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J.J. Perry is an American martial artist, action director, actor, and stuntman.
|Occupation||Martial artist, action director, actor, stuntman|
Perry began practicing martial arts training in 1975, at the age of eight. Because his mother was not able to afford her son's lessons, he cleaned a martial arts school, and received lessons in trade. He began performing stunt work in the late 1980s after leaving the military.
Perry was a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo by 1993. He has a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, which he earned at the age of twelve, and a second-degree black belt in Hapkido.
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.
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)
|1985||Pray for Death||uncredited|
|1995||Mortal Kombat||stunt double: Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage||uncredited|
|1996||Bloodsport 3||Kumite fighter: J.J. Tucker|
|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|
|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|
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Utility Stunts|
|The Town||FBI SWAT 2/Stunt coordinator;Los Angeles/second Assassint Director|
|Paranormal Activity 2|
|How I Spent My Summer Vacation||R.T. Barnes / Stunt coordinator|
|2013||Hands of Stone||Stunt coordinator / 2nd unit director|
|Star Trek into Darkness|
|Bullet to the Head||Stunt coordinator / 2nd unit director|
- "Exclusive J.J Perry interview". Scott Adkins Fanz. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- 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.
- "Sunland-Heat – Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". The New York Times. November 1, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- Nguyen, Hanh (March 3, 2006). "Jovovich can pack a punch". Fredericksburg.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Stunt actors praise Pirates fight". BBC News. May 17, 2004. Retrieved July 14, 2011.