Jackie Chan (born Chan Kong-sang, 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. He is one of the few actors that did all of his stunts in all of his films. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.
He began his career by appearing in small roles at the age of five. At the age of eight, he appeared with some of his fellow "Little Fortunes", in the film Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962)
His parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy Chan trained rigorously for the next decade excelling in martial arts and acrobatics.
Chan joined his parents in Canberra in 1976, where he briefly attended Dickson College and worked as a construction worker. A fellow builder named Jack took Chan under his wing, earning Chan the nickname of "Little Jack" which was later shortened to "Jackie" and the name Jackie Chan has stuck with him ever since.
His first Hollywood film was Battle Creek Brawl in Chan then played a minor role in the 1981 film The Cannonball Run, which grossed US$100 million worldwide.
In 1982, Jackie Chan married Lin Feng-Jiao (aka Joan Lin), a Taiwanese actress. That same year, the two had a son, singer and actor Jaycee Chan. Jackie speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, American Sign Language, and English, and also speaks some German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Thai.
Jackie Chan created his screen persona as a response to Jet Li, and the numerous imitators who appeared before and after Li's death. Chan plays well-meaning, slightly foolish regular guys (often at the mercy of their friends, girlfriends or families) who always triumph in the end despite the odds.
Armour of God, Police Story 1-5, Who Am I?, Rush Hour 1-4, The Medallion, Around the World in 80 Days, The Karate Kid 1, 2, Kung Fu Panda 3
Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games.