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Virgil Tracy
Gender Male
Born 15 August 1999/2038
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown
Series Thunderbirds
Films Thunderbirds are Go
Thunderbird 6
Role Pilot
Thunderbird 2
Voice Actor David Holliday (Season 1)
Jeremy Wilkin (Season 2)

Virgil Tracy (born 15 August 1999/2038; 27 years old) is the second-eldest of the Tracy brothers, and pilot of Thunderbird 2 - International Rescue's big cargo-carrier.

The signature color of his IR uniform is canary yellow.


Virgil inherited his father Jeff's interest in all things mechanical, leading to his attending and graduating from Denver School of Advanced Technology.

Whatever danger-zone challenges he and Thunderbird 2 are confronted with, he maintains a cool-headedness and calm, which in turn helps steady those accompanying him on their life-saving missions.

His dexterity extends well beyond TB2 and its numerous pod vehicles. Considered the most mature and cultured of the Tracy siblings, he's both a gifted artist and musician, talents inherited from his late mother Lucy, whom he is said to resemble. He's often seen seated at the grand piano in the Tracy Villa lounge.

He also appears to be ambidextrous, as he paints with both his right and left hand (a trait younger brother Gordon seems to possess, as well).

And he possesses a certain sly sense of humor (as seen in episodes like End Of The Road, and at the conclusion of Move - And You're Dead).


Virgil is named after Virgil "Gus" Grissom, the second American to go into space, aboard his Project Mercury capsule Liberty Bell 7.


During Thunderbirds' tenure - the TV series and the two feature films, Thunderbirds are Go and Thunderbird 6 - two talented voice-actors shared the role of Virgil:

  • David Holliday originated the role, in the first series (he was also the only American in the voice-cast);
  • Jeremy Wilkin took over the role for the second series, as well as the two feature films.


Virgil Tracy on Thunderbirds Wiki:

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International Rescue: Jeff TracyScott TracyVirgil TracyAlan TracyGordon TracyJohn TracyBrainsTin-Tin KyranoLady Penelope Creighton-WardAloysius Parker
Others: Lucille TracyKyranoGrandma TracyThe Hood

TV Series Episodes:
Season 1
Trapped In The SkyPit of PerilThe Perils Of PenelopeTerror In New York CityEdge Of ImpactDay Of Disaster30 Minutes After NoonDesperate IntruderEnd Of The RoadThe UninvitedSun ProbeOperation Crash-DiveThe Mighty AtomCity of FireThe ImpostorsThe Man From MI.5Cry WolfDanger at Ocean DeepMove - And You're DeadThe Duchess AssignmentBrink Of DisasterAttack of the Alligators!Martian InvasionThe Cham-ChamSecurity Hazard
Season 2
Atlantic InfernoPath of DestructionAlias Mr. HackenbackerLord Parker's 'OlidayRicochetGive Or Take A Million

Thunderbirds Are GoThunderbird 6

Audio Adventures:
Introducing ThunderbirdsF.A.B.The Stately Homes Robberies

Young CorgiThe Vault

Tracy IslandCreighton-Ward Mansion

Thunderbird 1Thunderbird 2 (Pod Vehicles: MoleFireflyDOMOElevator CarsTransmitter TruckRecovery VehiclesMonobrakeExcavatorMobile CraneFire TruckLaser CutterThunderizerNeutralizer TractorJet-Air TransporterFire TenderYellow Trailer Truck | Red and Black TruckRed Curved Vehicle) • Thunderbird 3Thunderbird 4Thunderbird 5Thunderbird 6
Other Craft and Vehicles