Jon Foo

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Jon Foo
Born Jonathan Patrick Foo
(1982-10-30) 30 October 1982 (age 32)
London, England, UK
Ethnicity Half Chinese and Half Irish
Occupation Actor, martial artist
Years active 2004–present
Height 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb; 11 st 5 lb)
Website
jonfoo.co.uk

Jon Foo (born Jonathan Patrick Foo, 30 October 1982) is an English actor, martial artist and stuntman of mixed Chinese and Irish descent.

Early life[edit]

Foo was born and raised in London to a Chinese father from Singapore, and an Irish mother from England. His siblings include a younger sister and two half-sisters from his father's side. His family constantly moved as he grew up. His father practices karate and his mother practices judo. He started learning kung fu when he was eight years old, though he began serious training for wushu when he was 15. He currently lives in Los Angeles.[1]

Career[edit]

Being a practitioner of Wushu, he has starred in Tom-Yum-Goong (US title: The Protector), Batman Begins, House of Fury, Left for Dead, and Life (Shi cha qi xiao shi). He also performs stunts for other actors. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of Jin Kazama in the 2010 live action film Tekken. He also played Ryu in the short film Street Fighter: Legacy.

He also starred in Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2010) as one of the first generation soldiers. He is set to appear in a Thai martial arts-basketball film Fireball Begins, which is a prequel to the first film, Fireball. Foo's films were his second lead role in Bangkok Revenge, he appear with Dominic Purcell in Vikingdom and Danny Glover in Extraction and will star as Detective Lee in the Rush Hour TV series.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Left for Dead Street Fighter No.3
2004 Life, Translated Brian
2004 10,000 Cigarettes Himself Documentary
2005 Tom-Yum-Goong Wushu Fighter (as Jonathan Patrick Foo) / stunt performer Documentary
2005 Batman Begins League of Shadows member (uncredited) / stunt performer
2005 House of Fury John (as Jonathan Foo) / stunt performer (uncredited)
2005 The Myth extra (uncredited) / stunt performer (uncredited)
2009 Jagoan Bouginville Yosia si reman marsud
2010 Universal Soldier: Regeneration UniSol 2
2010 Tekken Jin Kazama / stunt performer
2010 Street Fighter: Legacy Ryu [3]
2010 Fireball Begins
2012 Bangkok Revenge Manit (Main role)
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Stunt
2013 Vikingdom Yang
2013 Duality Danny
2013 The Chrysanthemum Throne Taki
2013 Extraction Mercy Callo
2016-present Rush Hour Detective Lee Main cast

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