Jackie is an international superstar, singer, stuntman, actor, martial artist, you name it. An entertainer to the core. With Jackie, the willing suspension of disbelief in movies is simply automatic. This is basically because he is so real with his actions and stunts that you begin to wonder what the guy is really made of. He is overly and absolutely perfect when it comes to entertainment. At the same time, he is a known academician, philanthropist, political activist and entrepreneur.
Jackie Chan Family
Jackie was born on 7 April 1954 in Hong Kong. His parents were refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He moved with his parents Charles and Lee-Lee Chan to different locations including Australia at a young age. He has four siblings Fang Shide (brother, Fang Zhisheng (brother) Yulan Chan (Sister) and Guilan Chan (sister). His parents worked for the French ambassador in Hong Kong, so he grew up around the territory of Victoria Peak district.
Jackie Chan completed his education and perfected his martial arts training – karate, judo, taekwondo, and Jeet Kune Do. Jackie Chan is a black belt holder.
We cannot say it enough, this Asian entertainer is the king of acrobats. He takes the lead after the legendary Bruce Lee. He is well-trained in Kung fu and Wing Chun. How can you ever see a movie he stars in and not crack your ribs? Jackie often takes the role of the regular happy jolly fellow. But as funny as he appears, Jackie, in reality, is blunt about his political views.
In 2009, he was a Chinese anti-drug ambassador and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
He takes the credit for the global success of the Police Story sequels, the Armour of God and Drunken Master, which is listed in Time’s top 100 movies of all times. In 2001, he starred with Chris Tucker in the comic action movie, Rush hour. The movie became an all-time Hollywood and worldwide success with a $347 million gross earning. Other Hollywood comic action successes include the Spy Next Door and The Karate Kid (his first dramatic American movie).
Jackie has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films. He started out as a stuntman, starring alongside Bruce Lee in the Fist of Fury (1972) and Enter the Dragon (1973). Although a minor role, Chan featured in the 1981 film The Cannonball Run, and surprisingly his skills landed the movie a worldwide recognition and a whopping sum of $100 million.
Jackie Chan holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Stunts by a Living Actor”, and has a star in the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. He has amassed countless awards for his career and personality. Jackie has got the energy – utterly hyperactive in his acting career. Chan has done loads and loads of stunts. He has sustained injuries and serious fractures but the perfectionist still lives true to his specialty.
As a certified and trained operatic vocalist, he has equally produced musical albums and sung some movie soundtracks. He produced a couple of official albums for the 2008 Olympic games.
Jackie Chan is a well-known philanthropist. He has not less than 2 honorary doctorate and professorial awards from several institutions. He is the Dean of the Jackie Chan Film and Television Academy. What else is left to create a more charming personality? He is so loved by children and adults as well that he has become an icon. His character has been made for cartoons and video games.
Jackie Chan Net Worth
Jackie has a net worth of $350 million (Forbes 2015). Although the majority of Chan’s money comes from filmmaking, Jackie is an entrepreneur and has other sources of income. He owns production companies, a clothing line, and a sushi restaurant chain. Jackie Chan is a one of a kind phenomenon in the entertainment industry for his large-scale charitable giving to human causes. I guess once in a while the world is blessed with a super-human personality. Jackie could just be one of those.
Jackie Chan Son, Daughter, Wife
Jackie Chan is a married man but just like many stars in his category, he has had a fair share of relationship drama. The actor is married to Jiao Feng Lin whom he met on a film set. The duo tied the knot in a secret wedding that took place on Ist December 1982 after Feng got pregnant with their son Jaycee Chan. Born on 3rd December of the same year of his parents’ marriage, Jaycee is also an actor who doubles as a singer. Jackie Chan had a good number of extramarital affairs while married. However, his marriage almost lost its value when his wife who is a Taiwanese actress found out about his affair with Elaine NG Yi-Lei. This was because Elaine got pregnant and had a daughter Etta Ng Chok Lam. She was born on 18 January 1999. However, the ex-actress who resigned to focus on her marriage forgave her husband Chan. To reciprocate her kindness, the actor has refused to be too involved in his second family. But he pays child support to Elaine. Till date, the lovebirds are still happily married and don’t look like their marriage is going to crash in near future.
Jackie Chan Height
Jackie Chan is not the tallest man in the entertainment industry, but he is one inch taller than the average America male with a height of 5 foot 8inches (1.74m). Thus, has a reasonable height.
Is He Dead?
Just like most prominent people, Jackie Chan has also fallen victim of celebrity death hoax. He was supposedly dead at age 63, but the whole news turned out to be incorrect. This was after Jackie had to come out to debunk the speculation. Despite rumors of his untimely death, the actor remains very much alive, vibrant and ready to take on more tactical roles.