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Phillip Rhee (left) and Barry Cook, 2008
|Born||September 7, 1960|
|Occupation||Actor, Martial Artist, Director, Film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Amy Rhee (1990-present)|
Life & Career
Phillip Rhee was born in South Korea and raised in San Francisco. He is a martial artist, actor, director and film producer who has created, produced and starred in numerous films, including the Best of the Best film series. The first Best of the Best film spawned three sequels; Best of the Best II, Best of the Best III and Best of the Best IV.
He is the younger brother of Simon Rhee.
It was Rhee's 1980 representation of the United States' Taekwondo Team against the South Korean team in the championships of the Asia Games that formed the basis of his screenplay for the film "Best of the Best".
He currently lives in the Los Angeles vicinity and is working on a screenplay.
Rhee's new film Underdog Kids is scheduled to premiere July 7, 2015.
- 2015 Underdog Kids
- 1998 Best of the Best 4: Without Warning
- 1995 Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back
- 1993 Best of the Best 2
- 1989 Best of the Best
- 1988 Silent Assassins
- 1987 Hell Squad
- 1986 L.A. Streetfighters
- 1985 Crime Killer
- 1984 Furious
- 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Klahn's Guard (segment "A Fistful of Yen")
- "MOVIE REVIEW Plot Defeats `Best' Karate Sequences". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- "MOVIE REVIEW A BLEND OF TWO GENRES FOUND IN `NINJA TURF'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- Zirogiannis, Marc (July 2015). "Phillip Rhee Underdog Master". Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine (July 2015): 58. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- Zirogiannis, Marc (July 2015). "Phillip Rhee Underdog Master". Tae Kwon Do Times (July 2015): 58. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
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