Carradine, David 1936–

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Carradine, David 1936–


Original name, John Arthur Carradine; born December 8, 1936, in Hollywood, CA; son of John Richmond Reed (an actor) and Ardanelle Abigail (maiden name, McCool) Carradine; half-brother of Keith Ian Carradine (an actor and songwriter), Bruce Carradine (an actor), Robert Carradine (an actor), and Michael Bowen (an actor); uncle of Martha Plimpton (an actress) and Ever Carradine (an actress); married Donna Lee Becht (some sources cite name as Donna Trent; an actress), December, 1960 (divorced); married Linda Gilbert, February 2, 1977 (divorced, 1983); married Gail Jensen (an actress, manager, producer, and songwriter), December 4, 1988 (divorced, 1997); married Coco d'Este (also known as Marina Anderson; an actress); February 20, 1998 (divorced December 12, 2001); married Annie Bierman, December 26, 2004; children: (first marriage) Calista Miranda (an actress); (with actress Barbara Her-shey; also known as Barbara Seagull) Tom (a special effects artist; also known as Free); (second marriage) Kansas (an actress); (fifth marriage) four stepchildren.

Education: Attended Oakland Junior College, San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University), and University of California, Berkeley. Politics: "Jeffersonian Democrat." Religion: Christian Scientist. Avocational Interests: Music, songwriting, sculpting, painting, creating computer art, philosophy, art, science, horses, children, French, the American Revolution, tai chi, baseball, coaching athletes of the Special Olympics.

Addresses: Agent—(commercials and voice work) International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Chuck Binder, Binder and Associates, 1465 Lindacrest Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—Beth Morris, Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, voice artist, director, producer, film editor, and writer. Composer of more than seventy songs for the publishing company of Catahoula & Carlin; affiliated with Art House; worked as commercial illustrator and at the Lucky Lager Brewery. Military service: U.S. Army, 1960–62.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Rifle Association, Fraternal Order of Police (honorary member), 1199 Club.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, most promising personality, 1965, for The Royal Hunt of the Sun; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding continued performance by an actor in a leading role in a drama series, 1973, Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a television drama, 1974, and TP de Oro Award, best foreign actor, 1974, all for Kung Fu; National Board of Review Award, best actor, 1976, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a motion picture drama, 1977, both for Bound for Glory; Man of the Year Award, Fraternal Order of Police, 1985; Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor in a television series, miniseries, or movie, 1986, for North and South; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1997; Golden Boot Award, Motion Picture and Television Fund, 1998; Capri Legend Award, 2004; Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor in a motion picture, Saturn Award, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actor in a dramatic role, International Press Academy, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best supporting actor, all 2005, for Kill Bill: Vol. 2; Lifetime Achievement Award, Long Beach Action on Film International Film Festival, 2005; Directors Fortnight Award, Cannes International Film Festival, for the score of the unfinished film Mata Hari.


Television Appearances; Series:

Title role, Shane, ABC, 1966.

Kwai Chang Caine, Kung Fu, ABC, 1972–75.

Kwai Chang Caine, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1993–97.

Himself, Walking After Midnight, 1999.

Host, Wild West Tech, History Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Flack, Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (also known as Deadly Desire and Maybe I'll Be Home in the Spring), ABC, 1970.

Ben Irons, High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (also known as High Noon, Part II and The Return of Will Kane), CBS, 1980.

Paul Gauguin, Gauguin the Savage, CBS, 1980.

Bobby DuChamp (also cited as Bobby Dee), Jealousy, ABC, 1984.

Leroy Jessup, The Bad Seed, ABC, 1985.

J. C. Busch, Oceans of Fire, CBS, 1986.

Kwai Chang Caine, Kung Fu: The Movie, CBS, 1986.

Bernard "Bernie" Paul Coy, Six Against the Rock, NBC, 1987.

Stephen Lancer, I Saw What You Did (also known as I Saw What You Did … and I Know Who You Are!), CBS, 1988.

Slade, The Cover Girl and the Cop (also known as Beauty & Denise), NBC, 1989.

John Tucker, Future Force (also known as Civilian Operated Police Systems and COPS), syndicated, 1990.

Artemis McBride, Brotherhood of the Gun (also known as Hollister, Knuckleduster, and Spanish Gulch), CBS, 1991.

John Tucker, Future Zone (also known as Back to the Past and Future Force II), syndicated, 1991.

Kwai Chang Caine, Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns (also known as The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw), NBC, 1991.

Lieutenant, Deadly Surveillance, Showtime, 1991.

Duane Kidston, Last Stand at Saber River, TNT, 1997.

Martin Shaw, Lost Treasure of Dos Santos, The Family Channel, 1997.

Sean O'Leary, Kiss of a Stranger, 1997.

Martian Law, 1998.

Sheldon Blake, The New Swiss Family Robinson, ABC, 1998.

Max Kaufman, Sublet (also known as Codename: Jaguar), Cinemax, 1999.

Doc Hadley, Knocking on Death's Door (also known as Haunted House), Showtime, 1999.

Nick Decker, By Dawn's Early Light, Showtime, 2000.

Mike Sullivan, The Warden of Red Rock, syndicated, Showtime, 2001.

Out of the Wilderness, Showtime, 2001.

Garret, The Defectors (also known as Crime School), 2001.

Dr. Lucas Henry, The Outsider, Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Locky, Johnny Belinda, ABC, 1967.

The Making of "Lone Wolf McQuade," 1983.

Man playing dice, Don Johnson's Music Video Feature and Heartbeat (also known as Heartbeat), HBO, 1987.

Mr. Big, Too Hot to Skate, CBS, 1997.

Brandon Lee: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes, Martial Arts Network, 1998.

David Carradine: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999.

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture, Starz!, 2002.

Modern Warriors, 2002.

Also interviewee, Claudia Jennings: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tom Horn, Mr. Horn, CBS, 1979.

Justin LaMotte, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Justin LaMotte, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Secret Document," Armstrong Circle Theatre, 1963.

John Mason, "The Eli Bancroft Story," Wagon Train (also known as Major Adams, Trail Master), ABC, 1963.

Hal Sewoski, "Go Fight City Hall," East Side, West Side, CBS, 1963.

The Utah Kid, "The Intruders," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1964.

Wally, "The Black Flower," Arrest and Trial, 1964.

Edward, "Thou Still Unravished Bride," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, NBC, 1965.

Fitzhugh, "The War and Eric Kurtz," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (also known as The Chrysler Theatre and Universal Star Time), NBC, 1965.

Felix, "The Greatest Game: Parts 1 & 2," Trials of O'Brien, CBS, 1966.

"Cortez and the Legend," Saga of Western Man, NBC, 1967.

Gene Gauge, "The Hunted," Cimarron Strip, CBS, 1967.

Walter Arnold, "The Rebels," Coronet Blue, CBS, 1967.

Pogo Weems, "Due Process of Law," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1968.

Jason, "Tarot," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1970.

"License to Kill," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1971.

"The Quincunx," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1971.

Clint, "Lavery," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1971.

Gideon, "The Phantom Farmhouse," Night Gallery (also known as Rod Serling's "Night Gallery"), NBC, 1971.

Craw, "The Long Way Home: Parts 1 & 2," The Family Holvak, CBS, 1975.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live, and SNL), NBC, 1980.

"Hostage," Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1981.

Biker/hitchhiker, "Partnership," Darkroom, ABC, 1981.

Pat Patterson, "To the Finish," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1983.

Dr. Robert Winchester, "Mind of the Machine," Airwolf (also known as Lobo del aire), CBS, 1984.

"Paddles Up," Partners in Crime (also known as 50/50), NBC, 1984.

Caretaker, "October the 31st," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1984.

Michael/Harris, "A Distant Scream" (also known as "Dying Truth"), Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense, Associated Television (England), 1984.

Himself, "Dead Ringer," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985.

Calvin, "Thanksgiving," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1986.

"Tell Me a Story," Night Heat, CBS, 1987.

Jimmy Legrand, "The Country Boy," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Steve Mazarofski, "The Prisoner: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

Spender, "And the Moon Be Still as Bright," The Ray Bradbury Theatre (also known as The Bradbury Trilogy Mystery Theatre, Le monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury, and Ray Bradbury presente), USA Network, 1990.

The buzzard eater, "Ghosts," The Young Riders, ABC, 1990.

Houston Currier, "Hostage," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1996.

(Uncredited) Voice of Mandrax, "Ape-pocalypse … a Little Later!," Captain Simian and The Space Monkeys (animated), syndicated, 1997.

(Uncredited) Voice of Mandrax, "The Mandrill Who Knew Too Much," Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (animated), syndicated, 1997.

Christopher Joe Allman, "Inheritance," Profiler, NBC, 1999.

Tempus, "Deja Vu All Over Again," Charmed, The WB, 1999.

"Code Name: Flight 401," Acapulco H.E.A.T, 1999.

Himself, "Brandi, You're a Fine Girl," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2000.

Andrew Weller, "Telling Lies, Conclusion," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Andrew Weller, "For Love," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

The serpent, "The Serpent," Queen of Swords (also known as Reina de espadas and Tessa, a la pointe de l'epee), syndicated, 2001.

The serpent, "End of Days," Queen of Swords (also known as Reina de espadas and Tessa, a la pointe de l'epee), syndicated, 2001.

Voice, "The Warrior Incarnate," Jackie Chan Adventures (animated), The WB, 2001.

Voice, "Snake Hunt," Jackie Chan Adventures (animated), The WB, 2001.

Nerio Winch, "Revelations," Largo Winch (also known as Largo Winch—gefaehrliches erbe), Mystery Channel, 2001.

Bob Hawkins, "Houseboat," Titus, Fox, 2001.

Himself, "Between a Rock and a Bra Place," Lizzie McGuire, The Disney Channel, 2001.

"David Carradine," Autograph, 2002.

Bill (in archive footage), The Making of "Kill Bill," Bravo, 2003.

Conrad, "Countdown," Alias, ABC, 2003.

Conrad, "Hourglass," Alias, ABC, 2004.

Carts de ajuste, 2004.

Kung fu master, "Kung Fu Divas," Eve, UPN, 2005.

Voice of Clockwork, "The Ultimate Enemy," Danny Phantom (animated), Nickelodeon, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Rivals," The Contender, NBC, 2005.

(In archive footage) Cinema mil, Televisio de Catalunya, 2005.

Jessica's brother, "Allison Wonderland," Medium, NBC, 2006.

Also voice for King of the Hill (animated), Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Kwai Chang Caine, Kung Fu, ABC, 1972.

Kwai Chang Caine, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1993.

Nerio Winch, Largo Winch: The Heir (also known as Largo Winch and Largo Winch—gefaehrliches erbe), Mystery Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards, CBS, 1982.

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005.

9th Annual Prism Awards, FX Channel, 2005.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1973.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1996.

Mad TV, Fox, 2001.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Mondo Thingo, ABC (Australia), 2004.

Crossing Over with John Edward, syndicated, 2004.

McEnroe, CNBC, 2004.

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2005.

Richard & Judy, Channel 4, 2005.

Corazon de …, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Director, Kung Fu, ABC, between 1972 and 1975.

Coproducer, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1993–97.

Television Work; Movies:

Coproducer, Kung Fu: The Movie, CBS, 1986.

Associate producer, Future Force (also known as Civilian Operated Police Systems and COPS), syndicated, 1990.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director of an episode of Lizzie McGuire, The Disney Channel.

Film Appearances:

Cal Dodge, Taggart, Universal, 1964.

Stretch, Bus Riley's Back in Town, Universal, 1965.

Lucas Barnes, The Violent Ones (also known as Touch White, Touch Black), Feature Film, 1967.

Felix, Too Many Thieves, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968.

Coke Beck, Heaven with a Gun, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969.

Jesse Boone, Young Billy Young (also known as Who Rides with Kane), United Artists, 1969.

Waco, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, Warner Bros., 1969.

Colonel David Mountford, Macho Callahan, Avco-Embassy, 1970.

White Feather, The McMasters (also known as The Blood Crowd and The McMasters … Tougher than the West Itself), Chevron, 1970.

"Big Bill" Shelley, Boxcar Bertha, American International Pictures, 1972.

Drunk, Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973.

(Uncredited) Dave (Socrates), The Long Goodbye, United Artists, 1973.

Zeto, You and Me (also known as Around), 1975.

Frankenstein, Death Race 2000, New World, 1975.

Coy "Cannonball" Buckman, Cannonball! (also known as Carquake), New World, 1976.

Woody Guthrie, Bound for Glory, United Artists, 1976.

Abel Rosenberg, The Serpent's Egg (also known as Das Schlangenei), Paramount, 1977.

Harley Thomas, Thunder and Lightning (also known as Thunder on the Highway), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.

Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (documentary), Blackwood Films, 1978.

Captain Gates, Gray Lady Down, Universal, 1978.

Kaz Oshay, Deathsport, New World, 1978.

Brad Randolph, Cloud Dancer, Blossom Pictures, 1979.

Chang-sha, blind man, monkey-man, and Death, Circle of Iron (also known as The Silent Flute), Avco-Embassy, 1979.

Charlie Swattle, Fast Charlie … the Moonbeam Rider (also known as Fast Charlie and the Moonbeam), Universal, 1979.

The martial arts practitioner, Je te tiens, tu me tiens par la barbichette (also known as I've Got You, You've Got Me by the Chin Hairs), 1979.

Himself, A Look at Liv (documentary), Win Kao Productions, 1979.

The Carradines Together, 1979.

Cole Younger, The Long Riders, United Artists, 1980.

The American soldier, Americana, Crown International, 1981.

The Best of Sex and Violence (documentary), Wizard Video, 1981.

Detective Shepard, Q (also known as Q: The Winged Serpent, Serpent, and The Winged Serpent), United Film Distributors, 1982.

Eddie Miles, Safari 3000, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Richard, Trick or Treats, Lone Star International, 1982.

Rawley Wilkes, Lone Wolf McQuade, Orion, 1983.

Bryant, On the Line (also known as Downstream and Rio abajo), El Iman/Amber, 1984.

Kain, Kain of the Dark Planet (also known as The Warrior and the Sorceress and Kain del planeta oscura), New World, 1984.

Labyrinth, TriStar, 1986.

Colonel James "Jim" Cooper, P.O.W.: The Escape (also known as Attack Force 'Nam and Behind Enemy Lines), Cannon, 1986.

Jim Roth, Armed Response (also known as Jade Jungle), CineTel, 1986.

Man at show (in archive footage), Bad Girls in the Movies, 1986.

Colonel Von Weisshagen, Wheels of Terror, Manley, 1986, released as The Misfit Brigade, Trans World, 1988.

Marathon, 1987.

Major Charles Forsythe, Run for Your Life (also known as Lute: El camino o revienta), Multivideo, 1987.

Colonel Whitlock, Animal Protector, Producers Corporation, 1988.

The dark one, Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II, Concorde-New Horizons, 1988.

Dow, Warlords, American International Pictures, 1988.

Joe Rourke, Open Fire (also known as Escuadron pantera), 1988.

Michael LeWinter, Fatal Secret, Swedish Action Film Force, 1988.

Captain, Crime of Crimes (also known as Corredores de drogas and Crimen de crimenes), Trident Releasing, 1989.

Las huellas del lince, A.G. Films/Casablanca Films/Tripode Films, 1989.

Ministry of Vengeance, Concorde, 1989.

Bradley, Try This One for Size (also known as Sauf votre respect), Candice Productions, 1989.

Harmon, Nowhere to Run, Concorde, 1989.

Jason, Crime Zone, Concorde, 1989.

Jozek Mardulak/Count Dracula, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Vestron Video, 1989.

Oskar, Tropical Snow (also known as Nieve tropical), 1989.

Professor Foxwood, The Mad Bunch, Swedish Action Film Force, 1989.

Dalton Rhodes, Martial Law, Media Home Entertainment, 1990.

Eugene Sorenson, Bird on a Wire, Universal, 1990.

John Sweeney, Think Big, Concorde, 1990.

Pearl, Sonny Boy, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Dad, Omega Cop II: The Challenge (also known as Karate Cop and Omega Cop II), Romarc, 1991.

Michael, Dune Warriors, Concorde, 1991.

Ron Morrell, Project Eliminator, Victory, 1991.

El aguila y el caballo, 1991.

Michael Maltin, Capital Punishment (also known as Kickbox Terminator), 1991, Screen Pix Home, Video, 1996.

Night Children (also known as Children of the Night), Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1992.

Beggar, Waxwork II: Lost in Time (also known as Lost in Time and Space Shift: Waxwork II), LIVE Home Video, 1992.

General Corman, Field of Fire (also known as BattleM Gear), Concorde Pictures, 1992.

Gideon Fisk, Evil Toons, American Independent Pictures, 1992.

Hanley, Midnight Fear, Rhino Home Video, 1992.

Joe Foley, Distant Justice, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1992.

William Lamberti, Animal Instincts, Academy, 1992.

Mr. C., Double Trouble (also known as Cold Sweat, Twice as Hard, and Under the Gun), Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1992.

Othello Jones, Roadside Prophets, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Vincent, Night Rhythms, Imperial Entertainment, 1992.

Frontera sur (also known as Code Death), 1993.

Colonel Horace Wiggins, Kill Zone, New Horizons Home Video, 1993.

Bitter End, 1993.

Chavez, Dead Center (also known as Crazy Joe), 21st Century Film, 1994.

Maceo, Full Blast, Showcase Entertainment, 1997.

Light Speed, Santelmo Entertainment, 1998.

Host, Nosferatu: The First Vampire, 1998.

Dehoven, Natural Selection (also known as The Demon Slayer, The Monster Hunter, and The Monster Slayer), Rio Bravo Entertainment, 1998.

Lemmy, Stray Bullet II (also known as Dangerous Curves), New Horizons Home Video, 1998.

Lucas McDermott, The Rage, Miramax, 1998.

Luke Enright, Children of the Corn V: Field of Terror (also known as Children of the Corn 5), Dimension Films, 1998.

Mr. Montague, Lovers and Liars, 1998.

Sean, Drop-Dead, Libra Pictures/Regent Entertainment, 1998.

The cabinet maker, The Effects of Magic, 1998.

Coley, Crossroads of Destiny (also known as Jailbreak and Macon County Jail), Concorde, 1999.

Drexel Turnquist, Zoo, Pilgrims 5, 1999.

James Lee Springer, American Reel, KiMina Entertainment/North by Northwest Entertainment, 1999.

Ventriloquist, Shepherd (also known as Cybercity), 1999.

The general, The Puzzle in the Air, 1999.

Mike Riordan, The Donor, RGH/Lions Share Pictures, 2000.

Gil Garner, Down 'n Dirty, Blockbuster Video, 2000.

Gnomen, Nightfall (also known as Isaac Asimov's "Nightfall"), Concorde-New Horizons, 2000.

Norman Williams, G.O.D. (also known as Guaranteed on Delivery and Guaranteed Overnight Delivery), Amsell Entertainment, 2000.

Voice of Wulisso, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (animated; also known as An American Tail 3: The Treasure of Manhattan Island), Universal Pictures Home Video, 2000.

Voice of Nava the wolf shaman, Balto II: Wolf Quest (animated), Universal Cartoon Studios, 2002.

Willem Vincent, Sr., Wheatfield with Crows, Stirling Trinity Films, 2002.

Himself, Naked Movie, Seven Arts Entertainment, 2002.

Bill, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (also known as Kill Bill, Kill Bill 1, and Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume One"), Miramax, 2003.

Michael Morrison, Bala perdida (also known as Lost Bullet), El Palenque Producciones, 2003.

Mr. Wise, Dead & Breakfast, Anchor Bay, 2004.

Bill, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (also known as Kill Bill, Kill Bill 2, and Vol. 2), Miramax, 2004.

Mr. Snerd, Hair High, E.D. Distribution, 2004.

Fred McGillicuddie, Last Goodbye, Warner Home Video, 2004.

Grand master, Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon, Rigel Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, UnConventional (documentary), Revolution Earth Productions, 2004.

Himself, A-List, Mooky's Mob Productions/Infin Entertainment/Irena Belle Films, 2005.

Himself, Ringers: Lord of the Fans, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Driscoll, Brothers in Arms, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005.

Ike, Miracle at Sage Creek, Talmarc Productions, 2005.

Detective Mike Stone, Last Hour, Pathe Distribution, 2006.

Mookoo, Homo Erectus, Burnt Orange Productions, 2006.

Captain Baker, Final Move, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2006.

Pierre, Treasure Raiders, Lightning Entertainment, 2006.

Van Helsing, The Last Sect, Peace Arch Entertainment Group, 2006.

Old man, What We Did on Our Holidays, Whatever Entertainment, 2006.

How to Rob a Bank, Rick Lashbrook Films, 2006.

Vargas, My Suicide, Go Code Productions, 2006.

Buckingham, Richard III, 2006.

Appeared in the documentary Shows of Strength: David Carradine's Martial Arts Adventure; also appeared in Action Force Team and Caddo Lake.

Film Work:

Director, You and Me (also known as Around), 1975.

Producer, director, and editor, Americana, Crown International, 1981.

Song performer, "Hello Heartbreaker," Maniac Cop, Shapiro-Glickenhaus, 1988.

Executive producer, Crime of Crimes, Trident Releasing, 1989.

Executive producer, Crime Zone, Concorde, 1989.

Associate producer, Project Eliminator, Victory, 1991.

Executive producer, Richard III, 2006.

Director of the unfinished film Mata Hari.

Stage Appearances:

Father Riccardo Fontant, The Deputy, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Atahualpa, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, American National Theatre and Academy Playhouse, New York City, 1965–66.

J. C, The Transgressor Rides Again, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1969.

The Ballad of Johnny Pot, 1970.

Appeared as Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, Playbox Theatre, Berkeley, CA; appeared in Black Elk Speaks, American Indian Theatre, Tulsa, OK; also appeared in productions of other Shakespearean plays, including Hamlet.



(With David Nakahara) David Carradine's Tai Chi Workout, Boxtree, 1994, produced as David Carradine's Tai Chi Workout: The Beginner's Program for a Healthier Mind and Body, Henry Holt, 1995.

(With David Nakahara) David Carradine's Introduction to Chi Kung: The Beginner's Program for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being, Henry Holt, 1997.

Woof! Woof! Uncle Matty's Guide to Dog Training, 1997.

Tai Chi Workout for Beginners, 1997.

Chi Energy Workout (also known as David Carradine's Chi Energy Workout), Goldhil Home Media, 2003.

AM & PM Tai Chi Workouts (also known as David Carradine's AM & PM Tai Chi Workouts), Goldhil Home Media, 2003.

From Grasshopper to Caine: The Making of "Kung Fu," Warner Bros. Entertainment, 2003.

The Tao of Caine: Production and Beyond, Warner Bros., 2003.

The Making of "Kill Bill: Volume 2," Miramax Home Entertainment, 2004.

Zen & Now: A Dinner with David Carradine and Friends, Warner Home Video, 2004.

Serpent's Egg: Away from Home, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2004.

Serpent's Egg: German Expressionism, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2004.

Brothers in Arms: The Making of a Modern Western, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Shaolin Diary: Back to the Beginning, Warner Home Video, 2005.

The Ring Comes Full Circle, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

The Making of "Miracle at Sage Creek," Universal, 2005.

Voice of William Sharp, Saints Row (video game), THQ Inc./Volition, 2006.

Appeared in the music video "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson, c. 1987.

Audio Books; Reader:

On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, DH Audio, 1986.

On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, Penguin Audiobooks, 1999.

The Traveler: The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy, by John Twelve Hawks, Random House Audio, 2005.



(And composer, including song "Let Me Take You Around") Americana, Crown International, 1981.

Composer, Sonny Boy, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Composer of score for the unfinished film Mata Hari.

Songs Featured in Films:

The Carradines Together, 1979.

Song "Man," Cloud Dancer, Blossom Pictures, 1979.

Songs, Project Eliminator, Victory, 1991.

(Uncredited) "The Artichoke Song," Roadside Prophets, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Songs, American Reel, KiMina Entertainment/North by Northwest Entertainment, 1999.

Television Series:

Segment writer and songwriter, "Tell Me," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated.


The Spirit of Shaolin, Tuttle Publishing, 1991.

David Carradine's Tai Chi Workout, Boxtree, 1994.

Endless Highway (autobiography), Journey Editions, 1995.

(With David Nakahara) David Carradine's Introduction to Chi Kung: The Beginner's Program for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being, Owl Books, 1997.

Kung Fu—La leyenda viva, S.A. de C.U., 2000.

The Kill Bill Diary: The Making of a Tarantino Classic as Seen through the Eyes of a Screen Legend, Harper, 2006.

Also author (with Christopher Sergel) of the book Troublemaker.



Carradine, David, Endless Highway, Journey Editions, 1995.


Entertainment Weekly, December 8, 1995, p. 59; April 30, 2004, pp. 117-118.

People Weekly, January 11, 1999, p. 133.

Premiere, February, 2004, p. 112.

VideoScope, June 10, 2004, pp. 37-41.


David Carradine Official Site,, May 26, 2006.


David Carradine: The E! True Hollywood Story (television special), E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

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