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David Carradine

Actor | * 12/08/1936 († 72, 06/03/2009) | Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor, musician, painter and martial artist. He is noted for his leading role as peace-loving Shaolin monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the television series Kung Fu (1972–1975). He was also known for playing Frankenstein in Death Race 2000 (1975) and Bill in both Kill Bill films (2003–2004). He was a member of the Carradine family of actors that began with his father, John Carradine. His father's acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage and television, and in cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor, David Carradine appeared in more than 100 feature films in a career spanning over sixty years. He received nominations for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for his work on Kung Fu, and received three further Golden Globe nominations for his performances in Woody Guthrie biopic Bound for Glory (1976), the miniseries North and South (1985... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

Known for these Movies & Shows

Death Race 2000

R

1975 | 3.1/5 | 1h 20min
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Bound for Glory

Certification unknown

1976 | 3.7/5 | 2h 27min

Big Stan

R

2007 | 2.9/5 | 1h 45min

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

R

2004 | 3.9/5 | 2h 16min
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Awards & Nominations for David Carradine

Theatre World Award

Movies with David Carradine as Actor(157)

as The Spirit Guide2012 Eldorado
as Shopkeeper2012 Night of the Templar
as Monteiro2011 Stretch
as Principal Hoskins2010 Detention
as Anton2010 True Legend
as Jason Drake2010 Dinocroc vs. Supergator
as Raf McCane2009 Absolute Evil
as Clive Jonis2009 Dark Fields
as The Bishop2009 Break
as Poon Dong2009 Crank: High Voltage
as Det. Humes2009 Bad Cop
as Marshal Ian McHenry2009 All Hell Broke Loose
as Philip2009 Autumn
as The Deuce2008 Hell Ride
as Mr. Hover2008 Road of No Return
as Detective Mike Stone2008 Last Hour
as Crane2008 Kung Fu Killer
as Cowboy Bob2008 Camille
as Captain Zeb2008 The Golden Boys
as The American2008 Kandisha
as Old Man2007 Permanent Vacation
as The Master2007 Big Stan
as Lobo2007 Fuego
as Wade Douglas2007 Fall Down Dead
as Mookoo2007 Homo Erectus
as himself2007 Being Michael Madsen
as Pierre2007 Treasure Raiders
as Museum Curator2007 Epic Movie
as Nick2007 How to Rob a Bank
as Van Helsing2006 The Last Sect
as Captain Baker2006 Final Move
as Driscoll2005 Brothers in Arms
as Bill2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
as Interviewee2004 Away from Home
as Mr. Wise2004 Dead & Breakfast
as Mr. Snerz (voice)2004 Hair High
as Grand Master2004 Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon
as himself2004 UnConventional
as Bill2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1
as Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice)2002 Balto II: Wolf Quest
as Doctor Lucas Henry2002 The Outsider
as Nick Decker2001 By Dawn's Early Light
as Norman Williams2001 Guaranteed on Delivery
as Gnomen2000 Nightfall
as Maceo2000 Full Blast
as The General1999 The Puzzle in the Air
as Louis Dehoven1999 The Monster Hunter
as Sean O'Leary1999 Kiss of a Stranger
as Miles1998 Light Speed
as Sheldon Blake1998 The New Swiss Family Robinson
as Duane Kidston1997 Last Stand at Saber River
as Coley1997 Macon County Jail
as Chavez1994 Dead Center
as Col. Horace Wiggins1993 Kill Zone
as Gideon Fisk1992 Evil Toons
as Othello Jones1992 Roadside Prophets
as William Lamberti1992 Animal Instincts
as Vincent1992 Night Rhythms
as The Beggar1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time
as Mr. C1992 Double Trouble
as Joe Foley1992 Distant Justice
as Hanley1991 Midnight Fear
as Michale Maltin1991 Capital Punishment
as Artemis McBride1991 Brotherhood of the Gun
as Ron Morrell1991 Project Eliminator
as Michael1991 Dune Warriors
as Lieutenant1991 Deadly Surveillance
as Dad1991 Karate Cop
as John Tucker (archive footage) (uncredited)1990 That's Action
as Pearl1990 Sonny Boy
as Dalton Rhodes1990 Martial Law
as Eugene Sorensen1990 Bird on a Wire
as John Tucker1990 Future Zone
as John Tucker1989 Future Force
as Professor Foxwood1989 The Mad Bunch
as Jason1989 Crime Zone
as Harmon1989 Nowhere to Run
as Sweeney1989 Think Big
as Jozek Mardulak / Count Dracula1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
as Bradley1989 Try This One for Size
as Frank McEntire1989 Crime of Crimes
as Max1989 Night Children
as Oskar1988 Tropical Snow
as Maggiore Charles Forsythe1988 Run for Your Life
as Dow1988 Warlords
as Joe Rourke1988 Open Fire
as Michael LeWinter1988 Fatal Secret
as Stephen1988 I Saw What You Did
as Col. Whitlock1988 Animal Protector
as Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy1987 Six Against the Rock
as Col. Von Weisshagen1987 The Misfit Brigade
as Man Playing Dice1987 Heartbeat
as Col. James Cooper1986 P.O.W. The Escape
as Kwai Chang Caine1986 Kung Fu: The Movie
as J.C. Busch1986 Oceans of Fire
as Jim Roth1986 Armed Response
as Leroy Jessup1985 The Bad Seed
as Bryant1984 Downstream
as Bobby Dee1984 Jealousy
as Rawley Wilkes1983 Lone Wolf McQuade
as Shepard1982 Q
as Eddie Miles1982 Safari 3000
as Richard Adams1982 Trick or Treats
as Himself / Cameo Appearance1981 The Best of Sex and Violence
as The American Soldier1981 Americana
as Cole Younger1980 The Long Riders
as Paul Gauguin1980 Gauguin the Savage
as Brad Randolph1980 Cloud Dancer
as Charlie Swattle1979 Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider
as The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha1978 Circle of Iron
as Kaz Oshay1978 Deathsport
as Captain Gates1978 Gray Lady Down
as Harley Thomas1977 Thunder and Lightning
as Abel Rosenberg1977 The Serpent's Egg
as Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman1976 Cannonball
as Woody Guthrie1976 Bound for Glory
as Zeto1975 You and Me
as Frankenstein1975 Death Race 2000
as Dave 'Socrates' (uncredited)1973 The Long Goodbye
as Drunk1973 Mean Streets
as Kwai Chang Caine1972 Kung Fu
as Big Bill Shelly1972 Boxcar Bertha
as David Mountford1970 Macho Callahan
as White Feather Lightfoot1970 The McMasters
as Coke Beck1969 Heaven with a Gun
as Jesse Boone1969 Young Billy Young
as Felix1967 Too Many Thieves
as Lucas Barnes1967 The Violent Ones
as Cal Dodge1965 Taggart

TV Shows/Series with David Carradine as Actor(32)

Movies with David Carradine as Crew(6)

Production/Associate Producer1989 Future Force
Directing/Director1981 Americana
Editing/Editor1981 Americana
Production/Producer1981 Americana
Directing/Director1975 You and Me
Sound/Original Music Composer1975 You and Me

TV Shows/Series with David Carradine as Crew(2)

Production/Producer1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Directing/Director1972 Kung Fu

Additional Information

Born: 12/08/1936 in Hollywood
Died: 06/03/2009 in Bangkok (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: San Francisco State University
Record Label: Polydor Records
Partner (current/former): Barbara Hershey
Siblings: Bruce Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine
Mother: Ardanelle McCool
Stepparent: Sonia Sorel
Other names for David Carradine (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Arthur Carradine"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5292, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/06/2019