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Mini Bio (1)

Award-winning action film Director/Fight choreographer/stunt performer Art Camacho has a vast experience in the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and gravitated towards stunts and Directing. His studio releases include Sony Pictures "Half Past Dead 2", "Assassin X" and Lionsgate's "Confessions of a Pit fighter". His background in martial arts and fighting helped him make the transition to Fight choreography in martial arts action films. With over 35 action films under his belt as a fight choreographer he was dubbed "The Fight Master" in the early 90's by the leading martial arts publications. Camacho has directed episodes of "LA Heat"; a buddy cop action series and "Reyes y Rey", for Sony Pictures. Most recently Camacho has been Stunt Coordinating feature films in between Directing Features, commercials and Music videos. He just completed an auto-biographical book "A Filmmaker's Journey", in addition to designing his own brand of T shirts. He has been featured in numerous international magazines and books throughout the world including "Black Belt magazine", "Inside Kung Fu", "Karate International", and "Cinturon Negro", "Masters and Styles, "Secrets of the Masters", "Martial Arts Illustrated", "Who's Who in Entertainment" "Encyclopedia of Martial Arts" and most recently graced the cover of Canada's "Martial arts experts" . L.A.'s largest Spanish Language Newspaper "La Opinion" has done several stories on Camacho and dubbed him "One of Latino Hollywood's best action directors" Proclaiming that with the right project Camacho will break through. He was also featured on "Hola Los Angeles", "Cinemax" Mexico's channel 12, "Despierta America" and "Control". Camacho was most recently featured on Latin Nation and he was the first recipient of the "The Outstanding Director of the Year" award from the Action on film, film festival 2005/2006, 8 Awards from the Action on Film festival including the Icon award; The Golden and Bronze halo awards from the Hollywood motion picture counsel, and he was knighted by the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Arch Angel. Camacho was also recipient of an award from the World Martial arts Association that was presented to him on behalf of Alan Horn (CEO of The Walt Disney Company) and Michael Klausman (President of CBS studios).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (2)

Started his martial arts training in Karate and Kung Fu under the legendary Eric Lee. Later he also trained in Jeet Kune Do and boxing. This went so well that he quit school at the age of 16, to focus on his training.
Was small and obese as a child and grew up in a hostile environment.

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