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Jackie Chan

 

Jackie Chan Actor Information

Jackie Chan is China’s most prolific, successful and well known actors in the last 30 years and instrumental in introducing Chinese cinema to the western world. He is also incredibly versatile and his roles in Chinese movies have range from stunt work and marital arts choreography to screen writing and directing.

Names

English name – Jackie Chan
Chinese name – 成龙
Pinyin – Cheng Long

Details

Date of birth – 7th April 1954
Place of Birth- Hong Kong, China
Current nationality – Chinese
Height – 1.74 meters

Background

Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong to Charles  and Lee-lee Chan who were Chinese mainland immigrants fleeing from the ravages of China’s civil war. Jackie’s parents worked at the French Consul on Hong Kong Island so Jackie spent his early years in the consul’s residence. His education started at Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island but was ended prematurely when he failed in his first year. Soon after Jackie Chan and his family immigrated to Australia in 1960 where his father worked as the head cook on Canberra for the US embassy.

Jackie was not successful academically in Australia either so his father sent him back to Hong Kong where he joined a Peking Opera school called the Chinese Drama Academy. Jackie spent the next 10 years at the academy learning dance, music and traditional martial arts. He excelled in acrobatics and martial arts and eventually became a member of the academy’s Seven Little Fortunes which was a performance group made of the schools best students. Jackie became close friends with two class mates Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. The three of them were later known in the Chinese martial arts movie industry as the “Three Brothers” or “Three Dragons”.

Acting Career

Jackie Chan’s career started when he appeared in his first film “Big and Little Wong Tin Bar” in 1962 at the early age of eight. He also appeared in two more films in 1963 and in 1966. His adult movie career did not begin until 1971 when he worked as an extra in the Hong Kong film “A Touch of Zen”. He also worked as a stunt man in Bruce Lee’s films “Fist of Fury” and “Enter the Dragon.” His first starring role was in 1973 in the film “”Little Tiger in Canton”.

These early films were not commercially successful so in 1976 Jackie returned to his family in Australia where he went back to school briefly before dropping out and had a brief stint as a construction worker. He returned to Hong Kong the same year to appear to appear in a film modelled after Bruce Lee’s style of martial arts and film making. The film was unsuccessful so after the death of Bruce Lee, Jackie developed his own unique style of movies that combined slap stick comedy in the style of Buster Keaton with high energy martial arts and stunts. Starting with his first break through in 1978 in the movie “Snake in Eagle’s Shadow”, Jackie’s career took off with a string of box office hits in the late 1970’s and 1980’s

His first foreign films were “Battle Creek Brawl” in 1980 and “The Cannonball Run” in 1981 where he had minor roles. Cannonball Run was a hit but Jackie’s role was very minor and he only had one low key fight scene. After his next foreign film “The Protector” in 1985 which was a commercial failure, Jackie gave up on trying to break into the foreign film market for 10 years. His first successful foreign move was “Rumble in the Bronx” in 1995 that propelled him to international fame. His success in the international film market continued with “Rush Hour” in 1998 with Chris Tucker,  “Rush Hour Two” in 2001 with Chris Tucker again,  “Shanghai Knights” in 2003 with Owen Wilson and a number of other successful movies.

Since his career took off in 1972 Jackie Chan has been continuously making movies and currently has over 110 films with no plans for retirement in sight.

Personal Life
Jackie Chan married a Taiwanese actress Lin Feng-jiao (Joan Lin) in 1982 and had a son Jaycee Chan the same year. He had an affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei in 1999 who gave birth to a girl Etta who Elaine claims is Jackie’s.  Jackie is a talented singer (many people debate this) and has released a number of albums in Asia. His music is normally heard in his films. He is best friends with Sylvestor Stallone and good friends with Steven Seagal and James Lew.

Jackie Chen Trivia
-Jackie Chan starred in a adult comedy “All in the family” in 1975 that included his only nude sex scene. It is also his only film that did not include a fight or a stunt.
-Jackie Chan’s trade mark and one of the factors that made him so successful are his stunts that he performs himself. So far in his acting career he has dislocated his pelvis, fractured his skull, broken his fingers, toes, nose, hips, sternum, both cheeks, neck, ankle and ribs.

Chinese Movies
Police Story 2013(2013)
Detective Zhong Wen

CZ12(2012)
JC / Asian Hawk

1911 (2011)
Huang Xing

Shaolin (2011)
Cook

Little Big Soldier (2010)
The Soldier

The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Li Jishen's Interviewer

Shinjuku Incident (2009)
Steelhead

Robin-B-Hood (2006)
Fong Ka Ho

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

Da lao ai mei li (2004)
Client of Julie (Cameo)

The Twins Effect (2003)
Jackie Fong

The Accidental Spy (2001)
Buck Yuen

Dak ging san yan lui (1999)
Poor Fisherman

King of Comedy (1999)
talented movie extra

Gorgeous (1999)
C.N. Chan

Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998)
Who Am I? – Jackie Chan

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Jackie

Thunderbolt (1995)
Chan Foh To (Alfred Tung in US version)

1994 The Legend of Drunken Master
Wong Fei-hung

Supercop 2 (1993)
Inspector Chan

Crime Story (1993)
Inspector Eddie Chan

City Hunter (1993)
Ryu Saeba

Supercop (1992)
Insp. Chan Ka Kui

Shuang long hui (1992)
Ma Yau / Die Hard (John Ma / Boomer in US version)

Xi Zang xiao zi (1992)
Cameo appearance

Operation Condor (1992)
Asian Hawk – Condor

Island of Fire (1990)
Lung/Steve Tong

Ji ji (1989)
'Charlie' Cheng Wah Kuo

Police Story 2 (1988)
Chan Ka Kui

Dragons Forever (1988)
Jackie Lung

Project A 2 (1987)
Dragon Mao

Armour of God (1986)
Asian Hawk

Nui ji za pai jun (1986)
Prisoner

Police Story (1985)
Chan Ka Kui

Long de xin (1985)
Ted/Tat Fung

Xia ri fu xing (1985)
Muscles

The Protector (1985)
Billy Wong

Fuk sing go jiu (1985)
Muscles

Wheels on Meals (1984)
Thomas

Shen yong shuang xiang pao (1984)
Motorcycle Cop #2

Project A (1983)
Dragon Mi Yong

Winners & Sinners (1983)
CID 07

Long teng hu yue (1983)
Chan Lung (also archive footage) (as Jacky Chan)

Dragon Strike (1982)
Dragon

Mi ni te gong dui (1982)
Sammy (as Jacky Chan)

The Big Brawl (1980)
Jerry Kwan

Dian zhi gong fu gan chian chan (1980)
Jiang (as Jacky Chan)

The Young Master (1980)
Dragon

Long quan (1979)
Tang How-Yuen

The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Shing Lung (as Jacky Chan)

 Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
Yi-Lang

Drunken Master (1978)
Wong Fei-Hung

Fei du juan yun shan (1978)
Lord Ting Chung

She hao ba bu (1978)
Hsu Yin-Fung (as Jackie Chen)

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Chien Fu (as Lung Cheng)

Jian hua yan yu Jiang Nan (1977)
Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)

The 36 Crazy Fists (1977)
In opening scene (uncredited)

Shao Lin mu ren xiang (1976)

Feng yu shuang liu xing (1976)
Wa Wu-Bin/Tiger

Shao Lin men (1976)
Tan Feng (as Chan Yuan Lung)

Xin jing wu men (1976)
A Lung (as Chen Yuen Lung)

The Himalayan (1976)
Tseng's man (uncredited)

Pai an jing ji (1975)
Secretary Chen (as Chen Yuen Lung)

Hua fei man cheng chun (1975)
Hsiao Tang

The Golden Lotus (1974)
Pear seller Brother Yun (as Chen Yuen Lung)

E hu cun (1974)
Extra (uncredited)

Crash! Che botte strippo strappo stroppio (1973)
Extra (uncredited)

Fists of the Double K (1973)
Guard (as Chen Yuen Lung)

Xiao lao hu (as Chen Yuan-lung) (1973)

Enter the Dragon (1973)
Han's henchman

Village on Fire (1973)
Thug – beats up a woman (uncredited)

Nu jing cha (1973)
Gang Leader (as Jacky Chan)

Tie wa (1973)
Japanese extra (as Chen Yuen Lung)

Bei di yan zhi (1973)
Xiao Liu (as Chen Yuan Lung)

Chinese Hercules (1973)
Thug (uncredited)

Bruce Lee and I (1973)
Extra (uncredited)

Fist of Anger (1973)
Si To

Ambush (1973)
Extra (uncredited)

Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung (1973)
Hsiao Hu

Brutal Boxer (1972)
Thug – slides along floor (uncredited)

Hapkido (1972)
Black Bear student (uncredited)

The Chinese Connection (1972)
Jing Wu student (uncredited)

A Touch of Zen (1971)
Extra (uncredited)

The Angry River (1971)
Cameo (uncredited)

The Blade Spares None (1971)
Young Ching Yun (uncredited)

Master with Cracked Fingers (1971)
Jackie Chan (as Chan Yuan Lung)

Lady of Steel (1970)
Beggar kid (uncredited)

Come Drink with Me (1966)
Kid (uncredited)

Qin Xiang Lian (1964)

The Love Eterne (1963)
Extra (uncredited)

Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962)
Kid

International Movies

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Monkey (voice)

The Spy Next Door (2010)
Bob Ho

The Legend of Silk Boy (2010)
Xu Rongcun

The Karate Kid (2010)
Mr. Han

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Monkey (voice)

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Lu Yan / Old Hop

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Lee

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Passepartout / Lau Xing

The Medallion (2003)
Eddie Yang

Shanghai Knights (2003)
Chon Wang

The Tuxedo (2002)
Jimmy Tong

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Chief Inspector Lee

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Chon Wang

Rush Hour (1998)
Lee

Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)
Insp. Chan Ka Kui

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Keung

Cannonball Run II (1984)
Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer

The Cannonball Run (1981)
Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver

Awards for Film and TV

26th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan, Nicky Li – Rob-B-Hood

25th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – The Myth
Nominee – Best Original Film Song – Jackie Chan – The Myth

24th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – New Police Story
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – New Police Story
Winner – Professional Spirit Award – Jackie Chan

21st Hong Kong Film Awards
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – The Accidental Spy

19th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Gorgeous

18th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Who Am I?
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Who Am I?

17th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Mr. Nice Guy

16th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Police Story 4: First Strike

15th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Rumble in the Bronx
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Rumble in the Bronx
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Thunderbolt

14th Hong Kong Film Awards
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Drunken Master II

13th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Crime Story
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Crime Story

12th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Police Story 3: Supercop

11th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Armour of God II

9th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Mr Canton and Lady Rose
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Mr Canton and Lady Rose

7th Hong Kong Film Awards
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Project A II
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Armour of God

5th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Director – Jackie Chan – Police Story
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Police Story
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Heart of Dragon
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Police Story

4th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Project A
Winner – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Project A
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Wheels on Meals

2nd Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Dragon Lord
 

36th Golden Horse Awards (1999)
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Gorgeous

32nd Golden Horse Awards (1995)
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Rumble in the Bronx

30th Golden Horse Awards (1993)
Winner – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Crime Story
Nominee – Best Action Choreography – Jackie Chan – Crime Story

29th Golden Horse Awards (1992)
Winner – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Police Story 3: Supercop

26th Golden Horse Awards (1989)
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Mr Canton and Lady Rose

24th Golden Horse Awards (1987)
Nominee – Best Director – Jackie Chan – Project A II

21st Golden Horse Awards (1984)
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – Project A

2005 Golden Rooster Awards
Winner – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – New Police Story

2006 Hundred Flowers Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – New Police Story

2005 Shanghai International Film Festival
Winner – Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema – Jackie Chan

2005 Golden Phoenix Awards
Winner – Outstanding Contribution Award – Jackie Chan

1993 Golden Phoenix Awards
Winner – Special Award – Jackie Chan

2010 Asia-Pacific Film Festival
Winner – Special Award – Jackie Chan

2005 Asia-Pacific Film Festival
Winner – Special Award – Jackie Chan

1993 Asia-Pacific Film Festival
Winner – Lifetime Achievement Award – Jackie Chan

2005 Golden Bauhinia Awards
Nominee – Best Actor – Jackie Chan – New Police Story

2002 American Choreography Awards, USA
Winner – Innovator Award – Jackie Chan

2000 Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Winner – Special Award – Jackie Chan – Excellence in International Cinema

2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
Nominee – Favorite Action Team – Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson – Shanghai Noon

1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
Winner – Favorite Duo – Action – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker – Rush Hour

1998 Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
Winner – Maverick Tribute Award – Jackie Chan

2002 Daytime Emmy Awards
Winner – Outstanding Performer – Jackie Chan – Jackie Chan Adventures

1997 Fant-Asia Film Festival
Winner – Best Asian Film – Jackie Chan, Lau Kar-Leung – Drunken Master II

1999 Hollywood Film Festival
Winner – Actor of the Year – Jackie Chan

2003 Kids' Choice Awards, USA
Winner – Favorite Male Butt Kicker – Jackie Chan – The Tuxedo
Nominee – Favorite Movie Actor – Jackie Chan – The Tuxedo

2002 Kids' Choice Awards, USA
Winner – Favorite Male Action Hero – Jackie Chan – Rush Hour 2
Nominee – Favorite Male Movie Star – Jackie Chan – Rush Hour 2

2008 MTV Movie Awards
Nominee – Best Fight – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Sun Mingming – Rush Hour 3

2003 MTV Movie Awards
Nominee – Best On-Screen Team – Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson – Shanghai Knights

2002 MTV Movie Awards
Winner – Best Fight – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker – Rush Hour 2
Nominee – Best On-Screen Team – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker – Rush Hour 2

1999 MTV Movie Awards
Winner – Best On-Screen Duo – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker – Rush Hour
Nominee – Best Fight – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker – Rush Hour

1997 MTV Movie Awards
Nominee – Best Fight – Jackie Chan – Police Story 4: First Strike

1996 MTV Movie Awards
Nominee – Best Fight – Jackie Chan – Rumble in the Bronx

1995 MTV Movie Awards
Winner – Lifetime Achievement – Jackie Chan

2001 Montréal World Film Festival
Winner – Grand Prix Special des Amériques – Jackie Chan

2011 People's Choice Awards, USA
Winner – Favorite Action Star – Jackie Chan – The Karate Kid

2008 People's Choice Awards, USA
Nominee – Favorite Match-up – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker – Rush Hour 3

2008 Teen Choice Awards
Nominee – Movie Actor: Action – Jackie Chan – The Forbidden Kingdom

2002 Teen Choice Awards
Nominee – Film – Choice Chemistry – Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker – Rush Hour 2

2002 Walk of Fame
Winner – Star on the Walk of Fame – Jackie Chan – At 6801 Hollywood Blvd

2002 World Stunt Awards
Winner – Taurus Honorary Award – Jackie Chan

2007 Hua Ding Awards
Winner – Best Artist (Public Image) – Jackie Chan
Winner – Most Respected Artist (HK, TW) – Jackie Chan

Supporting websites for Jackie Chan

Official Jackie Chan website
IMDb Actor Database for Jackie Chan