|“||That's alright, Little Hank. It doesn't matter if you have the beard on the outside, as long as you got the beard on the inside.||„|
|~ Action Hank to Dexter|
Action Hank is a television action hero in the animated series Dexter's Laboratory. He is a stereotypical blaxploitation protagonist and is essentially parodies of Chuck Norris, Mr. T, G.I. Joe, Shaft and Rambo all rolled into one. Along with Major Glory and Albert Einstein, he is idolized by Dexter. The writing staff felt that including another hero-icon within the show might make them look better, so they made the character powerful and gave him every action character stereotype known to man and thus; Action Hank was born.
Action Hank is voiced by Michael Armstrong, Kevin Michael Richardson, and John Garry.
Action Hank is a muscular black man with an impenetrable black beard, which he uses to deflect various projectiles. He wears tiger print pants, a red belt with a belt buckle in the shape of an "H", a sweaty gray tank-top, and black boots. He also has a tattoo of a black panther head on his left arm.
He is a tough as nails former soldier with a no-nonsense attitude who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. He is very heroic and puts the safety of others and the world above his own. He loves danger and combat, and especially likes it when he is outnumbered and is given a real challenge. He is also a suave ladies man who can charm the ladies thanks to his amazingly rugged beard. Despite his status and intimidating disposition, he is actually a very friendly individual who loves his fans and is willing to help them out; he even runs his own personal fan club, showing that he enjoys meeting and working alongside his fans.
Action Hank is a remarkable hand-to-hand combatant trained to peak physical condition. He is skilled in marksmanship as well and has a vast knowledge of military protocols. His agility and reflexes are almost superhuman and his beard can be considered a superpower of its own. Aside from his abilities, Action Hank is one of the most rugged men in the world due to his manly and awesome beard.
- Super Rugged Beard: Action Hank's beard is a mighty and impenetrable defensive force which he can use to deflect various projectiles - bullets, knives, swords, just to name a few.