Who is Van Damme?
Van Damme aka Jean-Claude Camille Fraçois Van Varenberg is a popular Belgian actor, martial artist, fight Choreographer, and also filmmaker.
He was born on October 18, 1960. As for his birthplace, he was born and raised both in Brussels.
At the age of 10, he was introduced to martial arts by his father which led him to several competitions.
Some of his movies are Cyborg which was released in 1989, Lionheart in 1990, Death Warrant in 1990, and Double Impact in 1991.
In 1982, he moved to the United States to follow his passion for being an actor.
When he moved to the United States first, he has to work in several movies until he got the opportunity to lead a movie titled Bloodsport in 1988.
Today, we will be discussing more about Van Damme’s age, height, net worth, daughter, family, career, and the achievements he has made this far.
Before getting into it let’s take a quick look at his quick biography.
|Jean-Claude Camille Fraçois Van Varenberg
|Date of Birth
|October 18, 1960
|Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium.
|61 years old
When and where was Van Damme born?
Van Damme was born on October 18, 1960, in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium.
At the age of 10, he began martial arts at Shōtōkan Karate School. He earned his black belt at the age of 18.
Apart from martial arts, he also took up ballet and has also studied it for five years.
Now, let’s get into his career and know more about the beginning of his career and the achievements he has made this far.
What is Van Damme famous for?
Van Damme started his martial arts journey at the age of 12 joining the Centre National de Karaté.
He achieved a spot on the Belgian Karate Team and was also trained in Karate and Kickboxing with Dominique Valera.
Van has altogether 44 victories and 4 defeats in tournament and non-tournament semi contacts matches from the year 1976 to 1980.
In 1977, he started his full-contact career. He gathered a record of 18 victories (18 knockouts) and 1 defeat from the year 1977 to 1982.
Likewise in 1982, he retired from competition. And, the same year he and his friend Michel Qissi moved to the United States to follow his passion for becoming an actor.
They first worked as extras in the hip-hop dance film titled Breakin’ in 1984, which was made by Cannon Films.
He started working as a stunt man “Missing in Action” in 1984 which was released by Cannon Films.
The exact year, he made his appearance in a short film titled Monaco Forever. In 1987, he worked in the movie titled Predator.
On February 26, 1988, his breakout movie “Bloodsport” was released which was based on the true story of Frank Dux. In the spring of 1988, the movie became a US box hit.
After the success of Bloodsport, he has offered the lead in Delta Force 2, American Ninja 3, or Cyborg by Cannon Films.
The same year his other film was released which was titled “Kickboxer.”
In 1990, he appeared in the movie called “Deat Warrant” which was the first script credit for David S. Goyer.
The same year Van starred in Lionheart, it was directed by Sheldon Lettich.
Furthermore, he made his appearance in “Doublewagner” in the dual role of Alex and Chad Wagner.
The next year, he starred in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year the sci-fi action picture Universal Soldier.
Likewise, in the year 1994, he starred in Hard Target for Universal which is the first American film by the director John Woo. He also starred in the movie “Timecop” the same year.
In the year 2010, he directed himself in a hardly released movie titled “Full Love.”
Van has given his voice in the animation film titled “Kung Fu Panda” for Master Croc in 2011.
The following year, he performed in the Russian comedy movie titled Rzhevsky Versus Napolean and U.F.O.
Likewise, he has also starred in “The Expendables 2” as the main villain.
In the year 2013, he acted in the comedy titled “Welcome to the Jungle.”
In 2019, the actor Van starred in We Die Young and the next year in “The Last Mercenary.”
What is the exact height of Van Damme and how much does she weigh?
Van Damme stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs over 80 kg.
Regarding his nationality, he is Belgian.
Talking about his eye and hair color, he has got beautiful hazel color eyes and light brown colored hair.
His zodiac sign is Libra and currently, he is 61 years old.
He is a pet lover and has a Chihuahua.
Family of Van Damme
Who are the parents of Van Damme?
Van Damme was born to Eliana Damme and Eugène Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium.
His parents were former accountants and florists. He was grown up Roman Catholic.
Talking about his grandmother, she was Jewish.
Relationship of Van Damme
Who is Van Damme married to?
Van Damme was married to four different women five times.
His third wife was Gladys Portugues, the bodybuilder, they have two children named Kristopher and Bianca Brigitte.
In February 1994, he married Darcy LaPier, the actress with whom he had affair.
They gave birth to a son on October 10, 1995, named Nicholas.
He also had an affair with a co-star of “Street Fighter” named Kylie Minogue while they were in Thailand filming the movie.
What is the estimated net worth of Van Damme?
Van Damme is a Belgian actor, martial artist, fight Choreographer, and also filmmaker.
His estimated net worth as of 2022 is to be around $40 million approximately.
Here are some of the lesser-known facts about the popular actor Van Damme.
- Van Damme, the Belgian actor was born on October 18, 1960.
- As for his birthplace, he was born in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium.
- His zodiac sign is Libra. Currently, he is 61 years old.
- As of 2022, his estimated net worth is to be around $40 million approximately.
- He has 6.5 million followers on his Instagram account.
- Know more about Giovanna Yannotti, the popular actress.
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