Casey Jones was born and raised in New York City in a neighborhood overwhelmed with criminals and thugs. Becoming weary of all the bad men in his stomping ground he bought several book on martial arts combat, and began intense physical training to combat the threatening thugs.His first meeting with any of the Ninja Turtles is when he came coincidentally by as Raphael was being mugged. The Hockey Masked Vigilante helped the turtle in need, but the two came to blows in their initial meeting, which came to a peace shortly after. It's not until later when Casey comes to assist the Ninja Turtles along with Splinter and April O'Neil when the resurrected Shredder attacks them at April's home. Casey Jones escapes with his allies after the battle and takes them to his grandmother's old farmhouse in Northhamptom, Massachusetts. At this time Casey "officially" joins the Turtle family.
Early on Mr. Jones is depicted as an extremely violent character, his first appearance in Raphael #1, Casey is mercilessly beating on two thugs and almost kills them, but Raph comes by and stops him. However, Casey does cool off of his overly violent tendencies throughout the course of his mythos; although he does accidentally kill a teenager who tries mugging him in the "Shades of Gray" story line. The assault led him into a downward drunken spiral, damaging the relationship he had with April.
During the story line "City at War", Casey decides to leave the farmhouse planning to look for April, who had previously left. Instead of locating April, he meets a woman named Gabrielle, who is pregnant at the time. Gabrielle and Casey fall in love and get married, but tragically the new bride has complications and dies during child birth, leaving Casey to take care of her daughter, which he names her, Shadow.
After Casey spreads the ashes of Gabrielle, he takes Shadow back to New York to stay with his mother. In a serendipitous meeting, Casey Jones is reunited with April, who is there to buy the apartment building from Casey's mother. We also find out Casey's first name is Arnold in the ordeal. At this time Casey begins to repair his damaged relationship with April, and the two begin dating. Later the two eventually get married and the couple adopt and raise Shadow, along with trying to have a child of their own.
IDW has relaunched the series with Kevin Eastman writing the stories. Here in this continuity, Casey's full name is 'Casey Arnold Jones.' His father, Arnie, was once a professional Goalie until his wife contracted cancer, in which this time everything went downhill afterwards. Arnie relied on alcohol to cope with his loss, while Casey flourished in High School hockey with a epic slap-shot.
In her last breath, Casey's mother made him promise to take care of his father despite his repeated maltreatment. Later on throughout his high school hockey career, he received a scolarship for D1 hockey in New York Tech. Unfortunately, his grades were not up to it and was put on academic probation; he needed to pull his grades up to keep the scolarship and pay rent. During his free time, he is depicted to wear his father's hockey mask and arms himself with an array or hockey sticks, golf clubs, baseball and/or cricket bats and goes out every night to beat crooks as a way to vent his frustations with college hockey, academics and father issues.
One night while fighting crimes, Casey Jones was found outnumbered and was then violently beaten until Raphael, a street-level vigilante at the time, came to save his life. The two quickly became good friends and fought alongside each other until Raph was reunited with his family, who were apparently searching for Raphael during his solo adventures. At that point, Casey was introduced to and befriended the other three turtles, along with Master Splinter and April O'Neil as well.
One night after checking on his father at a local bar with Raphael, the two went off to search the city for crime, but a large group of Foot Ninjas finds them first. Greatly outnumbered, Casey is swiftly dropped with a hit to the back of the neck and Raphael is subdued shortly after. The Turtle is able to escape their captivity, but Casey is left behind. Raphael overheard where they were taking his friend, so the Turtles and Splinter went off in an attempt to save him. Unfortunately, Shredder knew they would arrive and this was all part of his greater plan. The villain than stabbed Casey in the torso and the groups began to fight. The team was eventually able to bring a severely injured Casey back to their fan, but Leo was captured in the melee. His wound is critical, but if they rush to a hospital, there appears to be a chance they can save him.
Teenage Mutants Ninja Turtles 1987 animated series
Casey is not a central character only showing up a handful of times and is mainly portrayed as a crazed vigilante who never takes off his mask, nor has a relationship with the T.V. reporter April O'Neil.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 animated seriesGoongala!
Contrary to earlier versions, Casey Jones becomes a more regularly recurring character in the 2003 series. He is voiced by Marc Thompson. Before the series starts, Casey's father's shop was burned down by the shows antagonists, Hun and the Purple Dragons, which gave him his hatred for unlawful acts. Casey sees the turtles as the brothers he never had in the program. As he grew older, Casey became a vigilante and started hunting down crooks — particularly Purple Dragons — in the streets. Incidentally, fate brought him across the path of Raphael once again. Raphael stopped him from seriously injuring a gang of Purple Dragons, and the two fought with each other, but were brought back to their senses by their common enemy. Casey was at that occasion formally (re-)introduced to the Turtles; after that, they became close friends and allies. Casey Jones would help the Turtles out with various operations and the Turtles would return the favor. Through the Turtles, he met April O'Neil for whom he quickly developed a romantic attraction.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Played by actor Elias Koteas, Casey is an ex-professional hockey player turned vigilante. He first runs into the turtles when he encounters Raphael when attacking some purse snatchers. Raph and Casey fight, then call a truce. Much like their comic counterparts.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Elias Koteas returns in the role of Casey Jones. He is there mainly to help Splinter who is watching four honor guards displaced by time when the four turtles travel back in time to rescue April.
Voiced by actor Chris Evans. Casey is in a relationship with April at the begining of the movie, he is also working for her shipping company as a delivery man. Through his vigilante activities at night he meets with Raphael, who is going around as a vigilante himself called "The Nightwatcher". Casey becomes Raph's sidekick, although Mr. Jones says Raphael is his sidekick.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES, Genesis, and SNES)
- NES - Playable Character
- Sega Genesis - Playable Character
- Super Nintendo - Appears in the background of Donatello's stage
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Missions (PC)
Casey jumps on the screen and saves the turtles when they lose their health.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2: Battle Nexus ( Game Boy Advance, Playstation 2, Xbox, Game Cube, and PC)
An unlockable alternate costume for Raphael
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee (Gamecube, PC, Playstation 2, and Xbox)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up
Although Casey Jones is mentioned several times in the Archie Comics version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he never makes an appearance.
Archie Adventure Series
Casey never made an appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, though he does appear in the Archie comics adaptations of the first and third live action movie. Additionally, Peter Laird made a cover for TMNTA that was a direct tribute to Casey's first appearance in Raphael Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1; with the character Chameleon replacing Casey on the cover.
Casey was likely left out of this series as writers had established Warrior Dragon as April's love interest.