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David Carradine Biography

Birth Name:
John Arthur Carradine
Birth Place:
Hollywood, California, United States
Profession
Actor, director, writer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Studied music theory and composition in college, and composed and performed music for several films
  • Served in the U
  • S
  • Army for two years in the early 1960s
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1964's The Deputy
  • First film appearance was in Taggart (1965)
  • Had not studied martial arts until the Kung Fu series, but he continued to practice it and produced exercise and instructional videos on the subject
  • Authored several books, including an autobiography titled Endless Highway (1995)
  • Although his death in 2009 was originally reported as a suicide, further investigation determined that he died of accidental asphyxiation

Awards

  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1976National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1973Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama, Continuing: nominated

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