Billy Blanks


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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 Erie, 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 Billy Cole
(1991)
Jack and Jill Billy Blanks
(2011)
Kiss the Girls Instructor
(1997)
Lionheart African Legionnaire
(1990)

Filmography

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  Devotion (pre-production)
Billy Blanks
 2022 A Cup Full of Crazy (pre-production)
Wes Jackson
 2017 Anatomy of an Antihero 2 (TV Mini-Series)
Karate Master
- The Road Chosen (2017) ... Karate Master
 2017/I The Clapper
Billy Blanks
 2017 Almost Amazing
Mr. Wilson
 2017 Tae-Bo Evolution (TV Movie)
Host
 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 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Billy Blanks
- Prelude to a Kiss (1999) ... Billy Blanks
 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)
Tae-Bo Instructor
- The Storm: Part 1 (1999) ... Tae-Bo Instructor
 1998 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Trainer
- Here Comes Z Bride (1998) ... Trainer
 1997 Assault on Devil's Island (TV Movie)
Creagan
 1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
- Power Corrupts (1997)
 1997 Kiss the Girls
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 Back in Action
Billy
 1993/I Showdown
Billy Grant
 1993 TC 2000
Jason Storm
 1992 Invincible
Billy
 1992 Talons of the Eagle
Tyler Wilson
 1992 Street Justice (TV Series)
Tsiet Na Champion
- Circle of Death (1992) ... Tsiet Na Champion
 1992 The Master
Black Thug (uncredited)
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Billy Cole
 1991 Timebomb
Mr. Brown
 1990 Lionheart
African Legionnaire
 1990 China O'Brien II (Video)
Baskin's Fighter #1 (uncredited)
 1989 Kids Incorporated (TV Series)
Billy
- Karate Kids (1989) ... Billy
 1989 Tango & Cash
Prison Thug (uncredited)
 1989 Bloodfist
Black Rose
 1989 Driving Force
Pool
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Man Fighting on the Street
- Heart of the Matter (1987) ... Man Fighting on the Street (uncredited)
 1986 Low Blow
Guard
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Other Works:

Internet/Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) commercial, "Fast," for the Business Smart Series of wireless and networkable business/office commercial grade printers, copiers, and all-in-one machines from Brother. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Brother of actor Michael Blanks. See more »

Nickname:

Big Bill

Star Sign:

Virgo

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