Jackie Chan

7 Apr 1954

Actor, Director, Producer, Writer

Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films. Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school. In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung. He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

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Filmography (113 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···机器之血
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2017)
···The Foreigner
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2017)
···The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Master Wu (voice))
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. Feng (voice))
(movie, 2017)
···功夫瑜伽
Genre: Mystery, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···铁道飞虎
Genre: Action, War, Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2016)
···Skiptrace
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···Kung Fu Panda 3
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Monkey (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···天將雄師
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···救火英雄
Genre: Drama, Action
Role: Actor
(movie, 2013)
···警察故事2013
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Zhong Wen)
(movie, 2012)
···Chinese Zodiac
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2011)
···辛亥革命
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2011)
···Kung Fu Panda 2
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Monkey (voice))
(movie, 2011)
···Xin shao lin si
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Wu Dao)
(movie, 2011)
···Xinhai geming
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Huang Xing)
(movie, 2010)
···The Karate Kid
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Mr. Han)
(movie, 2010)
···大兵小将
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2010)
···The Spy Next Door
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Bob Ho)
(movie, 2010)
···Da bing xiao jiang
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Soldier)
(movie, 2009)
···建国大业
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor
(movie, 2009)
···Xun zhao Cheng Long
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2009)
···San suk si gin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Steelhead)
(movie, 2008)
···Wushu
Genre: Action, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as cameo)
(movie, 2008)
8.0Kung Fu Panda
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Master Monkey (voice))
(movie, 2008)
···The Forbidden Kingdom
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Old Hop · Lu Yan)
(movie, 2007)
···Rush Hour 3
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chief Insp. Lee)
(movie, 2006)
···Bo bui gai wak
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2005)
···Shen hua
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2005)
···House of Fury
Genre: Action, Comedy, Foreign
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
···Around the World in 80 Days
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2005)
···San wa
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as General Meng Yi · Dr Jack Chan)
(movie, 2004)
···新警察故事
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Lord of Armour)
(movie, 2004)
···Da lao ai mei li
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Client of Julie (Cameo))
(movie, 2004)
···Xin jing cha gu shi
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing)
(movie, 2003)
···The Medallion
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2003)
···Chin gei bin
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Action, Comedy, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Jackie)
(movie, 2003)
···Shanghai Knights
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Chon Wang)
(movie, 2002)
···The Tuxedo
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jimmy Tong)
(movie, 2001)
···Rush Hour 2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chief Insp. Lee)
(movie, 2001)
···特務迷城
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2001)
···Te wu mi cheng
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Buck Yuen)
(movie, 2000)
···Shanghai Noon
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Western
By: Tom Dey
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1999)
···Gorgeous
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1999)
···Boh lee chun
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as C.N. Chan)
(movie, 1999)
···Boh lei chun
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as C.N. Chan)
(movie, 1998)
···Rush Hour
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chief Inspector Lee)
(movie, 1998)
···我是誰
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1998)
···Mulan
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure
Role: Actor (as (singing voice))
(movie, 1998)
···Wo shi shei
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1997)
···一個好人
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jackie)
(movie, 1997)
···Yat goh hiu yan
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jackie)
(movie, 1997)
···Yat goh ho yan
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jackie)
(movie, 1996)
···警察故事4之簡單任務
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Insp. Chan Ka Kui)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Insp. Chan Ka Kui)
(movie, 1995)
···霹靂火
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1995)
···紅番區
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Keung)
(movie, 1995)
···Hung fan kui
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Keung)
(movie, 1995)
···Pik lik feng
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Chan Foh To (Alfred Tung in US version))
(movie, 1995)
···Pik lik for
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chan Foh To (Alfred Tung in US version))
(movie, 1994)
···醉拳二
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Wong Fei-hung)
(movie, 1994)
···Jui kuen II
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Wong Fei-hung)
(movie, 1993)
···Sing si lip yan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as City Hunter)
(movie, 1993)
···Zhong an zu
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Inspector Eddie Chan)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1992)
···Shuang long hui
Genre: Action, Comedy, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Ma Yau · Die Hard (John Ma · Boomer in US version))
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Insp. Chan Ka Kui)
(movie, 1991)
···飛鷹計劃
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1991)
···Fei ying gai wak
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1990)
···Huo shao dao
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Da Chui · Steve)
(movie, 1989)
···奇蹟
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···Ji ji
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1988)
···警察故事續集
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1988)
···Fei lung mang jeung
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Jackie Lung)
(movie, 1988)
···Ging chaat goo si juk jaap
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1987)
···A計劃續集
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1987)
···'A' gai wak juk jap
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1986)
···龍兄虎弟
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···Long xiong hu di
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1985)
···警察故事
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1985)
···Xia ri fu xing
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Muscles)
(movie, 1985)
···The Protector
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Billy Wong)
(movie, 1985)
···福星高照
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Muscles)
(movie, 1985)
···Ging chat goo si
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1985)
···Long de xin
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ted · Tat Fung)
(movie, 1984)
···快餐車
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Thomas)
(movie, 1984)
···Cannonball Run II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer)
(movie, 1984)
···Kuai can che
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Thomas)
(movie, 1983)
···A計劃
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1983)
···'A' gai wak
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1983)
···奇謀妙計五福星
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Cop #7086)
(movie, 1982)
···Long xiao ye
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1981)
···The Cannonball Run
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver)
(movie, 1980)
···師弟出馬
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jiang)
(movie, 1980)
···Shi di chu ma
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1980)
···The Big Brawl
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jerry Kwan)
(movie, 1979)
···笑拳怪招
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1979)
···Long quan
Genre: Action, Drama
By: Wei Lo
Role: Actor (as Tang How-Yuen)
(movie, 1979)
···Xiao quan guai zhao
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1978)
···拳精
Genre: Action
By: Lo Wei
Role: Actor (as Yi-Lang)
(movie, 1978)
···Jui kuen
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Wong Fei-Hung)
(movie, 1978)
···Se ying diu sau
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Chien Fu)
(movie, 1977)
···Jian hua yan yu Jiang Nan
Genre: Action, Drama
By: Lo Wei
Role: Actor (as Cao Lei (as Chen Lung))
(movie, 1976)
···Shao Lin mu ren xiang
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Little Mute)
(movie, 1976)
···風雨雙流星
Genre: Action, Thriller, Foreign
By: Lo Wei
Role: Actor (as Wa Wu-Bin · Tiger)
(movie, 1976)
···風雨雙流星
By: Lo Wei
Role: Actor (as Wa Wu-Bin · Tiger)
(movie, 1976)
···Shao Lin men
Genre: Action, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Little Tan)
(movie, 1976)
···新精武門
Genre: Action, Drama, Foreign
By: Lo Wei
Role: Actor (as A Lung (as Chen Yuen Lung))
(movie, 1974)
···新精武門
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bruder Yun)
(movie, 1971)
···Guang dong xiao lao hu
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
By: Mu Chu
Role: Actor (as Jackie Chan)
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Kid)