Martial Art Movie Stars

by vforvw | created - 18 Aug 2012 | updated - 18 Aug 2012 | Public

this is a list of my favourite martial artist/martial art actors. some just learned martial arts for the movie they were in, but deserve credit for performing well for non martial artists.

1. Bruce Lee

Actor | Meng long guo jiang

Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...

2. Chuck Norris

Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger

Chuck Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman (1991), The Delta Force (1986) and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990). He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). He was an executive ...

3. Steven Seagal

Actor | Exit Wounds

Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law (1988).

Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical ...

4. 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...

5. Brandon Lee

Actor | The Crow

Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...

6. Wesley Snipes

Actor | Blade

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School ...

7. Michael Jai White

Actor | Black Dynamite

Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White ...

8. 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 ...

9. Jet Li

Actor | Huo yuanjia

Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...

10. Jackie Chan

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.

Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria ...

11. Tony Jaa

Actor | Ong-bak 3

Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. Jaa studied martial arts at the local ...

12. Jing Wu

Actor | Zhan lang

Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi ...

13. Dan Chupong

Actor | Ong-bak

Dan Chupong was born on March 23, 1981 in Kalasin Province, Thailand. He is known for his work on Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Kerd ma lui (2004) and Ong-bak 3 (2010).

14. Iko Uwais

Actor | The Raid 2: Berandal

Iko Uwais was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Maisyaroh and Mustapha Kamaluddin. His grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, was a master of silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art, and founded a silat school. Iko himself has been learning silat since he was 10 years old. He became National Champion in...

15. Lateef Crowder

Stunts | Captain America: Civil War

Lateef Crowder was born on November 23, 1977 in San Jose, California, USA as Lateef Crowder Dos Santos. He is known for his work on Captain America: Civil War (2016), Furious 7 (2015) and The Protector (2005).

16. Mark Dacascos

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Mark Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Mark Alan Dacascos. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Only the Strong (1993) and Drive (1997). He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. They have three children.

17. Joselito 'Amen' Santo

Actor | Only the Strong

Mestre Amen Santo is an Afro-Brazilian mestre (master) of the acrobatic martial art of capoeira. He has acted in roles practicing his art in two Hollywood movies, Only The Strong and Kickboxer 4, and created much of the former's fight choreography. He was born in Bahia, Brazil, and as a teenager, ...

18. Gary Daniels

Actor | The Expendables

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 ...

19. 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 ...

20. Jon Foo

Actor | Tekken

Jon Foo was born October 30th, 1982 in London England. He is known for his roles in The Protector (2005) (2005) Tekken (2010) (2010) WEAPONiZED (2016) (2016) and Rush Hour (2016) (2016). Jonathan is an Art and Design Graduate, An actor and a musician. He began his career as a circus performer and ...

21. 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. Olivier Gruner

Actor | Nemesis

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. ...

23. Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Stunts | Yip Man

Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ...

24. Biao Yuen

Actor | Bai ga jai

Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as ...

25. Andy On

Actor | Siu nin a Fu

Andy On was born on May 11, 1977, in Providence, Rhode Island. A non-martial artist, Andy had always loved Jackie Chan movies and emulated his moves from flips and kicks at his home. In early 2000, while working as a bartender in Rhode Island, someone suggested he should become an actor. Andy, who ...

26. Jang Lee Hwang

Actor | Ying zhao tie bu shan

Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. Known for his powerful and deadly kicks on screen as well as off, Hwang has a reputation as the Lord of the Superkickers. Born in Japan, Hwang's family moved back to their native Korea, where at the age of 14, Hwang began taking the national martial art of...

27. Bolo Yeung

Actor | Bloodsport

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 ...

28. Tao-Liang Tan

Actor | Shao Lin men

Tao-Liang Tan was born in 1947 in Pusan, Korea. He is an actor and producer, known for Shao Lin men (1976), Breathing Fire (1991) and Zhu Jiang da feng bao (1974).

29. David Chiang

Actor | Ci Ma

David Chiang was born in Suzhou, China on June 29, 1947. His mother Hung Wei and father Yim Dut were very popular movie stars. Young David began his acting career at a very early age, appearing in black & white films while he was only 4 years old. "John" is David's real English name, while "David" ...

30. John Liu

Actor | Ying zhao tie bu shan

John Liu was born on May 20, 1944 in Taiwan. He is an actor and producer, known for Ying zhao tie bu shan (1977), Made in China (1982) and Ren quan wei zhen Ba Li (1981).

31. Dragon Lee

Actor | Shen wei san meng long

Dragon Lee was born in 1940 in North Korea as Mun Kyong-sok. He is an actor, known for Shen wei san meng long (1980), Wit's End (1971) and Secret Ninja (1982).

32. Marko Zaror

Actor | Alita: Battle Angel

Marko Zaror Aguad (Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean martial arts action star and fight choreographer, currently residing in Los Angeles, California, and Santiago, Chile. His career began as a young boy with a passion for martial arts and fighting, inspired by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jean Claude Van...

33. Ilram Choi

Stunts | Star Trek

Ilram's parents are from Korea. But Ilram himself was born in the U.S. As soon as he learned to walk, he began training in Tae Kwon Do. Besides the regular training, Ilram would learn by imitating the better martial artists and athletes, including his father.

Ilram would soon make his way into ...

34. Ho-Sung Pak

Actor | Lesser of Three Evils

Korean-American born Ho Sung-Pak is best known for two accomplishments in martial arts. A wushu champion, Ho was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1991. His first accomplishment was that he played both Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the video game that started a fad and 2 movies, Mortal ...

35. Sasha Mitchell

Actor | Class of 1999 II: The Substitute

Sasha Mitchell is a model, actor, and kick-boxer, who will forever be known for two roles. From 1990 to 1993, he took over for Jean-Claude Van Damme in the Kickboxer series, ending it with the fourth installment, Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994). A black belt in tae kwon do, Sasha was once an ...

36. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor | Double Team

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...

37. Corey Yuen

Actor | Zhi fa xian feng

Corey Yuen was born in 1951 in Hong Kong, China as Ying Gang-Ming. He is known for his work on Above the Law (1986), The Legend (1993) and Red Cliff (2008).

38. Jason Statham

Actor | Crank

Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has ...

39. Shannon Lee

Actress | Blade

Shannon Lee was born on April 19, 1969 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Shannon Emery Lee. She is a producer and actress, known for Blade (1998), High Voltage (1997) and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993). She has been married to Ian Keasler since August 1994. They have one child.

40. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

41. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family ...

42. Cynthia Rothrock

Actress | Cui hua kuang mo

Cynthia Rothrock was born on March 8, 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Cynthia Ann Christine Rothrock. She is an actress and producer, known for Cui hua kuang mo (1993), Honor and Glory (1993) and Above the Law (1986).

43. Richard Norton

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

A powerful screen presence, Richard Norton wins the applause of international audiences with his engaging ability to play either the hero or the heavy. Rare versatility and focused work ethic have enabled him to build an expanding library of almost 100 film and television titles. The disciplines ...

44. Phillip Rhee

Producer | Best of the Best

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...

45. Simon Rhee

Stunts | Inception

Simon Rhee is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. He is a World-Class Martial Artist known for his beautiful kicks and incredible forms, and is a many-time Grand Champion of the tournament circuit. Karate Illustrated noted that, "Simon Rhee has the ...

46. Eric Roberts

Actor | Runaway Train

One of Hollywood's edgier, more intriguing characters running around and about for decades, Eric Anthony Roberts started life in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is the son of Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights. His siblings are actors Lisa Roberts Gillan and ...

47. Patrick Swayze

Actor | Dirty Dancing

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. ...

48. Wenzhuo Zhao

Actor | Su Qi-er

Wenzhuo Zhao was born on April 10, 1972 in Ning'an, Heilongjiang, China. He is an actor, known for Su Qi-er (2010), Green Snake (1993) and Yingxiong Zheng Chengong (2002).

49. Jeff Speakman

Actor | The Perfect Weapon

Jeff Speakman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he became a All-American springboard diver in high school. He broke records in his school's district and conference all without ever having a coach. Determined to go to college, he worked for six years and graduated with honors from ...

50. Lorenzo Lamas

Actor | Grease

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 ...

51. Marshall R. Teague

Actor | Armageddon

Marshall Teague is an American actor who has appeared in over 130 films and Tv shows. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters has allowed him to build a varied and pivotal body of work. His theatrical breakout role was as Jimmy Reno in the 1989 cult classic Road ...

52. Robin Shou

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown.

Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate...

53. Anton Kasabov

Stunts | Rush Hour 3

Anton Kasabov is known for his work on Rush Hour 3 (2007), Tekken (2010) and 99.

54. Cung Le

Actor | Pandorum

Cung Le made his first appearance on the professional M.M.A. stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed take-downs. This U.S.-Viet Namese champion, actor, producer and ...

55. Dolph Lundgren

Actor | Rocky IV

Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. ...

56. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His...

57. Tsuyoshi Ihara

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Ihara Tsuyoshi was born on November 6, 1963, in Kokura, Kyushu. He grew up in Osaka, and after graduating high school, he joined JAC (Japan Action Club) which is headed by Shin'ichi Chiba (aka Chiba Shinichi), which is a company of stunt and action actors. He made his debut in 1983 in a stage drama...

58. Shô Kosugi

Actor | Ninja Assassin

Easily the best known actor/martial artist during the 1980s ninja cinema craze, Kosugi was a proficient martial artist & skilled weapons performer which was highlighted in his several starring roles.

Kosugi grew up as the youngest child and only son of a Tokyo fisherman, and began his martial arts ...

59. Siu-Ho Chin

Actor | Tai ji: Zhang San Feng

Siu-Ho Chin was born on January 26, 1963 in Hong Kong. He is known for his work on Tai-Chi Master (1993), Jing wu ying xiong (1994) and Cha shou (1981). He has been married to Sin-Ming Yau since 2001. They have one child. He was previously married to Sharon Kwok.

60. Yasuaki Kurata

Actor | Jing wu ying xiong

Yasuaki Kurata was born on March 20, 1946 in Ibaraki, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for Jing wu ying xiong (1994), Dang kou feng yun (2017) and Blood: The Last Vampire (2009).

61. Billy Chow

Actor | Shu dan long wei

Billy Chow was born on August 24, 1958 in Canada. He is an actor, known for High Risk (1995), Chao ji xue xiao ba wang (1993) and Jing wu ying xiong (1994).

62. Keith Cooke

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Keith Cooke is a man of many qualities, accomplished in the arts of Wushu, Tae Kwon Do and Karate.

He started his WuShu training in 1973, under Roger Tung. In 1980 he went to China and he trained for 5 hours a day and entered the competition circuit in 1983. He immediately gained a second place in ...

63. Loren Avedon

Actor | The King of the Kickboxers

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 ...

64. Billy Blanks

Actor | The Last Boy Scout

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 ...

65. Jerry Trimble

Actor | Heat

Jerry Trimble Jr. was born in Newport, Kentucky. At age 13 he was inspired by the late Bruce Lee and began studying the Korean art of Taekwon-Do. In six months he began teaching the art. At 15 Jerry earned the rank of first-degree black belt and became the number one point fighter in the Midwest ...

66. Benny Urquidez

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

Benny Urquidez was raised in a very athletic family. His mother was a professional wrestler and his father a professional boxer, with all of his siblings black belts. He has earned black belts in nine different martial arts and trained in other styles.

The Jet decided to pursue full-contact karate ...

67. Keith Vitali

Actor | Revenge of the Ninja

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)...

68. Don Wilson

Actor | Batman Forever

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 ...

69. Michael Worth

Actor | Killing Cupid

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. ...

70. Art Camacho

Stunts | The Chemist

Award-winning action film Director/Fight choreographer/stunt performer Art Camacho has a vast experience in the entertainment industry. He is in production of Final Payback 2, a sequel to one of his successful action films, and in development of a Latino Vampire film called "The Crossing". Camacho ...

71. Vince Murdocco

Stunts | The Incredible Hulk

Vince Murdocco gained fame in the kickboxing world when he was the North American Cruiserweight Champion. He soon made the transition from kickboxing to film, like many world champions back in the 1990s. However, Vince made his film debut in a softcore porn comedy, Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic ...

72. Michel Qissi

Actor | Kickboxer

When he was seven years old Michel Qissi began training in boxing. He soon met and befriended a young Jean-Claude Van Varenberg (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who was studying Shotokan Karate, and the two traded techniques in their systems. They grew up together and shared the same love of action films ...

73. Abdel Qissi

Actor | Lionheart

Imposingly large, 6' 2" Abdel Qissi was born in Morocco on 20 January 1960 and he is best known for playing some of the leading bad guys to Jean-Claude Van Damme.

He grew up in Brussels, where he was trained in boxing at sports center in Ixelles, there he also met Jean-Claude Van Damme. Van Damme, ...

74. Matthias Hues

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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. Maria is the niece of Engelbert Humperdinck, composer of the opera Hansel and Gretel.

Matthias was very involved in sports from an early age on. By the ...

75. Dennis Alexio

Actor | Kickboxer

Dennis "The Terminator" Alexio is considered to be one of, if not the, greatest heavyweight kick boxing champion in the sport's history. His record is an outstanding 70-2, with 65 wins by way of knockout. Alexio developed a strong friendship with Jean-Claude Van Damme and the two made the highly ...

76. David Carradine

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and ...

77. Chia-Hui Liu

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Chia-Hui Liu was born on August 22, 1951 in Guangdong, China as Jin-Hsi Shin. He is known for his work on Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978).

78. Lung Ti

Actor | Ying hung boon sik

Lung Ti was born on August 19, 1946 in Guangdong Province, China as Tam Fu Wing. He is an actor and director, known for A Better Tomorrow (1986), The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) and Dynasty of Blood (1973). He has been married to Min-Ming Tao since May 22, 1975. They have one child.

79. Shin'ichi Chiba

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Pivotal figure in the 1970s explosion of martial arts cinema as lethal "fists for hire" trouble shooter, Takuma (Terry) Tsurugi, starring in the phenomenally popular and ultra violent "The Street Fighter" series of action films. Sonny Chiba wasn't a graceful, fluid fighter like screen icon Bruce Lee...

80. Togo Igawa

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. He trained in Japan at The Haiyuza Theatre Company Acting School and Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. In 1986, he became the first Japanese actor to become a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His work spans stage, film, anime, games ...

81. Mika Hijii

Actress | Ninja

Mika Hijii was born on October 13, 1983 in Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ninja (2009), Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013) and Alien vs. Ninja (2010).

82. Rain

Actor | Ninja Assassin

Rain was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 25, 1982 with the birth name Jung Jihoon. He was extremely shy in elementary school, stating in interviews that he barely spoke a word. He caught the desire to become a dancer when, at a school talent show in sixth grade, no one from his school stepped ...

83. Aki Aleong

Actor | Pound of Flesh

Aki Aleong's career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He has served on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, appointed National Chair of SAG'S EEOC and was a member of the President's Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has also ...

84. Al Leong

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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...

85. Tony Liu

Actor | Meng long guo jiang

Tony Liu was born on February 7, 1952 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for The Way of the Dragon (1972), Clan of Amazons (1978) and Qian Long huang yu san gu niang (1980).

86. Ying-Chieh Han

Actor | Tang shan da xiong

When Yin-Chieh Han was 3 years old, he moved to Beijing and from 9 to 18 years old joined a Pekin Opera group. In 1946, he went to Shanghai and debuted in the film industry at 19 years old as stuntman that same year. Next year he left the movies temporarily to do martial arts and circus exhibitions...

87. Conan Lee

Actor | Lethal Weapon 4

Conan Lee was born in 1959 in Hong Kong as Lloyd Hutchinson. He is known for his work on Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Pacific Rim (2013) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).

88. Kitao Koji

Actor | The Quest

Kitao Koji was born on August 12, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Quest (1996), Ba dao zong heng (1992) and WrestleMania VII (1991).

89. Jen Sung

Stunts | Rush Hour 2

Jen Kuo Sung, whose father hails from Shanghai, China and mother who is one quarter aboriginal Taiwanese, was born and raised in Taiwan till he reached his teens. As a child, he was besotted with Bruce Lee after sneaking into a cinema to watch Bruce's The Big Boss and has been a student of kung fu ...

90. Peter Wong

Actor | Bulletproof Monk

Peter Wong is known for his work on Bulletproof Monk (2003), In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) and 16 Blocks (2006).

91. César Carneiro

Actor | The Quest

Mestre Cesar started taking Capoeira at the age of 9. He trained with Mestre Carlinhos for 2 years. Than he trained with Mestre Alabama and finally became a Mestre himself.

Cesar participated in many tournaments and became part of "Bale Folklorica da Bahia", a privileged group. One year later he ...

92. Ong Soo Han

Stunts | Street Fighter

Ong Soo Han was born in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. He is known for his work on Street Fighter (1994), Kickboxer (1989) and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993).

93. Jason Scott Lee

Actor | Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. His interest in acting began while studying in high school. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo. His ...

94. David Patrick Kelly

Actor | Twin Peaks

Compact, feisty and fierce character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the devious leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's ...

95. Christopher Lambert

Actor | Highlander

Though born in Great Neck, Long Island, Christopher Lambert's family left the US when he was only two years old. His father was a United Nations diplomat assigned to Switzerland and, as a result, Chris was educated at private boarding schools in Geneva. Inspired through his having appeared in a ...

96. James Tien

Actor | Tang shan da xiong

James Tien was born in Hong Kong, China as James Tien Chun. He is an actor, known for The Big Boss (1971), Above the Law (1986) and Vengeance of a Snowgirl (1971).

97. Dick Wei

Actor | The Deadly Warrant

Dick Wei was born in 1953 in Pingdong, Taiwan as Dik Wai. He is known for his work on The Deadly Warrant (1994), Sha ru di yu (1991) and Shanghai Express (1986).

98. Keung-Kuen Lai

Stunts | Jui kuen II

Keung-Kuen Lai was born on December 4, 1954 in Hong Kong. He is known for his work on The Legend of Drunken Master (1994), Fei Ying (2004) and Kuai can che (1984).

99. Collin Chou

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Collin Chou was born on August 11, 1967 in Taiwan as Hsiao-Lung Chou. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Wanda Yung since December 10, 1997. They have two children.

100. Chuck Jeffreys

Stunts | Twelve Monkeys

Born William Charles Jeffreys (III) on July 23, 1958 in Washington, D.C., Chuck Jeffreys found his interest in the martial arts at the age of 8 and started training in Western Boxing and Tae Kwon Do. He began training in Northern (Tien Shan Pai) Shaolin Kung fu in the early 70s. He was well known ...