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Overview (1)

Born in Texarkana, Arkansas, USA

Mini Bio (1)

BJ Davis is a Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild. BJ produced the controversial award-winning documentary feature film Top Priority: The Terror Within (2012), which premiered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on May 16, 2012. "Top Priority: The Terror Within" was released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles and won a Best Picture award showcasing the government's whistle-blower retaliation against his wife Julia Davis, a former Customs and Border Protection federal agent.

BJ works as an Executive Producer, Producer, Director and Screenwriter, continually coming in on or under budget with all of his film and television productions. Bondable and bankable, he brings experience as a guild signatory with elite entertainment-industry unions. BJ has a degree in Communications and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

BJ was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntman Hall of Fame and served as a stunt double for five (5) Academy winners, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Caine and Art Carney. BJ's two world records are still standing to date: 1) a high fall from a helicopter into the ocean from the height of 180 feet, 2) an aerial neck suspension beneath a helicopter at 70 mph, at 1,000 feet for a period of 20 minutes of a helicopter flight from Universal Studios to the Santa Monica Pier.

BJ Davis directed Brandon Lee, the son of martial artist, the incomparable Bruce Lee, in his first feature film, which catapulted him into the spotlight. BJ worked as a Stunt Coordinator and Second Unit Director with box office legends like Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone. BJ has made numerous appearances in Star Trek films, including Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) as the scripted character Yeoman Burke along with the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) television series for years. Paramount Pictures created a line of merchandise and other venues using BJ's likeness as Yeoman Burke.

BJ Davis fulfilled his longtime dream of saluting America's heroes, Medal of Honor recipients by creating the television series Medal of Honor (2000), hosted by Academy nominee Burt Reynolds in the ongoing series Medal of Honor: History of Heroes (2012) in association with the Medal Of Honor Society. Reality TV began when film and television star Charlie Sheen and BJ Davis collaborated in creating and Co-Hosted the first program of its kind, How to Become a Hollywood Stuntman (1991).

BJ Davis took an active position in the affairs of the Screen Actors Guild, when he served as secretary to Charlton Heston and Robert Conrad. Davis' guild efforts successfully prodded the Screen Actors Guild to provide contractual representation for stunt coordinators and stopped the classification system of stunt players by SAG that would have denied women and minorities the right to work and career advancement. BJ founded the National League of SAG Stunt Performers and served as a former SAG Safety Representative and Legal Expert.

BJ has served as an elected president of the civic/community/ public service organization, The Jaycees, Wounded Warriors Chapter, and continues works in support of charitable organizations, such as the City of Hope, Therapeutic Living Center for the Blind (sponsored by the Conrad Hilton Foundation), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Humane Society.

BJ is a human and civil rights advocate dedicated to exposing corruption globally. Davis enlisted at the age of sixteen and honorably served in the United States Marines. BJ and his wife, National Security/Counter-Terrorism/Immigration Expert Julia Davis are civil and human rights activists as prevailing whistle-blowers reporting fraud, waste, government and judicial corruption, retaliation, publicly combating organized crime elements after being targeted by the Department of Homeland Security, NSA, IRS and others for Julia's protected disclosures reporting a national security breach on July 4, 2004, at the US/Mexico border at San Ysidro, CA.

BJ served as Youth Minister for the Bethany Foursquare Church in North Hollywood, CA serving with Pastor Hal Rapp after attending Rhema Bible College in Johannesburg, South Africa. BJ continues to teach and serve at churches and schools with his very successful "Art of Action" seminars, featured at the Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles in recent years.

BJ Davis founded Fleur De Lis Film Studios with his wife Julia Davis, that launched the International Fleur De Lis Film Festival. The much anticipated autobiography about BJ's life, "Pardon Me" is set to be released in tandem with "Confessions Of A Hollywood Stuntman".

BJ Davis is the former President of Fleur De Lis Film Studios, which is a full-service international production and distribution company for feature films, TV series, videos and documentaries.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fleur De Lis Film Studios Legal Counsel

Spouse (1)

Julia Davis (25 February 1995 - present)

Trivia (8)

Inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame (other members include movie superstar Kirk Douglas, American icon John Wayne, pioneer stuntman Yakima Canutt and Jackie Chan).
Holds two world records: a high fall from a helicopter into the ocean from 180 feet and an aerial neck suspension beneath a helicopter at 70 mph, at 1,000 feet for a period of 20 minutes of flight.
Doubled Academy Award winners Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Caine and Art Carney.
Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Directed Brandon Lee in his first feature film, Laser Mission (1989).
His wife, Julia Davis, doubled for Angelina Jolie.
Worked as a stuntman in over 180 films and television shows and as a second unit director/stunt coordinator in over 250 films and television series, eventually moving onto directing and producing.
President of Fleur De Lis Film Studios. [April 2008]

Personal Quotes (2)

If you want anything done well, do it yourself.
We do the difficult immediately, the impossible by appointment.

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