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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 (post-production)
Master Durand
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Master Croc (voice)
 2015 Jian Bing Man
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 2015/I Pound of Flesh
Deacon
 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
 2012 Rzhevskiy protiv Napoleona
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 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 The Hard Corps (Video)
Philippe Sauvage
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
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 2001 Replicant
Replicant / Edward Garrotte
 1994 Timecop
Walker
 1993 Last Action Hero
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 1990 Lionheart
Lyon
 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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Other Works:

Appeared in TV commercial for Virgin Mobile "No Limit" phones, France (2007). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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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:

[on Timecop (1994) director Peter Hyams] He was the only one who visited me in the clinic when I was there years ago. All the agents and managers who made a fortune with me never came. See more »

Trivia:

His fight scenes are so intense that he won't film them in the U.S. for fear of being sued. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently performs splits in his movies See more »

Nickname:

Muscles from Brussels See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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