Lateef Crowder dos Santos

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Lateef Crowder dos Santos
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Born (1977-11-23) November 23, 1977 (age 41)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actor
  • stuntman
  • martial artist
Years active2000–present
Partner(s)Andressa Vallotti (2009-2013)
Children3

Lateef Crowder dos Santos (born November 23, 1977) is an American actor, stuntman, and martial artist. As a member of the ZeroGravity stunt team since 2000, he has been featured in multiple internet short videos and demo reels, such as Inmate 451. An experienced capoeira practitioner, he started training in martial arts when he was 6 years old.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Salvador, Bahia. He moved to San Jose, California, at the age of four. With great experience and training in Capoeira, taught by his father and gymnasts, he became an international competitor and became a member of the Zero Gravity Stunt Team. Today he is an inactive member. Lateef has since been working on his own acting career.

Career[edit]

Santos is best known for his appearance in Tom-Yum-Goong (known in North America as The Protector), using Capoeira in a fight scene with Tony Jaa. Due to an injury to his achilles tendon, the scene was cut short, but he has since recovered, and was featured in the martial arts feature, Duel of Legends, released in 2007. Due to his Capoeira skills and resemblance to the character, Lateef Crowder played the role of Eddy Gordo in the Tekken feature film.[2] He has also featured in Undisputed 3 which stars Scott Adkins and Mykel Jenkins. Directed by Isaac Florentine and also stars in the Kevin Tancharoen directed short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Lateef dated Brazilian model Andressa Vallotti, the couple had 3 children and separated in 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Role Notes
2005 Tom-Yum-Goong Capoeira Fighter
2008 Yeah Sure Okay Yellow
Twilight Santiago
Beyond the Ring Taekwondo student #1
Ninja Cheerleaders Karate Bully
2009 Never Surrender Marco
Red Velvet Maniac
Tekken Eddy Gordo
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Santiago
Once Fallen Santos Lobos
Duel of Legends Fighter
2010 Fading of the Cries Sylathus
The Book of Eli Highjacker #3 Stunts
Slums 13 Judge
Undisputed 3 Andrago Silva (The Brazilian Fighter)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Santiago
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Alan Zane/Baraka
2011 Supah Ninjas Bass (The Rhymer's Henchman) Episode: Pilot/Stunts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Stunts, motion capture Video Game/Stunts
Sucker Punch Stunts Stunts
The Girl from the Naked Eye Maximillion, Stunts Stunts
Double Tap Stunts Stunts
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Santiago
2014 Falcon Rising Carlo Bororo
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice KG Beast Man
2017 Boone: The Bounty Hunter Juan Cardoza

References[edit]

  1. ^ YouTube - Inmate 451
  2. ^ "Eddy Gordo". Tekkenpedia. MediaWiki. 5 July 2017. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (8 June 2010). "New Mortal Kombat Promotional Featurette Delivers the Goods". Archived from the original on 21 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2018.

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