Snow Job was a major Olympic Biathlon contender, who enlisted for the special training and support privileges that the Army gives to Olympic champions. It's been suggested that he got his nickname more from being a con artist, than from his primary military specialty on the arctic ski patrol. His secondary specialty is rifle instructor, and he is a qualified expert with all NATO long range sniper rifles, and the XMLR-3A laser rifle.
Unlike some of the other environment specialists on the G.I. Joe Team, Snow Job doesn't thrive on the cold, but he accepts that the chilly environments are the best place to showcase his incredible skills. He can ski down a steep slope, while picking off a target at 1,000 yards, and is considered one of the best marksmen on the team. While this allows his teammates to trust him with their lives in the thick of combat, no one wants to be on the receiving end of one of Snow Job's scams. Being conned by Snow Job has almost become a hazing ritual for new recruits, but his scams are never outrageous, and he sees them as a way to keep his teammates perceptive and aware.
He first appeared in the G.I. Joe animated series in the mini-series "A Real American Hero". Snow Job was voiced by Rob Paulsen.
He was featured in one of the series' famous "And Knowing Is Half the Battle" Public Service Announcements, warning kids of the dangers of venturing out onto "frozen" ponds or lakes which may not be entirely frozen. He advises them to rescue a fellow kid by using something that may reach him.
G.I. Joe: The Movie
Snow Job also appeared briefly in the 1987 animated film G.I. Joe: The Movie.