Chuck Johnson was born on October 25, 1978, in Detroit, Michigan. He is most famously known for being a film producer and Japan’s first black stuntman. Here are 10 things you might not know about Chuck Johnson.
- His New Movie “Eastbound Traffic” Looks Amazing.
Eastbound Traffic is an upcoming movie directed by Chuck Johnson. The movie is about a young Russian girl who disappears in Tokyo and her sister who comes to find her. The much-anticipated movie is slated to start shooting this fall.
2. He’s Known Internationally as Japan’s First Black Stuntman.
While training overseas in Japan, Chuck was recruited as a celebrity bodyguard. Being introduced to show business he quickly made the transition to acting and stunt performing. Shortly after he became known as Japan’s first black stunt man and ran Japan’s first English-speaking stunt team.
3. He Is the Owner of Quiet Flame Productions.
His film production company produced the successful “Fists of Absinthe”, a collaborative effort between Toei Studios, Youtube, and Adidas (and which stars Chuck as well), and was highlighted at the “ Urban Action Showcase Film Festival” in New York. It also won a nationwide distribution deal in Japan despite only being a short film. “Fists of Absinthe” can now be found on Youtube and Amazon Prime.
4. He Wins Fights without Even Training.
Chuck came to the Intercollegiate Taekwondo championship in Hong Kong as a spectator, when someone in the stands recognized him from a Taekwondo textbook that Chuck was in. Being short one fighter, they asked him if he would join on the spot and he ended up winning the Men’s heavyweight division.
5. Not only Can He Fight, but He Is Intelligent Too.
Chuck graduated from Michigan State University with honors, studied business management and leadership at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and Asian economics and Korean language at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He also has an IQ of 130 and scored in the top 5% of Americans on a standardized intelligence test. Amazingly…Chuck can also speak and act in Korean, and Japanese.
6. He Is a Beyond Expert Level Martial Artist.
Chuck became the Michigan State Junior Olympic Taekwondo champion less than a week after getting his black belt, beating out people who had been black belts for 10 years or more. To date, he has over 28 years of experience in 10 martial arts, is ranked in 6, and is a master of Taekwondo and Karate.
7. He Is a Motion Capture Artist and Animatronic Puppeteer.
Chuck also acts regularly as a motion capture artist in video games and has performed in several major international projects ranging from the Metal Gear Series to the Street Fighter Series. People love the depth he brings to the characters, both human and not.
8. Chuck Loves Giving Back to Social Causes.
Chuck supports a wide range of social causes. He has done everything from volunteering in a Buddhist temple in Thailand, to sailing around the world twice as an international peace activist. With his next film, Eastbound Traffic, he aspires to use filmmaking to raise awareness of important social issues.
9. He Once Shot Himself… on Camera.
Chuck was originally cast to play one of the main characters in the hit video game “Left Alive”. The director and production team loved his performance so much, they asked him to play two more characters. At one point in the game, two of the characters he plays have a face-off, Chuck had to execute himself with a handgun.
10. He Has Decades of Experience in Entertainment.
Has been working in entertainment for almost 20 years, and has worked on well over 100 TV shows, films, video games, and commercials as an actor and stuntman in the US and in Asia, and can also act in Korean and Japanese.
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Chuck Johnson - IMDb
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