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Jeff Imada

Actor from United States of America

Jeff Imada (born June 17, 1955) is an American martial artist, stuntman, actor and director. He has performed stunts in over 100 films and television programs and authored one of the first books published in the US about the balisong knife. Imada was born in Inglewood, California, USA, where he began studying martial arts at the age of fifteen. At El Camino College and UCLA, he majored in pre-med and minored in music. While in college, he started working as a movie "extra," which led to his becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Stunts Unlimited and the Directors Guild of America. Jeff Imada has been the technical advisor on numerous films, including Dutch (1991), Tango & Cash (1989), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Dreamscape (1984) and Streets of Fire (1984), and such television series as Magnum, P.I. (1980), Remington Steele (1982), Dynasty (1981), Matt Houston (1982), Airwolf (1984), Stingray (1986), Hart to Hart (1979) and Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982). He was a great friend of Norward Vios and sparred with him all the time. He was a close friend to Brandon Lee with whom he studied Jeet Kune Do under the tutelage of Dan Inosanto. He was the primary fight choreographer on  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1955-06-17
Place of birth
Inglewood
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Stunt Performer, Film Director, Actor

Education

Institution From To
University of California, Los Angeles
El Camino College

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