Ernie Reyes, Jr. (born January 15, 1972
in San Jose, California), is a Taekwondo practitioner and actor. The
grandson of Filipino immigrants, Reyes Jr. began to practice the art at
the age of four, under the tutelage of his father,
Ernie Reyes Sr. He has
two brothers and two sisters.
Reyes Jr. continued his education in martial arts through his childhood,
and, by 1979, he was fighting adult competitors at tournaments. Some of
his opponents were black belt bearers.
Ernie Reyes Sr. admired his son's techniques, and, by 1983, Ernie Jr.
had joined his father's group, the "West Coast Demo Team". Through his
father's connections, Reyes met such Martial Arts and movie stars as
Tony Thompson and Cynthia Rothrock.
When Ernie Jr. was twelve, he turned his attention to acting. Having met
with Berry Gordy, he was given a part in The Last Dragon.
clip of Ernie in Action (MPEG)
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Ernie Reyes Jr. Official
Jr. Movies - DVD
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Movies - VHS