Jean-Claude Van Damme

18 Oct 1960

Actor, Writer, Producer, Director

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme , is a Belgian martial artist and actor. Van Damme is best known for his martial arts action movies. His most successful films include Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), and JCVD (2008). Due to his physique and his Belgian background, he is known as "The Muscles from Brussels."

After studying martial arts intensively from the age of ten, Van Damme achieved national success in Belgium as a martial artist and bodybuilder, earning the "Mr. Belgium" bodybuilding title. He emigrated to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in film, and achieved success with Bloodsport (1988), based on a story written by Frank Dux. He attained subsequent box office success with Timecop (1994), which grossed over $100 million worldwide and became his most financially successful film.

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Filmography (51 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Kickboxer: Retaliation
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Master Durand)
(movie, 2017)
···Kill'em All
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Philip)
(movie, 2016)
···Kickboxer: Vengeance
Genre: Drama, Action
Role: Actor (as Master Durand)
(movie, 2016)
···Kung Fu Panda 3
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Master Croc (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Pound of Flesh
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Deacon)
(movie, 2014)
···Swelter
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stillman)
(movie, 2013)
···Enemies Closer
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Xander)
(movie, 2013)
···Slinger
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Gibson Rickenbacker)
(movie, 2013)
···Welcome to the Jungle
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Storm)
(movie, 2012)
···Alien Uprising
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as George)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Luc Deveraux)
(movie, 2012)
···6 Bullets
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Samson Gaul)
(movie, 2012)
5.5The Expendables 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vilain)
(movie, 2012)
···Dragon Eyes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tiano)
(movie, 2011)
···Assassination Games
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Vincent Brazil)
(movie, 2011)
···Kung Fu Panda 2
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Master Croc (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···The Eagle Path
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor, Director
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Luc Deveraux)
(movie, 2008)
···JCVD
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2008)
···The Shepherd: Border Patrol
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Robideaux)
(movie, 2007)
···Until Death
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Anthony Stowe)
(movie, 2006)
···The Hard Corps
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Phillippe Sauvage)
(movie, 2006)
···Second In Command
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cmdr. Samuel 'Sam' Keenan)
(movie, 2005)
···Rob Van Dam: One of a Kind
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2004)
···Wake of Death
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as ben archer)
(movie, 2003)
···In Hell
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kyle LeBlanc (VF : Kyle Lord))
(movie, 2002)
···Derailed
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jacques Kristoff)
(movie, 2001)
···The Order
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2001)
···Replicant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Replicant · Garrotte)
(movie, 1999)
···Inferno
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1998)
···Legionnaire
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1998)
···Knock Off
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marcus Ray)
(movie, 1997)
···Double Team
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Quinn)
(movie, 1996)
···Maximum Risk
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mikhail Suverov · Alain Moreau)
(movie, 1996)
···The Quest
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1995)
···Sudden Death
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Darren Francis Thomas McCord)
(movie, 1994)
···Street Fighter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Colonel William Guile)
(movie, 1994)
···Timecop
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Max Walker)
(movie, 1993)
5.8Hard Target
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chance Boudreaux)
(movie, 1993)
···Last Action Hero
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor
(movie, 1993)
···Nowhere to Run
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam Gillen)
(movie, 1992)
···Universal Soldier
Genre: Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Luc Devreux · GR44)
(movie, 1991)
···Double Impact
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1990)
···Death Warrant
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Louis Burke)
(movie, 1990)
···Lionheart
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···Kickboxer
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···Cyborg
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Gibson Rickenbacker)
(movie, 1988)
···Black Eagle
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Andrei)
(movie, 1988)
···Bloodsport
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Frank Dux)
(movie, 1986)
···No Retreat, No Surrender
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Ivan Kraschinsky the Russian)