Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 6

by The_Phantom_Projectionist | created - 22 Jul 2013 | updated - 18 Sep 2016 | Public

This is a list of legitimate martial artists appearing in movies, accompanied by the styles they practice(d), the recognition they've received for them, and individual trivia.

Qualifications:

  • the performer must be an actual practitioner of a martial art; simply portraying martial artists in film, no matter how well or how often, is not enough
  • the martial art(s) in question must be able to be identified and verified by a source other than hearsay
  • individual accomplishments (e.g. tournaments won, belts held) must likewise be verifiable
  • Mixed Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and weapons-based styles can only be credited if the person in question practices another style as well (I reserve the right to make exceptions)
  • Kickboxing is considered a martial art
  • Tae Bo, boxing, wrestling, and gymnastics are not considered martial arts
  • styles incorporating firearms usage (e.g. Systema) are not considered


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NOTE: a lot of the trivia listed here did originally come from IMDb pages, but I've only included information I was able to verify from other sources as well.

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**Though I have done my utmost to ensure that all information below is factual and up-to-date, I may have made mistakes and therefore make no claims about this list's infallibility**

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1. Tiana Alexandra

Producer | A Dangerous Method

Filmmaker, performer, and writer, Tiana Alexandra (Thi Thanh Nga) was born in Saigon and emigrated to the USA with her family as a consequence of the Vietnam War.

Tiana escaped to Hollywood to fulfill her childhood dream to act and dance. She became Tiana Karate Princess: the first female student ...

Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan)

Trivia: was the first female student of Bruce Lee

Best seen in CATCH THE HEAT

2. Taylor Lautner

Actor | Twilight

Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is of English, German, Dutch, and ...

Karate (NASKA Champion)

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Michael Chaturantabut

Best seen in ABDUCTION

3. Fitz

Actress | Extreme Force

Fitz is an actress, known for Extreme Force (2001).

Kickboxing

Trivia: is the director of the ISKA's fitness division

Best seen in EXTREME FORCE

4. Mo Tse

Actor | Gei ba ba de xin

Mo Tse was born in 1984. He is an actor, known for My Father is a Hero (1995), The New Legend of Shaolin (1994) and A Roar of Wolf Troops (2016).

Wushu

Trivia: was 'discovered' by director Wong Jing, whom he impressed with a Long Fist demonstration

Best seen in LEGEND OF THE RED DRAGON

5. Stacey Nemour

Actress | Hardcase and Fist

Stacey Nemour is an actress, known for Hardcase and Fist (1989) and Computer Beach Party (1987).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shotokan Karate, Savate, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: coached Vitor Belfort and the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team

Best seen in HARDCASE AND FIST

6. Soon Hee Newbold

Actress | Bounty Killer

Soon Hee Newbold was adopted as an infant by the Newbold family and grew up, with two sisters, in Frederick, Maryland. She began playing piano at age five and violin at age seven winning many prestigious competitions and performing as a concert artist at an early age. As a soloist and in ...

Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), Hapkido (2nd Dan), Kig Mu Do

Trivia: is also a concert violinist

Best seen in WARRIOR OR ASSASSIN

7. Philip Ng

Actor | Birth of the Dragon

Philip Ng is a Hong Kong actor who is also a master in the martial arts. Trained in Ving Tsun Kung Fu under the late Sifu Wong Shun-Leung. Philip is also a 6th generation disciple of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, training from his father, Sam Ng. Philip is also a trained expert in Hung Gar Kung Fu, Tae Kwon...

Wing Chun, Choy Lay Fut, Jujitsu, Escrima, Hung Gar

Trivia: is the founding member of the Ng Family Chinese Martial Arts Association

Best seen in NEW POLICE STORY

8. Rick Prieto

Stunts | A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Rick Prieto was born on November 30, 1944 in the USA. He is known for his work on A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Silent Rage (1982) and Hero and the Terror (1988). He is married to Beth. They have two children.

Tang Soo Do, Chun Kuk Do (8th Dan)

Trivia: owns a martial arts academy in Texas

Best seen in DELTA FORCE 2

9. Jeff Pruitt

Stunts | xXx: State of the Union

Stunt coordinator/director/actor Jeff Pruitt was born in the mountains of north Georgia and graduated high school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He grew up racing motorcycles from the age of ten and competed in Karate tournaments - eventually receiving his black belt in Tang Soo Do.

While in college ...

Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, Muay Thai

Trivia: was once the only American member of an Asian stunt team (Alpha Stunts)

Best seen in MISSION OF JUSTICE

10. Missi Pyle

Actress | Galaxy Quest

Missi Pyle was born on November 16, 1972 as Andrea Kay Pyle in Houston, Texas, and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and ...

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is also a standup comedian

Best seen in BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE

11. Stuart Quan

Actor | Licence to Kill

Stuart Quan was born on October 17, 1962 in Fresno, California, USA. He is known for his work on Licence to Kill (1989), Escape from L.A. (1996) and We Were Soldiers (2002). He was married to Debbie Vance Quan. He died on January 9, 2006 in Fresno.

Karate

Trivia: was the founder of the Bushido-Kai Martial Arts school of Fresno, California

Best seen in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE

12. Adrian Rayment

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Adrian Rayment was born on May 14, 1970 in Minster, England. He is an actor, known for The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Enter the Matrix (2003) and Intergalactic Combat (2007).

Shotokan Karate (2nd Dan), Kuko Schin-Kai, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, Wu Tai, Judo

Trivia: is 20 minutes younger than his twin brother Neil

Best seen in THE MATRIX RELOADED

13. Neil Rayment

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Neil Rayment was born on May 14, 1970 in Minster, England. He is an actor, known for The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Enter the Matrix (2003) and Intergalactic Combat (2007).

Shotokan Karate (2nd Dan), Kuko Schin-Kai, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, Wu Tai, Judo

Trivia: was trained and certified by the Nidan JKA

Best seen in THE MATRIX RELOADED

14. Adam Sibley

Actor | Battleship

Adam Sibley is known for his work on Battleship (2012), The Paperboy (2012) and The Courier (2012).

Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is a former Marine Corp. member and SWAT policeman

Best seen in NEVER BACK DOWN 2

15. Jake Strickland

Actor | Jing mo gaa ting

Jake Strickland was born on December 20, 1989 in Columbus, Georgia, USA as Jacob Strickland. He is an actor, known for Jing mo gaa ting (2005).

Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan; 7-time NASKA Champion; 5-time Black Belt Champion; NBL Champion; Complete Nationals Team Champion)

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Young Won and Mike Chat

Best seen in HOUSE OF FURY

16. Sze-Man Tsang

Actress | Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau

Born in Hong Kong, Tsang Sze-Man, or Angie Tsang, was a martial artist who began learning lion dancing at the age of eight. Shortly after, she began to train in wushu and became a national competitor. At the age of 13, she was hired by director Yuen Woo-Ping to play legendary Chinese folk hero Wong...

Wushu (World Championships Gold & Silver medalist)

Trivia: currently works as a police officer

Best seen in IRON MONKEY

17. David Wald

Stunts | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

David Wald was born on August 25, 1969 in the USA as David Evan Wald. He is known for his work on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) and Supergirl (2015). He is married to Rain Elizabeth Stron. They have two children.

Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan)

Trivia: is a member of the International Stunt Association

Best seen in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS

18. Grayce Wey

Actress | Anna's Eve

Grayce Wey is an actress and writer, known for Anna's Eve (2004), The Long Bow Hunter (2004) and Random Acts of Violence (2002).

Krav Maga

Trivia: developed the US licensing program for the Krav Maga National Training Center

Best seen in SENORITA JUSTICE

19. Taylor Wily

Actor | Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Taylor Wily was born in 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is an actor, known for Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Hawaii Five-0 (2010) and MacGyver (2016).

Sumo (2-Time Yusho Champion; record: 57-27-14), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-1)

Trivia: is the first foreigner to win a Sumo tournament in the Makushida division

Best seen in HAWAII FIVE-O

20. Ashton Chen

Actor | Yip Man 2

Sik Siu-Lung was a former student at the Shaolin Temple in China who gained fame in Hong Kong as a child actor in martial arts films. He made his debut at the age of 6 with Shao Lin xiao zi (1994) opposite Jimmy Lin and Hilary Tsui. He returned for the sequel and made a series of action films and ...

Shaolin Kung Fu

Trivia: began training under his father at the age of two

Best seen in SHAOLIN POPEY

21. Sidney S. Liufau

Actor | Blade

Sid's big size screen presences is over shadowed by being a great actor. 18-years in the profession he is finally getting his due recognition. His undeniable presence & range of acting roles seen on; "Faster", "You, Me & Dupree" & "Hawaii 5-0" which even 5-0 show the public has responded; 'why ...

Lima-Lama (5th degree black belt), Kenpo (2nd Dan)

Trivia: was the personal trainer of Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa

Best seen in BLOODSPORT 3

22. Brad Martin

Stunts | Live Free or Die Hard

Brad Martin is a native of Sun Valley, Idaho. He grew up alpine ski racing on an international level and practicing martial arts (he has his Black Belt Tae Kwon Do and well versed in numerous other styles) as well as mastering other sporting and athletic endeavors. After graduating with a degree in...

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a member of the Smashcut stunt group

Best seen in BLOODSPORT 3

23. Jahi J.J. Zuri

Actor | Nemesis 2: Nebula

Jahi J.J. Zuri is an actor, known for Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995), Mean Guns (1997) and Omega Doom (1996).

Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: (?)

Best seen in BLOODSPORT 3

24. Ashley Beck

Stunts | Kick-Ass 2

Ashley Beck is known for his work on Kick-Ass 2 (2013), The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and Assassin's Creed (2016).

Kickboxing, Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan & Wado-Ryu Karate, Aikido (WAKO Champion)

Trivia: is an instructor at the British Martial Arts Academy of Sheffield, England

Best seen in THE PURIFIERS

25. Chloé Bruce

Stunts | Blade Runner 2049

Chloé Bruce was born on October 5, 1983 in England. She is known for her work on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Tang Soo Do (4th Dan, 2-time WKA Champion; WAKO & FSK Champion; Irish, US, Swiss, Quebec, New England & Ocean States Open Champion), Kickboxing

Trivia: holds the Guinness World Record of "most kicks delivered in one minute" - 212

Best seen in THE PURIFIERS

26. Rachel Grant

Actress | Die Another Day

Actress Rachel Louise Grant De Longueuil was born on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. She is related to British royalty through her grandfather, the late Baron Raymond De Longueuil (second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II of England) whose mother was Ernestine Maude Bowes-Lyon. Rachel is the ...

Silat, Escrima

Trivia: is distantly related to the Royal Family of Great Britain

Best seen in THE PURIFIERS

27. Dominic Monaghan

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996).

Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and ...

Karate

Trivia: also enjoys surfing, kayaking, snowboarding, football, basketball and, hiking

Best seen in THE PURIFIERS

28. Kerri Hoskins

Actress | Mortal Kombat 4

Kerri Hoskins was born on February 20, 1970 in Cambridge, Minnesota, USA as Kerri Ann Hoskins. She is known for her work on Mortal Kombat 4 (1997), Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Special Forces (2000). She has been married to Sean Reavis since November 11, 2017. She was previously ...

HONORARY ENTRY

Tang Soo Do

Trivia: began studying martial arts after being stalked in her youth

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT 3

29. Anthony Marquez

Stunts | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Anthony Marquez was born in 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997) and Mortal Kombat 3 (1995).

HONORARY ENTRY

Wushu (NASKA Champion; NASKA Hall of Fame entry), Sanshou

Trivia: co-founded the Extreme Kung Fu/Wushu Training Center in Chicago

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT 3

30. Lia Montelongo

Actress | Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero

Lia Montelongo was born on February 10, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Amelia Montelongo. She is known for her work on Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997), Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) and Shower of Blood (2004).

HONORARY ENTRY

Kickboxing

Trivia: was cast for the MORTAL KOMBAT 3 video game at age 19

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT 3

31. Robert Alonzo

Stunts | Deadpool

Robert Alonzo was born on August 4, 1970 in Manila, Philippines. He is known for his work on Deadpool (2016), Star Trek (2009) and Oblivion (2013).

Tae Kwon Do, Escrima

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Dan Inosanto

Best seen in ULTRAVIOLET

32. Jun Chong

Actor | Street Soldiers

Jun Chong is an actor and producer, known for Street Soldiers (1991), L.A. Streetfighters (1985) and America bangmungaeg (1976).

Tae Kwon Do (8th Dan; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry), Hapkido (9th Dan), Goju-Ryu Karate (7th Dan), Aikido, Kendo, Iaido, Escrima, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: bears a scar on his foot as the result of an attempted mugging, wherein he kicked a gun out of the aggressor's hand but was shot through the heel

Best seen in L.A. STREETFIGHTERS

33. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...

Wing Chun

Trivia: initially taught himself martial arts when his parents were unable to pay for lessons

Best seen in KUNG FU HUSTLE

34. James Coburn

Actor | The Great Escape

Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...

Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: studied the martial arts under Bruce Lee and was pallbearer at Lee's funeral

Best seen in IN LIKE FLINT

35. Chris Conrad

Actor | Patriot

Chris Conrad was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is the third out of four brothers - big brother Steve is a script writer, big brother Tim, baby brother Mike.

Always going for the sports, amongst others football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and judo.

Started performing in grade ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing

Trivia: trains under Jean Machado

Best seen in THE NEXT KARATE KID

36. Tony De Leon

Stunts | The Specialist

DeLeon is the personal bodyguard for Cicero Town President Larry Dominick. If you see Dominick in public, or at Town Hall meetings, nearby you will likely see a 6-foot, well-built, dark-haired, serious-looking guy wearing an earpiece, a badge and, always, black clothing.

DeLeon was a stuntman ...

Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan), Tada Ken Do (founder)

Trivia: became interested in the martial arts after watching THE GREEN HORNET

Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER II

37. Oris Erhuero

Actor | Sometimes in April

Oris Erhuero, born and trained in London. He came to notoriety in the Hollywood circuit in the early 90's of the back of a mega worldwide successful modeling career. As one of the most photographed male models of his era with his very strong recognizable face as his signature look and the ability ...

Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Tai Chi

Trivia: is also a stage dancer

Best seen in BLACK MASK 2

38. David 'Shark' Fralick

Actor | Inferno

David 'Shark' Fralick was born on October 16, 1962 in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Desert Heat (1999), The One (2001) and Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000).

Karate, Judo

Trivia: is also a women's self-defense instructor

Best seen in DESERT HEAT

39. Oded Fehr

Actor | The Mummy Returns

Oded Fehr was born on November 23, 1970 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor, known for The Mummy Returns (2001), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and The Mummy (1999). He has been married to Rhonda Tollefson since December 22, 2000. They have three children.

Hapkido

Trivia: is a veteran of the Israeli Navy

Best seen in RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE

40. Sean Patrick Flanery

Actor | Powder

Sean Patrick Flanery was born in Lake Charles, La. and raised in a small town outside of Houston, Texas. While attending the University of St. Thomas in Houston, he saw a beautiful girl leaving a building on campus every Monday and decided to drop an English class and sign up for "whatever the hell...

Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: trains under Master Shawn Williams

Best seen in THE BOONDOCK SAINTS

41. Ken Goodman

Actor | Fei ying gai wak

Ken Goodman is known for his work on Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991), Nu ji xie ren (1991) and Guyver: Dark Hero (1994).

Wushu

Trivia: currently lives in Malaysia

Best seen in GUYVER: DARK HERO

42. Mitch Gould

Stunts | Ultraviolet

Mitch Gould is known for his work on Ultraviolet (2006), The Rundown (2003) and The Tuxedo (2002).

Shotokan Karate, Wing Chun, Wu Dang, Savate

Trivia: was uncredited as a fight choreographer in MARTIAL LAW and ULTRAVIOLET

Best seen in US SEALS II

43. Lester Griffin

Actor | Heatseeker

Lester Griffin is an actor, known for Heatseeker (1995).

Jeet Kune Do, Escrima, Silat, Wing Chun, Savate

Trivia: operates the Griffin Fighting Systems High Performance Martial Arts Academy in Hemet, California

Best seen in HEATSEEKER

44. Edan Gross

Actor | Child's Play

Edan Gross (also billed as "Edon" Gross) appeared as a guest on many popular television programs from the 80s and the 90s. This include Northern Exposure, Married with Children, Cheers, Murphy Brown, The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, Newhart, Highway to Heaven and Herman's Head. He was featured as a ...

Tang Soo Do (2nd Dan)

Trivia: studied under Master Dennis Ichikawa

Best seen in BEST OF THE BEST 2

45. Shishir Inocalla

Stunts | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Shishir is a great martial artist skilled in the martial arts called Arnis, that looks like stick fighting. It's an eclectic system that combines hard and soft-style Karate, Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation and self-defense. Master Inocalla himself has had experience for over 30 years and has many titles ...

Karate (5th Dan), Judo, Aikido, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tai Chi, Escrima

Trivia: has studied the martial arts for over 30 years

Best seen in THE PROCESS

46. Steve James

Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.

Steve James was often cast in action movies as the hero's sidekick, despite usually being a better actor and fighter than the star. James was raised in New York City, attended C.W. Post College as an Arts and Film major, and upon graduating, became involved in stage work and TV commercials. He ...

Fu Jow Pai

Trivia: he starred in movies with Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, Chuck Norris, Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Robert Ginty, Bruce Le, Reb Brown, and Carl Lumbly, but claimed his dream was to work with Jackie Chan

Best seen in AMERICAN NINJA 2

47. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently ...

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: also enjoys soccer, tennis, and skiing

Best seen in AMERICAN SHAOLIN

48. Shin Koyamada

Actor | The Last Samurai

Shin Koyamada is an actor known for bringing more than physical action skills to the set. He brings the same determination and focused work ethic that he used to train and hone his martial arts and athletic skills to every aspect of his acting performance, all while staying good natured, friendly, ...

Karate (3rd Dan), Judo, Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Aikido, Kung Jung Mu Sul (1st Dan), Northern Shaolin (Jade Mountain Grand National Gold & Silver medalist; San Diego National Gold [3x] & Silver medalist; 2-time USA Wushu-Kung Fu Gold medalist; 2-time WMAC Silver medalist; AKC Gold & Silver medalist)

Trivia: co-founded the Japan Chinese Martial Arts Federation in Okayama, Japan

Best seen in BRENDA SONG: HOMECOMING WARRIOR

49. Nathaniel Lees

Actor | The Matrix Revolutions

An accomplished actor of Samoan descent, Nathaniel Lees who was born in New Zealand has succeeded impressively as both an actor and theater director. As a native of New Zealand, it comes as no surprise his name and face appeared on notable New Zealand projects including Hercules: The Legendary ...

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: was born in New Zealand

Best seen in POWER RANGERS: JUNGLE FURY

50. Ronald L. Marchini

Actor | Karate Cop

Ronald Lee Marchini (aka Ron Marchini) is an American martial artist who is a champion at renbukai. He wrote books on karate and renbukai with Leo Fong, a martial artist known for renbukai and Power training in Kung-Fu and karate. In May 1964, at Takayuki Kubota's All-Stars Tournament in Los ...

Renbukai Karate (6th Dan; World Pro/Am & Pacific Coast Invitational Champion; Tournament of Champions Gold medalist; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: is certified by the All-Japan Karate-Do Federation

Best seen in KARATE COP

51. 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), R.I.P.D. (2013) and The Island (2005).

Kenpo

Trivia: is also a model with Calvin Klein and Versace

Best seen in RED SCORPION 2

52. Alex Meraz

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Alejandro "Alex" Meraz born January 10, 1985 is an American dancer, actor and martial artist. Meraz is best known for playing the werewolf named Paul Lahote in the film The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009). Alex's first big film was The New World as one of the Powhatan core warriors, inspiring him to...

Shotokan Karate, Capoeira, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is also a break dancer and a member of the Dancing Earth team

Best seen in NEVER BACK DOWN 2

53. Rebecca Neuenswander

Actress | Rigged

Rebecca Neuenswander is an actress, known for Rigged (2008) and The History of America (2008).

Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan; ATA Champion; record: 17-29)

Trivia: trained under Brian Davidson

Best seen in FIGHT NIGHT

54. Lee Reyes

Actor | American Ninja 5

Lee Reyes was born on February 2, 1978 in Santa Clara, California, USA as Lee Ernest Reyes. He is an actor, known for American Ninja 5 (1993), Money Fight (2012) and Raven (1992).

Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan), Muay Thai

Trivia: is also a professional boxer (record: 1-1)

Best seen in AMERICAN NINJA V

55. Fred Williamson

Actor | MASH

Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! Burly, yet ...

Kenpo, Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is a former pro football player, have played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and Kansas City Chiefs

Best seen in BLACK COBRA

56. Daniel Wu

Actor | San ging chaat goo si

Daniel Wu was born on September 30, 1974 in Berkeley, California, USA as Daniel N. Wu. He is an actor and producer, known for San ging chaat goo si (2004), Wang jiao hei ye (2004) and Warcraft (2016). He has been married to Lisa S. since April 6, 2010. They have one child.

Wushu

Trivia: is the founder of the Oregon State Wushu Team

Best seen in THE BLACK SCORPION

57. Robert Gardner

Actor | Circle of Iron

Robert Gardner is an actor, known for Circle of Iron (1978) and Owen, M.D. (1971).

Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi

Trivia: is the owner of the Chinese Shao-Lin Kung Fu university in Phoenix, Arizona

Best seen in CIRCLE OF IRON

58. Michael M. Vendrell

Stunts | They Live

Michael M. Vendrell was born on November 18, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael Maurice Vendrell. He is known for his work on They Live (1988), The Rock (1996) and Ra.One (2011). He died on February 17, 2013 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, USA.

Yee Chuan Tao, Judo, Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: has trained David Carradine, Brandon Lee, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the martial arts for film roles

Best seen in CIRCLE OF IRON

59. Leo Whang

Actor | Circle of Iron

Leo Whang is an actor, known for Circle of Iron (1978) and Bare Knuckles (1977).

Wushu, Tai Chi

Trivia: is the owner of the Chinese Wushu-Taiji Chuan Federation in California

Best seen in CIRCLE OF IRON

60. Donnie Williams

Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.

Donnie Williams was born in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Prior to his martial arts career and acting, Donnie served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman serving with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam.

During his time in the Navy, when he wasn't deployed (Vietnam), he took up Karate during ...

Seishindo Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate

Trivia: is the co-founder of the Black Karate Federation

Best seen in THE BIG BRAWL

61. Chatthapong Pantanaunkul

Actor | Ong-bak

Chatthapong Pantanaunkul was born on April 8, 1971 in Bangkok, Thailand. He is an actor, known for Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Kerd ma lui (2004) and 999-9999 (2002).

Muay Thai

Trivia: is also a boxer, having trained since age 10

Best seen in ONG BAK

62. 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.

...

Wushu, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is friends with Ron Yuan, who encouraged him to pursue a stunt career

Best seen in TKO

63. Mike Desabrais

Fear the Walking Dead

Mike Desabrais is known for his work on Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Arrow (2012) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Escrima, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing

Trivia: is a member of the Stunts Canada team

Best seen in THE ART OF WAR II

64. Gary 'Si-Jo' Foo

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Gary Foo was born in London England in 1966 to an English mother and Chinese father. He is a full Canadian ACTRA actor and British Actor's equity member known for stunts, fight choreography, producing and directing - especially action scenes. He is also a musician and accomplished martial artist ...

Woo Gar Mo Sut (founder)

Trivia: is also a medical therapist, paramedic, and former police officer

Best seen in TALONS OF THE EAGLE

65. Luke Goss

Actor | Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Luke Goss started his acting career playing 'Danny Zuko' in the smash hit musical Grease, on London's West End, and later toured with the production throughout the United Kingdom. He established himself as a screen actor in 2002 with performances in two very different features: David Goyer's ...

Wushu

Trivia: credits his martial arts training to Navy SEAL instructors and Hong Kong stunt coordinators

Best seen in HELLBOY II

66. John Graden

Actor | Sworn to Justice

John Graden is a bestselling author and inductee into the Self-Publishing Hall of Fame and the Millionaire Author's Club. He has been profiled and appeared on many media platforms including the Dr. Oz Show, USNews and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

His latest book, Who...

Karate (8th Dan)

Trivia: is the founder of Pro-Star Mixed Martial Arts, the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association, the American Council on Martial Arts, and the National Association of Professional Martial Artists

Best seen in BLACKBELT

67. Mark Houghton

Actor | Jui kuen II

Mark Houghton is known for his work on The Legend of Drunken Master (1994), The Turbulent Affair (1991) and Knock Off (1998).

Hung Gar

Trivia: trained Yukari Oshima in kung fu

Best seen in EASTERN HEROES

68. Alex Huynh

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

From his first performance at five-years-old, Alex Huynh knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life: bring people together, entertain audiences, and give back to this world. This drive, paired with a decorated career as a competitive martial artist (three Gold medals on the United States Wushu...

Wushu (3-time Pan-American Gold medalist)

Trivia: studied the martial arts at the Shaolin Dragons Martial Arts Academy in Roanoke

Best seen in ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY TAO

69. Li Jing

Stunts | Pacific Rim

Li Jing is known for her work on Pacific Rim (2013), Rush Hour 3 (2007) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).

Wushu

Trivia: has stunt-doubled Maggie Q, Krystal Kwon, Youki Kudoh, Rosa Blasi, and Kelly Hu

Best seen in MAX HAVOC: CURSE OF THE DRAGON

70. Jung-Yul Kim

Stunts | RoboCop

Jung-Yul Kim is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Land of the Dead (2005) and Pacific Rim (2013).

Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido

Trivia: is also a bodybuilder

Best seen in MORTAL CONQUEST

71. Bobby Kim

Actor | Kill Line

Bobby Kim is an actor and producer, known for Kill Line (1991), Jiwookui chodaejang (1975) and Guimunui wanbaljaebi (1977).

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is also a comedian, businessman, and inventor, credited inventing the panoramic rear view mirror

Best seen in KILL LINE

72. Tae-joon Lee

Actor | American Chinatown

Tae-joon Lee is an actor and director, known for American Chinatown (1996), Hyung: The K-Town Chronicles (2008) and Chinatown 2 (1993).

Hwa Rang Do (8th Dan)

Trivia: is a direct descendant of the Hwarang, an elite military force that helped unify the Korean peninsula in 668 A.D.

Best seen in AMERICAN CHINATOWN

73. Bey Logan

Writer | The Medallion

Born in Stamford, England, UK. Educated Uppingham Public School, Rutland. Former editor of 'Combat' and 'Impact' magazines. Resident in Hong Kong since 1995. Formerly employed my Media Asia Group and subsequently Emperor Multimedia Group. Previously ran own company, Shankara Productions, in ...

Hung Gar, Muay Thai, Tai Chi

Trivia: is an international representative of the Wong Fei Hung Museum of Guangdong, China

Best seen in CIRCUS KIDS

74. Deron McBee

Actor | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Deron McBee was born on August 23, 1961 as Deron Michael McBee. He is an actor and producer, known for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), Batman Forever (1995) and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). He was previously married to Drzan McBee.

Karate

Trivia: is a former bodyguard of Chuck Norris

Best seen in LATIN DRAGON

75. Angus Macfadyen

Actor | Equilibrium

Attended the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.

Kickboxing

Trivia: formerly worked as a circus clown

Best seen in WARRIORS OF VIRTUE

76. Chad McQueen

Actor | The Karate Kid

Chad McQueen was born on December 28, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Chadwick Steven McQueen. He is an actor and producer, known for The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and Yucatan. He has been married to Jeanie Galbraith since December 22, 1993. They have two children. He...

Tang Soo Do

Trivia: was among Chuck Norris' first students when Norris began teaching the martial arts after leaving the military

Best seen in MARTIAL LAW

77. Patrick Muldoon

Actor | Starship Troopers

William Patrick Muldoon III was born and raised in the Los Angeles waterfront town of San Pedro, California, the son of Deanna and William Patrick Muldoon II, a personal injury and maritime attorney. He has Irish and Croatian ancestry. His parents' artistic backgrounds, in painting, writing, and ...

Krav Maga

Trivia: trains at the Krav Maga Worldwide academy in Los Angeles

Best seen in RAGE AND HONOR II

78. Ken Nagayama

Actor | To Die Quietly

Ken Nagayama is known for his work on To Die Quietly (1997), Best of the Best (1989) and L.A. Streetfighters (1985).

Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Kendo, Aikido, Moto Bu Ryu

Trivia: owns and operates the Ken Nagayama Martial Arts Institute in Los Angeles

Best seen in BEST OF THE BEST

79. John Newton

Actor | Alive

John Newton was born on December 29, 1965 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA as John Haymes Newton. He is an actor, known for Alive (1993), The Christmas Card (2006) and Melrose Place (1992). He has been married to Jennifer Newton since October 7, 2006. They have one child.

Kickboxing

Trivia: has appeared in over 110 episodes of various TV series

Best seen in DESERT KICKBOXER

80. Alvin Hsing

Stunts | Logan

Alvin Hsing is known for his work on Logan (2017), Doctor Strange (2016) and xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017).

Wushu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do

Trivia: joined the Stunt People team after attending a Craigslist audition

Best seen in DEATH GRIP

81. Richard Heselton

Actor | K.G.

Richard Heselton is an actor, known for K.G. (2011), Hai kikku gâru! (2009) and Sarubêji maisu (2011).

Shotokan Karate (Takushoku Team captain; KUGB Team member), Judo, Kickboxing

Trivia: studied the martial arts in Japan for two decades

Best seen in KARATE GIRL

82. Kim Do Nguyen

Stunts | The Avengers

Kim Do Nguyen is known for his work on The Avengers (2012), Ra.One (2011) and Conan the Barbarian (2011).

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: created the "rodeo" maneuver used in Xtreme Martial Arts

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT LEGACY

83. Addison Randall

Writer | East L.A. Warriors

Addison Randall was born on August 13, 1949 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Addison Eugene Randall. He is an actor and writer, known for East L.A. Warriors (1989), Payback (1990) and Shotgun (1989).

Kenpo

Trivia: can trace his martial arts lineage back to Ed Parker

Best seen in OUT FOR BLOOD

84. Travis McCoy

Actor | Dragon Eyes

Travis McCoy is an actor and producer, known for Dragon Eyes (2012), Dolphin Kick and Round of Your Life (2017).

Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trivia: is the head instructor of Minnesota's Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness chain

Best seen in DRAGON EYES

85. Micah Lopez

Actor | Dragon Eyes

Micah Lopez is an actor, known for Dragon Eyes (2012) and The Victor Marx Story (2012).

Keichu-Do & Shotokan Karate (5th & 2nd Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt)

Trivia: is the head instructor of Cajun Karate in Lafayette, LA

Best seen in DRAGON EYES

86. Adam James

Actor | Under Siege

Adam James is an actor, writer, director, producer, and internationally renowned martial arts expert. Adam is a Screen Actors Guild member and had supporting roles in "Under Siege" with Steven Seagal and "Steal Big, Steal Little" with Andy Garcia. Recently, Adam played the lead role in the ...

Kenpo (5th Dan), Karate (5th Dan), Wei Kuen Do, Jujitsu (5th Dan), Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Escrima, Kenjutsu, Kobudo (5th Dan)

Trivia: is also a conditioning specialist, certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, USA Gymnastics, and the Hawaii Special Olympics

Best seen in UNDER SIEGE

87. Akihito Yagi

Actor | Kuro-obi

Akihito Yagi is an actor, known for Kuro-obi (2007), Hai kikku gâru! (2009) and Ryûkyû Battle Royale (2013).

Goju-Ryu Karate

Trivia: is the chairman of the International Meibukan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association

Best seen in BLACK BELT

88. Dave Geneau

Actor | G2

Dave Geneau is an actor, known for G2 (1999), Balance of Power (1996) and Gladiator Cop (1995).

Goju-Ryu Karate (6th Dan), Hapkijitsu (4th Dan), Hapkido (3rd Dan)

Trivia: is an instructor at the Fighting Griffin Martial Arts school of Milton, ON

Best seen in GLADIATOR COP

89. Mr. Snake

Actor | CSI: Miami

Mr. Snake is known for his work on CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS (2003) and Vatos Locos (2011).

Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Escrima

Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Cass Magda

Best seen in VATOS LOCOS

Tae Kwon Do (9th Dan)

Trivia: is the President of the United World Taekwondo Association

Best seen in THE GROWLING TIGER

91. James Richards

Stunts | Agent Provocateur

James Richards is known for his work on Agent Provocateur (2012), Among Dead Men (2008) and El pistolero del diablo (2007).

Chou Jing, Shi Zhan, Karate (2nd Dan), Jujitsu, Sanshou

Trivia: has instructed police, security, and military personnel in combat and bodyguard duties

Best seen in DAY OF THE PANTHER

92. Tony 'Satch' Williams

Actor | Lionheart

Tony 'Satch' Williams is known for his work on Lionheart (1990), Opposing Force (1986) and Maximum Force (1992).

Kajukenbo (Golden Dragons Champion; California State Champion)

Trivia: was an instructor of the Dragon's Den Kajukenbo Club of Union City, California

Best seen in STREET CRIMES

93. Michael Laurin

Actor | Aswang

Michael Laurin is an actor and producer, known for Aswang (2018), Onryo (2018) and Cry in the Night (2018).

Shorinji-Ryu Karate (8th Dan; 3-time Japan National Champion)

Trivia: is the first non-Japanese competitor to win the Japan National Karate Championship

Best seen in AMERICAN STREETFIGHTER

94. Jason Cavalier

Stunts | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jason Cavalier is known for his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), On the Road (2012) and Brick Mansions (2014).

Nan Chuan, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate

Trivia: is nicknamed "Montreal's Jackie Chan"

Best seen in THE TRACKER

95. Suk Woo Nam

Actor | Mu Sa Do

Suk Woo Nam is an actor and producer, known for Las Vegas Warrior (2002).

Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Jujitsu, Kickboxing

Trivia: operates the Karma Martial Arts University in Vancouver, Canada

Best seen in LAS VEGAS WARRIOR

96. Oscar Dillon

Actor | Batman Forever

Oscar Dillon is known for his work on Batman Forever (1995), Rising Sun (1993) and Get Shorty (1995).

Karate, Jujitsu

Trivia: is a 5-time winner of the Police Olympics in lifting and bodybuilding

Best seen in MARTIAL LAW II: UNDERCOVER

97. Shaun Grant

Actor | Blood Out

Shaun Robert Grant was born September 4, 1981 in New Orleans, LA. The third of four children, Shaun was always quiet, but this quietness could not stop him from destiny. However, he displayed an early disposition toward sports; his early love being football. Growing up in the inner city he was ...

Tae Kwon Do

Trivia: is also a dance instructor

Best seen in BRAWLER

98. 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.

Wushu (WWC Bronze medalist; 2-time Pan-American Gold medalist; Canadian National Team member), Jujitsu, Tai Chi

Trivia: trains at the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center of Toronto, ON

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY

99. Scott Brewer

Stunts | Garrison 7: The Hunt

Creator, Actor, Musician and Director, Scott Brewer aka Ryctor has appeared along side veteran actors Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell in the action thriller Bad Karma. A student of Shakespeare and Stanislavsky's, Scott accredits his training to his mentor the late Stuart Freeman assistant director ...

Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu

Trivia: is a veteran of the Australian Defence Force

Best seen in BEASTMASTER

100. Kendall Wells

Actor | Here and Now

Kendall Wells was born on August 11, 1986 in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on Here and Now (2018), The Librarians (2014) and Grimm (2011).

Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Karate, Wing Chun, Shinkendo, Escrima, Mixed Martial Arts

Trivia: is also a Shinkendo teacher and stunt instructor

Best seen in THE HUNTED