Action/Martial Arts/Adventure/Sci-Fi Favorite Actors

by royalf13 | created - 21 Dec 2013 | updated - 18 Jan 2016 | Public

Action/Martial Arts/Adventure/Sci-Fi Actors Following

1. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Predator

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

3. Michael Biehn

Actor | Aliens

Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two ...

4. Wesley Snipes

Actor | Blade

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended ...

5. Jung-Lee Hwang

Actor | Ying zhao tie bu shan

Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. Known for his powerful and deadly kicks on screen as well as off, Hwang has a reputation as the Lord of the Superkickers. Born in Japan, Hwang's family moved back to their native Korea, where at the age of 14, Hwang began taking the national martial art of...

6. Mickey Rourke

Actor | The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his ...

7. Fred Williamson

Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn

Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! Burly, yet ...

8. Basil Wallace

Actor | Blood Diamond

Basil Wallace immigrated to the United States from Jamaica, West Indies with his four siblings. They joined their parents in Brooklyn, New York where Basil went to elementary and junior high school. The family then moved to Long Island where he attended high school. It was while at Hempstead High ...

9. Steven Seagal

Actor | On Deadly Ground

Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...

10. Quinn Early

Stunts | American Ultra

Quinn Early was born on April 13, 1965 in West Hempstead, New York, USA as Quinn Remar Early. He is known for his work on American Ultra (2015), Den of Thieves (2018) and The Nice Guys (2016).

11. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

12. Rockne Tarkington

Actor | Wyatt Earp

Rockne Tarkington was born on July 15, 1931 in Junction City, Kansas, USA as Rockne Booth Tarkington. He was an actor, known for Wyatt Earp (1994), The Ice Pirates (1984) and The Baltimore Bullet (1980). He was married to Joan Blackman. He died on April 5, 2015 in the USA.

13. Henry Silva

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

Henry Silva was born on September 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City. He quit public school to attend drama classes at age 13, supporting himself as a dishwasher in a Manhattan hotel. By 1955, Silva had moved up from dishwasher to waiter, and felt ready to audition for the Actors Studio. He was ...

14. Jim Kelly

Actor | Enter the Dragon

With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...

15. Richard Roundtree

Actor | Shaft

Richard Roundtree's iconic career began while attending Southern Illinois University where he was on a football scholarship. After being spotted Richard signed with Johnson Publications to model in their Ebony Fashion Fair, touring 79 cities in 90 days. But rather than returning to school, ...

16. Chuck Norris

Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger

Chuck Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman (1991), The Delta Force (1986) and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990). He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). He was an executive ...

17. Peng Tien

Actor | Bi xue si yin qiang

Peng Tien was born in 1945 in Tsingtao, China as Tien Chien Chung. He is an actor and director, known for The Silver Spear (1980), Nan xia Zhan Zhao (1975) and Equals Against Devils (1981).

18. Jimmy Wang Yu

Actor | Wu xia

Jimmy Wang Yu was born on March 28, 1944 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. He is an actor and producer, known for Dragon (2011), Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) and One-Armed Boxer (1972). He was previously married to Jeanette Lin Tsui.

19. Sing Chen

Actor | Double Impact

Sing Chen was born on March 17, 1940 in Singapore. He is known for his work on Double Impact (1991), Fan dau mui (1984) and Shanghai 13 (1984).

20. Tao-Liang Tan

Actor | Shao Lin men

Tao-Liang Tan was born in 1947 in Pusan, Korea. He is an actor and producer, known for Shao Lin men (1976), Breathing Fire (1991) and Tornado of Pearl River (1974).

21. Holt Boggs

Actor | The Leftovers

Holt Boggs was born and raised in Houston, Texas for the most part. The son of a geologist, he and his family traveled the world for several years living in Africa, Indonesia, Singapore and Jakarta before returning to Texas. Shortly there after, his parents got divorced and he and his little ...

22. James Lew

Stunts | Luke Cage

Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu (1972) television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon (1979). He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John ...

23. Victor Webster

Actor | Surrogates

Victor Webster was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the summer of 1986 Victor and his family moved to San Clemente, Ca. where he attended high school. After graduation he attended Saddleback Junior College, and then went on to become a stockbroker. He later owned and operated an import/export ...

24. Maurizio Merli

Actor | Roma a mano armata

Though it can be said that he only gained fame as an actor because he bore such a heavy resemblance to Italian actor Franco Nero, Maurizio Merli was a very versatile and charismatic leading man in Italian cinema throughout the 1970's. His first appearance was in the Luchino Visconti film The Leopard...

25. Matthias Hues

Actor | Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

Matthias Hues was born on Valentine's Day in Waltrop, Germany, to the late Dr. Josef Hues and Maria Humperdinck Hues who still resides in Germany. Maria is the niece of Engelbert Humperdinck, composer of the opera Hansel and Gretel.

Matthias was very involved in sports from an early age on. By the ...



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