Jackie Chan Biography
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, director, martial artist, and stuntman known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he usually performs himself. Moreover, Chan has been in the acting industry since the 1960s, performing in more than 150 films and he is one of the most popular action film stars of all time. Nonetheless, he has received fame stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame and also referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, films, and video games.
Additionally, Jackie is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a couple of albums and sung many of the theme songs in his films. Furthermore, Chan is also a globally known philanthropist and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine. Since 2013, Jackie has been a pro-Communist politician, serving in the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and he became an Election Committee member after the Hong Kong electoral reform in 2021. Lastly, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $350 million, and as of 2016, Chan was the second-highest-paid actor in the world.
Jackie Chan Age/Birthday
Chan Kong-sang popularly known as Jackie Chan (age 67 years) was born on 7 April 1954, in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong. Therefore, he is of Chinese nationality and usually celebrates his birthday on 7th April every year.
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Jackie Chan Height/Measurements
Chan stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (approximately 1.70 m). Moreover, he has a body weight of around 66kg.
Jackie Chan Parents, Siblings/Family
He was born in Hong Kong to Charles Chan (father) and Lee-Lee Chan (mother), who were refugees from the Chinese Civil War. In addition, Chan was raised from a poor background that his parents had to borrow money from friends and they worked for the French ambassador in Hong Kong. Furthermore, in 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra to work as head cook for the American embassy. Unfortunately, he had no siblings.
Jackie Chan’s Education
Jackie attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island but failed his first year. Further, he was later sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu-Jim-yuen. While there he trained vigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. Nonetheless, Jackie became a part of the Seven Little-Fortunes which was made up of the best students in the school. Moreover, it later was known as the Three Dragons. Jackie briefly joined Dickson College in 1976 and was also a construction worker. Further, Chan received his honorary Doctorate of Social Science degree in 1996 from the Hong Kong Baptist University. Moreover, he also received another honorary doctorate from the University of Cambodia.
Jackie Chan Wife/Spouse
Chan married Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress in 1982. The two have a son, singer, and actor Jaycee Chan, who was born the same year. However, Jackie had an affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei and had a daughter named Etta Ng Chok Lam, born on 18 January 1999.
Jackie Chan Son
Jackie’s son, Jaycee Chan Joining (age 38 years) is an American-born Hong Kong actor and singer. He was born on 3 December 1982, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Jackie Chan Net Worth
He is a Hong Kong actor, director, martial artist, and stuntman who has had a very successful career. Jackie’s net worth is estimated to be more than $520 million dollars.
Jackie Chan Movies and TV Shows
Jackie has been in many movies since the 1960s such as; The Young Master (1980), Dragon Lord (1982), Big and Little Won Tin Bar (1962), The Love Eterne (1963), A Touch of Zen (1971). Additionally, he was on Hand of Death (1976), Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978), The Drunken Master (1978), Big Brawl (19800. Also, he was in Police Story (1985) Armour of God (1986), Dragons Forever (1988), and Drunken Master II (1994). He came to Hollywood and was in Who Am I? (1998), The Accidental Spy (2001), Rush Hour 2 (2001) Shanghai Noon (2000), The Tuxedo (2002), The Medallion (2003), New Police Story (2004) and many more.
Jackie Chan New Movie
His new movie was Vanguard which was released on 30th September 2020.
Jackie Chan Adventures
This is an adventure animation series released in 2000 by Jackie Chan and his family.
Jackie Chan Oscar
Chan received an honorary Oscar award at the 2016 Governor Awards.
Vanguard Jackie Chan
He is the lead actor in the action/adventure which was released in 2020.
Who am I? Jackie Chan
This is an action/comedy movie starred by Jackie Chan and was released on 17 January 1998 in Hong Kong.