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Michel Qissi

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Full Name  Mohammed Qissi
Role  actor
Name  Michel Qissi

Years active  1984–2012
Occupation  Actor
Height  1.89 m
Michel Qissi as Tong Po with a furious face, topless, with cloth wrapped on his hands, tattoos on his body, and wearing brown pants in a movie scene from Kickboxer, a 1989 American martial arts film.
Born  12 September 1962 (age 59) (1962-09-12) Oujda,Morocco
Siblings  Abdel Qissi, Youssef Qissi
Movies  Kickboxer, Kickboxer 2, Lionheart, Bloodmatch, Los Bravos

Similar  John Diehl, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sasha Mitchell

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Michel Qissi (Arabic: ميشيل قيسي‎‎; born Mohammed Qissi on 12 September 1962) is a Moroccan-Belgian actor, best known for his role as Tong Po in the 1989 martial arts film Kickboxer.

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On the left, is a magazine cover featuring Michel Qissi with an angry face, scars on his face, a beard and mustache, and wearing a black shirt. In the middle, Michel Qissi smiling, with a bald head, with a beard and mustache, and wearing a black shirt. On the right, Michel Qissi as Tong Po with a furious face in a movie scene from Kickboxer, a 1989 American martial arts film.

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Biography

Michel Qissi as Tong Po with a furious face, topless, with a tattoo on his body in a movie scene from Kickboxer, a 1989 American martial arts film.

Qissi was born in Oujda, Morocco and moved to Brussels, Belgium at the age of 2. He began training in boxing at seven years old, and became an amateur champion in his weight class at 17. He also went on to study Shotokan Karate, Muay Thai and Kickboxing. He befriended Jean-Claude Van Damme at an early age and they grew up together with the same love for action films and training in martial arts.

Michel Qissi as Tong Po with a furious face, topless, with a tattoo on his body in a movie scene from Kickboxer, a 1989 American martial arts film.

In 1982, Qissi and Van Damme moved to the United States in the hope of becoming action stars. In 1984 they both were cast as extras in the film Breakin', before landing their big break in 1986. After obtaining an interview with Menahem Golan of Cannon Films, they secured a three-picture deal, the first of which was the highly successful Bloodsport, in which Van Damme starred and Qissi had a small role as a tournament fighter named Suan Paredes. In 1989, Qissi and Van Damme teamed up again for the film Kickboxer, in which Van Damme was the protagonist once more and Qissi the film's main villain, Tong Po. 1990 saw the pair make the film Lionheart, in which Qissi's brother, Abdel, played the villain. This was to be the last film Van Damme and Qissi made together, but Qissi did go on to reprise his role as Tong Po in Kickboxer 2.

Abdel Qissi as Khan with a serious face, bald hair, a mustache in a movie scene from The Quest, a 1996 American martial arts film.

In 2014, Qissi made the movie Bara, in which he played a double role as Bara and Hamza.

References

Michel Qissi Wikipedia


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