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
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.
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 ...
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.
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...