Great Athletes, Stuntmen and Wrestler Turned Actors

by muybueno16 | created - 20 Feb 2014 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

2. Terry Crews

Actor | Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the ...

3. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

4. Franco Columbu

Actor | The Terminator

Franco Columbu is an actor and producer, known for The Terminator (1984), Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Doublecross on Costa's Island (1997).

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Predator

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

6. Roland Kickinger

Actor | Terminator Salvation

A native of Vienna, Austria, Roland Kickinger began strength training and martial art at age 14. He cleaned the gym at night in exchange for a membership. However, Kickinger's dreams were far away in a place called Hollywood. With little encouragement from his family and friends, he packed up his ...

7. James Lew

Stunts | Luke Cage

Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu (1972) television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon (1979). He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John ...

8. Simon Rhee

Stunts | Inception

Simon Rhee is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. He is a World-Class Martial Artist known for his beautiful kicks and incredible forms, and is a many-time Grand Champion of the tournament circuit. Karate Illustrated noted that, "Simon Rhee has the ...

9. Philip Tan

Stunts | Inception

Phil Tan was born in Singapore where he spent his childhood and then at the age of five moved to the UK. Phil started off his athletic career as a gymnast where he became the British Youth Tumbling champion and a member of the British squad for many years. Years later after getting into martial ...

10. Gary Daniels

Actor | The Expendables

Action film star Gary Daniels was a real-life kick-boxing champion. With rugged good-looks, a muscular build and a charming personality, it was a natural for him to move from the world of fighting to that of acting.

Born Gary Edward Daniels on May 9, 1963 in Woking, Surrey, England, Daniels was a ...

11. Michelle Lee

Stunts | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Michelle Lee was born on August 2, 1978 in Long Beach, California, USA as Michelle Charlene Lee. She is known for her work on Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Venom (2018) and Pacific Rim (2013).

12. Ray Park

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England, at the age of seven. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, and be like their heroes. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ...

13. J.J. Perry

Stunts | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

J.J. Perry started his martial arts training in 1975 and began with stunt-work in the late 1980s when he got out of the army. He has had over 24 years of martial arts training and has a 5th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 2nd-degree on Hapkido and has experience with all kinds of weapons. He ...

14. Joey Ansah

Actor | The Bourne Ultimatum

Joey Ansah was born in 1982 in Hammersmith, London, England, 2nd in line to an older brother, Ryan, 3 years his senior. He is of mixed ethnicity, with his mother Nicola, originating from Plymouth, Devon, England and his father Kofi, originally from Ghana, west Africa. Joey grew up and spent the ...

15. Jason Yee

Actor | The Girl from the Naked Eye

Jason Yee is an actor, director and producer who transitioned from an acclaimed career as a professional martial artist. He was born and raised in Boston's inner city by his single mom and grandparents. In his early 20s Jason won numerous martial arts championships and became the first American to ...

16. Ron Yuan

Actor | Marco Polo

Ron Yuan becomes new series regular on the hit Netflix/ The Weinstein Company's "Marco Polo" created by John Fusco. Yuan Will play Prince Nayan, a fiery eyed descendant of Genghis Khan. Nayan is a converted Christian that rules all of Manchuria and whose closely watched actions will affect Kublai's...

17. Arnold Chon

Stunts | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Arnold Chon began his training at the age of 5 at the Jhoon Rhee Institute in Virginia. Arnold received his black belt at the age of 11 while training equally hard in gymnastics. Arnold became an Extreme Martial Arts competitor and conquered the competitive martial arts circuit, eventually becoming...

18. Michael Papajohn

Actor | Jurassic World

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Michael graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1983.

The Texas Rangers drafted him in 1985, but he chose instead to attend Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship. He was the starting center-fielder on the first LSU team to go to the College World ...

19. Dan Southworth

Stunts | The Scorpion King

Dan Southworth is an accomplished actor with wide experience in feature films, television shows, motion capture, voice over, and commercials. Power Ranger fans know him as Eric Myers, the Quantum Ranger from Power Rangers Time Force. Mortal Kombat fans enjoyed his portrayal of Kenshi in the popular...

20. Ernie Reyes Jr.

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Ernie Reyes Jr. was born on January 15, 1972 in San Jose, California, USA as Ernest E. Reyes. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), The Rundown (2003) and Red Sonja (1985). He has been married to Lisa Reyes since November 11, 2009.

21. Steven Ho

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Steven Ho was born on March 9, 1973. He is known for his work on Mortal Kombat (1995), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Spider-Man (2002).

22. Daniel Bernhardt

Actor | Atomic Blonde

Daniel Bernhardt was born on the 31st August 1965 in Worblaufen, Bern in Switzerland. After finishing high school, he studied architectural design for four years and graduated in Bern. At the same time he opened a martial arts school with his brother. After completing his studies, Daniel moved to ...

23. Jason Statham

Actor | Crank

Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has ...

24. Henry Kingi

Actor | Predator 2

Henry Kingi was born on December 2, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Masao Henry Kingi. He is known for his work on Predator 2 (1990), Bad Boys II (2003) and Deja Vu (2006). He was previously married to Lindsay Wagner and Eilene Frances Davis.

25. Henry Kingi Jr.

Stunts | The Fate of the Furious

Henry Kingi Jr. was born on June 3, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Masao Henry Kingi. He is known for his work on The Fate of the Furious (2017), Spy (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). He is married to Tracy Kay.

26. Chris Gann

Stunts | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Born and raised on a goat farm in Reno, Nevada, Chris is a former world and national champion Jet Ski racer, who has been working as an actor for over 15 years. After graduating from Cal state Sacramento with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Chris moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting...

27. Mark Dacascos

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Mark Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Mark Alan Dacascos. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Only the Strong (1993) and Drive (1997). He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. They have three children.

28. Ming Qiu

Stunts | Live Free or Die Hard

Ming Qiu is known for her work on Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Dragonball: Evolution (2009) and Transformers (2007).

29. PeiPei Alena Yuan

Stunts | Star Trek

PeiPei Alena Yuan, aka "Peppa" is an Actress, Stunt Woman, Choreographer, and Dancer, dedicated to inspiring through her art in the Entertainment Industry.

PeiPei is an Artist of Movement and Story Teller. PeiPei's love for technology combined with the love of Sci-Fi and Action Films lead her to ...

30. Scott Adkins

Actor | Boyka: Undisputed IV

Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by their parents, John and Janet (Sanders) Adkins, in a loving middle-class family. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar ...

31. Gina Carano

Actress | Haywire

From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her popularity led to her being called the "Face of Women's MMA" and she ...

32. Michael Jai White

Actor | Black Dynamite

Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White ...

33. Zoë Bell

Stunts | Grindhouse

As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus.

Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial...

34. Cyril Raffaelli

Stunts | Banlieue 13

Cyril Raffaelli was born on April 1, 1974. He is known for his work on District B13 (2004), District 13: Ultimatum (2009) and Live Free or Die Hard (2007).

35. Buster Reeves

Stunts | The Dark Knight

Buster started training at the tender age of eleven in traditional Wado Ryu karate and moved into freestyle, a move which would map out his life for the better. Under the guidance of his Instructors he claimed the British junior title and a place in the "Guinness Book of Records" for the most kicks...

36. David Belle

Actor | Banlieue 13

David Belle is the founder of Parkour, an actor, film choreographer, and stunt coordinator. Belle was introduced to his acting career in a meeting with Hubert Koundé ("La Haine") and then in the play Pygmalion. Belle starred in "Les gens du voyages" and "Un monde meilleur", followed by "...

37. Richard Norton

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

A powerful screen presence, Richard Norton wins the applause of international audiences with his engaging ability to play either the hero or the heavy. Rare versatility and focused work ethic have enabled him to build an expanding library of almost 100 film and television titles. The disciplines ...

38. Phillip Rhee

Actor | Best of the Best

Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Former Chairman of Lions Gate) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. The first "Best of ...

39. Diana Lee Inosanto

Spy

Diana Lee Inosanto is the daughter of legendary martial artist, Dan Inosanto and Sue Ann Reveal. She is also the goddaughter of global icon, the late Bruce Lee. Dan was such close friends to the late Bruce Lee, that in honor of his friend, he named his daughter, and first child, "Diana Lee".

Born in...

40. Dan Inosanto

Actor | Game of Death

Noted Filipino-American martial arts practitioner, who studied "jeet kune do" from fellow martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. Always seeking to improve his knowledge, Inosanto holds numerous belts in various martial arts including Asian, American & Brazilian disciplines such as Muay Thai, Pentjak ...

41. Tsuyoshi Abe

Stunts | Big Stan

Tsuyoshi Abe was born and raised in Japan. He studied many martial arts including karate, kendo, and shorinji kenpo until his departure for the U.S. in 1985. He lived in Seattle, Washington and while there, studied in Bruce Lee's martial art, Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do, under Taky Kimura. Mr. ...

42. Byron Mann

Actor | Altered Carbon

Byron Mann was born as Byron Chan. He is an actor, known for Altered Carbon (2018), Skyscraper (2018) and The Big Short (2015).

43. Cung Le

Actor | Pandorum

Cung Le made his first appearance on the professional M.M.A. stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed take-downs. This U.S.-Viet Namese champion, actor, producer and ...

44. Cole S. McKay

Stunts | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Cole S. McKay is known for his work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Far and Away (1992) and Cloverfield (2008).

45. Xin Sarith Wuku

Actor | Fist of the Dragon

Xin Sarith Wuku is known for his work on Fist of the Dragon (2014), 3 Musketeers (2011) and Sync (2012).

46. Christopher Doyle

Actor | Last Man Standing

Christopher Doyle is known for his work on Last Man Standing (1996), Scream 2 (1997) and Hot Shots! (1991).

47. Matt Mullins

Stunts | Divergent

From his humble beginnings of watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Matt Mullins has risen to become world renown in martial arts, and as a star in the CW4Kids show "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight".

With 5 martial art world titles in hand, Matt moved from Naperville, IL to Hollywood and quickly began ...

48. Don Wilson

Actor | Batman Forever

Don "The Dragon" Wilson is considered the greatest kick-boxing champion in the sport's history. A native of South Florida, Wilson began fighting in the late 1970s. In a career which spanned 4 decades, he won 11 world kick-boxing championships, among them the WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO Lightheavyweight ...

49. Tiger Hu Chen

Stunts | The Matrix Reloaded

Tiger Hu Chen was born on March 3, 1975 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Man of Tai Chi (2013) and The Matrix (1999).

50. Nash Edgerton

Director | Mr Inbetween

Nash Edgerton was born on January 19, 1973 in Australia. He is known for his work on Mr Inbetween (2018), Gringo (2018) and The Square (2008).

51. Marcus Young

Stunts | Banshee

With over 35 years of Martial Arts experience, Marcus Young has obtained a 3rd degree black belt and continues his knowledge in various disciplines. He is a National and Internationally recognized champion and specializes in weapons, forms and fighting.

From his vast experience in the Martial Arts ...

52. Matt McColm

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Matt McColm was born on January 31, 1965. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Island (2005) and R.I.P.D. (2013).

53. David Kilde

Stunts | The Matrix Reloaded

David Kilde is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Island (2005) and Swordfish (2001).

54. Tom Morga

Stunts | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Tom Morga was born on November 27, 1941 in Burbank, California, USA as Thomas Alvin Morga. He is known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

55. Ilram Choi

Stunts | Star Trek

Ilram's parents are from Korea. But Ilram himself was born in the U.S. As soon as he learned to walk, he began training in Tae Kwon Do. Besides the regular training, Ilram would learn by imitating the better martial artists and athletes, including his father.

Ilram would soon make his way into ...

56. Alain Figlarz

Actor | Unleashed

Alain Figlarz is known for his work on Unleashed (2005), Taken 2 (2012) and The Bourne Identity (2002).

57. Fernando Chien

Actor | The Accountant

In 2010, Fernando turned his focus to his acting career, appearing as Fenroy in Gavin O'Connor's WARRIOR alongside Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte (who received an Academy Award nomination). The film has attained cult status and is currently #135 on IMDB's Top 250 films of all time.

...

58. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by ...

59. Randy Couture

Actor | The Expendables 3

Randy Couture is a collegiate wrestler and fighter turned actor from Everett, Washington. He served as a four time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a 6 time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer. He is a graduate of ...

60. Steve Austin

Actor | The Condemned

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin was born in Victoria, Texas, as Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, the youngest of five children. His mother, Beverly Jane (Harrison), remarried to Kenneth Williams, and he took his stepfather's surname. He played football at the North Texas State University. He ...

61. Eddie J. Fernandez

Actor | 22 Jump Street

Eddie Fernandez is a Latino stuntman in Hollywood. Eddie started off in the stunt business in 1981 in his hometown of Chicago. He spent his earlier years honing his martial arts, wrestling and motocross skills, among others, which would eventually lead him into his chosen profession, stunt work. ...

62. Ben Hernandez Bray

Stunts | Star Trek

Ben Hernandez Bray is a film and television director who was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in one of the toughest San Fernando Valley neighborhoods. He's the oldest of six children, raised by his Mother and Grandmother and is of Mexican and Irish descent. In the late 1980's his boxing ...

63. Danny Trejo

Actor | Machete

Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for ...

64. Sophia Crawford

Stunts | Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sophia Crawford was born in Hammersmith, London, and is one of Triplets. She left England in 1986 and took an incredible journey on a bus overland from London to India. After spending some time in India and Nepal, Sophia headed to Thailand, where she began her movie career. At first she was an ...

65. Melissa Barker

Stunts | The Island

Melissa Barker was born on September 6, 1972 as Melissa Sue Barker. She is known for her work on The Island (2005), Eagle Eye (2008) and Surrogates (2009).

66. Carrick O'Quinn

Stunts | The Island

Carrick O'Quinn is known for his work on The Island (2005), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The X Files (1998).

67. Erik Betts

Stunts | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Born 22 November, 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts, Erik Betts is a self taught gymnast and martial artist since the age of 11. His fascination with movement and the arts was inspired by his favorite comic book hero, Spiderman. Insecure and very shy, Betts could relate to the problems experienced by ...

68. Gregory J. Barnett

Stunts | 24

Gregory J. Barnett is known for his work on 24 (2001), Armageddon (1998) and Predator (1987). He is married to Barbara Barnett. They have two children.

69. Jeff Cadiente

Stunts | Jurassic World

Jeff Cadiente was born as Jeffrey David Cadiente. He is known for his work on Jurassic World (2015), Bad Boys II (2003) and 24 (2001). He has been married to Jacqueline Cadiente since June 28, 2014. They have one child.

70. Al Goto

Actor | Charlie's Angels

Al Goto was born on January 31, 1962 in San Diego, California, USA. He is known for his work on Charlie's Angels (2000), Lone Survivor (2013) and We Were Soldiers (2002).

71. Jeff Imada

Stunts | The Bourne Ultimatum

Jeff Imada was born and raised in Inglewood, California, USA, where he began studying martial arts at the age of fifteen. At El Camino College and UCLA, he majored in pre-med and minored in music. While in college, he started working as a movie "extra," which led to his becoming a member of the ...

72. Al Leong

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Asian American actor & stuntman has picked up a cult fan following based around his numerous appearances in high voltage action flicks from the mid-1980s onwards. Al nearly always turns up as a bad guy with his lean muscled physique, incredible agility, amazing martial arts skills, wispy black hair...

73. Tanoai Reed

Stunts | The Rundown

Tanoai Reed was born on February 10, 1974 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is known for his work on The Rundown (2003), Fast Five (2011) and Furious 7 (2015). He has been married to Suzanne Reed since February 27, 1999. They have one child.

74. Boni Yanagisawa

Stunts | Smokin' Aces

The daughter of a Japanese Hawaiian Dad and Caucasian Mom from Pasadena, Boni Yanagisawa grew up in So Cal working in her parents' nursery business. No surprise Boni was a girl scout,a cheerleader, homecoming queen and Miss Lake Elsinore.

Against her father's wishes, she set out to study martial ...

75. Katie Eischen

Stunts | Date Night

Katie Eischen is known for her work on Date Night (2010), The Bourne Legacy (2012) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

76. Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Actor | Friday

If you ever want a 6' 5", musclebound, broad-shouldered, shaved-head actor to play a terrifying bodyguard, a soldier of fortune or a fearsome gangster, then Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. is the man you want. This African-American basketball player turned actor first popped up in minor roles such as a ...

77. Spice Williams-Crosby

Actress | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Born on a ranch in North Hollywood, California, Spice rode her horse to kindergarten, grew up playing in her father's medical offices, eventually hitting the road as a musician, singer, and dancer under contract to 20th Century-Fox Records.

Overcoming a seven-year drug and alcohol problem, at the ...

78. Natascha Hopkins

Stunts | Straight Outta Compton

Natascha Hopkins is known for her work on Straight Outta Compton (2015).

79. Damion Poitier

Stunts | Star Trek

Damion Poitier is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).

80. Woon Young Park

Actor | Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Woon Young Park was born on June 12, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea. He is known for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016), Arrested Development (2003) and Marco Polo (2014).

81. Clayton J. Barber

Stunts | Creed

Clayton J. Barber grew up with movies from Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, whom inspired him to do martial arts. He chose, when 10 years old, Tae Kwon Do, for its acrobatic nature and its speed, and has achieved a black belt. Other skills of his are gymnastics and dance.

Unfortunately, he lost his first ...

82. Danielle Burgio

Stunts | The Matrix Reloaded

Danielle Burgio's diverse talents have led her down an exciting path from Broadway dancer to top Hollywood stunt woman, to up-and-coming actress of the moment, and as that path continues to wind and take its turns, the future can only be golden for this very talented young woman. At an early age, ...

83. Sala Baker

Stunts | Deadpool 2

Sala Baker was born on September 22, 1976 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Deadpool 2 (2018), Braven (2018) and Sleepless (2017). He has been married to Stefany June Baclaan since 2010.

84. Chuck Jeffreys

Stunts | Twelve Monkeys

Born William Charles Jeffreys (III) on July 23, 1958 in Washington, D.C., Chuck Jeffreys found his interest in the martial arts at the age of 8 and started training in Western Boxing and Tae Kwon Do. He began training in Northern (Tien Shan Pai) Shaolin Kung fu in the early 70s. He was well known ...

85. Michael Worth

Actor | Killing Cupid

Born in Philadelphia, Michael came from a line of German sailors on one side and American Delaware Indians on the other. As a 10 year old Michael directed his first film entitle The Tire. It was shot with a super-8 camera his mother bought him. He continued making short films into his late teens. ...

86. Jon Valera

Stunts | Aquaman

Jon Valera was born on October 2, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as Jonathan Justin Valera. He is known for his work on Aquaman (2018), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Atomic Blonde (2017).

87. Gary Stretch

Actor | Dead Man's Shoes

During the early nineties, Gary Stretch was the glamour-boy of British boxing. His good looks coupled with KO power in his fists ensured he was big box-office. He also made money strutting his stuff on the catwalk as a male model. Some said he earned more as a model than actually fighting, and his ...

88. Samuel Le

Stunts | The Expendables

Samuel Le was born as Xuyen Tu Le. He is known for his work on The Expendables (2010), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and The Bourne Legacy (2012).

89. Don Thai Theerathada

Stunts | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Don Theerathada is one of the most exciting talents ever to grace the Thai film and TV industry. Don won the prestigious Golden Statue Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film Fah (1998) (nominated for 22 Golden Statue awards and Thailand's highest grossing film at that time). After that,...

90. Eddie Perez

Stunts | Shameless

Eddie Perez born in New York, a city where you can stay indoors all day and watch the world pass you by, or get up and participate with all it has to offer. Eddie Perez chose the latter. An active kid, who spent his summers with family in Puerto Rico, Eddie achieved the honor of Eagle Scout at the ...

91. Nick Hermz

Stunts | American Sniper

Nick Hermz is known for his work on American Sniper (2014), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Agent Carter (2015).

92. Mark Hicks

Stunts | Rush Hour 2

Mark Hicks is known for his work on Rush Hour 2 (2001), Swordfish (2001) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).

93. Johnny Nguyen

Actor | Tom yum goong

Johnny left Vietnam at the age of 8, uncertain of what lied ahead. As a boy, he already loved Hong Kong cinema. Johnny would start training in martial arts and now has over 18 years of experience in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Japanese Aikido. Johnny is now also an expert in Wushu, which he does for over ...

94. André Lima

Actor | Beyond the Ring

Grandmaster Lima is the founder of Lima Academy. He's officially certified by the World Tae Kwon do Federation (WTF) as an 8th Degree Black Belt and one of few worldwide to obtain the internationally recognized diploma of the Kukkiwon. He began studying Taekwondo in his hometown of Brasilia, Brazil...

95. Monica Staggs

Stunts | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Monica Staggs was born on February 24, 1970 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as Monica Anne Staggs. She is known for her work on Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Grindhouse (2007) and Death Proof (2007).

96. Hector Echavarria

Actor | No Way Out

A Martial Arts champion in his native Argentina, Hector Echavarria, brings to the Hollywood film industry a background of business success, acting experience, and martial arts expertise.

In addition to producing and starring in his own films, Hector has become an industrial force- with his own ...

97. Keith Jardine

Actor | Inherent Vice

Keith Jardine was born on October 31, 1975 in Butte, Montana, USA as Keith Hector Jardine. He is known for his work on Inherent Vice (2014), John Wick (2014) and Logan (2017).

98. Marko Zaror

Actor | Alita: Battle Angel

Marko Zaror Aguad (Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean martial arts action star and fight choreographer, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. His career began as a young boy with a passion for martial arts and fighting, inspired by Bruce Lee. At the age of six he started training himself, and ...

99. Tom Wu

Actor | Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

Tom Wu is known for his work on Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (2015), Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Ra.One (2011).

100. Michiko Nishiwaki

Stunts | Mission: Impossible III

Michiko Nishiwaki is a multi-talented lady. An actress, martial artist, stunt woman, fight choreographer, and Japan's first Woman's Bodybuilding and Power lifting Champion. She held these titles for three consecutive years. While still keeping her femininity and not bulking up with the aid of ...



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