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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 Shanghai Dawn
Latest Project:
Series Infinite Transcendence Class 2022-12-17
Known For
Poster of 1911
Poster of Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious
Poster of Ultimate Fights from the Movies
Poster of Supercop 2
Movie 橫掃江南七霸天 2024
Movie Shanghai Dawn Chon Wang 2024
Movie Project X-Traction Luo Feng 2024
Series Infinite Transcendence Class 成龙 2022-12-17
Movie Celebrating Hong Kong's 25th Anniversary of the Return of the Motherland 2022-07-01
Movie All U Need Is Love 2021-04-22
Movie Good Night Beijing 2021-12-10
Movie Vanguard Tang Huanting 2020-09-30
Movie Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Self (archive footage) 2019-08-14
Movie Iron Mask Master 2019-08-16
Movie The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang Pu Songling 2019-02-05
Movie The Climbers Yang Guang (Old) 2019-09-30
Series Jackie Chan's Fantasia Jackie Chan 2018-08-01
Movie Earth: One Amazing Day Narrator (voice) 2017-08-04
Movie Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Movie The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mr. Feng (voice) 2017-08-11
Movie The Foreigner Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Movie The Lego Ninjago Movie Master Wu / Mr. Liu (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Namiya Namiya 2017-12-29
Movie Bleeding Steel Lin Dong 2017-12-18
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Movie The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse Himself 2016-03-04
Movie Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Movie The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short Master Wu (Voice) 2016-09-22
Movie Skiptrace Bennie Chan 2016-07-21
Movie Saving Mr. Wu (archive footage) 2015-09-30
Movie Monkey King: Hero Is Back Sun Wukong (English Dub) 2015-07-10
Movie Dragon Blade Huo Han 2015-02-19
Movie Impetuous Love in Action 2014-05-23
Movie As the Light Goes Out Himself [Cameo] 2014-01-02
Movie Personal Tailor Pan-Pacific Host (cameo) 2013-12-20
Movie Police Story: Lockdown Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Movie Chinese Zodiac Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Movie I Am Bruce Lee Actor on Enter the Dragon (archive footage) (uncredited) 2012-02-09
Movie The Adventures of Panda Warrior Jinbao (voice) 2012-08-10
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012-02-04
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Movie 1911 Huang Xing 2011-07-03
Movie Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Movie The Spy Next Door Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Movie The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Movie Kung Fu Panda Holiday Monkey (voice) 2010-11-26
Movie Little Big Soldier The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Movie Shinjuku Incident Steelhead 2009-03-22
Movie Jackie Chan Kung Fu Master Himself 2009-07-03
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie The Founding of a Republic Reporter 2009-09-17
Movie A Touch of Beijing Self / Host 2008-01-01
Movie Wushu cameo 2008-10-23
Movie Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie Beijing 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony Self 2008-08-24
Movie The Forbidden Kingdom Old Hop / Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Movie Rush Hour 3 Yan Naing Lee 2007-08-08
Movie Magic & Me Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Robin-B-Hood Thongs / Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Movie The Heavenly Kings Himself 2006-04-05
Movie The Myth General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2005-05-11
Movie A Century of Light and Shadow Himself 2005-01-01
Movie New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Movie The Twins Effect II Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Movie Enter the Phoenix Mr. Chan (cameo) 2004-04-08
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-06-16
Movie Golden Chicken 2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Self 2003-01-01
Movie Shanghai Knights Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Movie Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family Jackie Chan 2003-08-22
Movie The Medallion Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
Movie Heromakers Himself (Archive) 2003-07-08
Movie The Twins Effect Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Golden Chicken archive footage 2002-12-26
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Movie The Tuxedo Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Self - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Movie Hong Kong Superstars Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Rush Hour 2 Yan Naing Lee 2001-08-03
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 Jackie Chan Adventures: The Search for the Talismans 2001-01-01
Movie Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Movie Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years Himself (archive footage) 2000-04-17
Series Jackie Chan Adventures Self 2000-09-09
Movie Shanghai Noon Chon Wang 2000-05-26
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On Himself 1999-01-01
Movie King of Comedy Stunt double on set [Cameo] 1999-02-08
Movie Gen-X Cops Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Movie Augustin, King of Kung-Fu [archive footage] 1999-08-25
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie Gorgeous Chi Wu 1999-02-12
Movie Dragon Heat [Cameo] 1999-08-07
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 Self 1998-02-20
Movie Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Himself 1998-08-18
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Mulan (singing voice) 1998-06-18
Movie Bruce Lee: In His Own Words Self (archive footage) 1998-07-01
Movie Rush Hour Yan Naing Lee 1998-09-18
Movie Mr. Nice Guy Jackie 1997-01-31
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself 1996-08-30
Movie Police Story 4: First Strike Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1996-02-10
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 Himself 1996-07-22
Movie Top Fighter 2 (archive footage) 1996-09-10
Movie Rumble in the Bronx Keung 1995-01-21
Movie Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Thunderbolt Chan Foh To 1995-09-08
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 Himself 1995-07-22
Series The Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie The Legend of Drunken Master Wong Fei-hung 1994-02-03
Movie The Life of Bruce Lee Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie The Curse of the Dragon Himself [archive footage] 1993-06-30
Movie Supercop 2 Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1993-10-21
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Crime Story Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Movie City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Movie Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania Himself (archive footage) 1992-01-01
Movie Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Movie Once Upon a Time in China II [Singing voice] 1992-04-16
Movie A Kid from Tibet Man at airport (Cameo) 1992-01-10
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Police Story 3: Super Cop Insp. Chan Ka Kui / Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Movie Operation Condor Jackie / Asian Hawk / Asian Condor 1991-02-07
Movie Beauty and the Beast [Singing voice] 1991-10-22
Movie Island of Fire Da Chui / Steve 1990-03-28
Movie The Best of the 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 Painted Faces Himself 1988-09-16
Movie Dragons Forever Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Movie Police Story 2 Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-13
Movie Project A: Part II Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Movie Naughty Boys Prisoner (Cameo) 1986-07-25
Movie Ninja the Protector [unconfirmed Cameo] 1986-01-01
Movie Armour of God Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Movie Jackie Chan - Invincible Fighter Himself (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Movie The Protector Billy Wong 1985-07-11
Movie Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars Muscles 1985-08-15
Movie Heart of Dragon Fung / Ah Tad / Tat 1985-09-14
Movie My Lucky Stars Muscles 1985-02-10
Movie Police Story Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Movie Ninja Thunderbolt [unconfirmed Cameo] 1984-01-01
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Self (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Wheels on Meals Thomas 1984-08-17
Movie Cannonball Run II Jackie 1984-06-29
Movie Pom Pom Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo] 1984-02-22
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Movie Project A Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Movie Fire Dragon (archive footage) 1983-09-02
Movie Winners & Sinners Policeman #7086 1983-07-07
Movie Fearless Hyena 2 Ching Lung / Stone 1983-03-04
Movie Dragon Lord Lung / Dragon Ho 1982-01-21
Movie Ninja Wars [unconfirmed Cameo] 1982-12-18
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
Series Wanna Bet? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie The Cannonball Run Subaru Driver #1 1981-06-19
Movie The Young Master Lung 1980-02-09
Movie The Big Brawl Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Movie Fearless Hyena Chan 1979-02-17
Movie Fists and Guts [Cameo] 1979-12-21
Movie Dragon Fist Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Movie Two in Black Belt [unconfirmed Cameo] 1978-01-01
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 Chiang 1978-06-30
Movie Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Movie Drunken Master Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Movie The 36 Crazy Fists Man in opening scene [Cameo] 1977-01-01
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 Himalayan Tseng's man 1976-02-20
Movie New Fist of Fury Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Movie The Killer Meteors Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Little Mute 1976-10-10
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 The Golden Lion Golden Lion gang member 1975-12-21
Movie Sex, Love, and Hate 1974-03-23
Movie Kung Fu Killers (archive footage) 1974-01-01
Movie The Golden Lotus Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Movie Village of Tigers Bandit 1974-01-12
Movie The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung Hsiao Hu 1973-03-31
Movie Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Movie Fist of Unicorn Thug [Extra] 1973-03-01
Movie Ambush [Extra] 1973-01-05
Movie Heiße Ware aus Hong Kong (archive footage) 1973-01-01
Movie Not Scared to Die Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Movie The Heroine Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Movie Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend Himself (archive footage) 1973-10-14
Movie Freedom Strikes a Blow Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie None But the Brave Japanese 1973-05-09
Movie Supermen Against the Orient Extra 1973-11-29
Movie The Young Tiger 1973-09-06
Movie The Awaken Punch Thug 1973-05-23
Movie Enter the Dragon Guard 1973-08-17
Movie Fist to Fist Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
Movie Fist of Fury Student (uncredited) 1972-03-22
Movie Stranger in Hong Kong [unconfirmed Cameo] 1972-10-27
Movie The Black Tavern Servant 1972-12-16
Movie The Brutal Boxer Thug 1972-10-04
Movie Hapkido Black Bear student 1972-10-01
Movie The Bloody Fists Policeman [Extra] 1972-05-17
Movie The Angry River Thug in black 1971-05-12
Movie The Blade Spares None Prince's fighter in the forest 1971-04-30
Movie A Touch of Zen Extra (uncredited) 1970-07-10
Movie Lady of Steel Beggar kid 1970-02-27
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-30
Movie Come Drink with Me Extra 1966-04-07
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-23
Movie The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian Brother Dong 1964-07-18
Movie The Love Eterne 1963-04-03
Movie The 7 Tyrants of Jiangnan Kid (as Yuen Lau) 1962-12-05