Chad McQueen

Chadwick Steven McQueen (born December 28, 1960) is an American actor, film producer, martial artist, and race-car driver. As an actor and producer, he was known for playing Dutch in The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II. He is the only son of actor Steve McQueen. He has been married to Jeanie Galbraith since 1993. They have two children. He was previously married to Stacey Toten.[2]

Chad McQueen
Chad McQueen, October 2016.jpg
McQueen in 2016
Born
Chadwick Steven McQueen

(1960-12-28) December 28, 1960 (age 61)
OccupationActor, producer, race car driver
Years active1978–2001 (acting)
Spouse(s)
Stacey Rae Toten[1]
(m. 1987; div. 1990)

Jeanie Galbraith
(m. 1993)
Children3, including Steven
Parent(s)Steve McQueen
Neile Adams

Early lifeEdit

Chadwick Steven McQueen was born on December 28, 1960, in Los Angeles to actors Steve McQueen and Neile Adams.[3][4] From an early age, McQueen was an avid enthusiast of automobiles, motorcycles, and racing, interests that he inherited from his father. He began racing dirt bikes by age 9 and, in three years, went on to win his class in the World Mini Grand Prix. He quickly moved on to auto racing, winning his first race: the Mini Le Mans event, a children-only track created on the set of the 1971 film Le Mans, when McQueen was 10 years old. Before filming was completed on that film, McQueen enjoyed racing at triple-digit speeds down the straights while seated in his father's lap at the wheel of a Porsche 917.[3][5] At 12, he won his class at the World Mini Grand Prix.[6]

Acting careerEdit

McQueen has worked as a film actor for some time, appearing as Dutch in The Karate Kid in 1984 and The Karate Kid Part II in 1986, and many other roles including a role in the 1993 film New York Cop with Mira Sorvino and in the action films Red Line as Jim and Death Ring. He has also worked as a producer, winning a Telly Award for his documentary Filming at Speed. He has appeared on numerous television programs related to motorsports, including Hot Rod TV and Celebrity Rides. Attempts were made to arrange for him to reprise his role as the character Dutch in season two of the YouTube series Cobra Kai, but commitments to his company, McQueen Racing, added to the fact that McQueen is no longer interested in acting, prevented this.

Racing careerEdit

His professional racing career started in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).[3] McQueen has competed in several types of racing from Motocross to the Baja 1000. He teamed with Belgian racing legend Jacky Ickx and his daughter Vanina, piloting a trio of Porsche 959s restored by Porsche Motorsports for the 2004 Goodwood event. Also in 2004, he qualified for the SCCA Runoffs, winning multiple events. Racing for Westernesse Racing, he finished fourth.[citation needed]

In January 2006, he was seriously injured (suffering a broken lower left leg, two fractures to his vertebrae, and multiple rib fractures) in an accident at the Daytona International Speedway while practicing for the 24 Hours of Daytona Sports Car race. McQueen now says that his driving days are over. He returned to Daytona during the 2007 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race to thank the medics and track workers who he says saved his life.[7] Later on, he stated that he wants to become a team owner.

In November 2007, he returned to the Daytona International Speedway and got behind the wheel of the Brumos 1975 Ecurie Escargot RSR, driving it in the exhibitions at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion III.[citation needed]

In January 2010, he started McQueen Racing, LLC, a company that partners with leaders in the motorcycle and custom-car industries towards development of high-performance, limited-edition custom cars, motorcycles, and accessories.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

McQueen was married to Stacia Toten (who later wed Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille) from 1987–90. The couple had one son, actor Steven R. McQueen (b. 1988), who was a regular in the TV series The Vampire Diaries and Chicago Fire. Chad McQueen remarried in 1993, to Jeanie Galbraith. They have two children: Chase McQueen (b. 1995) and Madison McQueen (b. 1996).

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Skateboard Competition Skateboarder #21
1983 Hadley's Rebellion Rick Stanton
1984 The Karate Kid Dutch
1985 Fever Pitch Prisoner
The Fascination
1986 The Karate Kid Part II Dutch
1991 Martial Law Sean Thompson
1992 Death Ring 'Skylord' Harris
1993 New York Cop Hawk
Firepower Darren Braniff
1994 Sexual Malice David
Jimmy Hollywood Audition Partner
Indecent Behavior II Darrell Martine
Bullet II Bullet
1995 Number One Fan Zane Barry
1996 Red Line Jim
Squanderers John
1998 Papertrail William Frost
Surface to Air Lt. Dylan 'Raven' Massin
2001 The Fall Manny Carlotti

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stacey Toten". IMDb. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Chad McQueen". IMDb. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Chad McQueen". TCM Classic Film Festival. 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Abeal, Marcelo (2015). Steve McQueen: The Race of His Life. Editorial Dunken. p. 41. ISBN 9789870280781. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Garratt, Sheryl (November 7, 2015). "In the driving seat with Steve McQueen". The Telegraph. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Chad McQueen and TLD Launch McQueen Racing". Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Stone, Matt (January 26, 2007). "On the mend, Chad McQueen returns to Daytona". MotorTrend Magazine. Source Interlink Media. Retrieved May 8, 2009.
  8. ^ Green, Hudson. "About McQueen Racing". McQueen Racing. Retrieved June 8, 2019.

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