Jackie Chan Childhood, Career, Achievements, Biography & more

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Nick Name
Chan Kong-sang
Jackie, Big Brother, Yuen Lou, Pao-Pao(cannonball)
Actor, Director, Martial artist, Producer, Stuntman, Singer
Physical Stats
Height 5 ft 7 in
170 cm or 1.70 m
Weight75 kg or 165 pounds
Chest40 in or 101 cm
Biceps14 in or 35.5 cm
Waist32 in or 81 cm
Eye Colour
Hair Colour
Personal Life
BirthdateApril 7, 1954
Place of BirthVictoria peak, British Hong Kong
Sun signAries
EducationNah-Hwa Primary School(he failed his Ist year)
China Drama Academy(a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu-Jim yuen)

Charles Chan
Lee-Lee Chan

Marital StatusMarried
WifeJoan Lin
Children(Son) Jaycee Chan
(Daughter) Etta Ng Chok Lam

HobbiesListening music, negotiating different scripts with scriptwriters, training spar with JC team.
Favorite PersonalityMichael Jackson
DebutBig and Little Wong Tin Bar(1962- child actor)
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow(1978)

Some Facts about Jackie Chan

♦  Jackie Chan (April 7,1954)- a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, director, producer, stuntman, and screenwriter, action choreographer- born in Victoria peak, British Hong Kong.

♦  His real name is Chan Kong-sang, his parents called him Pao-Pao(cannonball), because he was an energetic child.

♦  Jackie failed his first year in  Nah-Hwa Primary School.

♦  He started his career at the age of five by performing in small roles as a child actor.

♦  At the age of eight, he appeared in a film Big and Little Wong Tin Bar with Li Li-Hua playing his mother.

♦  In 1963, he appeared again with Li in The Love Eterne.

♦  At the age of 17, Jackie Chan worked in the Bruce Lee’s film Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon as a stuntman.

♦  Chan also worked in a comedy adult film All in the Family, it is the only film in which there was no fight or stunt scene.

♦  In 1976, he joined his parents in Canberra where he enrolled at Dickson College and worked as a construction worker.

♦  Jackie’s first successful film was the Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow(1978).

♦  In 1980, Jackie Chan starred in his first Hollywood film The Big Brawl.

♦  He also played a small role in The Cannonball Run(1981), which grossed $100 million worldwide.

♦  His movie The Young Master(1980) broke the previous box office records set by Bruce Lee.

♦  The success of  The Young Master had established Jackie as Hong Kong cinema’s top star.

♦  Jackie produced a number of action comedy mix films with his opera school friends  Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.

♦  In 1983, he worked with his friends in the film Project A, which included many dangerous stunts.

♦  He won the Best Action Design Award at annual Hong Kong Film Awards for Project A.

♦  In 1985, Jackie made the first Police Story film which included so many dangerous stunts.

♦  In 1988, Jackie worked with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao for the last time in the film Dragons Forever.

♦  He won the Best Action Choreography award for Project A Part II and Police Story 2.

♦  In his movie Armour of God, he actually jumped out of a plane and landed on a hot air balloon.

♦  In 2003, Jackie Chan started his own film production company JCE Movies Limited.

♦  Jackie launched his own clothing line which bears a Chinese dragon logo in 2004.

♦  He also started sushi restaurant chain, Jackie’s Kitchen throughout Hong Kong and South Korea.

♦  Jackie Chan once broke 12 cement blocks while holding an egg.

♦  In 2009, Jackie received an honorary doctorate from University of Cambodia.

♦  Jackie is presently a teacher in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also serves as the Dean of the Jackie Chan Film and Television Academy.

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