Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 196

Birthday 1936-12-08

Day of Death 2009-06-03

Place of Birth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Madoff: Made Off with America as Neal
2012 Eldorado as The Spirit Guide
2012 Night of the Templar as Shopkeeper
2011 Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair as Bill
2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as himself
2011 Stretch as Monteiro
2010 Dinocroc vs. Supergator as Jason Drake
2010 True Legend as Anton
2010 Detention as Principal Hoskins
2009 All Hell Broke Loose as Marshal Ian McHenry
2009 Bad Cop as Det. Humes
2009 Dark Fields as Clive Jonis
2009 Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil as Himself
2009 Mental(1 episode)
2009 Break as The Bishop
2009 Crank: High Voltage as Poon Dong
2009 Absolute Evil as Raf McCane
2009 Archie's Final Project as Vargas
2009 Autumn as Philip
2008 Kandisha as The American
2008 The Golden Boys as Captain Zeb
2008 Road of No Return as Mr. Hover
2008 Kung Fu Killer 2 as Crane
2008 Kung Fu Killer as Crane
2008 Hell Ride as The Deuce
2008 Last Hour as Detective Mike Stone
2008 Camille as Cowboy Bob
2008 Son of the Dragon(2 episodes) as Bird
2007 Fuego as Lobo
2007 Permanent Vacation as Old Man
2007 Being Michael Madsen as Himself
2007 Fall Down Dead as Wade Douglas
2007 Homo Erectus as Mookoo
2007 Big Stan as The Master
2007 Treasure Raiders as Pierre
2007 Epic Movie as Museum Curator
2007 How to Rob a Bank as Nick
2007 In Case of Emergency(1 episode)
2006 Celebrity Paranormal Project(1 episode)
2006 The Last Sect as Van Helsing
2006 Final Move as Captain Baker
2005 Miracle at Sage Creek
2005 Medium(1 episode)
2005 Brothers in Arms as Driscoll
2004 Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon as Grand Master
2004 UnConventional as Himself
2004 Last Goodbye
2004 Hair High as Mr. Snerz (voice)
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 as Bill
2004 Danny Phantom(1 episode)
2004 The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 2' as himself
2004 Dead & Breakfast as Mr. Wise
2004 Away from Home as Interviewee
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 as Bill
2003 The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1'
2003 Wild West Tech(34 episodes)
2002 Modern Warriors
2002 Balto II: Wolf Quest as Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice)
2002 The Outsider as Doctor Lucas Henry
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2001 Alias(2 episodes)
2001 The Nightmare Room(1 episode)
2001 Warden of Red Rock as Mike Sullivan
2001 By Dawn's Early Light as Nick Decker
2001 Guaranteed on Delivery as Norman Williams
2001 Lizzie McGuire(1 episode)
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(2 episodes)
2000 Kung Fu Action Masters as Narrator
2000 Full Blast as Maceo
2000 Titus(1 episode)
2000 Dangerous Curves
2000 Nightfall as Gnomen
1999 Kiss of a Stranger as Sean O'Leary
1999 Family Law(3 episodes)
1999 The Puzzle in the Air as The General
1999 The Shepherd
1999 The Monster Hunter as Louis Dehoven
1998 The New Swiss Family Robinson as Sheldon Blake
1998 An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island as Chief Wulisso
1998 Charmed(1 episode)
1998 Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes as Himself
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror as Luke Enright
1998 Nosferatu: The First Vampire
1998 Light Speed as Miles
1997 Last Stand at Saber River as Duane Kidston
1997 The Good Life
1997 Macon County Jail as Coley
1996 Profiler(1 episode) as Christopher Joe Allman
1996 Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys(2 episodes)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1993 Acapulco H.E.A.T.(1 episode) as Victor Garrison
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues(89 episodes) as Kwai Chang Caine
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman(1 episode)
1993 Code... Death: Frontera Sur as Colonel
1993 Kill Zone as Col. Horace Wiggins
1992 Distant Justice as Joe Foley
1992 Animal Instincts as William Lamberti
1992 Human Target(1 episode)
1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time as The Beggar
1992 Roadside Prophets as Othello Jones
1992 Double Trouble as Mr. C
1992 Evil Toons as Gideon Fisk
1992 Kung Fu - A legend reborn as Kwai Chang Caine
1992 Night Rhythms as Vincent
1991 Capital Punishment as Michale Maltin
1991 Brotherhood of the Gun as Artemis McBride
1991 Karate Cop as Dad
1991 Deadly Surveillance as Lieutenant
1991 Project Eliminator as Ron Morrell
1991 Midnight Fear as Hanley
1991 Field of Fire
1991 Dune Warriors as Michael
1990 Sonny Boy as Pearl
1990 That's Action as John Tucker (archive footage) (uncredited)
1990 Martial Law as Dalton Rhodes
1990 Future Zone as John Tucker
1990 Bird on a Wire as Eugene Sorensen
1989 Think Big as Sweeney
1989 Try This One for Size as Bradley
1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat as Jozek Mardulak / Count Dracula
1989 Crime Zone as Jason
1989 Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II as Dark One
1989 Nowhere to Run as Harmon
1989 Future Force as John Tucker
1989 The Cover Girl and the Cop as Slade
1989 Night Children as Max
1989 The Mad Bunch as Professor Foxwood
1989 Crime of Crimes as Frank McEntire
1988 Tropical Snow as Oskar
1988 I Saw What You Did as Stephen
1988 Fatal Secret as Michael LeWinter
1988 Run for Your Life as Maggiore Charles Forsythe
1988 Animal Protector as Col. Whitlock
1988 Open Fire as Joe Rourke
1988 Warlords as Dow
1987 The Misfit Brigade as Col. Von Weisshagen
1987 Six Against the Rock as Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy
1987 Heartbeat as Man Playing Dice
1986 Armed Response as Jim Roth
1986 P.O.W. The Escape as Col. James Cooper
1986 Matlock(3 episodes)
1986 Kung Fu: The Movie as Kwai Chang Caine
1986 Oceans of Fire as J.C. Busch
1985 North and South(16 episodes) as Justin LaMotte
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater(1 episode)
1985 The Bad Seed as Leroy Jessup
1984 Downstream as Bryant
1984 Partners in Crime(1 episode)
1984 The Warrior and the Sorceress as Kain
1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense(1 episode)
1984 Jealousy as Bobby Dee
1984 Airwolf(1 episode) as Dr. Robert Winchester
1983 Lone Wolf McQuade as Rawley Wilkes
1982 Trick or Treats as Richard Adams
1982 Q as Shepard
1982 Safari 3000 as Eddie Miles
1981 Americana as The American Soldier
1981 The Best of Sex and Violence as Himself / Cameo Appearance
1980 High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane as Ben Irons
1980 Cloud Dancer as Brad Randolph
1980 The Long Riders as Cole Younger
1980 Gauguin the Savage as Paul Gauguin
1979 Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider as Charlie Swattle
1979 Mr. Horn
1978 Circle of Iron as The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha
1978 Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel as Himself
1978 Deathsport as Kaz Oshay
1978 Gray Lady Down as Captain Gates
1977 The Serpent's Egg as Abel Rosenberg
1977 Thunder and Lightning as Harley Thomas
1976 Bound for Glory as Woody Guthrie
1976 Cannonball as Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1975 The Family Holvak(2 episodes)
1975 You and Me as Zeto
1975 Death Race 2000 as Frankenstein
1973 Mean Streets as Drunk
1973 The Long Goodbye as Dave 'Socrates' (uncredited)
1972 Kung Fu(68 episodes) as Kwai Chang Caine
1972 Boxcar Bertha as Big Bill Shelly
1972 Kung Fu as Kwai Chang Caine
1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring as Flack
1970 Macho Callahan as David Mountford
1970 The McMasters as White Feather Lightfoot
1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys as Waco
1969 Young Billy Young as Jesse Boone
1969 Heaven with a Gun as Coke Beck
1967 The Violent Ones as Lucas Barnes
1967 Cimarron Strip(1 episode)
1967 Too Many Thieves as Felix
1967 Ironside(3 episodes)
1965 Bus Riley's Back In Town as Stretch
1965 Taggart as Cal Dodge
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1962 The Virginian(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)

Directing

1981 AmericanaDirector
1975 You and MeDirector
1972 Kung Fu(5 episodes)Director

Production

1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues(89 episodes)Producer
1989 Future ForceAssociate Producer
1981 AmericanaProducer

Sound

1975 You and MeOriginal Music Composer

Editing

1981 AmericanaEditor

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