Real Name: Jesse Mach
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Motorcycle cop, undercover federal agent
Affiliations: Norman Tuttle (ally, mechanic and scientist who created the bike, played by Joe Regalbuto), Marty (partner in the force, deceased)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Street Hawk #1 "Pilot" (ABC, 4th January 1985)
Powers/Abilities: Jesse is an excellent fighter and cop. The bike is bulletproof, as well as being extremely fast and maneuverable. It has a special "Hyperthrust" mode which allows it to accelerate rapidly to speeds well in excess of 200 miles an hour.
History: Jesse Mach had been a motorcycle cop until he was struck by a black truck while off duty; the same vehicle killed his partner too. Deemed unfit for active duty, he was reassigned to the Public Relations department, but he chaffed at being deskbound. Then he was approached by Norman Tuttle, a bookish federal agent and engineer who had designed a prototype super-bike, codenamed Street Hawk. Tuttle was looking for a rider to test the bike in real world conditions, and saw Jesse as the ideal man for the job. Jesse agreed to be the secret test driver, on condition that he also use the bike to solve the mystery behind the vehicle which had killed his friend and injured him. Afterwards Jesse continued to act as an undercover federal operative, taking on cases at Norman's behest.
Comments: Played by Rex Smith. The show lasted for 13 episodes:
A Second Self
Dog Eat Dog
Fire on the Wing
The Unsinkable 453
Murder Is a Novel Idea
Female of the Species
Follow the Yellow Gold Road
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