|Birth Name||Bruce Richard Fontaine|
Mini Bio (2)
Canadian martial arts expert Bruce Fontaine had trained extensively in Chinese martial arts most notably Choy Lee Fut and Wushu, before moving to Hong Kong to work as an actor and stuntman in the late 1980s. Fontaine made a name for himself with his remarkable flexibility and kicking ability, and became one of the most prolific actor/fighters during the "gwailo" bad guy boom of Hong Kong cinema.
After stepping back from films in Hong Kong, Fontaine continued to train and has worked as a stuntman/action choreographer in Canada as well as running his Wushu school and training actors and stunt men in the Hong Kong style of action.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous
Bruce Fontaine, started his career in the film industry with a move to Hong Kong in 1988. Within his first three years there Bruce had worked in some twenty five action films as a action character actor & a stunt performer. Bruce was also one of the only Westerners in Hong Kong to be asked to action choreograph & stunt coordinate in Hong Kong. One of the most noteworthy films that Bruce worked in was of course Jackie Chan's 'Operation Condor'. While in Hong Kong, Bruce also worked with other action stars, pop stars & famous directors such as Sammo Hung, Tsui Hark, Yuen Woo Ping, Lau Dak Wah, Alan Tam, Lai Ming, Jackie Cheung, Stephen Chow Sing Chi, etc...
Since that time he has done a multitude of things ranging from journalism (writing for film & martial arts magazines) to color commentator (ESPN's 1997 first ever broadcast of the World Wushu Kung Fu Championships) and has been the subject of numerous TV, magazine & radio show interviews in Canada, the US & Hong Kong. Bruce has also produced numerous instructional videos on martial arts & health / fitness related topics. Bruce has also done numerous public speaking engagements & MC work. He has also of course worked in numerous North American productions shot in Vancouver ranging from Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles & The Crow TV series to I Robot & Pay Check. He was brought in by ace stunt coordinator Scott Ateah, first to train actors Frankie Muniz (Malcolm of Macolm in the Middle) & Angie Harmon, and then later choreograph their fight scenes. At that same time Bruce was brought in to act as both stunt double and sword fight choreographer on the zombie movie 'House of the Dead'. He also choreographed the 'Crouching Tiger' inspired episode of the Smallville TV series.
Bruce has also worked both as a stunt performer & a stunt coordinator for numerous motion capture shoots for Electronic Arts for titles such as 'Ultima Online', 'Marvel Nemsis (aka: Clash of the Superheroes 1 & 2)', 'Repo Man', 'Fight Night - Nex Gen', 'FIFA Street Soccer', 'FIFA Basketball', 'Def Jam', 'Bond 007 - From Russia with Love' .
Since setting up West Coast Chinese Martial Arts back in 1996, he has trained not only many top competitive & recreational Wushu athletes but a multitude of stunt performers looking to round out their skill sets with Modern Wushu and Bruce's brand of Hong Kong style film fighting. The many numerous stunt performers & actors / actresses that have trained with or under Bruce include; Franciose Yip, Byron Mann, Frankie Muniz, Angie Harmon, Nia Pepples, Steve McMichael, Don Lew, Kirk Caouette, Leanne Buchanan, Angela Uyeda, Lori Stewart, Sean Beaton, Brian Ho, Ray Chan, Nick Baric, and many, many more...
Most recently Bruce, along with long time friend & business partner Joel Wasel, produced & directed the 'Rapid Fire Women's Self Defense TV' series for Access TV which is airing nationally throughout Canada.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: jonnie77