Legends of Action: Danny Trejo

BirthDate: May 16, 1944 If ever there’s someone you could call an inspiration it’s Danny Trejo; He was a child drug addict and criminal, in and out of jail for 11 years who would end up finding redemption. While serving tim...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Billy Blanks

Birthdate: September 1, 1955 If you’re a fan of action then you’ll be a fan of Billy Blanks. I first noticed him in the opening scene of The Last Boy Scout back in 1991; then I went back and saw him in Bloodfist and...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Gary Busey

Laugh if you will. (And… ok, I will a little too.) But like it or not, Gary Busey would have to be considered an Action Legend. Want a little proof? Coming right up! It all began in 1987, with an ambitious action film that wo...
by Brian M
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Charles Bronson

BirthDate: November 3, 1921 Died: August 30, 2003 I have to admit that I was a late bloomer in my fandom of Charles Bronson; I saw Death Wish years ago but his other films I didn’t catch until a couple of years ago. 10 years ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Jackie Chan

BirthDate: April 7, 1954 The very first Chan movie I ever saw was Master with Cracked Fingers from 1971; even from waaay back then Jackie Chan had “star” written all over him. I got the movie as part of a VHS box se...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: John McTiernan

BirthDate: January 8, 1951 To celebrate his release from prison I figure there’s no better day than today to pay tribute to one of the greatest action directors of all time: John McTiernan. McTiernan is the man who dire...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Deathstroke: The Best Villain on Television

I don’t think I’ve seen a cooler villain on TV in the past few years than Deathstroke AKA Slade Wilson in the CW’s Arrow. Played to perfection by Manu Bennett, as soon as he walks on screen he owns the role. I...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Happy 70th Birthday Bolo Yeung

Today marks Legend of Action Bolo Yeung’s 70th birthday; he is mostly known for playing villain roles in movies like Bloodsport, Legacy of Rage, Double Impact, Tiger Claws, Ironheart and Enter the Dragon but he also starr...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

BirthDate: May 2, 1972 I know, he hasn’t done THAT many action movies but he’s been in enough to earn the “LEGENDARY” status. Dwayne’s roles in The Rundown, Faster, Walking Tall, The Scorpion King,...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Bruce Lee

Born: November 27 1940-Died July 20, 1973 How on Earth have I not written a Legends blog about the most iconic martial arts star of all time? Well, better late than never. Bruce Lee only starred in a handful of movies but his l...
by Eoin Friel