The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for biographies. (July 2020)
J. J. Perry
|Born||1966 (age 56–57)|
|Occupation(s)||Action director, martial artist, actor, stuntman|
Jordan Andrew "J. J." Perry is an American action director, martial artist, actor, and stuntman.
Perry began practicing martial arts training in 1975, at the age of eight. Because his mother was not able to afford her son's lessons, he cleaned a martial arts school, and received lessons in trade. He began performing stunt work in the late 1980s after leaving the military.
He began his acting career when he did stunt work for the character of Johnny Cage in the first Mortal Kombat film. He then played Scorpion, Cyrax, and Noob Saibot in Mortal Kombat Annihilation (Chris Casamassa was supposed to reprise as Scorpion but was working on the film Batman & Robin, though he would return in Conquest), and appeared in the MK: Conquest TV series, this time as Scorpion's main rival Sub-Zero, in addition to doing stuntwork for the main character of Kung Lao. In addition to the Mortal Kombat series, Perry has done stuntwork for various television shows and movies such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Scorpion King, 24, Beowulf and The Town as FBI Swat 2. He was a member of the cast of the 2004 movie Sunland Heat, and part of the stunt team for the 2006 fighting movie Ultraviolet.
Perry shared in the Male Stuntman of the Year Award at the 2004 World Stunt Awards for his work in the 2003 action comedy film The Rundown. He was also voted 2012 Stunt Coordinator of the Year at the short-lived (2010-2012) ActionFest action movie festival (founded by Chuck Norris's stunt double, director, and younger brother Aaron Norris).
- 2 Times California State Champion
- 2 Times National Junior Olympian
- Texas State Champion
- 2 Time All Army Champion
- 1990 Olympic Tae Kwon Do Team (Alternate)
Second unit director
- Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2006)
- Road House 2 (2006)
- Beyond the Ring (2008)
- The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)
- The Tournament (2009)
- Blood and Bone (2009)
- Cat Run (2011)
- Warrior (2011)
- Get the Gringo (2012)
- Bullet to the Head (2012)
- Spy (2015)
- Spectral (2016)
- The Fate of the Furious (2017)
- The Dark Tower (2017)
- Skyscraper (2018)
- Bloodshot (2020)
- Beast Mode (2020)
- F9 (2021)
- Samaritan (2022)
- Murder Mystery 2 (2023)
- Blue Beetle (2023)
|1993||Full Impact||Louis's Street Fighter|
|1996||Bloodsport III||J. J. Tucker|
|1997||Mortal Kombat Annihilation||Cyrax / Scorpion / Noob Saibot / Tarkatan (Baraka)|
|Enter the Eagles||Ben|
|2001||The Rage Within||Jay|
|The Silent Force||Rookie|
|2003||Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision||Officer|
|Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon||Boxing referee|
|2005||Today You Die||Thug|
|2007||Adventures of Johnny Tao||Lido|
|2008||The Shepherd: Border Patrol||Illegal immigrant|
|2009||Tea and Remembrance||Bar patron||Short film|
|2012||Get the Gringo||Reginald T. Barnes|
|2008||Beyond the Ring||Fight director|
|2009||Blood and Bone||Martial arts director|
|2010||The Experiment||Action coordinator|
|2012||Django Unchained||Stunt performer|
|2013||Olympus Has Fallen||Fight performer|
|2014||John Wick||Stunt player|
|1994||Vanishing Son I||Stunts|
|Vanishing Son II|
|Vanishing Son III|
|Vanishing Son IV|
|2005||The Poseidon Adventure||Stunt performer|
|Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire||Stunts|
|All I Want for Christmas||Livestock trainer|
|2017||The Saint||Stunt coordinator|
|1993||Walker, Texas Ranger||100 episodes|
|1995||WMAC Masters||Stunt ninja|
|1998–99||Mortal Kombat: Conquest||Stunt actor and double for Alexander Walters (2 episodes)|
|V.I.P.||Episode "The Quick and the Dead"|
|2002||V.I.P.||Episode "48½ Hours"|
|Birds of Prey|
|The Chang Family Saves the World||Unaired pilot|
|2014||True Blood||Episode "Jesus Gonna Be Here"|
|1994||Duckman||Ninja||Episode "Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W."|
|1998–99||Mortal Kombat: Conquest||Sub-Zero|
|2006||CSI: NY||Keith Gale||Episode "Heroes"|
|2006||American Misfits||Fight coordinator|
|2017||S.W.A.T.||Stunt coordinator||Episode "Pilot"|
|2019||Stumptown||Episode "Forget It Dex, It's Stumptown"|
|2021||The Falcon and the Winter Soldier||Stunt performer||Episode "The Star-Spangled Man"|
|Shadow and Bone||Stunt coordinator, stunt director:
second unit and second unit director
|Episode "A Searing Burst of Light"|
|2000||Mortal Kombat: Federation of Martial Arts||Sub-Zero||9 episodes|
|2009||Angel of Death||—||Stunts|
- Stunt co-coordinator and assistant stunt coordinator: second unit/additional photography
- "Exclusive J.J Perry interview". Scott Adkins Fanz. Archived from the original on May 14, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- Dan Reines (August 27, 1993). "Perry Kicks Down Barriers to Achieve Goals Taekwondo: Since he was 8, Santa Monica resident has excelled in martial arts. This weekend will mark his final competition". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Sunland-Heat – Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2012. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- Nguyen, Hanh (March 3, 2006). "Jovovich can pack a punch". Fredericksburg.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Stunt actors praise Pirates fight". BBC News. May 17, 2004. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "ActionFest - Fight Coordinator of the Year - J.J. Perry - 2012". YouTube. Retrieved 2022-06-11.
- Grobar, Matt; Wiseman, Andreas (May 15, 2023). "Dave Bautista Set For Lionsgate Action Comedy 'The Killer's Game'; 'Day Shift's JJ Perry Directing, With Studio To Launch Sales At Cannes". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 19, 2023.
- Corridor Digital (June 17, 2023). Stuntmen React to Bad & Great Hollywood Stunts 40. Event occurs at 12:00. Retrieved June 18, 2023 – via YouTube.
[…] hundred episodes of Walker […]