Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman and singer. He is known for his acrobatic fighting style comic timing use of improvised weapons and innovative stunts which he typically performs himself in the cinematic world. He has trained in wushu or kung fu and hapkido and has been acting since the 1960s appearing in over 150 films.

Birth Name

Chan Kong-sang

Nicknames

Jackie, Pao Pao, Yuan Lung Chan, Chen Gang Shen, Sing Lung, Yuen Lou, Big Brother, Kung-Fu Master, Y’uen Lo

Profession

Martial Artist, Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Action Choreographer, Singer, Stunt Director, Stunt Performer

Genre

Cantopop, Mandopop, Hong Kong English Pop, J-Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Rock Records

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jackie Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong.

Age

He is now 64 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Nationality

Hong Kong

Ethnicity

Asian

He has Wuhu and Anhui ancestry.

Religion

Buddhist

Education

Chan was enrolled at the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island but he failed his first year due to which his parents removed him from School. In 1960, he went to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen, where he excelled in martial arts and acrobatics. Around that time, he became a member of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group. In 1976, Chan briefly attended Dickson College and simultaneously worked as a construction worker in part time.

Over the years, Jackie Chan has received several honorary degrees from reputed universities:

  • Degree of Doctor of Social Science from Hong Kong Baptist University in 1996
  • Doctorate degree from the University of Cambodia in 2009
  • Professorship from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008

Family Details

  • Father – Charles Chan (Chef)
  • Mother – Lee-Lee Chan
  • Siblings – Fang Shide (Older Step-Brother), Fang Shisheng (Older Step-Brother), Guilan Chan (Older Half-Sister), Yulan Chan (Older Half-Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jackie Chan has dated –

  • Teresa Teng – Jackie had a brief affair with Taiwanese pop singer Teresa Teng. As Chan would later put in the autobiography, they broke up owning to the difference in character. Apparently, she had come to meet him while he was discussing a script with his friends. After waiting for an hour, she left and later telephoned him to tell that he didn’t need her, so he should stay with his friends.
  • Elaine Ng – In the late 90’s, Jackie Chan had an affair with Elaine Ng, the former Miss Asia. Their affair came to the public knowledge after Elaine got pregnant and opened up about the affair after much speculation. After public pressure, Jackie also owned up to the affair and termed it a mistake which many men make. He also feared that his wife Lin Feng-Jiao would seek a divorce after the incident.

  • Feng-Jiao (1981-Present) – Jackie first started dating Feng-Jiao who was a professional Taiwanese actress in 1981. Immediately after the start of their relationship Feng had got pregnant and to keep the pregnancy a secret he sent her to the United States. In 1982, they got married in a small cubicle in Los Angeles. Just a day after their wedding, Feng gave birth to a son, Jaycee Chan. She soon gave up her career to focus on family life.
  • Zhang Ziyi (2011) – Jackie was reported to be having an affair with much younger Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi after having worked with her in the action movie, Rush Hour 2. The fact that she accompanied him on the red carpet further flamed up affair reports.
  • Kim Hee-sun – Chan started going with South Korean actress Kim Hee-sun after having got enamored by her while shooting for the 2005 release, The Myth. Later, she even shared the stage with him during his birthday concert to sing a duet, Endless Love.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8½ inches
  • In centimeters – 174 cm
  • In meters – 1.74 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 41-15-33
  • Chest – 41 inches
  • Biceps – 15 inches
  • Waist – 33 inches

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being one of the most famous martial artists as well as action stars. Starring in a number of box office monumental successes such as Who Am I? (1998) and Shanghai Noon (2000).

Album Debut

In 1984, he released his first studio album, Love Me.

Debut Film

In 1962, Jackie Chan first appeared in a child role in the Big And Little Wong Tin Bar.

Television Debut

In 1989, Jackie appeared in an episode of documentary series The Probe Team as himself.

Brand Endorsements

Jackie has been a face of several brands throughout his career, including Pepsi, V8 (juice brand), Mountain Dew, Hanes Tagless T-shirt, Hefty trash bags, American Dairy Farmers and Milk Products, Canadian Blood Services, Woolworths Worth it, Oronamin C, Arion Alpha, Bajaj Discover, American Express and Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter amongst others.

Trivia

  • In 1989, the British monarchy awarded him the honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire for his tremendous contribution to the entertainment industry.
  • Chan ranked #70 in Entertainment Weekly’s list of “Top 101 Most Influential People” in 2001.
  • Forbes named him as one of the “top 10 Most Generous Celebrities” in 2006.
  • He has received Innovator Award from the American Choreography Awards and a lifetime achievement award from the Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  • He also stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.

Jackie Chan Favourites

  • Favorite Role Models – Charles Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton
  • Favorite Soccer Club – Manchester City
  • Favorite Greatest Fears – Needles, Public Speaking
  • Favorite Fancy Dress Costume – Avatar
  • Favorite Persons – Will Smith, Robert De Niro, James Cameron
  • Favorite Films – Gone with the Wind (1939), Singin in the Rain (1952), The Matrix (1999)

Jackie Chan Net worth

Jackie Chan net worth of $415 millions dollars as of 2019. Chan’s last year earnings were $55 million dollars. He has his own production house, Skiptrace. Needless to say, Jackie Chan is one of the wealthiest person in the entertainment industry.

Cars & Jets

Chan has a great sense of taste when it comes to auto collection. He owns a custom-built Lamborghini Aventador, a Bentley Mulsanne and a Sabru Impreza Evo. Chan is a proud owner of Legacy 500 and Legacy 650 luxury jet. The former cost him $20 million while the latter hit him $30 million.

House

Interestingly, Jackie owns several real estate properties in the US and China. In fact, many of those are secret houses which he recently revealed that that he has “secret houses all over the world” complete with “Secret rooms”. He bought a two-story French inspired villa in Beverly Hills, California, USA for $3 million in 1998. This lavish house features six bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, three fireplaces, a pool and many amenities.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jackie Chan

  • While performing his stunts, he has suffered several injuries including fracturing his nose thrice, breaking most of his fingers and fracturing his cheekbones and skull.
  • In 1989, the British monarchy awarded him the honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire for his tremendous contribution to the entertainment industry.
  • In 1976, he decided to undergo a plastic surgery to get his eyelids reshaped, which helped him get more of a western look.
  • In 2012, with the release of Chinese Zodiac, he became the first individual to carry out about 15 creative roles in a single movie. This got him his one of the two Guinness World Records.
  • In 2009, the Chinese government made him the brand ambassador for the anti-drugs campaign. In an ironic twist of fate, his own son was arrested for cannabis use five years later.
  • In 1988, he established the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation with an aim to support young people in Hong Kong. The foundation also provides assistance to victims of natural disasters.
  • In 2001, the Entertainment Weekly magazine had him at the 70th position in the list of Top 101 Most Influential People.
  • In 2006, Forbes magazine included him in the list of “Top 10 Most Generous Celebrities.”
  • Before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he was selected as one of the Olympic Torch carriers.
  • In 2007, Chan recorded and released “We Are Ready”, the official one-year countdown song to the 2008 Summer Olympics which he performed at a ceremony marking the one-year countdown to the 2008 Summer Paralympics.
  • In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $350 million and as of 2016, he was the second highest paid actor in the world.
  • In April 2016, Chan was named in the Panama Papers.
  • As of 2018, his films have grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office.
  • Visit his official website @ jackiechan.com.

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