Jalal Merhi

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Jalal Merhi
Born (1956-01-27) January 27, 1956 (age 66)
Belém, Brazil
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1983–present

Jalal Merhi is a Brazilian-born Canadian action film producer. [1] He was born in Brazil to Lebanese immigrant parents.



He started his film career by selling his jewellery business to start a film production company. He has produced and acted in numerous action films that can be considered martial arts B movies. Because of this he is known as "Beirut’s Steven Seagal." [2] [ dubious ] Merhi first studied Shotokan style of karate as youth later moving to tiger style Kung fu. He has sifu rank in kung fu and owns his own school in Canada.


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