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Jean-Claude Van Damme


Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak. At the age of 12, Van Damme began his... See full bio »

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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Double Impact
Double Impact Alex / Chad Wagner
(1991)
Universal Soldier
Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux / GR44
(1992)
Kickboxer
Kickboxer Kurt Sloane
(1989)
Bloodsport
Bloodsport Frank Dux
(1988)

Filmography

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 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Master Croc (voice)
 2015/I Pound of Flesh
Deacon Lyle
 2014 Swelter
Stillman
 2014 JCVD's Make My Movie Challenge (Video short)
 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
 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
Soldier (uncredited)
 1984 Breakin'
Spectator in First Dance Sequence (uncredited)
 1979 Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf
Movie Goer / Man in Garden (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Appeared in Megadeath "Crush'em" music video (1999). 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Often states Charles Chaplin as the first great action star. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently performs splits in his movies See more »

Nickname:

Muscles from Brussels See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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