Martial Arts Star Ernie Reyes Jr. ‘Fighting for Life’ in Hospital After Kidney Failure! #TMNT


Ernie Reyes Jr.!! (Sidekicks, Red Sonja, The Last Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 (Donatello stunt double), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (Pizza boy “Keno”), Surf Ninjas, The Ultimate Fight, The Rundown, and the list just goes on…..and on.  The young actor is now ‘Fighting for Life’ in Hospital After Kidney Failure and needs your fan support!

#TMNT Ernie Reyes Jr. “Kino”

Ernie Reyes Jr. has been rushed to hospital after suffering severe kidney failure reports say. The young actor has been recovering currently undergoing dialysis while he waits for a kidney transplant, his sister said on a GoFundMe page set up to help raise money for medical expenses. He played “Keno” in the 1991 TMNT film.

Ernie Reyes Jr. Official GoFundMe page

Reyes Jr. is in need of a kidney transplant after his began to fail in March


Ernie’s sister Destiny Reyes told the New York Post: “Ernie is currently undergoing dialysis treatment three times per week for four hours a day while waiting for a kidney transplant.” The actor who starred in just as many cult classic modern-day martial arts/action films next to Jackie Chan is not looking so great. Even with the strong will and body that Ernie has developed over the decades with his extraordinarily dedicated hard work and passion to his craft, he needs all the fan support he can get. Please help donate to Ernie’s GoFundMe link that we have provided.


“I’d have to say that working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first film, was definitely a highlight – which turned into me being taken out of the costume by the producers and written into the sequel as a live action character.”

“That was a pretty spectacular moment in time, being part of something that was so big and so loved by a generation of kids. It was phenomenal to be a part of that and to see everybody’s response to the films” – Ernie Reyes, Speaking about his favorite role in all his famous films, which did he care for the most. 

Reyes kicking The Rocks ass in “The Rundown”

Ernie Reyes Jr: Career Highlights!


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