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  • 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.

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