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Encyclopedia > David Carradine
David Carradine

Birth name John Arthur Carradine
Born December 8, 1936 (1936-12-08) (age 70)
Hollywood, California
Spouse(s) Donna Lee Becht
Linda Gilbert (1977-1983)
Gail Jensen (1988-1997)
Coco d'Este (1998-2001)
Annie Bierman (2004-_

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine on December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1067 × 1600 pixel, file size: 258 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bark Mimicking Grasshopper, Coryphistes ruricola. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Career

Carradine is best known for his roles as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu (as well as the sequels in the 1980s and 1990s), 'Big' Bill Shelly in Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha (1972), folksinger Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory (1976), Abel Rosenberg in Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg (1977), and as Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill (2003,2004). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Master Po (left) and Kwai Chang Caine (right) in a flashback from the episode Dark Angel, written by Herman Miller Kung Fu (1972-1975) was an award-winning American television series which starred David Carradine. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America award winning American film director, writer and producer and founder World Cinema Foundation. ... Boxcar Bertha (1972), one of acclaimed director Martin Scorseses earliest films, is an extremely loose adaptation of Sister of the Road, the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman (Ben Reitman). ... Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912–October 3, 1967) was a prolific American folk musician. ... For other uses, see Bound for Glory. ... Ernst   (IPA: in Swedish) (born July 14, 1918) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the 20th century. ... The Serpents Egg is a 1977 English and German film directed by Ingmar Bergman, set in 1920s Berlin. ... Bill, played by David Carradine aiming his Colt Single Action Army Bills Sword. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ...


Other notable roles include the lead in Shane (the 1966 television series based upon the 1949 novel of the same name) and a gunslinger in Taggart, a 1964 western film based on a novel by Louis L'Amour. More recently, he portrayed Tempus on the television series Charmed and Conrad in the television series Alias. He currently appears as the host of Wild West Tech on the History Channel, taking over the duties from his brother Keith. Carradine is also known for producing and starring in several exercise videos teaching the martial arts of Tai chi and Qi Gong exercises. Carradine actually had no knowledge of martial arts prior to starring in the series Kung Fu, but developed an interest in it after this experience and has since become an avid practitioner. Shane (1966) was a television series based upon the 1953 film, Shane, and was directed by Herschel Daugherty and Gary Nelson. ... Gunslinger from The Great Train Robbery Gunslinger, also gunfighter, is a name given to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun. ... Taggart (1964) is a film directed by R.G. Springsteen based upon the novel by Louis LAmour. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Tempus is a fictional character on the WB television series Charmed. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the worlds most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as The Charmed Ones but known to everyone else as the... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The following is a partial list of characters from the TV series, Alias: Sydney Bristow, played by Jennifer Garner Jack Bristow, played by Victor Garber Arvin Sloane, played by Ron Rifkin Irina Derevko aka Laura Bristow aka The Man, played by Lena Olin Michael Vaughn, played by Michael Vartan Lauren... Wild West Tech is a program on the History Channel. ... The History Channel is a cable television channel, dedicated to the presentation of historical events and persons, often with frequent observations and explanations by noted historians as well as reenactors and witnesses to events, if possible. ... Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan (from Chinese 太极拳 Tàijíquán, literally supreme ultimate fist), commonly known as Tai Chi or Taiji, is a nei chia (internal) Chinese martial art which is known for the claims of health and longevity benefits made by its... Qigong (氣功 - Pinyin: qìgōng, Wade-Giles: chi kung) is an increasingly popular aspect of Chinese medicine. ...


David Carradine also narrated the PBS anthropology series "Faces of Culture".


Background and family

Carradine is the son of noted American actor John Carradine. Born of Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, German, Spanish, Ukrainian, Cherokee and Italian descent, he is the half-brother of Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, and Bruce Carradine. He is also the uncle of Ever Carradine. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... John Carradine (February 5, 1906 - November 27, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... “Scot” redirects here. ... The Welsh are, according to Hastings (1997), an ethnic group and nation associated with Wales and the Welsh language, which is a Celtic language. ... For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ... Keith Carradine (born August 8, 1949, in San Mateo, California) is an actor and Academy Award-winning songwriter born into a family of actors. ... Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick Robert Carradine (born March 24, 1954) is an American actor. ... Ever Carradine (b. ...


He studied drama at San Francisco State University before working as an actor on stage as well as in television and cinema. San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, and SFSU) is a public university located in the southwestern San Francisco, California, bordering Lake Merced and Lowell High School, near Fort Funston and Daly City. ...


Selected filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter Mikhail
2007 Epic Movie The Curator
2007 Richard III Buckingham
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. II Bill
2004 Danny Phantom Clockwork (starting in 2005). Television
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. I Bill
2003 American Reel James Springer
2002 King of the Hill Junichiro Hill Television
2001 Alias Conrad Television
2001 Lizzie McGuire Himself Television
1999 Charmed Tempus Television
1993-1997 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Kwai Chang Caine Television
1991 Karate Cop "Dad"
1991 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Jozek Mardulak/Count Dracula
1990 Bird on a Wire Sorenson
1986 Kung Fu:The Movie Kwai Chang Caine Television
1986 Behind Enemy Lines Col.James Cooper
1985 North and South Justin LaMotte Television
1984 The Warrior and the Sorceress Kain
1983 Lone Wolf McQuade Rawley Wilkes
1983 Americana The American Soldier
1982 Q (film) Detective Shepard
1980 The Long Riders Cole Younger
1979 Mr. Horn Tom Horn Television
1978 Gray Lady Down Capt. Gates
1978 Circle of Iron The Blind Man/Monkeyman/Death/Changsha
1977 The Serpent's Egg Abel Rosenberg
1976 Bound for Glory Woody Guthrie
1976 Cannonball Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
1975 Death Race 2000 Frankenstein
1973 Mean Streets Drunk
1972-1975 Kung Fu Kwai Chang Caine Television
1972 Boxcar Bertha 'Big' Bill Shelly
1967 The Violent Ones Lucas Barnes
1967 Johnny Belinda Locky Television
1966 Shane Shane Television
1964 Taggart Cal Dodge

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Controversy

Some scholars have referred to Carradine's role in Kung Fu as an example of a modern Yellowface actor.[1] Master Po (left) and Kwai Chang Caine (right) in a flashback from the episode Dark Angel, written by Herman Miller Kung Fu (1972-1975) was an award-winning American television series which starred David Carradine. ... Yellowface is the practice in cinema, theatre, and television where Asian American characters are portrayed by White American actors, often while wearing heavy makeup in order to approximate Asian or Oriental facial characteristics. ...


Awards

Winner:

Nominated: The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Supporting Actor (in a film): ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. ... For other uses, see Bound for Glory. ...

  • 2005: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, Kill Bill.
  • 1986: Golden Globe Awards: Mini-series, Best Supporting Actor, North and South.
  • 1977: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, Bound for Glory.
  • 1974: Golden Globe Awards: Television, Best Actor, Drama , Kung Fu.

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... North and South is a general title of trilogy by John Jakes, which was published during the 1980s and takes place during American Civil War times. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... For other uses, see Bound for Glory. ... Kung Fu is a television series that ran for three years beginning in 1972, about the adventures of a Shaolin monk in the Wild West armed only with his skill in martial arts. ...

Trivia

  • Carradine appears in an episode of Disney's Lizzie McGuire. In this episode, an upcoming Jet Li film is auditioning boys the age of Lizzie's brother Matt for the role of the sidekick. Carradine plays an old friend of Lizzie's father, Sam McGuire, who teaches Matt a few Kung fu moves for his audition tape. When asked how he knows Carradine's character, Mr. McGuire replies cryptically, "He's like a brother to me." This is an in-joke as the actor who portrays Sam, Robert Carradine, is David Carradine's actual (half-) brother. Additionally, a large portion of the episode is spent in parody of Kung Fu, one of Carradine's most famous projects.
  • He has also provided his voice for the King of the Hill episode, Returning Japanese where he voiced the character of Hank's Japanese half brother, Junichiro who lives in Japan.
  • He provided the voice for Lo Pei, the ancient warrior who was responsible for Shendu's petrification in the animated series: Jackie Chan Adventures.
  • He has twice played a supernatural being with the power to control time: "Tempus" on Charmed and "Clockwork" on Danny Phantom.
  • In 2006, he became the spokesman in the commercial for the Yellow Book
  • Provided the voice for Sharp, leader of the Westside Rollerz gang, on the video game Saint's Row.
  • He also had an unusual guest appearance in an episode of Medium: he played the spirit of a murdered mentally disturbed mathematician whose constant fantasies of being a hero caused him to believe he looked like David Carradine (which reflected in the appearance of his spirit). In the end of the episode, after his murderer is caught, he seems to improve and tells Allison that next time they meet he will "look more like [himself]".
  • He appeared in a Mad tv skit in where Will Sasso (Portraying Steven Seagal) snaps his neck several times, but repeatedly fails at killing Carradine as Carradine simply returns to his feet rubbing his neck, Sasso as Seagal refers to Carradine as being "one tough hombre". Sasso as Steven Seagal seems to have a horrible memory and repeatedly asks who Carradine was and Carradine reminds him that he was asked by him to star in a new Kung-Fu movie along side him as Master Po while Sasso as Segal was to portray Caine, he also reminded him it was their ninth time having the same conversation. They had a small stare down with each other briefly with Sasso as Segal sweating and looking a little uneasy, then distracted Carradine by asking him who the man was behind him waving at him. This was the first time Segal snapped Carradine's neck. On the final time Carradine's was asked who he was he replied by saying "Steven Segal" and proceeded to snap Sasso's, as Segal, neck and walked away shaking his head after picking up a cup off the snack table they were standing at.
  • He loves it when fans recognize him as "Grasshopper."

Lizzie McGuire is a popular Disney Channel Original Series that aired on the Disney Channel from 2001 to 2004. ... Jet Li (born Li Lianjie on April 26th, 1963 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese martial artist, actor, Wushu champion, and international film star. ... Don Quixote and Sancho Panza unsuccessfully confront windmills. ... Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term often used today to refer to Chinese martial arts. ... An in joke is a joke whose humour is clear only to those people who are in a group that has some prior knowledge (not known by the whole population) that makes the joke humorous. ... Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick Robert Carradine (born March 24, 1954) is an American actor. ... Kung Fu is a television series that ran for three years beginning in 1972, about the adventures of a Shaolin monk in the Wild West armed only with his skill in martial arts. ... King of the Hill is an American animated television series created by Mike Judge (creator of Beavis and Butt-head) and Greg Daniels for the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Jackie Chan Adventures was a successful childrens animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. ... Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the worlds most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as The Charmed Ones but known to everyone else as the... For the title character of this television series, see Danny Phantom (character). ... Saints Row is a video game that is currently in development for the Xbox 360 by Volition. ... Medium is an American drama television series about a woman (played by Patricia Arquette) who acts as a research medium for the Phoenix, Arizona, district attorneys office. ... Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv — a TV series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951) is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, and activist. ...

References

  • Carradine, David. Endless Highway. Boston: Journey Editions, 1995.
  • Pilato, Herbie J. The Kung Fu Book of Caine: The Complete Guide to TV's First Mystical Eastern Western. Boston: Charles A. Tuttle, 1993. ISBN 0-8048-1826-6
  1. ^ "Yellowface: Asians on White Screens", by Yayoi Lena Winfrey, IM Diversity.com
    "A Certain Slant." by Robert B. Ito, Bright Lights Film Journal.

External links

  • 2007 SuicideGirls interview with David Carradine by Daniel Robert Epstein

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