Mostly Credited As: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Sometimes Credited As: Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Varenbergh
J. Claude van Damme
Birth Name: Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg
Date Of Birth: October 18, 1960 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: Belgium
Birth Place: Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia He is a Belgian martial artist and actor who is most known for his action films.
His Belgian background gave rise to the nickname "The Muscles from Brussels."
He has a black belt in karate.
He was originally cast as the predator in Predator 1, but he quit.
He has had troubles with cocaine and is also reported to have experienced bipolar disorder.
In 1998, Van Damme and his former bodyguard Chuck Zito were involved in a fist-fight at a New York strip-tease bar called Scores.
Jean Claude Van Damme has gained a reputation for numerous nude appearances in his films and has become a definite favourite for fans of male nudity.
He has been married five times.
He has been married five times, including two marriages with his current wife Gladys Portugues.
His films have earned over $650,000,000 planet wide.
Jean-Claude Van Damme Quotes
"Ballet is an art, but it's also one of the most difficult sports. If you can survive a ballet workout, you can survive a workout in any other sport."