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Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan, 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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Apr 7, 1954 In Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The 7 Tyrants of Jiangnan 1962-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie The Foreigner 2017-09-29
Known For
Poster of Kung Fu Panda 3
Poster of Kung Fu Panda 2
Poster of Kung Fu Panda
Poster of Shanghai Noon
Movie The Foreigner Quan 2017-09-29
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie Triple Punch Collection Various 2017
Movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Super Eunuch Unknown 2016-01-07
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-07-21
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Movie Dragon Blade Huo An 2015-02-19
Movie As the Light Goes Out 2014-01-02
Movie Police Story: Lockdown Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie 1911 Huang Xing 2011-07-03
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie Jackie Chan - Mission Force Sammy ( Nebenrolle ) 2010-01-01
Movie The Spy Next Door Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Movie Little Big Soldier The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Movie Shinjuku Incident Steelhead 2009-03-22
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie Looking for Jackie Himself 2009-07-03
Movie The Founding of a Republic 2009-09-17
Movie The Forbidden Kingdom Old Hop/ Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie Wushu cameo 2008-10-23
Movie Rush Hour 3 Chief Insp. Lee 2007-08-08
Movie Rob-B-Hood Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie The Myth General Meng Yi 2005-05-11
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself 2004-07-31
Movie Enter the Phoenix Client of Julie (Cameo) 2004-04-08
Movie The Twins Effect II Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Movie New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Movie The Medallion Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
Movie The Twins Effect Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Movie Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family Jackie Chan 2003-08-22
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious himself 2002-12-10
Movie The Tuxedo Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Movie The Accidental Spy Buck Yuen / Jackie Chan 2001-01-18
Movie Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Джеки Чан 2001-01-01
Movie Rush Hour 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Movie Shanghai Noon Chon Wang 2000-05-26
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Himself 2000-09-09
Movie Gorgeous C.N. Chan 1999-02-12
Movie King of Comedy Stunt double on set [cameo] 1999-02-13
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie Gen-X Cops Poor Fisherman 1999-06-18
Movie Burn Hollywood, Burn 1998-02-20
Movie Who Am I? Lee / Who am I 1998-01-17
Movie Rush Hour Chief Insp. Lee 1998-09-18
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Police Story 4: First Strike Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1997-01-10
Movie Mr. Nice Guy Jackie 1997-01-31
Movie Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls 1996-09-10
Movie Rumble in the Bronx Keung 1995-01-30
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Thunderbolt Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie The Legend of Drunken Master Wong Fei-hung 1994-02-03
Movie City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie Project S Insp. Chan Ka Kui [cameo] 1993-10-21
Movie Crime Story Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie A Kid from Tibet Man at airport 1992-01-10
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie Police Story 3: Supercop Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Armour of God II: Operation Condor Jackie Condor 1991-02-07
Movie Island of Fire Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
Movie The Best of the Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie Miracles: Mr. Canton and Lady Rose Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Movie Dragons Forever Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Movie Police Story 2 Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-20
Movie Project A Part 2 Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Movie Armour of God Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Naughty Boys Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie The Protector Billy Wong 1985-07-11
Movie My Lucky Stars Muscles 1985-02-10
Movie Heart of the Dragon Fung / Ah Tad / Tat 1985-09-09
Movie Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars Muscles 1985-08-15
Movie Police Story Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Movie Pom Pom Motorcycle Cop #2 1984-02-22
Movie Wheels on Meals Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Cannonball Run II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Movie Winners & Sinners Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Fearless Hyena Part II Chan Lung 1983-03-04
Movie Project A Dragon Mi Yong 1983-12-22
Movie Fire Dragon Alan 1983-09-02
Movie Dragon Lord Dragon 1982-01-21
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie The Cannonball Run Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
Movie The Young Master Lung 1980-02-09
Movie The Big Brawl Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Movie Fearless Hyena Shing Lung 1979-02-17
Movie Dragon Fist Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Chien Fu 1978-03-01
Movie Magnificent Bodyguards Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie Half a Loaf of Kung Fu Master Chang 1978-06-30
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie Drunken Master Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie The 36 Crazy Fists Man in opening scene [cameo] 1977-01-01
Movie To Kill with Intrigue Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Movie The Face Behind the Mask 1977-05-13
Movie The Himalayan 1976-02-20
Movie The Hand of Death Little Tan 1976-07-15
Movie New Fist of Fury Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie The Killer Meteors Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie All in the Family Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie The Golden Lotus Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Movie Sex, Love, and Hate Unknown 1974-03-23
Movie The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1973-03-31
Movie Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Movie Fist of Anger Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie Police Woman Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Movie Fist of Unicorn 1973-03-01
Movie Attack of the Kung Fu Girls Japanese extra 1973-03-26
Movie Fists Of The Double K 1973-09-01
Movie The Awaken Punch 1973-05-23
Movie Chinese Hercules 1973-12-31
Movie Cub Tiger From Kwang Tung Ah Lung / Jackie (as Chan Yuan Lung) 1973-12-31
Movie Supermen Against the Orient 1973-11-29
Movie Enter the Dragon 1973-08-17
Movie Hapkido Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie Brutal Boxer Thug 1972-10-04
Movie The Blade Spares None Fighter 1971-04-30
Movie The Angry River 1971-05-12
Movie A Touch of Zen 1971-11-17
Movie Die Rache der Todesfaust Unknown 1971-06-24
Movie Lady of Steel a poor child 1970-02-27
Movie Come Drink with Me child 1966-04-07
Movie The 7 Tyrants of Jiangnan 1962-12-05
Movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar Kid 1962-12-05