Wet-Suit's real name is Brian M. Forrest and he holds the rank of Petty Officer Second Class (E-5). Wet Suit was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Wet Suit knew from an early age he wanted to join the Navy, and enlisted upon his graduation from high school. He eventually applied for SEAL training, was accepted and completed arguably the military's toughest training program. Like any other SEAL, Wet Suit gained a reputation for being tough and mean, though many instructors considered him the toughest and meanest. He was also trained in underwater demolitions. Seeking even greater challenges, Wet Suit signed on to the G.I. Joe Team.
What many overlooked was Wet-Suit's sharp mind, which was easy to miss underneath his tough and abrasive personality. He is well read in both the classics and military tactics, and his fierce demeanor is offset by a surprisingly tender home life. He also has a long standing rivalry with teammate Leatherneck, keeping alive the tradition of competition between the Navy SEALs and the USMC. Their confrontations and verbal blow-ups are legendary, yet with their shared duty of protecting freedom, the two are the closest that each has to a friend.
Wet Suit appeared as one of the main characters in the second season of G.I. Joe animated series. In the original G.I. Joe animated series, voiced by Jack Angel.
In the Sunbow cartoon series, Wet Suit was portrayed as being flippant, sarcastic, and crass. Although he regularly got into heated arguments with Leatherneck, both of them cared for each other as teammates and were willing to risk their lives for the other comrade in arms. Their rivalry parodies the real life rivalry between the Navy and Marines. Between the two of them, Wet Suit was more civil than Leatherneck. Wet Suit has appeared in the following episodes:
Arise, Serpentor, Arise
GI Joe & The Golden Fleese
GI Joe: The Movie
Iceberg Goes South
Into Your Tent...
Joes' Night Out
Last Hour To Doomsday
Most Dangerous Thing In The World
My Favorite Things
Once Upon A Joe
Raise The Flagg
The Rotten Egg
Sink The Montana
Sins Of Our Father
G.I. Joe: The Movie
Wet Suit also appeared briefly in the 1987 animated film G.I. Joe: the Movie.