David Carradine Biography

Birthday: 1936-12-08
Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: David Carradine was the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine and he presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine, and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine, Kansas Carradine and nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton. He was born in Hollywood and educated at San Francisco State College, where he studied music theory and composition. It was while writing music for the Drama Department's annual revues that he discovered his own passion for the stage, joining a Shakespearean repertory company and learning his craft on his feet. After a two-year stint in the army, he found work in New York as a commercial artist and later found fame on Broadway in "The Deputy" and "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" opposite Christopher Plummer. With that experience he returned to Hollywood, landing the short-lived TV series "Shane" (1966) before being tapped to star opposite Barbara Hershey in Martin Scorsese's first Hollywood film, Boxcar Bertha (1972). The iconic "Kung Fu" (1972) followed, catapulting Carradine to superstardom for the next three years, until he left the series to pursue his film career. That career included more than 100 feature films, a couple of dozen television movies, a whole range of theater on and off Broadway, and another hit series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1992) (TV). Carradine received the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Film Review as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Woody Guthrie in Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory (1976), and won critical acclaim for his work as Cole Younger in The Long Riders (1980). "Kung Fu" also received seven Emmy nominations in its first season, including one for Carradine as Best Actor. In addition he won the People's Prize at the Cannes Film Festival's "Director's Fortnight" for his work on Americana (1983), and a second Golden Globe nomination for his supporting role in "North and South" (1985). Among his other most notable film credits were Gray Lady Down (1978), Mean Streets (1973), Bird on a Wire (1990), The Long Goodbye (1973), The Serpent's Egg (1977) and Circle of Iron (1978). He recently returned to the screen in what could be his greatest performance to date, playing the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) (Miramax), for which he received his fourth Golden Globe nomination. Carradine also continued his devotion to music, and he recorded some 60 tracks from various musical genres and sung in several movies. He made his home in Los Angeles with his fifth wife Annie, her four children and their two dogs. He was found dead in Bangkok, Thailand on 3rd June 2009 aged 72.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kung Fu Kwai Chang Caine / ... 1972 - 1975
Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense Harris / ... 1984 - 1986
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Kwai Chang Caine 1993 Action
Highlight Express Himself 2010 Action
The Paranormal Project Himself 2013 Drama
The Outsider Doctor Lucas Henry 3727 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Violent Ones Lucas Barnes 1967
Young Billy Young Jesse 1969
Heaven with a Gun Coke Beck 1969
Boxcar Bertha Big Bill Shelly 1972 Comedy, 0, Biography
Mean Streets Drunk 1973 Comedy, 0
Bird on a Wire Eugene Sorenson 1974 0
Cannonball Cannonball Buckman 1976
Bound for Glory Woody Guthrie 1976 Drama, Music
Gray Lady Down Capt. Gates 1978
Deathsport Kaz Oshay 1978 0, Game Show
Mr. Horn Tom Horn 1979
The Long Riders Cole Younger 1980 Fantasy
Lone Wolf McQuade Rawley Wilkes 1983 Game Show, Fantasy, 0, Comedy, 0
The Warrior And The Sorceress Kain 1984 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
North and South Justin LaMotte 1985 Drama, History, Romance
Kung Fu:The Movie Kwai Chang Caine 1986 Adventure, Action
Behind Enemy Lines Col. James Cooper 1986 Action, Adventure
Downstream Bryant 1987 Drama
Crime Zone Jason 1988
Warlords Dow 1988 Action
The Misfit Brigade Col. Von Weisshagen 1988 Action, Adventure, Drama
Night Children Max 1989 Crime, Drama
Open Fire Joe Rourke 1989 Action, Drama
Nowhere to Run Harmon 1989 Drama, Thriller
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II Dark One 1989 Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Tropical Snow Oskar 1989 Drama
Try This One for Size Bradley 1989 Crime
Think Big John 1990
Future Zone John Tucker 1990 Action, Crime
Sonny Boy Pearl 1990 Action, Drama, Thriller
Dune Warriors Michael 1991 0, Sport
Future Force John Tucker 1991 Action, Crime
Project Eliminator Ron Morrell 1991 Action, Thriller
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat 1991 Comedy, Horror
Evil Toons Gideon Fisk 1992
Capital Punishment Michael Maltin 1992 Action
Double Trouble Mr. C 1992 Action, Comedy, Crime
Battle Gear Gen. Corman 1992 Action, Adventure
Waxwork II: Lost in Time The Beggar 1992 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Karate Cop Dad 1992 Action
Midnight Fear Hanley 1992 Thriller
Distant Justice Joe Foley 1992 Action
Dead Center Chavez 1994 Action
Fatal Secret Michael LeWinter 1995 Action
Last Stand at Saber River 1997 Fantasy, 0
The Rage Lucas McDermott 1997 Action, Thriller
Animal Protector Col. Whitlock 1997 Action
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror 1998 Horror, Thriller
The Effects of Magic The Cabinet Maker 1998 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Knocking on Death's Door Doc Hadley 1999 Reality Tv
The New Swiss Family Robinson Sheldon Blake 1999 Adventure
Shepherd Ventriloquist 1999 Action
Natural Selection Louis Dehoven 1999 Comedy, Thriller, Horror
Sublet Max Kaufman 1999 Thriller
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island 2000 Animation, Adventure, Family
Dangerous Curves Lemmy 2000 Thriller
Full Blast Maceo 2000 Action, Thriller
The Donor Mike Riordan 2001 Romance
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards Himself 2001
Out of the Wilderness 2001 Family
Down 'n Dirty Gil Garner 2001 Crime, Drama
Balto II: Wolf Quest 2002 0, 0
Wheatfield with Crows Willem Vincent Sr. 2002 Biography, Drama, Music
G.O.D. Norman Williams 2002 Action, Crime, Thriller
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Bill 2003 Action, Crime, Drama
Lost Bullet Michael Morrison 2003 Crime
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon 2004
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Bill 2004 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Last Goodbye Fred McGillicuddie 2004 Drama, Adventure, Romance
Lovers and Liars Mr. Montague 2004 Drama
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005
Miracle at Sage Creek Ike 2005 0, 0, Fantasy
Hair High 2005 Animation, Comedy, Horror
Kiss of a Stranger Sean O'Leary 2005 Romance, Thriller
The Last Sect Van Helsing 2006 Horror, Thriller
Final Move Captain Baker 2006 Thriller
Dead & Breakfast Mr. Wise 2006 Comedy, Horror, Musical
Big Stan The Master 2007
How to Rob a Bank Nick 2007
Treasure Raiders Pierre 2007 0, 0, Game Show
Epic Movie Museum Curator 2007 Adventure, Comedy
Permanent Vacation Old Man 2007 Comedy, Drama
Fuego Lobo 2007 Action, Drama
The Golden Boys Capt. Zebulon Hedge 2007 Comedy, Romance
Being Michael Madsen Himself 2007
The Warlords Dow 2007
Last Hour Detective Mike Stone 2008
Break The Bishop 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
Homo Erectus Mookoo 2008 Action, Comedy, Drama
Road of No Return Mr. Hover 2008 Action, Drama
Crank: High Voltage Poon Dong 2009 Game Show, Comedy
Hell Ride The Deuce 2009 Action, Adventure, Drama
Absolute Evil - Final Exit Raf McCane 2009 Drama, Thriller
Crank High Voltage Poon Dong 2009 Action, Comedy, Crime
Camille Cowboy Bob 2009 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Dark Fields Clive Jonis 2009 Horror
Fall Down Dead Wade Douglas 2009 Horror
Autumn Philip 2010 Horror, Thriller
Six Days in Paradise Vernon Billings 2010 Action, Comedy
Money to Burn Klau 2010 Action, Comedy
Detention Principal Hoskins 2010 Horror, Thriller
Kandisha The American 2010 Crime, Fantasy, Horror
American Reel James Lee Springer 2010 Drama, Music
Stretch Monteiro 2011 Drama
Archie's Final Project Vargas 2011 Comedy, Drama
Night of the Templar Shopkeeper 2012 Action, Comedy, Drama
Mata Hari Adam Zelle 2014
Armed Response Jim Roth 2017 Game Show, Reality Tv, 0, Sport
Brothers in Arms Driscoll 2018