Jackie Chan Biography, Facts & Life Story

Jackie Chan Chinese Martial Artist, Actor, Director, Producer, Singer

Quick Facts

Nickname:Fong Si-lung, Yuen Lou, Big Brother, Pao Pao (Cannon ball), Become the Dragon

Full Name:Chan Kong-sang Chén Gǎngshēng (Mandorin) Can4 Gong2 Sang1 (Cantonese)

Profession:Martial Artist, Actor, Director, Producer, Singer

Nationality:Chinese

Age:66 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:7 April 1954

Birthplace:Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Weight:65 kg (143 lbs)

Chest:40 inch

Waist:32 inch

Biceps:14 inch

Hair Color:Brown

Eye Color:Brown


Jackie Chan is a famous Hong Kong martial artist, film director, actor, stuntman, producer as well as a singer. He is primarily known for his gymnastic fighting style, use of improvised weapons, comic timing and groundbreaking stunts, which he commonly performs by himself, in the filmic world. Jackie Chan is a proficient trainer of kungfu or hapkido and wushu and has been in acting field since 1960s, featuring in more than 150 movies.

Jackie Chan is considered amongst the most influential and recognizable filmic personalities across the world, attaining an immense recognition in both the Western and Eastern hemispheres, and has attained stars on Hong Kong Stars Avenue, as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jackie has been referenced in numerous pop songs, video games and cartoons. In the year 2004, a film scholar named Andrew Willis demonstrated that Jackie Chan was possibly the most influential superstar across the world.

Jackie Chan was born in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong on 7th April 1954. He was born as Chan Kong-sang, to Lee-Lee Chan and Charles, immigrants from Chinese Civil War. His parents called him Pao-pao just because the energetic kid was always rolling around. His parents were associated with a French ambassador in Hong Kong, and Chan spent his developmental years inside the grounds of consul’s residence in Victoria Peak locality.

Jackie Chan joined Nah-Hwa Primary School in Hong Kong Island, wherein he failed his first year; afterwards his parents withdrew Chan from school. Once entering into the film industry, Jackie Chan together with Sammo Hung got a chance to train in hapkido under the supervision of grand master named Jin Pal Kim, and Jackie Chan finally achieved a black belt. Jackie Chan also qualified in other martial arts styles like Judo, Karate, Jeet Kune Do and Taekwondo.

In 1976, Jackie Chan joined his parents in Canberra, wherein he attended Dickson College and functioned as a construction worker. An associated builder named Jack took Chan underneath his wing, hence earning Chan the name of “Little Jack” that was afterwards summarized to “Jackie”, and finally the name Jackie Chan has wedged with him ever since. In 1990s, Jackie Chan reformed his Chinese name to Fong Si-lung since his father’s real surname was Fong.

Facts You Never Knew About Jackie Chan!

    • Jackie Chan failed his initial year in primary school and hence was withdrawn from school.
    • He is a proficient trainer of martial arts Kung Fu and Wing Chun.
    • Jackie Chan has been working in the films since 1960s and has starred in more than 150 movies.
    • He has a star both in Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.
    • Wing Chun and Kung Fu was not sufficient for Jackie Chan, superficially, as he trained for Judo, Karate, Jeet Kune Do and Taekwondo.
    • Once, he broke twelve solid blocks, though did not let the soft egg break, that was holding in his hands while he was breaking solid blocks.
    • Jackie Chan conquered his black belt once he entered into film industry.
    • He has been in acting since he was only 6 years old.

Jackie Chan Education

Qualification: Not Known

School: China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen

College: Dickson College
Hong Kong Baptist University

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Jackie Chan Career

Profession: Martial Artist, Actor, Director, Producer, Singer

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film: Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962, Child actor)
Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1972)

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: $350 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Charles Chan (Worked for the French Ambassador)

Mother: Lee Lee Chan (Worked for the French Ambassador)

Brother(s): Fang Shisheng, Fang Shide

Sister(s): Guilan Chan, Yulan Chan

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Joan Lin (Former Taiwanese Actress) Elaine Ng Yi-Lei (Model and actress in Hong Kong)

Son(s): Jaycee Chan (born 1982, Actor and Singer)

Daughter(s): Etta Ng (born 1999)

Jackie Chan Favorites

Hobbies: Listening to music

Favorite Actor: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd

Favorite Food: Ice cream

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