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David Carradine (1936–2009)

David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and Kansas Carradine, and nieces Ever Carradine and Martha ... See full bio »


(age 72) in Bangkok, Thailand

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Kwai Chang Caine / Laurie's friend
Kung Fu
Kung Fu Kwai Chang Caine / Caine
Kill Bill: Vol. 1


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 2016 Mata Hari (post-production)
Adam Zelle
 2011 Stretch
 2010 True Legend
 2010/I Detention
Principal Hoskins
 2010 Money to Burn
 2009/I Autumn
 2008 Death Race
Frankenstein (voice)
 2008/III Break
The Bishop
 2008/I Camille
Cowboy Bob
 2007 Fuego
 2007 Lost Bullet
Michael Morrison
 2006 Final Move
Captain Baker
 2004 Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon
Grand Master
 2004 Last Goodbye
Fred McGillicuddie
 2004 Hair High
Mr. Snerz (voice)
 2003 American Reel
James Lee Springer
 2002 Wheatfield with Crows
Willem Vincent Sr.
 2001 The Donor
Mike Riordan
 2001 G.O.D.
Norman Williams
 2000 Full Blast
 2000 Dangerous Curves
 1999 Kiss of a Stranger
Sean O'Leary
 1999 The Puzzle in the Air
The General
 1999 Zoo
Drexel Turnquist
 1999 Shepherd
 1999 Knocking on Death's Door
Doc Hadley
 1998 Light Speed
 1998 Lovers and Liars
Mr. Montague
 1998 Sublet
Max Kaufman
 1998 The New Swiss Family Robinson
Sheldon Blake
 1997 Macon County Jail
 1997 The Good Life
 1997 The Rage
Lucas McDermott
 1993 Bitter End
 1993 Dead Center
 1993 Kill Zone
Col. Horace Wiggins
 1992 Distant Justice
Joe Foley
 1991 Battle Gear
Gen. Corman
 1991 Karate Cop
 1991 Capital Punishment
Michael Maltin
 1991 Project Eliminator
Ron Morrell
 1991 Midnight Fear
 1991 Dune Warriors
 1989 Crime of Crimes
 1989 The Mad Bunch
Professor Foxwood
 1989 Animal Protector
Col. Whitlock
 1989 Open Fire
Joe Rourke
 1989 Think Big
 1989 Try This One for Size
 1989 Crime Zone
 1989 Sonny Boy
 1989 Nowhere to Run
 1989 Night Children
 1988 Fatal Secret
Michael LeWinter
 1988 Run for Your Life
Major Charles Forsythe
 1988 Warlords
 1988 Tropical Snow
 1984/I On the Line
 1982 Trick or Treats
Richard Adams
 1982 Q
 1982 Safari 3000
Eddie Miles
 1981 Americana
The American Soldier
 1980 Cloud Dancer
Brad Randolph
 1979 Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider
Charlie Swattle
 1979 I've Got You, You've Got Me by the Chin Hairs
Le pratiquant des Arts Martiaux
 1977 Thunder and Lightning
Harley Thomas
 1974 You and Me
 1973 The Long Goodbye
Dave aka Socrates (uncredited)
 1970 Macho Callahan
David Mountford
 1970 The McMasters
White Feather
 1969 Young Billy Young
Jesse Boone
 1969 Heaven with a Gun
Coke Beck
 1967 The Violent Ones
Lucas Barnes
 1967 Too Many Thieves
 1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town
 1964 Taggart
Cal Dodge
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Release of his autobiography "Endless Highway" See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 13 Interviews | 42 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on his popularity while playing the 50-something Kwai Chang Caine on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)] It's a mission. I've been working putting this thing together for--what is it? Could it be?--14 years. See more »


Had a lifelong fascination with Eastern philosophies and culture which resulted in him writing the book "Spirit of the Shaolin" about the philosophy of Kung Fu. See more »


Frequently played villainous characters See more »


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