James Lew


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Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu (1972) television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon (1979). He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John Carpenter handpicked him as the Martial Arts ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Luke Cage Stunts
(2016)
(2006)
Inception Stunts
(2010)

Filmography

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  Christmas ForEver (stunt coordinator) (pre-production)
 2020 Moses Sumney: Cut Me (Video short) (stunt coordinator)
 2020 Mulan (stunt performer)
 2019 Ben Ramsey's iNTERFACE (Short) (stunt coordinator)
 2019 Kim Hushable (TV Mini-Series) (stunt coordinator - 4 episodes)
- Can You Hack It?! (2019) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Child's Play (2019) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Rare and Well Done (2019) ... (stunt coordinator)
- A Taxing Afternoon (2019) ... (stunt coordinator)
 2019 Avengers: Endgame (stunts)
 2019 American Bistro (stunt coordinator)
 2018 Escape Plan 2: Hades (stunt coordinator)
 2018 Westworld (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Akane no Mai (2018) ... (stunt performer)
 2017 Maximum Impact (stunt coordinator)
 2017 Destruction Los Angeles (helicopter pilot)
 2017 Mad Families (stunt coordinator)
  Luke Cage (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 13 episodes, 2016) (fight coordinator - 12 episodes, 2016)
- You Know My Steez (2016) ... (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
- Soliloquy of Chaos (2016) ... (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
- Now You're Mine (2016) ... (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
- Take It Personal (2016) ... (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
- DWYCK (2016) ... (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
 2016 Breakout (stunt coordinator)
 2016 Rush Hour (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (stunt coordinator)
 2015/I Mr. Right (fight coordinator)
 2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (Video) (stunt coordinator)
 2015 Underdog Kids (stunt coordinator)
 2015/II Frankenstein (stunt rigger)
 2015 The Martial Arts Kid (fight choreographer)
 2014 True Blood (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Lost Cause (2014) ... (stunts)
 2014 Legacy of the Tengu (stunt coordinator)
 2014 Bad Country (co-fight choreographer) / (co-stunt coordinator)
 2013 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Huang Wu (2013) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 2013 Age of Dinosaurs (stunt rigger)
 2013/II Extraction (co-fight choreographer) / (stunt coordinator)
 2013 Teen Wolf (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Unleashed (2013) ... (stunts)
 2013 Olympus Has Fallen (stunts)
 2013 The Power of Few (stunts)
 2012 Bite Me (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- The War (2012) ... (stunt performer - uncredited)
 2012 Revolution (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Kashmir (2012) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 2012 The Expendables 2 (stunts - uncredited)
 2012 Hijacked (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
 2012 Suburgatory (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- Entering Eden (2012) ... (stunt double - uncredited)
 2012/I Safe (stunt player)
 2012 Battleship (stunt double: Joji Yoshida)
 2012 Conan (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Cheap Applause from the Best Audience in the World (2012) ... (stunt performer - uncredited)
 2011 Prince Vaali (action coordinator)
 2011 3 Musketeers (Video) (stunts)
 2011 Let Lorenzo (Short) (stunt coordinator)
 2011 The Green Hornet (stunts - uncredited)
 2010 Inception (stunts)
 2010 Killers (fight coordinator)
 2010 Dream Big (Short) (stunts)
 2010 Order of Chaos (stunt coordinator)
 2009 Flashforward (TV Series) (stunt driver - 1 episode)
- Gimme Some Truth (2009) ... (stunt driver - uncredited)
 2009 Streets of Blood (Video) (stunts)
 2009 The Phone (TV Series) (utility stunts - 1 episode)
- The Triad (2009) ... (utility stunts - uncredited)
 2009 The Carbon Copy (stunt performer)
 2009 Star Trek (stunts - uncredited)
 2009 Red Sands (stunt player)
 2009 Black Dynamite (stunt player)
 2008 Dark World (stunt coordinator)
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Made in China (2008) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 2008 Interpretation (Short) (stunt coordinator)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (stunts)
 2008 Get Smart (fight coordinator)
 2008 Superhero Movie (stunts)
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- True Night (2007) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (stunts)
 2007 Live! (stunt coordinator)
 2007 Flight of the Living Dead (stunts)
 2006 Fashion House (TV Series) (stunts - 11 episodes)
- There's Got to Be a Morning After (2006) ... (stunts - uncredited)
- Falling Apart at the Seams (2006) ... (stunts - uncredited)
- Revelations (2006) ... (stunts - uncredited)
- Tonia and Sophia's Story (2006) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 2006 The Treasure of Painted Forest (stunt coordinator)
 2006 Fight Science (TV Series documentary) (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
 2006 18 Fingers of Death! (Video) (fight coordinator) / (stunt coordinator)
 2005 No Rules (stunts)
 2005 Forbidden Warrior (stunts)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- Chinatown (2005) ... (stunt coordinator)
 2004 Powder: Up Here (Video short) (stunt wire rigger)
 2004 Fist of Iron Chef (Short) (stunts)
 2004 Collateral (stunts)
 2003 The Last Samurai (stunt performer)
 2003 Four Fingers of the Dragon (Short) (stunt coordinator)
 2002 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (stunts)
 2001 Instinct to Kill (stunt coordinator)
 2001 Secret of the Horse (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 2001 Impostor (stunts)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (stunt player)
 2001 Rush Hour 2 (stunts)
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Wednesday Night Fever (2001) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 2000 Once and Again (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- Cat-in-Hat (2000) ... (stunt coordinator)
 2000 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- Tsunkatse (2000) ... (stunt coordinator)
 2000 Shadow Hours (stunt performer) / (stunts)
 1999 Late Last Night (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 1998 Rush Hour (stunts)
 1998 Boogie Boy (stunt coordinator)
 1997 VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas! (Video short) (stunt coordinator)
 1997 Team Knight Rider (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Inside Traitor (1997) ... (stunts)
 1997 Red Corner (stunts - uncredited)
 1997 Double Tap (stunts)
 1997 The Girl Gets Moe (stunts)
 1997 Raven: Return of the Black Dragons (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1997 Dog Watch (Video) (stunts)
 1996 Carjack (stunts)
 1996 Robo Warriors (stunt coordinator)
 1996 For Life or Death (martial arts choreographer)
 1996 Escape from L.A. (stunts)
 1996 Kazaam (stunts)
 1995 Timemaster (stunts)
 1995 Ballistic (stunt coordinator)
 1995 Tough and Deadly (Video) (stunts - uncredited)
 1994 Deadly Target (stunts)
 1994 Blue Tiger (stunts)
 1994 On Deadly Ground (stunts)
 1993 Undercover Blues (stunts)
 1992 Dark Vengeance (stunt coordinator)
 1992 Loving Lulu (stunt double - uncredited)
 1992 Rapid Fire (stunts)
 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (stunts)
 1992 Raven (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Return of the Black Dragon (1992) ... (stunts)
 1991/I Ring of Fire (stunts)
 1991 Martial Law II: Undercover (Video) (stunts)
 1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo (stunts)
 1991 Double Impact (stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts)
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- The Vanishing Victim Mystery (1990) ... (stunt double - uncredited)
 1990 Guns (stunt coordinator)
 1990 Solar Crisis (stunts)
 1990 Aftershock (stunt coordinator)
 1990 Why Me? (stunts)
 1989 Black Rain (stunts - uncredited)
 1989 Family Reunion (stunts - uncredited)
 1989 Ninja Academy (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1989 City Rhythms (stunts)
 1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (stunt player)
 1988 They Live (stunts)
 1987 Steele Justice (stunts - as James Jene Fae Lew)
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China (Fight Coordinator)
 1986 Knight Rider (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Knight of the Rising Sun (1986) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- Hot Ice (1984) ... (stunt double - uncredited)
 1983 Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1982 They Call Me Bruce (stunt double: Johnny Yune)
 1979 The Fantastic Seven (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Blood of the Dragon: Part 1 (1974) ... (stunts - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Orginal Marital Arts Encyclopedia copyright 1993 See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Chang Sing #1 | James Jene Fae Lew | Jimmy Lew

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Former US Karate Weapons Champion. See more »

Trademark:

Jumping reverse roundhouse kick

Nickname:

The Dragonmaster

Star Sign:

Virgo

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