Gnawgahyde was born Clyde Hyde, and made a living as a poacher in Africa. He was run off the continent by fellow poachers for cheating at cards, as well as for being obnoxious and smelly. With hardly any money left from his poaching days, he joined the Dreadnoks. Gnawgahyde has been known to go for weeks without bathing, so as not to give off a human scent whilst hunting. He uses hog fat to erase his human scent. Gnawgayhde didn't really take the time to know the other Dreadnoks who had gone to America with Zartan, until the group expanded into an organized national biker gang. In 2001, the entire Dreadnok organization began working with Cobra, and on orders from Tomax and Xamot, Gnawgahyde and the Dreadnoks attacked Roadblock while he was taping his television cooking show, in Los Angeles. He later joined Cobra in the fight against the forces of a revived Serpentor on Cobra Island.
Gnawgahyde appeared in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon series. He appeared in the following episodes;
- Operation Dragonfire parts 1-4