Chris Casamassa

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Chris Casamassa
Casamassa as Scorpion in Mortal Kombat
Born (1965-01-17) January 17, 1965 (age 51)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Other names Sometimes credited as Chris Casamasa, Chris Cassamassa, Chris Kasamasa
Occupation Martial artist, actor, stuntman
Spouse(s) Michelle Casamassa

Chris Casamassa (born January 17, 1965) is an American martial artist, actor and stuntman who is best known for his role as Scorpion in the movie Mortal Kombat and the related TV show, Mortal Kombat: Konquest. He is the son of martial arts guru and Red Dragon Karate founder Louis D. Casamassa.

Karate[edit]

Casamassa is also the President of the successful Red Dragon Karate Schools, which were founded by his father. As a national competitor on the North American Karate Association circuit (N.A.S.K.A) Casamassa was the #1 forms competitor in the country for four consecutive years.

Life and career[edit]

Chris started his martial arts training in 1969 at the age of 4. He made his first degree Black belt at the age of 10. His professional tournament career started in 1982 and when he retired from professional competition in 1992 he had amassed a string of titles: He was a 4 time national open forms champion, along with 2 national weapons titles, and a top 5 rated middleweight fighter. He then began a career in film and television, his most recognizable role being Scorpion in Mortal Kombat. His accomplishments in martial arts training continued during this time; he was awarded his 8th degree Black Belt in Red Dragon Karate in 2004.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/television Role Notes
1984 The Karate Kid Tournament guest uncredited
1985 Sword of Heaven Martial Arts trainee
1988 Black Eagle Car stuntman scenes deleted
1988 A Mission to Kill (aka The Phoenix Report) Young Hank uncredited
1991 China O'Brien 2 Picnic punk #2 / Stunt fighter as Chris Casamasa
1992 Shootfighter: Fight to the Death Ring lord #1 / Creon (Shootfighter) as Chris Kasamasa
1995 Mortal Kombat Scorpion
Mortal Kombat: Behind the Scenes Himself / Scorpion archive footage
1995–96 WMAC Masters Himself (his ki-symbol was "Red Dragon")
1997 Batman & Robin Batman stunt double
1998 Mortal Kombat: Konquest Takeda / Scorpion 4 episodes
Blade Stunt vampire
VIP Stuntman (1 episode)
1999 Martial Law Stunt henchman (episode 2.6)
2000 Mortal Kombat: Federation of Martial Arts Scorpion / Black Dragon Ninja online
Walker: Texas Ranger Assassin unknown episodes
Vendetta Brothers Bryce cancelled
2001 Seance Tony Alt. title: Killer in the Dark
A Real Job Bill
The Hunted Zack 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Templar knight
2003 How to be an Action Star Himself / Host
Across the Borderline Vinnie Cancelled, lack of funding
Element 2100 Leader of the Wind family Cancelled
2004 Sci-Fi Fighter The Karate Master Alt. title: X-Treme Fighter
2008 The Red Canvas Ring announcer Alt. title: Art of Submission
Chronicles of Foreverman Cancelled
2010 Foodfight! motion capture for 'Dex Dogtective' Awaiting release
2013 It's Dark Here Sensei Will In post production

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