Person Details

Birthday: 1936-12-08 22:10:32

Death: 2009-06-03 22:10:32

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 128

TV Involvements: 10


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Average
8

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

(2003) Bill
Airwolf
Average
7

Airwolf

(1984) Dr. Robert Winchester
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Average
8

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

(2004) Bill
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
Average
8
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
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6

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

(1993) Kwai Chang Caine
Acapulco H.E.A.T.
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5

Acapulco H.E.A.T.

(1993) Victor Garrison
True Legend
Average
6

True Legend

(2011) Anton
Crank: High Voltage
Average
6

Crank: High Voltage

(2009) Poon Dong

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself (archive footage)
2013 Neal
2012 The Spirit Guide
Shopkeeper
2011 Bill
himself
Monteiro
2010 Jason Drake
Anton
Principal Hoskins
2009 Marshal Ian McHenry
Det. Humes
Clive Jonis
N/A
Himself
N/A
The Bishop
Poon Dong
Raf McCane
Vargas
Philip
2008 The American
Captain Zeb
Mr. Hover
Crane
Crane
The Deuce
Detective Mike Stone
Cowboy Bob
Bird
2007 Lobo
Old Man
Himself
Wade Douglas
Mookoo
The Master
Pierre
Museum Curator
Nick
N/A
2006 N/A
Van Helsing
Captain Baker
2005 N/A
N/A
Driscoll
2004 Grand Master
Himself
N/A
Mr. Snerz (voice)
Bill
N/A
himself
Mr. Wise
Interviewee
2003 Bill
Himself
N/A
2002 N/A
Himself
Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice)
Doctor Lucas Henry
2001 N/A
Gil Garner
N/A
N/A
Mike Sullivan
Nick Decker
Mike
Norman Williams
Himself
2000 N/A
Narrator
Maceo
N/A
N/A
Gnomen
1999 Sean O'Leary
N/A
The General
N/A
Louis Dehoven
Doc Hadley
1998 Sheldon Blake
Chief Wulisso (voice)
Tempus
Himself
Luke Enright
N/A
Miles
1997 Duane Kidston
Coley
N/A
1996 Christopher Joe Allman
N/A
N/A
1994 Chavez
1993 Victor Garrison
Kwai Chang Caine
N/A
Colonel
Col. Horace Wiggins
1992 Joe Foley
William Lamberti
N/A
The Beggar
Othello Jones
Mr. C
Gideon Fisk
Vincent
Kwai Chang Caine
1991 Michale Maltin
Artemis McBride
Dad
Lieutenant
Ron Morrell
Hanley
Michael
N/A
1990 Pearl
John Tucker (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dalton Rhodes
John Tucker
Eugene Sorensen
1989 Sweeney
Bradley
Jozek Mardulak / Count Dracula
Jason
Dark One
Harmon
John Tucker
Slade
Max
Professor Foxwood
Frank McEntire
1988 Oskar
Stephen
Joe Rourke
Maggiore Charles Forsythe
Col. Whitlock
Dow
Michael LeWinter
1987 Col. Von Weisshagen
Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy
Man Playing Dice
1986 Jim Roth
Col. James Cooper
N/A
Kwai Chang Caine
J.C. Busch
1985 Justin LaMotte
N/A
Leroy Jessup
1984 Bryant
N/A
Kain
N/A
Bobby Dee
Dr. Robert Winchester
1983 Rawley Wilkes
1982 Richard Adams
Shepard
Eddie Miles
1981 The American Soldier
Himself / Cameo Appearance
1980 Ben Irons
Brad Randolph
Cole Younger
Paul Gauguin
1979 Charlie Swattle
N/A
1978 The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha
Himself
Kaz Oshay
Captain Gates
1977 Abel Rosenberg
Harley Thomas
1976 Woody Guthrie
Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
1975 N/A
N/A
N/A
Zeto
Frankenstein
1973 Drunk
Dave 'Socrates' (uncredited)
1972 Kwai Chang Caine
Big Bill Shelly
Kwai Chang Caine
1971 Flack
1970 David Mountford
White Feather Lightfoot
1969 Waco
Jesse Boone
Coke Beck
1968 Himself - Guest
1967 Lucas Barnes
N/A
Felix
N/A
1966 Shane
1965 Stretch
Cal Dodge
1963 N/A
1962 N/A
1955 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1993 Producer
1989 Associate Producer
1986 Co-Producer
1981 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1981 Director
1975 Director
1972 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Editing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1981 Editor
Year Role Movie/Tv

Sound

Year Role Movie/Tv
1975 Original Music Composer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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