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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme , is a Belgian martial artist and actor. Van Damme is best known for his martial arts action movies. His most successful films include Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), and JCVD (2008). Due to his physique and his Belgian background, he is known as "The Muscles from Brussels." After studying martial arts intensively from the age of ten, Van Damme achieved national success in Belgium as a martial artist and bodybuilder, earning the "Mr. Belgium" bodybuilding title. He emigrated to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in film, and achieved success with Bloodsport (1988), based on a story written by Frank Dux. He attained subsequent box office success with Timecop (1994), which grossed over $100 million worldwide and became his most financially successful film. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean-Claude Van Damme, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 18, 1960 In Sint-Agatha Berchem, Belgium
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Woman Between Wolf and Dog 1979-06-04
Latest Project:
Movie Minions: The Rise of Gru 2022-06-29
Known For
Poster of Enemies Closer
Poster of Kung Fu Panda 2
Poster of Friends
Poster of Last Action Hero
Series Ramez Movie Star 2022-04-02
Movie Minions: The Rise of Gru Jean Clawed (voice) 2022-06-29
Movie The Last Mercenary Richard Brumére 2021-07-30
Movie Haters Jean-Claude Van Damme 2021-12-03
Movie We Die Young Daniel 2019-05-09
Movie The Making of Double Impact, Parts 1 & 2 2019-05-28
Movie In Search of the Last Action Heroes 2019-09-01
Movie Kickboxer: Retaliation Master Durand 2018-01-26
Movie Kadyrov, The Dictator of Chechnya Self (archive footage) 2018-05-15
Movie Black Water Wheeler 2018-05-18
Movie The Bouncer Lukas 2018-08-22
Movie Kill 'em All Philip 2017-06-06
Movie Kickboxer: Vengeance Master Durand 2016-07-14
Movie Kung Fu Panda 3 Master Croc (voice) 2016-01-23
Series Jean-Claude Van Johnson Johnson 2016-08-19
Movie Pound of Flesh Deacon 2015-05-07
Movie Jian Bing Man Jean-Claude Van Damme 2015-07-17
Movie Swelter Stillman 2014-04-20
Movie The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films Self 2014-10-22
Movie Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Gibson Rickenbacker (archive footage) (uncredited) 2014-10-06
Movie Welcome to the Jungle Storm 2013-04-27
Movie Enemies Closer Xander 2013-12-04
Movie Dragon Eyes Tiano 2012-05-10
Movie Corporal vs. Napoleon Himself 2012-01-25
Movie The Expendables 2 Jean Vilain 2012-08-08
Movie 6 Bullets Samson Gaul 2012-09-11
Movie U.F.O. George 2012-12-15
Movie Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Luc Deveraux 2012-10-04
Movie Kung Fu Panda 2 Master Croc (voice) 2011-05-25
Series Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors 2011-03-22
Movie Beur sur la ville Colonel Merot 2011-10-11
Movie Assassination Games Vincent Brazil 2011-07-28
Movie Frenchy Frenchy 2010-05-13
Movie Universal Soldier: Regeneration Luc Deveraux 2009-10-01
Movie The Shepherd: Border Patrol Jack Robideaux 2008-03-04
Movie JCVD J.C.V.D. 2008-06-04
Movie Until Death Anthony Stowe 2007-01-19
Movie Heist School Charles 2006-10-20
Movie Second in Command Cmdr. Samuel 'Sam' Keenan 2006-05-02
Movie The Hard Corps Phillippe Sauvage 2006-08-15
Movie Narco Himself 2004-12-01
Movie Wake of Death Ben Archer 2004-12-28
Movie Dans la peau de Jean-Claude Van Damme 2003-05-07
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie In Hell Kyle LeBlanc 2003-11-24
Movie All the Love You Cannes! Self 2002-05-16
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Max Walker (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Derailed Jacques Kristoff 2002-05-19
Movie The Order Rudy Cafmeyer 2001-05-05
Movie Replicant Replicant / Garrotte 2001-05-11
Movie Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored Himself 2001-05-31
Movie The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Himself (archive footage) 2001-12-18
Movie Universal Soldier: The Return Luc Devereux 1999-08-05
Series Beckmann Unknown 1999-01-25
Movie Inferno Eddie Lomax 1999-09-25
Movie The Path of the Dragon Himself (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Knock Off Marcus Ray 1998-09-04
Movie Legionnaire Alain Lefevre 1998-12-03
Movie Double Team Jack Quinn 1997-04-04
Movie The Quest Christopher Dubois 1996-04-19
Movie Maximum Risk Alain Moreau / Mikhail Suverov 1996-09-13
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-08-21
Movie Top Fighter Himself (Archive Footage) 1995-06-15
Movie Sudden Death Darren Francis Thomas McCord 1995-10-27
Movie Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor Kurt Sloane [archive footage] 1994-07-27
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (archive footage) 1994-01-01
Series Friends Himself 1994-09-22
Movie Timecop Max Walker 1994-09-15
Movie Street Fighter Colonel William Guile 1994-12-23
Movie Nowhere to Run Sam Gillen 1993-01-15
Movie Last Action Hero Jean-Claude Van Damme (uncredited) 1993-06-18
Movie The Curse of the Dragon Self (archive footage) 1993-06-30
Movie Hard Target Chance Boudreaux 1993-08-20
Movie Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux / GR44 1992-07-10
Movie Double Impact Alex / Chad Wagner 1991-07-31
Movie Lionheart Leon Gaultier 1990-06-07
Movie The Best of the Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie Death Warrant Louis Burke 1990-09-14
Movie Cyborg Gibson Rickenbacker 1989-04-07
Movie Kickboxer Kurt Sloane 1989-04-20
Movie Bloodsport Frank Dux 1988-02-26
Movie Black Eagle Andrei 1988-05-01
Movie Predator body double - uncredited 1987-06-12
Movie No Retreat, No Surrender Ivan Kraschinsky "The Russian" 1986-05-02
Movie Monaco Forever Gay Karate Man 1984-01-01
Movie Barbarous Street Extra in Police Arrival Sequence (uncredited) 1984-01-04
Movie Breakin' Spectator in First Dance Sequence 1984-01-10
Movie Missing in Action Soldier (uncredited) 1984-11-16
Movie Woman Between Wolf and Dog Movie Goer / Man in Garden (uncredited) 1979-06-04