Silvio Simac

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Silvio Simac
Born 21 November 1973
Zadar, Croatia
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Martial artist
Years active 2001–present (acting)

Silvio Simac (born 21 November 1973) is a Croatian martial artist who has appeared in many mainstream American action movies. He has trained in martial arts since he immigrated to England in 1986 and is a 14 times British Taekwondo Champion (1991–2000). He holds 4th Dan Black Belt in ITF Taekwondo, 5th Dan in Choi Kwang-Do, 3rd Dan in Kickboxing, 1st Dan in Brithai Karate and 1st Dan Black Belt in Combat Self-Defence and has also trained Jeet Kune Do, Wushu and Gymnastics. He has a degree in Economics from Thames Valley University in London. His role in movies is often that of a no-nonsense character.

Silvio Simac's first major appearance in a Hollywood movie was in Danny the Dog, where he played an underground fighter. Silvio Simac's role in the film is recorded as being one of Jet Li's longest movie fight scenes involving a character other than the second leading actor.

Simac also played the character Leon in the film DOA: Dead or Alive which is based on the very popular console game. DOA received mostly bad reviews and was described by many fans of the console game as a failure to achieve the expectations that the console game created; however, Simac's performance was praised by hardcore gamers who stated that he portrayed the character Leon exactly as they wanted.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks Troy First work with Scott Adkins
2004 The Purifiers Wolves Gang Leader
2005 Unleashed Underground Pool Fighter Uncredited, Third work with Scott Adkins
2006 Undisputed II: Last Man Standing Davic Fourth work with Scott Adkins
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Leon
2007 Intergalactic Combat Billy Boy
2008 Ten Dead Men Loomis
2008 Transporter 3 Mighty Joe
2010 Knock Out Fighter on Terrace
2013 Fedz Joey
2013 Man of Tai Chi Uri Romanov
2015 Transit 17 Colonel Filming
2015 Iron Monk Pre-production
2015 301 Troop: Arawn Rising Dragor Announced
2015 Killing the Seeds Simon Announced

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Lexx Hank 1 episode, "Xevivor"
2005 Mile High Vladimir 1 episode, Second work with Scott Adkins
2014 Métal Hurlant Chronicles Sant 1 episode, "The Endomorphe"
2014 Dancing With The Stars Joe Maska 10 episodes, Italian Edition

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