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Jean-Claude Van Damme


Van Damme was born in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels", originally known as Jean-Claude Van Varenberg, started martial arts at the age of 11. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak. At the age of 12, Van Damme began ... See full bio »
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 2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance (filming)
Master Durand
 2015 Pound of Flesh
Deacon
 2014 Full Love
Frenchy
 2014 Swelter
Stillman
 2014 JCVD's Make My Movie Challenge (Video short)
 2013 Enemies Closer
Xander
 2013 Welcome to the Jungle
Storm
 2012 U.F.O.
George
 2012 Dragon Eyes
Tiano
 2011 Beur sur la ville
Le colonel
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Master Croc (voice)
 2010 Soldiers
Frenchy
 2008 JCVD
JCVD
 2008 The Shepherd (Video)
Jack Robideaux
 2006 Sinav
Charles
 2006 The Hard Corps (Video)
Philippe Sauvage
 2001 Replicant
Replicant / Edward Garrotte
 1996 Friends (TV Series)
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- The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (1996) ... Jean-Claude Van Damme
 1994 Timecop
Walker
 1993 Last Action Hero
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 1990 Lionheart
Lyon
 1990 AWOL: Absent Without L Eave (TV Movie)
Lyon Gaultier
 1988 Bloodsport
Frank Dux (as Jean Claude Van Damme)
 1984 Monaco Forever
Gay Karate Man (as Jean-Claude Vandam)
 1984 Missing in Action
Soldier (uncredited)
 1984 Breakin'
Spectator in First Dance Sequence (uncredited)
 1984 Barbarous Street
Extra in Police Arrival Sequence (uncredited)
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Appeared in a TV commercial for "World of Warcraft" in 2007. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 11 Interviews | 8 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jean-Claude | Jean Claude Van Damme | Jean-Claude Van Varenbergh | Jean-Claude Vandam | Jean-Claude Vandamme | J. Claude van Damme

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple. See more »

Trivia:

Suffered from mood swings and depressions for years, causing him to seek his refuge in martial arts and drugs. Finally, after several attempts at rehab, he visited a neurologist who diagnosed him with rapid cycling bipolar disorder. With appropriate medication, he has managed to stay off drugs ever since, and he has even remarried his former wife Gladys Portugues. See more »

Trademark:

Belgian accent See more »

Nickname:

J.C. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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