|Born||Scott Edward Adkins
17 June 1976
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Scott Edward Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is an English actor and martial artist who is best known for playing Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and Undisputed III: Redemption, Bradley Hume in Holby City, Ed Russell in Mile High and as Hector in The Expendables 2. Adkins has also appeared in Dangerfield, Hollyoaks, The Tournament TV series and many others, as well as many films.
Scott Adkins was born at Sutton Coldfield, England, on 17 June 1976. He became interested in martial arts at the age of 10 when he and his father and older brother, Craig visited the local Judo club. His interest towards martial arts grew even more at age 14 when he adopted Bruce Lee as his idol. That same year, he started practicing taekwondo and received his first black belt at the age 19. Since age 16, Adkins has also trained in kickboxing where he holds black belt in also. He also has background in Ninjutsu, Judo, Karate, Jujutsu, Wushu, Krav Maga, Capoeira, Jeet Kune Do and Gymnastics.
His first break came when he was offered a role in a Hong Kong martial arts film called Dei Seung Chui Keung (2001) (aka Extreme Challenge). Spotted by Head of The Hong Kong Stuntmen Association and director Wei Tung and English-born Hong Kong movie expert Bey Logan, Adkins found himself in the East for the first time. Scott got the chance to work with some of Hong Kong cinema's leading action directors including Woo-ping Yuen, Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and the legendary Jackie Chan. Acting roles started to come in and he was offered a guest role in BBC's Doctors (2000) filmed at Birmingham's Pebble Mill. A few episodes in BBC's EastEnders (1985) and City Central (1998), and a lead role in Sky One comedy drama Mile High (2003) followed by a regular role in BBC's Holby City (1999) as Bradley Hume, the assistant general manager of Holby General.
Starring roles in feature films soon followed with his portrayal of Talbot in Special Forces (2003) and Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2006). It was this film that broke him into the mainstream with his villainous portrayal of a Russian MMA underground fighter Boyka. After this Scott had guest starring roles in bigger budget films like The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Tournament (2009), and played Jean-Claude Van Damme's main adversary in Sony Pictures The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008). Adkins appears in the role of King Amphitryon in The Legend of Hercules .
|2001||The Accidental Spy||Lee's Bodyguard / Turkish leader||as Scott Edward Adkins|
|2001||Extreme Challenge||Isaac Borman|
|2002||Black Mask 2: City of Masks||Dr. Lang|
|2003||The Medallion||Snake head's Henchman|
|2005||Unleashed||Swimming Pool Fighter|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Jacquard / Footballer|
|2006||Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing||Yuri Boyka||Direct-to-video|
|2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||Agent Kiley|
|2008||The Shepherd: Border Patrol||Karp||Direct-to-video|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Weapon XI / Deadpool||Shared with Ryan Reynolds|
|2009||The Tournament||Yuri Petrov||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Undisputed III: Redemption||Yuri Boyka||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Assassination Games||Roland Flint||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning||John||Direct-to-video|
|2012||El Gringo||The Man||Direct-to-video|
|2012||The Expendables 2||Hector|
|2012||Zero Dark Thirty||John|
|2013||Tomb of the Dragon||Travis Preston||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Green Street Hooligans: Underground||Danny||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Ninja: Shadow of a Tear||Casey Bowman||Direct-to-video|
|2014||The Legend of Hercules||King Amphitryon|
|2015||Wolf Warriors||Tom Cat|
|2015||Close Range||Colton MacReady||Direct-to-video|
|2016||Jarhead 3: The Siege||Gunny Raines||Direct-to-video|
|2015||Boyka: Undisputed IV||Yuri Boyka||Post-Production|
|2016||Mortal Kombat 3 - Legacy||Filming|
|1999||City Central||Jake Clanton||Episode: Life Liberty and Pursuit|
|2001||The Big Breakfast||Himself||1 episode|
|2002||Mutant X||Marko||Episode: Sign from Above; Uncredited|
|2005||Mile High||Ed Russel||12 episodes|
|2005||Hollyoaks: Let Loose||Ryan||2 episodes|
|2006||Holby City||Bradley Hume||9 episodes|
|2012, 2014||Métal Hurlant Chronicles||Guillame / Joe Manda||3 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Undisputed III: Redemption||Action on Film Award||Breakout Action Star||Won|
|2015||Wolf Warrior||China International Film Festival||Most Accomplished Actor||Won|
- Scott Adkins Biography on his Official Website (Accessed 9 January 2014)
- Scott Adkins Crowned King In Renny Harlin's HERCULES 3D
- "'Kickboxer' Reboot Punches Up Cast With Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa". Variety. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Official Action on Film 2010 Award Winners" (PDF). Action on Film International Film Festival.
- "Scott Adkins won the Best Actor Award". 3rd Chinese International Film Festival London 2015.