Gender: Male
Gang: The Warriors
Race: Caucasian
Status: Alive
I like this vest, goes with my hat.
~ Cowboy when receiving his Warriors vest

Cowboy is a lieutenant of the Warriors. He is a voice of reason and goes along with the group, always wearing a Stetson hat. He was played by Tom McKitterick and voiced by Kurt Bauccio.


Cowboy is a Caucasian male, with medium-length brown hair, and wears a Stetson cowboy hat, with a brown T-shirt under his vest. He doesn't have as good of cardio as other members of the Warriors, as shown during the fight with the Baseball Furies.

Personality Edit

Cowboy is laidback and easy-going, always going with the flow. He seems to be sensitive about his hat, always being rather distraught when it is taken away from him.

In The FilmEdit

In the movie, Cowboy goes with SwanAjax, and Snow when the Warriors are split up. He is chased by the Baseball Furies, but becomes exhausted and is knocked down by them. However, during the brawl with the Punks, Cowboy shows his strength and helps defeat them. Cowboy returns safely to Coney at the end of the movie.

In The GameEdit

After leaving the Destroyers with Swan, they entered a King of the Hill competition on May 6, 1978. Cowboy and Swan were victorious, and they joined the Warriors that night, and helped secure their power base and get their hangout from L.C. and the Destroyers.

In The NovelEdit

Cowboy resembles no character in the novel, so it is assumed he is an original character. The only comparison in the novel is Lunkface, as they are both sensitive about their hat, although Lunkface is far more similar to Ajax.


Before busting Ajax out of prison, Cowboy tells D-Train that if he gets caught or killed, to not let the police get his hat.

Fighting AbilityEdit

Cowboy is not the strongest of the Warriors, but he is certainly not the weakest. His fighting style is more of a classic street fighter - the same style as that of Rembrandt and the Hurricanes. Cowboy is strong enough to win the King of the Hill competition, and beat the Punks, as well as various other gangs of New York City. He shares his fighting stance with Swan, Rosie, and most males. However, Swan and Cowboy draw their fists more quickly than others.

He is the only character in the game who uses his two unique power moves, along with Vermin. His standard power move is somewhat several punches in one move, whilst his rage power move is a spinning punch. Unlike Vermin however, Cowboy's rage power move seems to go under his opponent, towards the chest, whilst Vermin seems to go for the head, despite them both having the same animation. This is judged by the way their respective opponents fall over when attacked with the punch.

His rage ground finishing move is the same as the regular ground finishing move for the Destroyers soldiers, including LC. He has a special raging animation, which lasts longer than the standard animation. This animation is also shared with Rembrandt, Fox and Vermin. This can be disadvantageous for the other three, as rage time is wasted on waiting for the animation to end. However, for Cowboy, it doesn't matter as much, as his rage time is so long, he could perform 4 broken forearms in 1 sitting, if you're quick enough with him.

He is not playable in Street Brawl.


Cowboy's stats.

Heavy: Uncuffing, Lock Picking                     Strength: 4/10
Solid: Tagging, Stealing                           Stamina:  7/10
Lame: Resisting Arrest, Mugging                    Health:   4/10
                                                   Rage:     8/10


  • "Oh, man. Come on, give it back."
    —If the player is wearing his hat
  • "Glad to have you back, buddy."
    —Once he regains his hat
  • "--But if I don't make it? Promise me you won't let those pigs take my hat."
    —To D-Train before Ajax's jailbreak


  • Despite wearing his own hat, he can also wear discarded hats.
  • His hat can be knocked off his head after a huge blow, possibly during a fight or sometimes by the player, either in the hangout or in missions that he is a party member.
  • In the game, Cowboy is seen as the one who gets wrecked the most. This statement is proven when Swan searches for the others during the mission "No Permits, No Parley", whereas Cowboy and Fox were found unconscious. Also, during the rumble with the Furies, he is seen being knocked out by one of the Furies.
  • Robert De Niro was asked to play Cowboy, but he passed it on. Walter Hill wanted unknowns, whilst De Niro was famous.