Actor fighting for life: Ernie Reyes Jr

Published: June 12, 2015

Actor fighting for life: Ernie Reyes Jr, Actor Ernie Reyes Jr. fought on screen as Keno in the 90s flick “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” but now he’s fighting for his life because of kidney failure.

The former action star tuned MMA fighter, is in dire need of a kidney transplant and his family has even made him a gofundme page in order to cover the bills.

“Ernie is currently undergoing dialysis treatment 3 times per week for 4 hours a day while waiting for a kidney transplant,” his sister Destiny Reyes explained on the post.

Ernie, 43, has played character in the movie “Last Dragon,” “Sidekicks” and his most recent appearance was on “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

The page, which has been up for six days, already had over $30,000 with a goal of $75k.

The Hollywood community has been quick to reach out to the star including Andy Cheng from “The Rundown,” as well as stunt coordinator from “Rush Hour 2” James Lew, who have donated on the page.

Ernie made sure to think fans and friends for all their help.

“Thank you for all your love and support,” he wrote.


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