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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
 2015 Jian Bing Man
 2015 Pound of Flesh
 2014 Swelter
 2013 Enemies Closer
 2013 Welcome to the Jungle
 2012 U.F.O.
 2012 Dragon Eyes
 2011 Beur sur la ville
Le colonel
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Master Croc (voice)
 2010 Soldiers
 2008 JCVD
 2001 Replicant
Replicant / Edward Garrotte
 1994 Timecop
 1993 Last Action Hero
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 1990 Lionheart
 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
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Other Works:

Appeared in Bob Sinclar's "Kiss my Eyes" music video (2003). 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


5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

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Ten, 15 years ago, Sly, Arnold, those guys, were well-built; of course, they had to act and find good scripts, but today action heroes don't have to be Mr. Muscles. What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts. See more »


Related to Screenwriter Adam Burnett through marriage. See more »


Very muscular physique See more »


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