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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 Rush Hour 4
Latest Project:
Movie Ex-Baghdad 2019-04-19
Known For
Poster of Face to Face
Poster of The Chinese Detective
Poster of Shanghai Dawn
Poster of Rush Hour 4
Movie Ex-Baghdad 2019-04-19
Movie Shanghai Dawn Chon Wang 2019
Movie Rush Hour 4 Lee 2019
Movie 红海行动 2018-02-16
Movie Bleeding Steel 2017-12-22
Movie Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery 2017-12-31
Movie The Foreigner Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Operació cacauet 2. Missió: salvar el parc Mr. Feng 2017-08-11
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-09-02
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short Master Wu (Voice) 2016-09-22
Series Chelsea Himself 2016-05-11
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
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 Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2013-10-18
Movie 大兵金寶 Jinbao [voice: Cantonese] 2012-08-10
Movie 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie The Spy Next Door Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie 世博總動員: 世博冠軍湖絲仔 Xu Rongcun [voice] 2010-01-01
Movie 大兵小将 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 Running Man Unknown 2010-07-11
Movie Looking for Jackie Himself 2009-07-03
Movie 新宿事件 Steelhead 2009-03-22
Movie The Founding of a Republic Journalist 2009-09-17
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie The Forbidden Kingdom Old Hop / Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Movie Rush Hour 3 Chief Insp. Lee 2007-08-08
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie Sei dai tinwong Himself 2006-04-05
Movie Rob-B-Hood Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie Magic & Me Himself 2006-01-01
Movie The Myth General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2005-05-11
Movie New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie 千機變II花都大戰 Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself 2004-07-31
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie Enter the Phoenix Mr. Chan [Cameo] 2004-04-08
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-06
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 Golden Chicken 2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Movie The Medallion Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
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
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 Rush Hour 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Movie The Accidental Spy Buck Yuan 2001-01-18
Movie Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Himself / Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Himself 2001-12-18
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Himself 2000-09-09
Movie Shanghai Noon Chon Wang 2000-05-26
Movie Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years Himself (archive footage) 2000-04-17
Movie 龍火 [Cameo] 1999-08-07
Movie Gen-X Cops Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie 喜剧之王 Stunt double on set [Cameo] 1999-02-13
Movie 琉璃樽 C.N. Chan 1999-02-12
Movie The Path of the Dragon Himself 1998-01-01
Movie Mulan [Singing voice] 1998-06-18
Movie 我是誰 Lee / Who am I 1998-01-17
Movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Jackie Chan 1998-02-20
Movie 成龍的傳奇 Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Rush Hour Chief Inspector Lee 1998-09-18
Movie 一個好人 Jackie 1997-01-31
Movie Face to Face Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Top Fighter 2 (archive footage) 1996-09-10
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself 1996-08-30
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 Himself 1996-07-22
Movie 警察故事4之簡單任務 Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1996-02-10
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie 霹靂火 Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Movie Rumble in the Bronx Keung 1995-01-30
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie 醉拳二 Wong Fei-hung 1994-02-03
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie The Life of Bruce Lee Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Crime Story Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie Project S Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo] 1993-10-21
Movie City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie 警察故事 III:超級警察 Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Movie Hi havia una vegada a la Xina. Part 2 [Singing voice] 1992-09-16
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania Himself (archive footage) 1992-01-01
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 The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie Island of Fire Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
Movie Mr. Canton and Lady Rose Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Movie Police Story 2 Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-13
Movie Dragons Forever Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
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 Nui ji za pai jun Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie Police Story Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Movie 龍的心 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 My Lucky Stars Muscles 1985-02-10
Movie The Invincible Fighter Himself (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Movie Zhi zun shen tou [unconfirmed Cameo] 1984-01-01
Movie Pom Pom Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo] 1984-02-22
Movie Wheels on Meals Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Cannonball Run II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Movie Project A Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Movie Fire Dragon [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage] 1983-09-02
Movie 龍騰虎躍 Ching Lung / Stone 1983-03-04
Movie 迷你特攻隊 Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Winners & Sinners Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie Ninja Wars [unconfirmed Cameo] 1982-12-18
Movie Dragon Lord Dragon 1982-01-21
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
Movie The Cannonball Run Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Movie La fúria de Chicago Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Movie The Young Master Lung 1980-02-09
Movie Fists and Guts [Cameo] 1979-12-21
Movie Dragon Fist Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie 笑拳怪招 Chan 1979-02-17
Movie 黑帶恨 [unconfirmed Cameo] 1978-01-01
Movie Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Chien Fu 1978-03-01
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie Magnificent Bodyguards Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie Drunken Master Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie Half a Loaf of Kung Fu Master Chang 1978-06-30
Movie Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend Himself (archive footage) 1977-04-30
Movie To Kill with Intrigue Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Movie The 36 Crazy Fists Man in opening scene [Cameo] 1977-01-01
Movie The Face Behind the Mask [unconfirmed Cameo] 1977-05-13
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie The Killer Meteors Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie 少林門 Little Tan 1976-07-15
Movie New Fist of Fury Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie The Himalayan Tseng's man 1976-02-20
Movie 花飛滿城春 Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie No End of Surprises Secretary Chen 1975-12-05
Movie E hu cun Bandit 1974-01-12
Movie The Golden Lotus Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Movie Ambush [Extra] 1973-01-05
Movie Not Scared to Die Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie 麒麟掌 Thug [Extra] 1973-03-01
Movie Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Movie The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1973-03-31
Movie None But the Brave Japanese 1973-05-09
Movie Shi po tian jian Thug 1973-05-23
Movie Freedom Strikes a Blow Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie The Heroine Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Movie Supermen Against the Orient Extra (uncredited) 1973-11-29
Movie Enter the Dragon Guard 1973-08-17
Movie Fist to Fist Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
Movie Stranger in Hong Kong [unconfirmed Cameo] 1972-10-27
Movie The Brutal Boxer Thug 1972-10-04
Movie Hapkido Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie Fist of Fury Student 1972-03-22
Movie 鬼怒川 [Extra] 1971-05-12
Movie The Blade Spares None Prince's fighter in the forest 1971-04-30
Movie A Touch of Zen [Extra] 1971-11-17
Movie Lady of Steel Beggar kid 1970-02-27
Movie 兩湖十八鏢(下集) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-30
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) Child 1966-08-23
Movie Come Drink with Me Child 1966-04-07
Movie The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian Brother Dong 1964-07-18
Movie 梁山伯與祝英台 Extra (uncredited) 1963-04-02
Movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar Kid (as Yuen Lau) 1962-12-05