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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme


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Birth Name :

Jean-Claude Camille Francois Van Varenberg

Birth Date :

October 18, 1960

Birth Place :

Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Belgium

Spouse :

Maria Rodriguez (25-Aug-80 - 1984), Cynthia Derderian (24-Aug-85 - 1986), Darcy LaPier (3-Feb-94 - Nov-97), Gladys Portugues (since 3-Jan-87, filed for divorce)

Claim to fame :

As Luc Deveraux/GR44 in "Universal Soldier" (1992)

Latest News

Wife Seeking Divorce From Jean-Claude Van Damme

March 21, 2015 06:17:59 GMT

Divorce is on the card for and his wife Gladys Portugues Van Varenberg. The two have been married since 1987 and are parents to two adult children; Kristopher (b. 1987) and Bianca (b. 1990).

Jean-Claude Van Damme to Return for 'Kickboxer' Reboot

December 02, 2014 07:02:11 GMT

reportedly is in final negotiations to take part in "" reboot. The original film which was launched in 1989 features Van Damme as a martial arts student, but if the deal is sealed the upcoming reboot will see him playing the teacher, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The role was supposed to be taken by "" actor , but he was forced to bow out due to scheduling conflicts.

Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris Pay Tribute to Producer Menahem Golan

August 11, 2014 02:36:55 GMT

leads the tribute to movie producer Menahem Golan who recently passed away in Tel Aviv. The Belgian actor took to Twitter on Saturday, July 9 to pay tribute to Golan who worked with him in 1988's "Bloodsport". Van Damme wrote, "RIP, Menahem Golan... I love you and will always do."

Jean-Claude Van Damme Did His Most Epic Split Yet in Space

March 01, 2014 00:00:29 GMT

recreated his epic split on top of two moving Volvo trucks, taking it high above and higher than the sky. The actor balanced himself in between two satellites floating in space for a new parody.

Video: Chuck Norris Spoofs Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo Split on Planes

December 21, 2013 03:05:23 GMT

's epic split in a viral Volvo ad last month has found its competitor. A funny video spoof featuring a CGI version of imitating Van Damme's split was recently released by its creator, a Hungarian animation firm Delov Digital.

'Welcome to the Jungle' Trailer: Jean-Claude Van Damme Mauled by Tiger

November 26, 2013 04:37:16 GMT

"" gets a trailer which shows action movie veteran making a foray into comedy. He plays ex-marine, Storm, who ends up getting attacked by a cougar while coaching a group of office workers in a leadership retreat in the wilderness.

Video: Channing Tatum Spoofs Jean-Claude Van Damme's Epic Split

November 20, 2013 08:48:38 GMT

recreates 's epic split, which became a viral hit, on the set of his new movie "". While the "Universal Soldier" star balances between two moving trucks, the "" actor uses two food carts with the help from the movie's crew.

Jean-Claude Van Damme's Epic Split in Volvo Ad Becomes Viral

November 15, 2013 14:00:18 GMT

In order to demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering, the motor company hired Belgian actor . At 53 years old, Van Damme was still able to show his famous flexibility by performing splits in between two moving Volvo trucks.

'Timecop' Rebooted, Jean-Claude Van Damme Not Involved

May 23, 2013 08:53:09 GMT

One of 's films will be rebooted by Universal Pictures. As The Hollywood Reporter learns, the studio is confirmed to have "", a remake of Van Damme's 1994 film, as its next project with Marc Shmuger and Tom McNulty attached to produce.

Jean-Claude Van Damme Goes Primitive in 'Welcome to the Jungle' Clips

October 29, 2012 07:39:26 GMT

acts like a primitive man in the clips for his new adventure comedy film "Welcome to the Jungle (2013)". Playing an eccentric team-building coach, Van Damme is seen getting shirtless a la tribal chief and talking crazy during a bonfire session with his team in one clip. In another, he is seen having an awkward bickering with soon after they first step their feet in the wilderness.

Jean-Claude Van Damme Had Affair With Kylie Minogue in Thailand

August 14, 2012 04:43:43 GMT

Eighteen years after "Street Fighter" was released, confessed that he had a fling with while filming the movie. In an interview with The Guardian, the "Universal Soldier" actor defended himself, saying that it would be "abnormal" not to have affair with such a beautiful woman as the Aussie singer.

Jean-Claude Van Damme Discusses Teaming Up With Action Legends in 'Expendables 2'

July 06, 2012 07:51:23 GMT

Working with a legion of A-list action stars in "" was a priceless experience for . Though Van Damme himself is also known as a notable action veteran, the Belgian actor confessed that he learned a lot from his co-stars, including lead actor .

Jean-Claude Van Damme Suffers High-Frequency Hearing Loss

May 11, 2011 04:41:24 GMT

's doctor has ordered the movie star to don protective ear wear on film sets, after diagnosing him with high-frequency hearing loss. Years of bangs and booms in high-action movies have left the "Bloodsport" star's hearing impaired, and he recently sought expert help to correct his partial deafness.

Jean-Claude Van Damme Determined to Land Walk of Fame Star

April 27, 2011 11:08:00 GMT

walked along the famous Los Angeles landmark when he was a young wannabe and fantasised about the day his name would be among the greats.

Van Damme Cries Over His Return to Fight

April 13, 2011 09:58:54 GMT

Movie tough guy broke down in tears on his U.K. reality TV show as he discussed his upcoming return to fighting, insisting he wants to "be a champion" again to make his family proud.

Van Damme Denies Heart Attack and Is Back Training

October 21, 2010 03:37:22 GMT

has assured fans he is "100 per cent healthy" following false reports he suffered a heart attack. The "Bloodsport" star was said to have been hospitalized after collapsing on the set of his new film "Weapon" just a day after his 50th birthday on Monday, October 18.

Jean-Claude Van Damme 'Is Okay' After Suffering Heart Attack

October 20, 2010 02:50:47 GMT

is said currently resting at his home in Belgium after being admitted to a hospital in New Orleans for a minor heart attack. According to email from Van Damme's reps to MTV, the "" actor "is okay."

Refusing to Lose to Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme Turned Down 'The Expendables' Offer

August 17, 2010 09:35:20 GMT

refused to appear in 's all-star action film "", because he would have to lose a fight to . Stallone corralled a hitlist of Hollywood hard men to appear in the film, but "Universal Soldier" star Van Damme turned him down, because the Belgian martial arts expert failed to get the movie's satirical undertones.

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Michelle Yeoh Cast in 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

May 26, 2010 09:05:00 GMT

Several names have been added to the cast line-up of "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom". DreamWorks Animation has announced that they have hired veteran stars , and to provide the voices for some characters in the upcoming movie.