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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 2018-08-16
Known For
Poster of Kung Fu Panda 3
Poster of Kung Fu Panda 2
Poster of Kung Fu Panda
Poster of Shanghai Kid
Movie 橫掃江南七霸天 2019
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2019
Movie Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery 2018-08-16
Movie 红海行动 2018-02-16
Movie Operación Cacahuete 2. Misión: Salvar el parque Mr. Feng 2017-08-11
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie La LEGO Ninjago película Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie El extranjero Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Movie Bleeding Steel 2017-12-22
Movie Súper eunuco 2016-01-07
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Movie Atrapa a un ladrón Bennie Black 2016-07-21
Movie Dragon Blade Huo Han 2015-02-19
Movie 救火英雄 Himself [Cameo] 2014-01-02
Movie Acción policial Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie Si Ren Ding Zhi Pan-Pacific host [Cameo] 2013-12-20
Movie 大兵金寶 Jinbao [voice: Cantonese] 2012-08-10
Movie Chinese Zodiac: La armadura de Dios Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Movie El super canguro Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Series 런닝맨 Unknown 2010-07-11
Movie Pequeño gran guerrero The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Movie La fiesta de Kung Fu Panda Monkey (voice) 2010-11-26
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie La venganza del dragón Steelhead 2009-03-22
Movie Jackie Chan - Seine spektakulärsten Kämpfe 2009-07-30
Movie The Founding of a Republic Journalist 2009-09-17
Movie Jackie Chan: Maestro en Kung Fu Himself 2009-07-03
Movie El reino prohibido Old Hop / Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Movie 武术之少年行 cameo 2008-10-23
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie Hora punta 3 Chief Insp. Lee 2007-08-08
Movie Dos ladrones y medio Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie 千變魔手 Himself 2006-01-01
Movie 四大天王 Himself 2006-04-05
Movie El mito General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2005-05-11
Movie Una mafia de locos Mr. Chan [Cameo] 2004-04-08
Movie New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie La vuelta al mundo en 80 días Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie Las crónicas de Huadu Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Los rebeldes de Shanghai Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Movie Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family Jackie Chan 2003-08-22
Movie The Twins Effect (Vampire Effect) Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Movie El poder del talismán Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
Movie 金雞2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Movie 金雞 archive footage 2002-12-26
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Movie El esmoquin Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Movie Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Himself / Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie Espía por accidente Buck Yuan 2001-01-18
Movie Hora punta 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Movie The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Himself 2001-12-18
Movie El Viaje De Un Guerrero (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Movie Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Series Las Aventuras de Jackie Chan Himself 2000-09-09
Movie Shanghai Kid Chon Wang 2000-05-26
Movie 喜剧之王 Stunt double on set [Cameo] 1999-02-13
Movie Máximo rival C.N. Chan 1999-02-12
Movie Augustin, roi du kung-fu [archive footage] 1999-08-25
Movie 龍火 [Cameo] 1999-08-07
Movie Jackie Chan : El Especialista Himself 1999-03-30
Movie 特警新人類 Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Movie ¿Quién soy? Lee / Who am I 1998-01-17
Movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Jackie Chan 1998-02-20
Movie Hora punta Chief Inspector Lee 1998-09-18
Movie Jackie Chan: Mi Historia Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Mulán (singing voice) 1998-06-18
Movie El super chef Jackie 1997-01-31
Movie Impacto inminente 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 (archive footage) 1996-09-10
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Duro de matar Keung 1995-01-30
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Jackie Chan, operación trueno Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie La leyenda del luchador borracho 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 City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie Supercop 2 Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo] 1993-10-21
Movie Historia de un crimen Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania Himself (archive footage) 1992-01-01
Movie Xi Zang xiao zi Man at airport (Cameo) 1992-01-10
Movie Érase una vez en China II [Singing voice] 1992-09-16
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie Supercop Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie La bella y la bestia (Voice) [chinese version] 1991-11-13
Movie La armadura de Dios 2: Operación Cóndor Jackie Condor 1991-02-07
Movie Isla de fuego Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
Movie The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie 初到貴境 Master of Disaster re-edit [archive footage] 1990-10-05
Movie Gángster para un pequeño milagro Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Movie Los Tres Dragones Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Movie Superpolicía en apuros Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-13
Movie Los tesoros del mar de China Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Movie La armadura de dios Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Ninja the Protector [unconfirmed Cameo] 1986-01-01
Movie Nui ji za pai jun Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie La banda de los supercamorristas Muscles 1985-02-10
Movie El regreso de los supercamorristas Muscles 1985-08-15
Movie Armas invencibles Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Movie Protección a un ser menor Fung / Ah Tad / Tat 1985-09-09
Movie El protector Billy Wong 1985-07-11
Movie Zhi zun shen tou [unconfirmed Cameo] 1984-01-01
Movie La leyenda de Bruce Lee Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Los supercamorristas Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Los locos del Cannonball II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Movie Shen yong shuang xiang pao Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo] 1984-02-22
Movie Vencedores y vencidos Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Fire Dragon [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage] 1983-09-02
Movie Hiena salvaje II Ching Lung / Stone 1983-03-04
Movie Los piratas de los mares de China Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Movie El maestro de los dragones (Lord Dragón) Dragon 1982-01-21
Movie 伊賀忍法帖 [unconfirmed Cameo] 1982-12-18
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
Movie Los locos del Cannonball Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie El Chino Lung 1980-02-09
Movie La furia de Chicago Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Movie Hiena salvaje Chan 1979-02-17
Movie 一膽二力三功夫 [Cameo] 1979-12-21
Movie El puño del dragón Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie La serpiente a la sombra del águila Chien Fu 1978-03-01
Movie El estilo de la serpiente y la grulla de shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie El mono borracho en el ojo del tigre Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie El aprendiz de Kung Fu Master Chang 1978-06-30
Movie Los Super Guardaespaldas Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie 三十六迷形拳 Man in opening scene [Cameo] 1977-01-01
Movie Matar a traicion Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Movie Bruce Lee. El hombre y la leyenda Himself (archive footage) 1977-04-30
Movie Long she xia ying [unconfirmed Cameo] 1977-05-13
Movie 密宗聖手 Tseng's man 1976-02-20
Movie Hand of Death (La mano de la muerte) Little Tan 1976-07-15
Movie La cámara de los 36 hombres de madera Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie Furia oriental II Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie Meteoro inmortal Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie 花飛滿城春 Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie E hu cun Bandit 1974-01-12
Movie 新精武門 Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Movie La furia de Jackie Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1973-03-31
Movie 麒麟掌 Thug [Extra] 1973-03-01
Movie Mai Fu [Extra] 1973-01-05
Movie Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Movie Ding tian li di Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie Operación Dragón Guard 1973-08-17
Movie Desde china sin piedad Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie 女警察 Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Movie Crash! Che botte... strippo strappo stroppio Extra (uncredited) 1973-11-29
Movie Chu Ba Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
Movie Tie wa Japanese 1973-05-09
Movie Shi po tian jian Thug 1973-05-23
Movie Furia oriental Student 1972-03-22
Movie 香港過客 [unconfirmed Cameo] 1972-10-27
Movie 唐人客 Thug 1972-10-04
Movie Escuela de Kung Fu Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie A Touch of Zen [Extra] 1971-11-17
Movie 鬼怒川 [Extra] 1971-05-12
Movie Dao bu liu ren Prince's fighter in the forest 1971-04-30
Movie Huang jiang nu xia Beggar kid 1970-02-27
Movie Bebe conmigo Child [unconfirmed] 1966-04-07
Movie 梁山伯與祝英台 Extra (uncredited) 1963-04-02
Movie 大小黄天霸 Kid (as Yuen Lau) 1962-12-05