Ernie Reyes Jr : Ninja Turtles actor ‘fighting for life’ after kidney failure

Ernie Reyes Jr : Ninja Turtles actor 'fighting for life' after kidney failure

Ernie Reyes Jr, the actor who played Donatello’s stunt double in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Keno in the second movie has been rushed to hospital.

Reyes’ sister told TMZ that they are hoping for a kidney transplant after his started failing earlier this year. His eyesight is also failing and he has frequently been to a Texas hospital. He is undergoing dialysis treatments three times a week.

In addition to getting his story out through TMZ, his sister also set up a GoFundMe page. Since then, over 660 fans have donated over $33,000 of the $75,000 goal.

Ernie Reyes Jr, 43, was an action star in the early ‘90s, appearing in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and Surf Ninjas. During the ‘80s, he starred on Sidekicks on TV. His more recent credits include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Rush Hour 2 and The Rundown. He also appeared in two episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles.