Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean Claude Van Damme

Jean Claude Van Damme is a famous actor and former martial artist known for his performance in several Hollywood movies. He started martial arts at the age of 10.

Quick Biography

The real name of the artist is Jean-Claude Camille Francois Van Varenberg. The actor was born on 18 October 1960.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Jean-Claude Camille Francois Van Varenberg
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 18 October 1960
Birth Place: Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium
Nationality: American
Religion: Roman Catholic
Parents: Eugene Van Varenbergh and Eliana Van Varenbergh
Spouse: Gladys Portugues (m. 1999)
Children: Bianca Bree, Kristopher Van Varenberg, Nicholas Van Varenberg
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 83 kg
Profession: Actor, Martial Artist, Screenwriter, Film Producer, and Director
Net Worth in 2020: $40 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Jean Claude Van Damme is 59 years old. The height of the actor is 1.77 m, and the weight is 83 kg. The actor is still very active at this age.

Education, School/College University

Jean Claude attended Shotokan Karate School. He earned his black belt at the age of 18. We did not have further education details of Jean.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Jean Damme was born to Eliana and Eugene Van Varenberg. The mother of the artist was a florist, and the father was an accountant.  The sister of the actor is Veronique Van Verenberg. The nationality of the actor is Belgian. Damme belongs to Flemish ethnicity. Jean is Jewish. The actor is the supporter of the Republican.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Jean Claude Van Damme With Wife Gladys Portugues
Jean Claude Van Damme With Wife Gladys Portugues

Jean Claude Van Damme married five times in his life. In 1980, he married Maria Rodriguez. The couple divorced after four years. He married Cynthia Derderian in 1985. They ended their marriage in the same year. He married the third time to Gladys Portugues in 1987. Portugues and Jean ended their relationship in 1992.

After two years, Damme married Darcy LaPier, which was an actress and model. He ended his relationship with Darcy and re-married to Gladys Portugues. He is currently living with Gladys. He has three children named Kristopher Van Varenberg, Bianca Bree, and Nicholas Van Varenberg.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 25 June 1999
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Jean Claude Van Damme Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Gladys Portugues
Kids: Bianca Bree, Kristopher Van Varenberg, Nicholas Van Varenberg

Professional Life and Career

Jean Claude opened his gym in Brussels. While running the gym, he also did modeling work. The actor participated in several tournaments. Claude did the job of bouncer during the night. In 1982, the actor moved to Los Angles to start his career in acting. The first role of Jean was of an extra in the movie Breaking Along with his childhood friend. Jean worked as Ivan Krushensky in the movie No Retreat, No Surrender.

In 1987, Jean Claude received his breakthrough movie Bloodsport. Claude worked in TV miniseries War and Remembrance in 1988. The talented artist worked in two budget movie named Cyborg and Kickboxer in 1989. Both movies were the commercial success of that time. Van Damme appeared in several movies like Death Warrant, Lionheart, Double Impact, Universal Soldier, Last Action Hero, and Hard Target from 1990 to 1993.

The actor took a break from the movies and worked in the music video of Kiss My eyes after a long time. In the same year, he cast in the episode of Las Vegas. In 2008, the actor returned to Hollywood and worked in the movie JCVD. The movie was a moderate success. In 2009, the actor re-appeared in the movie Universal Soldier: Regeneration. The actor gives his voice to character Master Croc for hit animated movie Kung Fu Pand 2. In 2013, he appeared in film Welcome to the Jungle.

In 2018, the producer re-appeared in the movie Kickboxer: Retaliation. In 2019, The artist worked in We Die Young.

Awards & Nominations

Jean Claude received and nominated for several awards. In 1988, he nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award in Worst New Star category. He was nominated for MTV Movie Award three times in 1992, 1993 and 1994. In 1998, he won his first Video Premiere Award for the movie Replicant. In 2014, he received the Golden Lotus Award in category Outstanding Achievement of Action Movie.

Jean Claude Van Damme Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Jean Claude Van Damme Net Worth
Jean Claude Van Damme Net Worth

As of March 2020, The net worth of Jean Claude Van Damme is $40 million. The actors earn money by working in movies and TV Serials.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There were rumors that Jean Claude died from a heart attack.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Jean Claude Van Damme  Facebook page has around 17,547,137  fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 330k followers. On Jean Claude Van Damme  Instagram account, he has around 129k followers while on YouTube, Jean Claude Van Damme has around  68,482,712 views.

Jean-Claude Van Damme is a legendary actor. The actor received lifetime achievement awards for his work in movies.

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