Gene LeBell

Gene LeBell

  • Born on
    • October 9th, 1932
Ivan Gene LeBell is an American martial artist, instructor, stunt performer, actor and professional wrestler born in Los Angeles, California. LeBell has also worked on over 1,000 films and TV shows and has authored 12 books. Nicknamed "the Godfather of Grappling", LeBell is widely credited with popularizing grappling in professional fighting circles, serving as a precursor to modern mixed martial arts.

Starring Gene LeBell on Plex


Acting (26 Credits)

2019Through My Father's Eyes
2002Men in Black II as Subway Passenger (uncredited)
2001Rat Race as Veteran with Gun
1998Rush Hour as Taxi Driver
1997Double Tap as WallaceWatch Free
1994Ed Wood as Ring Announcer (uncredited)
1992Rapid Fire as Red Haired Serrano Gunman (uncredited)
1991Eyes of an Angel as Pit Bull Handler
1991Kickboxer 2: The Road Back as Referee
1990Loose Cannons as Grimmer's man
1987Blind Date as Bartender (uncredited)
1986The Golden Child as Drunken Biker (uncredited)
1982Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as Hood
1981Going Ape! as FaradayWatch Free
1980Raging Bull as Ring Announcer - Reeves Fight
1980Battle Creek Brawl as Stroke (as Gene La Bell)Watch Free
1979The Jerk as Con Man
1978The One and Only as Reigning World Wrestling Champion (uncredited)
1978I Wanna Hold Your Hand as Theatre Cop: Reese
1978The Bad News Bears Go to Japan as Mean Bones' Manager
1978Every Which Way but Loose as Biker
1975At Long Last Love as Boxer
1973Walking Tall as 2nd BouncerWatch Free
1973Slaughter's Big Rip-Off as Leo (uncredited)
1972Hammer as Referee
1961Blue Hawaii as (uncredited)Watch Free

Himself (1 Credits)

2012I Am Bruce Lee as Self

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