At 52 years old, Ernie Reyes Jr. has this physical status:
Ernie Reyes Jr. (born January 15, 1972) is an American actor and martial artist known for his appearances in films including The Last Dragon, Red Sonja (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1991), The Rundown (2004).
In addition to stunt work in films such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as well as motion capture stunts in films like Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, he has worked on stunts in films like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
His television appearances include seasons 3 "Highway to Heaven" dramas, including the short-lived Sidekicks (in which he co-starred with Gil Gerard), NCIS: Los Angeles, and a reality TV series called Final Fu.
Reyes was born in San Jose, California, to actor/stuntman Ernie Reyes Sr., and he is the grandson of Filipino immigrants. He has three brothers and two sisters, one of whom, Lee Reyes, is a boxer, while another, Santino Ramos, is a filmmaker/artist. Reyes had joined his father's group, the "West Coast Demo Team" by the age of six.
Lotus Blossom, who appeared in the 2020 film We Can Be Heroes, was his father and his wife Lisa's daughter. Phoenix Reyes, his husband's second child, was born on January 7, 2013.
Reyes was suffering from kidney disease and was in need of a transplant in June 2015. Reyes goes through dialysis three times a week for four hours a day, according to his sister. His family started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $75,000 for his medical care. Reyes confirmed that the transplant was a success and that he was healthy in August 2022.
In the 1985 film The Last Dragon, Reyes made his film debut at age 13. In Red Sonja, he and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen shared the screen. During this period, he also had his own television series, Sidekicks, a spin-off of the original Walt Disney one-time special "The Last Electric Knight," starring Gil Gerard. In 1988, he appeared in an episode of the hit television show MacGyver. Reyes appeared in Surf Ninjas, the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, The Secret of the Ooze, as Keno, the pizza delivery boy. In the first Ninja Turtles film, he appeared as the martial arts stunt double for Donatello. In films like Rush Hour 2 playing Zing and In The Rundown with WWE wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he appeared in films like Rush Hour 2 as Wade and In The Rundown. Along with David Carradine, a Reyes guest appeared in three episodes of the TV series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.
Reyes hosted Final Fu, the MTV martial arts reality show.
Reyes, a veteran martial arts group, had a record of 3–0 in Strikeforce, which was a large mixed martial arts company but had started as a Muay Thai and kickboxing group. Ernie defeated Anthony Elkaim, the WKA ISKA champion. In the 3rd round, Reyes was knocked out the champion. His next two fights would be decided by vote, including a unanimous decision over Veasna Thach, which aired on ESPN. On ESPN, Ernie Reyes Jr.'s fight against the champion Anthony Elkaim was also broadcast.
Reyes has performed motion capture stunts for blockbuster films such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. He was also a cemetery warrior in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, who was killed by his own poison dart. The Reyes guest appeared on "The Frozen Lake" in Los Angeles, playing "Jay Thapa," a Nepalese soldier who is an expert in knife combating.