Jean-Claude Van Damme


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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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Double Impact Alex / Chad Wagner
(1991)
Double Team Jack Quinn
(1997)
Kickboxer Kurt Sloane
(1989)
JCVD JCVD
(2008)

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 2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru (completed)
Jean Clawed (voice)
 2020 AaRON: Ultrarêve (Video short)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 2019 We Die Young
Daniel
 2018 The Bouncer
Lukas
 2018 Black Water
Wheeler
 2018 Kickboxer: Retaliation
Durand
 2016-2017 Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series)
JCVD / Filip
- The World Needs Its Hero (2017) ... JCVD
- Run To Nowhere (2017) ... JCVD
- A Little Conversation About Trust (2017) ... Filip (as Filip Van Damme)
- If You're Lucky (2017) ... Filip (as Filip Van Damme)
 2017 Kill 'Em All
Phillip
 2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance
Master Durand
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Master Croc (voice)
 2015 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Ummet Ozcan: The Hum (Video short)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 2015 Jian Bing Man
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 2015 Pound of Flesh
Deacon Lyle
 2014 Soldiers
Frenchy
 2014 Swelter
Stillman
 2014 JCVD's Make My Movie Challenge (Video short)
 2013 Enemies Closer
Xander
 2013 Welcome to the Jungle
Storm
 2012 Alien Uprising
George
 2012 6 Bullets
Samson Gaul
 2012 The Expendables 2
Vilain
 2012 Dragon Eyes
Tiano
 2012 Rzhevskiy protiv Napoleona
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 2011 Beur sur la ville
Le colonel
 2011 Assassination Games
Vincent Brazil
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Master Croc (voice)
 2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Luc Deveraux
 2009 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Jean-Claude Van Damme / Rhett Butler / Count Dracula
- Maurice Was Caught (2009) ... Jean-Claude Van Damme / Rhett Butler / Count Dracula (voice)
 2008 JCVD
JCVD
 2008 The Shepherd (Video)
Jack Robideaux
 2007 Until Death
Anthony Stowe
 2006 Heist School
Charles
 2006 The Hard Corps (Video)
Philippe Sauvage
 2006 Second in Command (Video)
Cmdr. Sam Keenan
 2004 Wake of Death
Ben Archer
 2004 Narco
Jean-Claude Van Damme fantasmé par Lenny
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
- Die Fast, Die Furious (2004) ... Jean-Claude Van Damme
 2003 In Hell
Kyle LeBlanc
 2003 Bob Sinclar: Kiss My Eyes (Video short)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 2002 Derailed
Jacques Kristoff
 2001 The Order
Rudy Cafmeyer
 2001 Replicant
Replicant / Edward Garrotte
 1999 Megadeth: Crush 'Em (Video short)
Luc
 1999/II Inferno
Eddie Lomax
 1998 Legionnaire
Alain Lefevre
 1998 Knock Off
Marcus Ray
 1997 Double Team
Jack Quinn
 1996 Maximum Risk
Alain Moreau / Mikhail Suverov
 1996 The Quest
Christopher Dubois
 1996 Friends (TV Series)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
- The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (1996) ... Jean-Claude Van Damme
 1995 Sudden Death
Darren McCord
 1995 Street Fighter: The Movie (Video Game)
Colonel Guile
 1994 Zig & Zag: Entertainment Cops (TV Movie)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 1994 Street Fighter
Colonel Guile
 1994 Timecop
Walker
 1994 The Smithereens: Time Won't Let Me (Video short)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 1993 Hard Target
Chance Boudreaux
 1993 Last Action Hero
Jean-Claude Van Damme
 1993 Nowhere to Run
Sam Gillen
 1992 Universal Soldier
Luc Deveraux / GR44
 1991 Double Impact
Alex / Chad Wagner
 1990 Death Warrant
Louis Burke
 1990 Lionheart
Lyon
 1989 Kickboxer
Kurt Sloane
 1989 Cyborg
Gibson Rickenbacker
 1988 Black Eagle
Andrei
 1988 Bloodsport
Frank (as Jean Claude Van Damme)
 1986 No Retreat, No Surrender
Ivan Kraschinsky the Russian
 1984 Monaco Forever
Gay Karate Man (as Jean-Claude Vandam)
 1984 Missing in Action
Soldier (uncredited)
 1984 Breakin'
Spectator in First Dance Sequence (uncredited)
 1979 Woman in a Twilight Garden
Movie Goer / Man in Garden (uncredited)
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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Interviews | 8 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jean-Claude | Filip Van Damme | 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 am very proud of that film. I am persuaded that here, in the United States, it would have been a great success in theaters. And if you ask me why I am so proud of Replicant (2001), it is because we succeeded in making a big film with very reduced budgets. 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:

Frequently performs splits in his movies See more »

Nickname:

Muscles from Brussels See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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