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David Carradine

David Carradine
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Birth Date

December 8, 1936


June 3, 2009


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Light Brown


5 ft 11¾ in | 182 cm


78 kg | 172 lbs

Shoe size

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

David Carradine was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on December 8, 1936, was an American actor.

Young David Carradine first started performing in school theater productions.

He made big screen debut in Western film Taggart (1964) in role as Cal Dodge.

He got his television debut in anthology drama series Armstrong Circle Theatre (1963) in episode "Secret Document X256".

David's breakthrough performance came as Kwai Chang Caine in action adventure martial arts Western drama television series Kung Fu (1972-1975).

David Carradine Height and Weight

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Best Movies

He played Bill in Kill Bill films:

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), for which he won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Drama and was nominated for the Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

He won the National Board of Review, USA Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama for his role as Woody Guthrie in biographical film Bound for Glory (1976).

Death Race 2000 (1975) science fiction action opposite Sylvester Stallone and Simone Griffeth

The Long Riders (1980) Western with Stacy Keach and James Keach

Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) monster horror opposite Michael Moriarty and Candy Clark

Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) Western action with Chuck Norris and Barbara Carrera

Boxcar Bertha (1972) romantic crime drama opposite Barbara Hershey and Barry Primus

Cannonball (1976) comedy with Bill McKinney and Veronica Hamel

The Serpent's Egg (1977) drama opposite James Whitmore and Liv Ullmann

Circle of Iron (1978) martial arts fantasy opposite Christopher Lee and Roddy McDowall

Trick or Treats (1982) slasher dark comedy with Jacqueline Giroux and Peter Jason

Bird on a Wire (1990) action comedy opposite Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn

Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) dark fantasy comedy with Zach Galligan and Bruce Campbell

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor - Drama for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in action adventure martial arts Western drama television series Kung Fu (1972-1975), he played same character in sequel Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993-1997).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as Justin LaMotte in ABC miniseries North and South (1985-1986).

He played Shane in ABC Western television series Shane (1966).

He voiced Mandrax in science fiction comedy animated television series Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys (1997).


Graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, California (1955).

Studied drama and music theory at San Francisco State College.

He is also trained in martial arts.

Had Irish ancestry.

He is the eldest child of actor John Carradine.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1997.

He played piano, guitar and flute.

He was inducted into the United States Army in 1960.

He won the Theatre World Award for his role as Atahuallpa in a Broadway production of "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" (1965), at ANTA Playhouse.

He won the Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

He won the Capri Legend Award in 2004.

He voiced Clockwork in video game Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy (2006)

Featured in music video for Jonas Brothers "Burnin' Up" (2008).

David died on June 3, 2009, Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, at the age of 72.


He was married to:

Annie Bierman (2004-2009)

Marina Anderson (1998-2001)

Gail Jensen (1988-1997)

Linda Anne Gilbert (1977-1983) they had one daughter, Kansas Carradine

Donna Lee Becht (1960-1967) they had one daughter, Calista Carradine


Has been in relationship with Barbara Hershey (1968-1975) they had one son, Tom Carradine.

He dated Season Hubley (1974-1976).

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