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Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan (Chinese: 成龍; born 7 April 1954), 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.

Birthday
1954-04-07 (67 years old)
Place of Birth
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Gender
Male
Also Known As :
Credits
The Forbidden Kingdom
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
as Old Hop / Lu Yan
Rush Hour
Rush Hour (1998)
as Chief Inspector Lee
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
as Passepartout / Lau Xing
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt (1995)
as Chan Foh To
The Medallion
The Medallion (2003)
as Eddie Yang
Police Story 2
Police Story 2 (1988)
as Chan Ka Kui
The Tuxedo
The Tuxedo (2002)
as Jimmy Tong
Gorgeous
Gorgeous (1999)
as Chi Wu
Operation Condor
Operation Condor (1991)
as Jackie / Asian Hawk / Asian Condor
Armour of God
Armour of God (1986)
as Jackie Condor
Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
as Chief Insp. Lee
City Hunter
City Hunter (1993)
as Ryo Saeba
Drunken Master
Drunken Master (1978)
as Wong Fei-Hung
Dragons Forever
Dragons Forever (1988)
as Jackie Lung
New Police Story
New Police Story (2004)
as Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon (2000)
as Chon Wang
Who Am I?
Who Am I? (1998)
as Lee / Who am I
Police Story
Police Story (1985)
as Chan Ka Kui
First Strike
First Strike (1996)
as Insp. Chan Ka Kui
Little Big Soldier
Little Big Soldier (2010)
as The Liang soldier
Shaolin Wooden Men
Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
as Little Mute
The Protector
The Protector (1985)
as Billy Wong
Dragon Lord
Dragon Lord (1982)
as Lung / Dragon Ho
Dragon Fist
Dragon Fist (1979)
as Tang Hao Yun
Twin Dragons
Twin Dragons (1992)
as Ma Yau / Wan Ming
Fearless Hyena 2
Fearless Hyena 2 (1983)
as Ching Lung / Stone
Heart of Dragon
Heart of Dragon (1985)
as Fung / Ah Tad / Tat
To Kill with Intrigue
To Kill with Intrigue (1977)
as Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)
All in the Family
All in the Family (1975)
as Hsiao Tang
The Big Brawl
The Big Brawl (1980)
as Jerry Kwan
Crime Story
Crime Story (1993)
as Inspector Eddie Chan
Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
as Jackie / Asian Hawk
Police Story: Lockdown
Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
as Detective Zhong Wen
No End of Surprises
No End of Surprises (1975)
as Secretary Chen
Police Story 3: Super Cop
Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)
as Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng
Project A: Part II
Project A: Part II (1987)
as Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung
Dragon Blade
Dragon Blade (2015)
as Huo Han
Miracles
Miracles (1989)
as Kuo Chen-Wah
Skiptrace
Skiptrace (2016)
as Bennie Chan
The 36 Crazy Fists
The 36 Crazy Fists (1977)
as Man in opening scene [Cameo]
The Killer Meteors
The Killer Meteors (1976)
as Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin
Robin-B-Hood
Robin-B-Hood (2006)
as Thongs / Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho)
Big and Little Wong Tin Bar
Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962)
as Kid (as Yuen Lau)
The Eighteen Darts (Part 2)
The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) (1966)
as Seven Little Tigers
The Eighteen Darts (Part 1)
The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) (1966)
as Seven Little Tigers
Bleeding Steel
Bleeding Steel (2017)
as Lin Dong
Project A
Project A (1983)
as Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung
The Myth
The Myth (2005)
as General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan
1911
1911 (2011)
as Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang
Two in Black Belt
Two in Black Belt (1978)
as [unconfirmed Cameo]
Vanguard
Vanguard (2020)
as Tang Huanting
Heromakers
Heromakers (2003)
as Himself (Archive)
Jackie Chan: Building an Icon
Jackie Chan: Building an Icon (2021)
as Self - Portrait Subject
Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
as Chief Insp. Lee
Island of Fire
Island of Fire (1990)
as Da Chui / Steve
Ultimate Fights from the Movies
Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)
as Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage)
Top Fighter
Top Fighter (1995)
as Himself
Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour
Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour (2001)
as Himself / Narrator
The Foreigner
The Foreigner (2017)
as Quan Ngoc Minh
Iron Mask
Iron Mask (2019)
as Master
Snafu
Snafu (2022)
as Luo Feng
Magic & Me
Magic & Me (2006)
as Himself
The Legend of Silk Boy
The Legend of Silk Boy (2010)
as Xu Rongcun [voice]
Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years
Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years (2000)
as Himself (archive footage)
Jackie Chan - Invincible Fighter
Jackie Chan - Invincible Fighter (1985)
as Himself (archive footage)
Face to Face
Face to Face (1997)
as Himself
Namiya
Namiya (2017)
as Namiya
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words (1998)
as Himself (archive footage)
A Touch of Beijing
A Touch of Beijing (2008)
as Self / Host
Heiße Ware aus Hong Kong
Heiße Ware aus Hong Kong (1973)
as (archive footage)
Fist to Fist
Fist to Fist (2000)
as (archive footage)
Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania
Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania (1992)
as Himself (archive footage)
Shanghai Dawn
Shanghai Dawn
as Chon Wang
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
as Master Monkey (voice)
Shaolin
Shaolin (2011)
as Wu Dao
Hand of Death
Hand of Death (1976)
as Little Tan
Earth: One Amazing Day
Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)
as Narrator (voice)
The Twins Effect
The Twins Effect (2003)
as Jackie Fong
Kung Fu Panda 2
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
as Monkey (voice)
As the Light Goes Out
As the Light Goes Out (2014)
as Himself [Cameo]
Facets of Love
Facets of Love (1973)
as Xiao Liu
A Kid from Tibet
A Kid from Tibet (1992)
as Man at airport (Cameo)
Ninja Thunderbolt
Ninja Thunderbolt (1984)
as [unconfirmed Cameo]
Augustin, King of Kung-Fu
Augustin, King of Kung-Fu (1999)
as [archive footage]
The Heroine
The Heroine (1973)
as Gang Leader
Kung Fu Panda 3
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
as Monkey (voice)
Bruce Lee: The Legend
Bruce Lee: The Legend (1984)
as Self (archive footage)
Fist of Unicorn
Fist of Unicorn (1973)
as Thug [Extra]
Fire Dragon
Fire Dragon (1983)
as (archive footage)
Personal Tailor
Personal Tailor (2013)
as Pan-Pacific host [Cameo]
The Face Behind the Mask
The Face Behind the Mask (1977)
as [unconfirmed Cameo]
The Golden Lotus
The Golden Lotus (1974)
as Pear Hawker Yun
The Lego Ninjago Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)
as Master Wu (voice)
Fist to Fist
Fist to Fist (1973)
as Guard [Extra]
Gen-X Cops
Gen-X Cops (1999)
as Poor Fisherman (Cameo)
The Climbers
The Climbers (2019)
as Yang Guang (Old)
The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run (1981)
as Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver
The Blade Spares None
The Blade Spares None (1971)
as Prince's fighter in the forest
The Himalayan
The Himalayan (1976)
as Tseng's man
Kung Fu Panda Holiday
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)
as Monkey (voice)
New Kids in Town
New Kids in Town (1990)
as Master of Disaster re-edit [archive footage]
King of Comedy
King of Comedy (1999)
as Stunt double on set [Cameo]
The Angry River
The Angry River (1971)
as Thug in black
The Twins Effect II
The Twins Effect II (2004)
as Lord of Armour
Ninja Wars
Ninja Wars (1982)
as [unconfirmed Cameo]
Cannonball Run II
Cannonball Run II (1984)
as Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
Supercop 2
Supercop 2 (1993)
as Insp. Chan Ka Kui
Golden Chicken
Golden Chicken (2002)
as archive footage
The Bloody Fists
The Bloody Fists (1972)
as Policeman [Extra]
Hapkido
Hapkido (1972)
as Black Bear student
Top Fighter 2
Top Fighter 2 (1996)
as (archive footage)
Lady of Steel
Lady of Steel (1970)
as Beggar kid
Ambush
Ambush (1973)
as [Extra]
Golden Chicken 2
Golden Chicken 2 (2003)
as archive footage
I Am Bruce Lee
I Am Bruce Lee (2012)
as Actor on Enter the Dragon (archive footage) (uncredited)
Enter the Phoenix
Enter the Phoenix (2004)
as Mr. Chan (cameo)
Kung Fu Killers
Kung Fu Killers (1974)
as (archive footage)
Naughty Boys
Naughty Boys (1986)
as Prisoner
Fist of Fury
Fist of Fury (1972)
as Student (uncredited)
Pom Pom
Pom Pom (1984)
as Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo]
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019)
as Himself (archive footage)
Chelsea
Chelsea (2016)
as Himself
Too Young to Die
Too Young to Die (2012)
as Himself (archive footage)
Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
as Art Direction
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt (1995)
as Choreographer
Operation Condor
Operation Condor (1991)
as Choreographer
Project A
Project A (1983)
as Choreographer
1911
1911 (2011)
as Stunt Coordinator
I am Sorry
I am Sorry (1989)
as Presenter
Rice Rhapsody
Rice Rhapsody (2004)
as Presenter
Center Stage
Center Stage (1991)
as Presenter
Run Papa Run
Run Papa Run (2008)
as Presenter
Tempting Heart
Tempting Heart (1999)
as Presenter
The Dragon Tamers
The Dragon Tamers (1975)
as Stunt Coordinator
Gen-Y Cops
Gen-Y Cops (2000)
as Presenter
2000 AD
2000 AD (2000)
as Presenter
Purple Storm
Purple Storm (1999)
as Presenter
Immortal Warriors
Immortal Warriors (1978)
as Stunt Coordinator
The Young Dragons
The Young Dragons (1974)
as Stunt Coordinator
Dance of Death
Dance of Death (1979)
as Stunt Coordinator
Fist of Fury
Fist of Fury (1972)
as Stunt Double
Golden Job
Golden Job (2018)
as Presenter
Dance of Death
Dance of Death (1979)
as Martial Arts Choreographer
Shanghai Knights
Shanghai Knights (2003)
as Choreographer
Police Story 2
Police Story 2 (1988)
as Director
Armour of God
Armour of God (1986)
as Director
Project A
Project A (1983)
as Director
Miracles
Miracles (1989)
as Director
Who Am I?
Who Am I? (1998)
as Director
Police Story
Police Story (1985)
as Director
Dragon Lord
Dragon Lord (1982)
as Director
Fearless Hyena
Fearless Hyena (1979)
as Director
1911
1911 (2011)
as Director
Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
as Director
The Diary
The Diary
as Director
Miracles
Miracles (1989)
as Action Director
The Face Behind the Mask
The Face Behind the Mask (1977)
as Action Director
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt (1995)
as Producer
The Medallion
The Medallion (2003)
as Executive Producer
Gorgeous
Gorgeous (1999)
as Producer
Police Story 3: Super Cop
Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)
as Executive Producer
New Police Story
New Police Story (2004)
as Executive Producer
The Myth
The Myth (2005)
as Executive Producer
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon (2000)
as Executive Producer
Gen-X Cops
Gen-X Cops (1999)
as Executive Producer
House of Fury
House of Fury (2005)
as Executive Producer
Rouge
Rouge (1987)
as Producer
Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
as Producer
Dragon Blade
Dragon Blade (2015)
as Producer
The Shootout
The Shootout (1992)
as Producer
Naughty Boys
Naughty Boys (1986)
as Producer
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
as Executive Producer
Read Lips
Read Lips (1980)
as Producer
Kung Fu Yoga
Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
as Executive Producer
Reset
Reset (2017)
as Producer
Railroad Tigers
Railroad Tigers (2016)
as Executive Producer
Bleeding Steel
Bleeding Steel (2017)
as Executive Producer
Hot War
Hot War (1998)
as Producer
Who Am I 2015
Who Am I 2015 (2015)
as Producer
Angry Ranger
Angry Ranger (1991)
as Producer
The Break-Up Artist
The Break-Up Artist (2014)
as Executive Producer
Wushu
Wushu (2008)
as Executive Producer
Air Diary
Air Diary (2007)
as Producer
Red Zone
Red Zone (1995)
as Producer
Skiptrace
Skiptrace (2016)
as Producer
The Foreigner
The Foreigner (2017)
as Producer
Iron Mask
Iron Mask (2019)
as Producer
Police Story: Lockdown
Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
as Executive Producer
Robin-B-Hood
Robin-B-Hood (2006)
as Producer
The Game Changers
The Game Changers (2019)
as Executive Producer
Shanghai Knights
Shanghai Knights (2003)
as Executive Producer
Wish Dragon
Wish Dragon (2021)
as Producer
Snafu
Snafu (2022)
as Producer
The Legend of Drunken Master
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
as Director of Operations
Once Upon a Time in China II
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
as Theme Song Performance
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt (1995)
as Theme Song Performance
Police Story
Police Story (1985)
as Theme Song Performance
Police Story 2
Police Story 2 (1988)
as Screenplay
Gorgeous
Gorgeous (1999)
as Screenplay
Operation Condor
Operation Condor (1991)
as Screenplay
Armour of God
Armour of God (1986)
as Screenplay
Project A
Project A (1983)
as Writer
The Young Master
The Young Master (1980)
as Screenplay
Who Am I?
Who Am I? (1998)
as Screenplay
Miracles
Miracles (1989)
as Writer
The Diary
The Diary
as Writer
Dragon Lord
Dragon Lord (1982)
as Writer