Jean Claude Van Damme
October 18, 1960
63 years old
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
87 kg | 192 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
10.5 US | 44 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Jean Claude Van Damme was born in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium, on October 18, 1960, is a Belgian actor and martial artist.
Young Jean Claude Van Damme first started his career as a martial artist.
He made his big screen debut in drama war film Woman Between Wolf and Dog (1979) in uncredited role as Man in Garden.
He got his television debut in NBC sitcom Friends (1996) in episode "The One After the Superbowl", in role as Himself.
Van Damme's breakthrough performance came as Frank Dux in martial arts film Bloodsport (1988).
He landed his directorial debut with martial arts film The Quest (1995) also he starred in role as Christopher Dubois.
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Jean Claude Van Damme is 63 years old.
Jean Claude Van Damme net worth is around 40 million dollars.
He portrayed Luc Deveraux / GR44 in Universal Soldier film series:
Universal Soldier (1992)
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
He played Master Durand in martial arts films:
Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)
Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)
He was nominated for the DVD Exclusive Video Premiere Award for Best Actor for his role as Edward "The Torch" Garrotte (Luc Savard) / The Replicant in science fiction action film Replicant (2001).
He was nominated for the MTV Movie Awards for Most Desirable Male for his roles in films:
Double Impact (1991) thriller action as Chad & Alex Wagner
Nowhere to Run (1993) action drama as Sam Gillen
Hard Target (1993) action thriller as Chance Boudreaux
He was nominated for the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Performance, Male and the Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor for his role as JCVD in crime drama movie JCVD (2008).
He was nominated for the Mammoth Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Daniel in action thriller film We Die Young (2019).
Sudden Death (1995) action thriller as Darren Francis Thomas McCord
Lionheart (1990) action as Lyon Gaultier
Kickboxer (1989) martial arts as Kurt Sloane
Timecop (1994) science fiction action as Max Walker
Maximum Risk (1996) action thriller as Alain Moreau / Mikhail Suverov
Legionnaire (1998) drama war Alain Lefevre
Cyborg (1989) martial-arts cyberpunk as Gibson Rickenbacker
The Expendables 2 (2012) thriller action as Jean Vilain
Welcome to the Jungle (2013) comedy action as Storm Rothchild
Street Fighter (1994) thriller action as Colonel William F. Guile
He voiced Master Croc in animated martial arts comedy films Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).
Black Water (2018) action thriller as Wheeler
The Last Mercenary (2021) action comedy as Richard Brumère / The Mist
He voiced Jean Clawed in animated comedy movie Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022).
He guest starred in NBC sitcom Friends (1996) in episode "The One After the Superbowl".
He started in British reality show Behind Closed Doors (2011).
He played Johnson / Filip in Amazon Studios action comedy drama television series Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016-2017).
Studied ballet for five years.
Has older sister, Veronique Van Varenberg.
Has Walloon and Flemish ancestry.
He began his karate training, at the age of 10, at the Shotokan Karate School, under Master Claude Goetz in Ixelles, Belgium.
He earned his black belt in karate at the age of 18.
He started his Martial Arts fight career in 1976, at the age of sixteen.
He won the European Team Championships as a member of the 1979 Belgium Team.
Has kickboxing record of 18-1-0, with 18 wins by knockout.
He is trained in Shōtōkan Karate, Kickboxing, Taekwondo and Muay Thai.
He was honored with a life-size statue of himself in Brussels.
Featured in music videos for:
Body Count "Body Count's in the House" (1992)
The Smithereens "Time Won't Let Me" (1994)
MC Hammer featuring Deion Sanders "Straight to My Feet" (1994)
Chage and Aska "Something There"(1995)
Megadeth "Crush 'Em" (1999)
Bob Sinclar "Kiss My Eyes" (2003)
Iryna Bilyk and Olga Gorbacheva "Ya Lyublyu Ego" (2008)
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Ummet Ozcan "The Hum" (2015)
AaRON "Ultrarêve" (2020)
He voiced Colonel Guile in video game Street Fighter: The Movie (1995).
He voiced Himself (fictional general) in video game Warpath (2021).
He is an animal rights activist.
He is a Roman Catholic.
Lives in Hong Kong and Knokke - Heist, Belgium.
He was married to:
Darcy LaPier (1994-1997), they have a son, Nicholas
Gladys Portugues (1987-2015), they have a son, Kristopher and a daughter, Bianca Brigitte
Cynthia Derdian (1985-1986)
Maria Rodriguez (1980-1984)
He dated Alena Kaverina (2009-2016), Savanna Samson (1998) and Kylie Minogue (1994).