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John Tracy (Thunderbirds)

Summary
John Tracy is a fictional character from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Supermarionation television series Thunderbirds and the subsequent films Thunderbirds Are Go, Thunderbird 6 and the live-action film Thunderbirds. Thunderbirds (1965-66) Background John was originally intended to play a larger role in Thunderbirds, but after co-creator Gerry Anderson took a dislike to the character he ended up appearing less often than planned. He was the first of the Tracy brothers to be voice-cast. Actor Ray Barrett was so impressed with the marionette, whose face was modeled on singer Adam Faith and actor Charlton Heston, that he immediately advised co-producer Sylvia Anderson that he wanted to play the studious young astronaut with the boyish quiff. Character biography The third son of Jeff Tracy (founder and financier of International Rescue), John was named after astronaut John Glenn. Sources vary in the canon of the Thunderbirds series as to John's
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