David Carradine

David Carradine

  • Birthday: 1936-12-08
  • Deathday: 2009-06-03
  • Place of birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: John Arthur Carradine

Biography

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine Jr.; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor best known for playing martial arts roles. He is perhaps best known as the star of the 1970s television series Kung Fu, playing Kwai Chang Caine, a peace-loving Shaolin monk travelling through the American Old West. He also portrayed the title character of both of the Kill Bill films. He appeared in two Martin Scorsese films: Boxcar Bertha and Mean Streets. David Carradine was a member of the Carradine family of actors that began with his father, John Carradine. The elder Carradine's acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television, and in cinema, spanned more than four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor, David Carradine appeared in more than 100 feature films in a career spanning more than six decades. He received nominations for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for his work on Kung Fu, and received three additional Golden Globe nominations for his performances in the Woody Guthrie biopic Bound for Glory (1976), the television miniseries North and South (1985), and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 2, for which he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. Throughout his life, Carradine was arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offenses, which often involved substance abuse. Films that featured Carradine continued to be released after his death. These posthumous credits were from a variety of genres including action, documentaries, drama, horror, martial arts, science fiction, and westerns. In addition to his acting career, Carradine was a director and musician. Moreover, influenced by his Kung Fu role, he studied martial arts. On April 1, 1997, Carradine received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Carradine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

2003

As Bill

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

2004

As Bill

Bird on a Wire

1990

As Eugene Sorensen

Heaven with a Gun

1969

As Coke Beck

The Long Goodbye

1973

As Dave aka Socrates (uncredited)

Break

2009

As The Bishop

Road of No Return

2008

As Mr. Hover

Last Hour

2008

As Detective Mike Stone

Cannonball

1976

As Coy "Cannonball" Buckman

The Best of Sex and Violence

1982

As Self - Cameo Appearance

The Misfit Brigade

1987

As Col. Von Weisshagen

Dead & Breakfast

2004

As Mr. Wise

Autumn

2009

As Philip

Evil Toons

1992

As Gideon Fisk

Camille

2008

As Cowboy Bob

Boxcar Bertha

1972

As Big Bill Shelly

Circle of Iron

1978

As The Blind Man / Monkeyman / Death / Changsha

Brothers in Arms

2005

As Driscoll

Gray Lady Down

1978

As Captain Gates

Kung Fu Killer

2008

As Crane

Balto II: Wolf Quest

2002

As Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice)

Epic Movie

2007

As Museum Curator

The New Swiss Family Robinson

1998

As Sheldon Blake

Big Stan

2007

As The Master

Death Race 2000

1975

As Frankenstein

Hell Ride

2008

As The Deuce

All Hell Broke Loose

2009

As Marshal Ian McHenry

Q

1982

As Shepard

How to Rob a Bank

2007

As Nick

Roadside Prophets

1992

As Othello Jones

Deathsport

1978

As Kaz Oshay

Waxwork II: Lost in Time

1992

As The Beggar

The Last Sect

2006

As Van Helsing

Bound for Glory

1976

As Woody Guthrie

Treasure Raiders

2007

As Pierre

Warlords

1989

As Dow

Homo Erectus

2007

As Mookoo / Uncle Unky

The Long Riders

1980

As Cole Younger

Lone Wolf McQuade

1983

As Rawley Wilkes

True Legend

2010

As Anton

Crank: High Voltage

2009

As Poon Dong

Dark Fields

2009

As Clive Jonis

The Golden Boys

2008

As Capt. Zebulon Hedge

Think Big

1989

As Sweeney

Dinocroc vs. Supergator

2010

As Jason Drake

The Outsider

2002

As Doctor Lucas Henry

Night Rhythms

1992

As Vincent

Nightfall

2000

As Gnomen

Young Billy Young

1969

As Jesse Boone

Martial Law

1990

As Dalton Rhodes

Stretch

2011

As Monteiro

The Serpent's Egg

1977

As Abel Rosenberg

Kung Fu The Movie

1986

As Kwai Chang Caine

Bad Cop

2009

As Det. Humes

Armed Response

1986

As Jim Roth

Future Force

1989

As John Tucker

Animal Instincts

1992

As William Lamberti

The Shepherd

1999

As Ventriloquist

My Suicide

2009

As Vargas

Final Move

2006

As Captain Baker

Crime Zone

1989

As Jason

Capital Punishment

1991

As Michale Maltin

Karate Cop

1991

As Dad

Sonny Boy

1989

As Pearl

Kill Zone

1993

As Col. Horace Wiggins

Thunder and Lightning

1977

As Harley Thomas

Last Stand at Saber River

1997

As Duane Kidston

Safari 3000

1982

As Eddie Miles

Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider

1979

As Charlie Swattle

Corman's World

2011

As Self - Actor

Eldorado

2012

As The Spirit Guide

Trick or Treats

1982

As Richard Adams

Future Zone

1990

As John Tucker

The Violent Ones

1967

As Lucas Barnes

The McMasters

1970

As White Feather

P.O.W. The Escape

1986

As Col. James Cooper

Night Children

1989

As Max Crawford

Crime of Crimes

1989

As Frank McEntire

Open Fire

1988

As Joe Rourke

I Saw What You Did

1988

As Stephen

Night of the Templar

2012

As Shopkeeper

The Bad Seed

1985

As Leroy Jessup

Detention

2010

As Principal Hoskins

The Monster Hunter

1999

As Louis Dehoven

Deadly Surveillance

1991

As Lieutenant

Animal Protector

1988

As Col. Whitlock

Tropical Snow

1988

As Oskar

Kung Fu Killer 2

2008

As Crane

Full Blast

2000

As Maceo

Six Against the Rock

1987

As Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy

Nowhere to Run

1989

As Harmon

On the Line

1984

As Bryant

Macon County Jail

1997

As Coley

Field of Fire

1991

As Gen. Corman

Guaranteed on Delivery

2001

As Norman Williams

Americana

1981

As The American Soldier

Dangerous Curves

2000

As Lemmy

Jealousy

1984

As Bobby Dee

The Mad Bunch

1989

As Professor Foxwood

Cloud Dancer

1980

As Brad Randolph

Permanent Vacation

2007

As Old Man

The Puzzle in the Air

1999

As The General

Hair High

2004

As Mr. Snerz (voice)

Absolute Evil

2009

As Raf McCane

Fall Down Dead

2007

As Wade Douglas

Last Goodbye

2004

As Fred McGillicuddie

Heartbeat

1987

As Man Playing Dice

Mean Streets

1973

As Drunk

Too Many Thieves

1966

As Felix

Kung Fu - A Legend Reborn

1992

As Kwai Chang Caine

By Dawn's Early Light

2001

As Nick Decker

Midnight Fear

1991

As Hanley

Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon

2004

As Grand Master

Brotherhood of the Gun

1991

As Artemis McBride

Kung Fu Action Masters

2000

As Narrator

Macho Callahan

1971

As David Mountford

Run for Your Life

1988

As Maggiore Charles Forsythe

Gauguin the Savage

1980

As Paul Gauguin

Modern Warriors

2002

As Self

Kandisha

2008

As The American

Double Trouble

1992

As Mr. C

Oceans of Fire

1986

As J.C. Busch

Fatal Secret

1988

As Michael LeWinter

Try This One for Size

1989

As Bradley

Taggart

1965

As Cal Dodge

Mr. Horn

1979

As Tom Horn

UnConventional

2004

As Self

Distant Justice

1992

As Joe Foley

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

2011

As Bill (Snake Charmer)

Kiss of a Stranger

1999

As Sean O'Leary

Warden of Red Rock

2001

As Mike Sullivan

Project Eliminator

1991

As Ron Morrell

Dune Warriors

1991

As Michael

Light Speed

1998

As Miles

Fuego

2007

As Lobo

That's Action

1990

As John Tucker (archive footage) (uncredited)

You and Me

1975

As Zeto

Bus Riley's Back in Town

1965

As Stretch

Away from Home

2004

As Self

Dead Center

1994

As Chavez

Knocking on Death's Door

1999

As Doc Hadley

Long Way Home

1975

As Craw Dantley

Down 'n Dirty

2001

As Gil Garner

The Donor

2001

As Mike

Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

2019

As Self (archive footage)

Code Name: Jaguar

1999

As Max Kaufman

Lovers and Liars

1998

As Mr. Montague

Death Race

2008

As Frankenstein (voice)

Johnny Belinda

1967

As Locky

The Rage

1997

As Lucas McDermott

The Eagle and the Horse

1994

As John Freemont

The Ultimate Fighter

2007

As Mikhail

Lost Bullet

2003

As Michael Morrison

Out of the Wilderness

2001

As Clint Dugan

Lost Treasure of Dos Santos

1997

As Martin Shaw

Desperately Looking For Success

1994

As James Lorrimer

Naked Movie

2008

As Self

Jodorowsky's Dune

2013

As Self (Archival Footage)

Be Water

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Richard III

2007

As Buckingham

The Hunted

1967

As Gene Gauge

American Reel

2003

As James Lee Springer

Production

Americana

1981

As Editor

Americana

1981

As Producer

Americana

1981

As Director

Future Force

1989

As Associate Producer

You and Me

1975

As Director

You and Me

1975

As Original Music Composer

Kung Fu The Movie

1986

As Co-Producer

You and Me

1975

As Editor

Crime Zone

1989

As Executive Producer

Crime of Crimes

1989

As Producer

Road of No Return

2008

As Associate Producer

Fall Down Dead

2007

As Associate Producer

Project Eliminator

1991

As Associate Producer

Richard III

2007

As Executive Producer

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