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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 Project X 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 Project X Jackie Luo 2019-04-19
Movie The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang 2019-02-05
Movie Shanghai Dawn Chon Wang 2019
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2019
Movie Rush Hour 4 Lee 2019
Movie Operation Red Sea 2018-02-16
Movie Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask master 2018-08-16
Movie La Lego Ninjago pel·lícula Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Bleeding Steel Lin Dong 2017-12-22
Movie The Foreigner Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2017-01-06
Movie Operació cacauet 2. Missió: salvar el parc Mr. Feng (voice) 2017-08-11
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie Earth: One Amazing Day Narrator (voice) 2017-08-04
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-07-21
Movie The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short Master Wu (Voice) 2016-09-22
Series Chelsea Himself 2016-05-11
Movie Saving Mr. Wu (archive footage) 2015-10-02
Movie Dragon Blade Huo Han 2015-02-19
Movie Bruce Lee - Too Young to Die Himself [archive footage] 2015-12-12
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 The Adventures of Jinbao Jinbao [voice: Cantonese] 2012-08-10
Movie I Am Bruce Lee (archive footage) 2012-02-09
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Movie The Spy Next Door Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie The Legend of Silk Boy Xu Rongcun [voice] 2010-01-01
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Series 런닝맨 Unknown 2010-07-11
Movie Kung Fu Panda Holiday Monkey (voice) 2010-11-26
Movie Looking for Jackie Himself 2010-09-27
Movie Little Big Soldier The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Movie Shinjuku Incident Steelhead 2009-04-02
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie The Founding of a Republic Journalist 2009-09-17
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie The Forbidden Kingdom Old Hop / Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Movie The Myth General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2007-10-30
Movie Rush Hour 3 Chief Insp. Lee 2007-08-10
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie The Heavenly Kings Himself 2006-04-05
Movie Magic & Me Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Rob-B-Hood Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie The Twins Effect II 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 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 Golden Chicken 2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Movie Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family Jackie Chan 2003-08-22
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 Accidental Spy Buck Yuan 2002-01-01
Movie Golden Chicken archive footage 2002-12-26
Movie The Tuxedo Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Movie The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Himself 2001-12-18
Movie Rush Hour 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Movie Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Himself / Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie Shanghai Noon Chon Wang 2000-05-26
Movie Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years Himself (archive footage) 2000-04-17
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Himself 2000-09-09
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Movie Dragon Heat [Cameo] 1999-08-07
Movie Gen-X Cops Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie King of Comedy Stunt double on set [Cameo] 1999-02-13
Movie Gorgeous C.N. Chan 1999-02-12
Movie The Path of the Dragon Himself 1998-01-01
Movie Mr. Nice Guy Jackie 1998-03-18
Movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Jackie Chan 1998-02-20
Movie Mulan (singing voice) 1998-06-18
Movie Rush Hour Chief Inspector Lee 1998-09-18
Movie Who Am I? Lee / Who am I 1998-09-11
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie First Strike Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1997-01-10
Movie Face to Face Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself 1996-08-30
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 Himself 1996-07-22
Movie Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls (archive footage) 1996-09-10
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
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 Thunderbolt Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Movie The Legend of Drunken Master 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 Crime Story Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Project S Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo] 1993-10-21
Movie City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie Supercop Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie A Kid from Tibet Man at airport (Cameo) 1992-01-10
Movie Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania Himself (archive footage) 1992-01-01
Movie Beauty and the Beast [Singing voice] 1991-11-13
Movie Hi havia una vegada a la Xina. Part 2 [Singing voice] 1991-08-15
Movie L'armadura de Déu 2: Operació Còndor Jackie Condor 1991-02-07
Movie Island of Fire Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
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 Miracles Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Movie Police Story Chan Ka Kui 1988-03-16
Movie Dragons Forever Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Movie Superpolicia en dificultats Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-13
Movie Painted Faces Himself 1988-09-16
Movie Project A II Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-10-01
Movie Armour of God Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Naughty Boys Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie Ninja the Protector [unconfirmed Cameo] 1986-01-01
Movie Heart of the Dragon Fung / Ah Tad / Tat 1985-10-01
Movie Half a Loaf of Kung Fu Master Chang 1985-09-10
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 Jackie Chan - Invincible Fighter Himself (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Movie Ninja Thunderbolt [unconfirmed Cameo] 1984-01-01
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 Cannonball Run II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Winners & Sinners Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie Project A Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Movie Fearless Hyena Part II Ching Lung / Stone 1983-03-04
Movie Fire Dragon [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage] 1983-09-02
Movie Ninja Wars [unconfirmed Cameo] 1982-12-18
Movie Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Chien Fu 1982-11-05
Movie Dragon Lord Dragon 1982-01-21
Movie The Cannonball Run Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
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 Fearless Hyena Chan 1979-02-17
Movie Magnificent Bodyguards Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie Two in Black Belt [unconfirmed Cameo] 1978-01-01
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie Drunken Master Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie To Kill with Intrigue Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Movie The Face Behind the Mask [unconfirmed Cameo] 1977-05-13
Movie The 36 Crazy Fists Man in opening scene [Cameo] 1977-01-01
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie Hand of Death 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 The Killer Meteors Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie No End of Surprises Secretary Chen 1975-12-05
Movie All in the Family Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie The Golden Lotus Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Movie Village of Tigers Bandit 1974-01-12
Movie The Brutal Boxer Thug 1974-04-01
Movie Ambush [Extra] 1973-01-05
Movie Not Scared to Die Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie Fist of Unicorn 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 The Awaken Punch Thug 1973-05-23
Movie Freedom Strikes a Blow Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie Supermen Against the Orient Extra (uncredited) 1973-11-29
Movie The Heroine Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Movie Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend Himself (archive footage) 1973-10-14
Movie Fist to Fist Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
Movie Enter the Dragon Guard 1973-08-17
Movie Fist of Fury Student 1972-11-07
Movie Stranger in Hong Kong [unconfirmed Cameo] 1972-10-27
Movie Hapkido Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie A Touch of Zen Extra (uncredited) 1971-11-17
Movie The Angry River [Extra] 1971-05-12
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 2) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-30
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) Child 1966-08-23
Movie Come Drink with Me Child [unconfirmed] 1966-04-07
Movie The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian Brother Dong 1964-07-18
Movie The Love Eterne Extra (uncredited) 1963-04-02
Movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar Kid (as Yuen Lau) 1962-12-05