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The "3 Ninjas" Then And Now

Spoiler alert: the ninjas are dreamy.

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1. Michael Treanor aka Rocky in 3 Ninjas (1992) and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)

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Then: By the age of 12, Michael was already a black belt and was spotted in karate class by a casting director for 3 Ninjas.

2. Max Elliott Slade aka Colt in 3 Ninjas, 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994), and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up.

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Then: Having acted since age 8 (and co-starring with other young dreamboat Leonardo DiCaprio on 1990's Parenthood ), Max had studied karate since early childhood and was the only actor to appear in all three films.


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Max took a break from acting soon after a role in Apollo 13 and in the meantime earned a BA in Anthropology from USC, fronts several bands, and teaches yoga. Adult Colt can teach us downward dog any day.

3. Chad Power aka Tum Tum in 3 Ninjas and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up

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Then: Chad was just seven years old at the time of filming. Like his on-screen brothers, he studied martial arts from an early age and was cast as the ever hungry youngest ninja.


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J. Evan Bonifant as Tum Tum in 3 Ninjas Kick Back. He still acts regularly and was featured in Disney's The Wizards of Waverly Place. Forever karate kicking his way into our hearts.

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