Extreme Artists

Jackie Chan – Super Stunt Man

A famous actor who can do all his own stunts – almost unheard of – but this is the marvel of Jackie Chan. Born to very humble beginnings, Jackie has become a household name across the globe.

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan Superhuman Superpower

Jackie Chan is a multi-talented actor who can sing, dance act and performs all his own stunts.

Born

Born Chan Kong-sang on 7th April 1954 in Hong Kong.

Early Life of Jackie Chan

An energetic child, nicknamed Pao-pao (which means Cannonball), Jackie was born in Hong Kong to refugees of the Chinese civil war. His family was extremely poor and his parents worked for the French Ambassador in Hong Kong where Jackie spent most of his childhood. He was sent to primary school on Hong Kong Island, but after failing his first year his father kept him at home. In 1960, when Jackie was 6 years old, his parents immigrated to Australia, but left Jackie in Hong Kong where he attended the Chinese Drama Academy, where youngsters were trained to perform on the Chinese Opera. Jackie trained there for the next ten years in martial arts and acrobatics. Jackie started his acting career from the age of eight, appearing in his first film, Big and Little Wong Tin Bar in 1962 and in the “Love Eterne” in 1963. By seventeen he was working as a stuntman to Bruce Lee’s in his movies. In 1973 he had his first role of the main character of the movie in “Little Tiger of Canton”. However the movies were not as successful as he hoped and by 1975 he was having difficulty finding work. As a result he appeared in the comic adult movie called “ all in the Family” which required him to do a nude sex scene. It is the only movie he has ever appeared in that did not involve a stunt or martial arts. In 1976 he moved to Canberra to be with his parents where he attended Dickinson College. He worked on a construction site for a while under the mentorship of man named Jack and became known as “Little Jack”. This nickname was shortened to Jackie and has stuck with him ever since. In 1979, Willie Chan, a film producer in Hong Kong contacted Jackie and asked him to come back to Hong Kong to act in a movie based on the success of Bruce Lee. Unfortunately the film was not a success. However Jackie stayed in Hong Kong and in 1978 got his first breakthrough with the movie “Snake in the Eagles Shadow” which led to a more acting roles in Japan.in 1980 Jackie appeared in his first Hollywood movie, “The Big Brawl” which launched international career. Jackie has starred in more than 137 movies.

About Jackie Chan

In 1982, Jackie married Taiwanese actress Joan Lin and later that year their son, Jaycee Chan was born. Jackie also has a daughter as a result of an extra-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University as well as an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cambodia. In 2008 the Savannah College of Art and Design in Hong Kong awarded him and honorary professorship. He currently teaches Tourism at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Jackie can speak 9 languages as well as American Sign Language. Jackie is know for performing his own stunts, using his own team, established in 1983 to choreograph the stunts. In 2015 he became the Dean of the Jackie Chan Film and Television Academy. He has his own Film and Distribution company, JCE Films as well as being co-owner of the production companies JC Group China and the Jackie & Willie Production company. In 2004 he launched his own clothing company which bears the logo of a dragon and he owns his own Sushi bar and restaurant chain, Jackie’s Kitchen. A percentage of all the profits made by his businesses go to charity. Jackie is a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador and in 1988 founded the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation which offers scholarships to young people in Hong Kong, provides aid to those who are victims of natural disasters and looks after the poor and elderly in the remote area’s of China. The list of awards Jackie has received is very long and includes amongst others Academy Awards, American Choreography Awards, people Choice awards, Blockbuster Entertainment awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, Hollywood Film Festival Awards, Hong Kong Film awards for Best Actor, Kids Choice awards and MTV actor awards.

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Genetic Or Learned

Jackie skill is a combination of the two. His martial arts expertise was learnt, but hid talents for acting and his determination to active what he has is genetic.

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Featured In

  • Namiya – 2017
  • Bleeding Steel – 2017
  • The Foreigner – 2017
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie – 2017
  • The Nut Job 2 – 2017
  • Kung Fu Yoga – 2017
  • Railroad Tigers – 2016
  • The Master – 2016
  • Skiptrace – 2016
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 – 2016
  • Monkey King: Hero is back – 2015
  • Dragon Blade -2015
  • As the Light Goes Out – 2014
  • Police Story : Lockdown – 2013
  • Personal Tailor – 2013
  • The Unbelievable – 2013
  • Chinese Zodiac – 2013
  • 1911 – 2011
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 – 2011
  • Shaolin – 2011
  • The Legend of Silk Boy – 2010
  • Kung Fu Panda Holiday – 2010
  • The Karate Kid – 2010
  • Little Big Soldier – 2010
  • The Spy next Door – 2010
  • The Founding of a Republic – 2009
  • Looking for Jackie – 2009
  • Shinjuku Incident -2009
  • Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors – 2008
  • Kung Fu Panda 1 – 2008
  • The Forbidden Kingdom – 2008
  • Rush Hour 3 – 2007
  • Robin-B-Hood – 2006
  • The Myth – 2005
  • New Police Story – 2004
  • Blade of Kings – 2004
  • Around the World in 80 days – 2004
  • Enter the Phoenix – 2004
  • The Medallion – 2003
  • Vampire effect – 2003
  • Shanghai Knights – 2003
  • The Tuxedo – 2002
  • Rush Hour 2 – 2001
  • The Accidental Spy – 2001
  • Shanghai Noon – 2000
  • Gen-X Cops – 1999
  • King of Comedy – 1999
  • Gorgeous – 1999
  • Rush Hour – 1998
  • Jackie Chan’s Who am I – 1998
  • The Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn – 1997
  • Mr. Nice Guy – 1997
  • Jackie Chans First Strike – 1996
  • Thunderbolt – 1995
  • Rumble in the Bronx – 1995
  • The Legend of Drunken Master – 1994
  • Once a Cop – 1993
  • Crime Story – 1993
  • City Hunter – 1993
  • Supercop – 1992
  • Twin Dragons – 1992
  • Xi Zang Xiao zi – 1992
  • Armour of God 2: Operation Condor – 1991
  • Island of Fire – 1990
  • Miracles – Mr. Canton and Lady Rose – 1989
  • Police Story 2 – 1988
  • Dragons Forever – 1988
  • Project A 2 – 1987
  • Armour of God – 1986
  • Nui ji pai jun – 1986
  • Project Ninja Daredevils – 1986
  • Police Story – 1985
  • Heart of a Dragon – 1985
  • My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky stars – 1985
  • The Protector – 1985
  • My Lucky Stars – 1985
  • Wheels on Meals – 1984
  • Cannonball Run 2 – 1984
  • Pom Pom -1984
  • Project A – 1983
  • Winners and Sinners – 1983
  • Fearless Hyena 2 – 1983
  • Dragon Attack – 1983
  • Dragon Strike -1982
  • The Cannonball Run – 1981
  • Battle Creek Brawl – 1980
  • The Young master – 1980
  • Dragon Fist – 1979
  • The Fearless Hyena – 1979
  • Spiritual Kung Fu – 1978
  • Drunken Master – 1978
  • Yi zhao ban shi chuang jiang hu – 1978
  • Magnificent Bodyguards – 1978
  • Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin – 1978
  • Snake in the Eagles shadow – 1978
  • Bruce and Shao-lin Kung Fu 2 – 1978
  • Jian Hua yan yu jiang nan – 1977
  • Shaolin Wooden Men – 1976
  • The Killer Meteors – 1976
  • Shao Lin Men – 1976
  • New Fists of Fury – 1976
  • The Himalayan – 1976
  • Pai an Jing ji – 1975
  • Hua fei man cheng chun – 1975
  • The Golden Lotus – 1974
  • E hu cun -1974
  • Jackie Chan: Inside the Dragon – Clyde Gentry – 1997
  • Living with Jackie Chan – Jo Knowles – 2013
  • Jackie Chan – May Stone – 2007
  • More 100% Jackie Chan: The Essential Companion – Richard Cooper – 2004
  • The Essential Jackie Chan Source Book – Jeff Rovin – 1997
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Books Published by Jackie Chan

  • I am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action – 1999
Jackie Chan – Super Stunt Man
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