My own version of an "Expendables" type of action picture with stars from the "direct to video action market" I'm not quite sure how you could work them all in the story but it sure would be sweet to have them all on screen! Thanks for taking the time to check this out.
Born in Philadelphia, Michael came from a line of German sailors on one side and American Delaware Indians on the other. As a 10 year old Michael directed his first film entitle The Tire. It was shot with a super-8 camera his mother bought him. He continued making short films into his late teens. During his early teens...
“ The lead-likeable and bad ass. I always thought he should have took more action roles. ” - canike07
Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by their parents, John and Janet (Sanders) Adkins, in a loving middle-class family. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield...
“ Second in command-another bad ass martial artist ” - canike07
Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Executive VP and Mandalay Pictures) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. The first "Best of the Best" starring academy award nominated actors...
“ Lead-I would like him to have a kick ass fight against Mark Dacascos! ” - canike07
“ Villain ” - canike07
After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1980, while attending college Loren Avedon signed up at the Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do Karate school in Los Angeles. He received his first "break" while training late one night at the Karate school. Producer Roy Horan
was looking for an actor/martial artist to be the star of No Retreat, No Surrender 2
Thomas Ian Griffith
Thomas Ian Griffith was born on March 18, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. His father, Thomas Joseph, was a college professor and his mother, Mary Ann, was a dance teacher. Griffith trained as an opera singer in New York City with Metropolitan Opera star Delia Rigal. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester...
Don "The Dragon" Wilson is considered the greatest kick-boxing champion in the sport's history. A native of South Florida, Wilson began fighting in the late 1970s. In a career which spanned 4 decades, he won 11 world kick-boxing championships, among them the WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO Lightheavyweight World Championships...
Action film star Gary Daniels was a real-life kick-boxing champion. With rugged good-looks, a muscular build and a charming personality, it was a natural for him to move from the world of fighting to that of acting. Born Gary Edward Daniels on May 9, 1963 in Woking, Surrey, England, Daniels was a childhood fan of legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee
Drago is well-known for his villainous parts (leading or supporting), and he is renowned for his rugged yet scary looks and evil smile. He was born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas. He became interested in acting and took his mother's maiden name 'Drago' as a stage name. At first he worked as a stuntman in Kansas...
Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist. From his portrayal of the opera singing baddie in "The Goonies" and one of the most popular James Bond villains Franz Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" to FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in" Die Hard" or Al Torres in...
Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu
television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon
. He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John Carpenter
handpicked him as the Martial Arts Choreographer for 20th Century Fox's now cult film...
Started his martial arts career at the University Of South Carolina in 1971 and in only two years, earned his 1st degree Black Belt. Competed in regional tournaments and major events throughout the world. Was World Karate Champion and US National Karate Champion for 3 consecutive years. (1978-1980)...
Asian American actor & stuntman has picked up a cult fan following based around his numerous appearances in high voltage action flicks from the mid-1980s onwards. Al nearly always turns up as a bad guy with his lean muscled physique, incredible agility, amazing martial arts skills, wispy black hair...
“ This guy has been in everything else so why not cast him in this as well! ” - canike07
Muscular African American sports star, actor, media identity and inventor of the phenomenally popular "Tae Bo" fitness system, derived from his extensive martial arts training. Blanks was born in Eerie, Pennsylvania in 1955 amongst humble backgrounds and grew up as one of 15 children, battling dyslexia and tendon problems...
Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before becoming a fan favorite in the late '80s...
Michael Kevin Paré was born on October 9, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Joan (Moroney) and Francis Paré, who owned print shops. His father died of leukemia when Paré was five, leaving his mother to raise their large family of children. Paré was working as a chef in New York City when an agent...
Bolo Yeung was born in China. He began his martial arts training at the age of 10. Growing up he took an interest in bodybuilding. Later he became know as Chinese Hercules after becoming Mr. Hong Kong bodybuilding champion. He held the title for ten years. Because of his impressively muscular physique he was chosen for several bad guy movie roles...
“ Sensai to the lead character. ” - canike07
Audiences know Cody as a model, actor, and kick-boxer. Prior to acting, Sasha was a model for Bruce Weber's fashion photography and Calvin Klein and made his screen debut in 1986's Pleasure and burst onto screens as Ruggieri in the action thriller Death Before Dishonor (1987). Three years later, he joined the soap opera Dallas as James Beaumont...
Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and intimidating German actor Matthias Hues has an international reputation for playing action heroes, sinister villains to hilarious off beat characters. Matthias Hues was born on Valentine's Day in Waltrop, Germany, to the late Dr. Josef Hues and Maria Humperdinck Hues who still resides in Germany...
“ I know he always plays the bad guy because thats what he does best but I would like him to take on a good guy role. ” - canike07
Olivier Gruner was born on August 2nd, 1960 in Paris. His father is a successful surgeon with his own surgery. His two brothers also made academic careers. When Olivier was 18, he went to an elite force of the french army, where he stayed 4 years. Most of this time he was in Djibouti and Somalia. At this time he already trained karate...
“ Villain-Main guy the lead hero has to fight at the end. ” - canike07
“ Villain ” - canike07
Tim Thomerson rates highly as one of the best, most prolific, versatile and dependable character actors to ever grace both the big and small screens alike with pleasing regularity since the mid 70s. Although often cast as laconic rough 'n' tumble macho guys, Thomerson has proved on many occasions that he can essay comic roles and more substantial dramatic parts with equal skill and conviction...
“ Arms dealer for our heroes-Guy who can get anything so to speak. ” - canike07
Richard Norton's big screen appeal was undeniable when he debuted as the menacing assassin Kyo in "The Octagon" (1980), even though the character remained cloaked by a ninja mask. In the recent "Under a Red Moon" (2008), the Melbourne native plays a hardline judge who unravels when his son succumbs to drug addiction...
Daniel Bernhardt was born in Worblaufen, a part of Bern, the Swiss Capital. He was initially an architectural drawer before being discovered as model for a clothes designer brand. He has been training in martial arts since 1983 and his brother owns a martial arts school close to Lucerne in Switzerland...
Martin Kove was born on March 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. Strong-featured, narrow-eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good guys and bad guys! First turned up on screen in several minor roles, and got himself noticed as the villainous Nero the Hero in the low-budget road race Death Race 2000
“ Supporting role-maybe as the bar keep at the place our heroes frequent. ” - canike07
Arnold Chon began his training at the age of 5 at the Jhoon Rhee Institute in Virginia. Arnold received his black belt at the age of 11 while training equally hard in gymnastics. Arnold became an Extreme Martial Arts competitor and conquered the competitive martial arts circuit, eventually becoming a NASKA champion and two time Junior Olympic gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do...
“ Villain ” - canike07
Jalal Merhi is recognized worldwide as a premiere action-film producer / director after successfully delivering over 20 films worldwide within a decade, and numerous short film projects. Born in Brazil from to Lebanese parents, Jalal emigrated to Canada to study and eventually built an extension of his family jewelry business...
“ Villain ” - canike07
Lorenzo Fernando Lamas was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of actors Arlene Dahl
and Fernando Lamas
. His father was Argentinian and his mother was American, of Norwegian descent. Lorenzo was raised in Pacific Palisades, California. In 1968, his family moved to New York. He attended private school...
“ Villain-maybe as a corrupt DEA agent or something. ” - canike07
Larnell Stovall moved from New Orleans to pursue the movie industry in February 2001. He is a former world and international champion in fighting, weapons and forms (kata).
“ Fight Choreogrpher-Credits include Undispted 3 ” - canike07
Worshiped by his fans for many years Isaac Florentine has built up his excellent reputation within the movie business. At first attracting the action movie fans, Isaac moved into the mainstream with New Line's release Undisputed II: Last man standing. The film received rave reviews not only for its groundbreaking fighting scenes but also for its complexity and dramatic qualities...
“ Director-Undisputed 2&3, Ninja and the upcoming 'Blood Hostage' amongst other greats. ” - canike07
“ Producer-One half of the production company known as PM Entertainment ” - canike07
“ Producer-Other half of PM Entertainment. ” - canike07