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Overview (3)

Born in Seattle, Washington, USA
Birth NameKeith Hirabayashi
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keith Cooke is a man of many qualities, accomplished in the arts of Wushu, Tae Kwon Do and Karate.

He started his WuShu training in 1973, under Roger Tung. In 1980 he went to China and he trained for 5 hours a day and entered the competition circuit in 1983. He immediately gained a second place in both Weapons and Forms Divisions (lost to George Chung). But next year he was number 1, and in 1985 people knew him as the Martial Artist of the year.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Passport Stealing Monkey

Spouse (1)

Suzanne (? - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (8)

1987 WAKO World Champion in Forms and Weapons
1985 Black Belt Magazine Competitor of the Year
Martial Arts Stats include: 1985 Black Belt's Competitor of the Year, 1984 First Place in Weapons Second Place in Forms, 1983 Second Place in Forms and Weapons, 1980 3 months of WuShu training in China, 5 Time Grand Champion at the US World and US Open Karate Tournaments.
He and his wife Suzanne, who is an author and artist, have one son: Jake.
Frequently used the song "I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins as background music for his competitive martial arts demonstrations.
Auditioned for the part of Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat but got the part of Reptile.
Host, with Kinka, of an infomercial for the "Keith Cooke's KorFlex Body Revolution" workout. Also appearing are Vail Bloom, Scott Elrod, Dain Blanton and 'Mike Lambert'. [2006]
Hirabayashi is his father's surname, and Cooke is his mother's surname. Fred Weintraub advised Keith to use the surname Cooke, because it would make him sound more native American.

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