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Chuck Johnson is an international action film actor 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 the rank of master in Olympic Taekwondo, 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 50 dramas, films, commercials and video games in Asia and in the states, and can speak, read and write in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Chuck is based in Tokyo, Japan, is the owner Quiet Flame Productions and trains and manages the Quiet Flame Stunt Team, Japan's only native English speaking stunt team.

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- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chuck Johnson

Trivia (4)

Graduated in 1996 from Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan.
Has lived in Asia for 13 years, and as a function of his martial arts training in Korea, Japan and China, can speak, read and write in all three languages. Is also the chief developer of Phat English, a system that uses hip-hop music to teach English.
In 2001, Chuck became the intercollegiate Taekwondo champion of Hong Kong when originally he had only come to the tournament to watch.
Founded the Tokyo-based company Quiet Flame Productions, and also runs the Quiet Flame Stunt Team; Asia's first all-English speaking multi-ethnic stunt team.

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