Jonathan Patrick Foo
30 October 1982
|Occupation||Actor, martial artist|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
Jonathan Patrick Foo (born 30 October 1982) is an English actor, martial artist, fine artist, digital designer, and stuntman of mixed Chinese and Irish descent.
Foo was born and raised in London to a Chinese-Singaporean father and an Irish-English mother. 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.
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 2009 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 appears with Dominic Purcell in Vikingdom and Danny Glover in Extraction and stars as Detective Lee in the television adaptation of Rush Hour (the role played by Jackie Chan in the film series).
|2004||Left for Dead||Street Fighter No.3|
|2005||Tom-Yum-Goong||Wushu Fighter (as Jonathan Patrick Foo) / stunt performer|
|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|
|2009||Tekken||Jin Kazama / stunt performer|
|2010||Universal Soldier: Regeneration||UniSol 2|
|2010||Street Fighter: Legacy||Ryu|
|2013||Olympus Has Fallen||Stunt performer|
|2013||The Chrysanthemum Throne||Taki|
|2016||Rush Hour||Detective Jonathan Lee||TV series – main cast|
- "Jon Foo: The Tekken star is a funny guy".
- "Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In 'Rush Hour' CBS Pilot". Deadline. March 3, 2015.
- "Rush Hour's Jon Foo Gets 'As Close to the Danger as Possible' as He Follows in Jackie Chan's Footsteps". People Magazine. March 31, 2016.
- Andreeva, Nellie (3 March 2015). "Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In 'Rush Hour' CBS Pilot". Deadline.
- Mike Fahey. "This Could Be The Best Street Fighter Film Ever Created".