Check Out the Dudes Behind the New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Outside of Their Shells


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On Friday, America’s favorite mutant turtles are returning to theaters seven years after they were last seen on the big screen. Like the last time, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, are going to be computer-animated but also sharing the screen with live-action stars, such as Meghan Fox and Will Arnett in Michael Bay’s big budget (read: big explosions) version.

Sadly, that means fans of Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, and Alan Ritchson, won’t get to see the young actors in person in the film. And for Ploszek, they will not even hear him voice Leonardo. (Johnny Knoxville is taking the lead on vocals.)

But thankfully, we have a look at all the actors — minus the CGI — for those not familiar with the dudes portraying the reptiles on the big screen.

It really is a shame because fans of Ritchson may remember him from his brief role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and many underwear photo shoots from his days of modeling.

Alan Ritchson

And then there’s Fisher, who has been heating up the small screen as Mickey Milkovich on Shameless. On the Showtime series, he’s been shirtless a number of times in sex scenes he shares with his onscreen partner Ian Gallagher (portrayed by Cameron Monaghan).


Meanwhile, Ploszek and Howard are relative newcomers. Ploszek has had bit appearances on Shameless and Parks and Recreation. Meanwhile, Howard been making the rounds with small parts in everything from Sydney White with Amanda Bynes and as a junkie in Breaking Bad.

Now that you know what the men behind the shells look like the question is: Should you see it?

[Photos: Showtime/International Jock]

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