The premise of the story states that a university professor named Dr. Robert Bolton and his partner Dr. Luther Paradigm created a machine known as the "gene-slammer" which is capable of changing aquatic animals into anthropomorphic hybrids by combining their DNA. In his attempt to prevent Paradigm from using this machine for personal power, Bolton is transformed into an unseen monstrosity, but escapes. Later, Paradigm gives Bolton's four sons John, Bobby, Coop, and Clint the likeness of four different sharks. When Dr. Paradigm captures their friend Bends, the resulting "Street Sharks" rescue him and combine Paradigm with piranha DNA (for which he is often nicknamed "Dr. Piranoid" by other characters). In subsequent episodes, Dr. Paradigm creates a variety of monsters to destroy the Street Sharks while attempting to persuade the inhabitants of their native metropolis of Fission City to imprison them. Of these monsters, a few sided with the Sharks themselves: namely Rox, Moby Lick, Mantaman, and El Swordo.
The final few episodes introduced the Dino Vengers: a group of extraterrestrial dinosaurs allied with the Street Sharks against their own rivals: The Raptors.
Main article: Episodes
Cast and Characters
- Lee Tockar as John Bolton/Ripster/Rox
- Matt Hill as Clint Bolton/Jab
- Andrew Rannells as Robert "Bobby" Bolton Jr./Streex/Shrimp Louie
- D. Kevin Williams as Coop Bolton/Big Slammu/Dr. Robert Bolton/Killamari/Slobster/Mantaman/Clammando/Zeus & Apollo/Stegz
- Pam Carter as Lena Mack
- Jim Hoggatt as Bends/General Bendsini
- Tony Wike as President David Horne/Guy in the Sky/Repteel
- Garry Chalk as El Swordo/Spike
- Ian James Corlett as T-Bone/Bullzeye
- J. Michael Lee as Dr. Luther Paradigm/Malcolm Medusa III
- Steve Gibbs as SharkBot
- Terry Berner as Slash
- Doug Parker as Bad Rap/Haxx/Spittor
- Jason Michas as Paxel
Home video release
In late September 2012, Mill Creek Entertainment announced they would release the series to DVD during early 2013.
On February 19, 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment released Street Sharks – The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. This release has been discontinued and is out of print.
On January 16, 2018, Mill Creek Entertainment re-released the complete series to DVD in Region 1.