Renowned Hong Kong actor and stuntman Jackie Chan is celebrating his 70th birthday.

He has recently reassured fans after concerns were raised about his appearance in photographs published earlier this year.

The actor known for films including Police Story, Rush Hour and Who Am I? was pictured with greying hair, prompting fans to speculate about his health. He said his elderly appearance earlier this year was part of his look for a film role.

Join us in celebrating and getting to know more about him, not just his acting.

Jackie is a legendary Chinese actor who has graced our screens and hearts for decades.


He is known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.


He was born on 7 April 1954 in British Hong Kong as Chan Kong-sang.

Chan married Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress in 1982.

Their son, who is a singer and actor Jaycee Chan, was born that same year. 

Chan had an extra-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei and has a daughter with her Etta Ng Chok Lam, born on 18 January 1999. 

Chan speaks 

  1. Cantonese
  2. , Mandarin,
  3. English, 
  4. American
  5. Sign Language 
  6. some German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Thai.
Jackie Chan's son
Jaycee Chan Jackie Chan's son
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 The Italian duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill inspired his movies.

  • Chan has been acting since the 1960s, performing in more than 150 films. 
  •  Before entering the film industry, he was one of the Seven Little Fortunes from the China Drama Academy at the Peking Opera School, where he studied acrobatics, martial arts, and acting. 
  • The first major breakthrough was the 1978 kung fu action comedy film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow.
  • Rumble in the Bronx (1995), which had a successful worldwide theatrical run, brought Chan into the North American mainstream

Did you know he is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released several music albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred?


  •  He has received fame stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Honorary Academy Award for his "extraordinary achievements" in film
  •  He is a globally known philanthropist and has been named one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine.
  • In 2004, film scholar Andrew Willis stated that Chan was perhaps the "most recognized film star in the world.

Chan has been a pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) politician, having served two terms as a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and, in 2021, expressing his desire to join the CCP.