Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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Ernie Reyes, Jr.

Reyes Jr., at a 2009 TMNT 25th anniversary
BornErnie E. Reyes, Jr.
(1972-01-15) January 15, 1972 (age 40)
San Jose, California, United States
ResidenceSan Jose & Los Angeles, California & Manhattan, New York, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, martial artist, Action Choreographer, Director, Producer, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Singer & Stunt Performer
Years active1985–present
 
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Ernie Reyes, Jr.

Reyes Jr., at a 2009 TMNT 25th anniversary
BornErnie E. Reyes, Jr.
(1972-01-15) January 15, 1972 (age 40)
San Jose, California, United States
ResidenceSan Jose & Los Angeles, California & Manhattan, New York, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, martial artist, Action Choreographer, Director, Producer, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Singer & Stunt Performer
Years active1985–present

Ernie E. Reyes, Jr. (born January 15, 1972) is an American actor, martial artist, action choreographer, director, producer, filmmaker, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer.

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Early life

Reyes was born in San Jose, California to Actor/Stuntman Ernie Reyes Sr., and is the grandson of Filipino immigrants. He has three brothers and two sisters, one of whom, Lee Reyes, is a boxer and another, Santino Ramos, is a filmmaker/Artist.[1] By the age of 6, Reyes had joined his father's group, the "West Coast Demo Team".

Sidekicks is a 1986-1987 Disney Channel martial arts TV series, a spin-off of the original Walt Disney one-time special, The Last Electric Knight. The series starred Ernie Reyes, Jr. as Ernie Lee, the Last Electric Knight, and Gil Gerard as Sergeant Jake Rizzo. Sidekicks aired on ABC Friday nights at 9pm and then Saturdays at 8pm.

Career

Reyes, Jr. played a prince in the 1985 production, Red Sonja. In that movie, he shared the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen. During this time, he also had his own television series Sidekicks, a spin-off of the original Walt Disney one-time special, The Last Electric Knight, alongside Gil Gerard presented by Michael Eisner. He also appeared in an episode of the hit television series MacGyver in 1988. Reyes had starring roles in Surf Ninjas and in the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film The Secret of the Ooze as Keno, the pizza delivery boy. He also served as the martial arts stunt double for Donatello in the first Ninja Turtles film. He later appeared in movies such as Rush Hour 2 playing Zing and in The Rundown alongside former WWE wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Reyes guest starred in the TV series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues alongside David Carradine.

In 2006, Ernie Reyes Jr. hosted the MTV martial arts reality show Final Fu.

Ernie Reyes Jr. has a professional fight record of 3–0 in Strikeforce which is now one of largest Mixed martial arts organization on the planet but started out as a Muay Thai and kickboxing organization. Ernie fought Anthony Elkaim the WKA ISKA Champion. Reyes knocked out the champion in the 3rd round. His next two fights would be won by decision, including a unanimous decision over Veasna Thach[2] which aired on ESPN. Ernie Reyes Jr.'s fight against the champion Anthony Elkaim also aired on ESPN.[3][4][5][6]

More recently Ernie Reyes Jr. has done motion capture stunts for blockbuster movies such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. Currently he stars in the mixed martial arts movie Submission co-starring Ving Rhames and UFC lightweight number one contender Gray Maynard.[7]

Filmography

As Actor

TitleYearRoleNotes
The Last Dragon1985Tai (Karate Student)
Red Sonja1985Prince Tarn
Ernie and Master Kim1989Ernie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II1991Keno
Surf Ninjas1993JohnnyAlso Associate Producer
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild1995Steve
Paper Dragons1996
Small Time1996Marty
The Process1998JesseAlso Director
Rush Hour 22001Zing
Poolhall Junkies2002Tang
The Rundown2003Manito
Redline2007Ernie
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008Cemetery Warrior
The Red Canvas2009Johnny SanchezAlso Executive Producer
Submission2010JohnnyAlso Executive Producer

As Stunt Performer

TitleYearRole
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1990Fight/Stunt Double: Donatello
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II1991Fight Performer: Keno
Avatar2009Utility Stunts
Alice in Wonderland2010Stunt Double: Tweedledee
Act of Valor2011Stunts

Kickboxing record

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also

References

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