Valentin Merlet
Jan Bijvoet
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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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Born:
Apr 7, 1954 In Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Movie/TV Credits:
175
First Appeared:
In the movie 橫掃江南七霸天
Latest Project:
Pelicula 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
Filmography
Pelicula 橫掃江南七霸天 2019
Pelicula Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2019
Pelicula Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery 2018-08-16
Pelicula 红海行动 2018-02-16
Pelicula Operación Cacahuete 2. Misión: Salvar el parque Mr. Feng 2017-08-11
Pelicula Kung Fu Yoga Jack 2017-01-27
Pelicula La LEGO Ninjago película Master Wu (voice) 2017-09-21
Pelicula El extranjero Quan Ngoc Minh 2017-09-28
Pelicula Bleeding Steel 2017-12-22
Pelicula Súper eunuco 2016-01-07
Pelicula Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey (voice) 2016-01-23
Pelicula Railroad Tigers Ma Yuan 2016-12-23
Pelicula Atrapa a un ladrón Bennie Black 2016-07-21
Pelicula Dragon Blade Huo Han 2015-02-19
Pelicula 救火英雄 Himself [Cameo] 2014-01-02
Pelicula Acción policial Detective Zhong Wen 2013-12-24
Pelicula Si Ren Ding Zhi Pan-Pacific host [Cameo] 2013-12-20
Pelicula 大兵金寶 Jinbao [voice: Cantonese] 2012-08-10
Pelicula Chinese Zodiac: La armadura de Dios Jackie / Asian Hawk 2012-12-20
Pelicula Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey (voice) 2011-05-25
Pelicula Shaolin Wu Dao 2011-01-20
Pelicula 1911 Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang 2011-07-03
Pelicula El super canguro Bob Ho 2010-01-15
Pelicula The Karate Kid Mr. Han 2010-06-10
Series 런닝맨 Unknown 2010-07-11
Pelicula Pequeño gran guerrero The Liang soldier 2010-02-14
Pelicula La fiesta de Kung Fu Panda Monkey (voice) 2010-11-26
Pelicula How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Pelicula La venganza del dragón Steelhead 2009-03-22
Pelicula Jackie Chan - Seine spektakulärsten Kämpfe 2009-07-30
Pelicula The Founding of a Republic Journalist 2009-09-17
Pelicula Jackie Chan: Maestro en Kung Fu Himself 2009-07-03
Pelicula El reino prohibido Old Hop / Lu Yan 2008-04-18
Pelicula 武术之少年行 cameo 2008-10-23
Pelicula Kung Fu Panda Master Monkey (voice) 2008-06-04
Pelicula Hora punta 3 Chief Insp. Lee 2007-08-08
Pelicula Dos ladrones y medio Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho) 2006-09-28
Pelicula 千變魔手 Himself 2006-01-01
Pelicula 四大天王 Himself 2006-04-05
Pelicula El mito General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan 2005-05-11
Pelicula Una mafia de locos Mr. Chan [Cameo] 2004-04-08
Pelicula New Police Story Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing 2004-09-23
Pelicula La vuelta al mundo en 80 días Passepartout / Lau Xing 2004-07-23
Pelicula Las crónicas de Huadu Lord of Armour 2004-08-12
Pelicula Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself 2003-01-01
Pelicula Los rebeldes de Shanghai Chon Wang 2003-02-06
Pelicula Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family Jackie Chan 2003-08-22
Pelicula The Twins Effect (Vampire Effect) Jackie Fong 2003-03-08
Pelicula El poder del talismán Eddie Yang 2003-08-15
Pelicula 金雞2 archive footage 2003-12-24
Pelicula Ultimate Fights from the Movies Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Pelicula The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Pelicula 金雞 archive footage 2002-12-26
Pelicula Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Pelicula El esmoquin Jimmy Tong 2002-09-27
Pelicula Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour Himself / Narrator 2001-01-01
Pelicula Espía por accidente Buck Yuan 2001-01-18
Pelicula Hora punta 2 Chief Insp. Lee 2001-08-03
Pelicula The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Himself 2001-12-18
Pelicula El Viaje De Un Guerrero (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Pelicula Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Series Las Aventuras de Jackie Chan Himself 2000-09-09
Pelicula Shanghai Kid Chon Wang 2000-05-26
Pelicula 喜剧之王 Stunt double on set [Cameo] 1999-02-13
Pelicula Máximo rival C.N. Chan 1999-02-12
Pelicula Augustin, roi du kung-fu [archive footage] 1999-08-25
Pelicula 龍火 [Cameo] 1999-08-07
Pelicula Jackie Chan : El Especialista Himself 1999-03-30
Pelicula 特警新人類 Poor Fisherman (Cameo) 1999-06-18
Pelicula ¿Quién soy? Lee / Who am I 1998-01-17
Pelicula An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Jackie Chan 1998-02-20
Pelicula Hora punta Chief Inspector Lee 1998-09-18
Pelicula Jackie Chan: Mi Historia Himself 1998-07-17
Pelicula Mulán (singing voice) 1998-06-18
Pelicula El super chef Jackie 1997-01-31
Pelicula Impacto inminente Insp. Chan Ka Kui 1996-02-10
Pelicula Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 Himself 1996-07-22
Pelicula Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself 1996-08-30
Pelicula Top Fighter 2 (archive footage) 1996-09-10
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Pelicula Duro de matar Keung 1995-01-30
Pelicula Top Fighter Himself 1995-06-15
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Pelicula Jackie Chan, operación trueno Jackie Chan Feng Jim 1995-09-08
Pelicula Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Pelicula La leyenda del luchador borracho Wong Fei-hung 1994-02-03
Pelicula Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Pelicula The Curse of the Dragon Himself [archive footage] 1993-01-01
Pelicula City Hunter Ryo Saeba 1993-01-16
Pelicula Supercop 2 Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo] 1993-10-21
Pelicula Historia de un crimen Inspector Eddie Chan 1993-06-24
Pelicula Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania Himself (archive footage) 1992-01-01
Pelicula Xi Zang xiao zi Man at airport (Cameo) 1992-01-10
Pelicula Érase una vez en China II [Singing voice] 1992-09-16
Pelicula Twin Dragons Ma Yau / Wan Ming 1992-01-15
Pelicula Supercop Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng 1992-07-04
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Pelicula La bella y la bestia (Voice) [chinese version] 1991-11-13
Pelicula La armadura de Dios 2: Operación Cóndor Jackie Condor 1991-02-07
Pelicula Isla de fuego Da Chui / Steve 1990-01-01
Pelicula The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Pelicula 初到貴境 Master of Disaster re-edit [archive footage] 1990-10-05
Pelicula Gángster para un pequeño milagro Kuo Chen-Wah 1989-06-15
Pelicula Los Tres Dragones Jackie Lung 1988-02-11
Pelicula Superpolicía en apuros Chan Ka Kui 1988-08-13
Pelicula Los tesoros del mar de China Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung 1987-08-19
Pelicula La armadura de dios Jackie Condor 1986-08-16
Pelicula Ninja the Protector [unconfirmed Cameo] 1986-01-01
Pelicula Nui ji za pai jun Prisoner 1986-07-25
Pelicula La banda de los supercamorristas Muscles 1985-02-10
Pelicula El regreso de los supercamorristas Muscles 1985-08-15
Pelicula Armas invencibles Chan Ka Kui 1985-12-14
Pelicula Protección a un ser menor Fung / Ah Tad / Tat 1985-09-09
Pelicula El protector Billy Wong 1985-07-11
Pelicula Zhi zun shen tou [unconfirmed Cameo] 1984-01-01
Pelicula La leyenda de Bruce Lee Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Pelicula Los supercamorristas Thomas 1984-08-17
Pelicula Los locos del Cannonball II Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer 1984-06-29
Pelicula Shen yong shuang xiang pao Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo] 1984-02-22
Pelicula Vencedores y vencidos Cop #7086 1983-01-01
Pelicula Fantasy Mission Force Sammy 1983-02-13
Pelicula Fire Dragon [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage] 1983-09-02
Pelicula Hiena salvaje II Ching Lung / Stone 1983-03-04
Pelicula Los piratas de los mares de China Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung 1983-12-22
Pelicula El maestro de los dragones (Lord Dragón) Dragon 1982-01-21
Pelicula 伊賀忍法帖 [unconfirmed Cameo] 1982-12-18
Series The Chinese Detective Unknown 1981-04-30
Pelicula Los locos del Cannonball Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver 1981-06-19
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Pelicula El Chino Lung 1980-02-09
Pelicula La furia de Chicago Jerry Kwan 1980-09-10
Pelicula Hiena salvaje Chan 1979-02-17
Pelicula 一膽二力三功夫 [Cameo] 1979-12-21
Pelicula El puño del dragón Tang Hao Yun 1979-04-21
Pelicula Spiritual Kung Fu Yi-Lang 1978-11-23
Pelicula La serpiente a la sombra del águila Chien Fu 1978-03-01
Pelicula El estilo de la serpiente y la grulla de shaolin Hsu Yin-Fung 1978-03-08
Pelicula El mono borracho en el ojo del tigre Wong Fei-Hung 1978-10-05
Pelicula El aprendiz de Kung Fu Master Chang 1978-06-30
Pelicula Los Super Guardaespaldas Ting Chung 1978-04-27
Pelicula 三十六迷形拳 Man in opening scene [Cameo] 1977-01-01
Pelicula Matar a traicion Cao Lei (as Chen Lung) 1977-07-22
Pelicula Bruce Lee. El hombre y la leyenda Himself (archive footage) 1977-04-30
Pelicula Long she xia ying [unconfirmed Cameo] 1977-05-13
Pelicula 密宗聖手 Tseng's man 1976-02-20
Pelicula Hand of Death (La mano de la muerte) Little Tan 1976-07-15
Pelicula La cámara de los 36 hombres de madera Little Mute 1976-10-10
Pelicula Furia oriental II Ah Lung 1976-07-08
Pelicula Meteoro inmortal Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin 1976-08-21
Pelicula 花飛滿城春 Hsiao Tang 1975-02-08
Pelicula E hu cun Bandit 1974-01-12
Pelicula 新精武門 Pear Hawker Yun 1974-01-17
Pelicula La furia de Jackie Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu) 1973-03-31
Pelicula 麒麟掌 Thug [Extra] 1973-03-01
Pelicula Mai Fu [Extra] 1973-01-05
Pelicula Facets of Love Xiao Liu 1973-04-05
Pelicula Ding tian li di Shi Tzer 1973-01-12
Pelicula Operación Dragón Guard 1973-08-17
Pelicula Desde china sin piedad Thug [Extra] 1973-12-31
Pelicula 女警察 Gang Leader 1973-04-26
Pelicula Crash! Che botte... strippo strappo stroppio Extra (uncredited) 1973-11-29
Pelicula Chu Ba Guard [Extra] 1973-09-01
Pelicula Tie wa Japanese 1973-05-09
Pelicula Shi po tian jian Thug 1973-05-23
Pelicula Furia oriental Student 1972-03-22
Pelicula 香港過客 [unconfirmed Cameo] 1972-10-27
Pelicula 唐人客 Thug 1972-10-04
Pelicula Escuela de Kung Fu Blackbear Student 1972-10-01
Pelicula A Touch of Zen [Extra] 1971-11-17
Pelicula 鬼怒川 [Extra] 1971-05-12
Pelicula Dao bu liu ren Prince's fighter in the forest 1971-04-30
Pelicula Huang jiang nu xia Beggar kid 1970-02-27
Pelicula Bebe conmigo Child [unconfirmed] 1966-04-07
Pelicula 梁山伯與祝英台 Extra (uncredited) 1963-04-02
Pelicula 大小黄天霸 Kid (as Yuen Lau) 1962-12-05