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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)
Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Stunt Performers
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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 ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Profession: Spokesperson, Stunt Performer, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Jackie Chan Adventures, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Shanghai Knights

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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Stunt Performers
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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 ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1964-1997)

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Stunt Performer, Comedian, Actor

Credits: Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep, Wayne's World 2

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Stunt Performers
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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

Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Pilot, Stunt Performer, Historian, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Haldane of the Secret Service, The Man from Beyond, The Grim Game, Terror Island

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Joe Manganiello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Stunt Performers
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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

Age: 40

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Stunt Performer, Actor

Credits: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Sabotage, Magic Mike XXL

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