Jon Foo - Fresh Breakout Star
Hello again everyone! It is that time again where we have another look at celebrity action movie stars. This time, we are showcasing Jon Foo. He is fairly new to the acting/film circuit, but he has a strong background in martial arts, martial art films as well as stunt work for other actors! Let's have a look at these quick facts about him.
Jon Foo was born on 30 October 1982 in London, England, UK to a Chinese-Singaporean father and an Irish-English mother.
His siblings include a younger sister and two half-sisters from his father's side. His family constantly moved as he grew up.
Both of his parents practice martial arts. His father practices karate and his mother practices judo.
He was eight years old when he started learning kung fu. Serious training in wushu began when he was 15. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Being a practitioner of wushu, Jon has had roles in Tom-Yum-Goong (US title: The Protector), Batman Begins, House of Fury, Left for Dead, and Life (Shi cha qi xiao shi).
Jon is also a stuntman for other actors.
His most well known role is Jin Kazama in the 2010 live action film Tekken. Foo also played Ryu in the short film Street Fighter: Legacy.
Starred in Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2010) as one of the first generation soldiers. Also, Jon is set to appear in a Thai martial arts-basketball film Fireball Begins, which is a prequel to the first film, Fireball.
Jon's film roles include: lead role in Bangkok Revenge, he appears with Dominic Purcell in Vikingdom and Danny Glover in Extraction.
Jon has also taken the role of Detective Lee in the TV adaptation of Rush Hour. The role that was originally played by Jackie Chan in the Film series.