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Philip Tan

Phil Tan was born in Singapore where he spent his childhood and then at the age of five moved to the UK. Phil started off his athletic career as a gymnast where he became the British Youth Tumbling champion and a member of the British squad for many years. Years later after getting into martial arts, Phil also became the Men's British Tae Kwon do Champion.  Phil's first break in film, was as an actor and fight choreographer in a film called Le complot diabolique du docteur Fu Manchu  (1980) with Peter Sellers. Afer that came a year on Greystoke, la légende de Tarzan (1984), also as an actor and trainer forChristopher Lambert. Phil was then contacted by Steven Spielberg and Robert Watts to train the pricipal actor 'Jonathan Ke Quanin' for Indiana Jones et le temple maudit(1984). He was then invited to become a member of The British Stunt Register in 1986. That was the start of Phil's stunt career. Now Philip Tan lives in LA and works as a 2nd Unit Director, stunt and fight co-ordinator on some of Hollywoods bigget movies. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Philip Tan


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Born:
Jan 1, 1960 In Singapore
Movie/TV Credits:
40
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 1980-08-08
Latest Project:
Movie Trail Blazers 2021-12-31
Known For
Poster of Lethal Weapon 4
Poster of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Poster of Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Poster of The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Filmography
Movie Trail Blazers Toki 2021-12-31
Movie Teleios Crewman Dang 2017-04-06
Movie Empire of the Sharks Thelonious 2017-06-21
Movie Lift Mystical Man 2015-05-14
Movie Awaken Todd 2015-07-07
Movie Safe Underground Casino Patron (uncredited) 2012-04-16
Movie Confessions of an Action Star Bruce Rhee 2009-01-20
Series Californication Kim 2007-08-13
Movie Wake of Death Han 2004-12-28
Movie Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Chinese Waiter 2003-09-30
Movie Kung Pow: Enter the Fist Grilled Face Fighter 2002-01-25
Movie Big Momma's House Kang 2000-05-31
Movie Chain of Command Wu 2000-07-22
Movie The Breaks Asian Driver 1999-02-26
Movie Lethal Weapon 4 Waiter 1998-07-10
Movie City of Industry Jimmie 1997-03-14
Movie The Assault Patch 1996-01-01
Movie Bloodsport II John 1996-03-01
Series Sliders Asian Man 1995-03-22
Movie Congo Gorilla 1995-06-09
Movie Deadly Target Han 1994-01-01
Series seaQuest DSV Commando 1993-09-12
Movie Surf Ninjas Captain Ming 1993-08-20
Movie The Three Musketeers Parker 1993-11-11
Movie The Criminal Mind Wing 1993-10-25
Movie The Perfect Weapon Desk Guard 1991-03-15
Movie Showdown in Little Tokyo Tanaka 1991-08-23
Movie Martial Law Wu Han 1990-10-01
Movie China Cry: A True Story Colonel Cheng 1990-11-02
Movie Batman Goon 1989-06-23
Movie Tango & Cash Chinese Gunman 1989-12-22
Movie Vroom Unknown 1988-11-11
Movie Soursweet Jackie Fung 1988-05-15
Movie Shanghai Surprise Ship's Officer 1986-08-29
Movie Return to Oz Wheeler 1985-06-21
Movie Underworld Tung 1985-11-29
Movie Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Primate 1984-03-30
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Chief Henchman 1984-05-23
Movie Privates on Parade Lee 1983-03-18
Movie The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Dacoit 1980-08-08