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Overview (1)

Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Zak Lee was born in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Live by Night (2016), Trafficked (2017) and Barry (2018).

Trivia (14)

Became a spokeperson on his Kickboxing program "Zakattack" for the Motivatrix company, a motion caption exercise machine, promoting the product in the most popular fitness trade convention in US.
His very first live performance on stage was in Italy 1986 at the Sheraton hotel in Rome with 2000 spectators, promoting his very first Sports Club opened in 1985.
Was the first in Los Angeles to introduce the original Tai-Box: Kick to Fit (1999) program (Cardio Kickboxing) to many studios and sports clubs originally called it "Zakarobics" stand for Zak-Karate-Aerobics (1993 to 2008).
Started his martial arts career at age nine in Italy, and then traveled to England, China and the United States.
He was the first Italian representative in martial arts showmanship division (musical kata).
He is a self-taught filmmaker who shot and distributed a series of his action short films, and his first no-budget action feature film Rules.
He was one of the first 6 Italian martial artists to travel to China and train at the Shaolin temple.
He's a keen martial artist who, from the age of 9 until his retirement, has won many Italian and USA national martial arts tournaments in several different federations such as JKA, FESIKA, SKKI. USKAA. WKA, WAKO, ECKA,.
He ran for 24 hours on a treadmill reaching 62 miles to support Homeless Not Toothless charity organization.
He won the European martial arts titles twice for two different teams, England and Italy, under WKA, WAKO. Won the International title in USA, and placed twice the third place under WAKO world championship.
The first time he saw a movie set was in Rome at CineCitta' Studios on I Hate Blondes (1980) discovered by the Italian producer Marcello Crescenzi where he fell in love for stunt and acting.
Guest appeared at the opening of one of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chains in Orange County, with Lou Ferrigno and his dear friend leather jacket designer Tony Nowak.
Trained Ellen K for the Playboy photoshoot for August issue in 1997.
2012 He breaks the record climbing for 24 hours non-stop at the popular 189 steps at the Santa Monica stairs, California, equally to 59,724 steps and 1.1/2 the mountain Everest, burning over 10,000 calories, to support Homeless Not Toothless charity organization and local animals organization.

Personal Quotes (5)

If I was able to give any advice to any filmmakers out there, I suppose to be Spielberg or somebody like that, what kind of advice I can give to someone just because I'm at the film festival.
Films under my perception behind or in front of the camera are like my dreams, they are an expression of my subconscious, what I feel and what I would want to do, but I never do because I know the different between reality and fiction.
Always be committed and realized that you can do things you never thought you can do before.
Build strength, confidence, burn calories, get fit and stay fit as you'll Break a Sweat and a Smile.
Exercise is like food, you can't miss a meal, or your body will not function the way it should be, right?

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