Philippe Joly (Chinese: 狼森; pinyin: Lángsēn) is a french actor born in Moscow, Russia. Joly regularly plays the villain in Action films in Asia, and appeared alongside major actors in the region including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. In his role as Decimus in Jackie Chan’s film Dragon Blade, he shared the screen with American actors John Cusack and Adrien Brody, and French singer/actress Lorie Pester.
Recent projects include Juno Mak's latest film "Sons of The Neon Night" (Chinese: 風林火山), The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords (Chinese: 扫毒2天地对决), and the Chinese Sci-fi action film Ultimate Code (Chinese: 终极代码) in which Joly plays a lead role as the main villain alongside a Chinese cast and fellow french actor and Parkour founder David Belle.
Aside from acting, Joly is a supporter of independent filmmaking, and regularly writes screenplays, and directs short films in Hong Kong. He speaks several languages (French, Russian, Italian and English), is an avid practitioner of close-up magic and card manipulation, and has trained in various Martial Arts since the age of 5. While not a stuntman, Joly often has to perform stunts as required by the Action film genre and the type of characters he plays.