Kung Fu the Legend

Hello everyone, we are back at it again. This week’s celebrity profile is none other than David Carradine.

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David was born December 8, 1936 as John Arthur Carradine, in Hollywood, California. He is the oldest child of actor John Carradine and his wife Ardanelle Abigail (McCool).


When he left the Army, David became serious about his acting pursuits. Around that time, he was advised to change his name to avoid confusion with his famous father.

David Carradine starred as a half-Chinese, half-white Shaolin monk, Kwai Chang Caine, on the ABC hit TV series Kung Fu for three years (1972–1975) and was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his role.

David was not trained in kung fu when he was cast in the role of Kwai Chang Caine. He instead relied on his experience as a dancer for the part. He also had experience in sword fighting, boxing, and street fighting.

As well as being an actor, David Carradine was a musician. He sang and played the piano, the guitar and the flute among other instruments

One of David’s most noteable movie roles is Bill in Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill.

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