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Billy Blanks


Muscular African American sports star, actor, media identity and inventor of the phenomenally popular "Tae Bo" fitness system, derived from his extensive martial arts training. Blanks was born in Eerie, Pennsylvania in 1955 amongst humble backgrounds and grew up as one of 15 children, battling dyslexia and tendon problems. However that didn't stop... See full bio »

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Known For

The Last Boy Scout
The Last Boy Scout Billy Cole
(1991)
Kiss the Girls
Kiss the Girls Kickboxing Instructor
(1997)
Lionheart
Lionheart African Legionnaire
(1990)
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill Billy Blanks
(2011)

Filmography

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 2016 Almost Amazing (post-production)
Mr. Wilson
 2017 Tae-Bo Evolution (TV Movie)
Host
 2015 Dark Moon Rising
Sheriff Tom
 2007 Dance Club: The Movie (Short)
Dance Club Dancer
 2004 Neo the Office Chuckler (TV Series)
 1999 Sunset Beach (TV Series)
Billy
- Episode #1.606 (1999) ... Billy (uncredited)
- Episode #1.605 (1999) ... Billy (uncredited)
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series)
Travis King
- Requiem (1999) ... Travis King
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Kickboxing Instructor
- The Storm: Part 1 (1999) ... Kickboxing Instructor
 1998 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Trainer
- Here Comes Z Bride (1998) ... Trainer
 1997 The Infinite Power Workout (TV Series)
- #204 (1997)
 1997 Assault on Devil's Island (TV Movie)
Creagan
 1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
- Power Corrupts (1997)
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Kickboxing Instructor
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Dancing Muppet
- Paula Abdul (1996) ... Dancing Muppet
 1996 Balance of Power
Niko
 1995 Expect No Mercy
Justin Vanier
 1995 Tough and Deadly (Video)
John Portland
 1994 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Driver
- Love Strikes (1994) ... Driver
 1993 Back in Action
Billy
 1993/I Showdown
Billy Grant
 1993 TC 2000
Jason Storm
 1992 Zhan long zai ye
Billy
 1992 Talons of the Eagle
Tyler Wilson
 1992 Street Justice (TV Series)
Tsiet Na Champion
- Circle of Death (1992) ... Tsiet Na Champion
 1992 Long hang tian xia
Black Thug (uncredited)
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Billy Cole
 1991 Timebomb
Mr. Brown
 1990 China O'Brien II (Video)
Baskin's Fighter #1 (uncredited)
 1990 Lionheart
African Legionnaire
 1989 Tango & Cash
Prison Thug (uncredited)
 1989 Bloodfist
Black Rose
 1989 Driving Force
Pool
 1986 Low Blow
Guard
 1984 Kids Incorporated (TV Series)
Billy
- Karate Kids ... Billy
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Other Works:

Co-host, with Stacy Keibler, of an infomercial for his "Billy Blanks' PT 24/7" workout system. Also appearing is Shellie Blanks Cimarosti. See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Invented Tae-Bo, a popular exercise which is a mix of Tae Kwon Do and Boxing See more »

Nickname:

Big Bill

Star Sign:

Virgo

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