J.J. Perry

J.J. Perry is an American martial artist, action director, actor, and stuntman.

J.J. Perry
OccupationMartial artist, action director, actor, stuntman


Perry began practicing martial arts training in 1975, at the age of eight.[1] Because his mother was not able to afford her son's lessons, he cleaned a martial arts school, and received lessons in trade.[2] He began performing stunt work in the late 1980s after leaving the military.

Perry was a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo by 1993.[2] He has a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do,[citation needed] which he earned at the age of twelve,[citation needed] and a second-degree black belt in Hapkido.[citation needed]

He began his acting career when he did stunt work for the character of Johnny Cage in the first Mortal Kombat film. He then played Scorpion, Cyrax, and Noob Saibot in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Chris Casamassa was supposed to reprise as Scorpion but was working on the film Batman And Robin, though he would return in Conquest), and appeared in the MK: Conquest TV series, this time as Scorpion's main rival Sub-Zero, in addition to doing stuntwork for the main character of Kung Lao. In addition to the Mortal Kombat series, Perry has done stuntwork for various television shows and movies such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Scorpion King, 24, Beowulf and The Town as FBI Swat 2. He was a member of the cast of the 2004 movie Sunland Heat, and part of the stunt team for the 2006 fighting movie Ultraviolet.[3][4]

Perry shared in the Male Stuntman of the Year Award at the 2004 World Stunt Awards for his work in the 2003 action comedy film The Rundown.[5]

Perry currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.


  • 2 Times California State Champion
  • 2 Times National Junior Olympian
  • Texas State Champion
  • 2 Time All Army Champion
  • 1990 Olympic Tae Kwon Do Team (Alternate)


Year Film/television Role Other notes
1985 Pray for Death uncredited
1994 Duckman Ninja (episode 2.1)
1995 Mortal Kombat stunt double: Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage uncredited
1996 Bloodsport 3 Kumite fighter: J.J. Tucker
1997 Deadly Ransom Tony
American Street Fighter 2 Louis' street fighter
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Scorpion / Cyrax / Noob Saibot
1998 Enter the Eagles Ben
Mortal Kombat: Conquest Sub-Zero Television series
1999 The Rage Within Jay
2000 The Silent Force Rookie Fighter
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Federal Agent Paul Westfall Episode: "Soldiers of Hate" (uncredited)
2003 Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Officer #2
2004 Spartan Bodyguard #2
Sunland Heat Matthews
2005 Today You Die Thug
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon Ref
No Rules Brotherhood fighter
2006 Adventures of Johnny Tao Lido
Click Stunts as JJ Perry
2008 Iron Man Utility Stunts
Pineapple Express Stunts uncredited
2009 Avatar
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Utility Stunts
2010 Takers Stunts;LAPD SWAT
The Town FBI SWAT 2/Stunt coordinator;Los Angeles/second Assassint Director
Paranormal Activity 2
2011 Warrior[6] Fight Choreographer
2012 Django Unchained
How I Spent My Summer Vacation R.T. Barnes / Stunt coordinator
Argo Stunt coordinator
Total Recall
Underworld Awakening
2013 Hands of Stone Stunt coordinator / 2nd unit director
After Earth Stunts
Ender's Game
Star Trek into Darkness
Machete Kills
Bullet to the Head Stunt coordinator / 2nd unit director
Gangster Squad Stunts


  1. ^ "Exclusive J.J Perry interview". Scott Adkins Fanz. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Dan Reines (August 27, 1993). "Perry Kicks Down Barriers to Achieve Goals Taekwondo: Since he was 8, Santa Monica resident has excelled in martial arts. This weekend will mark his final competition". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "Sunland-Heat – Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". The New York Times. November 1, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (March 3, 2006). "Jovovich can pack a punch". Fredericksburg.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Stunt actors praise Pirates fight". BBC News. May 17, 2004. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKfqrzovecQ

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