Born in 1963 in London, Gary Daniels might not be as popular as his fellow action colleagues Scott Adkins, Jet Li or Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Nevertheless, one has to admit that the b-rated martial arts genre would have never been the same without his magnetic presence.
Like many other action actors, Gary was first a martial arts champion and a star, before moving to the film industry.
Driven by his admiration towards the legendary Bruce Lee, Gary Daniels started training karate and learning Kung Fu in his early youth.
His successful kickboxing career is impressive.
Before retiring, he scored the remarkable 22 victories, all with a knockout on the professional ring.
He also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and he is highly trained in Ninjitsu.
Gary’s first cinematic appearance was in the hit TV series ‘Miami Vice’ when he had a minor role.
Later on, he continued his career in the mainstream martial arts genre.
The muscular build British star is mostly known for starring in low-budget action films in which he shows his spectacular martial arts skills.
You can be sure that all of his films are very funny action movies.
Almost all of them received catastrophic reviews.
In other words, they are so bad that they end up being funny.
His most famous roles to this day are in actioners such as ‘The Fist of the North Star’ (1995) which is based on a graphic novel and ‘Tekken” (2010) which is inspired by the eponymous fighting game.
In total, Gary appeared in almost 70 films and in every single one of them he delivers fast punches and painful kicks.
In 2010, Sylvester Stallone invited him to have a role in the epic blockbuster ‘The Expendables’.
This is probably the most expensive movie in which Daniels has starred in his entire career.
He played an ally of the bad guy and even though he had a small role, the fact that he was honored to join the impressive cast of the cult franchise speaks enough for itself.
Gary Daniels is celebrated for his stunning martial arts scenes and on screen charisma.
In that aspect, he stands next to sensations such as Scott Adkins, Don ‘the Dragon’ Wilson and Michael Jai White.
He often performs his own stunts and his action sequences are always entertaining and in-depth.
His fighting skills are unquestionable.
When it comes to the acting skills, there is only one thing to say: of the action actors, nothing but good is to be said.
Or, ‘of the action actors, speak no evil’.
I think that we all understand what I mean.
I only insist on mentioning that his expressionless gaze is very funny.
To be honest, it is a pity that a lot of famous b-rated actors are often not given enough credit.
Maybe if they receive opportunities to appear in mainstream motion pictures more regularly, they would prove their ability to be a liquid investment.
This is true for martial arts experts like Scott Adkins and Michael Jai White.
The same matters for Gary Daniels as well.
Now, let’s have fun with his films.
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