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Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

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    • April 7th, 1954
Jackie Chan (Chinese: 成龍; born 7 April 1954), born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films. Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school. In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung.   He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

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Filmography

Acting (107 Credits)

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2022Snafu as Luo Feng
2020Vanguard as Tang Huanting
2019The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang as Pu Songling
2019Iron Mask as Master
2019The Climbers as Yang Guang (Old)
2017Kung Fu Yoga as Jack
2017Bleeding Steel as Lin DongWatch Free
2017The Foreigner as Quan Ngoc Minh
2017Earth: One Amazing Day as Narrator (voice)
2017The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature as Mr. Feng (voice)
2017The Lego Ninjago Movie as Master Wu (voice)
2016Skiptrace as Bennie ChanWatch Free
2016Railroad Tigers as Ma Yuan
2016Kung Fu Panda 3 as Monkey (voice)
2015Dragon Blade as Huo Han
2015Monkey King: Hero Is Back
2013Police Story: Lockdown as Detective Zhong Wen
2013Personal Tailor as Pan-Pacific host [Cameo]
2012Chinese Zodiac as Jackie / Asian Hawk
2012I Am Bruce Lee as Actor on Enter the Dragon (archive footage) (uncredited)
20111911 as Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang
2011Shaolin as Wu Dao
2011Kung Fu Panda 2 as Monkey (voice)
2010Little Big Soldier as The Liang soldier
2010The Spy Next Door as Bob Ho
2010The Karate Kid as Mr. Han
2010Kung Fu Panda Holiday as Monkey (voice)
2009Shinjuku Incident as Steelhead
2009The Founding of a Republic as 记者
2008The Forbidden Kingdom as Old Hop / Lu Yan
2008Kung Fu Panda as Master Monkey (voice)
2007Rush Hour 3 as Chief Insp. Lee
2006Rob-B-Hood as Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho)
2005The Myth as General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan
2004Around the World in 80 Days as Passepartout / Lau Xing
2004New Police Story as Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
2004The Twins Effect II as Lord of Armour
2004Enter the Phoenix as Mr. Chan (cameo)
2003Shanghai Knights as Chon Wang
2003The Medallion as Eddie Yang
2003The Twins Effect as Jackie Fong
2002The Tuxedo as Jimmy Tong
2002Golden Chicken as archive footage
2001Rush Hour 2 as Chief Insp. Lee
2001The Accidental Spy as Buck Yuan
2000Shanghai Noon as Chon Wang
2000Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey as (archive footage)
1999Gorgeous as Chi Wu
1999Gen-X Cops as Poor Fisherman (Cameo)
1999King of Comedy as Stunt double on set [Cameo]
1998Rush Hour as Chief Inspector Lee
1998Who Am I? as Lee / Who am I
1997Mr. Nice Guy as Jackie
1997An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn as Jackie Chan
1996First Strike as Insp. Chan Ka Kui
1995Rumble in the Bronx as Keung
1995Thunderbolt as Chan Foh To
1994The Legend of Drunken Master as Wong Fei-hung
1993Crime Story as Inspector Eddie Chan
1993City Hunter as Ryo Saeba
1993Supercop 2 as Insp. Chan Ka Kui
1992Supercop as Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng
1992Twin Dragons as Ma Yau / Wan Ming
1991Operation Condor as Jackie (Asian Hawk) (Asian Condor)
1990The Prisoner as Da Chui / Steve
1989Miracles: The Canton Godfather as Kuo Chen-Wah
1988Police Story 2 as Chan Ka Kui
1988Dragons Forever as Jackie Lung
1987Project A 2 as Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung
1986Armour of God as Jackie Condor
1985Police Story as Chan Ka Kui
1985Heart of Dragon as Fung / Ah Tad / Tat
1985The Protector as Billy Wong
1985My Lucky Stars as Muscles
1985Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars as Muscles
1984Wheels on Meals as ThomasWatch Free
1984Cannonball Run II as Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
1983Fantasy Mission Force as Sammy
1983Fearless Hyena 2 as Ching Lung / Stone
1983Project A as Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung
1983Winners & Sinners as Cop #7086
1982Dragon Lord as Lung / Dragon Ho
1981The Cannonball Run as Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver
1980The Young Master as Lung
1980Battle Creek Brawl as Jerry KwanWatch Free
1979Dragon Fist as Tang Hao Yun
1979The Fearless Hyena as Chan
1978Spiritual Kung Fu as Yi-Lang
1978Half a Loaf of Kung Fu as Master Chang
1978Magnificent Bodyguards as Ting ChungWatch Free
1978She he ba bu as Hsu Yin-Fung
1978Drunken Master as Wong Fei-Hung
1978Snake in the Eagle's Shadow as Chien Fu
1977The 36 Crazy Fists as Man in opening scene [Cameo]
1977To Kill with Intrigue as Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)
1976Shaolin Wooden Men as Little Mute
1976New Fist of Fury as Ah Lung
1976The Killer Meteors as Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin
1976The Hand of Death as Little Tan
1973Not Scared to Die as Shi Tzer
1973Snake Fist Fighter as Hsiao Hu
1973Rumble in Hong Kong as Gang Leader
1973Enter the Dragon as Guard
1972Hapkido as Black Bear student
1972Fist of Fury as Student (uncredited)
1971A Touch of Zen as Extra
1966Come Drink with Me as Extra

Himself (8 Credits)

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2019Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks as Himself (archive footage)
2014As the Light Goes Out as Himself [Cameo]
2009How Bruce Lee Changed the World as Himself
2009Looking for Jackie as Himself
2000Jackie Chan Adventures as HimselfWatch Free
1999Jackie Chan: My Stunts as Himself
1998Jackie Chan: My Story as Himself
1984Bruce Lee, the Legend as Himself (archive footage)

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