Don Pinstripelli Potorotti, simply known as Pinstripe Potoroo, is a potoroo subjected to the Evolvo-Ray to be one of Neo Cortex's bodyguards and an antagonist in the Crash Bandicoot series.

In most of his appearances in the Crash Bandicoot series, he was voiced by Brendan O'Brien. In N. Sane Trilogy, he is voiced by Jess Harnell. While in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, he is voiced by Robbie Daymond.


Pinstripe possesses large ears and dark brown fur, and he always wears a pinkish-red suit and tie (in Twinsanity, he instead dons a black pinstriped suit, as seen in a poster in his first appearance). He is almost always holding his Tommy gun, even when he is merely reciting his pre-race speech in CTR.


Crash Bandicoot

Pinstripe is a high profile character being he is the head of Cortex's power plant. He is the 4th boss of Crash Bandicoot. He is very loyal to Cortex and is not only the CEO of "Cortex Power", he is Cortex's bodyguard. Pinstripe is very defensive and is always armed with his fully loaded sub machine gun, which he randomly fires around his office when he confronts Crash. When Crash defeats him, Pinstripe accidently shoots the power generator behind the glass wall and the majority of Cortex Castle's power is destroyed.

The epilogue mentions Pinstripe opened a sanitation business and plans to run for Governor.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

In the Japanese manual for the game as well as Naughty Dog's old website, it is mentioned Crash's love interest, Tawna, left him for Pinstripe.

Crash Team Racing

He returns as the fourth boss to race against in Adventure Mode. He is also a playable character if the player uses a cheat or completes the yellow Gem Cup in Adventure Mode to unlock him. He drives a black kart which has high accelleration just like N. Gin and Coco.

Crash Twinsanity

Pinstripe made a cameo in Crash Twinsanity, and he is shown in the scene before Cortex's boss round. He has his Tommy gun and he has a more "rattish" look than in the older games.

Crash Team Racing

Pinstripe, the Fourth Race Boss before Oxide. Pinstripe´s podium model for CTR, much more detailed than the CB1 one.Pinstripe made his return in CTR. He is again the fourth boss, before Oxide. His home track is Hot Air Skyway, the longest track. When racing him, he shoots bombs backwards in an attempt to stop you. When he is defeated, he gives you the final of four keys needed to face Oxide. In the game, Pinstripe had average stats with high acceleration, the same as Coco and N. Gin; this potentially makes him a tough boss to overcome. He can be unlocked by completing the Yellow Gem Cup in Adventure Mode or hold the L1 + R1 buttons and pressing Left, Right, Triangle, Down, Right and Down in the main menu. For some reason, he is almost always the last in the results without player interference.

Crash Boom Bang!

He later appeared in Crash Boom Bang!. This is the second game that Pinstripe is also a playable character.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Pinstripe returns in the remaster for Crash Team Racing serving the same role he had in the original game. He is a Acceleration class driver.


Pinstripe is a parody of Mafia gangsters seen in films such as Scarface, and talks with a strong Chicago accent. Pinstripe´s gangster accent can be heard in all of his in-game quotes such as "Say Good night!", "Watch your back!" or "Have some of this!". Pinstripe's main weapon is a Thompson SMG, which he uses against Crash in the first game, and is seen wielding it in future appearances.

Pinstripe also jokes about doing things for money (as most real-life Mafia do), as heard in CTR; "I'm the speed champion here, and I'm gonna save the world... for a sizable fee, of course!" He seems very grumpy if he loses, probably because he was very close to challenging Oxide.



  • In the Crash games made by Naughty Dog, Pinstripe had the third most hit points in Crash 1, six, beaten by N. Brio (second place), who had nine, and N. Gin, who had five and seven equaling twelve between his two machine forms in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
  • In Crash Team Racing, after defeating Pinstripe, The reward for the fourth Boss Key will teleport the player back to Oxide's side of the map (along with Pinstripe's speech after he is defeated).
  • Since children at a young age could not understand that Pinstripe is a potoroo, they might initially think he is a weasel or a rat.
  • Behind the scenes material reveal for much of the game's development, Pinstripe was a striped bandicoot.
  • Pinstripe seems to be the most violent of all of the characters in the Crash series, as he wields a tommy gun.
  • Robbie Daymond voiced Pinstripe in CTR: Nitro-Fueled, during which Pinstripe's voice is much more high-pitched compared to the original CTR, although he still sounds like a stereotypical Italian gangster.
    • According to a Twitter post by Robbie Daymond, he voiced Pinstripe Potoroo in Nitro-Fueled. However, the game's end credits list Jess Harnell as Pinstripe's voice actor. This was eventually corrected in an update.


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Dr. Nefarious Tropy | Dr. Neo Cortex | Dr. Nitrus Brio | Dr. N. Gin | Nina Cortex | Madame Amberly | Papu Papu

Crunch Bandicoot | Dingodile | Evil Coco | Evil Crash | Evil Twins | Fake Crash | Koala Kong | Komodo Brothers | Mega-Mix | Pinstripe Potoroo | Rilla Roo | Ripper Roo | Rusty Walrus | Tiny Tiger

Ant Drones | Crush | The Elementals | Emperor Velo XXVII | Geary | Gnasty Gnorc | Gulp | Krunk | Lab Assistants | Nash | Neo Corp Systems | Nitros Oxide | Norm | N. Trance | Ripto | Tikimon | Uka Uka | Willie Wumpa Cheeks | Zam and Zem

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