Jackie Chan is most likely the most well know Hong Kong resident in the world. His name has been mention by all ages across the globe. He is Hong Kong’s cheeky, lovable and best known film star. Jackie Chan has endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong’s manic martial arts cinema industry.
Jackie Chan was born as Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Peak on April 7, 1954, to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. The family emigrated to Canberra, Australia, in early 1960. The young Jackie was less than successful scholastically, so his father sent him back to Hong Kong to attend the rigorous China Drama Academy, one of the Peking Opera schools. Jackie Chan is truly one of the international film industry’s true maverick actor / director / stuntman / producer combinations. Jackie is an avid football fan and supports the Hong Kong national football team, England National Football Team, and Manchester City.
Off screen he has been directly involved in many charitable ventures providing financial assistance to schools and universities around the world. He is a UNICEF GoodWill Ambassador, and he has campaigned against animal abuse and pollution and assisted with disaster relief efforts to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami victims.
In June 2006, citing his admiration of the efforts made by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to help those in need, Chan pledged the donation of half his moneys to charity upon his death.
|Birth Name||Kong-sang Chan|
|Date of Birth||7 April, 1954|
|Place of Birth||Victoria Peak, Hong Kong|
|Currently living in||Hong Kong|
|Parents||Charles and Lee-Lee Chan|
|Weight||160 lbs (72 kg)|
|Height||5 foot 8 1/2 inches or 174 cm|
|Profession||Martial artist, actor, director, producer, screenwriter, action choreographer, singer, stunt director, stunt performer|
|Co-Owner / Founder||JCE Movies Limited in 2004,|
Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 1988,
JC Group China, Jackie & Willie Productions
|Studied at||China Drama Academy|
|College||honorary doctor of social science of the Hong Kong Baptist University,|
honorary fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
|Nick Name||Big brother|
|Doctor of Social Science||Hong Kong Baptist University, 1996|
|Can speak||Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and American Sign Language and also speaks some German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Thai.|
|Quotes||' I'm crazy, but I'm not stupid. '|
|Relationships/Affairs||Married Joan Lin|
|Net Worth||$395 Million|
|Titles||SBS, MBE, PMW|