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List of Famous Stunt Performers

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List of famous stunt performers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top stunt performers in the world? This includes the most prominent stunt performers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable stunt performers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic stunt performers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned stunt performers.

This list is made up of people like Jackie Chan and Michael Jai White.

From reputable, prominent, and well known stunt performers to the lesser known stunt performers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the stunt performer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous stunt performers ever?" and "What are the names of famous stunt performers?" then you're in the right place. (1302 items)

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    Jackie Chan
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    Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer and singer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, Victoria Peak
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Stunt Performer, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour, Enter the Dragon, Around the World in 80 Days, Rush Hour 2, + more
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    Chris Farley
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    Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley was an American comedian and actor. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995. Farley and Chris Rock were introduced ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1964-1997)
    • Birthplace: Madison, USA, Wisconsin
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Wayne's World, Billy Madison, Tommy Boy, Coneheads, Black Sheep, + more
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    Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Pilot, Stunt Performer, Historian, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Grim Game, Haldane of the Secret Service, The Man from Beyond, Terror Island, The Golden Twenties
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    Joseph Michael "Joe" Manganiello is an American actor, director, producer, and author. He played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3 films and had various recurring roles in television on ER, How I Met Your Mother, and One Tree Hill, before landing his breakout role as ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Actor
    • Credits: Spider-Man, True Blood, Spider-Man 3, Magic Mike, What to Expect When You're Expecting, + more
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    Jackie Gleason
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    John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler and Buford T. Justice in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1916-1987)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bushwick
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Stunt Performer, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Smokey and the Bandit, The Honeymooners, The Hustler, The Toy, Smokey and the Bandit II, + more
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    Terrence "Terry" Funk is a semi-retired American professional wrestler and former actor, known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the latter part of his career that inspired many younger wrestlers, including Mick Foley. Funk has appeared in the NWA, AWA, WWF/E, WCW, ECW, ROH, and ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Hammond, USA, Indiana
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Wrestler, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Friday Night Lights, Road House, Over the Top, Paradise Alley, WCW Monday Nitro, + more
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    Criss Angel
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    Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, better known by the stage name Criss Angel, is an American magician and illusionist. Angel began his career in New York City, before moving his base of operations to Las Vegas. He is known for starring in the television and stage show Criss Angel Mindfreak and his live ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Town of Hempstead, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Stunt Performer, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Criss Angel Mindfreak, E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!, Phenomenon, Criss Angel Believe
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    Taryn Terrell
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    Taryn Nicole Terrell is an American professional wrestler, referee, actress, and stuntwoman, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where she is the current TNA Knockouts Champion in her first reign. She is also known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment, where she performed under ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Wrestler, Model, Actor, Professional Wrestling Referee
    • Credits: WWE Superstars, ECW, Impact Wrestling, Search Party, Aztec Warrior
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    David Blaine
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    David Blaine is an American magician, illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic. He has performed all over the world and has set and broken several world records.more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Illusionist, Actor, Magician, + more
    • Credits: The Great Buck Howard, Mister Lonely, David Blaine: Fearless, David Blaine: Vertigo, David Blaine: Dive of Death, + more
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    Verne Troyer
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    Verne J. Troyer is an American actor and stunt performer. He is notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in, the result of cartilage-hair hypoplasia dwarfism, making him one of the shortest men in the world. He is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Sturgis
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Men in Black, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, + more
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    Johnny Knoxville
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    Philip John "PJ" Clapp Jr., known by his stage name Johnny Knoxville, is an American stunt performer, comedian, actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known as a co-creator and star of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Men in Black II, Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 3D, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, + more
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    Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Buster ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1895-1966)
    • Birthplace: USA, Piqua, Kansas
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, + more
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    Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was an American daredevil, painter, entertainer, and international icon. In his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980; and, in 1974, a canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1938-2007)
    • Birthplace: Butte, Montana, USA
    • Profession: Stunt Performer
    • Credits: Viva Knievel!, Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel, Evel Knievel: Spectacular Jumps
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    Dayle Haddon
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    Dayle Haddon is a Canadian model and actress, presently known for promoting anti-aging products manufactured by L'Oréal. Additionally, she is credited as author of Ageless Beauty: A Woman's Guide to Lifelong Beauty and Well-Being. During the earlier part of her career as a model, Haddon appeared on the ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Businessperson, Stunt Performer, Model, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: North Dallas Forty, Cyborg, The World's Greatest Athlete, Paroles et musique, Paperback Hero, + more
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    Steve-O is a British American Canadian actor, stunt performer, producer, comedian, author, musician, and clown. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series Jackass and related movies. Steve-O is known for his eccentric character. He has a number of ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Rapper, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Jackass 3D, Jackass, Dancing with the Stars, Wildboyz, Killer Karaoke, + more
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    Bam Margera
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    Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, actor, musician, and stunt performer. He came to prominence after appearing in MTV's Jackass crew. He has since appeared in MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, and Haggard and Minghags, both of which he ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Television producer, Cinematographer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Grind, Jackass, Viva La Bam, 411VM Skateboarding: Issue 52, + more
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    Michael Jai White
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    Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White appeared as ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Dark Knight, Black Dynamite, Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Spawn, + more
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    Richard Farnsworth
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    Richard W. Farnsworth was an American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox and The Straight Story, for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1920-2000)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Actor
    • Credits: Gone with the Wind, Blazing Saddles, Misery, Spartacus, The Natural, + more
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    John Schneider
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    John Richard Schneider is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Bo Duke in the 1970s–1980s American television series The Dukes of Hazzard, Jonathan Kent in the 2001–11 TV series Smallville. and of James "Jim" Cryer on the television series The Haves and the ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, USA
    • Profession: Activist, Television director, Stunt Performer, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Smallville, Smokey and the Bandit, Sydney White, The Dukes of Hazzard, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, + more
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    John Landis
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    John David Landis is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedy films, his horror films, and his music videos with Michael Jackson. He directed National Lampoon's Animal House, An American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson's music video Thriller, The Blues ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Television director, Stunt Performer, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Spider-Man 2, The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Animal House, An American Werewolf in London, Psych, + more
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