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Overview (1)

Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chuck Johnson is an actor, stuntman and motion-capture artist based in Tokyo, Japan. A native of Michigan, he began martial arts training with Olympic Taekwondo at the age of 15. With a fanatic training schedule, he received his black belt in 2 1/2 years, and 6 days later became the Michigan State Junior Olympic Taekwondo champion for both sparring and forms. He went on to become a US non-Olympic national champion for Taekwondo, and also competed in both Tokyo, Japan, and Hong Kong, becoming the 2001 Inter-collegiate champion of Hong Kong, when he had originally only come to the competition to watch.

After moving to Tokyo, he started off working as a bodyguard for visiting international celebrities working on security teams for everyone from Sylvester Stallone and Orlando Bloom to Jackie Chan and Kim Hee Sun (of Korea).

His action career began in 2004 when he was scouted by a talent agency for his martial arts skill and was cast in Godzilla: Final Wars. While on set, he met Japanese action director, Yuji Shimomura and shortly after began his study of East Asian style fight choreography under his tutelage along with action directors, Go Ohara, and Kiyokazu Tanaka. In 2005, he began to study Method Acting under acting coach Shelley Mitchell, and went on to also study the Meisner method.

In addition to holding a master's rank in Olympic Taekwondo, and Seishindo Karate, Chuck is also ranked in Capoeira, Karate, Kobudo, and Judo, and has studied Wing Chun Kung Fu, Hapkido, Hanmudo, Krav Maga, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Tai Chi.

He has appeared in over 100 dramas, films, commercials and video games in Asia and in the states, and can speak, read, and act in both Korean and Japanese.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chuck Johnson

Trivia (4)

Graduated in 1996 from Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan.
Has lived in Asia for half of his life, and can speak Korean and Japanese with near-native pronunciation.
In 2001, Chuck went to the Intercollegiate Taekwondo championships in Hong Kong as a spectator, and was recognized from a Taekwondo textbook he was in.
Founded Quiet Flame Productions as a fight choreography training institution in Tokyo, is the head fight choreography instructor at Seattle's International Stunt School, and has also taught East Asian style fight choreography for the Society of American Fight Directors and the International Order of the Pen and the Sword in Canada.

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