Ninja Turtles Casts Seinfeld Alum Danny Woodburn as Splinter
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now have their leader!
After casting Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Megan Fox as April O’Neal, director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Michael Bay have found Splinter. According to Deadline, Danny Woodburn will play the role of the mutated-rat sensei in Paramount Pictures’ Ninja Turtles.
Woodburn, who might be best known as Mickey on Seinfeld, also has recurring roles on Bones and the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein, and appeared in Mirror Mirror with Julia Roberts.
The controversial franchise reboot, which blends live-action and motion-capture, reimagines the title characters as aliens rather than pet-store reptiles who were transformed by exposure to radioactive goo. Ninja Turtles is schedule to open June 6, 2014.