Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, producer, stuntman, film director, and singer. He is known in the cinematic world for his comic timing, use of improvised weapons, acrobatic fighting style, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. He has trained in Kung Fu and Hapkido, and has been acting since the year 1960s, appearing more than 150 films.
1 Jackie Chan’s Mother Was an Opium Smuggler
Jackie Chan’s father, Fang Daolang, was involved in illicit criminal activities and may have been a Nationalist spy; his mother Lee-Lee was a stage performer and she had once been arrested for smuggling opium and also had connections to the Shanghai underworld.
2 Jackie Chan is a Classically Trained Vocalist
Jackie Chan is a classically trained vocalist and has released more than 20 albums since 1984 in over five languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese) in addition, to providing the theme tunes for several of his films and also he singing in several Chinese dubs of Disney classics.
3 Jackie Chan Won the ‘Guinness World Record’
Jackie Chan was awarded two Guinness World Records for the movie Chinese Zodiac. One award for “Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor” and the other one for “Most Credits in One Movie”. Jackie Chan had 15 credits in that movie. In addition to directing, producing, and acting, he is also credited as fight choreographer, art director, cinematographer, unit production manager, composer, gaffer, theme tune vocalist, writer, stuntman, prop work, and catering coordinator.
4 Jackie Chan’s Real Name is Chan Kong-Sang
Jackie Chan received the name “Jackie” from fellow workers on a construction site in Canberra, Australia. They couldn’t pronounce his real name, which is actually Chan Kong-Sang. Kong Sang means “Born in Hong Kong”.
5 Jackie Chan Likes Asking Celebrities to Pose With His Two Stuffed Pandas
In the year 2010, jackie Chan visited a Build-a-Bear Workshop in London and constructed two stuffed panda bears. He named them Chan La and Chan Zy. The actor is fond of traveling with them and also asking fellow performers to pose with them for photos. Chan’s pandas have met Ang Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, and Bill Clinton. The two also escorted him to the Academy Awards in the year 2017.
6 Jackie Chan Has a Permanent Hole in His Head
Considering Chan’s prolific stunt career, it’s slightly amazing he is still with us. But he had a really close brush with death shooting 1986’s Armour of God. Describing the action as ‘simple’, in the movie, Chan swung from a tree and hit his head on a rock, necessitating a surgically, inserted metal plate and a permanent, quarter-sized indentation in Chan’s skull. Jackie Chan will sometimes invite people like co-stars or talk show hosts, to stick their fingers in it.
7 Jackie Chan Adventures Series, The Character of His Niece was Voiced by His Real Niece
In Jackie Chan Adventures series of cartoons, the character of his niece (Jade Chan) was voiced by Stacie Chan, his real niece. We will let this bit of nepotism slide, but Jackie’s son probably was not too happy about it. Jackie Chan didn’t actually voice his character in the Jackie Chan Adventures. The voice you heard was that of James Sie.