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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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 2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance (post-production)
Master Durand
  Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series) (filming)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Master Croc (voice)
 2015 Jian Bing Man
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 2015/I Pound of Flesh
Deacon Lyle
 2014 Swelter
Stillman
 2014 JCVD's Make My Movie Challenge (Video short)
 2013 Enemies Closer
Xander
 2013 Welcome to the Jungle
Storm
 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
 1999/II Inferno
Eddie Lomax
 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:

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care." 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:

I have lots of respect for Christopher Walken. Did you see him in King of New York (1990)? Steve McQueen, and Paul Newman are terrific. I feel their movies have quality. Rocky and Rambo were filled with drama and passion. Arnold doesn't move me. I like movies like The Godfather (1972) and The Deer Hunter (1978). These are films with real solid acting, real talent. See more »

Trivia:

One-time sparring partner of Chuck Norris during the early 80s. Norris eventually cast him in Missing in Action (1984). See more »

Trademark:

Very muscular physique See more »

Nickname:

J.C. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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