STUNT PERFORMERS who are ripping it up as ACTORS!

by nichemonkey | created - 18 Jul 2011 | updated - 23 Jul 2011 | Public

The dudes by far have been more successful in smoothly transitioning back and forth from acting to stunts. They are series and film LEADS! Some ladies are fighting through but its seems a harder sell - SO To the smart producers of the world- THANK YOU FOR HIRING STUNT PERFORMERS TO TALK!!! Why wouldn't you want low maintenance, professional, experienced performers with hard bodies and physical abilities FAR superior to the average actor??? Hmmmm

Comment for other names I should add!

1. Donnie Yen

Actor | Yip Man

Biography

Early Life

Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.

There...

2. Zoë Bell

Stunts | Grindhouse

As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus.

Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial...

3. Scott Adkins

Actor | Doctor Strange

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 ...

4. Tara Macken

Stunts | Furious Seven

Born in a car in Kuwait, Tara is a byproduct of her Filipina mother and her Irish father. The Mackens lived in the Middle East until the eruption of the Gulf War, where they then moved to Brunei in Borneo. It was in Borneo where Tara became an outdoor junkie, hashing, flipping and climbing through ...

5. Fernando Chien

Actor | The Accountant

In 2010, Fernando turned his focus to his acting career, appearing as Fenroy in Gavin O'Connor's WARRIOR alongside Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte (who received an Academy Award nomination). The film has attained cult status and is currently #135 on IMDB's Top 250 films of all time.

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6. Darren Shahlavi

Actor | I Spy

Darren Shahlavi started his training at the age of 7. He traveled to Hong Kong where he began his movie career, mostly as an actor, stunt double and later as a villain in the early 1990s.

Later he made the step from Hong Kong to Western cinema. His resume is growing and now he has had the ...

7. Ray Park

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Raymond Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England. He was raised in London from the age of seven. His father introduced him into Martial Arts from a young age. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, or be like the heroes in movies ...

8. Daniel Cudmore

Actor | X-Men: The Last Stand

Born in Vancouver and raised in Squamish, British Columbia, Daniel grew up in an athletic household. The middle of three boys, Daniel excelled at a number of different sports including ski racing, snowboarding, football and rugby. However, in addition to his vast interest in athletics, Daniel ...

9. Samantha Jo

Actress | Wonder Woman

Samantha Jo was born on March 29, 1991 in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on Wonder Woman (2017), Snow Steam Iron (2017) and Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011). She has been married to Allen Jo since May 14, 2011.

10. Aleks Paunovic

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

Aleks Paunovic was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to a Croatian mother and Serbian father. The result of this remarkable blend of bloodlines is the 6'5" ruggedly handsome actor appearing on screens around the world at a rapidly escalating rate.

Acting came to Aleks while he was onstage in his hometown ...

11. Monique Ganderton

Stunts | Avengers: Infinity War

Monique Ganderton was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has always had a passion for sports and adventure largely in part to her ever adventurous father, Russell. She achieved high levels of track and field, equestrian show jumping and is also a certified snowboard instructor. Monique was also...

12. Ashton Moio

Stunts | The Hunger Games

Ashton Moio was born on December 22, 1991 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Ashton Andrew Moio. He is known for his work on The Hunger Games (2012), Let Me In (2010) and The Purge (2013).

13. Ken Kirzinger

Actor | Freddy vs. Jason

Ken Kirzinger was born on November 4, 1959 in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is known for his work on Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Watchmen (2009) and Paycheck (2003).

14. Garvin Cross

Stunts | Blade: Trinity

Garvin Cross is known for his work on Blade: Trinity (2004), Inception (2010) and I, Robot (2004).

15. Matt Mullins

Stunts | Divergent

From his humble beginnings of watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Matt Mullins has risen to become world renown in martial arts, and as a star in the CW4Kids show "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight".

With 5 martial art world titles in hand, Matt moved from Naperville, IL to Hollywood and quickly began ...

16. Jeff Chase

Actor | Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station

Born Jeffrey Lance Sniffen. Graduate of Passiac Valley Regional Valley Regional High School Little Falls NJ. Graduate of West Virginia University. Played football for the Mountaineers 1986-1991. Married to Kimberly 1991-2015 (Divorced). One son Cory Chase. Best Known for The Mechanic 2011, Mission ...

17. David Leitch

Stunts | The Bourne Ultimatum

David Leitch is an actor, stuntman, writer, producer, stunt coordinator and film director. He directed some scenes in John Wick (2014), and then went on to direct Atomic Blonde (2017) starring Charlize Theron.

Leitch was a stunt double for Brad Pitt five times and two times for Jean-Claude Van Damme...

18. Mike Dopud

Actor | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Mike Dopud is a man with presence. As an actor, his screen presence has a far different kind of impact than the kind he used to deliver as a professional athlete -- Both are hard-hitting and memorable.

Dopud was born in Montreal, Canada, the second son of a Yugoslavian family. Mike speaks three ...

19. Daniel Bernhardt

Actor | John Wick

Daniel Bernhardt was born on the 31st August 1965 in Worblaufen, Bern in Switzerland. After finishing high school, he studied architectural design for four years and graduated in Bern. At the same time he opened a martial arts school with his brother. After completing his studies, Daniel moved to ...

20. Kevin Foster

Actor | Iron Man

Kevin Foster is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Jurassic World (2015) and Jarhead (2005).

21. Michelle Lee

Stunts | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Michelle Lee was born on August 2, 1978 in Long Beach, California, USA as Michelle Charlene Lee. She is known for her work on Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Gamer (2009) and Surrogates (2009).

22. James Lew

Stunts | Luke Cage

Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu (1972) television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon (1976). He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John ...

23. Tarah Paige

Stunts | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Tarah Paige was born on July 8, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She is known for her work on A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016).

24. Mathis Landwehr

Stunts | V for Vendetta

Mathis Landwehr was born in 1980. He is known for his work on V for Vendetta (2005), Speed Racer (2008) and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013).

25. Matt McColm

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Matt McColm was born on January 31, 1965. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Island (2005) and R.I.P.D. (2013).