The Daring Dragoon
Real Name: Jack Stiles
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Spy for the U.S. government, c.1801
Affiliations: Emilia Rothschild (British spy, played by Angela Dotchin); Jean Claude (parrot, English spy); President Thomas Jefferson (boss)
Enemies: Governor Croque (played by Stuart Devinie); Napoleon Bonaparte (played by Verne Troyer); Captain Brogard (played by Stephen Papps)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Pulau Pulau (a small island in the East Indies, Pacific Ocean)
First Appearance: Jack of All Trades #1 "The Return of the Dragoon" (Syndicated, 22nd January 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled swordsman, master of disguise. However his main ability remains his quick wits.
History: "In 1801, the Revolution had been won, and Uncle Sam's favorite son, had a job that needed done.
Which brought Jack to a lady, both beautiful and smart - Who found his mix intriguing - a scoundrel with a heart!
From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli - There was never a leatherneck braver, a daring dragoon is he!
He'll halt the bold advance of Napoleon's attack - There ain't a French or Pirate rogue Who Don't Know Jack!
From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli - sailin' 'round the bloody world to defend democracy. And if ya' think a better man ya'd trust ta watch yer' back, just ask the bloke right next ta ya' (damn right!) It's Jack!"
Jack Stiles was one of America's top secret agents, reporting directly to the President, Thomas Jefferson. So when he was told that his latest mission was to be stationed for an indefinite period on a small Pacific island recently occupied by the French, where he was to work with a British spy to halt Napoleon's advances, he wondered what he had done to merit being punished by being sent to such a backwater. Discovering that his new partner was a woman, Emilia Rothschild, only made things worse, especially when she proved uninterested in his charms.
Things started to look up during their first mission together, as Jack came to realise the strategic importance of the islands and his job there, and he and Emilia learned to respect one another's abilities and found they could work together. In order to operate more freely and not compromise his operations, Jack decided he needed to adopt a second identity: disguised with a cape, a pantyhose mask, and a swashbuckling attitude, he took on the persona of the Daring Dragoon.
Comments: Played by Bruce Campbell. The show lasted two seasons and 22 episodes.
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
Back to US Independents Page
All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.