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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 橫掃江南七霸天
Latest Project:
movie The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang 2019-02-05
Known For
Poster of Live Wires
Movie 橫掃江南七霸天 2019
Movie The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang 2019-02-05
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2019
Movie Operation Red Sea 2018-02-16
Movie Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask master 2018-08-16
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Bleeding Steel Lin Dong 2017-12-18
Movie The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mr. Feng (voice) 2017-08-11
Movie The Foreigner Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie All I Have to Do Is Dream: Loose Canons' Best of 2014 Himself 2016-01-29
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Movie X-Men: Apocalypse Chan Ka Kui 2016-05-18
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 Grzimek Lee / Who am I 2015-04-03
Movie Bruce Lee - Too Young to Die Himself [archive footage] 2015-12-12
Movie Civil War Sickness Unknown 2015-07-23
Movie Monkey King: Hero Is Back (voice) 2015-07-10
Movie Saving Mr. Wu (archive footage) 2015-09-30
Movie As the Light Goes Out Himself [Cameo] 2014-01-02
Movie Goodnight Mommy Chief Insp. Lee 2014-08-29
Movie Shade Jimmy Tong 2014-12-18
Movie The Gifted Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 2014-09-03
Movie Police Story 2013 Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie What If Dragon 2013-09-07
Movie Personal Tailor Pan-Pacific host [Cameo] 2013-12-20
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012-02-04
Movie I Am Bruce Lee (archive footage) 2012-02-09
Movie The Adventures of Jinbao Jinbao [voice: Cantonese] 2012-08-10
Movie Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie Heaven's Door Unknown 2012-11-27
Movie Jan Delay - Hamburg brennt!! Live Wong Fei-Hung 2012-05-10
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Series Heiter bis tödlich - Nordisch Herb Bruder Yun 2011-10-25
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Series Blue Mountain State Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2010-01-11
Movie Little Big Soldier The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Movie Kung Fu Panda Holiday Monkey (voice) 2010-11-26
Series The Iron Empress Master Chang 2009-01-03
Movie Shinjuku Incident Steelhead 2009-03-22
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie For Sale By Owner Yi-Lang 2009-10-27
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 Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan Steelhead 2008-06-06
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie Autopsy Chon Wang 2008-08-24
Movie 28 Weeks Later Unknown 2007-04-26
Movie Rob-B-Hood Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2007-12-26
Movie Under the Bombs Eddie Yang 2007-09-02
Movie Magic & Me Himself 2006-01-01
Movie The Heavenly Kings Himself 2006-04-05
Movie Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Ah Lung / Jackie (as Chan Yuan Lung) 2006-03-24
Series Gelukkig je bent er Unknown 2006-09-01
Series The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye General Meng Yi 2006-04-14
Movie A Century of Light and Shadow Himself 2005-01-01
Series Dick and Dom's Ask the Family Bob Ho 2005-04-04
Movie Witches of the Caribbean Hsiao Tang 2005-07-08
Movie Found 2005-05-07
Movie Poirot: The Mystery of the Blue Train Lord of Armour 2005-12-24
Movie The Reading Room Jerry Kwan 2005-11-04
Movie The Myth General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2005-05-11
Movie Enter the Phoenix Mr. Chan [Cameo] 2004-04-08
Movie Hong Kong Fury (archive footage) 2004-02-09
Series Pornucopia Chan Lung 2004-06-16
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Master Monkey (voice) 2004-11-10
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 II Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Movie The Twins Effect Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Movie Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart 2003-05-19
Series Lady Wu: The First Empress Motorcycle Cop #2 2003-09-01
Movie Golden Chicken 2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Movie The Medallion Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie The Tuxedo Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Movie Golden Chicken archive footage 2002-12-26
Series Harry Hill's TV Burp Keung 2002-11-14
Movie Hong Kong Superstars Himself 2001-01-01
Movie The Accidental Spy Buck Yuan 2001-01-18
Movie The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Himself 2001-12-18
Movie Rush Hour 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Movie Anthrax Shing Lung 2001-01-01
Movie Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Himself 2000-09-09
Movie The Right Temptation Japanese extra 2000-08-19
Movie Gorgeous C.N. Chan 1999-02-12
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On Himself 1999-01-01
Movie King of Comedy Stunt double on set [Cameo] 1999-02-13
Series Strange World Chief Insp. Lee 1999-03-08
Movie Augustin, King of Kung-Fu [archive footage] 1999-08-25
Movie WCW Mayhem 1999 Insp. Chan Ka Kui [cameo] 1999-11-21
Movie Dragon Heat [Cameo] 1999-08-07
Movie WCW Road Wild 1999 Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1999-08-14
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie Gen-X Cops Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Movie Who Am I? Lee / Who am I 1998-01-17
Movie The Path of the Dragon Himself 1998-01-01
Movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Jackie Chan 1998-02-20
Movie Mulan (singing voice) 1998-06-18
Movie Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Himself 1998-08-18
Movie Bruce Lee: In His Own Words Himself (archive footage) 1998-07-01
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Rush Hour Chief Inspector Lee 1998-09-18
Movie Face to Face Himself 1997-01-01
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 Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls (archive footage) 1996-09-10
Movie Rumble in the Bronx Keung 1995-01-30
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 Himself 1995-07-22
Movie Thunderbolt Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Movie The Life of Bruce Lee Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie The Glass Shield Wu Dao 1994-09-16
Movie Barbarians at the Gate Jiang (as Jacky Chan) 1993-03-20
Movie Addams Family Values Monkey (voice) 1993-11-19
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1993 Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1993-06-13
Movie City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie Crime Story Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie Once Upon a Time in China II [Singing voice] 1993-09-16
Movie Project S Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo] 1993-10-21
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1993 Chan Ka Kui 1993-08-30
Movie The Curse of the Dragon Himself [archive footage] 1993-06-30
Movie Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania Himself (archive footage) 1992-01-01
Movie Police Story 3: Supercop Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Movie A Few Good Men Chien Fu 1992-12-11
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie A Kid from Tibet Man at airport (Cameo) 1992-01-10
Movie Armour of God II: Operation Condor Jackie Condor 1991-02-07
Movie New Kids in Town Master of Disaster re-edit [archive footage] 1990-10-05
Movie Tremors Chief Insp. Lee 1990-01-19
Movie Island of Fire Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
Movie The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1990-08-27
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 WWE Survivor Series 1988 Unknown 1988-11-24
Series Oishinbo Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1988-10-17
Movie Project A II Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Series Maxie's World Chien Fu 1987-09-14
Movie Ninja the Protector [unconfirmed Cameo] 1986-01-01
Movie Naughty Boys Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie Armour of God Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Hollywood Wives Ted / Tat Fung 1985-02-18
Movie Police Story Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
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 The Protector Billy Wong 1985-07-11
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Ninja Thunderbolt [unconfirmed Cameo] 1984-01-01
Movie Pom Pom Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo] 1984-02-22
Movie Cannonball Run II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Movie Meatballs Part II Chan Yuan Lung 1984-07-27
Movie The NeverEnding Story Old Hop/ Lu Yan 1984-04-05
Movie Flashpoint Cop #7086 1984-04-19
Movie Wheels on Meals Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Winners & Sinners Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie Under Fire Da Chui / Steve 1983-10-21
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Project A Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Movie Fire Dragon [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage] 1983-09-02
Movie Dragon Lord Dragon 1982-01-21
Movie Ninja Wars [unconfirmed Cameo] 1982-12-18
Movie The Cannonball Run Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Movie The Big Brawl Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Movie The Young Master Lung 1980-02-09
Movie Fearless Hyena Chan 1979-02-17
Movie Fists and Guts [Cameo] 1979-12-21
Movie The Glove Jackie / Asian Hawk 1979-12-01
Movie Dragon Fist Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Series Lillie Wong Fei-hung 1978-09-24
Movie Ishi: The Last of His Tribe Fong Ka Ho 1978-12-20
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie Magnificent Bodyguards Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie The 36 Crazy Fists Man in opening scene [Cameo] 1977-01-01
Movie The Late Show Jackie Chan 1977-02-10
Movie To Kill with Intrigue Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Movie Stunts Detective Zhong Wen 1977-06-01
Movie The Face Behind the Mask [unconfirmed Cameo] 1977-05-13
Movie The Himalayan Tseng's man 1976-02-20
Movie Stay Hungry Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1976-04-23
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie The Killer Meteors Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie Hand of Death Little Tan 1976-07-15
Movie New Fist of Fury Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie No End of Surprises Secretary Chen 1975-12-05
Movie He Is My Brother Poor Fisherman 1975-01-01
Movie All in the Family Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie The Golden Lotus Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Series Police Woman [Singing voice] 1974-09-13
Movie Bank Shot Unknown 1974-07-31
Movie Village of Tigers Bandit 1974-01-12
Movie The Heroine Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Movie Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Movie Ambush [Extra] 1973-01-05
Movie Not Scared to Die Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie None But the Brave Japanese 1973-05-09
Movie Fist of Unicorn Thug [Extra] 1973-03-01
Movie Supermen Against the Orient Extra (uncredited) 1973-11-29
Movie Freedom Strikes a Blow Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie The Awaken Punch Thug 1973-05-23
Movie The Laughing Policeman Cameo appearance 1973-12-20
Movie Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend Himself (archive footage) 1973-10-14
Movie Enter the Dragon Guard 1973-08-17
Movie Fist to Fist Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
Movie The Outfit Inspector Chan 1973-10-01
Movie Fist of Fury Student 1972-03-22
Movie Jeremiah Johnson Dragon 1972-09-10
Movie The Brutal Boxer Thug 1972-10-04
Movie Stranger in Hong Kong [unconfirmed Cameo] 1972-10-27
Movie Hapkido Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie The Blade Spares None Prince's fighter in the forest 1971-04-30
Movie A Touch of Zen Extra (uncredited) 1971-11-17
Movie Lady of Steel Beggar kid 1970-02-27
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-30
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) Child 1966-08-23
Series My Mother the Car Wong Fei-Hung 1965-09-14
Movie The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian Brother Dong 1964-07-18
Movie The Last Ride to Santa Cruz Little Mute 1964-03-28
Movie The Love Eterne Extra (uncredited) 1963-04-02
Movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar Kid (as Yuen Lau) 1962-12-05
Movie Tlayucan Big Soldier 1962-12-27
Series The Lawless Years Chon Wang 1959-04-16
Series The Adventures of Robin Hood Mr. Han 1955-09-25
Movie The Cowboy and the Indians Thomas 1949-09-15
Movie Indian Agent Jackie Condor (Jackie Chan) 1948-12-11
Movie The Return of Rin Tin Tin Muscles 1947-11-01
Movie Lawless Breed Client of Julie (Cameo) 1946-08-16
Movie The Gentleman from Texas Jackie Condor (Jackie Chan) 1946-06-08
Movie Live Wires Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1946-01-12
Movie Bedside Manner Si To 1945-06-22
Movie Why Girls Leave Home C.N. Chan 1945-10-09
Movie Enemy of Women Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1944-11-10