He is portrayed in feature films by film martial arts legend Jackie Chan, who also plays the Mr. Feng from The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature , and in the cartoon series, Kung-Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness by James Sie, who also voiced the youngest animation in Jackie Chan in Jackie Chan Adventures . In the Japanese dub, Hiroya Ishimaru expresses it.
As revealed in Secret of the Furious Five , Monkey was the village prankster who played jokes on people as revenge for getting picked on when he was young, but was defeated by Master Oogway and joined the Furious Five.
Kung Fu Panda
Monkey is training to be the Dragon Warrior. He is shocked when Po becomes the Dragon Warrior, and he, along with the other members of the Furious Five, attempt to make Po quit, but he refuses.
He eventually fights Tai Lung with the Furious Five, but they are all paralyzed with the nerve attack (Monkey being the first one to get paralyzed).
He helps lead the valley people away from the valley so that they are not harmed in the battle between Tai Lung and Master Shifu, and they rejoice after Po defeats the escaped prisoner.
Kung Fu Panda 2
Monkey is on a mission to stop Shen, but is captured with the other members of the Furious Five. He escapes and fights Shen's wolf army, but is defeated. After Po is able to defeat Shen, the Furious Five rejoice.