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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 Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu
Latest Project:
Movie The Mystery of the Dragon’s Seal 2019-08-28
Known For
Poster of Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong
Poster of Fist to Fist
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2020
Movie The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang 2019-02-05
Movie The Mystery of the Dragon’s Seal master 2019-08-28
Movie Namiya Namiya 2018-09-13
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie Earth: One Amazing Day Narrator (voice) 2017-08-04
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2017-01-06
Movie The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mr. Feng (voice) 2017-08-11
Movie Bleeding Steel Lin Dong 2017-12-18
Movie The Foreigner Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Movie The Lego Ninjago Movie Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Super Eunuch 2016-01-07
Movie The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short Master Wu (Voice) 2016-09-22
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-07-21
Movie Dragon Blade Huo Han 2015-02-19
Movie Monkey King: Hero Is Back (voice) 2015-07-10
Movie Saving Mr. Wu (archive footage) 2015-09-30
Movie Impetuous Love in Action Himself (Cameo) 2014-05-23
Movie As the Light Goes Out Himself [Cameo] 2014-01-02
Movie Police Story: Lockdown Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie Personal Tailor Pan-Pacific host [Cameo] 2013-12-20
Movie Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie I Am Bruce Lee (archive footage) 2012-02-09
Movie The Adventures of Jinbao Jinbao (voice) 2012-08-10
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-09-09
Movie The Spy Next Door Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie Little Big Soldier The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Series Running Man Unknown 2010-07-11
Movie Kung Fu Panda Holiday Monkey (voice) 2010-11-26
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie Shinjuku Incident Steelhead 2009-04-02
Movie Looking for Jackie Himself 2009-07-03
Movie Jackie Chan - Seine spektakulärsten Kämpfe 2009-07-30
Movie The Founding of a Republic Journalist 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 2007-08-10
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie Magic & Me Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan's Global Friendship Tour Himself 2006-05-01
Movie Rob-B-Hood Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie The Heavenly Kings Himself 2006-04-05
Movie A Century of Light and Shadow Himself 2005-01-01
Movie The Myth General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2005-05-11
Movie Hong Kong Fury (archive footage) 2004-02-09
Movie Enter the Phoenix Mr. Chan (cameo) 2004-04-08
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie The Twins Effect II Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself 2004-07-31
Movie New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie The Twins Effect Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Movie Golden Chicken 2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Movie The Medallion Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
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 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Movie The Tuxedo Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Movie Golden Chicken archive footage 2002-12-26
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Movie Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Himself / Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie Hong Kong Superstars Himself 2001-01-01
Movie The Accidental Spy Buck Yuan 2001-01-18
Movie Rush Hour 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Movie The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Himself 2001-12-18
Movie Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years Himself (archive footage) 2000-04-17
Movie Shanghai Noon Chon Wang 2000-05-26
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
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] 1999-02-08
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie Gen-X Cops Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Movie Augustin, King of Kung-Fu [archive footage] 1999-08-25
Movie Dragon Heat [Cameo] 1999-08-07
Movie Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie The Path of the Dragon Himself 1998-01-01
Movie Bruce Lee: In His Own Words Himself (archive footage) 1998-07-01
Movie Rush Hour Chief Inspector Lee 1998-09-18
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Mr. Nice Guy Jackie 1997-01-31
Movie First Strike Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1996-02-10
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 Himself 1996-07-22
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself 1996-08-30
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 Himself 1995-07-22
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Movie Rumble in the Bronx Keung 1995-01-30
Movie The Legend of Drunken Master Wong Fei-hung 1994-02-03
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie A Kid from Tibet Man at airport (Cameo) 1992-01-10
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie Operation Condor Jackie Condor 1991-02-07
Movie The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie New Kids in Town Master of Disaster re-edit [archive footage] 1990-10-05
Movie Island of Fire Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
Movie Miracles Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Movie Dragons Forever Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Movie Painted Faces Himself 1988-09-16
Movie Police Story 2 Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-13
Movie Project A II Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Movie Ninja the Protector [unconfirmed Cameo] 1986-01-01
Movie Armour of God Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Naughty Boys Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie My Lucky Stars Muscles 1985-02-10
Movie Police Story Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Movie The Protector Billy Wong 1985-07-11
Movie Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars Muscles 1985-08-15
Movie Heart of the Dragon Fung / Ah Tad / Tat 1985-09-09
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Pom Pom Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo] 1984-02-22
Movie Wheels on Meals Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Winners & Sinners Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Fire Dragon (archive footage) 1983-09-02
Movie Project A Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Movie Ninja Wars [unconfirmed Cameo] 1982-12-18
Movie Dragon Fist Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie Fists and Guts [Cameo] 1979-12-21
Movie Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Chien Fu 1978-03-01
Movie Two in Black Belt [unconfirmed Cameo] 1978-01-01
Movie Magnificent Bodyguards Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie Drunken Master Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie Half a Loaf of Kung Fu Master Chang 1978-06-30
Movie The Himalayan Tseng's man 1976-02-20
Movie New Fist of Fury Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie The Killer Meteors Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie Hand of Death Little Tan 1976-07-15
Movie No End of Surprises Secretary Chen 1975-12-05
Movie All in the Family Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie Village of Tigers Bandit 1974-01-12
Movie The Awaken Punch Thug 1973-05-23
Movie None But the Brave Japanese 1973-05-09
Movie Enter the Dragon Guard 1973-08-17
Movie The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1973-03-31
Movie Fist to Fist Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
Movie Freedom Strikes a Blow Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie Supermen Against the Orient Extra (uncredited) 1973-11-29
Movie Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend Himself (archive footage) 1973-10-14
Movie Hapkido Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie The Brutal Boxer Thug 1972-10-04
Movie A Touch of Zen Extra (uncredited) 1971-11-17
Movie The Blade Spares None Prince's fighter in the forest 1971-04-30
Movie Lady of Steel Beggar kid 1970-02-27
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) Child 1966-08-23
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-30
Movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar Kid (as Yuen Lau) 1962-12-05