Dave Forman is a stunt man, actor, and costume performer who has played several suit roles in Jim Henson's Creature Shop productions, notably as Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also served as a stunt performer for the human pirates in Muppet Treasure Island.
Born to an Irish father and a Malaysian mother, Forman represented England on the tumbling squad of the 1980 World Games. Soon after, he was introduced to Rick Baker, who hired him to play an ape in Greystoke. He had also appeared, sans suit, in such films as Nuns on the Run (with Robbie Coltrane) and Empire State (with Martin Landau).
Stunt credits include work on Spies Like Us, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and The World Is Not Enough. More recently, he served as fight arranger on Batman Begins and stunt coordinator for the new Doctor Who series.
Creature Shop credits
- The Bear: Mother bear
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo
- The Flintstones: Dino (scenes mostly deleted)
- The Neverending Story III: Baby Rockchewer