‘Turtles’ was by far my favourite TV show when I was growing up. It would be the show that I would wanna watch more than anything. We’d record it on the big VHS tapes, and I’d watch it before school, after school, on the weekend, wear the costume, have all the weapons.
Every Halloween for six years, I was a Ninja Turtle, and Mikey was my favorite. The turtles really made me who I am today. They got me into martial arts, meditation, surfing, skateboarding; big time influence on who I am today.
Gosh, I love saying ‘Booyakasha!’ I keep finding new ways to say it. I love saying ‘Booyakasha.’
I became third in the U.S. as a junior pro surfer.
I do as much outdoor stuff as I can. What I’ve done is I bought a house in the middle of Hollywood, but I live in the forest. I literally live in an area that looks kind of like where I camped as a kid, but in the middle of Hollywood. It’s called Laurel Canyon.
I don’t watch TV. Only while I’m doing it do I see it, really. So I don’t know anything. I only know old reggae artists. So that’s my thing. Old reggae artists and martial arts.
I got to work with Paul Walker. He’s an angel. He was so sweet.
I grew up watching Mickey Mouse and going to Disney World, like, 2,000 times. Mickey Mouse is like my guru.
I love directing. I love creating things that I don’t necessarily even have to be in. I like creating worlds. So I’m getting into writing movies and selling movies and television shows and creating worlds that then get to live beyond me.
I park two blocks away from Nickelodeon studios and I hop on my skateboard and I skateboard the rest of the way to the studio.
It’s easier for a kid to have fun and have an imagination.
It’s either I have to be in the trees or in the ocean, otherwise I lose my mind. I have to get connected with nature, otherwise I don’t feel very good. And that’s what life’s about, feeling good, so nature knows best for me.
Love is the most ferocious and strongest force on the planet.
Usually for cartoons, I record them in the mornings from 9 A.M. to noon, then I have the rest of the day to do on camera. It actually gives me time to work on my own projects.