Real Name: Raphael
Identity/Class: Mutated turtle
Occupation: Ninja adventurer
Affiliations: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Splinter; Casey Jones; April; The Savage Dragon
Enemies: Shredder; The Foot
Known Relatives: Splinter (adopted father); Michaelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo (brothers)
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984)
Comments: Created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Nationality of creators: U.S.A.
Country of original publication/appearance: U.S.A.
Appearances and variations in other countries: None known
Original Media: Comics
Other Media: Live Action Cinematic Movies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (retitled as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the U.K.) from 1997 to 1995
Mutant Turtles: Chôjin densetsu hen (Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend), a Japanese OVA (straight to video anime) in 1996
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2003 to date
Live Action Television
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation from 1997 to 1998
Played by: In the first movie Josh Pais was Raphael's voice, Laurie Faso replaced him for the second movie, and Tim Kelleher the third; Kenn Scott was the body of Raphael in the first two movies, with Matt Hill playing the role in the third. Rob Paulsen was the first voice of Raphael for the original cartoon, with Michael Gough replacing him; Hiroyuki Shibamoto was the voice in the Japanese anime, and Frank Frankson in the latest cartoon. In the live action TV series, Mitchell A. Lee Yuen was in the suit and Matt Hill supplied the voice.
Contributors to this page: Thanks to Ed Arthur for additional information.
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