Michael Bay’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ Casts Splinter

EXCLUSIVE: Platinum Dunes has already found its Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Now the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles reboot has cast the sage mentor to the heroes in a half-shell. Seinfeld alum Danny Woodburn will play Master Splinter in the live action/CG hybrid directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Paramount will release the pic June 6, 2014. Woodburn’s recent credits include Mirror, Mirror and recurring roles on Fox’s Bones and Disney XD’s recently renewed Crash & Bernstein. He is repped by Global Artists Agency.

Comments (13)

  • Oh so now we are gonna have some human guy playing rodents when they could’ve hired an actual rat to play him,

    Comment by Jim The Rat — Monday April 15, 2013 @ 4:06pm PDT  
  • Awesome choice! A win for the good guys. Go Global!!

    Comment by hardworkappreciated — Monday April 15, 2013 @ 4:08pm PDT  
  • Couldn’t have gone wrong here. Wishing everyone success.

    Comment by Eilleen Rolfe Weinsteiger — Monday April 15, 2013 @ 4:22pm PDT  
  • ICEBERG, DEAD AHEAD!!!

    Comment by Richard — Monday April 15, 2013 @ 4:41pm PDT  
  • Good for Danny! One of the classiest guys in the biz!

    Comment by Betty — Monday April 15, 2013 @ 4:57pm PDT  
  • You GO, Danny W…Make Philly proud!

    Win 1 for The Splinter!

    Comment by Billy V. — Monday April 15, 2013 @ 5:21pm PDT  
  • YEAH! I LOVE HIM!!!!!

    Comment by Yeah for Danny! — Monday April 15, 2013 @ 5:35pm PDT  
  • Great choice!! Danny never let’s you down. Looking forward to it

    Comment by James Wolfson — Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 4:41am PDT  
  • That’s My ro-Dan-t. I’m your Mam!

    Comment by Carole Woodburn Rolfe — Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 8:19am PDT  
  • I was pretty excited about this movie until this. The character of Splinter is just as important as the Turtles and April. The choice of Mr woodburn proves how little the powers that be, and some of the comments above understand about the franchise. I’ve enjoyed Mr. Woodburn in a lot of things, but Splinter is way to deep for him to pull off.

    Comment by Fikile — Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 11:53am PDT  
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