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Loren Avedon
Born (1962-07-30) July 30, 1962 (age 60)
OccupationActor
Children1 (daughter)

Loren Avedon (born July 30, 1962) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Jake Donahue in The King of the Kickboxers and Scott Wylde in No Retreat, No Surrender 2.[1]

Biography

Avedon was already in front of the camera in several Carnation commercials at the age of 5. In addition to many appearances in martial arts films like "No Retreat, No Surrender 2", "No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers" and "The King of the Kickboxers he also played in television series such as Baywatch Malibu and Thunder in Paradise in some episodes. For the films Deadly Ransom (1998) and The Silent Force (2001) Avedon worked both as an actor and as a co-producer, and on Deadly Ransom as a screenwriter. For the film Tiger Claws III Avedon stood both as an actor in front of the camera and as an assistant director behind it.

Avedon has a 5th Dan black belt in Taekwondo of the WTF and the 8th Dan black belt Hapkido of the IHA .

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Martial arts film

Martial arts film

Martial arts films are a subgenre of action films that feature numerous martial arts combat between characters. These combats are usually the films' primary appeal and entertainment value, and often are a method of storytelling and character expression and development. Martial arts are frequently featured in training scenes and other sequences in addition to fights. Martial arts films commonly include hand-to-hand combat along with other types of action, such as stuntwork, chases, and gunfights. Sub-genres of martial arts films include kung fu films, wuxia, karate films, and martial arts action-comedy films, while related genres include gun fu, jidaigeki and samurai films.

No Retreat, No Surrender 2

No Retreat, No Surrender 2

No Retreat, No Surrender 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong-American martial arts film directed by Corey Yuen, and starring Loren Avedon, Matthias Hues, Max Thayer and Cynthia Rothrock. Despite its title, it does not have any connection to No Retreat, No Surrender, as it plots an independent story. The film was originally released as Raging Thunder in the Philippines. It is the second film in the No Retreat, No Surrender franchise.

No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers

No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers

No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers is a 1990 American action film directed by Lucas Lowe, and starring Loren Avedon and Keith Vitali. While financed by Seasonal Entertainment, the film does not continue the story of the original film No Retreat, No Surrender or the sequel, both directed by Corey Yuen. It is the third film in the No Retreat, No Surrender franchise.

The King of the Kickboxers

The King of the Kickboxers

The King of the Kickboxers is a 1990 martial arts film directed by Lucas Lowe and starring Loren Avedon as Jake Donahue and Billy Blanks as Khan.

Baywatch

Baywatch

Baywatch is an American action drama television series about lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, and Hawaii, starring David Hasselhoff. It was created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann, who produced the show throughout its 11-season run. The series focuses on both professional and personal challenges faced by the characters, portrayed by a large rotating ensemble cast that notably includes Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul, Gregory Alan Williams, Jeremy Jackson, Parker Stevenson, David Chokachi, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak, David Charvet, Yasmine Bleeth, and Nicole Eggert.

Thunder in Paradise

Thunder in Paradise

Thunder in Paradise is an American action-adventure film TV series from the creators of Baywatch, which stars Hulk Hogan, Chris Lemmon, and Carol Alt. This first-run syndicated TV series originally premiered as a direct-to-video feature film in September 1993, then ran for one season from March 25 until November 27, 1994, before being cancelled. In May 1994, during a taping of WCW Saturday Night, Hogan publicly expressed a desire to return to professional wrestling and hinted that he would no longer be a part of the show. The series was later rebroadcast on the TNT cable network.

Taekwondo

Taekwondo

Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean form of martial arts characterized by punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on head-height kicks, spinning jump kicks, and fast kicking techniques. The literal translation for tae kwon do is "kicking", "punching", and "the art or way of". They are a kind of martial arts in which one attacks or defends with hands and feet anytime or anywhere, with occasional use of weapons. The physical training undertaken in Taekwondo is purposeful and fosters strength of mind through mental armament.

Hapkido

Hapkido

Hapkido is a hybrid Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling, throwing techniques, kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. It also teaches the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, short stick, and middle-length staff, gun, and bō (Japanese), which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.

Filmography

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Ninja Turf

Ninja Turf

Ninja Turf is a 1985 martial arts film, starring Jun Chong and Phillip Rhee. Loren Avedon, Thomas F. Wilson in his feature film debut, and Peter Malota appear in this film in small roles.

No Retreat, No Surrender 2

No Retreat, No Surrender 2

No Retreat, No Surrender 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong-American martial arts film directed by Corey Yuen, and starring Loren Avedon, Matthias Hues, Max Thayer and Cynthia Rothrock. Despite its title, it does not have any connection to No Retreat, No Surrender, as it plots an independent story. The film was originally released as Raging Thunder in the Philippines. It is the second film in the No Retreat, No Surrender franchise.

No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers

No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers

No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers is a 1990 American action film directed by Lucas Lowe, and starring Loren Avedon and Keith Vitali. While financed by Seasonal Entertainment, the film does not continue the story of the original film No Retreat, No Surrender or the sequel, both directed by Corey Yuen. It is the third film in the No Retreat, No Surrender franchise.

The King of the Kickboxers

The King of the Kickboxers

The King of the Kickboxers is a 1990 martial arts film directed by Lucas Lowe and starring Loren Avedon as Jake Donahue and Billy Blanks as Khan.

In Living Color

In Living Color

In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on Fox from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. Keenen Ivory Wayans created, wrote and starred in the program. The show was produced by Ivory Way Productions in association with 20th Television and was taped at stage 7 at the Fox Television Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Baywatch

Baywatch

Baywatch is an American action drama television series about lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, and Hawaii, starring David Hasselhoff. It was created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann, who produced the show throughout its 11-season run. The series focuses on both professional and personal challenges faced by the characters, portrayed by a large rotating ensemble cast that notably includes Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul, Gregory Alan Williams, Jeremy Jackson, Parker Stevenson, David Chokachi, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak, David Charvet, Yasmine Bleeth, and Nicole Eggert.

Thunder in Paradise

Thunder in Paradise

Thunder in Paradise is an American action-adventure film TV series from the creators of Baywatch, which stars Hulk Hogan, Chris Lemmon, and Carol Alt. This first-run syndicated TV series originally premiered as a direct-to-video feature film in September 1993, then ran for one season from March 25 until November 27, 1994, before being cancelled. In May 1994, during a taping of WCW Saturday Night, Hogan publicly expressed a desire to return to professional wrestling and hinted that he would no longer be a part of the show. The series was later rebroadcast on the TNT cable network.

Source: "Loren Avedon", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loren_Avedon.

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References
  1. ^ "Exclusive: Interview with Loren Avedon | cityonfire.com".
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