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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 1962-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie The Foreigner 2017-09-29
Known For
Poster of 辛亥革命
Poster of Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious
Poster of Ultimate Fights from the Movies
Poster of 超级计划
Movie The Foreigner Quan 2017-09-29
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie 铁道飞虎 Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-07-21
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie Triple Punch Collection Various 2016
Movie 天將雄師 Huo An 2015-02-19
Movie 救火英雄 2014-01-02
Movie 警察故事2013 Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie 辛亥革命 Huang Xing 2011-07-03
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie Xin shao lin si Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Movie 大兵小将 The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Movie The Spy Next Door Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie 新宿事件 Steelhead 2009-03-22
Movie 建国大业 2009-09-17
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie Xun zhao Cheng Long Himself 2009-07-03
Movie Wushu cameo 2008-10-23
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
Movie Bo bui gai wak Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie Shen hua General Meng Yi 2005-05-11
Movie 新警察故事 Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie Chin Kei Bin 2 - Fa Tou Tai Kam 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 Da lao ai mei li Client of Julie (Cameo) 2004-04-08
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Movie Chin gei bin Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Movie The Medallion Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
Movie Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family Jackie Chan 2003-08-22
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious himself 2002-12-10
Movie The Tuxedo Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
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 特務迷城 Buck Yuen / Jackie Chan 2001-01-18
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 Dak ging san yan lui Poor Fisherman 1999-06-18
Movie 成龍的特技 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 我是誰 Lee / Who am I 1998-01-17
Movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn 1998-02-20
Movie 成龍的傳奇 Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Rush Hour Chief Insp. Lee 1998-09-18
Movie 一個好人 Jackie 1997-01-31
Movie 警察故事4之簡單任務 Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1997-01-10
Movie Top Fighter 2 1996-09-10
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Movie 紅番區 Keung 1995-01-30
Movie 霹靂火 Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie 醉拳二 Wong Fei-hung 1994-02-03
Movie 超级计划 Insp. Chan Ka Kui [cameo] 1993-10-21
Movie 重案組 Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie Sing si lip yan Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie 警察故事 III:超級警察 Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Movie Seong lung wui Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie Xi Zang xiao zi Man at airport 1992-01-10
Movie 飛鷹計劃 Jackie Condor 1991-02-07
Movie Huo shao dao Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
Movie The Best of the Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie 奇蹟 Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Movie 警察故事續集 Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-20
Movie Fei lung mang jeung Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Movie A計劃續集 Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Movie 龍兄虎弟 Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Nui ji za pai jun Prisoner 1986-07-25
Movie 警察故事 Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Movie 龍的心 Fung / Ah Tad / Tat 1985-09-09
Movie 夏日福星 Muscles 1985-08-15
Movie The Protector Billy Wong 1985-07-11
Movie 福星高照 Muscles 1985-02-10
Movie Shen yong shuang xiang pao Motorcycle Cop #2 1984-02-22
Movie 快餐車 Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Cannonball Run II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Movie A計劃 Dragon Mi Yong 1983-12-22
Movie Fire Dragon Alan 1983-09-02
Movie 龍騰虎躍 Chan Lung 1983-03-04
Movie 迷你特攻隊 Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie 奇謀妙計五福星 Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Movie 龍少爺 Dragon 1982-01-21
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie The Cannonball Run Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
Movie The Big Brawl Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Movie 師弟出馬 Lung 1980-02-09
Movie 龙拳 Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie 笑拳怪招 Shing Lung 1979-02-17
Movie Fei du juan yun shan Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie Se ying diu sau Chien Fu 1978-03-01
Movie 招半式闖江湖 Master Chang 1978-06-30
Movie 醉拳 Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie 拳精 Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie Long she xia ying 1977-05-13
Movie San shi liu mi xing quan Man in opening scene [cameo] 1977-01-01
Movie Jian hua yan yu Jiang Nan Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Movie Hand of Death Little Tan 1976-07-15
Movie 密宗聖手 1976-02-20
Movie 風雨雙流星 Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie Shao Lin mu ren xiang Little Mute 1976-10-10
Movie 新精武門 Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie 花飛滿城春 Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Movie Sex, Love, and Hate 1974-03-23
Movie 新精武門 Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Movie Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Movie Ding tian li di Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie 麒麟掌 1973-03-01
Movie Tie wa Japanese extra 1973-03-26
Movie 刁手怪招 Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1973-03-31
Movie Enter the Dragon 1973-08-17
Movie 女警察 Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Movie Shi po tian jian 1973-05-23
Movie Chu Ba 1973-09-01
Movie Crash! Che botte... strippo strappo stroppio 1973-11-29
Movie Ma tou da jue dou 1973-12-31
Movie Cub Tiger From Kwang Tung Ah Lung / Jackie (as Chan Yuan Lung) 1973-12-31
Movie Tang ran ke Thug 1972-10-04
Movie He qi dao Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Movie A Touch of Zen 1971-11-17
Movie Die Rache der Todesfaust 1971-06-24
Movie Gui nu chuan 1971-05-12
Movie Dao bu liu ren Fighter 1971-04-30
Movie Huang jiang nu xia a poor child 1970-02-27
Movie 大醉俠 child 1966-04-07
Movie 大小黄天霸 Kid 1962-12-05
Movie 橫掃江南七霸天 1962-12-05