Jackie Chan Stunt Team

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Jackie Chan Stunt Team
OccupationActors, action directors, stuntmen
Years active1976–present
Hong Kong Film Awards Best Action Choreography
1985 Project A
1986 Police Story
1988 Project A Part II
1989 Police Story 2
1990 Miracles
1995 Drunken Master II
2002 The Accidental Spy

Golden Horse Awards Best Action Choreography
1994 Drunken Master II
1995 Thunderbolt
1997 Mr. Nice Guy
1998 Who Am I?
2004 New Police Story

Chinese name

The Jackie Chan Stunt Team (Chinese :成家班; Cantonese Yale :Sing Ga Ban; lit. 'Chan's Family Group'), also known as Jackie Chan's Stuntmen Association, is a group of stuntmen and martial artists who work alongside Jackie Chan. Founded in the 1970s, it initially included Hong Kong action stuntmen and martial artists, before expanding to include international talent over the next several decades.



The JC Stunt Team was established in 1976 and originated from the relationships Chan formed in his early starring roles in Hong Kong action movies. Several of his co-stars and stuntmen hired by the film studios began working together regularly. This engendered a familiarity of one another's skills and abilities and it made sense for them to become a working team. Some of the members had received training at the Peking Opera schools, similar to Chan.

By 1983, and the release of the film Project A , the stunt team had become an official organisation of six members. The organisation meant that the stuntmen not only received insurance coverage, but also a monthly salary and higher pay. By the time of Police Story 2 in 1988, the team had expanded to around twenty members. This incarnation of the team was disbanded in 1990 and thereafter, individual members were contracted and used on a film-by-film basis rather than all members remaining on the payroll. [1] This allowed for some new faces, and the return of former members.

The formation of Chan's team influenced others in the business to follow suit, particularly his former co-stars and "brothers" Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao (their stunt teams known as "Hung Ga Ban" and "Yuen Ga Ban" respectively). Other actors who formed their own stunt teams include Lau Kar-leung, Philip Ko, Stanley Tong and Bruce Law. Chan's stunt team worked in collaboration with Sammo Hung's team on films like Dragons Forever, Thunderbolt and Around the World in 80 Days. A small number of films that Chan produced but did not appear in, or was not involved in at all, have utilised his stunt team. These include The Gold Hunters (1981), Rouge (1988), The Inspector Wears Skirts 2 (1989), Stage Door Johnny (1990) and Angry Ranger (1991). [2]

Members (past & present)

These are former and current members of Chan's stunt team. Where possible, the films they have worked on are included.

Awards and nominations

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