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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)

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.
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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.

Now:

Holy hell, Dr. Rocky has a Ph.D. in Psychology and was recently part of a team of researchers who discovered a new drug to alleviate anxiety. Swoon.
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Holy hell, Dr. Rocky has a Ph.D. in Psychology and was recently part of a team of researchers who discovered a new drug to alleviate anxiety. Swoon.

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

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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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.

Now:

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.
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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.

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

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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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.

Now:

Chad left acting and played football throughout college at California Lutheran University. He now coaches a Los Angeles area high school football team which probably murderlizes the other teams.
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Chad left acting and played football throughout college at California Lutheran University. He now coaches a Los Angeles area high school football team which probably murderlizes the other teams.

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4. BONUS:

Kate Seargant as Emily in 3 Ninjas. She now writes for ABC's Castle. Rocky loves Emily FOREVER.
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Kate Seargant as Emily in 3 Ninjas. She now writes for ABC's Castle. Rocky loves Emily FOREVER.

5.

Sean Fox as Rocky in 3 Ninjas Kick Back. He isn't acting these days, but his rerun legacy continues as Stephanie's baseball player crush on Full House (and ours in life.)
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Sean Fox as Rocky in 3 Ninjas Kick Back. He isn't acting these days, but his rerun legacy continues as Stephanie's baseball player crush on Full House (and ours in life.)

6.

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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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.

Hi-yah!

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