David Carradine

Film Director / Film Producer / Character Actor / Screenwriter / Television Producer / Actor | * 12/08/1936 († 72, 06/03/2009) | Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
David Carradine ( KARR-ə-deen; born John Arthur Carradine Jr.; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor, director, and producer, whose career included over 200 major and minor roles in film, television and on stage, spanning more than six decades. He was widely known to television audiences as the star of the 1970s television series Kung Fu, playing Kwai Chang Caine, a peace-loving Shaolin monk traveling through the American Old West. A member of the Carradine family of actors, he got his Break playing Atahuallpa in the Broadway play The Royal Hunt of the Sun. He appeared in two early Martin Scorsese films: Boxcar Bertha (1972) and Mean Streets (1973), and played Woody Guthrie in the critically-acclaimed biopic Bound for Glory (1976), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He received nominations for a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his work on ()
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Theatre World Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Saturn Awards
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Movies with David Carradine as Actor(180)

as Self (archive footage)2020 Be Water
as Self (archive footage)2019 Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
as Self (Archival Footage)2013 Jodorowsky's Dune
as The Spirit Guide2012 Eldorado
as Shopkeeper2012 Night of the Templar
as Bill (Snake Charmer)2011 Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
as Monteiro2011 Stretch
as Self - Actor2011 Corman's World
as Principal Hoskins2010 Detention
as Anton2010 True Legend
as Jason Drake2010 Dinocroc vs. Supergator
as Raf McCane2009 Absolute Evil
as Vargas2009 My Suicide
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 himself2008 Naked Movie
as Frankenstein (voice over)2008 Death Race
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 Capt. Zebulon Hedge2008 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 himself2004 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 Fred McGillicuddie2004 Last Goodbye
as himself2004 UnConventional
as Michael Morrison2003 Lost Bullet
as Bill2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1
as Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice)2002 Balto II: Wolf Quest
as himself2002 Modern Warriors
as Doctor Lucas Henry2002 The Outsider
as Gil Garner2001 Down 'n Dirty
as Mike Sullivan2001 Warden of Red Rock
as Nick Decker2001 By Dawn's Early Light
as Clint Dugan2001 Out of the Wilderness
as Norman Williams2001 Guaranteed on Delivery
as Mike2001 The Donor
as Gnomen2000 Nightfall
as Lemmy2000 Dangerous Curves
as Maceo2000 Full Blast
as The General1999 The Puzzle in the Air
as Louis Dehoven1999 The Monster Hunter
as Doc Hadley1999 Knocking on Death's Door
as Max Kaufman1999 Code Name: Jaguar
as Ventriloquist1999 The Shepherd
as Sean O'Leary1999 Kiss of a Stranger
as Miles1998 Light Speed
as Sheldon Blake1998 The New Swiss Family Robinson
as Mr. Montague1998 Lovers and Liars
as Duane Kidston1997 Last Stand at Saber River
as Lucas McDermott1997 The Rage
as Martin Shaw1997 Lost Treasure of Dos Santos
as Coley1997 Macon County Jail
as James Lorrimer1994 Desperately Looking For Success
as Chavez1994 Dead Center
as John Freemont1994 The Eagle and the Horse
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 Gen. Corman1991 Field of Fire
as Lieutenant1991 Deadly Surveillance
as Dad1991 Karate Cop
as John Tucker (archive footage) (uncredited)1990 That's Action
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 Pearl1989 Sonny Boy
as Dow1989 Warlords
as Jason1989 Crime Zone
as Harmon1989 Nowhere to Run
as Sweeney1989 Think Big
as Bradley1989 Try This One for Size
as Frank McEntire1989 Crime of Crimes
as Max Crawford1989 Night Children
as Oskar1988 Tropical Snow
as Maggiore Charles Forsythe1988 Run for Your Life
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 Michael1984 A Distant Scream
as Bobby Dee1984 Jealousy
as Rawley Wilkes1983 Lone Wolf McQuade
as Shepard1982 Q
as Eddie Miles1982 Safari 3000
as Self - Cameo Appearance1982 The Best of Sex and Violence
as Richard Adams1982 Trick or Treats
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 Tom Horn1979 Mr. Horn
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 Craw Dantley1975 Long Way Home
as Dave aka Socrates (uncredited)1973 The Long Goodbye
as Drunk1973 Mean Streets
as Big Bill Shelly1972 Boxcar Bertha
as David Mountford1970 Macho Callahan
as White Feather1970 The McMasters
as Coke Beck1969 Heaven with a Gun
as Jesse Boone1969 Young Billy Young
as Locky1967 Johnny Belinda
as Lucas Barnes1967 The Violent Ones
as Felix1966 Too Many Thieves
as Cal Dodge1965 Taggart

TV Shows/Series with David Carradine as Actor(46)

as Gideon Graham2009 Mental
as Bird2008 Son of the Dragon
as Guru Danny2007 In Case of Emergency
as Jessica's Brother2005 Medium
as Clockwork (voice)2004 Danny Phantom
as Self - Host2003 Wild West Tech
as himself2001 Lizzie McGuire
as Conrad2001 Alias
as Lo Pei (voice)2000 Jackie Chan Adventures
as Bob Hawkins2000 Titus
as Andrew Weller1999 Family Law
as Tempus1998 Charmed
as Junichiro (voice)1997 King of the Hill
as Christopher Joe Allman1996 Profiler
as Mandrax (voice)1996 Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys
as Houston Currier1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
as Victor Garrison1993 Acapulco H.E.A.T.
as Kwai Chang Caine1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
as Harry Solow1992 Human Target
as Jimmy Legrand1986 Matlock
as Steve Mazarowski1986 Matlock
as Calvin1985 Amazing Stories
as Dr. Robert Winchester1984 Airwolf
as Hermanski1984 Partners in Crime
as Craw1975 The Family Holvak
as himself1975 Midi Première
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Kwai Chang Caine1972 Kung Fu
as Gideon1970 Night Gallery
as Jason Blake1968 The Name of the Game
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Gene Gauge1967 Cimarron Strip
as Pogo Weems1967 Ironside
as Luke Roberts1967 Ironside
as Frank Carlson1967 Ironside
as Shane1966 Shane
as Edward Clarke1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
as The Utah Kid1962 The Virginian
as Clint1955 Gunsmoke

Movies with David Carradine as Crew(13)

Production/Associate Producer2008 Road of No Return
Production/Associate Producer2007 Fall Down Dead
Production/Associate Producer1991 Project Eliminator
Production/Associate Producer1989 Future Force
Production/Executive Producer1989 Crime Zone
Production/Producer1989 Crime of Crimes
Production/Co-Producer1986 Kung Fu The Movie
Directing/Director1981 Americana
Editing/Editor1981 Americana
Production/Producer1981 Americana
Directing/Director1975 You and Me
Editing/Editor1975 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

Born: Tuesday, 12/08 1936 (December) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 06/03 2009 (June) in Bangkok (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: San Francisco State University, Oakland High School, Bayard Rustin Educational Complex, Laney College
Record Label: Polydor Records
Children: Calista Carradine
Mother: Ardanelle McCool
Stepparent: Sonia Sorel
Other names for David Carradine (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Arthur Carradine"
David Carradine frequently works together with these people:
David Herman (89x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Gregg Palmer (27x, Actor)
Roger Corman (24x, Crew)
Royal Dano (22x, Actor)
Victor French (22x, Actor)
Shug Fisher (22x, Actor)
Bill Hader (21x, Actor)
Morgan Woodward (21x, Actor)
John Anderson (21x, Actor)
Robert Karnes (20x, Actor)
Scott Klace (20x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5292, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/18/2024