Elias Koteas (born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian film and television actor of Greek descent. Koteas is best known for his roles in The Prophecy, Fallen and the film portrayal of Casey Jones in the popular live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.
Jean Paige Turco (born May 17, 1965) is an American actress. She is known for playing April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. She is also known for her role as Melanie Cortlandt on the ABC soap opera All My Children.
Robert Anthony “Robbie” Rist (born April 4, 1964) was the voice of Michaelangelo in all three live-action TMNT movies. He is perhaps most famously known for portraying “Cousin Oliver” in the later seasons of The Brady Bunch.
Rist would later voice another ninja, Choji Akimichi, in the English dub of the anime Naruto.
In the fifth episode of season 9 of the 1987 TV series, The Showdown, he voiced the one-off character Jet McCabe, as well as one of the alien guards.
Rist reprised his role of Michelangelo in the Casey Jones fan-film.
Saburo “Sab” Shimono (born July 31, 1943) is a Japanese-American actor from Sacramento, CA who has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows in character roles. He played the role of Lord Norinaga inTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, as well as Mr. Murakami in the 2012 TV series episode Never Say Xever. Other well-known roles of his include Koga in 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Uncle in Jackie Chan Adventures, Mr. Sparkle in The Simpsons, and Yoshiro Nishamura in Old Dogs.
|Home||Earth, Joe’s Pet Place, New York City, The Sewer, April’s apartment, Jones family farmhouse|
|Nickname(s)||Don, Donny, Don-San, The Dark Turtle, Brainiac, Mr. Wizard, Gear Head Supreme|
|Date of birth||Unknown|
|Weapon(s) of choice||Bo Staff, Turtle Fist Daggers, Mutant Machine Gun, Dino Horned Knuckle Duster, Jawbone Hatchet, Pterano Bo Steel Core Reinforced Battle Bos, Ice Skate Battle Blade, Sword, Kowabunga Cool Extinguisher Gun, Mutant Grapplor, Shreddin’ Hand Razors, Super Spy Pistol, Medieval Mutant Mallet, Sewer Spiked Big Battle Bo, Knight-knockin’ Knife Killer Pizza, Sewer spiked Clobber Club, Diabolical Dragon Blade, Pepperoni Poppin’ Pistol, Pizza Batter Bo Fish Knife, Foot-shreddin’ Knife, Slicin’ Stars, Laser Missile, Turtle Pizza Disc, Sewer Slingshot, Shark Fin Hatchet, Mutant Revolver, Blaster, Ninja Stars, Kama, Mystic Fire Burnin’ Bo Staff, Byakka, Ninja Tek Bo Staff, Club, Exo-Suit, Uzi, Harpoon Blaster, Olympic-level-athletic skill, Mastery of Ninjutsu, Genius-level intellect, Mastery of Kobudo and Bojutsu, Technological know-how, Ground Claw, His many myriad inventions.|
|Occupation||Ninja turtles brains, Customer Service Rep|
|Affiliation||TMNT, Ninja Tribunal Acolytes|
|Height||4’9′, 5′, 5’2″, 5’4″, 5’8″|
|Weight||145 lbs., 155 lbs., 170 lbs., 180 lbs.|
|Bandana color||Red in the Mirage/Image comics, Purple in other media|
|Eye color||Brown, Black, Green, Red (Gamera Don), White|
|Out of universe information|
|Era(s)||Mirage, 1987 series, First movie,Second Movie, Third movie, Fourth movie, Archie, Anime, Image, Next Mutation, 2003 series, Dreamwave comics, Lost Season, Fast Forward, Back to the Sewer|
|Publisher||Mirage Studios, Archie Comics,Image Comics, Dreamwave,Konami, Ubisoft|
|First appearance||Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1|
|Created by||Kevin Eastman
|Voiced by||Barry Gordon (1987 series)
Greg Berg (1987 series Alternate)
Hidenari Ugaki (Japanese)
Corey Feldman (1st and 3rd movies)
Adam Carl (2nd movie)
Jason Gray-Stanford (Next Mutation)
Sam Regal (2003 series)
Mitchell Whitfield (4th movie)
Anthony Haden Salerno (Turtles Forever 88 Don)
Pete Capella (Turtles Forever 84 Don)
Rob Paulsen (2012 series) 
Donatello (Don or Donnie) is a fictional character and one of the four main characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media, he sports a purple bandana. His signature weapon is the bō staff. In all media he is depicted as the most knowledgeable of the four turtles, often speaking in technobabble with a natural aptitude for science and technology. He is the third oldest brother out of the four.
He is named after the sculptor Donatello.
Donatello (nicknamed ‘Don or Donny) is the brains of the team.
It seems when Donatello was young he used to build his own (and his brothers’) toys. No one knows the exact age he found out he was a natural technician, but when he did, he was the one who hooked up the electricity and fixed all of the junk from the sewer into their own furniture and supplies. When the other turtles would practice their ninja skills during free time, little Donny would be tinkering with some kind of mechanical device. Even from day one, Donatello has been one the world’s most lovable tech-geeks.
Donatello is typically the calm, logical Turtle. He is often in good terms with all his brother and seems to be very close toMichelangelo. His favorite music is classical & classical rock, his favorite book is A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. Donnie is described as the “brain” of the TMNT, he is fairly studious and industrious, and a reasonable “Mr. Fix-It”. Donatello has a knack for inventing cool new gadgets and machines. He is considered the most reserved out of the four turtles. He would rather talk things out than fight and uses violence as a last resort.
Though he is often portrayed as being more focused on his studies than ninjutsu training, Donatello has shown himself to be a very capable fighter, in particular, when he is in a life-or-death situation. He can set up plans as quickly as Leonardo, if necessary, though they usually centre around one of his inventions or something else that would bar Leonardo from knowing the ins and outs of the plan in question. It is presumably for this reason that Donatello is often viewed as the level-headed second to Leonardo’s command.
In the comics Donatello is originally presented along with Leonardoas one of the two calmer turtles and while the originals have no official command structure, in the early stories he is depicted as the second in command. In the first issue he is the one that killed theShredder by knocking him and his grenade off the roof.
The second issue elaborated more on each turtles personalities and opened with Donatello soldering a circuit. Later in the issue Donatello states that he is “familiar with some computer systems” and helps April O’Neil deactivate the Mousers.
In the Donatello one shot, Donatello encounters an artist called Kirby(an homage to the comic artist Jack Kirby) whose mysterious crystal brings his drawings to life before disappearing. The two newfound friends journey to a dimension inhabited by Kirby’s creations and help the heroes defeat the invading monsters.
During the turtles’ exile to Northampton Donatello becomes obsessed with fixing up and repairing the many broken things within the farmhouse they were living in. Most notably he spent days and nights fixing the boiler to give his family hot running water and builds a windmill and a water wheel to provide electricity. He also finds an old type writer and writes his own personal credo.
In “Shades of Grey” Casey Jones encounters the turtle by a ravine as he was pondering “the fractal structure of natural patterns”. Casey accuses the turtle of using big words and acting better than everyone else. Donatello suggests they should continue the conversation when Casey is sober. Grabbing a stick, an angry Jones continually pokes the turtle until he loses his temper and sends Casey careening into the water.
In City at War the turtles return to New York to put an end to theFoot Clan’s civil war. During a battle with Shredder’s Elite Guards in the ruins of the Second Time Around Shop Donatello falls through the floor and breaks his leg. Seeing their ally Karai subdued and about to be killed, Donatello grabs one of the Foot’s machine guns and repeatedly shoots the Foot Elite. Donatello is visibly shaken by the violence and throws the gun away.
At the end of the story the turtles, April and Casey move back New York save for Donatello who chooses to stay in Northampton withMaster Splinter to heal from his injury as well as to reflect on everything that has happened.
While meditating with Splinter, Donatello receives a vision of the future where he is in the village of Chihaya inJapan. When Donatello asks what he would be doing there, his master simply replies “To bury me”.
After encountering the vigilante Nobody in civilian guise, Donatello returns with him to New York to help his brothers battle Baxter Stockman.
In the current comics Donatello finds an armored truck in the sewers which apparently had been part of a bank robbery in the sixties. Along with Raphael and Casey Jones, he undertakes the task of fixing up the vehicle.
After the death of Splinter, Donatello secretly goes to his body and asks forgiveness before clipping something off him. Shortly after, Donatello decides to accompany the Utroms on a mission to Tepui to search for two missing research teams. The group is attacked by strange wooden creatures who shrink them to miniature size. The creatures turn out to be a group of Utroms which had been stranded in the jungle during their first stay on Earth and had been living in secret thanks to their Quantum Inversion Redimensioning Device, which could alter their size. The process could not be reversed on Donatello, possibly due to his mutation, leaving him the size of an action figure.
While the Utroms work on returning him to normal, Donatello puts his new size to use infiltrating a terrorist organization’s warehouse. He’s also made a robotic body for himself made to resemble a turtle to help him move around.
Donatello was the most scientific minded turtle, and was responsible for the creation of most of the Turtles high tech equipment, including the TurtleVan, the Turtle comms, and the Turtle Blimp. He also managed to build a working inter dimensional portal though it is unknown how he found the necessary equipment to do so. He also thwarted a super knowledgeable Slash without any assistance. He wore purple and, as with his other incarnations he carried a Bo staff. He was voiced by Barry Gordon. The running gag in the show was that Donatello’s inventions usually had the habit of breaking down or blowing up at his face, although there are many times the team rely on him whenever they were faced with scientific or mechanical problems.
The 1987 series briefly hinted of Donatello’s vocal reluctance to the group’s role as crime fighters and helping humans in particular, both in the five pilot episode and a plot point in the “Red Sky” episode Cry HAVOC. He seemed to be the least interested among his brothers towards human culture, and even reflected if being a normal turtle would have given them a much easier life. Despite this, it never deterred him from appreciating human food such as pizza, and even bothered to get himself a college degree through mail. On the rare moments when Leonardo was kidnapped or incapacitated, Donatello usually takes on the role as the group leader.
In the film Turtles Forever he was the one who created the Trans-Dimensional Portal Stick in order to reach theTurtle Prime Universe. When his skeptical 2003 counterpart (whom he fondly nicknamed “Mr. Wizard”) voiced his concerns over calling a wrench a hammer, Donatello replied that science was more than just facts and details. He was voiced by Tony Salerno.
Don played keyboards and background vocals in the stage show.
Donatello seemed less intelligent in the first movie. He struck up a strong friendship with Casey Jones and the two playfully insulted each other frequently while fixing an old pickup truck. Also, in the first movie, there seemed to be more of a best friend relationship with (Casey Jones, of course), but also Michelangelo. If you watch the scene where Michelangelo and Donatello are watching the classic Tortoise and the Hare, you can tell they seem intellectually equal and the two “jokers” of the team. Oddly, though, Donatello has a comedic inability to match his brothers’ surfer slang throughout the first three movies, instead using nonsensical terms such as “bossa nova”, “a cappella”, “Chevy Nova”, and “eclectic”. According to some sceptics, Donatello bears a strange resemblance to Mike Jones, rap artist famely know for his hit song “Who is Mike Jones.”
In the second movie his knowledge and scientific originality were brought to the forefront and he was instrumental in developing the anti mutagen that revertedTokka and Rahzar to their animal forms. As further evidence of his mechanical inclination, he is also shown hacking into a computer at T.G.R.I. There is also evidence in this film that Donatello shows great emotional support for his little brother, Michelangelo, in a more obvious way; unlike Leonardo and Raphael. Mikey tried making his brothers laugh by imitating a quote from the movie, “The Karate Kid” with his own “wax on, wax off..” routine. Of course, Raphael was the one to bully Michelangelo, as Michelangelo said, “wax on…” Raphael then interrupted, teasing “mouth off!”, thus urging Donatello to confront a rather disappointed Michelangelo and trying to comfort him with a friendly pat on the shoulder, and comfortingly stating, “everybody’s a critic.” He also related to Professor Jordan Perry on a personal and professional level, as they both rack their brains to create an anti-mutagen for Shredder’s newly evolved mutant-monsters.
In the third, and final, live action film, Donatello’s knowledge comes to the forefront in explaining the principals of the time machine that sends the turtles back to ancient Japan. As he tells the other turtles, for every person that is sent backward in time, another person must be sent forward in time. Therefore, the time machine, a sceptre, must be held by the same number of people in both the past and the future for the “cosmic trade” to be made. Donatello’s insight’s allows the turtles to return to modern day New York. .
Continuing the trend of being able to relate to humans(and all three of his brothers) better than any of the otherTurtles, Donatello was put in charge of keeping the group together in Leonardo’s absence. Although he tried his best, the three were moving in separate directions with their lives. Both Michelangelo and himself got jobs dealing with the public, while Raphael spent his nights fighting crime. Donatello worked at an IT Tech Support.
With Leo’s return the group once again came together, and Donatello helped his brothers in ridding the earth ofMax Winters’ evil generals. In this movie, Donatello was voiced by Mitchell Whitfield
In the Image Comics incarnation of the TMNT, he became a cyborg after his body was partially destroyed from being shot and dropped out of a helicopter (he maintained a positive attitude nonetheless, although he was constantly at risk of losing his mind to the cyborg half). The Image Comics were later treated as non-canon by the Mirage Publications.
Donatello in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation is voiced by Jason Gray-Stanford. In the Next Mutation Donatello uses a shorter metal version of a bo-staff. Also in the show, he is a lot more knowledgeable and is more concerned on what is controlling the lair, science or magic which leads him to constantly arguing with Venus De Milo.
Like in the Mirage comics, Donatello has a complex personality in the 2003 animation and thus is a popular character. Several episodes concentrate on him, as well as his emotional and intellectual struggles. He was voiced by Sam Riegel.
As in his other incarnations, Donatello is knowledgeable, a skilled technician and tinkerer, and very introspective, frequently becoming pensive over things he doesn’t understand. He typically has a very close, however platonic, relationship with April. He also displays closeness with Michelangelo akin to that seen in the original movie. Even more pacifistic than his other incarnations, Donatello shows a greater interest in technology than his ninjutsu training. During his first Battle Nexus Tournament, despite being a very gifted ninja, he lost in the first round of the competition. Even so, Donatello will defend his brothers at any cost, and he frequently assists the team in many ways through the technology he develops, mostly vehicles and communication devices.
In this series’ incarnation, Donatello is generally well-liked by all of his brothers, never engaging in major confrontations with them. In fact, Donatello was the one to reunite his brothers against the Shredder in the episode “Same As It Never Was.” His skin color is a light, brownish green color; this particular color is only used for him in the 2003 animation. In the fourth season, he was infected by a monster, and in the episode “Adventures in Turtle-Sitting”, he mutates into a monster himself (which happened to Raphael in the Mirage Comics).
Donatello became one of the Ninja Tribunal’s Acolytes along with his brothers. He was the first ninja shown to focus his spiritual energy through his Amulet of the Acolyte. This is perhaps due to the fact that the Acolytes training began with studying in a library, where Don enthuiastically absorbed knowledge of the secret arts. His spiritual avatar is that of a dragon.
A time window malfunction (that turned it into a time machine) caused Donny, his brothers, and Master Splinter to be “fast-forwarded” to 2105, hence the show’s name “Fast Forward”. Donatello was one of two Turtles, alongside Michelangelo, that adapted best to the new lifestyle of the future. He was extremely interested in the new technology and quickly bonded with Cody Jones. Using his ideas, Cody had made many new, high-tech turtle weapons and vehicles. In the episode “The Journal”, which features the Turtles going back to their own time, he uses his knowledge of the future to build new gadgets such as a fusion generator.
After a long time, Cody and Don were able to finish repairing the time portal and were finally able to back to their own time. Unfortunately, Viral took overSerling and sent them jumping around time until Donny managed to repair Serling enough to create another time portal to their own time. But Viral took control of Serling again and was about to blast the Turtles, but Splinter took the blast.
Donatello was devastated by the loss of his teacher and father, and for some time was obsessive with gathering up all of Splinter’s bits in order to restore him; constantly blaming himself for the incident. After some time when Don was faced with the choice of saving his brothers or gathering more of Splinter’s bits, he realized that he should be there for his brothers more often. In the episode “Web Wranglers”, Raphael has stated that Don has an IQ of 637 – a likely highly inflated stat. It should be noted that Don was the one who killed (with Splinter) the Cyber Shreder by blasting him with the same energy beam Viral shot at splinter at the beginning of the season. After that, he sees Casey and April getting married.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
TMNT (2007 Film)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series)
The most famous historical bearer of this name was the artist Donatello (Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi). Donatello was one of the most influential painters and sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, though is perhaps best known today for giving his name to one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Arnold Bernid Jones
Home - Brooklyn, New York City, Earth, Northampton Farmhouse
Nickname(s) - Casey Bernid Jones, Arnold Casey Jones Jr, “Case”, Gack Face, Mr. Fix-it, Camel Breath, Mutt
Date of birth - N/A
Weapon(s) of choice - Anything he can swing, Golf Bag With Assorted Sports Equipment, Hockey stick, Golf clubs, Baseball bats, Cricket Paddles, Mallet, Chainsaw, Sword
Occupation - Vigilante/Bouncer/Neighborhood Watchman/Building Caretaker/Apartment Maintanence/Handyman/Grocery Checker
Affiliation - TMNT
Species - Human
Height - 6′ 1″, 6’2″
Weight - 190 lbs, 185 lbs, 225 lbs. 235 lbs. with fully loaded golf bag
Hair color - Black, Brown, Blue
Eye color - Blue, Black
Era(s) - Mirage, 1987 series, First movie, Third movie, Fourth movie, Image, 2003 series, Dreamwave comics, Lost Season, Fast Forward, Back to the Sewer, Video games
Voiced by - Pat Fraley (1987 series), Issei Futamata and Akio Ohtsuka (1987 series Japanese), Elias Koteas (1st and third movies), Marc Thompson (2003 series), Chris Evans (4th movie), Hilarion Banks (Casey Jones Movie 2011)
Arnold Bernid “Casey” Jones is a character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Like the turtles, Casey Jones is a vigilante, and was created as a parody of vigilante characters that were in comics. Casey wears a hockey mask and cut-off biking gloves and carries his weapons in a golf bag over his shoulder. His weapons include baseball bats, golf clubs, cricket bats, and hockey sticks. He is a master of stealth, as he has never been caught by the NYPD despite his bizarre appearance. In recent installments, he appears as a love interest for April O’Neil.
Casey first appeared in the Raphael solo issue Me, Myself and I. Raphael runs into Casey beating some muggers and proceeds to stop him before the crooks are murdered. Jones and Raphael fight several times before making peace with each other. Later, he comes to the aid of the Turtles, Splinter and April O’Neil when they are attacked by the resurrected Shredder at April’s home. The seven escape, and retreat to a farmhouse in Northampton, Massachusetts that once belonged to Casey’s grandmother. Casey “officially” becomes a part of the Turtles’ family around this point, and the farmhouse acts as a second home to them all for some time.
In the Mirage series, Casey is extremely violent, even more so than Raphael, but mellows throughout the course of the series. In “Shades of Gray,” he accidentally kills a teenager who tried to mug him. The incident sent him into a drunken spiral, damaging his relationship with April O’Neil. His initial homicidal tendencies are especially present in his first appearance, although he never actually murders anyone in that instance
During City at War, Casey leaves the farmhouse and begins to drive to Los Angeles, planning to find April, but instead meets a pregnant woman named Gabrielle with whom he falls in love and marries. Gabrielle dies during childbirth and Casey is left to take care of her daughter, whom he names Shadow. After spreading Gabrielle’s ashes, Casey returns to New York with Shadow to stay with his mother. In a chance encounter, Casey is reunited with April when she comes to buy the apartment building owned by Casey’s mother. During this meeting it’s revealed that Casey’s real name is Arnold. Casey repairs his relationship with April and they begin dating. By volume four, he and April are married. They raise Shadow as their daughter and try to have a child of their own. Often Casey has been known to shout the term, “Goongala,” as a sort of battle cry.
Casey, in addition to working as a handyman in April’s complex, got a new job at another supermarket, this one in New York, where he became promoted to assistant produce manager. He jumped Donatello, thinking him to be one of the cyborgs he heard that earlier assaulted Donatello. He was nearly killed by Donatello when the Turtle’s Artificial Intelligence temporarily kicked in. When his daughter was kidnapped by Foot (under the employ of mob boss Antoine Puzorelli—her grandfather) he got drunk, then picked a fight with hoodlums and got shot. Taken to the hospital, he was soon greeted by Michaelangelo, who had rescued Shadow from the mob (TMNT Vol. 3, #6 – 8). Antoine Puzorelli then had his thugs put his apartment on surveillance in an attempt to locate his granddaughter. When April caught on to this and told Casey, Casey, April, and Shadow went into hiding in the Turtles’ current hideout in the mausoleum of Westwood Cemetery. Casey accidentally clubbed Raphael when he returned to the hideout, thinking him an intruder. He, April, and Shadow met back up with Leonardo and Michaelangelo when they brought brought Donatello to their mausoleum hideout, where he was then revived (TMNT Vol. 3, #11, 12 & 15). Casey was fired from his job at the supermarket when he called in sick and helped Michaelangelo and Leonardo kill the three Komodo Dragons and subdue King Komodo, appearing in a news broadcast his employer saw. He quickly received a ten thousand dollar reward for his efforts and a ticker tape parade ceremony in honor of him. When he later went to cash his check, however, it bounced (TMNT Vol. 3, #19 – 23).
In the original TMNT cartoon, Casey Jones is a crazed vigilante who goes after all sorts of crime, from murder to littering; apparently, adopting the “Filthy Harry” persona. He never takes off his mask in the series, even when once going undercover in a business suit, but does take of his trousers revealing his blue boxers. This version of Casey does not play a central role in the cartoon, nor does he have a relationship with April O’Neil. He is, however, one of the few interpretations of the character to wield an actual weapon; in his final appearance for the series in the episode Cyber-Turtles, he duels Shredder evenly matched with a sword (taken, ironically enough, from his golf bag). His most notable line is “When do I get to break something?”, and he also tends to call many villains “scuzzbuckets” and “lawbreaker”. He claims that holding back his urge to break stuff will give him an ulcer as he is so used to causing destruction while doing the “job” he loves.
In America, Casey was voiced by Pat Fraley, while in the Japanese version, he was voiced by Issei Futamata and Akio Ohtsuka (NHK-BS2 Version). He was more of a side character and appeared in only five episodes:
Casey Jones: Outlaw Hero
Corporate Raiders from Dimension X
Leonardo Cuts Loose
Night of the Rogues
Casey Jones appeared in the first, third, and fourth TMNT movies, as well as a self-titled fan film
In the first film, he is portrayed by Elias Koteas. Jones was first introduced to the Turtles in an altercation with Raphael. The two of them actually fought each other in a New York City park, just after Raphael stopped some punk from stealing a woman’s purse and Casey was about to beat them to a pulp for that whereupon Casey turns his aggression on Raphael. In the initial altercation, Jones used two Jose Canseco bats, which Raphael sarcastically asked if Jones in fact paid money for them, and a cricket bat to put Raphael in a garbage can.
Casey later sees Raphael alone on a rooftop surrounded by Foot soldiers. Jones proved to be very useful in a fight when he joined the Turtles while they were being attacked by the Foot Clan above April’s store. He is referred to by Michaelangelo as “Wayne Gretzky on steroids”. Casey Jones joins the Turtles to assist them against the Shredder and the Foot, and ultimately rescues Splinter from the Foot Headquarters. He also deliberately set the garbage truck to compact the Shredder.
After a rocky start, Jones developed a love interest with April O’Neil, and the two of them kiss at the end of the first movie. Casey Jones origins are not revealed, but he did tell April that he played hockey professionally before he got hurt less than a year afterwards.
Despite his significant role in the first movie, as well as his developing relationship with April O’Neil Casey is absent for the entirety of the second film. Oddly enough, he isn’t even mentioned.
In the third film Casey is once again portrayed by Elias Koteas. When the Turtles made their decision to travel to feudal Japan to rescue April O’Neil, Michelangelo recruited Casey to help Splinter keep an eye on Kenshin and the Honor Guards back home at were transported to the present when the Turtles would take their place in feudal Japan. Although very much subdued from the original film, Casey was still very much himself, and helped teach the finer points of living in the 20th century to the visitors from the past. Koteas also performs an ancestor of Jones named Whit, who like his descendant ends up helping the Turtles despite anti-heroic tendencies and he also shows a romantic interest in April, just like how Casey does.
It is implied that he had moved away for a time and has finally returned to New York.
Casey appears in the 2007 TMNT film, and is voiced by Chris Evans. Casey is now living with April, and it is shown that he has commitment issues because April is ready to get married but he isn’t. He works for April’s shipping company as a delivery man, spending his nights continuing his vigilante activities. Through this, he meets Raphael as the Nightwatcher, becoming his sidekick – though he claims Raphael is the sidekick. At the beginning of the film, he is the only character to know that Raph is the Nightwatcher-when he meets Raph in costume, the latter is at first confused; Casey states, “Wasn’t that hard, man. Y’know, you look like a big metal turtle,” and Raph says, rather despondently, “It’s that obvious, huh?” He is still pretty much the same person, but he is not as rough as he used to be. He assists the Turtles on rescuing Leo and saving the city from Max Winters’ evil generals.
Casey Jones: The Movie
Casey appears as the main character of the 2011 fan film Casey Jones. He is portrayed by Hilarion Banks. The film is an origin story which sees Casey take on the Purple Dragons to protect his neighborhood.
Contrary to earlier versions, Casey Jones becomes a more regularly recurring character in the 2003 TV series. He is voiced by Marc Thompson.
Arnold Casey Jones — first name rarely spoken (except by his mother) — first met the Turtles as a kid, though neither the Turtles nor Casey himself are aware of this fact. When he was pushed around by a group of bullies, they tried to teach him ninjutsu, but failed. However, their lessons inspired him to stand up to the bullies in order to save a friend, using one of their own hockey sticks to fight them. Casey’s modern-day battlecry originated from Michelangelo, who taught him to shout “Goro Goro Sama!” (literally, “Mr. Thunder”), which Casey ultimately garbled into “Goongala!”.
While Casey was still a kid, his father, Arnold Casey Jones Sr., refused to pay protection money to the Purple Dragons. His father’s shop was burned down as a result, and Hun told Casey to tell his father to pay up next time. Jones Sr. subsequently went to the police, but with no success; it is implied that the Purple Dragons later killed him for trying to turn them in. As a result, Casey developed a deep hatred for crime, the Purple Dragons in particular, and vowed to get revenge.
As he grew older, Casey became a vigilante and started hunting down crooks — particularly Purple Dragons — in the streets. Incidentally, fate brought him across the path of Raphael once again. Raphael stopped him from seriously injuring a gang of Purple Dragons, and the two fought with each other, but were brought back to their senses by their common enemy. Casey was at that occasion formally (re-)introduced to the Turtles; after that, they became close friends and allies. Casey Jones would help the Turtles out with various operations and the Turtles would return the favor. Through the Turtles, he met April O’Neil, for whom he quickly developed a romantic attraction.
In Fast Forward, it is revealed that Casey and April got married. Their line of descendants leads up to Cody Jones in the year 2105, who has become one of the Turtles’ greatest fans.
Back to the Sewer
Casy appears in Back to the Sewer. He and April have been taking care of the Turtles’ lair during their year-long absence, and during this time Casey was brain-washed by Kahn, a member of the Foot Clan and associate of the Purple Dragons. In the end, things get back to normal, and Casey ends up marrying April, with Raphael as his best man.
Casey Jones is a playable character in the NES and Sega Genesis versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters, and he appears in the background in War’s stage in the SNES version.
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Missions he rescues the Turtles if they lose all their health.
TMNT 2003 games- PS2/Game Cube/X Box/PC
Casey Jones is in the 2003 video game and the 2003 Game Boy Advance game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is a boss in Raph’s story mode, and if the player inserts a cheat code or beats stage 1 as Raphael, he will become a playable character in story mode. Casey is also an unlockable playable character in the He is also an unlockable alternate for Raph in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus.
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare, Casey appears mostly in the cutscenes. He and April O’Neil are imprisoned on a Triceraton spaceship during the first episode of the game. After being rescued, he briefly becomes playable in a shooter level, taking the place of Leonardo in the Player 1 position.
He is a playable character in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee. In Mutant Melee, he has a unique storyline in which he must get revenge on Shredder and the Purple Dragons for the death of his father. His ending reveals that he intends to seek a job as a Pewee hockey coach, the job he “always wanted had he not become a vigilante.” In each game, his appearance mirrors his initial 4Kids appearance (prior to the Back to the Sewers redesign); alternate seasonal (summer and winter) outfits are unlockable in Mutant Melee.
TMNT: Smash Up
He is a fully-playable base character with his appearance from the 2007 movie. He wields his hockey stick and is designed as a “Power” character with very powerful repel attacks.
The first Casey Jones action figure was released in 1989 the second in 2003. The Steel Cage Slam Set had Casey Jones. The Speedeez Nanotech Monster released in 2004 also came with a Casey Jones. The S.W.A.T. Assault Pack S.W.A.T. released in 2005 also came with a Casey Jones. Also a Casey Jones figure was released in 2007.
Casey is a fair hand-to-hand combatant, but his fighting speciality is the use of various battering sport implements, such as baseball bats, golf clubs, and cricket bats, of which he carries a fair selection in a spacey golf quiver.
In the 2003 series, Casey acquired some martial arts skills as an unwitting stooge of Master Khan during the year the Turtles spent in the future. However, he still prefers to go into combat with his battering equipment.
Casey Jones was created as a parody of vigilante characters that were in comics. Instead of having something tragic happen in his past that helped him choose the path to go out and fight crime on his own, Casey Jones was inspired to do the same, but just from watching too much bad TV, like “TJ Hooker” and “A-Team”. However, the 2003 series gave him a tragic backstory, as well as a semi-retconned backstory in Tales issue #59.
In the 2007 film TMNT Casey Jones was voiced by Chris Evans who also played the Human Torch, another wisecracking superhero, in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and the 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
In the 2007 film, there is a subplot, although very lightly touched upon, concerning Casey’s uncertainty of his own maturity and ability to commit to a stable lifestyle with April O’Neil. In an alternate ending that got halfway through the animation stages, Casey ultimately proposes with a wedding ring taped to the inside of her motorcycle helmet. This implies that Casey’s subplot may have been a much more prominent role in previous script versions. This ending is touched upon in the Game Boy Advance game based on the movie.
unlike mirage comics and the 2003 cartoon and the movies the 1987 Casey is never seen with his mask off.
Meaning:Descendant of Cathasach
Meaning:Pet form of Cassandra
Casey was first used as an honorary nickname for American folk hero Jonathan ‘Casey’ Jones. He acquired his nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, in Kentucky. Casey is also a last name, an anglicised form of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Cathasaigh. This means ‘descendant of Cathasach’, a name which itself means ‘vigilant’ or ‘noisy’. As both surnames and Irish names are currently ‘in’ it’s no surprise that Casey is popular in the US, but after a popularity peak in the mid-80s it was ranked 308th most popular name for boys in 2006.
“Dragons Rising” features a flashback of Casey’s father telling him the importance of doing “the right thing.” In the present, Casey relates this to Hun, who replies that he “was dead wrong!”
Casey’s name is taken from the folk hero of the same name.
Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Mark Caso … Leonardo
Matt Hill … Raphael
Jim Raposa … Donatello
David Fraser … Michaelangelo
Robbie Rist … Michaelangelo (voice)
Brian Tochi … Leonardo (voice)
Corey Feldman … Donatello (voice)
Tim Kelleher … Raphael (voice)
Paige Turco … April O’Neil
Elias Koteas … Casey Jones / Whit
James Murray … Splinter (voice)
Stuart Wilson … Walker
Sab Shimono … Lord Norinaga
Vivian Wu … Mitsu
Henry Hayashi … Kenshin
John Aylward … Niles
Mak Takano … Benkei (Honor Guard #1)
Steve Akahoshi … Honor Guard #2 (as Steven Getson Akahoshi)
Kent Kim … Honor Guard #3
Ken Kensei … Honor Guard #4
Travis A. Moon … Yoshi
Tad Horino … Grandfather
Glen Chin … Jailer
Koichi Sakamoto … Young Priest
Tracy Patrick Conklin … Sam
Edmund Stone … Dave
Jeff Kawasugi … Murata
Phil Chong … Rider
Yeon Kim … Blacksmith
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Marquez … Guard (uncredited)
David Chan …. producer
Raymond Chow …. executive producer
Roberta Chow …. associate producer
Kim Dawson …. producer
Thomas K. Gray …. producer
Terry Morse Jr. …. co-producer
Original Music by
John Du Prez
Film Editing by
William D. Gordean
James R. Symons
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith
Art Direction by
Set Decoration by
Ronald R. Reiss
Costume Design by
Steven Mack …. hair department head
Martha Preciado …. makeup artist
Art Levinson …. unit production manager
Terry Morse Jr. …. production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Cohen …. assistant director
Phil Dupont …. first assistant director: second unit
D. Scott Easton …. assistant director: second unit
Terry Leonard …. second unit director: additional unit (as Terry J. Leonard)
Michael D. Moore …. second unit director
John G. Scott …. assistant director
John G. Scotti …. second assistant director: second unit
Michael Williams …. first assistant director
Heath Berke …. set dresser
Jo Brown …. head scenic
Michael McCombe …. head greensman
Aaron Newton …. propmaker
Michael Sexton …. property master: second unit
Mike Smithson …. character sculptor
Jason Walser …. carpenter
Bob Warner …. painter
Toni J. Wolf …. scenic artist
Jerry T. Harris …. painter (uncredited)
Tracy Farrington …. property master
Bruce Robert Hill …. set designer
Joel Jaspan …. carpenter
Terry Kempf …. construction general foreman
Allen Lafferty …. plaster foreman
Allen Lafferty …. sculptor
Charles R. Lipscomb …. lead man
G. Lynn Maughan …. construction foreman
Kevin Bartnof …. foley artist
Bob Bowman …. first assistant sound editor
Robert Janiger …. sound mixer
Larry Kemp …. supervising sound editor
Kraig Kishi …. boom operator: second unit
Mark Lanza …. sound effects editor
George W. Scott …. boom operator
Bill Voigtlander …. adr supervisor
Marshall Winn …. sound editor
Michael C. Casper …. sound re-recording mixer
Giovanni Di Simone …. sound mixer: second unit
Dino Dimuro …. sound effects editor
Richard Dwan Jr. …. adr editor
Richard Dwan Jr. …. dialogue editor
Tom Gerard …. sound re-recording mixer
Scott Martin Gershin …. sound designer
Ellen Heuer …. foley artist
Special Effects by
Eric Allard …. creature effects supervisor
Tony Allard …. special effects technician
Gary D. Bierend …. animatronics technician
Janna Crawford …. creature suit fabricator
Stephen DeLollis …. special effects crew
Joseph P. Mercurio …. special effects
Vincent Montefusco …. special effects: 2nd unit-pyro/mech
Dawn M. Severdia …. special effects makeup coordinator
Beecher Tomlinson …. special effects
Gilbert A. Mosko …. foam lab (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Richard Cross …. motion control technician
Jesse Silver …. matte artist
Barbara Bernhardt …. stunts
Tony Lee Boggs …. utility stunts
Gary Lauder …. stunts
Bruce Le …. stunt coordinator
Alan Liu …. stunts
Bobby Lovgren …. stunts
Anthony Marquez …. stunt actor: soldier
Anthony Marquez …. stunt double: Leonardo
David McKeown …. stunts
Billy Morts …. stunts (as William Morts)
Ho-Sung Pak …. turtle fight double: Raphael
Hoyoung Pak …. stunts
Will Cascio …. stunts
Nick Palma …. stunts
James Pratt …. stunts (as Jim Pratt)
Danny Virtue …. horse stunts staging
Danny Virtue …. stunts
Mark Warrick …. stunts (as Mark Warrack)
Carlos Pesina …. stunt double: Elias Koteas (uncredited)
Bill Shaw …. stunt fighter (uncredited)
Phil Chong …. stunts
Dale Frye …. stunts
Danny E. Glover …. stunts
Steven Ho …. turtle fight double: Donatello
Shishir Inocalla …. turtle fight double: Michaelangelo (as Allan Shishir Inocalla)
Pat E. Johnson …. stunt coordinator
Larry Lam …. turtle fight double: Leonardo (as Harry Lam)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Isenberg …. still photographer
Brett Mabry …. electrician
Rick Whitfield …. video assist coordinator
Pax Whitfield …. video assist operator (uncredited)
Rexford L. Metz …. director of photography: second unit
Aaron Newton …. grip: second unit
Jason Newton …. company grip
Louis Niemeyer …. first assistant camera: second unit
Daniel Pershing …. dolly grip
Reinhart ‘Rayteam’ Peschke …. gaffer
Frank Scheidbach …. best boy
Joseph D. Steuben …. camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Gilman …. costumes
Hans Meier …. costumer
Marienne O’Brien …. set costumer
Peter Greenwood …. effects costume technician (uncredited)
Joe Fineman …. post-production consultant
John Hendrickson …. assistant apprentice editor
Margaret Liu …. apprentice editor
Brad Dechter …. orchestrator
Larry Mah …. score mixer
Steven L. Smith …. music preparation
Scott Doyle …. transportation
Mark Bakunas …. production accountant
Barbara Bernhardt …. assistant martial arts choreographer (as Barbara Goldstone)
Chris Tsongas …. production assistant
Danny Virtue …. horse wrangler (uncredited)
Daniel S. Frisch …. production accountant
Pat E. Johnson …. martial arts choreographer
David Lai …. technical advisor
Chia-Liang Liu …. technical advisor
Joe Lotito …. production assistant: second unit
Rick Lyon …. animatronic puppeteer: “Donatello”
Karon May …. script supervisor
Peter D. Steinbroner …. production associate
JAPAN, 1603: A lone warrior races through the forest, being chased by four Samurai on horseback. The young man is captured by his pursuers, and taken to the imposing Fortress of Lord Norinaga. Inside, we see Lord Norinaga confront his captive, who we find to be his son, Prince Kenshin. Norinaga quarrels with his son, who is ashamed of his father’s actions in what he considers to be an unjust war. Just as Norinaga is about to strike his son down for disgracing him, we hear a gun shot fired. Enter Walker, a conniving English trader. He warns Norinaga that the rebels are about to attack. Guards take Prince Kenshin away, as Norinaga and his British allies prepare for battle.
NEW YORK CITY, The Present: We find the Turtles in their sewer abode, practicing their ninja skills. April appears to present gifts to the teen terrapins as they’ve offered to watch her apartment while she goes on vacation. She’s brought an odd scepter along to give to Master Splinter… which begins to glow with weird magic. In a flash, April disappears, and in her place is a man… Prince Kenshin!
April finds herself back in time, at Lord Norinaga’s fortress! Everyone there save for Walker thinks that she is a witch, and April tries to use this to her advantage by frightening the ancient warriors. Walker, disbelieving that April has any supernatural powers, defies her to shrink him. When she fails to perform the sorcery, guards haul her away.
Back in New York, Donatello and Splinter have determined that the scepter is a time-switch device, and for the Turtles to use it, people from the past will be brought to the present. The Turtles get their friend Casey Jones to guard the people from the past that will appear when the TMNT go back in time to find April. Donatello determines that the staff’s powers will only work for 60 hours, and after that time, if the Turtles don’t come back, they’ll be stuck in the past! Don activates the scepter, and in a blinding flash, the Turtles are gone! In their place we see four very confused Samurai… the four Honor Guards of Lord Norinaga!
The Turtles pop back in time into the middle of the battle between Norinaga’s forces and the rebels! They’re on horseback and decked out in full Honor Guard Samurai regalia! Michaelangelo ends up backwards on his horse, and it gallops out of control into the forest! He is attacked and dismounted. The leader of the rebellion, Mitsu, is shocked to find a giant Turtle under the helmet, and she orders Mikey to be carted off to the rebel village.
As night falls, the 3 remaining Turtles sneak into Norinaga’s keep in attempt to rescue April. Walker is talking with Norinaga, who has just learned that his four Honor Guards have disappeared, along with the Sacred Scepter! Walker argues that Norinaga must buy his guns to quell the rebellion, while Norinaga fears that all is lost now that the scepter has vanished.
The Turtles follow Walker’s henchman Niles, and he inadvertently leads the TMNT to April in Norinaga’s dungeon. April finds an escape route, and she and the Turtles fight their way to escape. They are accompanied by a prisoner named Whit, who looks amazingly like Casey Jones! It seems that he was jailed for mutiny, and he is as eager to leave this place as April and the Turtles are.
Norinaga, when discovering April’s escape, prepares to punish Niles. Walker is able to prevent his henchmen from being toasted, however.
The Turtles are now in the forest, basking in its ancient beauty. Suddenly, rebel forces ambush them, thinking that they are Norinaga’s Honor Guard! Donatello removes his helmet, and the rebels are shocked to see more giant Turtles! The TMNT are taken to meet Mitsu, who exclaims that they are like”the other one.” The Turtles realize that Mikey is with the rebels and rejoice in the knowledge that they’ll soon be reunited. As they head back to the rebel village, they see smoke rising from it! Walker and his men are burning the town, looking for the scepter and Prince Kenshin. As the Turtles and the rebel warriors rush to save the town, we see a young boy trapped in a burning home. Mikey rescues the child and Leo saves his life by performing CPR. Mitsu now knows that the Turtles are good, and welcomes them. The Turtles remember that they need the scepter to get back home… and they’re running out of time! They go in search for it, as Whit and April help the townspeople rebuild their homes. When the Turtles can’t find the scepter, Donatello comes up with the unlikely scheme of creating a new one! April is very skeptical!
Meanwhile in the present, Casey Jones keeps the four Honor Guard busy by teaching them to play hockey!
Back in the past, Michaelangelo introduces the villagers to pizza, and Whit tries to convince April to take him back to New York City. Donatello’s scepter is finished, but Leonardo drops it and it breaks! It seems as if the TMNT are trapped in the past! Just then, Mitsu walks in and announces that Norinaga will attack in the morning! The Turtles decide to join Mitsu and her people to fight the overlord.
That night, Raph and Yoshi hang out. Raphael gives Yoshi a yo-yo, and the boy wanders off. When he returns, he brings the Sacred Scepter! As everyone argues about who hid the scepter, Whit holds a knife to Mitsu’s throat and demands the scepter!
Whit takes Mitsu to Norinaga, and tells the Daimyo that she has kidnapped his son Prince Kenshin. Mitsu then tells Lord Norinaga that Whit is holding the Sacred Scepter. Mitsu attacks Norinaga but is stopped by Walker, and she is taken to the dungeon. Whit tries to cut a deal with Walker, using the Sacred Scepter as a bargaining chip.
The Turtles break into the castle once again to save Mitsu and the other rebel captives. As the heroes attempt their escape, they run headlong into Lord Norinaga and his men, and a battle ensues. Michaelangelo is injured accidentally by Mitsu! Leonardo manages to beat Norinaga in a sword fight, and captures him in a giant bell! Things are going great for the Turtles when Walker takes April hostage at gun point. Leo challenges the vile Brit, and Walker fires a cannon at the bold Turtle… but misses Leo and hits the bell that imprisons Norinaga! Walker tries to flee with the Sacred Scepter, but the Turtles catch up with him. Walker tosses the staff into the air, but the TMNT manage to catch it before it hits the ground and breaks! A fireball explodes from nowhere, knocking Walker off the top of the castle and into the moat waiting far below.
Back in New York, Casey realizes that it’s time to send the real Honor Guard back to the past… but he’s taken them out to a nightclub! They hurry back to the sewer.
The Turtles finally have the Sacred Scepter and the rebels have finally defeated the evil overlord Norinaga. As the TMNT prepare to use the scepter, Mikey, Raph and Leo decide that they’d like to stay in the past, where they are welcome and happy. Don says no way! As they argue, the magic staff activates! With a flash, the TMNT and April are gone!
Back in the sewer, the four Honor Guard and Prince Kenshin have vanished, and in their place we see April and the Turtle team. Casey and Splinter welcome the Turtles and April home. Michaelangelo laments for a moment, but quickly realizes that home is where the heart is… even if home is a sewer!