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Phillip Rhee

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Name  Phillip Rhee
Siblings  Simon Rhee
Spouse  Amy Rhee (m. 1990)
Height  1.77 m
Role  Actor

Phillip Rhee without a shirt
Born  September 7, 1960 (age 55) (1960-09-07) South Korea
Occupation  Actor, Martial Artist, Director, Film producer
Movies  Best of the Best, Underdog Kids, Best of the Best 2, Best of the Best 4: Without, Best of the Best 3: No Turning B
Similar People  Simon Rhee, Beau Bridges, Eric Roberts, Tom Arnold, Max Gail

Phillip Rhee martial arts scene from movie Best of the best 4

Phillip Rhee/ Simon Rhee/ Loren Avendon

Phillip Rhee (born September 7, 1960) is a Korean American actor, director, martial artist, and film producer, most famous for his role in the Best of the Best movie series.


Phillip Rhee showing a martial arts pose

Life and career

Phillip Rhee's serious face while wearing a black jacket

Rhee was born in South Korea and raised in San Francisco, California. He is a martial artist, actor, director and film producer who has created, produced and starred in numerous films, including the Best of the Best film series. The first Best of the Best film spawned three sequels; Best of the Best II, Best of the Best III and Best of the Best IV.

Phillip Rhee, featured in Taekwondo magazine with blood on his body while wearing blue pants

Rhee's 1980 representation of the United States' Taekwondo Team against the South Korean team in the championships of the Asia Games which formed the basis of his screenplay for the film "Best of the Best".


Phillip Rhee talking to someone while wearing a brown jacket and black shirt

His brother is also a martial artist and actor named Simon Rhee.

Phillip Rhee sitting on the chair while wearing a white sando

Philip Rhee married his wife, Amy, in 1990.


  • 2015 Underdog Kids
  • 1998 Best of the Best 4: Without Warning
  • 1995 Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back
  • 1993 Best of the Best 2
  • 1989 Best of the Best
  • 1988 Silent Assassins
  • 1987 Hell Squad
  • 1986 L.A. Streetfighters
  • 1985 Crime Killer
  • 1984 Furious
  • 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Klahn's Guard (segment "A Fistful of Yen")
  • References

    Phillip Rhee Wikipedia