Jackie Chan

Birthday:

04/07/1954

Place of birth:

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong:

Biography:

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.



Credits

Ex-Baghdad (2019)
Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery (2017)
Operation Red Sea (2017)
Bleeding Steel (2017)
The Foreigner (2017)
Quan Ngoc Minh
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)
Master Wu (voice)
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)
Mr. Feng
Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
Jack
Railroad Tigers (2016)
Ma Yuan
The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short (2016)
Master Wu (Voice)
Skiptrace (2016)
Bennie Chan
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Monkey (voice)
Dragon Blade (2015)
Huo Han
As the Light Goes Out (2014)
Himself [Cameo]
Police Story 2013 (2013)
Detective Zhong Wen
Personal Tailor (2013)
Pan-Pacific host [Cameo]
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
Jackie / Asian Hawk
The Adventures of Jinbao (2012)
Jinbao [voice: Cantonese]
1911 (2011)
Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Monkey (voice)
Shaolin (2011)
Wu Dao
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)
Monkey (voice)
The Karate Kid (2010)
Mr. Han
Little Big Soldier (2010)
The Liang soldier
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Bob Ho
The Legend of Silk Boy (2010)
Xu Rongcun [voice]
The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Journalist
Looking for Jackie (2009)
Himself
How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009)
Himself
Shinjuku Incident (2009)
Steelhead
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Master Monkey (voice)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Old Hop / Lu Yan
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Chief Insp. Lee
Rob-B-Hood (2006)
Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho)
The Heavenly Kings (2006)
Himself
Magic & Me (2006)
Himself
The Myth (2005)
General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan
New Police Story (2004)
Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
The Twins Effect II (2004)
Lord of Armour
Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2004)
Himself
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Passepartout / Lau Xing
Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Mr. Chan [Cameo]
Golden Chicken 2 (2003)
archive footage
Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family (2003)
Jackie Chan
The Medallion (2003)
Eddie Yang
The Twins Effect (2003)
Jackie Fong
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Chon Wang
Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu (2003)
Himself
Golden Chicken (2002)
archive footage
Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious (2002)
Himself
The Tuxedo (2002)
Jimmy Tong
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (2002)
Himself - Interviewee
Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)
Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Chief Insp. Lee
The Accidental Spy (2001)
Buck Yuan
Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour (2001)
Himself / Narrator
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000)
(archive footage)
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Chon Wang
Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years (2000)
Himself (archive footage)
Fist to Fist (2000)
(archive footage)
Dragon Heat (1999)
[Cameo]
Gen-X Cops (1999)
Poor Fisherman (Cameo)
Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999)
Himself
King of Comedy (1999)
Stunt double on set [Cameo]
Gorgeous (1999)
C.N. Chan
Rush Hour (1998)
Chief Inspector Lee
Jackie Chan: My Story (1998)
Himself
Mulan (1998)
[Singing voice]
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)
Jackie Chan
Who Am I? (1998)
Lee / Who am I
The Path of the Dragon (1998)
Himself
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Jackie
Face to Face (1997)
Himself
Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls (1996)
(archive footage)
Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar (1996)
Himself
Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 (1996)
Himself
First Strike (1996)
Insp. Chan Ka Kui
Thunderbolt (1995)
Jackie Chan Feng Jim
Top Fighter (1995)
Himself
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Keung
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Wong Fei-hung
Cinema of Vengeance (1994)
Himself (uncredited)
The Life of Bruce Lee (1994)
Himself
Project S (1993)
Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo]
Crime Story (1993)
Inspector Eddie Chan
City Hunter (1993)
Ryo Saeba
Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino (1993)
Himself
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
[Singing voice]
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng
Twin Dragons (1992)
Ma Yau / Wan Ming
A Kid from Tibet (1992)
Man at airport (Cameo)
Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania (1992)
Himself (archive footage)
Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)
Jackie Condor
Island of Fire (1990)
Da Chui / Steve
The Best of Martial Arts Films (1990)
Himself
Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
Kuo Chen-Wah
Police Story 2 (1988)
Chan Ka Kui
Dragons Forever (1988)
Jackie Lung
Project A II (1987)
Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung
Armour of God (1986)
Jackie Condor
Naughty Boys (1986)
Prisoner
Ninja the Protector (1986)
[unconfirmed Cameo]
Police Story (1985)
Chan Ka Kui
Heart of the Dragon (1985)
Fung / Ah Tad / Tat
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars (1985)
Muscles
The Protector (1985)
Billy Wong
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Muscles
The Invincible Fighter (1985)
Himself (archive footage)
Wheels on Meals (1984)
Thomas
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
Pom Pom (1984)
Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo]
Bruce Lee: The Legend (1984)
Himself (archive footage)
Ninja Thunderbolt (1984)
[unconfirmed Cameo]
Project A (1983)
Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung
Fire Dragon (1983)
[FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage]
Fearless Hyena Part II (1983)
Ching Lung / Stone
Fantasy Mission Force (1983)
Sammy
Winners & Sinners (1983)
Cop #7086
Ninja Wars (1982)
[unconfirmed Cameo]
Dragon Lord (1982)
Dragon
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver
The Big Brawl (1980)
Jerry Kwan
The Young Master (1980)
Lung
Fists and Guts (1979)
[Cameo]
Dragon Fist (1979)
Tang Hao Yun
Fearless Hyena (1979)
Chan
Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
Yi-Lang
Drunken Master (1978)
Wong Fei-Hung
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Master Chang
Magnificent Bodyguards (1978)
Ting Chung
Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978)
Hsu Yin-Fung
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Chien Fu
Two in Black Belt (1978)
[unconfirmed Cameo]
To Kill with Intrigue (1977)
Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)
The Face Behind the Mask (1977)
[unconfirmed Cameo]
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1977)
Himself (archive footage)
The 36 Crazy Fists (1977)
Man in opening scene [Cameo]
Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
Little Mute
The Killer Meteors (1976)
Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin
Hand of Death (1976)
Little Tan
New Fist of Fury (1976)
Ah Lung
The Himalayan (1976)
Tseng's man
No End of Surprises (1975)
Secretary Chen
All in the Family (1975)
Hsiao Tang
The Golden Lotus (1974)
Pear Hawker Yun
Village of Tigers (1974)
Bandit
Freedom Strikes a Blow (1973)
Thug [Extra]
Supermen Against the Orient (1973)
Extra (uncredited)
Fist to Fist (1973)
Guard [Extra]
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Guard
The Awaken Punch (1973)
Thug
None But the Brave (1973)
Japanese
The Heroine (1973)
Gang Leader
Facets of Love (1973)
Xiao Liu
The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung (1973)
Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu)
Fist of Unicorn (1973)
Thug [Extra]
Not Scared to Die (1973)
Shi Tzer
Ambush (1973)
[Extra]
Stranger in Hong Kong (1972)
[unconfirmed Cameo]
The Brutal Boxer (1972)
Thug
Hapkido (1972)
Blackbear Student
Fist of Fury (1972)
Student
A Touch of Zen (1971)
[Extra]
The Angry River (1971)
[Extra]
The Blade Spares None (1971)
Prince's fighter in the forest
Lady of Steel (1970)
Beggar kid
The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) (1966)
Seven Little Tigers
The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) (1966)
Child
Come Drink with Me (1966)
Child
The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian (1964)
Brother Dong
The Love Eterne (1963)
Extra (uncredited)
Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962)
Kid (as Yuen Lau)
Shanghai Dawn ()
Chon Wang
Bleeding Steel (2017)
Executive Producer
The Foreigner (2017)
Producer
Reset (2017)
Producer
Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
Executive Producer
Railroad Tigers (2016)
Executive Producer
Skiptrace (2016)
Producer
Who Am I 2015 (2015)
Producer
Dragon Blade (2015)
Producer
Impetuous Love in Action (2014)
Producer
The Break-Up Artist (2014)
Executive Producer
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
Director
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
Producer
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
Writer
Legendary Amazons (2011)
Producer
1911 (2011)
Stunt Coordinator
1911 (2011)
Director
Little Big Soldier (2010)
Writer
Wushu (2008)
Executive Producer
Run Papa Run (2008)
Presenter
Air Diary (2007)
Producer
Rob-B-Hood (2006)
Writer
Everlasting Regret (2005)
Producer
The Myth (2005)
Executive Producer
House of Fury (2005)
Executive Producer
Rice Rhapsody (2004)
Presenter
New Police Story (2004)
Executive Producer
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Executive Producer
The Medallion (2003)
Executive Producer
The Accidental Spy (2001)
Producer
Gen-Y Cops (2000)
Presenter
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Executive Producer
2000 AD (2000)
Presenter
Purple Storm (1999)
Presenter
Gen-X Cops (1999)
Executive Producer
Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999)
Director
Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999)
Producer
Gorgeous (1999)
Producer
Gorgeous (1999)
Screenplay
Tempting Heart (1999)
Presenter
Hot War (1998)
Producer
Jackie Chan: My Story (1998)
Director
Who Am I? (1998)
Director
Who Am I? (1998)
Screenplay
Red Zone (1995)
Producer
Thunderbolt (1995)
Choreographer
Thunderbolt (1995)
Producer
Kin chan no Cinema Jack (1993)
Producer
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Executive Producer
The Shootout (1992)
Producer
Center Stage (1991)
Presenter
Angry Ranger (1991)
Producer
Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)
Choreographer
Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)
Director
Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)
Screenplay
Story of Kennedy Town (1990)
Producer
Stage Door Johnny (1990)
Producer
The Outlaw Brothers (1990)
Director
Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
Director
Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
Writer
I am Sorry (1989)
Presenter
The Inspector Wears Skirts II (1989)
Producer
Painted Faces (1988)
Story
Police Story 2 (1988)
Director
Police Story 2 (1988)
Screenplay
The Inspector Wears Skirts (1988)
Producer
Project A II (1987)
Director
Project A II (1987)
Writer
That Enchanting Night (1987)
Producer
Rouge (1987)
Producer
Armour of God (1986)
Director
Armour of God (1986)
Screenplay
Naughty Boys (1986)
Producer
Police Story (1985)
Director
Project A (1983)
Choreographer
Project A (1983)
Director
Project A (1983)
Writer
Dragon Lord (1982)
Director
The Gold Hunters (1981)
Director
The Gold Hunters (1981)
Producer
Read Lips (1980)
Producer
The Young Master (1980)
Director
The Young Master (1980)
Screenplay
The Odd Couple (1979)
Stunt Coordinator
Fearless Hyena (1979)
Director
The Iron Fisted Monk (1977)
Stunts
Dance of Death (1976)
Director
The Young Dragons (1975)
Director
The Dragon Tamers (1975)
Stunt Coordinator
Supermen Against the Orient (1973)
Choreographer
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Stunts
The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung (1973)
Director
The Magnificent Monk (1969)
Script