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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 Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short
Poster of Fist to Fist
Poster of The Chinese Detective
Movie 橫掃江南七霸天 2019
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2018
Movie Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery 2017-12-31
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie The Shack himself 2017-03-03
Movie Bleeding Steel 2017-12-22
Movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie The Foreigner Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-24
Movie The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mr. Feng 2017-08-11
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Super Eunuch 2016-01-07
Movie Warcraft Journalist 2016-05-25
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-07-21
Movie Two Is a Family Jimmy Tong 2016-12-07
Movie Office Christmas Party Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 2016-11-25
Movie The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short Master Wu (Voice) 2016-09-22
Movie Blair Witch Old Hop / Lu Yan 2016-09-15
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Movie The Last Panthers Child 2015-10-26
Movie Dragon Blade Huo Han 2015-02-19
Movie As the Light Goes Out Himself [Cameo] 2014-01-02
Movie I Am Evel Knievel Lung 2014-09-10
Movie Noah Man at airport 2014-03-20
Movie Big Game Ma Yuan 2014-09-05
Movie Alan Partridge - Partrimilgrimage Little Mute 2013-03-11
Movie The Wolverine: The Path of a Ronin General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2013-12-03
Movie The Man Who Came Out Only at Night Jimmy Tong 2013-10-10
Movie Personal Tailor Pan-Pacific host [Cameo] 2013-12-20
Movie Police Story 2013 Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie McDull - Pork of Music Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 2012-07-10
Movie The Adventures of Jinbao Jinbao [voice: Cantonese] 2012-08-10
Movie Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie Anna Karenina Inspector Eddie Chan 2012-09-06
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Movie 4:44 Last Day on Earth Jack 2011-09-07
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
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 La comédie humaine Kuo Chen-Wah 2010-03-31
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 Looking for Jackie Himself 2009-07-03
Movie The Founding of a Republic Journalist 2009-09-17
Movie The Forbidden Kingdom Old Hop / Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Movie Baby Mama 2008-04-23
Movie Wushu cameo 2008-10-23
Movie Hancock Ma Yau / Wan Ming 2008-07-01
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie Transporter 3 Fighter 2008-11-26
Movie Rush Hour 3 Chief Insp. Lee 2007-08-08
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie The Heavenly Kings Himself 2006-04-05
Movie Rob-B-Hood Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie The Myth General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2005-05-11
Movie Enter the Phoenix Mr. Chan [Cameo] 2004-04-08
Movie Van Helsing Little Mute 2004-05-05
Movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Sammy 2004-05-31
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 Around the World in 80 Days Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-07
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 Dragon Loaded 2003 Jackie Chan 2003-08-21
Movie The Tuxedo Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie WWE The Videos Ramped Up Vol. 1 Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 2002-10-01
Movie Love in the Time of Money Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-11-01
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Movie Golden Chicken archive footage 2002-12-26
Movie Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Himself / Narrator 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 Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Movie Shanghai Noon Chon Wang 2000-05-26
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 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 Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Mulan (singing voice) 1998-06-18
Movie Rush Hour Chief Inspector Lee 1998-09-18
Movie Mr. Nice Guy Jackie 1997-01-31
Movie Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls (archive footage) 1996-09-10
Movie First Strike Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1996-02-10
Movie Rumble in the Bronx Keung 1995-01-30
Movie The Usual Suspects archive footage 1995-08-16
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Thunderbolt Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Movie The Getaway Detective Zhong Wen 1994-02-11
Movie The Legend of Drunken Master Wong Fei-hung 1994-02-03
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie The Curse of the Dragon Himself [archive footage] 1993-01-01
Movie Crime Story Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie Moonlight Boy Xiao Liu 1993-09-15
Movie City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie Project S Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo] 1993-10-21
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie A Kid from Tibet Man at airport (Cameo) 1992-01-10
Movie Police Story 3: Supercop Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Once Upon a Time in China II [Singing voice] 1992-09-16
Movie Armour of God II: Operation Condor 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 Promising Miss Bowie Himself 1990-06-14
Movie Love Is Love [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage] 1990-02-14
Movie Mr. Canton and Lady Rose Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Movie Dragons Forever Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Movie Police Story 2 Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-13
Movie Project A II Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Movie The Lost Boys Blackbear Student 1987-07-31
Movie Armour of God Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Ninja the Protector [unconfirmed Cameo] 1986-01-01
Movie Naughty Boys Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie Police Story Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Movie Jackie Chan - Invincible Fighter Himself (archive footage) 1985-01-01
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 Wheels on Meals Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Cannonball Run II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Movie Pom Pom Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo] 1984-02-22
Movie Ninja Thunderbolt [unconfirmed Cameo] 1984-01-01
Movie Winners & Sinners Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie Project A Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Fearless Hyena Part II Ching Lung / Stone 1983-03-04
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
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie The Cannonball Run Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Movie The Loveless Shi Tzer 1981-08-07
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
Movie The Big Brawl Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Movie The Young Master Lung 1980-02-09
Movie Fists and Guts [Cameo] 1979-12-21
Movie Fearless Hyena Chan 1979-02-17
Movie Dragon Fist Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Chien Fu 1978-03-01
Movie Magnificent Bodyguards Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie Half a Loaf of Kung Fu Master Chang 1978-06-30
Movie Drunken Master Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie The 36 Crazy Fists Man in opening scene [Cameo] 1977-01-01
Movie Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend Himself (archive footage) 1977-04-30
Movie The Face Behind the Mask [unconfirmed Cameo] 1977-05-13
Movie To Kill with Intrigue Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Movie The Himalayan Tseng's man 1976-02-20
Movie The Killer Meteors Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie New Fist of Fury Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie Hand of Death Little Tan 1976-07-15
Movie All in the Family Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie No End of Surprises Secretary Chen 1975-12-05
Movie Village of Tigers Bandit 1974-01-12
Movie The Golden Lotus Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Movie The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1973-03-31
Movie Fist of Unicorn Thug [Extra] 1973-03-01
Movie Ambush [Extra] 1973-01-05
Movie Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Movie Not Scared to Die Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie Fist to Fist Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
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 The Awaken Punch Thug 1973-05-23
Movie None But the Brave Japanese 1973-05-09
Movie Freedom Strikes a Blow Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie The Brutal Boxer Thug 1972-10-04
Movie Hapkido Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie Fist of Fury Student 1972-03-22
Movie The Blade Spares None Prince's fighter in the forest 1971-04-30
Movie The Angry River [Extra] 1971-05-12
Movie A Touch of Zen [Extra] 1971-11-17
Movie Lady of Steel Beggar kid 1970-02-27
Movie Dragon Swamp Himself 1969-03-27
Movie Come Drink with Me Child [unconfirmed] 1966-04-07
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-30
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) Child 1966-08-23
Movie The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian Brother Dong 1964-07-18
Movie The Love Eterne Extra (uncredited) 1963-04-02