James Lew Biography (1952-)

Full name, James Jene Fae Lew; born September 6, 1952, in Escalon, CA (some sources say Los Angeles, CA). Addresses: Agent: Ann Waugh Talent Agency, 4741 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 200, North Hollywood, CA 91607.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, stunt performer, stunt coordinator, producer, fight coordinator, martial arts coordinator
Birth Details
September 6, 1952
Escalon, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Kung Fu fighter, Going Berserk, 1983
  • Nighthawk's gunman, Killpoint, Crown International Pictures, 1984
  • Chan, Los Angeles Streetfighter (also known as Chinatown, L.A. Streetfighter, and Ninja Turf), Ascot Entertainment Group,1985
  • Chang Sing #1, Big Trouble in Little China (also known as JohnCarpenter's Big Trouble in Little China), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Martial Arts instructor, Action Jackson, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Sae Jin Kwon, Best of the Best, Taurus Entertainment Company, 1989
  • Agent #1, Savage Beach, Malibu Bay Films, 1989
  • Ninja trainer, Ninja Academy, Simitar Entertainment, 1990
  • Ninja #1, Guns, Malibu Bay Films, 1990
  • Mr. James, Aftershock, Paramount Home Video, 1990
  • Crewcut, The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991
  • Hector Sabatei, Night of the Warrior, Trimark Pictures, 1991
  • Lew, Do or Die (also known as Girls, Games and Guns), Columbia TriStar, 1991
  • Akiro, Mission of Justice (also known as Martial Law III),1992
  • Yakuza #5, Ulterior Motives, Imperial Entertainment, 1992
  • Mantis, Dark Vengeance (also known as Warlord 3000 and Warlords 3000), Vision International, 1992
  • Kickboxer opponent, Hot Shots! Part Deux (also known as Hot Shots! 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Novacek's man, Undercover Blues, United International Pictures, 1993
  • Hit man, Showdown, Imperial Entertainment, 1993
  • Jaho, Red Sun Rising, 1993
  • Obata, Private Wars, PM Entertainment Group, 1993
  • Viper, American Ninja V (also known as American Ninja 5: YoungNinja Warrior), 1993
  • Mongols, The Shadow, Universal, 1994
  • Knife #1, Timecop, MCA/Universal, 1994
  • Asian fighter, Ring of Steel, MCA, 1994
  • Prince Samarki, Midnight Man (also known as Blood for Blood), 1994
  • Chin, Cage II (also known as Cage II: The Arena of Death),1994
  • Lee, Excessive Force II: Force on Force, 1995
  • Woo, Ballistic (also known as Fist of Justice), Imperial Entertainment, 1995
  • Tom Cutter, Night Hunter, Amirtraj Premiere Entertainment, 1995
  • Darius, Robo Warriors, Republic Entertainment, 1996
  • Kung Fu Lew, Fox Hunt, Capcom Entertainment, 1996
  • Kaan Woo, For Life or Death, 1996
  • Takamura, Balance of Power, Complete Films, 1996
  • Soul of the Avenger, 1997
  • Jason, Boogie Boy, Imperial Entertainment, 1997
  • Bodyguard, The Replacement Killers, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Freighter's captain, Lethal Weapon 4 (also known as Lethal 4), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Lou Chang, Deep Core (also known as Deep Core 2000), New City Releasing, 2000
  • DEA agent (CalTrans), Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Machtdes Kartells), USA Films, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Knife #1 in Timecop, Ultimate Fights fromthe Movies, Flixmix, 2002
  • Daddy, Chapter 21, 2003
  • Mr. Fue, Paris, 2003
  • Film Stunt Performer
  • Steele Justice, Paramount, 1987
  • They Live (also known as John Carpenter's They Live and They Live!), MCA/Universal, 1988
  • Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects, Cannon Films, 1989
  • Dance to Win, 1989
  • Ninja Academy, 1990
  • Why Me?, Triumph Releasing Corp., 1990
  • Solar Crisis (also known as Kuraishisu niju-goju nen), Trimark Pictures, 1990
  • Double Impact, Columbia, 1991
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Ring of Fire, Imperial, 1991
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Rapid Fire, 1992
  • Undercover Blues, United International Pictures, 1993
  • On Deadly Ground, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Blue Tiger (also known as Irezumi), Overseas FilmGroup, 1994
  • Deadly Target (also known as Fire Zone), 1994
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as Under Siege 2), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.), Paramount, 1996
  • Dog Watch, 1996
  • Double Tap, New City Releasing, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Red Corner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Rush Hour, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Shadow Hours, 2000
  • Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Imposter, Dimension Films, 2002
  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (also known as Kung Pow! Enter the Fist), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Film Stunt Coordinator
  • Aftershock, Paramount Home Video, 1990
  • Guns, 1990
  • Dark Vengeance (also known as Warlord 3000 and Warlords3000), Vision International, 1992
  • Ballistic (also known as Fist of Justice), Imperial Entertainment, 1995
  • Robo Warriors, Republic Entertainment, 1996
  • Boogie Boy, Imperial Entertainment, 1997
  • Four Fingers of the Dragon, 2003
  • Film Fight Choreographer
  • Killpoint, 1984
  • Excessive Force II: Force on Force, 1995
  • Ballistic (also known as Fist of Justice), Imperial Entertainment, 1995
  • Boogie Boy, Imperial Entertainment, 1997
  • The Base, 1997
  • Film Martial Arts Choreographer
  • Big Trouble in Little China (also known as John Carpenter's BigTrouble in Little China), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Film Martial Arts Trainer
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Film Associate Producer
  • Big Trouble in Little China (also known as John Carpenter's BigTrouble in Little China), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Boogie Boy, Imperial Entertainment, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Asian man No. 2, The Immortals, HBO, 1995
  • Quaid, Windham henchman, Assault on Dome 4 (also known as ChaseMoran), Sci-Fi Channel, 1996
  • Harry, High Voltage, HBO, 1998
  • Brez, The Girl Gets Moe (also known as Love to Kill), HBO,1998
  • Never Say Die (also known as Outside the Law), 2001
  • Specials
  • Asian voiceovers, The Martial Arts, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Ton Li, "Outcall," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1985
  • Soundman, "A Star Is Born," Three's a Crowd, 1985
  • Cambodian, "The Szechuan Dragon," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990
  • Male instructor, "Stand on Your Man," Roseanne, ABC, 1992
  • Movie villain #2, "The Five Fingers of Ben," Growing Pains, 1992
  • Male instructor, "Stand On Your Man," Roseanne, ABC, 1992
  • Karlat, "The Trial," Space Rangers, CBS, 1994
  • Tiger, "Tiger's Eye," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994
  • "The Substitute Son," Family Matters, 1995
  • Benihana chef, "The End of the Jackal," Deadly Games, UPN, 1995
  • Bloodhound teep #1, "Strange Relations," Babylon 5, TNT, 1998
  • Wong, "Devil in Disguise," Night Man, The Disney Channel and syndicated, 1998
  • Bossman, "Genie Junior," Weird Science, USA Network, 1998
  • The warrior, "Facing the Past," Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Fox, 1999
  • Master Kim, "Cat-in-Hat," Once and Again, ABC, 2000
  • Red Dragon, "Blinded by the Light," Black Scorpion, Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • Red Dragon, "Home Sweet Homeless," Black Scorpion, Sci-Fi Channel,2001
  • Neeko, "Penelope Meets Neeko," The Amanda Show, Nickelodeon, 2001
  • Quan Li, FTL, "The Coup," Alias, ABC, 2002
  • Also appeared in "Absolute Perfection," Robbery Homicide Division;as Jiro, Raven, CBS; security guard, Frasier, NBC; Chang, Marker, UPN; Tommy Cheung, Robbery Homicide Division, CBS.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • (Uncredited) Stunts, Kung Fu, ABC, 1972
  • Stunt coordinator, Stark Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1995
  • Fight coordinator, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, syndicated, 1998
  • Stunt coordinator, Once and Again, ABC, 1999
  • Movies
  • Stunts, The Fantastic Seven (also known as Steel Glory andStunt Seven), CBS, 1979
  • Stunt man (Hatanaka), Girls of the White Orchid, NBC, 1983
  • Stunts, Dogwatch, HBO, 1997
  • Stunt performer, The Girl Gets Moe (also known as Love to Kill), HBO, 1998
  • Fight choreography (additional crew), Mr. Atlas, Showtime, 1999
  • Stunt coordinator, Late Last Night, Starz!, 1999
  • Fight coordinator, The Base, Cinemax, 1999
  • Action coordinator, Kiss Toledo Goodbye, Starz!, 2000
  • Stunt coordinator, Secret of the Horse, 2001
  • Specials
  • Fight coordinator, ABC World Stunt Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Fight coordinator, World Stunt Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Martial arts coordinator, "War of Nerves," Baywatch, syndicated, 1992
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Virtual Samurai, Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie, 1995
  • Videos
  • The Art of Stretching and Kicking, Unique Publications Inc., 1992
  • Stretching and Kicking, Master Series I, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • The Art of Stretching and Kicking, Unique Publications Inc., 1982

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • James Lew Official Site, http://www.jameslew.com, September 7, 2003

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