Up 6,236 this week

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 »

Get Streaming for the Holidays

Revisit cherished classics and discover new titles. We're serving up what you need to stay warm and full of cheer all season long.

Visit our Holiday Streaming section

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein, star of "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in for the one-on-one interview

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 people
created 12 Aug 2011
a list of 36 people
created 19 Aug 2011
a list of 32 people
created 25 Nov 2011
a list of 47 people
created 16 Dec 2011
a list of 35 people
created 01 Jan 2012

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Billy Blanks's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (34 credits)
 2016 Devotion (pre-production)
Billy Blanks
 2015 Dark Moon Rising
Sheriff Tom
 2011/I Jack and Jill
Billy Blanks
 2007 Dance Club: The Movie (Short)
Dance Club Dancer
 2004 Neo the Office Chuckler (TV Series)
 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)
- Here Comes Z Bride (1998) ... Trainer
 1997 The Infinite Power Workout (TV Series)
- #204 (1997)
 1997 Assault on Devil's Island (TV Movie)
 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
 1995 Expect No Mercy
Justin Vanier
 1995 Tough and Deadly (Video)
John Portland
 1994 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
- Love Strikes (1994) ... Driver
 1993 Back in Action
 1993/I Showdown
Billy Grant
 1993 TC 2000
Jason Storm
 1992 Zhan long zai ye
 1992 Talons of the Eagle
Tyler Wilson
 1992 Street Justice (TV Series)
Tsiet Na Champion
- Circle of Death (1992) ... Tsiet Na Champion
 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
 1989 The Master
Black Thug (uncredited)
 1986 Low Blow
 1984 Kids Incorporated (TV Series)
- Karate Kids ... Billy
Show Show Stunts (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-host, with Kelly Packard, of an infomercial for 'Billy's BootCamp" fitness exercises. Also appearing are Shellie Blanks Cimarosti, Lou Diamond Phillips, Randall Cunningham, Trista Sutter, Ryan Sutter and Vivica A. Fox. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:


6' (1.83 m)

Did You Know?


Martial Arts stats: 7-Time World Karate Champion, Nationally ranked by Karate Illustrated from 1982-1989, Karate Hall of Fame since 1982, 1980 Captain of the US Olympic Karate Team, Member of the US Karate Team, winning 36 gold medals in international competition, 1975 Amateur Athletic Union Champion. See more »


Big Bill

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone tried his latest bootcamp workout? Verenka
His height emanuelevalenza
do you guys think I can lose... maynardjamesfan2
TV Show in the 80's or 90's pizzahuts
Get clebrity fit Miss_Katie_Belle
calories burned???? maynardjamesfan2
Discuss Billy Blanks on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page