I want to cast the late and wonderful actor, Mako, in the role of the Whittler and I will because Dragons are eternal and so is Mako's art as an actor. Even though he's an American of Japanese, not Chinese decent, I think he's the perfect actor for this part.
Jeff Cohen may be well over 11, but he's a perfect Roger. Here's a bit of the action from Sign of the Green Dragon. Sam inched forward and aimed the flashlight inside. “Uh oh.” “What?” Joey gasped. “It’s a . . . well, kind of a . . . skeleton.” “Awww,” Roger screamed, ran, tripped, and sprawled on his stomach.