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Beach Head

(aka Beach-Head, Beachhead)

File Name: Wayne R. Sneeden of Auburn, Alabama.
Grades: Army E-6 (1986-1994); E-7 (2002-2004); E-6 (2007-2008)
various SNs: RA 011-60-9231; 90K-LI-014; 902-46-SW14
Notes: Auburn, home of Auburn University, was a town built up by the G.I. Bill. Located about 35 miles northwest of Columbus, Georgia, it is also the hometown of the Dreadheads, as well as Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and musician Jimmy Buffett.



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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
William Calloway
(but by Dan Gilvezan in Let's Play Soldier)
301,979 seconds2452,269
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Matt Hill3400 seconds33278

Sunbow's Beach Head wore his 1986 outfit, sometimes with no gloves. On several occasions (Computer Complications, Once Upon a Joe) he was drawn without his face mask for a shot or two. In such shots he had reddish-brown hair. He held authority just under Flint, alongside Sgt. Slaughter. Whereas the Sunbow series gave the character a deep-South accent and a gruff demeanor, the Reel FX Beachhead was a California surfer dude, and wore the 2003 outfit.

 

Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)9 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 1132 seconds10 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 2125 seconds15 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 313 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 478 seconds11 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 573 seconds8 lines
Last Hour to Doomsday4 seconds (silent)
Let's Play Soldier120 seconds15 lines
Computer Complications43 seconds5 lines
Cobrathon158 seconds7 lines
The Million Dollar Medic28 seconds2 lines
The Rotten Egg72 seconds12 lines
Once Upon a Joe110 seconds20 lines
Glamour Girls16 seconds1 line
Iceberg Goes South86 seconds8 lines
The Spy Who Rooked Me7 seconds1 line
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains53 seconds7 lines
My Favorite Things39 seconds3 lines
G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece187 seconds23 lines
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World133 seconds24 lines
Ninja Holiday144 seconds28 lines
Nightmare Assault33 seconds2 lines
Joe's Night Out16 seconds2 lines
Not a Ghost of a Chance32 seconds5 lines
Sins of Our Fathers10 seconds1 line
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep21 seconds (silent)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs12 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening6 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 2195 seconds29 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 524 seconds2 lines
Spy Troops: The Movie217 seconds21 lines
Valor vs. Venom179 seconds12 lines
Ninja Battles4 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born February 13, 1955. Beach Head joined the Joe Team in September 1982, and his appearance is represented by Version 4, changing to Version 2 in late 1986. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 7 appearance.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986
2. 1993 (Battle Corps)
3. 1994 (Battle Corps neon)
4. 2002 (JvC Wave 3)
5. 2003 (JvC Wave 6)
6. 2004/I (Night Force)
7. 2004/II (Valor vs. Venom)
8. 2004/III (Tiger Force)
9. 2004/IV (Single Pack)
10. 2007 (25th Wave 2)
11. 2008 (Comic #11)
12. 2009 (Hall of Heroes)
Version 1: 1986 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0087: RangerMOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Small arms armorer
  • head: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • arms: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • torso: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • waist: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • legs: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
Accessories: black backpack (new, with bow and mine sensor); black ammo bag (new, soft plastic with strap); light grey carbine (new, Demro 9mm XF-7)
Beach Head was a lane instructor at the Ranger School in Fort Benning and an Observer/Advisor at the Covert Ops School in Central America. He's meticulous, patient, and strong willed. He likes getting up at 0500 hours to take a ten mile run and PT (Physical Training) sessifon before breakfast. He enjoys squatting motionless beside a jungle trail for three days straight waiting to ambush bad guys that might never show up. What he hates is people who aren't interested in doing their best. Qualified expert all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Most folks will get mad on occasion or at least get irritable - not Beach Head. He thinks anger is a waste of time and energy. Rage clouds the vision and pollutes logic. Fury impairs judgement and makes you careless. The results of anger are totally unacceptable to Beach Head. He doesn't get angry . . . he gets even."
Toy Notes: Featured in 1986's Devilfish commercial. Item #6463.
Re-releases: Recolored versions were released in India.
Version 2: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded assortment, #4
Fig. #0352: Ranger
Beach-Head
MOS 1: Small Arms Armorer
MOS 2: Patriot Driver
  • head: Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • arms: Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • torso: Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • waist: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • legs: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
Accessories: yellow pistol (88 Shockwave's); yellow machine gun (88 Spearhead's); yellow submachine gun (89 Recoil's); black spring missile launcher (new, with scope and yellow trigger); two yellow missiles (shared with Iceberg; short, thick tip with no fins); yellow knife (new, with angled guard); yellow figure stand
BEACH-HEAD was a lane instructor at the Ranger School in Fort Benning and an Observer/Advisor at the Covert Ops School in Central America. He is highly disciplined and actually LIKES getting up at 0500 hours for a ten mile run and PT (Physical Training) session before breakfast. Being a naturalist, he chooses not to use deodorant much to the dismay of his team members who prefer not to stand too close to him in the early morning chow line. The only thing he hates, besides Cobra, are people who aren't interested in doing their best.
Motto: "If those snakes had ANY backbone, I'd be the one to break it!"
Toy Notes: Item #6864. This and other figures from the first wave of Battle Corps were available in most stores by Thanksgiving 1992.
Re-releases: A slightly different version was released in Brazil as Armadilha.
Version 3: 1994 Battle Corps Wave 4 carded assortment, #6
Fig. #0461: Ranger
Beach-Head
MOS 1: Small Arms Armorer
MOS 2: Patriot Driver
  • head: Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • arms: Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • torso: Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • waist: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • legs: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
Accessories: yellow pistol (88 Shockwave's); yellow machine gun (88 Spearhead's); yellow submachine gun (89 Recoil's); black spring missile launcher (93 Beach-Head's, with yellow trigger); two yellow missiles (93 Beach-Head's); yellow knife (93 Beach-Head's); yellow figure stand
BEACH-HEAD was a lane instructor at the Ranger School in Fort Benning and an Observer/Advisor at the Covert Ops School in Central America. He is highly disciplined and actually LIKES getting up at 0500 hours for a ten mile run and PT (Physical Training) session before breakfast. Being a naturalist, he chooses not to use deodorant much to the dismay of his team members who prefer not to stand too close to him in the early morning chow line. The only thing he hates, besides Cobra, are people who aren't interested in doing their best.
Motto: "If those snakes had ANY backbone, I'd be the one to break it!"
Toy Notes: Item #81088.
Version 4: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 3 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0653: Amphibious and Airborne Assault TrooperMOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Small Arms Armorer
  • head: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • arms: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • torso: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • waist: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • legs: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
Accessories: black backpack (86 Beach Head's); black pistol (91 Dusty's 9mm); black submachine gun (86 Beach Head's XF-7); black assault rifle (86 Viper's, with Sound Attack tab)
A former Ranger School instructor, BEACH HEAD is a highly motivated individual with a high pain threshold, a moderate temperament, and a low tolerance for under-achievers. A qualified expert with all NATO and former Warsaw Pact small arms, he is also authorized to wear the master explosive ordnance disposal badge, the combat infantryman's badge, and the good conduct medal with oak leaf clusters.
BEACH HEAD likes to be the first one out of the helicopter on a combat assault because he knows that he can provide the best covering and suppressive fire to allow the rest of his team to deploy safely. He is rumored to have a collection of spike-knuckled trench knives almost as extensive as those of SNAKE EYES. A self-reliant, can-do person with a healthy self-esteem, BEACH HEAD is the natural adversary of DR. MINDBENDER, the COBRA master of mind control.
"Getting angry is a total waste of time and energy. I'd rather get the job done first and worry about assigning the blame after the firefight is over."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dr. Mindbender (02). Item #53206.
Version 5: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0707: Amphibious and Airborne Assault Trooper
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Small Arms Armorer
  • head: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • arms: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • torso: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • waist: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
  • legs: Beach Head (02, 03), Rampage (03)
Two-Pack Accessories: black handgun (new, undersized); black grenade launcher (new, HK69A1); black submachine gun (86 Beach Head's XF-7)
Mission Disc Accessories: black pistol (82 Snake Eyes's Uzi); black pistol (02 Shipwreck's with silencer); black knife (91 Low-Light's)
A former Ranger School instructor, BEACHHEAD is a highly motivated individual with a high pain threshold, a moderate temperament, and a low tolerance for under-achievers. A qualified expert with all NATO and former Warsaw Pact small arms, he is also authorized to wear the master explosive ordnance disposal badge, the combat infantryman's badge, and the good conduct medal with oak leaf clusters.
BEACHHEAD likes to be the first one out of the helicopter on a combat assault because he knows that he can provide the best covering and suppressive fire to allow the rest of his team to deploy safely. He is rumored to have a collection of spike-knuckled trench knives almost as extensive as those of SNAKE EYES.
"Getting angry is a total waste of time and energy. I'd rather get the job done first and worry about assigning the blame after the firefight is over."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Sand Viper (03/I). Item #57420.
Re-releases: Also carded in early 2004 with a Mission Disc (Item #55332).
Version 6: 2004 Night Force carded set (04/I)
Fig. #0820: Amphibious and Airborne Assault Trooper
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Small Arms Armorer
  • head: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • arms: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • torso: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • waist: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • legs: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
Accessories: black backpack (92 Gung-Ho's); black pistol (85 Tomax/Xamot's)
A former Ranger School instructor, BEACHHEAD is a highly motivated individual with a high pain threshold, a moderate temperament, and a low tolerance for underachievers. A qualified expert with all NATO and former Warsaw Pact small arms. He is also authorized to wear the master explosive ordnance disposal badge. The combat infantryman's badge, and the good conduct medal with oak leaf clusters. BEACHHEAD likes to be the first one out of the helicopter on a combat assault because he knows that he can provide the best covering and suppressive fire to allow the rest of his team to deploy safely. He is rumored to have a collection of spike-knuckled trench knives almost as extensive as the one belonging to SNAKE EYES.
"Getting angry is a total waste of time and energy. I'd rather get the job done first and worry about assigning the blame after the firefight is over."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Action Man (04), Flint (04/I), Roadblock (04/II), Short-Fuze (04), and Tunnel Rat (04/I). Item #50802.
Re-releases: Also boxed in summer 2005 with Flint (04/I) and the Toys 'R Us-exclusive Night Force Moray. Later carded without accessories as part of the 2008 wave of single-carded figures, the last time a vintage-construction figure would be released in major retail stores.
Version 7: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 2 two-pack assortment (04/II)
Fig. #0835: Ranger
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Small arms armorer
  • head: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • arms: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • torso: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • waist: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • legs: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
Accessories: black carbine (02 Duke's M4); silver knife (03 Over Kill's); black communications gauntlet (common for VvV Joes)
BEACHHEAD hits the ground running and doesn't stop until he reaches his objective. An airborne ranger through and through, he cheerfully rises before the sun, runs his ten miles before the regular unit physical training session, and shouts, "More P.T., DUKE!" at the top of his lungs while doing twice the usual jumping jacks. A hard charger and a soft touch, BEACHHEAD can always be counted on to stand the whole team for a round of sodas at the P.X. snack bar. Gregarious and sociable, BEACHHEAD is amazingly well-liked for an individual who never takes off his ski-mask and frequently jumps down to do a hundred push-ups during lulls in conversations. He is a national-level competitive battle-rifle marksman and is extremely proficient with a variety of edged weapons and blunt instruments.
"I'm the kind of guy who likes to hear stuff go bang. Can't stand watching TV or movies and I don't like to play video games. I like everything happening right in my face. If I didn't have this job, I'd be in a world o' trouble."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with BAT (04/III). Item #55910.
Version 8: 2004 Dreadnok Rampage: Escapades in the Everglades boxed set (Tiger Force, 04/III)
Fig. #0860: Tiger Force Squad Leader
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Special Operations Weapons Sergeant [18B]
  • head: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • arms: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • torso: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • waist: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
  • legs: Beach Head (86, 04/I, 04/III)
Accessories: dk grey backpack (91 Low-Light's); dk greysubmachine gun (86 Beach Head's XF-7); dk grey knife (91 Low-Light's); clear figure stand
BEACHHEAD has always been a perfectionist. Since his youth, he has fought for right and justice - even if it meant having to impose his personal behavioral standards on local thugs, punks, and other motley criminals who hung-out [sic] in his beloved swamps and forests of Alabama. As a prominent member of the G.I. Joe team, he enjoys being able to teach COBRA the same lessons - the more disorganized, unprofessional, and irrational the villains, the better.
BEACHHEAD has been waiting his entire G.I. Joe career for the chance to lead, having distinguished himself in many of the group's most high-profile operations and special teams. He is resilient, tenacious, efficient, and sometimes downright scary. His patience and determination in climbing the chain of command have finally paid off, having been appointed field leader of Tiger Force, the most elite of all Joe special missions teams. Now he just hopes no higher ranking Joes decide to tag along and tell him he's not in charge!
"I'm all business, no bull. And what's under this mask is none of your business."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a convention-exclusive set with Hardtop (04) and Mutt (04/I), the Dreadheads Billy-Bob, Cletus, Joe-Bob, Otis, Roscoe, and Vance (all 04), Dreadnoks Buzzer (04), Crusher (04), Demolishor (04), Ripper (04), Road Pig (04), and Zarana (04).
Version 9: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 2 single pack assortment (04/IV)
Fig. #0952: Ranger (Amphibious and Airborne Assault Trooper)
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Small Arms Armorer
  • head: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • arms: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • torso: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • waist: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
  • legs: Beachhead (04/II, 04/IV)
Accessories: black backpack (85 Flint's); black pistol (91 Dusty's 9mm); black carbine (02 Duke's M4)
BEACHHEAD hits the ground running and doesn't stop until he reaches his objective. An airborne ranger through and through, he cheerfully rises before the sun, runs his ten miles before the regular unit physical training session, and shouts, "More P.T., DUKE!" at the top of his lungs while doing twice the usual jumping jacks. A hard charger and a soft touch, BEACHHEAD can always be counted on to stand the whole team for a round of sodas at the P.X. snack bar. Gregarious and sociable, BEACHHEAD is amazingly well-liked for an individual who never takes off his ski-mask and frequently jumps down to do a hundred push-ups during lulls in conversations. He is a national-level competitive battle-rifle marksman and is extremely proficient with a variety of edged weapons and blunt instruments.
"I'm the kind of guy who likes to hear stuff go bang. Can't stand watching TV or movies and I don't like to play video games. I like everything happening right in my face. If I didn't have this job, I'd be in a world o' trouble."
Toy Notes: Item #01247.
Version 10: 2007 25th Anniversary Wave 2 carded assortment
Fig. #1179: Ranger
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Small Arms Armorer
  • head: Beachhead (07), Cobra Commander (08/II)
  • arms: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I)
  • body: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I)
  • legs: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Scrap-Iron (08/II)
Accessories: black backpack (new, oval with notch for crossbow); black vest (new, open in front with red beret on shoulder); black pistol (07/II Snake Eyes's); black submachine gun (new, MP5A3 with slightly longer barrel); black crossbow (new, two pieces); black Joe figure stand
BEACHHEAD was a Lane instructor at the Ranger School in Fort Benning and an Observer/Advisor at the Covert Ops School in Central America. He's meticulous, patient, and strong-willed. He likes getting up at 0600 hours to take a ten-mile run and PT (physical training) session before breakfast. He enjoys squatting motionless beside a jungle trail for three days straight waiting to ambush bad guys who might never show up. What he hates are people who aren't interested in doing their best. Qualified expert: all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Most folks will get mad on occasion or at least get irritable - not BEACHHEAD. He thinks anger is a waste of time and energy. Rage clouds the vision and pollutes logic. Fury impairs judgment and makes you careless. The results of anger are totally unacceptable to BEACHHEAD. He doesn't get angry. . . he gets even."
Toy Notes: Item #25983.
Version 11: 2008 Wave 6 comic two-pack assortment
Fig. #1348: Ranger
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Small Arms Armorer
  • head 1: Beachhead (08, 09)
  • head 2: Beachhead (08)
  • arms: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I)
  • body: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I)
  • legs: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Scrap-Iron (08/II)
Accessories: green scarf (new); black vest (new, square with grey chest and red beret); black satchel (new, square with wavy strap); grey pistol (07/II Snake Eyes's); grey submachine gun (new, XF-7) with two removable magazines; black Joe figure stand
BEACHHEAD was a Lane instructor at the Ranger School in Fort Benning and a Covert/Ops School observer/advisor. Meticulous, patient, and strong-willed, he likes getting up at 0600 hours to take a ten-mile run and PT (physical training) session before breakfast. He enjoys squatting motionless beside a jungle trail for three days straight waiting to ambush bad guys who might never show up. What he hates are people who aren't interested in doing their best. When faced with a problem, he can be relied upon to find a simple, yet effective, solution. (Can't shoot that COBRA B.A.T. trooper because it'll make too much noise? Easy. Smash it to pieces with the butt stock of a gun.) Qualified expert: all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Getting angry is a waste of time and energy. Rage pollutes your vision and logic. It ruins your judgment and makes you careless. As the saying goes, don't get mad - get even."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dataframe (08) and an original comic (#11). Item #31530.
Version 12: 2009 Hall of Heroes carded assortment, #5
Fig. #1436: Ranger
Beachhead
MOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Small Arms Armorer
  • head: Beachhead (08, 09)
  • arms: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I)
  • body: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I)
  • legs: Beachhead (07, 08, 09), Firefly (07, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Scrap-Iron (08/II)
Accessories: black vest (08 Beachhead's, with grey chest and red beret); black backpack (07 Beachhead's); black satchel (08 Beachhead's); black pistol (07/II Snake Eyes's); grey submachine gun (08 Beachhead's XF-7) with two removable magazines; black submachine gun (07 Beachhead's MP5A3); black crossbow (07 Beachhead's); gold Joe figure stand
BEACHHEAD was a Lane instructor at the Ranger School in Fort Benning and an Observer/Advisor at the Covert Ops School in Central America. He's meticulous, patient, and strong-willed. He likes getting up at 0600 hours to take a ten-mile run and PT (physical training) session before breakfast. He enjoys squatting motionless beside a jungle trail for three days straight waiting to ambush bad guys who might never show up. What he hates are people who aren't interested in doing their best. Qualified expert: all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Most folks will get mad on occasion or at least get irritable - not BEACHHEAD. He thinks anger is a waste of time and energy. Rage clouds the vision and pollutes logic. Fury impairs judgment and makes you careless. The results of anger are totally unacceptable to BEACHHEAD. He doesn't get angry... he gets even."
Toy Notes: Item #39527.