Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenburg
Belgian actor, director and producer.
He was born October 18, 1960
Place: Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Belgium
Old medium Weight Karate champion.
Wife: Gladys Portugues, married in June of 1999.
Former wife: Darcy LaPier (Actress), Cynthia Derderian and Maria Rodriguez
Children: Kristopher, Bianca and Nicolas
He became a European Karate Champion in 1979 and went to USA to win the World Championship.
Jean-Claude Van Damme debuted with a small role in "Rue Barbare", of Gilles Berhat, later the producerMenahem Golan offered him an important role in "Karate Tiger" directed by Corey Yuen.
Jean-Claude Van Damme did several films related to martial arts and became a world star.
1989, he was sued for "wilfully" gouging the eye of an extra in a swordfight while filming Cyborg
1998 Jean-Claude Van Damme declared to be a drug addict
2000 Van Damme was arrested while he was driving drunk and was sentenced to a 90 day anti-drunk-driving class, $1,2000 fine, 3 years probation and a 90 day revocation of his license.
2005 Van Damme, who is currently in Bucharest looking at locations for his next film,
said that he has a strenuous three hour fitness regime every day.