Ernie Reyes, Jr.
|Ernie Reyes, Jr.|
Reyes Jr., at a 2009 TMNT 25th anniversary
|Born||Ernie E. Reyes, Jr.
January 15, 1972
San Jose, California, United States
|Residence||San Jose & Los Angeles, California & Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Occupation||Actor, martial artist, Action Choreographer, Director, Producer, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Singer & Stunt Performer|
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. By the age of 6, Reyes had joined his father's group, the "West Coast Demo Team".
Reyes, Jr. is probably best known for his film debut in '80s cult classic Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon (1985)The same year he shared the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen in "Red Sonja". 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 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 was a large Mixed martial arts organization 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 which aired on ESPN. Ernie Reyes Jr.'s fight against the champion Anthony Elkaim also aired on ESPN.
Ernie Reyes Jr. has done motion capture stunts for blockbuster movies such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. Most recently, Reyes guest starred on NCIS: Los Angeles "The Frozen Lake" playing "Jay Thapa", a Nepalese soldier who is an expert in knife fighting.
|The Last Dragon||1985||Tai (Karate Student)|
|Red Sonja||1985||Prince Tarn|
|Ernie and Master Kim||1989||Ernie|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||1990||Donatello (Martial Arts Stunt Double)|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II||1991||Keno|
|Surf Ninjas||1993||Johnny||Also Associate Producer|
|White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild||1995||Steve|
|The Process||1998||Jesse||Also Director|
|Rush Hour 2||2001||Zing|
|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||2008||Cemetery Warrior|
|The Red Canvas a.k.a The Art of Submission||2009||Johnny Sanchez||Also Executive Producer|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||2013||Jay Thapa||episode: "The Frozen Lake"|
As Stunt Performer
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||1990||Fight/Stunt Double: Donatello|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II||1991||Fight Performer: Keno|
|Alice in Wonderland||2010||Stunt Double: Tweedledee|
|Act of Valor||2011||Stunts|
3 Wins (1 KO), 0 Losses
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- Biography for Ernie Reyes, Jr. at the Internet Movie Database
- Fight Sports Championship Kickboxing – 'Ernie Reyes, Jr. vs. Veasna Thach' Episode Info – MSN TV. Tv.msn.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-25.
- Ernie Reyes Jr. the fighter – Ernie Reyes Jr. Fan Site. Officialerniereyesjr.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-25.
- ISKA Karate Ernie Reyes, JR fight. karateforums.com
- Ernie Reyes Jr. – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums. Sherdog.net (2007-02-13). Retrieved on 2011-07-25.
- Ernie Reyes, Jr. – MMA News Forums. Mmanews.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-25.