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Michael Treanor


April 17, 1979 (age 42)

Los Angeles, California, USA

Height: 5' 8" (1,73 m)

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Blonde

Years Active: 1990 - 1995


Michael Treanor was born in Los Angeles, California on April 17, 1979. He is the youngest child of Richard Treanor and Peggy. He has a sister Erin and two brothers, Adam and Brian.Michael has had a passion for martial arts since he was a child and trained in both Tae Kwon Do and karate. At the age of twelve he achieved a black belt. By the age of thirteen he achieved second degree black belt.

Around the time he achieved his seocnd degree black belt, he was brought to the attention of the casting director for the first film in the 3 Ninjas quartet. In 1992, Treanor was awarded the part of Samuel "Rocky" Douglas Jr. after he was advised to audition for the film by the casting director. Treanor appeared in the first two recorded installments of the 3 Ninjas series, although eventually the third filmed movie 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up was released after he turned the role down. Acting was not a lifestyle Michael enjoyed and he pined for normality so he turned down the chance to do 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994) and the role went to Sean Fox instead.

Treanor has not appeared in any films since 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up. By the age of sixteen, Michael had advanced to a third degree black belt. Treanor studied computer science at a university and now has resided in Woodland Hills, California. He also did a stint as a barman in a Malibu club. He has worked in the financial services industry for a firm in the Washington, D.C. area. He still continues to train in martial arts as an adult.




  • His elder sister Erin was an extra in 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1992). She featured in the pizza parlour scene.
  • Between scenes, Max and Chad would often playfight with Michael. Because he was a significantly larger and better martial artist then they were, they often had to gang up on him, two to one. Max would distract Michael while Chad tried to strike his balls, as these were the only two parts of his body that Chad was strong enough to hurt.