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Allanah Faherty

It was a crazy 24 years ago that three brothers were renamed and given masks as they became the 3 Ninjas!

Together Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum fought to protect their grandfather Mori and father Sam against the villainous Huge Snyder and his henchman. The movie with its three ass-kicking brothers was truly awesome, and almost certainly inspired many of you to take up a martial art.

But 24 years is a long time in the life of a ninja, so what are our fave three up to these days? Take a look for yourself:

Michael Treanor as Samuel 'Rocky' Douglas

Age then: 13

Age now: 37

What he's been doing since: Following 3 Ninjas Michael Treanor starred in one of the sequels, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up, before quitting acting. Since then he has become a psychologist in L.A. Treanor received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety and trauma.

Max Elliott Slade as Jeffrey 'Colt' Douglas

Age then: 12

Age now: 36

What he's been doing since: Following 3 Ninjas, Slade also starred in 3 Ninjas Kick Back, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up, Apollo 13 and The Sweeper. After taking a 12 year break, he also has a credit in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon. These days it seems like Slade sings and plays guitar in the band Vishuda, and lives in Austin, Texas.

Chad Power as Michael 'Tum Tum' Douglas

Age then: 8

Age now: 32

What he's been doing since: After 3 Ninjas, Power also starred in Ruby Cairo, Shaky Ground, Baywatch Couples, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up, ER and Step by Step. These days Power is teaching and coaching football at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

Kate Sargeant as Emily

Source: The FW
Source: The FW

Age then: 12

Age now: 36

What she's been doing since: After 3 Ninjas, Sargeant also acted in the TV series Sister, Sister and the TV movie Freaky Friday. However, these days she works behind the camera trying her hand at casting, producing, directing and writing on TV shows and movies such as Justice, Burn Notice, Castle, CSI: Cyber and Superman Returns.

Alan McRae as Sam Douglas

Age then: 46

Age now: 70

What he's been doing since: 3 Ninjas Kick Back, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, The West Wing, Ascension, Poet Heads, The Funtastix, Always

Margarita Franco as Jessica Douglas

Age then: 39

Age now: 63

What she's been doing since: Breaking Pan with Sol, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, NYPD Blue, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, The Pretender, Chicago Hope, Norm, Malcolm in the Middle, The Middle and Anger Management

Victor Wong as Grandpa Mori Tanaka

Age then: 65

Age now: Sadly Victor Wong died on September 12, 2001 at the age of 74.

What he did after 3 Ninjas: Long Min, The Ice Runner, The Joy Luck Club, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Zheng qi er, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up, The Adventurers, Jade, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Poltergeist: The Legacy, The Devil Takes a Holiday, Paper Dragons, Seven Years in Tibet, Search, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain

Source: The FW, IMDb


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