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Jackie Chan Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Son, Net Worth, Movies & Wiki

Jackie Chan is the world-famous martial arts icon. He has been a prosperous actor, director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman. He is famously recognized in Asia as well as in the West for his impeccable comic timing and his impeccable fighting style. Even after breaking and hurting almost every part of his body, Chan is known to have worked all of his stunts on his own. He has appeared in more than 100 Hong Kong as well as Hollywood movies, out of which more than 10 were his own directorial experiments.

He has worked in popular movies like ‘Rush Hour’, ‘Rush Hour2’, ‘Shanghai Knights’, ‘Shanghai Noon’, ‘The Tuxedo’, ‘The Karate Kid’, etc. and has been well declared for each one of them. He began his career as a child artist in Hong Kong cinema and his talent and hard work soon earned him a known figure in Hollywood. In 2012, at the Cannes Film Festival, he stated that he is taking semi-retirement from the action movies as he needs to take care of his body now.

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan Wiki/Bio

Birth NameChan Kong-sang
Nick Name• Jackie
• Pao Pao
• Yuan Lung Chan
• Chen Gang Shen
• Sing Lung
• Yuen Lou
• Big Brother
• Kung-Fu Master
• Y’uen Lo
Age(as in 2020) 66 Years
ReligionBuddhism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignAries
Birth PlaceVictoria Peak, British Hong Kong
Date of Birth07 April 1954
NationalityHong Kongese
ResidenceHong Kong
Home TownVictoria Peak, British Hong Kong
HobbiesNot Available

Family

Mother's NameLee-Lee Chan
Father's NameCharles Chan (Chef)
Brother• Fang Shide (Older Step-Brother)
• Fang Shisheng (Older Step-Brother)
Sister• Guilan Chan (Older Half-Sister)
• Yulan Chan (Older Half-Sister)

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Feng-Jiao (1981-Present)
• Teresa Teng
• Elaine Ng
• Zhang Ziyi (2011)
• Kim Hee-sun

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseJoan Lin
Jackie Chan With His Wife And Son

Jackie Chan With His Wife And Son

Marriage Date1 December 1982
ChildrenSon- Jaycee Chan
Daughter- Etta Ng Chok Lam

Education

School• Nah-Hwa Primary School, Hong Kong Island
• China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School, where he was tutored by Master Yu Jim-yuen
College/University• Dickson College for a small time
Educational Qualification• Degree of Doctor of Social Science from Hong Kong Baptist University in 1996
• Doctorate degree from the University of Cambodia in 2009
• Professorship from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008
ProfessionMartial artist, actor, producer, director, action choreographer, screenwriter, stunt director, stunt performer, singer
Brands Endorsed• Pepsi (Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Maxx)
• Juice brand V8
• Mountain Dew
• Hanes Tagless T-Shirt
• Hefty trash bags
• American Dairy Farmers and Milk Producers (Print ad)
• TD Waterhouse Group financial services (TV Commercial as well as print ad)
• Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
• Canadian Blood Services
• Woolworths’ Worth It
• Beijing Olympic Games
• Oronamin C
• Aron Alpha
• Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter
• Cableflex personal gym (Infomercial)
• Bajaj Discover
• American Express
Career Manager• Creative Artists Agency
• William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in feet inches- 5’9”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size41 Inches
Biceps Size15 Inches
Waist Size33 Inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityAsian
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Available
Shoe SizeNot Available

Favorite Things

Favorite Greatest Fear
Needles
Favorite PersonsWill Smith, Robert De Niro, James Cameron
Favorite Treasured PossessionPeace and happiness
Favorite Fancy Dress CostumeAvatar
Favorite Role ModelsCharles Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton
Favorite FilmsGone with the Wind (1939), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), The Matrix (1999)
Favorite Soccer ClubManchester City
ControversiesNone

Life Journey

Chan was born in Hong Kong as Chan Kong-sang to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. His parents nicknamed him Pao-Pao because the dynamic child was always rolling around. His parents served for the French ambassador in Hong Kong, and Chan contributed his developmental years within the grounds of the consul’s home in the Victoria Peak district.

Chan joined the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents removed him from the school. In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to serve as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was transferred to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen.

Chan prepared rigorously for the next decade, exceeding in martial arts and acrobatics. He finally became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school’s best students, getting the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, and the three of them later became recognized as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons.

After joining the film industry, Chan along with Sammo Hung got the chance to train in hapkido under the grand master Jin Pal Kim, and Chan finally attained a black belt. Jackie Chan also practiced in other styles of martial arts such as Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, and Jeet Kune Do.

Chan met his parents in Canberra, Australia in 1976, where he quickly attended Dickson College and served as a construction worker. A fellow builder called Jack took Chan under his wing, thus earning Chan the nickname of “Little Jack,” later reduced to “Jackie”, which has stuck with him ever since. In the late 1990s, Chan became his Chinese name to Fong Si-lung, since his father’s original surname was Fong.

In 1982, Chan married Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress. Their son, singer, and actor Jaycee Chan was born that same year. After he engaged in an extra-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei, an illegitimate daughter by the name of Etta Ng Chok Lam was born on 18 January 1999.

It changed into a scandal within the media. Although he reportedly gave Elaine 70,000 HK dollars each month for her living expenses and 600,000 HK dollars when she went to Shanghai, the transactions were later claimed to be nonexistent by her lawyer.

Despite lamenting the results of the affair, Chan told he had “only committed a fault that many men in the world commit”. During the incident, Elaine said she would take care of her daughter without Chan.

Jackie Chan Net Worth

Jackie Chan has a net worth of $400 million.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$400 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceMartial artist, actor, producer, director, action choreographer, screenwriter, stunt director, stunt performer, singer

The “Rush Hour” film franchise grossed a cumulative $845 million globally to date. In 2018, it was published that his films have grossed $1.84 billion in the United States and in Canada alone. Adjusted for expansion, this number becomes $2.44 billion. Worldwide, Chan’s films have made more than $5 billion in box office earnings.

In 2016, Jackie Chan was the second-highest paid actor in the world. Between June 2018 and June 2019, Jackie Chan earned $60 million from his various endeavors. Between June 2019 and June 2020, he earned $40 million.

In addition to JCE Movies Limited, Chan also owns a range of other production companies and a chain of cinemas throughout China. He also started his own clothing line and a range of food products. Jackie Chan is heavily involved in charity and has donated considerable sums to those in need.

Jackie Chan Movies And TV Shows

  • In 1976, Chan got an opportunity from a film producer in Hong Kong named Willie Chan to work in his movie as a stuntman. The film was called ‘New Fist of Fury’ and it had Chan in the main lead. The movie did not do very well as Chan could not show Bruce Lee’s martial arts style and the whole movie was supposed to be modeled on his style.
  • In 1978, Chan served in the movie named ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow’ which proved to be a major success in his film career. Chan had full freedom to stage his stunts as he liked. This film was responsible for establishing the comedic kung fu genre, which became very familiar with the Hong Kong audience.
  • After the death of martial arts prodigy Bruce Lee, it came upon Chan to follow him. But Chan chose to come up with his own style of filmmaking.
  • In the year 1978, he was named to be the most popular martial arts superstar in all of Asia.
  • In 1980, he directed his first movie ‘The Young Master. This movie became a super hit and was granted the first innovation combination of slapstick comedy and martial arts.
  • In 1982, he directed and starred in another venture called the ‘Dragon Lord’. In this movie, he extensively experimented with intricate stunts.
  • In 1983, Chan acted in the movie ‘Project A’ which included the dangerous stunt-driven style of martial arts. This movie was announced as the winner of the Best Action Design Award at the 3rd annual Hong Kong Film Awards.
  • In 1985, Chan produced and directed as well as starred in ‘Police Story’, which was a Hollywood influenced action-comedy. The movie bagged the Best Film award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
  • Chan formulated the ‘Jackie Chan Stuntmen Association’ in the year of 1985 because many stuntmen were hurt during the filming of the movie ‘Police Story’ and no one was ready to work with Chan again. This association was formed to keep the safety and benefits of stuntmen in mind.
  • In 1987, he acted and directed the movie ‘Armour of God’ which became his biggest domestic success at the box office. It was said to have grossed around 35 million Hong Kong dollars.
  • After this, he made ‘Miracles – Mr. Canton and Lady Rose’ which also did great business. Due to the success of these two movies, Chan made the production company called the ‘Golden Way’.
  • From 1988-1998, a huge number of offers started coming his way all the way from the Hollywood, like: ‘Rumble in the Box’, ‘Police Story 2’, ‘Armour of God II: Operation Condor’, ‘Police Story 3: Super Cop’, ‘Drunken Master II’ and ‘Police Story 4: First Strike’.
  • Initially, Chan was offered to play the villain in Hollywood movies but he did not want the typical roles or play a stereotypical character. He declined the role offered to him in the movie ‘Demolition Man’ by Sylvester Stallone. He was awarded more and more roles despite his limited knowledge of the English Language.
  • In 1998, Chan acted in the Hollywood movie ‘Rush Hour’ which was a huge hit at the box office. He worked in the movie with the comic actor Chris Tucker. With the huge success of this movie, both the stars reteamed again for the sequel ‘Rush Hour 2’ in 2001.
  • Subsequently, he served in big-budget movies like ‘The Tuxedo’ , ‘Shanghai Knights’, ‘Shanghai Noon’ (opposite Owen Wilson).
  • Chan voiced the character ‘Shang’ in the movie ‘Mulan’ and sang its original soundtrack. Also, from the years 2000-2005, he lent his voice to the cartoon ‘Jackie Chan Adventures’, to the character based on him.
  • In 2003, he teamed up with the British comedian Lee Evans and Claire Forlani in the movie ‘The Medallion’. This movie did not do very well at the box office.
  • In 2004, he worked in the movie called ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ which was a decent success at the box office.
  • The year 2005 saw his releases like ‘The Huadu Chronicles: Blade of the Rose’, ‘New Police Story’, ‘The Myth’, and ‘Robin-B-Hood’. I
  • In 2007, ‘Rush Hour 3’ grossed over 258 million US dollars, in which Chan starred with Roman Polanski.
  • In 2011 ‘The Karate Kid’ was remade starring Chan and Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith in it. The movie was a big success at the box office, earning over 358 million US dollars. It was the much talked about film of the year, which showcased a combination of Chinese-American martial arts.
  • The 100th movie of his career ‘1911’ was released in 2011. This movie is his first directorial attempt after ‘Who Am I?’, released in 1998.

Movies List

1962Big and Little Wong Tin Bar
1963The Love Eterne
The Golden Hairpin
1964The Story of Qin Xiang Lin
1966The Eighteen Darts (Part 1)
The Eighteen Darts (Part 2)
Come Drink With Me
1969The Magnificent Monk
1970Lady of Steel
1971The Blade Spares None
The Angry River
A Touch of Zen
1972Fist of Fury
Hapkido
The Brutal Boxer
Game of Death
Stranger from Hong Kong
1973Enter the Dragon
Facets of Love
Not Scared to Die
Police Woman
Kung Fu Girl
Little Tiger of Canton
Freedom Strikes a Blow
Ambush (1973 film)
The Awaken Punch
Fist of Unicorn
1974Fist to Fist
The Golden Lotus
Supermen Against the Orient
Village of Tigers
1975All in the Family
No End of Surprises
The Himalayan
The Young Dragons
1976New Fist of Fury
Shaolin Wooden Men
Hand of Death
Killer Meteors
The Private Eyes
1977The 36 Crazy Fists
To Kill with Intrigue
1978Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin
Magnificent Bodyguards
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
Drunken Master
Spiritual Kung Fu
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu
Two in Black Belt
1979The Fearless Hyena
Dragon Fist
Dance of Death
Immortal Warriors
Fists and Guts
Master with Cracked Fingers
1980The Young Master
The Big Brawl
Read Lips
1981The Cannonball Run
The Gold-Hunters
1982Dragon Lord
1983Fantasy Mission Force
Fearless Hyena Part II
Winners and Sinners
Project A
1984Wheels on Meals
Cannonball Run II
Pom Pom
1985My Lucky Stars
The Protector
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars
Heart of Dragon
Police Story
1986Armour of God
Naughty Boys
1987Project A Part II
That Enchanting Night
1988Police Story 2
Dragons Forever
The Inspector Wears Skirts
Rouge
Painted Faces
1989Miracles
The Inspector Wears Skirts II
I Am Sorry
1990Island of Fire
The Outlaw Brothers
Stage Door Johnny
Story of Kennedy Town
1991A Kid from Tibet
Armour of God II: Operation Condor
Angry Ranger
Beauty and the Beast
Center Stage
1992Police Story 3: Super Cop
Twin Dragons
The Shootout
1993Once a Cop
City Hunter
Crime Story
Kin chan no Cinema Jack
1994Drunken Master II
1995Thunderbolt
Rumble in the Bronx
1996Police Story 4: First Strike
Martin
1997Mr. Nice Guy
1998Who Am I?
Rush Hour
Hot War
An Alan Smithee Film:
Burn Hollywood Burn
Mulan
1999King of Comedy
Gorgeous
Gen-X Cops
Tempting Heart
2000Shanghai Noon
Dragon Heat
Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem
2001The Accidental Spy
Rush Hour 2
2002The Tuxedo
2003Shanghai Knights
Vampire Effect
The Medallion
2004Around the World in 80 Days
The Twins Effect II
New Police Story
Enter the Phoenix
Rice Rhapsody
2005The Myth
Everlasting Regret
House of Fury
2006Rob-B-Hood
2007Rush Hour 3
Air Diary
2008The Forbidden Kingdom
Kung Fu Panda
Run Papa Run
Wushu
2009Shinjuku Incident
Looking for Jackie
The Founding of a Republic
2010The Spy Next Door
Little Big Soldier
The Karate Kid
Kung Fu Panda Holiday
The Legend of Silk Boy
2011Shaolin
Kung Fu Panda 2
1911
Legendary Amazons
2012CZ12
2013The Unbelievable
Personal Tailor
Police Story 2013
2014As the Light Goes Out
2015Dragon Blade
Who Am I 2015
Monkey King: Hero Is Back
2016Kung Fu Panda 3
Skiptrace
The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short
Railroad Tigers
2017Kung Fu Yoga
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
The Lego Ninjago Movie
The Foreigner
Zane's Stand Up Promo
Bleeding Steel
Namiya
2019The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang
Viy 2: Journey to China
The Climbers
2020Wish Dragon
Vanguard
Project X-Traction
Five Against a Bullet
2021The Handsome
Chinese Zodiac 2

TV Shows & Serials List

2000-2005Jackie Chan Adventures

Facts About Jackie Chan

  1. While doing his stunts, he has experienced many injuries including fracturing his nose thrice, breaking most of his fingers, and fracturing his cheekbones and skull.
  2. In 1989, the British monarchy bestowed him the honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire for his enormous contribution to the entertainment industry.
  3. In 1976, he chose to undergo plastic surgery to get his eyelids reshaped, which advised him to get more of a western look.
  4. Before getting his breakthrough as an actor, he used to work as a stunt coordinator for the great Bruce Lee.
  5. In 2012, with the deliverance of Chinese Zodiac, he became the first person to carry out about 15 creative characters in a single movie. This got him one of the two Guinness World Records.
  6. In 2009, the Chinese government made him the brand ambassador for the anti-drugs campaign. In an ironic twist of fate, his own son was arrested for cannabis use five years later.
  7. In 1988, he founded the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation with an aim to support young people in Hong Kong. The foundation also provides assistance to victims of natural disasters.
  8. In 2001, the Entertainment Weekly magazine had him at the 70th position in the list of Top 101 Most Influential People.
  9. In 2006, Forbes magazine held him in the list of “Top 10 Most Generous Celebrities.”
  10. Before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he was elected as one of the Olympic Torch carriers.
  11. When it was stated that he had got married, one of his fans committed suicide, whereas another was saved from the apparent suicide attempt.
  12. He served as a construction worker in Canberra, Australia in 1976.
  13. His name was written in Panama Papers in April 2016.

FAQs

What happened with Jackie Chan?
Recently, during a stunt gone wrong while filming one of his latest films, Vanguard, an incident with a jet ski left Jackie Chan underwater and trapped under a rock. In an odd coincidence, that very film’s January premiere in China has been postponed indefinitely, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Did Jackie Chan know Bruce Lee?
Two martial arts icons, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee had a humorous encounter in the early 1970s. It was during the filming of entering the Dragon that Bruce Lee had an interesting meeting with Jackie Chan, who had yet to become a star but had worked as a stuntman on Bruce Lee’s second movie, Fist of Fury.
Is Jackie Chan a real martial artist?
At the Peking Opera School, Jackie Chan trained martial arts and acrobatics for a decade. When he entered the film industry, he learned Hapkido and eventually attained his black belt. He is also known to have trained in other martial art forms such as Karate, Judo, TaeKwonDo, and Jeet Kun Do.
Who is better Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan?
In terms of Martial Arts, Bruce Lee is undoubtedly better. He is often quoted and amply studied. In terms of movies, Jackie Chan is the greater. I like Chan, he is fun to watch but look closely at what he does.

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