If there is one word to describe Cutter, it would have to be persistent. He actually wrote to his congressman for an appointment to get into Annapolis for two years! In the end, he realized his family lacked power and influence. That didn't stop him, he decided to join the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut instead. That same persistence made him one of the best Coast Guard patrolmen and netted a good number of drug smugglers. When he learned the G.I. Joe Team didn't even have one Coast Guard representative, he badgered the top brass so much until they pulled all the strings just to get him in and shut him up.
Being from Kansas, it's awfully strange that he would find himself right at home at sea. Even the story of how he fell in love with the sea at age 14 on one family trip to Florida doesn't seem to explain it either. Cutter is defined by his iron will, contrary nature and quirky sense of humor. That is the closest explanation any could come to.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
Cutter was part of an Action Force team who enabled the defection of a Soviet officer, despite interference by both Cobra and the Oktober Guard. He was then part of a team that was tricked into attacking an oil rig belonging to Destro, but was subsequently freed by Quick Kick. He subsequently undertook further missions for Action Force in the Americas.
Cutter was later part of a team on a mine clearing operation in the Persian Gulf who cam under attack from a Cobra Rattler but fought off the plane. He was also part of a team who travelled to Vietnam after Gung-Ho went in search of his former comrades. Cutter was then part of a W.H.A.L.E. crew captured by a squad of Cobras seeking a Tactical Analysis Computer System (T.A.C.S.) unit to discover Ministry of Defence secrets. The team escaped and destroyed the device before it could be used.
Sunbow animated series
|A Real American Hero (1984)
Appearance: blue baseball cap with red "B"; red hair and mustache; light blue short-sleeved shirt with open collar; orange life jacket; dark blue bell-bottom pants; green belt, holster, and watch; black shoes
Variations: Cutter's hair color can range from red-brown to nearly black.
|Drug Elimination Force (1992)
Appearance: red hair and mustache; blue cap; orange lifejacket with black details; blue pants with white belt; black boots with white coverings
Accessories: white submachine gun with retracted stock, trigger guard, and thick magazine; long, white telescope attaching to leg; transparent orange, spring-loaded grappling hook launcher with detachable white tripod; white grappling hook with curved ends and black string.
|A Real American Hero (1993)
A recolored version of Cutter's 1992 action figure was packaged with the Shark 9000 in 1993. The set as a whole was meant to be part of a second year of Drug Elimination Force toys that did not happen.
Appearance: red hair and mustache; black cap; green lifejacket with yellow details; white pants with blue belt; light brown gloves; black boots
Accessories: black "'92 Cutter" submachine gun.
|The Real American Hero Collection (2001)|
- Working names for the character who would become Cutter include Speed-Boat, Drydock, Hurricane and Cruiser.