Tan, Philip 1960–

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TAN, Philip 1960–

(Phil Tan, Phillip Tan, Philip Tann)


Born 1960, in Singapore; immigrated to the United Kingdom, c. 1965.


Actor, stunt performer, fight choreographer, stunt coordinator, and second unit director. British Youth Tumbling champion; Men's British Tae Kwon Do champion.


British Stunt Register.


Film Appearances:

Dacoit, The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, Warner Bros., 1980.

Lee, Privates on Parade, Orion Classics, 1982.

Primate sequences, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Warner Bros., 1984.

(As Philip Tann) Chief henchman, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Paramount, 1984.

Wheeler, Return to Oz, Buena Vista, 1985.

Tung, Underworld (also known as Transjutations), Empire Pictures, 1985.

Ship's officer, Shanghai Surprise, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1986.

Shomin, Grand Larceny, 1987.

Shane, Vroom, 1988.

Jackie Fung, Soursweet, Skouras, 1988.

Goon, Batman, Warner Bros., 1989.

Gunman and Chinese guy, Tango & Cash, Warner Bros., 1989.

Colonel Cheng, China Cry: A True Story, Penland Pictures, 1990.

Wu Han, Martial Law, 1990.

Taking Manhattan, 1991.

Desk guard, The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991.

Tanaka, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Warner Bros., 1991.

Drug dealer #2, Mission of Justice (also known as Martial Law III), 1992.

Captain Ming, Surf Ninjas (also known as Surf Warriors), 1993.

Wing, The Criminal Mind, Columbia TriStar, 1993.

Parker, The Three Musketeers, Buena Vista, 1993.

Han, Deadly Target (also known as Fire Zone), 1994.

Gorilla, Congo, Paramount, 1995.

John, Bloodsport 2 (also known as Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite), Transcontinental Film Corp., 1996.

Patch, The Assault, Sunset Films International, 1997.

Jimmie, City of Industry, 1997.

Waiter, Lethal Weapon 4 (also known as Lethal 4), Warner Bros., 1998.

(As Phillip Tan) Karate instructor, Sugar Town, October Films, 1999.

Kang, Big Momma's House (also known as Big Mammas Haus), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2000.

2nd ape teenager and gossiping male ape, Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

(As Phillip Tan) Federal agent #3, The Learning Curve (also known as Dangerous Seduction), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2001.

Grilled face fighter, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (also known as Kung Pow! Enter the Fist), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2002.

Chinese waiter, Timecop: The Berlin Decision, Universal, 2003.

Bruce Rhee, Sledge, 2003.

Film Stunts:

Willow, Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 1988.

3 Ninjas, Buena Vista, 1993.

Loaded Weapon I (also known as National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Hot Shots! Part Deux (also known as Hot Shots! 2), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1993.

Demolition Man, Warner Bros., 1993.

The Shadow, Universal, 1994.

Till the End of the Night, 1994.

(As Phil Tan) Star Kid, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Almost Heroes, Warner Bros., 1998.

The Omega Code, Providence Entertainment, 1999.

Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour), Buena Vista, 2001.

Corky Romano (also known as Corky Romano: "Special" Agent), Buena Vista, 2001.

Windtalkers, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2002.

Minority Report, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2002.

Wake of Death, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2004.

Film Second Unit Director:

Second unit director, Bloodsport 2 (also known as Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite), Transcontinental Film Corp., 1996.

Second unit director, Orgazmo, Rogue Pictures, 1997.

Second unit director, Perfect Target, Imperial Entertainment, 1997.

Second unit director, El Padrino, 2004.

Film Work; Other:

Technical advisor, Tango & Cash, Warner Bros., 1989.

Stunt coordinator and fight sequence choreography, Martial Law, 1990.

Stunt coordinator, Surf Ninjas (also known as Surf Warriors), 1993.

Fight choreographer, Excessive Force II: Force on Force, 1995.

Fight choreographer and stunt coordinator, Bloodsport 2 (also known as Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite), Transcontinental Film Corp., 1996.

Martial arts coordinator, True Vengeance, FM Home Video, 1997.

Stunt coordinator, Orgazmo, Rogue Pictures, 1997.

Gorilla suit performer, George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997.

Stunt coordinator, Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999.

Assistant stunt coordinator, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, USA Films, 2000.

Stunt coordinator, Guardian, 2000.

Fight choreographer, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Warner Bros., 2002.

(As Phil Tan) Stunt coordinator, El Padrino, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lam Quoc Hoa, Albion Market, Granada, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sensei assassin, Perfect Assassins (also known as A Breed Apart), HBO, 1998.

John Woo, Bangkok—Ein Maedchen verschwindet, 1999.

Wu, Chain of Command, HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Chinese villain, "Washing," The Chinese Detective, BBC1, 1981.

Oriental, "Good Will Visit," The Bill, 1988.

Imiro Kosaka, Young Black Dragon Warrior, "Prey," Raven, CBS, 1992.

Ninja, "Lethal Luau," Danger Theatre, Fox, 1993.

Commando, "Nothing But the Truth," SeaQuest DSV, NBC, 1994.

"Big Stakeout at Oxnard," High Tide, 1997.

Man, "California Reich," Sliders, Sci–Fi Channel, 1998.

"Shanghai Express," Martial Law, CBS, 1998.

Taiwanese security officer, "Truth Be Told," Alias, ABC, 2001.

Also appeared as Gorian, "Gorian the Spider," Cross-bow; Sensei, Two of a Kind, ABC.

Television Work; Series:

Stunt coordinator, Family Matters, 1989.

Fight consultant, Battle Dome, syndicated, 1999.

Television Stunts; Movies:

The Broken Chain, TNT, 1993.

Vanishing Son, syndicated, 1994.

Vanishing Son III, syndicated, 1994.

Vanishing Son IV, syndicated, 1994.

Space Marines, Showtime, 1996.

The Pass, Showtime, 1999.

Firetrap, HBO, 2001.

Television Work; Movies:

Fight coordinator, Space Marines, Showtime, 1996.

Second unit director, Perfect Target, HBO, 1997.

Fight coordinator, Perfect Assassins (also known as A Breed Apart), HBO, 1998.

Martial arts coordinator, True Vengeance, HBO, 1998.

Second unit director, Bangkok—Ein Maedchen verschwindet, 1999.


Video Games:

Voice of Hwong, Nuclear Strike, 1997.