr Scott/Mr Virgil’ etc. though they all call him just ‘Kyrano’Various episodes
Is not always shown handling cooking or houseworkIn the episode "Ricochet," it's Grandma and Tin-Tin who are cooking and setting the table
Does not appear in either movieThunderbirds Are Go, Thunderbird 6
Other Sources:
Jeff’s loyal servant and the half-brother of the Hood, who has an uncanny power over him.ITC Programme Notes
Jeff gets Brains to use a brain-scanning device on Kyrano in an attempt to discover the reason for his fits, but stops the experiment when it is obviously causing Kyrano distress.Theydon, John (1966), Calling Thunderbirds. Titan Books Ltd. p.23. ISBN 1-85286-161-4
The Hood talks to Virgil of his influence over Kyrano, though does not specify their relationship.Jennison, John W. (1966), Operation Asteroids. World Distributors (Manchester) Limited, p.80.
Kyrano can pilot a small jet.Theydon, John (1966), Ring of Fire. Titan Books Ltd. p.75. ISBN 1-85286-160-6
Kind and intelligent, Kyrano is of Malaysian origin. (1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13
He has known Jeff for many years as a faithful friend and loyal servant.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13
An expert botanist, he worked at Kew Gardens, advising on Asian orchids.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13
He met Jeff when he went to Kennedy Space Centre to work on producing synthetic foods for space travel. This interest in food led him to become head chef at the Paris Hilton Hotel.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13
Kyrano’s father had been a wealthy man, owning vast estates and rubber plantations in the east. But he was cheated out of his inheritance by his wicked half-brother and lost interest in material wealth, seeking peace of mind and happiness.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13
He was approached by Jeff who asked him to run the domestic affairs of Tracy Island.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13
Kyrano is the Hood's half-brother, but there any similarity ends. He is as honest as the Hood is dishonest.(1967), Thunderbirds Annual. Century 21 Publishing Ltd. and City Magazines Ltd. p. 63
Kyrano met Jeff when he was at Kennedy Space Centre to work on using plants to recycle the air during space travel.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Kyrano," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
He is the artistic soul behind the floral layouts and the fabulous meals for which Tracy Island is well known.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Kyrano," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
His father was a wealthy plantation owner, and Kyrano was the only son of his beloved first wife. His father married a second time and had a second son, now the villainous Hood.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Kyrano," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Kyrano's wife, like Jeff's, died young, and he was left to bring up his only child, a daughter, TinTin. He is very proud of her.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Kyrano," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Kyrano and Jeff had met previously at Kennedy Space Centre, but Kyrano had retired back to Malaysia where he renewed his acquaintance with Jeff ‘under strange circumstances’ after the latter had suffered a nervous breakdown.(1992), The Official Thunderbirds Annual . Grandreams, Ltd./ITC Entertainment Group. ISBN 0-86227-953-4.
Jeff meets Kyrano and Tin Tin for the first time when his plane crashes in the Malaysian jungle after the death of his wife, only a few years before IR is launched.Fennell, Alan, "The Complete Thunderbirds Story,” Thunderbirds: The Comic #35-79, 1991 - 1993, Fleetway Editions, Ltd., ITC Entertainment Group, Ltd.
Kyrano is cheated of his inheritance before becoming a botanist and working at Kew. He then goes to Cape Kennedy where he becomes friends with Jeff, then moves on to the job as chef at the Paris Hilton and it is from there that Jeff invites him to Tracy Island. Bentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds. Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 60. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
Kyrano’s exact age is unknown as his birth certificate was lost in Malaya .
[Ed. Note: Portions of Malaysia were called Malaya or British Malaya when the British were occupying parts of the Malaysian peninsula and Singapore]
Bentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds. Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 60. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
Faithful servant of the Tracy family. Birth certificate lost in Malaya and therefore age not known.The Thunderbirds Information Sheet. This document provides definitive proof of the official birth order of the Tracy boys. It was mailed directly from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's office to fans who wrote in requesting information about International Rescue. The document we have (see menu to the left, "TB Info Sheet"): a picture of it was sent originally to Peter Singleton on April 4, 1966. It was signed by Una, Gerry Anderson's secretary, on his behalf. Pete Singleton shared it with Stephen La Riviere (TB 1965), who shared it with TICipedia webmistress Jaimi Sorrell on June 10, 2017 (and later publicly as well on the TB 1965 Facebook page).
Age given as 46. Dutch source: TV2000 comic Jan 6th 1968
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