Jon Foo – Fresh Breakout Star

Jon Foo

Hello again everyone! It is that time again where we have another look at celebrity action movie stars. This time, we are showcasing Jon Foo. He is fairly new to the acting/film circuit, but he has a strong background in martial arts, martial art films as well as stunt work for other actors! Let’s have a look at these quick facts about him.

Jon Foo was born on 30 October 1982 in London, England, UK to a Chinese-Singaporean father and an Irish-English mother.

His siblings include a younger sister and two half-sisters from his father’s side. His family constantly moved as he grew up.

Both of his parents practice martial arts. His father practices karate and his mother practices judo.

He was eight years old when he started learning kung fu. Serious training in wushu began when he was 15. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Being a practitioner of wushu, Jon has had roles in Tom-Yum-Goong (US title: The Protector), Batman Begins, House of Fury, Left for Dead, and Life (Shi cha qi xiao shi).

Jon is also a stuntman for other actors.

His most well known role is Jin Kazama in the 2010 live action film Tekken. Foo also played Ryu in the short film Street Fighter: Legacy.

Starred in Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2010) as one of the first generation soldiers. Also, Jon is set to appear in a Thai martial arts-basketball film Fireball Begins, which is a prequel to the first film, Fireball.

Jon’s film roles include: lead role in Bangkok Revenge, he appears with Dominic Purcell in Vikingdom and Danny Glover in Extraction.

Jon has also taken the role of Detective Lee in the TV adaptation of Rush Hour. The role that was originally played by Jackie Chan in the Film series.

Arafin Shuvo – Fresh in Bangladesh

Arafin Shuvo

Fresh in Bangladesh

Hello everyone out there! Hope we all had a lovely weekend. This week’s Action Movie Star profile was requested by Tanvir Hossain Unique, who is a follower of ours. Let’s have a look at this action movie star from Bangladesh.

 

  • Arafin was born on February 2, 1982 in Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • He started out as a ramp model and television actor.
  • His acting debut was in 2007, with an appearance in Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s television series “Ha/Na”.
  • The first film Arafin starred in was “Jaago” in 2010.
  • Shuvo made his film debut in 2010, with Khijir Hayat Khan’s sports drama film Jaago – Dare To Dream.
  • In 2014, Arifin Shuvo was first seen in Iftakar Chowdhury’s action thriller Agnee, alongside Mahiya Mahi. the film was a huge success and later went to become the highest grossing Bangladeshi film of 2014.
  • He is a recipient of several awards and nominations, including two Meril Prothom Alo Awards, which he was nominated for Best Villain.
  • He made his debut into mainstream cinema with Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini in 2013.

Check out the video below to see some Action and acting from Shuvo! And while you are at it, send us a message requesting an Action Movie Star from your country, we would love to check them out and share with everyone else.