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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 Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask 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 Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask 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 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mr. Feng (voice) 2017-08-11
Movie Bleeding Steel Lin Dong 2017-12-22
Movie The Foreigner Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Super Eunuch 2016-01-07
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short Master Wu (Voice) 2016-09-22
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-09-02
Movie Saving Mr. Wu (archive footage) 2015-09-30
Movie Dragon Blade Huo Han 2015-02-19
Movie As the Light Goes Out Himself [Cameo] 2014-01-02
Movie Police Story 2013 Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie Personal Tailor Pan-Pacific host [Cameo] 2013-12-20
Movie I Am Bruce Lee (archive footage) 2012-02-09
Movie Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie The Adventures of Jinbao Jinbao [voice: Cantonese] 2012-08-10
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-09-09
Movie 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Movie The Spy Next Door Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie Little Big Soldier The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Series Running Man Unknown 2010-07-11
Movie Kung Fu Panda Holiday Monkey (voice) 2010-11-26
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Movie Shinjuku Incident Steelhead 2009-03-22
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie Jackie Chan - Seine spektakulärsten Kämpfe 2009-07-30
Movie The Founding of a Republic Journalist 2009-09-17
Movie Looking for Jackie Himself 2009-07-03
Movie The Forbidden Kingdom Old Hop / Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Movie Wushu cameo 2008-10-23
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie Rush Hour 3 Chief Insp. Lee 2007-08-08
Movie Magic & Me Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Rob-B-Hood Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie Jackie Chan's Global Friendship Tour Himself 2006-05-01
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 Enter the Phoenix Mr. Chan [Cameo] 2004-04-08
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie Hong Kong Fury (archive footage) 2004-02-09
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself 2004-07-31
Movie The Twins Effect II Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Movie New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Movie The Twins Effect Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Movie The Medallion Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
Movie Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family Jackie Chan 2003-08-22
Movie Golden Chicken 2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Movie The Accidental Spy Buck Yuan 2002-01-01
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-04-16
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 Hong Kong Superstars Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Rush Hour 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Movie Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Himself / Narrator 2001-01-01
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 King of Comedy Stunt double on set [Cameo] 1999-02-13
Movie Gorgeous C.N. Chan 1999-02-12
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie Gen-X Cops Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Movie Dragon Heat [Cameo] 1999-08-07
Movie Augustin, King of Kung-Fu [archive footage] 1999-08-25
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie Project A II Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-10-01