The Green Hornet (Britt Reid)
Green hornet symbol
The Green Hornet (Britt Reid)
Lenore Case--secretary
Seth Rogen
Short Film
Manu Lanzi

The Green Hornet is the title character of a middle 20th Century radio series, a middle 20th Century movie serial, a short-lived 1960s television series that starred Van Williams in the title role, and a recent full-length motion picture starring Seth Rogen in the title role.

The Green Hornet is actually a crusader against crime, but owing to a propaganda campaign against him that a major metropolitan newspaper, the Daily Sentinel, spearheads, law enforcement is largely convinced that he is a criminal himself. The Daily Sentinel's publisher, Britt Reid, who launched this campaign in the first place, is in reality secretly the Green Hornet. Reid's manservant, Kato, secretly the Green Hornet's partner in his crusade against crime, is also one of the few people who know that "Britt Reid" is the Green Hornet's real name.

The character was created, as was the Lone Ranger, by George W. Trendle, who intended The Green Hornet to be to then-contemporary crime dramas what The Lone Ranger was to Western-adventure shows.