Jackie Chan, born on April 7, 1954 in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer.
He is one of the most recognized names in martial arts and action movies worldwide, known for his acrobatic fighting style, comedic timing and use of improvised weapons. He has starred in over a hundred movies and is one of the most recognizable Asian movie stars in the world. He also has a pop music singing career which began in the 1980s.
Chan joined his parents in Canberra in 1976, where he briefly attended Dickson College and worked as a construction worker. A fellow builder named Jack took Chan under his wing, earning Chan the nickname of "Little Jack" which was later shortened to "Jackie" and the name Jackie Chan stuck with him ever since. In addition, in the late 90s, Chan changed his Chinese name to Fong Si-lung, since his father's original surname was Fong.