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David Carradine

David Carradine

  • Born on
    • December 8th, 1936
  • Died on
    • June 3rd, 2009
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American character actor, best known for his role as warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series, Kung Fu  which later had a 1990s sequel series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. He was a member of a productive acting family dynasty that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor,  he appeared in more than 100 feature films  and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award.  The last nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Film projects that featured Carradine continued to be released long after his death. These posthumous credits were from a variety of genres including horror, action, western, martial arts, drama, science fiction and documentary. In addition to his acting career, Carradine was also a musician and pursued a directing career. Influenced by his most popular acting role, he studied martial arts. The child of a frequently married actor, "Jack", as Carradine was known in his youth,  had an unstable childhood. This instability would continue throughout his life as he himself was married several times. He was also frequently arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offenses which often involved substance abuse.  He died in June 2009 under unusual circumstances. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Carradine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (80 Credits)

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2013Night of the Templar as Shopkeeper
2011Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair as Bill
2010Dinocroc vs. Supergator as Jason Drake
2010Detention as Principal Hoskins
2010True Legend as Anton
2009Road of No Return as Mr. HoverWatch Free
2009Bad Cop as Det. HumesWatch Free
2009Archie's Final Project as Vargas
2009Crank: High Voltage as Poon Dong
2009Autumn as Philip
2008Kung Fu Killer as CraneWatch Free
2008Kung Fu Killer 2 as CraneWatch Free
2008Last Hour as Detective Mike Stone
2008Camille as Cowboy Bob
2008Kandisha as The American
2008Hell Ride as The Deuce
2008Death Race as Frankenstein (voice over)
2007Big Stan as The Master
2007Homo Erectus as Mookoo
2007Treasure Raiders as Pierre
2007How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) as Nick
2007Fall Down Dead as Wade Douglas
2007Epic Movie as Museum Curator
2006The Last Sect as Van Helsing
2005Brothers in Arms as Driscoll
2005Miracle at Sage CreekWatch Free
2005Ringers: Lord of the Fans
2004Kill Bill: Vol. 2 as Bill
2004Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon as Grand Master
2004Hair High as Mr. Snerz (voice)
2004Dead & Breakfast as Mr. Wise
2003Kill Bill: Vol. 1 as Bill
2002Balto: Wolf Quest as Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice)
2002The Outsider as Doctor Lucas Henry
2001The Donor as MikeWatch Free
1998The New Swiss Family Robinson as Sheldon Blake
1998An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island as Chief Wulisso (voice)
1998Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror as Luke Enright
1997Last Stand at Saber River as Duane Kidston
1993Kung Fu: The Legend Continues as Kwai Chang Caine
1992Evil Toons as Gideon Fisk
1992Roadside Prophets as Othello Jones
1992Double Trouble as Mr. C
1992Animal Instincts as William Lamberti
1992Waxwork II: Lost in Time as The Beggar
1991Karate Cop as Dad
1990Martial Law as Dalton Rhodes
1990Bird on a Wire as Eugene Sorensen
1989Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat as MardulakWatch Free
1989Future Force as John Tucker
1989Sonny Boy as Pearl
1989Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II as Dark One
1989Think Big as Sweeney
1988I Saw What You Did as Stephen
1987The Misfit Brigade as Col. Von Weisshagen
1986Kung Fu: The Movie as Kwai Chang Caine
1986Armed Response as Jim Roth
1986P.O.W. the Escape as Col. James Cooper
1985North and South as Justin LaMotte
1984The Warrior and the Sorceress as Kain
1983Lone Wolf McQuade as Rawley Wilkes
1982Trick or Treats as Richard Adams
1982Q as Shepard
1980The Long Riders as Cole Younger
1978Circle of Iron as The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha
1978Deathsport as Kaz Oshay
1978Gray Lady Down as Captain Gates
1977The Serpent's Egg as Abel Rosenberg
1976Cannonball! as Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
1976Bound for Glory as Woody Guthrie
1975Death Race 2000 as Frankenstein
1973Mean Streets as Drunk
1973The Long Goodbye as Dave aka Socrates (uncredited)
1972Boxcar Bertha as Big Bill Shelly
1972Kung Fu as Kwai Chang Caine
1972Kung Fu as Kwai Chang Caine
1971Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring as Flack
1969Young Billy Young as Jesse Boone
1969The Good Guys and the Bad Guys as Waco
1969Heaven with a Gun as Coke Beck

Himself (2 Credits)

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2019Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks as Himself (archive footage)
2011Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as Himself - Actor

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