|Years active 1994–present|
Name Brad Allan
|Role Martial Artist|
Movies Gorgeous, Who Am I?
|Full Name Bradley James Allan|
Born 14 February 1973 (age 42) (1973-02-14) Melbourne, Australia
Other names Bai-Hu (White Tiger)Bradley AllanBradley James Allan
Occupation Action choreographer, Actor, Stuntman, assistant director, choreographer, stunt co-ordinator, martial artist
Awards Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Fight
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Similar People Jackie Chan, Ken Lo, Andy Cheng, Jen Sung Outerbridge, Michelle Ferre
Bradley James "Brad" Allan (born 14 February 1973 Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian martial artist, action choreographer, actor and stunt performer. He worked in the Hong Kong film industry as a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team and now choreographs action scenes in Hollywood films.
Brad allan action design reel 2015
The very great Brad Allan
Brad Allan began boxing and karate training around age of 10. Allan studied Wushu and gymnastics from the age of 14, spending two years learning under Beijing Wushu Team members Liang Chang-xing and Tang Lai-wei, compatriots of actor Jet Li. He is also trained in a number of other martial arts including Karate, Aikido, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Wing Chun, Boxing and Kickboxing. He later spent time at the Shanghai Institute of Sport and learned Mandarin. In 1993, he made his first film appearance in the unofficial sequel film Drunken Master III, after which, he returned to Australia. He briefly joined the Australian stunt team New Generation Stunts.
He appeared in the Australian team at the 4th World Wushu Championships in Rome, in November 1997. Later that year, he heard Jackie Chan was filming Mr. Nice Guy in Melbourne and knew some of the Australian crew. He was invited to demonstrate his martial arts style for action director Cho Wing. Allan made a brief appearance in the film and was signed for a role in Chan's next Hong Kong film, Who Am I? (1998), where he would double for Ron Smoorenburg and Michelle Ferre. He was subsequently invited to join Chan's stunt team, 'Sing ga ban', as their first non-Asian member. Allan progressed through the stunt team, and ultimately became team leader.
In the 2000s, in addition to being a member of Chan's stunt team, Allan gained action choreography/direction roles in major Hollywood films including The Chronicles of Riddick and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
In 2010, Allan teamed up with British director Edgar Wright for the making of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as second unit director. Allan and his team again teamed up with Wright in 2011 and 2012 for Cuban Fury and The World's End, respectively. He worked on the Marvel film Ant-Man, released in July 2015.