|born on||7 April 1954 at 09:45 (= 09:45 AM )|
|Place||Hong Kong, China, 22n17, 114e09|
|Timezone||AWDT h9e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||16°40' 06°07 Asc. 01°03'|
Chinese master of martial arts who began to build his reputation with the films "Drunken Master," 1978 and "The Fearless Hyena," 1979, made in Hong Kong.
Raised in Hong Kong's French Embassy where his dad was a cook and his mom a domestic he was enrolled at seven in the strict Peking Opera School, He was given rigorous training in martial arts, acrobatics, acting and mime for long days, being caned for disobedience.
In 1971 he began working as a film stunt-man in such movies as the Bruce Lee action films. Known as fearless, he began playing lead roles but the films did not become box-office winners. In 1978, he began to take on the screen persona that worked for him; a slap-dash heroics mixed with self-depreciating humor.
His first American-made film, "The Big Brawl," 1980 was a dud, and his English skills were negligible. He returned to Asia where he was an established star.
Chan married Taiwan actress Lin Feng-jiao in 1983 and they had a son, a matter which they kept secret from his fans for many years. He had a daughter in 2000 from an affair with another Taiwanese actress, Elain Ng, after which he and his wife separated.
By the end of the decade, he formed his own production company, giving him greater control over his movies. His popularity began to include Hollywood vehicles with the hit, "Rumble in the Bronx," 1996 and "Rush Hour," 1998.
- Work : New Career 1971 (Began as stunt man)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 (First noted film)
- Relationship : Marriage 1983 (Lin Feng-jiao)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 (Appeared in American film, "Rush Hour")
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 2000 (Illigitimate daughter born)
Sy Scholfield quotes the film, "Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan and His Lost Family" (2002) whch states his place and date of birth and includes a remark by his father that his mother went into hospital for the Caesarean section "at nine, and came out at half past ten." Scholfield adds, "I presume that the doctor would have scheduled a Caesarean in the morning rather than late at night, and 9:45 AM is a speculative birth time based on the median time within the range given." Formerly: LMR quotes Biography magazine 8/2001 for date; time unknown (PT notes in January 2008 that earlier versions of ADB gave July as the birth month. This was a typo corrected Jan 08 2008 with confirmation by Sy Schofleld who provided the original data.
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, U.S. and Peking)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Own production company)
- Vocation : Sports : Martial arts (Master)