Template:Infobox person Pete Ploszek (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor. He has appeared in Parks and Recreation, Shameless (U.S. TV series), and is set to portray Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) in Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film).[1][2][3]

Ploszek was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, the son of Karen and Michael Ploszek.[4] He graduated from St. Charles East High School in 2005. In 2009, he graduated from Princeton University, where he was a four-year member of the Princeton Tigers football, a varsity football team[5] and president of the University Cottage Club.[6] He earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the USC School of Theatre]] in 2012.



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Relased


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Parks and Recreation Ellis Episode: “Soda Tax”
2013 Shameless Goff Episode: “El Gran Cañon”


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