|Born||Bradley James Allan
14 February 1973
|Other names||Bai-Hu (White Tiger)
Bradley James Allan
|Occupation||Action choreographer, actor, stuntman, assistant director, choreographer, stunt co-ordinator, martial artist|
|Height||1.63 m / 5ft, 4in.|
|Awards||1 won (World Stunt Awards)
3 nominated (Screen Actors Guild Awards)
Bradley James "Brad" Allan (born 14 February 1973 Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian martial artist, action choreographer, actor and stunt performer. He worked in the Hong Kong film industry as a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team and now choreographs action scenes in Hollywood films.
Brad Allan began boxing and karate training around age of 10. Allan studied Wushu and gymnastics from the age of 14, spending two years learning under Beijing Wushu Team members Liang Chang-xing and Tang Lai-wei, compatriots of actor Jet Li. He is also trained in a number of other martial arts including Karate, Aikido, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Wing Chun, Boxing and Kickboxing. He later spent time at the Shanghai Institute of Sport and learned Mandarin. In 1993, he made his first film appearance in the unofficial sequel film Drunken Master III, after which, he returned to Australia. He briefly joined the Australian stunt team New Generation Stunts.
He appeared in the Australian team at the 4th World Wushu Championships in Rome, in November 1997. Later that year, he heard Jackie Chan was filming Mr. Nice Guy in Melbourne and knew some of the Australian crew. He was invited to demonstrate his martial arts style for action director Cho Wing. Allan made a brief appearance in the film and was signed for a role in Chan's next Hong Kong film, Who Am I? (1998), where he would double for Ron Smoorenburg and Michelle Ferre. He was subsequently invited to join Chan's stunt team, 'Sing ga ban', as their first non-Asian member. Allan progressed through the stunt team, and ultimately became team leader.
In the 2000s, in addition to being a member of Chan's stunt team, Allan gained action choreography/direction roles in major Hollywood films including The Chronicles of Riddick and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
In 2010, Allan teamed up with British director Edgar Wright for the making of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as second unit director. Allan and his team again teamed up with Wright in 2011 and 2012 for Cuban Fury and The World's End, respectively. He worked on the Marvel film Ant-Man, released in July 2015.
Television and other work
|1998||Raw FM||Jack||ABC TV series (Australian TV)|
|1998||Good Guys/Bad Guys||Driver||Le Mesurier Films (Australian TV)|
|1999||Noah's Ark||Stuntman and stuntdouble|
|2000||Saturday Night Live||Opening monologue thug||Episode: "Jackie Chan/Kid Rock"
|2002||Mutant X||Computer sarring partner||Episode: "Interface"
|2011||Our Deal||Stunt coordinator||Music video director: Drew Barrymore|
|1994||Drunken Master III||Foreigner on bus||Uncredited|
|1997||Mr. Nice Guy||Stunt performer||Uncredited|
|1998||Who Am I?||as Bradley Allan|
|1999||Gorgeous||as Bradley Allan|
|Jackie Chan: My Stunts|
|2000||Shanghai Noon||Assistant fight choreographer|
|Saturday Night Live||Stunt performer||Uncredited|
|2001||The Accidental Spy||Stunt performer
|as Bradley James Allen|
|Rush Hour 2||Stunt performer||as Bradley James Allan|
|2002||The Tuxedo||Stunt performer|
|2003||Shanghai Knights||Stunt performer
|The Medallion||Stunt performer||as Bradley James Allan|
|Peter Pan||Fight co-ordinator|
|2004||New Police Story||Stunt choreographer|
|The Chronicles of Riddick||Stunt co-ordinator|
|2005||The Pacifier||Stunt performer
|2007||Rush Hour 3||Stunt co-ordinator||as Bradley James Allan|
|2008||Hellboy II: The Golden Army||Action director
|Bedtime Stories||Action choreographer|
|2009||Ninja Assassin||Stunt performer|
|A Christmas Carol||Stunts|
|2010||Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief||Stunts||Uncredited|
|A Nightmare on Elm Street||Fight choreographer|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Stunt co-ordinator
2nd unit director
|2011||Mars Needs Moms||Stunts|
|I Am Number Four||Stunt co-ordinator|
|The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn||Stunts||Uncredited|
|2012||Chinese Zodiac||Action co-ordinator|
|2013||Pacific Rim||Action designer|
|The World's End||Action co-ordinator|
|2014||Cuban Fury||Stunt co-ordinator|
2nd Unit director
|2015||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Stunt co-ordinator
2nd unit director
|Little Boy||Stunt co-ordinator|