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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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 2014 Full Love
Frenchy
 2014 Swelter
Stillman
 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
 2006 Sinav
Charles
 2001 Replicant
Replicant / Edward Garrotte
 1994 Timecop
Walker
 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
Car Driver (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 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

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I took his (Alex Van Damme) name, in fact from his father because his father sent me for the first time in Hong Kong to be a picture model. I'm not enough tall to be a catwalk model, plus too big for that, and we became very good friends and I took his name as an honor. Because my name, by the way, is too complicated, it's Van Veren Berg, so in America it sounds like "Van Varen Berg" (said with ... See more »

Trivia:

Started filming The Shepherd (2008) in Bulgaria. See more »

Trademark:

Belgian accent See more »

Nickname:

Muscles from Brussels See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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