Who is Jackie Chan?
Jackie Chan is a famous multi-talented personality mostly popular for his skills in martial arts. He is also a successful actor, producer, actor stuntman etc. His love for martial arts began from his childhood days. He has trained in Wushu or Kung Fu and Hapkido. He is also a great comedian who helped him to establish an international actor. Initially, he is from Hong Kong, but he also entered in Hollywood industry and did several movies. Initially, he started his career at a young age as a child artist in Hong Kong. His notable films include ‘Rush Hour,’ ‘Rush Hour2,’ ‘Shanghai Knights,’ ‘Shanghai Noon,’ ‘The Karate Kid’ and many more. He decided to take semi-retirement from the action movies in 2012, as he needs to take care of his body now.
|Celebrated Name||Jackie Chan|
|Profession||Actor, Action-Choreographer, Comedian, Director, Producer, Martial-Artist, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Singer, and Stunt Performer|
|Birth Date||April 7, 1954|
|Birth Place||Hong Kong, China|
|Full Name||Chang Kong-sang|
Mother: Lee-Lee Chan
Elaine Ng Yi-Lei
|Net Worth||$400 million|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches (1.70m/170cm)|
|Weight||65 kgs (143lbs)|
|Body Measurements||40-32-14 inches|
Jackie Chan original name is Chang Kong-sang, who was born on 7 April 1954 in Hong Kong, China. His parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, were the refugees from the Chinese Civil War and worked for the French ambassador in Hong Kong. He has two sisters and two brothers, Guilan Chan, Yulan Chan, Fang Shide and Fang Shisheng. He is currently 66 years old with Aries zodiac sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Jackie Chan holds a Chinese nationality. He follows Chinese Buddhism religion. Besides this, he stands 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m/170cm) tall and weighs around 65 kgs (143lbs). His body measures 40-32-14 inches. He has a pair of brown-coloured eyes with brown hair colour.
Education/Early Life of Jackie Chan
He was sent to the Chinese Opera Research Institute in Hong Kong to be trained in music, dance and traditional martial arts. Jackie achieved a black belt and was also qualified in other martial arts styles like Judo, Karat
Jackie Chan attended Nah-Hwa Primary School, where he failed in the first year. At the age of seven, his family relocated to Canberra, Australia and hee, Jeet Kune Do and Taekwondo.
When he was just eight years old, he, along with his friends, appeared in the movie called ‘Big and Little Wong Tin Bar’ in 1962. This lead to his appearance in another film next year called ‘The Love Eterne.’ Likewise, he did minor roles in the movies like ‘Come Drink with Me’ in 1996 and ‘A Touch of Zen’ in 1971. He also performed in Bruce Lee films as stuntman like ‘Fist of Fury’ and ‘Enter the Dragon.’
In 1976, Jackie Chan joined his parents in Canberra, and attended Dickson College and functioned as a construction worker.
Jackie Chan professionally entered the field of acting during his early age. He got his film offer as an adult in 1976 as a stuntman and main lead ‘New Fist of Fury’ in Hong Kong. This film could not do so well then after two years he featured in ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow.’ Jackie followed Bruce Lee’s path in martial arts as well as he became an actor. So, he was named the most popular martial arts superstar in Asia.
He did not keep his interest in acting though he directed various movies out of which his first venture was ‘The Young Master’ in 1980. This movie was a combination of comedy and martial arts which became very successful. Likewise, his second directional movie is ‘Dragon Lords’ in 1982, where he experimented with intricate stunts. The same year he also featured in the film ‘Project A.’ This film became declared as the winner of the Best Action Design Award at the 3rd annual Hong Kong Film Awards due to its dangerous stunt of martial arts. Moreover, his next directional, production and acting venture include ‘Police Story’ in 1985, which also received the Best Film award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
In addition to this, Jackie also established ‘Jackie Chan Stuntmen Association’ to keep the safety and benefits of stuntmen in mind. Later in 1987, he featured in the movie ‘Armour of God’ which became the biggest hit. Likewise, the following year he starred in several movies Hollywood movies 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’. His Hollywood movie alongside Chris Tucker named ‘Rush Hour’ became a big hit in 1998. Following this success, he appeared in the sequel movie ‘Rush Hour 2’ in 2001 reprising his old role. He was also a voice actor, he lent his voice in different films and even in the cartoon. In 2005, he gave his voice to the cartoon ‘Jackie Chan Adventures’, to the character based on him.
Jackie Chan, another sequel film ‘Rush Hour 3’ with Roman Polanski, also did very well in box office collection in 2007. His old movie when he acted as a child artist was remade in 2011, ‘The Karate Kid’. This showed about Chinese- American martial arts and also hit the large collection of the box office. Likewise, his 100th movie released in the same year names 1911. In 2012 he directed, produced and wrote a film, ‘CZ12’ which is action comedy film of Hong Kong. He also acted in the movie as Asian Hunk. Jackie’s 2016 was more beneficial for his career. He appeared in several movies in the year out of which ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ became more successful.
Apart from acting and martial arts, he also had vocal lessons. He professionally recorded in song since the 1980s and have released 20 albums till now. He is also entrepreneurship, he owns the production companies JC Group China, Jackie & Willie Productions. Jackie also launched his own line of clothing in 2004. Similarly, he is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has championed charitable works and causes.
Jackie Chan has won the Best Actor Award at the 1993 Golden Horse Film Festival for his role in the movie ‘Police Story 3: Super Cop.’ He also won the same award in 2005 for his film ‘New Police Story.’ Moreover, he has been awarded Buttkicker award at the Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards in the year 2011 for his film ‘The Karate Kid.’
Personal Life of Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan married in 1982 to beautiful actress Lin Feng-jiao. This couple had a son, Jaycee Chan who is currently a singer and an actor. He has also had an affair outside his marriage with a woman named Elaine Ng Yi-Lei, and they had a daughter called Etta in 1999.
Additionally, he also has an interest in sports, especially in football. He supports Hong Kong national football team, England National Football Team and Manchester City. He has also had a lot of body injuries including breaking his nose, ankle, and fingers in the hand, cheekbones, skull, doing his own stunts.
Jackie Chan is active in social media platforms. His Facebook page has 61 million likes and 60 million followers. Likewise, his Instagram account (@jackiechan) has 3.4 million followers, and his Twitter handle (@EyeOfJackieChan) has 1.4 million followers.
Net Worth of Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is an outstanding and multi-talented personality makes a considerable amount of money. As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of about $400 million.