Mini Bio (1)
Wade Eastwood was born in Durban, South Africa in 1971, the youngest of 4 children. He finished junior school there before his family moved to England. The weather and lifestyle eventually forced a family decision to move back home to SA after 5 years. Once home, Wade finished high school, represented his country in Athletics (100M & 200M sprints) and went in to the Army to complete his compulsory National Service.
Wade was 19 when he finished the army and landed his first film job. He had been working as a volunteer lifeguard and part of his duty included air sea rescue along Durban's beaches. A film company came to town and was scouting for soldier types to jump out of a helicopter as it flared to a stop over a crocodile infested river. Wade was chosen by the Director. After this stunt he was hooked and worked his way, (The hard way) through the ranks, driving, crashing, falling, burning etc....
After 7 years of performing and stunt coordinating feature films, TV shows and commercial's in South Africa, Wade wanted to move on to bigger and better projects with larger budgets and more scope to create unique action, thus he moved to the UK. Here he worked back to back doubling Brendan Fraser on The Mummy, Pierce Brosnan on The Bond Movies and Gerard Butler and Daniel Craig on The Tomb Raider Films, to name a few.
The only thing missing for Wade was the outdoor life, so he decided to make the move to California where he could work and still enjoy his hometown sports, such as surfing, climbing, motorcycle & car racing etc...
Since moving to Los Angeles, Wade has stunt doubled Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ewan McGregor and many others as well as been nominated for 4 Taurus World Stunt awards for Best Stunt Coordination (Troy), best overall stunt by a stuntman (Terminator 3), best work with a vehicle (Terminator 3) and Best Stunt Coordinator (Salt).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: W