David Carradine Net Worth

David Carradine Net Worth is
$500 Thousand

David Carradine Biography

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He was also thinking about mixed fighting techinques, which he found in some of his movies. Born mainly because John Arthur Carradine, his tough childhood resulted in an eventual name switch after an attempted suicide at the first age group of five years previous followed by a number of other family-related occasions. While stationed in Virginia, he were able to help discovered a theater firm, often named the “entertainment device. He was showing up as an actor for four years and during so very long, a huge component of David Carradine net worthy of was accumulated. The actor was created in 1936 in Hollywood, California, and his true birth name was John Arthur Carradine. After senior high school, he attended SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA State University. There, he attended drama and music theory lessons. Nevertheless, he dropped out time later. Before he began his acting profession, David Carradine was an army guy. He dropped out of university and was ultimately drafted to america Army. Later, he made an appearance in “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “Bob Wish Presents the Chrysler Theatre”. The death had not been concluded as a suicide but as accidental erotic asphyxiation. Carradine became mixed up in entertainment industry in 1947 until his loss of life from erotic asphyxiation in ’09 2009. In 1965, for his function in it, David Carradine was awarded a Theatre Globe Award for Greatest Debut Performance. Most of these appearances not merely made his name popular, but also elevated the full total estimate of David Carradine net worthy of. David Carradine net value: David Carradine was an American actor, musician, director and martial artist who acquired a net value of $500 thousand dollars. Born in Hollywood, California on December 8, 1936, David Carradine was most widely known for his leading function as Kwai Chang Caine in the series Kung Fu, in addition to his newer leading functions in the Kill Costs series. He was a favorite “B” film actor and was a four-time Golden World Award nominee. His breakthrough function is considered to maintain the Broadway play known as “The Royal Hunt of sunlight”. He previously been married five situations to Donna Lee Becht, Linda Gilbert, Gail Jensen, Marina Anderson, and Annie Bierman. He previously three kids and four stepchildren. Because of an unstable childhood, Carradine fell into drug abuse and regular arrests. The actor acquired many legal troubles, that have been usually related to drug abuse. He attended Oakland SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Oakland Junior University, and studied music and drama at SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA State College. In 1963, he appeared on Television for the very first time in a Television show known as “Armstrong Circle Theatre”. In ’09 2009, he passed on in Thailand, that was due to asphyxiation.” Carradine was honorably discharged after 2 yrs and the birth of his initial girl, Calista. He starred in the series Kung Fu from 1972 to 1975 that he was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden World Award. In 1976 he won the National Plank of Review Award for Greatest Actor for his function as Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory. Carradine’s awards are the Theatre Globe Award for Royal Hunt of sunlight in 1966, a Gold Superstar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997, the initial annual recipient of the Actions on Film International Film Event Lifetime Accomplishment Award in 2005, the Saturn Award for Greatest Helping Actor in Kill Costs in 2005, and a 2008 Honoree for the Walk of Western Superstars. He passed away on June 3, 2009 at the Nai Lert Park Resort in Bangkok, Thailand. He was discovered hanging in a closet by a rope. In 1964, the actor made an appearance in his initial feature film called “Taggart”.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Carradine
Net Worth$500 Thousand
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1936
DiedJune 3, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.85 m
ProfessionMartial Artist, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television Director
EducationOakland High School, San Francisco State University
SpouseAnnie Bierman, Marina Anderson, Gail Jensen, Linda Anne Gilbert, Donna Lee Becht
ChildrenCalista Carradine, Tom Carradine, Kansas Carradine
ParentsArdanelle McCool, John Carradine
SiblingsKeith Carradine, Robert Carradine, Bruce Carradine, Christopher Carradine
PartnerBarbara Hershey
AwardsSaturn Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
MoviesKill Bill: Volume 2, Kill Bill Volume 1, The Long Riders, Boxcar Bertha, Death Race 2000, Lone Wolf McQuade, Bound for Glory, Big Stan, Kung Fu: The Movie, Bird on a Wire, The Serpent's Egg, Circle of Iron, Crank: High Voltage, Mean Streets, Gray Lady Down, True Legend, Dinocroc vs. Supergator, Kung Fu Killer, Cannonball, Dead & Breakfast, The Golden Boys, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Hell Ride, Last Stand at Saber River, The Warrior and the Sorceress, Balto II: Wolf Quest, Deathsport, Young Billy Young, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, Archie's Final Project, Epic Movie, Night of the Templar, American Reel, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, How to Rob a Bank, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, Miracle at Sage Creek, The Outsider, Homo Erectus, Hair High, Roadside Prophets, Future Force, Cloud Dancer, Crime Zone, Heaven with a Gun, Fall Down Dead, Last Hour, Safari 3000, High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane, Bad Cop
TV ShowsWild West Tech, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, North and South, North and South, Book II, Kung Fu

Interesting Facts

1 Was known to be a very private man.
2 Acting mentor and friends with Chris Potter.
3 (February 20, 1998) Married his fourth wife, actress and author Marina Anderson, on Laramie Street where he filmed his original series Kung Fu (1972) at Warner Bros. Studios.
4 His father, John Carradine, along with half-brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine all guest-starred on an episode of The Fall Guy (1981), with him in 1984. Sadly, this was John's last appearance with his family.
5 Both his father, John Carradine and one of his half-brothers, Robert Carradine, appeared on at least one episode of Kung Fu (1972), with him.
6 His fourth arrest was in 1974 for attempted burglary and malicious mischief. While under the influence of peyote, a nude Carradine began wandering around his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. He broke into a neighbor's home, shattering a window and cutting his arm. He then bled all over the homeowner's piano. At some time during this episode he accosted two young women, allegedly assaulting one while asking, or demanding of her, if she was a witch. The police literally followed a trail of blood to his home. The burglary charges were dropped, as nothing was found to be missing, while Carradine pleaded "no contest" to the mischief charge and was given probation. He was never charged with assault, but the young woman sued him for $1.1 million and was awarded $20,000.
7 Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.
8 Just before John Carradine died, late in 1988, David and brother Keith Carradine were at his bedside. Hours before he was stricken, he had climbed the 328 steep steps of Milan's Gothic cathedral, the Duomo. He had just finished a film in South Africa and was about to begin a European tour. David was with him, reading William Shakespeare to him--by this time John was unable to speak--when he died.
9 His father ran away from home when John was age 14, but came back at one point to study sculpture at Philadelphia's Graphic Arts Institute. John lived with his maternal uncle in New York City for a while, working in the film archives of the public library.
10 His first arrest was for assaulting a police officer, when he was in his early 20s. He pleaded to a lesser charge of disturbing the peace.
11 For most of his adult life, he was a heavy smoker.
12 Nearly one year after his death, his third wife, Gail Jensen, died on April 23, 2010.
13 In his autobiography, he states that after his father's wife had a series of miscarriages, he discovered that she had had repeated illegal abortions without his knowledge. This rendered her unable to carry a baby to full term. It was with this backdrop of marital discord that, at age 5, David almost succeeded in committing suicide by hanging.
14 Was arrested in December 1994 for breaking a glass window at Rogers Center (formerly Skydome) in Toronto. He claimed he did this to avoid being mobbed by fans after a concert by The Rolling Stones.
15 His great-grandmother, Beverly Carradine, was a Methodist evangelical author.
16 When he was seven, his parents were divorced and his father left California to escape court actions in the alimony settlement.
17 Legally changed his name from John to David, to not only become a professional actor, but also to avoid confusion with his famous father.
18 As a teenager, he moved back to California - residing in Oakland, in the early 1950s.
19 Before he was an actor, he was inducted into the United States Army, where he drew pictures for training aids.
20 Attended and graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, California in 1955.
21 Met his first wife, Donna Lee Becht, when they were both sweethearts in high school, and lived with her off base while he was in the army in Virginia, stationed at Fort Eustis. They were married at the end of 1960 and divorced in 1968.
22 He played various instruments: piano, guitar, flute, among many others.
23 Knew absolutely nothing about the practice of the martial arts, at the same time he was starring on Kung Fu (1972), instead it was his dancing experience that convinced him to accept the role.
24 Created several flutes for the movie Circle of Iron (1978), one of which he later played in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).
25 His second ex-wife, Linda Gilbert, is the ex-wife of Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds fame).
26 His paternal half-brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine, both appeared in The Long Riders (1980), with him.
27 Stepdaughter: Amanda Fraser Eckelberry (born 1989).
28 Stepdaughter: Madeleine Rose Bierman (born 1995).
29 Stepdaughter: Olivia Jane Bierman (born 1998).
30 Stepson: Max Richard Bierman (born 1998).
31 Despite high ratings, his second series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) was canceled in early 1997, because he decided to call it quits.
32 Was a vegetarian.
33 Was healthy and physically active until his death of accidental asphyxiation at age 72.
34 Remained good friends with Chris Potter during and after Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993).
35 Was the second of five children.
36 Began his contract career for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1969.
37 Before Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993), he was a celebrity spokesperson for Lipton Ice Tea.
38 Stepfather of Max Carradine, who is intent on following his stepfather's footsteps and continuing the family acting dynasty.
39 Has appeared in more than 200 films and television dramas.
40 He played truant from school at age 13; was sent to a reform school for a while, and spent time in foster homes in Massachusetts.
41 First came to public attention in 1963, appearing in an episode of Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950).
42 Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Kwai Chang Caine on the television series Kung Fu (1972).
43 James Cromwell, Tom Selleck, Steve Railsback, Frances Fisher, Lucy Liu and Vicki Roberts attended his funeral, which was held ten days after his death.
44 His ex-wife Marina Anderson tried unsuccessfully suing him in 2003 for $300,000, alleging that she got him his role in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), and that he gave no compensation in return. He was successfully represented in that matter by Vicki Roberts.
45 He sang duet vocals on his Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) co-star Chris Potter's song "Kung Fu Blues".
46 His documented ancestry included English, along with smaller amounts of Dutch, German, Irish, Scottish and Welsh. David's last traceable patrilineal ancestor is believed to have been a man named Parker Carradine, who was born in Georgia, in North America, c. 1755.
47 His obituary stated he was survived by four children.
48 He had 12 hobbies: collecting comic books, painting, writing, sculpting, singing, dancing, Kung-Fu, spending time with family, race car driving, exercising, traveling, horse breeding and reading.
49 Before he was an actor, he worked as a manual laborer, where he began an open experiment with drugs.
50 Was an alcohol abuser for many years, until he entered rehab. He was sober at 59.
51 David Carradine passed away on June 3, 2009, in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. He was working on a movie entitled "Stretch".
52 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 1, 1997.
53 Was a Democrat.
54 His first series, Kung Fu (1972), was canceled after the third season, due to injuries he sustained on the set.
55 In Bound for Glory (1976), Carradine played a legendary folk singer, in real-life, he was also a folk singer, before becoming a successful actor.
56 Stepmother Sonia Sorel died in 2004, just three months before he was married to Annie Bierman.
57 Was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
58 Was an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
59 Friends with: Raymond Burr, Mickey Rooney, Andy Griffith, Chuck Norris, Jane Seymour, Bruce Lee, Clu Gulager, Hugh O'Brian, James Drury, Doug McClure, Clint Walker, Alex Cord, Larry Cohen, Robert Ito, James Cromwell, Michael Parks, M. Emmet Walsh, Maxwell Caulfield, Quentin Tarantino, Fred Williamson, Frances Fisher, Tom Selleck, Martin Scorsese, David Winters and Michael Madsen.
60 His manager was Chuck Binder.
61 Quentin Tarantino had originally envisioned the character "Bill" in the "Kill Bill" films as a suave "James Bond-type" man and had first approached Warren Beatty for the role. Beatty turned it down and suggested that he get David for the role.
62 He was born in Hollywood, but he was brought up all over the country, mostly by boarding school teachers and reform school wardens.
63 He married his fifth wife, Annie Bierman at the home of Michael Madsen. Vicki Roberts officiated and pronounced them husband and wife.
64 Was close friends with Larry Cohen since they served together in the military.
65 Many of the characters he has played possess lethal martial arts skills. This is a nod to his most famous character, the deadly yet benevolent Kwai Chang Caine on the television series Kung Fu (1972).
66 Because of his look, his stint on the television series Kung Fu (1972) and his fascination with Eastern philosophies, people often assumed that he was at least part Asian. He wasn't.
67 To date, he is the only actor who has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman and Quentin Tarantino.
68 Was to have attended the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand, in September 2004 as a special Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) guest but had to pull out at the last minute due to filming commitments.
69 Studied drama at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California.
70 Began studying the martial arts after getting cast on Kung Fu (1972).
71 Father of Kansas Carradine (born April 19, 1978) with Linda Gilbert.
72 Father of Calista Carradine (born April 27, 1962) with Donna Lee Becht.
73 Uncle of actresses Martha Plimpton and Ever Carradine.
74 Had a lifelong fascination with Eastern philosophies and culture which resulted in him writing the book "Spirit of the Shaolin" about the philosophy of Kung Fu.
75 Convicted of drunk driving in October 1989. Served 48 hours in jail and did community service.
76 Lived with Barbara Hershey from 1972-1975 (she changed her last name to Seagull during this time). They have a son they named Free Carradine at birth, but who has since changed his name to Tom Carradine.
77 Son of John Carradine; half-brother of Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, brother of Bruce Carradine. Stepson of Sonia Sorel.

Net Worth & Salary

Death Race 2000 (1975) $50,000


1 Long light brown hair
2 Gravelly, smoke-burnished voice
3 Often used his fighting and karate skills in roles
4 Frequently played villainous characters


1 [on Chuck Norris]: How deep can you get into aikido? Aikido's aikido. Chuck Norris, as you know, has a very heavy competitive background. He's originally trained in Tang Soo Do, then what he did was competition karate. Chuck is very fast and very precise. I think he's really good. But I don't think that the whole thing that is kung fu is even touched on by any of these guys. I just think all they're into is what they know about fighting and their movie mystiques. I don't think these guys know anything about the history, the philosophy, the inner truth you're supposed to be searching for. The stuff that we try to do in Kung Fu, which we did in the old series. That's why I decided to do it again. It just seemed like nobody's got the assets. They all thought it was a question of kicking and punching.
2 [In 1992] I had a house in the Hollywood Hills that virtually every brother has lived in. It was like this safe harbor. We all took care of each other.
3 [In 1992, on trying to break into Hollywood without relying on his father, (John Carradine)] It took me a long time to realize that he was having a hard time getting jobs himself. But I'm not sure he would have [helped] anyway--you were supposed to make it on your own.
4 [on his 1986 marriage to Gail Jensen, who met him on The Long Riders (1980)] It works. We feel like we've known each other for a thousand years. Something will happen, and we'll say, "Yeah, you did that to me 800 years ago.".
5 [In 2009] One foot, in front of the other, things happened, as I try to make them happen, so it wasn't exactly, no real surprises.
6 [In 2008] Whenever I do an exhibit, I always specify. If you want to buy something, a great piece of it is going to go for Food for Africa. That's the way I do it and I'll always do it.
7 I like to work, and you can only do what you're offered. If I'm offered something great, I'm going to accept it, for sure. If I'm not offered something great, I'm going to do something not so great. There is a bottom line. I've never done an actual horror movie, or a porno. If it's something odious, I'm going to turn it down. There have been times when I've been desperate for money, hopelessly in debt, with the IRS on me and an ex-wife suing me. And I've been offered a lot of money to do something about a scientist who gets eaten by this giant spider he creates, and I say to myself, "I just can't do this", And I don't. I feel that rejecting that sort of thing is always leading toward the light.
8 [on whether he or his father, John Carradine, made the most films] I've read... that my father was the most indiscriminate actor in the history of movies. And I'm close to that.
9 [on his popularity while playing the 50-something Kwai Chang Caine on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)] It's a mission. I've been working putting this thing together for--what is it? Could it be?--14 years.
10 I'm perhaps the most gifted actor of my generation.
11 With my tendencies as an anarchist and a revolutionary, this is the kind of place I would have wanted to blow up with a bomb in a paper bag. But I've reached a point now where I can see the limitations of Fidel Castro as easily as I can see the limitations of a Rockefeller. I don't want to be either of those guys.
12 [In 1993] There is something, dare I say, very Christ-like here: reaching out to lepers, the downtrodden, the profligates. That was one reason I wanted to play someone like that. Whether or not that's the kind of guy I am, to be able to portray someone who has this sort of holy quality to him was very appealing.
13 [In 1997] I don't have that much to say. I'm glad some people showed up. You know it's April 1, and I still thought people would think it was a joke.
14 [Alluding to his character's philosophy expressed on Kung Fu (1972)] The quest is never attainable: You cannot expect to achieve the goal. It's the journey that's the point of it all. Again, in the modern series, Caine is asked where he's going, and he says, "Nowhere in particular." But the person insists, "Everyone has a destination." Caine says, "A destiny - yes. But not, necessarily, a destination." [That] implies some place to stop when you get there, while your destiny is a journey that continues.
15 [on his passion for auto racing] There's no bullshit about it. It's real, you can't fake it, people actually die.
16 [In 1977] Acting was the last thing I thought of because it didn't seem like you did anything.
17 [In 1991, on his signature role] What we did on Kung Fu (1972), stressing the philosophy and the desire for peace and the training, is something that has actually never been seen since then.
18 [on playing Bill in the "Kill Bill" films] It's got to be done a certain way. You can see these poses.
19 [In 2004, on his suicidal thoughts] I remember one time sitting at the window of the third or fourth floor of the Plaza Hotel for about an hour, thinking about just tipping off.
20 [In 2004, on starring in so many low-budget films] All I've ever needed since I more or less retired from studio films a couple of decades ago... is just to be in one. There isn't anything that Anthony Hopkins or Clint Eastwood or Sean Connery or any of those old guys are doing that I couldn't do. All that was ever required was somebody with Quentin's {Quentin Tarantino] courage to take and put me in the spotlight.
21 [on when he realized Kung Fu (1972) was going to be a hit] Man, I read that pilot script and flipped! But I never believed it would get on TV. I mean, a Chinese Western, about a half-Chinese / half-American Buddhist monk who anders the gold rush country but doesn't care about gold, and defends the oppressed but won't carry a gun, and won't even step on an ant because he values all life, and hardly ever speaks? No way!
22 [on his drug/alcohol abuse] There was only a period of a few years when I was drinking too much. I had a friend who was a mentor, and he suddenly said, "I've never seen you abuse a substance before." I said, "Am I doing that now?". And I was. That was spring of 1996. I like to think that I stopped drinking on St. Patrick's Day, but it was actually a month later.
23 [Before he played Kwai Chang Caine on Kung Fu (1972)] I wasn't like a TV star in those days, I was like a rock 'n' roll star. It was a phenomenon kind of thing... It was very special.
24 It's not even a matter of physical fitness, it's a matter of mind, body, unity and achieving a little tiny bit of spirituality, in your life.
25 [on his lengthy acting career] It's always seemed to me like a mission. A holy one, like the Blues Brothers. It's a marathon. You can't quit; even coming in dead last has honor. Quitting doesn't. Look, I had absolute faith in my future when I was starving in New York and no one believed in me besides me and my girlfriend. I'd be stupid to lose that faith after I've become a fucking icon. Oh, yes. And I love the work.
26 Every day, at least six people will come up to me and say, "Your show [Kung Fu (1972)] changed my life.".
27 [on his late friend and one-time co-star, Brandon Lee] He was always giving 110%, and it produced a light in the eyes, which is what you look for in movies.
28 There's an alternative. There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways. It's a different way.
29 If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.


All David Carradine pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Special Mention Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema Kandisha (2008)
2005 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA
2004 Capri Legend Award Capri, Hollywood
2004 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
1998 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1997 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 1 April 1997. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1976 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Bound for Glory (1976)
1974 TP de Oro TP de Oro, Spain Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) Kung Fu (1972)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2004 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Uma Thurman

Michael Madsen

Vivica A. Fox

Lucy Liu

Daryl Hannah
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television North and South (1985)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama Bound for Glory (1976)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Kung Fu (1972)
1973 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing) Kung Fu (1972)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Bound for Glory (1976)



Mr. Horn 1979 TV Movie Tom Horn
Circle of Iron 1978 The Blind Man Monkeyman Death ...
Deathsport 1978 Kaz Oshay
Gray Lady Down 1978 Capt. Gates
The Serpent's Egg 1977 Abel Rosenberg
Thunder and Lightning 1977 Harley Thomas
Bound for Glory 1976 Woody Guthrie
Cannonball! 1976 Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
The Family Holvak 1975 TV Series Craw
Death Race 2000 1975 Frankenstein
Kung Fu 1972-1975 TV Series Kwai Chang Caine Caine
You and Me 1974 Zeto
A Country Mile 1973
Mean Streets 1973 Drunk
The Long Goodbye 1973 Dave aka Socrates (uncredited)
Boxcar Bertha 1972 Big Bill Shelly
Ironside 1968-1971 TV Series Frank Carlson / Luke Roberts / Pogo Weems
Night Gallery 1971 TV Series Gideon (segment "The Phantom Farmhouse")
Gunsmoke 1971 TV Series Clint
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring 1971 TV Movie Flack
Macho Callahan 1970 David Mountford
The McMasters 1970 White Feather
The Name of the Game 1970 TV Series Jason Blake
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969 Waco
Young Billy Young 1969 Jesse Boone
Heaven with a Gun 1969 Coke Beck
Johnny Belinda 1967 TV Movie Locky
Cimarron Strip 1967 TV Series Gene Gauge
The Violent Ones 1967 Lucas Barnes
Too Many Thieves 1967 Felix
Coronet Blue 1967 TV Series Walter Arnold
Shane 1966 TV Series Shane
The Trials of O'Brien 1966 TV Series Felix
Bus Riley's Back in Town 1965 Stretch
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1964-1965 TV Series Edward Clarke / Art Thief
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1965 TV Series Fitzhugh
Taggart 1964 Cal Dodge
The Virginian 1964 TV Series The Utah Kid
Arrest and Trial 1964 TV Series Wally Carpin
East Side/West Side 1963 TV Series Hal Sewoski
Wagon Train 1963 TV Series John Mason
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1963 TV Series
A Christmas Carol 1947 TV Movie
Mata Hari 2016 post-production Adam Zelle
Night of the Templar 2013 Shopkeeper
The Banksters, Madoff with America 2013 Neal
Eldorado 2012 Video The Spirit Guide
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair 2011
Stretch 2011 Monteiro
No Clean Break 2010 TV Series The Bishop
Dinocroc vs. Supergator 2010 TV Movie Jason Drake
Su Qi-er 2010 Anthony
Detention 2010/I Principal Hoskins
Money to Burn 2010 Klau
Six Days in Paradise 2010 Vernon Billings
All Hell Broke Loose 2009 Video U.S. Marshal Ian McHenry
Bad Cop 2009 Video Det. Humes
Dark Fields 2009 Clive Jonis
Mental 2009 TV Series Gideon Graham
Autumn 2009/I Philip
Crank: High Voltage 2009 Poon Dong
Road of No Return 2009 Mr. Hover
Absolute Evil - Final Exit 2009 Raf McCane
Archie's Final Project 2009 Vargas
Kandisha 2008 The American
The Golden Boys 2008 Capt. Zebulon Hedge
Tiempo final 2008 TV Series El Chango
Death Race 2008 Frankenstein (voice)
Break 2008/III The Bishop
Last Hour 2008 Detective Mike Stone
Camille 2008/I Cowboy Bob
Kung Fu Killer 2008 TV Movie Crane
Hell Ride 2008 The Deuce
Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter 2007 Mikhail
Big Stan 2007 The Master
Fuego 2007 Lobo
Permanent Vacation 2007 Old Man
Fall Down Dead 2007 Wade Douglas
How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) 2007 Nick
The Trident 2007 Short The Shopkeeper
Richard III 2007 Buckingham
Treasure Raiders 2007 Pierre
Lost Bullet 2007 Michael Morrison
Epic Movie 2007 Museum Curator
In Case of Emergency 2007 TV Series Guru Danny
Homo Erectus 2007 Mookoo Uncle Unky
Son of the Dragon 2006 TV Mini-Series Bird
World War 1: American Legacy 2006 Video Narrator
Saints Row 2006 Video Game William Sharp Radio Voice (voice)
Danny Phantom 2005-2006 TV Series Clockwork
Final Move 2006 Captain Baker
Medium 2006 TV Series Jessica's Brother
The Last Sect 2006 Van Helsing
Miracle at Sage Creek 2005 Ike
Brothers in Arms 2005 Driscoll
Eve 2005 TV Series Kung Fu Master
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon 2004 Grand Master
Last Goodbye 2004 Fred McGillicuddie
Alias 2003-2004 TV Series Conrad
Hair High 2004 Mr. Snerz (voice)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 Bill
Dead & Breakfast 2004 Mr. Wise
American Reel 2003 James Lee Springer
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 Bill
The Outsider 2002 TV Movie Doctor Lucas Henry
Largo Winch 2001-2002 TV Series Nério Winch
Wheatfield with Crows 2002 Willem Vincent Sr.
King of the Hill 2002 TV Series Junichiro
Balto: Wolf Quest 2002 Video Nava the Wolf Shaman (voice)
The Defectors 2001 TV Movie Garret
Titus 2001 TV Series Bob Hawkins
Down 'n Dirty 2001 Gil Garner
The Nightmare Room 2001 TV Series Mr. Farber
Jackie Chan Adventures 2001 TV Series Lo Pei
Out of the Wilderness 2001 TV Movie Clint Dugan
The Donor 2001 Mike Riordan
Warden of Red Rock 2001 TV Movie Mike Sullivan
G.O.D. 2001 Norman Williams
Largo Winch: The Heir 2001 TV Movie Nério Winch
Queen of Swords 2001 TV Series The Serpent
By Dawn's Early Light 2000 TV Movie Nick Decker
Nightfall 2000 Video Gnomen
Family Law 2000 TV Series Andrew Weller
Full Blast 2000 Maceo
Dangerous Curves 2000 Lemmy
Kiss of a Stranger 1999 Sean O'Leary
The Puzzle in the Air 1999 The General
Zoo 1999 Drexel Turnquist
Natural Selection 1999 Louis Dehoven
Acapulco H.E.A.T. 1999 TV Series Victor Garrison
Charmed 1999 TV Series Tempus
Shepherd 1999 Ventriloquist
Knocking on Death's Door 1999 Doc Hadley
Profiler 1999 TV Series Christopher Joe Allman
Light Speed 1998 Miles
Lovers and Liars 1998 Mr. Montague
Martian Law 1998 TV Movie
Sublet 1998 Max Kaufman
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island 1998 Video Chief Wulisso (voice)
The Effects of Magic 1998 The Cabinet Maker
The New Swiss Family Robinson 1998 Sheldon Blake
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror 1998 Video Luke Enright
Nosferatu: The First Vampire 1998 TV Movie Host
Fast Track 1998 TV Series
Macon County Jail 1997 Coley
The Good Life 1997
The Rage 1997 Lucas McDermott
Lost Treasure of Dos Santos 1997 TV Movie Martin Shaw
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1997 TV Series Houston Currier
Last Stand at Saber River 1997 TV Movie Duane Kidston
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1993-1997 TV Series Kwai Chang Caine / Laurie's friend
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys 1996 TV Series Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
L'aigle et le cheval 1994 TV Movie John Freemont
Cercasi successo disperatamente 1994 Video
Bitter End 1993
Code... Death: Frontera Sur 1993 Colonel
Dead Center 1993 Chavez
Kill Zone 1993 Col. Horace Wiggins
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1992 TV Movie Kwai Chang Caine
Distant Justice 1992 Joe Foley
Animal Instincts 1992 Video William Lamberti
Night Rhythms 1992 Video Vincent
Human Target 1992 TV Series Harry Solow
Roadside Prophets 1992 Othello Jones
Waxwork II: Lost in Time 1992 The Beggar
Double Trouble 1992/I Mr. C
Evil Toons 1992 Gideon Fisk
Battle Gear 1991 Gen. Corman
Karate Cop 1991 Dad
Capital Punishment 1991 Michael Maltin
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw 1991 TV Movie Caine
Brotherhood of the Gun 1991 TV Movie Artemis McBride
Deadly Surveillance 1991 TV Movie Lieutenant
Project Eliminator 1991 Ron Morrell
Midnight Fear 1991 Hanley
Dune Warriors 1991 Michael
The Ray Bradbury Theater 1990 TV Series Spender
Martial Law 1990 Video Dalton Rhodes
The Young Riders 1990 TV Series The Buzzard Eater
Future Zone 1990 John Tucker
Bird on a Wire 1990 Eugene Sorenson
The Trace of Lynx 1990
Crime of Crimes 1989 Captain
The Mad Bunch 1989 Professor Foxwood
Animal Protector 1989 Col. Whitlock
Matlock 1987-1989 TV Series Steve Mazarowski / Jimmy Legrand
Future Force 1989 Tucker
Los Angeles History Project 1989 TV Series Narrator
Open Fire 1989 Joe Rourke
Think Big 1989 Sweeney
Try This One for Size 1989 Bradley
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat 1989 Mardulak
Crime Zone 1989 Jason
Sonny Boy 1989 Pearl
Nowhere to Run 1989 Harmon
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II 1989 Dark One
The Cover Girl and the Cop 1989 TV Movie Slade
Night Children 1989 Max
Fatal Secret 1988 Michael LeWinter
Run for Your Life 1988 Major Charles Forsythe
Warlords 1988 Dow
I Saw What You Did 1988 TV Movie Stephen
Tropical Snow 1988 Oskar
Night Heat 1987 TV Series Theodore Telford
Six Against the Rock 1987 TV Movie Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy
Heartbeat 1987 Video Man Playing Dice
The Misfit Brigade 1987 Col. Von Weisshagen
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series Calvin
Armed Response 1986 Jim Roth
Oceans of Fire 1986 TV Movie J.C. Busch
North and South, Book II 1986 TV Mini-Series Justin LaMotte
Behind Enemy Lines 1986 Col. James Cooper
Kung Fu: The Movie 1986 TV Movie Kwai Chang Caine
North and South 1985 TV Mini-Series Justin LaMotte
The Bad Seed 1985 TV Movie Leroy Jessup
On the Line 1984/I Bryant
Partners in Crime 1984 TV Series Hermanski
The Warrior and the Sorceress 1984 Kain
Fox Mystery Theater 1984 TV Series Michael / Harris
Airwolf 1984 TV Series Dr. Robert Winchester
Jealousy 1984 TV Movie Bobby Dee
The Fall Guy 1983 TV Series Pat Patterson
Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 Rawley Wilkes
Trick or Treats 1982 Richard Adams
Q 1982 Shepard
Safari 3000 1982 Eddie Miles
Darkroom 1981 TV Series Biker / Hitchhiker
Americana 1981 The American Soldier
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane 1980 TV Movie Ben Irons
The Long Riders 1980 Cole Younger
Cloud Dancer 1980 Brad Randolph
Gauguin the Savage 1980 TV Movie Paul Gauguin
Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider 1979 Charlie Swattle
I've Got You, You've Got Me by the Chin Hairs 1979 Le pratiquant des Arts Martiaux


Stuart Mossman: A Modern Stradivari 2010 Documentary producer
Road of No Return 2009 associate producer
Fall Down Dead 2007 associate producer
Richard III 2007 executive producer
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1995-1996 TV Series co-producer - 7 episodes
Project Eliminator 1991 associate producer
Crime of Crimes 1989 producer
Future Force 1989 associate producer
Crime Zone 1989 executive producer
Kung Fu: The Movie 1986 TV Movie co-producer
Americana 1981 producer
A Country Mile 1973 co-producer


Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 performer: "The Legend of Pai Mai"
Balto: Wolf Quest 2002 Video performer: "The Grand Design"
Roadside Prophets 1992 performer: "Divining Rod" / writer: "Divining Rod"
Sonny Boy 1989 performer: "Maybe It Ain't" / writer: "Maybe It Ain't"
Maniac Cop 1988 performer: "Walk the Floor", "Hello Heartbreak"
Matlock 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
On the Line 1984/I performer: "Hello Heartbreak"
Americana 1981 performer: "Let Me Take You Around" / writer: "Let Me Take You Around"
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bound for Glory 1976 performer: "Hard Travelin'", "This Train Is Bound for Glory", "I Ain't Got No Home", "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh", "Hobo's Lullaby", "Pastures of Plenty", "Do Re Mi", "Oklahoma Hills", "Howdido", "Deportee Plane Wreck at Los Gatos", "Curly Headed Baby", "Talking Dust Bowl Blues", "This Land Is Your Land"


Mata Hari 2016 post-production
Lizzie McGuire 2001 TV Series
Americana 1981
Kung Fu 1974 TV Series 3 episodes
You and Me 1974
A Country Mile 1973


Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Country Mile 1973


Americana 1981
You and Me 1974

Music Department

Sonny Boy 1989 performer: theme song
Cloud Dancer 1980 composer: song "Man"


You and Me 1974


Django Unchained 2012 dedicatee
Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou 2011 Documentary in memory of
Su Qi-er 2010 in memory of
Zen and Now: A Dinner with David Carradine & Friends 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Dinosaur Island 1994 special thanks
Dieter & Andreas 1989 Short grateful acknowledgment


Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Tits Against the Glass: Making 'Crank 2' 2009 Video documentary Himself
Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tattoos: A Scarred History 2009 Documentary Himself
Making of... 2009 TV Series documentary
Comedy Is Pain 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown 2009 Documentary Himself
A Vampire Reformed 2008 Video documentary short
ReNew Orleans 2007 TV Series documentary Himself (2007)
Being Michael Madsen 2007 Himself
Through Your Eyes 2007 Documentary Himself - Narrator
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The John Kerwin Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Paranormal Project 2006 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2006 TV Movie Himself - Audience (uncredited)
A-List 2006 Himself
On the Set of 'Miracle at Sage Creek' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Wild West Tech 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Host / Host
The Making of 'Miracle at Sage Creek' 2005 Video Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
9th Annual Prism Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Ring Comes Full Circle 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shaolin Diary: Back to the Beginning 2005 Video documentary Himself
Brothers in Arms: The Making of a Modern Western 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Series Himself
Hawaiian Tropic Celebrity Golf Tournament 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Eye on Entertainment 2005 TV Series Himself
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005 Documentary Himself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Zen and Now: A Dinner with David Carradine & Friends 2004 Video documentary short Himself
UnConventional 2004 Documentary Himself
McEnroe 2004 TV Series Himself
Les hyènes 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Crossing Over with John Edward 2004 TV Series Himself
Carta de ajuste 2004 TV Series documentary
Mondo Thingo 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2' 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Away from Home 2004 Video documentary short Himself
German Expressionism 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Kicks and Crashes 2004 Video documentary short Himself
From Grasshopper to Caine: The Making of 'Kung Fu' 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Tao of Caine: Production and Beyond 2003 Video documentary Himself
AM & PM Tai Chi Workouts 2003 Video documentary Himself
Chi Energy Workout 2003 Video documentary Himself
Naked Movie 2002 Himself
Autograph 2002 TV Series Himself
Modern Warriors 2002 TV Movie documentary
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
MADtv 2001 TV Series Himself
Lizzie McGuire 2001 TV Series Himself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Himself
Just Shoot Me! 2000 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1997-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Walking After Midnight 1999 TV Series
David Carradine's Kung Fu Workout 1999 Video documentary Himself - Narrator
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Access Hollywood 1998 TV Series Himself
Tai Chi Workout for Beginners 1997 Video documentary Himself
Woof! Woof! Uncle Matty's Guide to Dog Training 1997 Video short documentary Himself
Too Hot to Skate 1997 TV Movie documentary Mr. Big
Home & Family 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Howard Stern 1996 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Fantasy Christmas 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Àngel Casas Show 1987 TV Series Himself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Fall Guy 1985 TV Series Himself
Faces of Culture 1983 TV Series documentary Narrator (voice)
The Making of 'Lone Wolf McQuade' 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Best of Sex and Violence 1982 Documentary Himself - Cameo appearance (uncredited)
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series Himself - Host / Caine / Woody Guthrie / ...
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Merv Griffin Show 1971-1980 TV Series Himself
The Carradines Together 1979 Documentary Himself
A Look at Liv 1979 Documentary Himself
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel 1978 Documentary Himself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1976-1977 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2012 TV Series documentary Shepard
Sidewalks Entertainment 2012 TV Series Himself
Bizarre and Mysterious Celebrity Deaths 2010 TV Movie
David on 'Death Race' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Cinema 3 2009 TV Series Himself / Bill
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Kill Bill' 2003 TV Movie documentary Bill
Queen of Swords 2001 TV Series The Serpent
Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts 1998 Video documentary Himself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1994 TV Series Vincent / William Lambretti
Derrick contre Superman 1992 TV Short Kwai Chang Caine / The peanut salesman
That's Action 1990 Video documentary John Tucker (uncredited)
Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure 1988 Kaz Oshay (uncredited)
Bad Girls in the Movies 1986 Documentary Man at show (uncredited)

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