Jean Claude van Damme
- Faith: Christian - Catholic
- Career: Actor
- birthday: October 18, 1960
- fun faith fact! Credits God with giving him his physique and is dedicated to taking care of it.
Belgian martial artist and actor Jean-Claude van Damme began karate training at the age of 10, and transitioned his talent to a professional career in 1976. After winning 18 of his 19 professional kickboxing matches, he moved to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in acting. Following his breakout role in the Frank Dux-inspired hit Bloodsport, Jean-Claude Van Damme became a celebrated action star, with roles in such movies as Kickboxer, Double Impact, Universal Solider and Last Action Hero.