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Species Human
Gender Male
Affiliation Race Bannon
Pasha Peddler
Jezebel Jade
Hardrock in the 1980s
Jessie Bannon in the 1990s
Occupation Bowling alley owner in Jellystone!
Works for Quest Bowl in Jellystone!
Father Haresh
Adoptive father, Doctor Benton Quest
Mother Neela
Uncle(s) One uncle, Deepak
Marital status Husband to Jonny in Jellystone![1]
First appearance JQ: "Arctic Showdown" (1964)
Played by Danny Bravo (1964-65)
Michael Benyaer (1986-97)
Rob Paulsen (1996-97)
Wally Wingert (2000)
Arnie Pantoja (2015)
Fajer Al-Kaisi (2021, 2022, 2024)
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Hadji in the 80s second season.
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The Real Adventures season 1.
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The Real Adventures season 2.
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Hadji is a child of mysticism and one of the main characters of the Jonny Quest animated franchise. His voice was originated by Danny Bravo.

Hadji is featured as a background character in the Jellystone! reboot. In this version, he is now all grown up and runs Quest Bowl, the local bowling alley, with Jonny Quest, who is also his husband.[1]

Character description

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TV series




Video games


Joining the Quests

The 1980s Adventures

Life of an Assistant

The Sultan of India

I Am Cameo

Having become old and retired, Hadji now lives at the Old Cartoon Sidekicks Retirement Home.[2]

Custody Battle

Running with Tom and Jerry

Everyone's Back in Jellystone!

Hadji in the Funny Books

Comico's Real World Adventures

The Dark Horse Adventures

When HB Worlds Collide



Main article: Hadji/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Hadji/Toys

Behind the scenes

  • Hadji's trademark incantation, "Sim sim salabim", is taken from "Simsalabim"; a magic phrase akin to "Abracadabra" that has been attributed to Danish-born magician Harry August Jansen.[3]
    • "Simsalabim" itself was taken by Jansen from a Danish children's song (Højt på en gren en krage) that he knew of, which in return has its roots in the medieval play A Gest of Robyn Hode.[3]
  • Hadji has been given two surnames so far:
    • In The Real Adventures TV series, his birth name was Hadji Singh.
    • In the Jellystone! TV series, he was called Hadi Quest through marriage to Jonny for some reason.

In popular culture

  • In The Fairly OddParents TV movie Channel Chasers, Timmy zaps himself into the world of Jonny Hunt, in which he becomes part of an escape with the titular, young Jonny Hunt and his team from a laser-firing robot shaped like a scorpion in the jungle. Hadji is represented by an unnamed Native American boy.
  • In the Family Guy DTV movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (which was later edited for TV as "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure"), Stewie talks to his older self about the job he once had as an airline check, where he accepts entry for Jonny and his father, but not for Hadji, who he retains for a security inspection because of his race. Hadji tries to get his way by saying "Sim sim sala bim," but Stewie is unfazed and tells him to cut back on saying that.
  • In the Drawn Together episode, "Spelling Applebee's," upon removing his turban and jacket, Foxxy's nemesis is revealed to be an adult version of Hadji, with a new Mister T-like haircut.
  • In the film The Incredibles 2, Dash watches the Jonny Quest episode "Arctic Splashdown," where Hadji and Jonny celebrate their team's victory.