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David Carradine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American character actor, best known for his role as warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series, Kung Fu  which later had a 1990s sequel series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. He was a member of a productive acting family dynasty that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor,  he appeared in more than 100 feature films  and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award.  The last nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Film projects that featured Carradine continued to be released long after his death. These posthumous credits were from a variety of genres including horror, action, western, martial arts, drama, science fiction and documentary. In addition to his acting career, Carradine was also a musician and pursued a directing career. Influenced by his most popular acting role, he studied martial arts. The child of a frequently married actor, "Jack", as Carradine was known in his youth,  had an unstable childhood. This instability would continue throughout his life as he himself was married several times. He was also frequently arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offenses which often involved substance abuse.  He died in June 2009 under unusual circumstances. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Carradine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 8, 1936 In Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Taggart 1965-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks 2019-08-02
Known For
Movie Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Himself (archive footage) 2019-08-02
Movie Madoff: Made Off with America Neal 2013-01-08
Movie Night of the Templar Shopkeeper 2012-01-01
Movie Eldorado The Spirit Guide 2012-01-30
Movie Stretch Monteiro 2011-01-12
Movie Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair Bill 2011-03-28
Movie Corman's World Himself - Actor 2011-12-16
Movie True Legend Anton 2010-02-09
Movie Detention Principal Hoskins 2010-01-16
Movie Dinocroc vs. Supergator Jason Drake 2010-06-26
Movie Absolute Evil Raf McCane 2009-02-08
Movie My Suicide Vargas 2009-02-07
Movie Break The Bishop 2009-05-01
Movie Crank: High Voltage Poon Dong 2009-04-16
Movie Bad Cop Det. Humes 2009-11-03
Movie Dark Fields Clive Jonis 2009-10-25
Movie Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil Himself 2009-07-26
Movie Last Hour Detective Mike Stone 2008-04-15
Movie Camille Cowboy Bob 2008-04-13
Movie Hell Ride The Deuce 2008-08-08
Movie Kandisha The American 2008-12-22
Movie Kung Fu Killer Crane 2008-08-17
Movie The Golden Boys Captain Zeb 2008-12-11
Movie Road of No Return Mr. Hover 2008-11-10
Movie Big Stan The Master 2007-06-06
Movie Treasure Raiders Pierre 2007-04-20
Movie How to Rob a Bank Nick 2007-01-25
Movie Epic Movie Museum Curator 2007-01-25
Movie Homo Erectus Mookoo 2007-07-10
Movie Fall Down Dead Wade Douglas 2007-07-20
Movie Permanent Vacation Old Man 2007-10-15
Movie Fuego Lobo 2007-10-29
Movie Being Michael Madsen Himself 2007-09-28
Movie Final Move Captain Baker 2006-03-15
Movie The Last Sect Van Helsing 2006-09-10
Movie Brothers in Arms Driscoll 2005-01-01
Movie Miracle at Sage Creek 2005-07-01
Movie Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Bill 2004-04-16
Movie Dead & Breakfast Mr. Wise 2004-03-16
Movie Hair High Mr. Snerz (voice) 2004-04-17
Movie Last Goodbye 2004-04-30
Movie UnConventional Himself 2004-10-01
Movie Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon Grand Master 2004-11-10
Movie The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1' Himself 2003-10-01
Movie Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Bill 2003-10-10
Movie The Outsider Doctor Lucas Henry 2002-01-01
Movie Balto II: Wolf Quest Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice) 2002-02-19
Movie Modern Warriors 2002-08-20
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself 2002-06-01
Movie Guaranteed on Delivery Norman Williams 2001-02-15
Movie Down 'n Dirty Gil Garner 2001-10-23
Movie Dangerous Curves 2000-01-01
Movie Nightfall Gnomen 2000-01-01
Movie Full Blast Maceo 2000-05-10
Movie The Shepherd 1999-01-01
Movie The Monster Hunter Louis Dehoven 1999-01-01
Movie The Puzzle in the Air The General 1999-05-14
Movie Kiss of a Stranger Sean O'Leary 1999-11-01
Movie Nosferatu: The First Vampire 1998-03-15
Movie Lovers and Liars Mr. Montague 1998-01-01
Movie Light Speed Miles 1998-01-01
Movie Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Luke Enright 1998-06-21
Movie The New Swiss Family Robinson Sheldon Blake 1998-12-25
Movie An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Chief Wulisso (voice) 1998-11-16
Movie Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Himself 1998-08-18
Movie The Good Life 1997-01-01
Movie Macon County Jail Coley 1997-01-01
Movie Dead Center Chavez 1994-04-27
Movie Kill Zone Col. Horace Wiggins 1993-01-01
Movie Double Trouble Mr. C 1992-02-14
Movie Night Rhythms Vincent 1992-01-01
Movie Evil Toons Gideon Fisk 1992-01-08
Movie Waxwork II: Lost in Time The Beggar 1992-05-11
Movie Distant Justice Joe Foley 1992-12-01
Movie Animal Instincts William Lamberti 1992-10-21
Movie Field of Fire 1991-01-01
Movie Project Eliminator Ron Morrell 1991-07-18
Movie Dune Warriors Michael 1991-01-18
Movie Deadly Surveillance Lieutenant 1991-09-06
Movie Karate Cop Dad 1991-09-14
Movie Brotherhood of the Gun Artemis McBride 1991-10-04
Movie Bird on a Wire Eugene Sorensen 1990-05-18
Movie Future Zone John Tucker 1990-07-18
Movie That's Action John Tucker (archive footage) (uncredited) 1990-10-03
Movie Sonny Boy Pearl 1990-10-26
Movie Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II Dark One 1989-03-01
Movie Crime of Crimes Frank McEntire 1989-01-01
Movie Night Children Max Crawford 1989-01-06
Movie The Cover Girl and the Cop Slade 1989-01-16
Movie Nowhere to Run Harmon 1989-03-01
Movie Try This One for Size Bradley 1989-09-22
Movie Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Mardulak 1989-05-18
Movie Crime Zone Jason 1989-03-31
Movie Fatal Secret Michael LeWinter 1988-01-01
Movie Run for Your Life Maggiore Charles Forsythe 1988-01-01
Movie Animal Protector Col. Whitlock 1988-01-01
Movie Warlords Dow 1988-01-01
Movie Tropical Snow Oskar 1988-05-31
Movie I Saw What You Did Stephen 1988-05-20
Movie Heartbeat Man Playing Dice 1987-05-10
Movie The Misfit Brigade Col. Von Weisshagen 1987-07-02
Movie Six Against the Rock Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy 1987-05-18
Movie Oceans of Fire J.C. Busch 1986-01-01
Movie Kung Fu: The Movie Kwai Chang Caine 1986-02-01
Movie Armed Response Jim Roth 1986-10-01
Movie P.O.W. The Escape Col. James Cooper 1986-04-01
Movie The Bad Seed Leroy Jessup 1985-02-07
Series North and South Justin LaMotte 1985-11-03
Movie Jealousy Bobby Dee 1984-01-23
Movie The Warrior and the Sorceress Kain 1984-09-07
Movie Downstream Bryant 1984-11-07
Movie Lone Wolf McQuade Rawley Wilkes 1983-04-15
Movie Trick or Treats Richard Adams 1982-10-29
Movie Safari 3000 Eddie Miles 1982-05-01
Movie Q Shepard 1982-10-29
Movie The Best of Sex and Violence Himself / Cameo Appearance 1981-01-01
Movie Americana The American Soldier 1981-05-16
Movie Gauguin the Savage Paul Gauguin 1980-04-29
Movie The Long Riders Cole Younger 1980-05-12
Movie Cloud Dancer Brad Randolph 1980-05-29
Movie High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane Ben Irons 1980-11-15
Movie Mr. Horn 1979-02-01
Movie Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider Charlie Swattle 1979-05-01
Movie Gray Lady Down Captain Gates 1978-03-10
Movie Deathsport Kaz Oshay 1978-04-01
Movie Circle of Iron The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha 1978-07-25
Movie Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Himself 1978-04-06
Movie Thunder and Lightning Harley Thomas 1977-08-12
Movie The Serpent's Egg Abel Rosenberg 1977-10-28
Movie Cannonball Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman 1976-07-06
Movie Bound for Glory Woody Guthrie 1976-12-05
Movie Death Race 2000 Frankenstein 1975-04-27
Movie You and Me Zeto 1975-05-31
Movie The Long Goodbye Dave 'Socrates' (uncredited) 1973-03-07
Movie Kung Fu Kwai Chang Caine 1972-02-22
Series Kung Fu Kwai Chang Caine 1972-10-14
Movie Boxcar Bertha Big Bill Shelly 1972-06-14
Movie Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Flack 1971-01-16
Movie Macho Callahan David Mountford 1970-08-17
Movie The McMasters White Feather Lightfoot 1970-08-01
Movie Heaven with a Gun Coke Beck 1969-05-20
Movie Young Billy Young Jesse Boone 1969-10-15
Movie The Violent Ones Lucas Barnes 1967-10-01
Movie Too Many Thieves Felix 1966-10-13
Series Shane Shane 1966-09-10
Movie Taggart Cal Dodge 1965-02-01
Movie Bus Riley's Back in Town Stretch 1965-03-24
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