Jean Claude Van Damme young
October 18, 1960
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
82 kg | 180 lbs
10.5 US | 44 EU
Jean Claude Van Damme was born in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium on October 18, 1960 is a Belgian actor. Young Jean Claude Van Damme began acting career in Belgian-French drama war film Woman Between Wolf and Dog (1979) in uncredited role as Man in Garden, with Rutger Hauer. Van Damme's breakthrough performance came as Frank Dux in martial arts film Bloodsport (1988).
He portrayed Luc Deveraux / GR44 in Universal Soldier film series: Universal Soldier (1992), Universal Soldier: The Return (1999), Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009) and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012).
Hard Target (1993) action thriller in role as Chance Boudreaux
Sudden Death (1995) action thriller in role as Darren Francis Thomas McCord
Lionheart (1990) action in role as Lyon Gaultier
JCVD (2008) crime drama in role as himself
Kickboxer (1989) martial arts in role as Kurt Sloane
Timecop (1994) science fiction action in role as Max Walker
Maximum Risk (1996) action thriller with Natasha Henstridge
Legionnaire (1998) drama war in role Alain Lefevre
Double Impact (1991) thriller action in role as Chad & Alex Wagner
Cyborg (1989) martial-arts cyberpunk in role as Gibson Rickenbacker
The Expendables 2 (2012) thriller action opposite Sylvester Stallone
Welcome to the Jungle (2013) comedy action in role as Storm Rothchild
Street Fighter (1994) thriller action with Kylie Minogue
Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) and Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018) in role as Master Durand
He started his karate training, at the age of 10, at the Shotokan Karate School.
He was a European Middle Weight Champion in Karate.
He studied ballet for five years.
He voiced Master Croc in films Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).
Has been married five times and had three children.
He had affair with Kylie Minogue.
Was honored with a life-size statue of himself in Brussels.
Lives in Hong Kong and Knokke - Heist, Belgium.
God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
In an action movies you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.
What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real.
What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts.
I'm a big traveler these days. I was in Hong Kong. I live there. I was just in Belgium with my parents and now I'm on my way to North America. You will find me all over.
I now truly believe it is impossible for me to make a bad movie.
My time of martial arts was traditional.