The name Heavy Duty refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Heavy Duty.
Heavy Duty is a G.I. Joe character from the G.I. Joe film.
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Rise of Cobra (2009 Movie)

Portrayed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Heavy Duty was the call-sign of Hershel Dalton, who served as G.I. Joe's Heavy Weapons Specialist.


Heavy Duty is seen along with the rest of the Joes stopping the Baroness and her Neo-Vipers from stealing a case of nanomite warheads from Duke, Ripcord and a team of Rangers. Using a minigun, he stops several Cobra forces, before engaging in a stand-off with Duke, who believes he and his men are also trying to steal the case.

Heavy Duty, arms crossed, after Duke downs Snake Eyes

Heavy Duty later trains Duke and Ripcord in usage of the Delta-6 Accelerator Suits. When Sgt. Stone appears and asks if Duke and Ripcord are Joes, he calls them "jokes." He watches Duke train with Snake Eyes and is disappointed when Duke actually lands a blow on him, having been rooting for him to fail.

During the attack on the Pit, Heavy Duty is seen wielding a machine gun and a grenade launcher, which he uses to destroy the Cobra's drilling vehicle and shoving a grenade in a Neo-Viper's helmet. He later drives the Joes to their target in a white van where he briefs them on their objectives and explains to Ripcord how expensive the suits are only to have him fall on it.

He joins the team in Paris as they attempt to prevent the city's destruction via the nanomite warheads. At the end of the chase, Heavy Duty is arrested by the French Police along with the rest of the Joes save Duke and Snake Eyes, as they believe them to be responsible for the destruction of the Eiffel Tower.

He stews along with the others about Duke's capture until the group is finally released, but told that they have been recalled by their respective heads of state. He then joins the others in the attack on the M.A.R.S. Industries Base. Afterwards, he joins the Joes as they all board a helicopter for their next mission, Operation Mongoose.

Personality and abilities

At first Heavy Duty had little respect for Duke and Ripcord thinking that they had blackmailed their way into GI Joe. However he later developed a grudging respect for Duke after seeing him land a blow on Snake-Eyes. Finally he decided that both Duke and Ripcord deserved to be Joes and suggested this to General Hawk who told Duke and Ripcord. He also claimed that he was reluctant to shoot women. Heavy Duty also had a habit of swearing, sometimes saying "bloody hell."

Heavy Duty was GI Joe's Heavy Weapons Specialist and was also able to survive the underwater assault on Cobra's base.

Behind the scenes

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  • While this incarnation of Heavy Duty has the file name Hershel Dalton, his serial number (807-46-LM65) includes letters referencing the original character's name "Lamont Morris".