Jean-Claude Van Damme Overview

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Born: October 18, 1960

Although he was born in Berchem-Sainte Agathe, Belgium, with the name of Jean-Claude Van Varenbeerg, Van Damme once called himself "Frank Cujo" when he first moved to Hollywood in 1981. But even Cujo couldn't find work as an actor as the former European Professional Karate Association's middleweight championship spent his time taking English classes while working as a chauffeur, carpet layer, pizza deliverer, trainer and bouncer. But never underestimate the world-wide audience for a good kick in... See All

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