Major Tom
The Venture Bros. character
Major Tom Dead

The dead Major Tom speaking to his wife
First appearance

Ghosts of the Sargasso
Last appearance

Ghosts of the Sargasso
Voiced by

James Urbaniak (alive)
Chris McCulloch (as ghost)
Occupation Experimental Jet Pilot
Relatives Jeanie (wife when alive, remarried The Action Man after death)

Screams incoherently
Fully corporeal

Original Team Venture
Team Venture
Major Tom was a minor character on The Venture Bros.

Character History

As part of the Original Team Venture, Major Tom was an experimental jet pilot. He met his demise when the TVC-15, the aircraft he was flying at the time, went down and crashed into the ocean.

Years later, Doctor Thaddeus Venture attempted to salvage the TVC-15 by using the Metasonic Locator to "reverse time" and remove all the debris that had covered the jetcraft. Instead, he accidentally brought back Major Tom as an undead corpse. When it came aboard the X-2, it became screaming incoherently and loudly, though it was ultimately merely annoying. Hank Venture and Dean Venture attempted to placate the spirit by calling his old wife Jeanie. It worked for a while, but the Action Man interjected and mentioned she had married him in Tom's absence. This set the ghost of Major Tom off even worse. However, Brock Samson quickly dismembered Tom's ghost and threw its remains back into the ocean's depths.

Episode Appearances


  • During Major Tom's crash, he has a dialogue with Jonas Venture Sr. that lifts lines directly from the David Bowie songs "Space Oddity" (1969) and "Ashes to Ashes" (1980). Particularly of note is a "message to the Action Man" from "Ashes to Ashes" and the character of Major Tom, who is mentioned by name in both songs. The experimental jet TVC-15 is also named after a 1976 David Bowie song title.
  • The left hand of Major Tom's corpse appears to be robotic, leading to speculation that he may have been a cyborg worked on by Jonas Venture Sr., similar to Venturion.


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