Banjo is a silly brown honey bear -- as well as the main superhero of the game -- He's always wearing yellow shorts, a shark tooth necklace, and he carries a blue backpack that holds his trusty side kick: Kazooie. Banjo's personality is so much different than Kazooie's. Banjo is very polite, willing to help anyone in need. He uses 'Mr.', 'Mrs.', and 'Ms.' when speaking to someone. Banjo cannot run very fast, or climb up steep slopes like Kazooie can. The only way Banjo has the ability to do those things, is when Kazooie uses the 'Talon Trot', a move learned in Mumbo's Mountain. Banjo's name is based on the popular instrument, the banjo. Banjo is known to be an experienced banjo player himself, but the only time Banjo is seen playing it, was in the introduction theme song in Banjo-Kazooie.
Other than just Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie -- Banjo was also seen in the N64 game: Diddy Kong Racing.