"We're here to meet a friend. Comin' on the train."
Not much is revealed about Bubba's history prior to his membership in Toecutter's Armalite Gang. He appears to be Toecutter's second in command and clearly dislikes playing babysitter to Johnny the Boy. Bubba's character is quiet and serious, which lends to his intimidating stature. He seems to prefer ranged weapons and does not directly participate in most of the melee violence inflicted by the gang. He does however run-over Max's arm after shooting him in the leg, inflicting the serious injuries which are still evident in The Road Warrior. Bubba meets his demise at the end of Max's sawed-off shotgun.
Bubba's costume consists of a black oil-skin jacket (replica of the MFP jacket with no shoulder caps) with elbo patches, and black oil-skin trousers with knee-pads. When riding he wears a wide elastic kidney-belt over his jacket and a silver full-faced helmet. Under his jacket he wears a tight, black tee-shirt (possibly a woman's) and a beaded necklace. His gloves are brown leather, possibly Hondaline.
Bubba is a very good shot with a pistol, he is seen using both a snubbed-nose Smith & Wesson Model 28 revolver and a pre-WWII Mauser C96.
Bubba was played by Australian film and TV actor Geoff Parry, who notably worked with Mel Gibson again in Peter Weir's "Gallipoli" in 1981.
He inspired the villain Vile from the videogame Mega Man X, however, Vile resembles Boba Fett from Star Wars.