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Brandon Lee was an American actor and martial artist

InformationDetail
BirthdayFebruary 1, 1965
Died onMarch 31, 1993
NationalityAmerican
FamousEmerson College, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Martial Artists
SpousesEliza Hutton
SiblingsShannon Lee
Known asBrandon Bruce Lee
Universities
  • Emerson College
  • Emerson College
  • Bishop Montgomery High School
  • Chadwick School
  • Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Notable Alumnis
  • Emerson College
Cause of death
  • Accident
Birth PlaceOakland
GenderMale
FatherBruce Lee
MotherLinda Lee Cadwell
Sun SignAquarius
Born inOakland
Famous asActor & Martial Artist
Died at Age28

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Who is Brandon Lee?

Brandon Lee was an American actor and martial artist. After graduating with majors in theatre from college, he went on to take up different forms of work in the film industry like script editor, cameo roles and later began portraying lead characters in action movies. Most of the films and television projects Brandon Lee took up were action thrillers or based on martial arts. Brandon Lee was also trained in martial arts just like his well known father, actor Bruce Lee. Brandon Lee was trained in different forms like Shaolin Kung-Fu, Muay Thai, Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do. He was mostly trained by his father’s disciples Dan Inosanto and Richard Bustillo. In an interview Brandon Lee has explained his view of martial arts and its connection with self knowledge. He has shared that on the way towards mastery of martial arts, one is faced with barriers that attempt to stop them from continuing the pursuit. However, once the barriers are overcome, one always learns something about oneself, and this provides a spiritual connect as well. Brandon Lee died in a shooting accident while filming a movie when he was 28 years old. Brandon Lee was known to be a poetic and loving personality.

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Childhood & Early Life

Brandon Lee was born on 1 February 1965 in Oakland, California. He was the son of martial arts expert and film actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Emery.

Brandon Lee lost his father when he was eight years old. He along with his family moved to Seattle following the death of Bruce Lee.

Brandon Lee received his high school education from Chadwick School in Los Angeles and the Bishop Montgomery High School in Los Angeles. He received his General Educational Development certificate at the age of 18.

He attended the Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts and took up majors in theatre. However, a year later he shifted to New York. Here he took acting classes from the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Career

In 1985 Brandon Lee returned to Los Angeles and began his career with Ruddy Morgan Productions as a script reader. His first screen appearance was an uncredited cameo in the action movie ‘Crime Killer’ that was released the same year.

Brandon Lee was called for audition for his first major movie role by casting director Lyn Stalmaster and upon successfully completing the auditions, he became part of ‘Kung Fu: The Movie’. He was given the role of the son of the lead character. The movie was based on a popular television series of 1970’s, named ‘Kung Fu’.

Brandon Lee bagged his first leading role in Hong Kong thriller movie ‘Legacy of Rage’ in 1986. He acted with Regina Kent, Michael Wong and Mang Hoi in the movie. His performance in the movie was well appreciated.

In 1987, he acted in the television pilot project ‘Kung Fu: The Next Generation’ that was not selected for running as a series. However, it was aired by the CBS Summer Playhouse. This pilot project was the second follow-up of the initial television series ‘Kung Fu’.

In 1988, Brandon Lee made a short appearance in the American television series ‘Ohara’. He portrayed a negative character in the series. The same year he also began the shooting of his first English movie project named ‘Laser Mission’. The movie was shot in South Africa and later released in the European market in the year 1990.

In 1991, Brandon Lee starred in action movie ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ alongside Dolph Lundgren. This movie was considered to be his debut American film. The same year he signed a multi picture deal with 20th Century Fox film studio.

In 1992, he starred in the action thriller ‘Rapid Fire’, which was distributed by 20th Century Fox. He was signed to do two more projects. The same year he also landed the lead role in the film adaptation of the underground comic book, ‘The Crow’. This was his last project and the movie was released posthumously in 1994.

Major Works

Brandon Lee was well recognised for his performance in action thriller films. He is remembered for his movies ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘The Crow’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Brandon Lee met Eliza Hutton in 1990. They moved in together the next year and got engaged in October 1992. Brandon Lee and Eliza had planned their wedding on 17 April 1993 at Mexico. However, the marriage did not happen following the unfortunate accident and death of the actor.

On 31 March 1993, while shooting for his upcoming film ‘The Crow’, Brandon Lee died of a gunshot wound due to an accidental shooting. His body is buried in Seattle, next to his father Bruce Lee’s, at the Lake View Cemetery.

Trivia

The movie ‘The Crow’ is dedicated to Brandon Lee and Eliza Hutton.

Brando Lee was the grandson of Cantonese Opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen.

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Brandon Lee biography timelines

  • // 1st Feb 1965
    Brandon Lee was born on 1 February 1965 in Oakland, California. He was the son of martial arts expert and film actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Emery.
  • // 1970
    Brandon Lee was called for audition for his first major movie role by casting director Lyn Stalmaster and upon successfully completing the auditions, he became part of ‘Kung Fu: The Movie’. He was given the role of the son of the lead character. The movie was based on a popular television series of 1970’s, named ‘Kung Fu’.
  • // 1985
    In 1985 Brandon Lee returned to Los Angeles and began his career with Ruddy Morgan Productions as a script reader. His first screen appearance was an uncredited cameo in the action movie ‘Crime Killer’ that was released the same year.
  • // 1986
    Brandon Lee bagged his first leading role in Hong Kong thriller movie ‘Legacy of Rage’ in 1986. He acted with Regina Kent, Michael Wong and Mang Hoi in the movie. His performance in the movie was well appreciated.
  • // 1987
    In 1987, he acted in the television pilot project ‘Kung Fu: The Next Generation’ that was not selected for running as a series. However, it was aired by the CBS Summer Playhouse. This pilot project was the second follow-up of the initial television series ‘Kung Fu’.
  • // 1988 To 1990
    In 1988, Brandon Lee made a short appearance in the American television series ‘Ohara’. He portrayed a negative character in the series. The same year he also began the shooting of his first English movie project named ‘Laser Mission’. The movie was shot in South Africa and later released in the European market in the year 1990.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, Brandon Lee starred in action movie ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ alongside Dolph Lundgren. This movie was considered to be his debut American film. The same year he signed a multi picture deal with 20th Century Fox film studio.
  • // 1992 To 1994
    In 1992, he starred in the action thriller ‘Rapid Fire’, which was distributed by 20th Century Fox. He was signed to do two more projects. The same year he also landed the lead role in the film adaptation of the underground comic book, ‘The Crow’. This was his last project and the movie was released posthumously in 1994.
  • // 31st Mar 1993
    On 31 March 1993, while shooting for his upcoming film ‘The Crow’, Brandon Lee died of a gunshot wound due to an accidental shooting. His body is buried in Seattle, next to his father Bruce Lee’s, at the Lake View Cemetery.

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Brandon Lee's FAQ

  • What is Brandon Lee birthday?

    Brandon Lee was born at 1965-02-01

  • When was Brandon Lee died?

    Brandon Lee was died at 1993-03-31

  • Where was Brandon Lee died?

    Brandon Lee was died in Wilmington

  • Which age was Brandon Lee died?

    Brandon Lee was died at age 28

  • Where is Brandon Lee's birth place?

    Brandon Lee was born in Oakland

  • What is Brandon Lee nationalities?

    Brandon Lee's nationalities is American

  • Who is Brandon Lee spouses?

    Brandon Lee's spouses is Eliza Hutton

  • Who is Brandon Lee siblings?

    Brandon Lee's siblings is Shannon Lee

  • What was Brandon Lee universities?

    Brandon Lee studied at Emerson College, Emerson College, Bishop Montgomery High School, Chadwick School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

  • What was Brandon Lee notable alumnis?

    Brandon Lee's notable alumnis is Emerson College

  • What is Brandon Lee's cause of dead?

    Brandon Lee dead because of Accident

  • Who is Brandon Lee's father?

    Brandon Lee's father is Bruce Lee

  • Who is Brandon Lee's mother?

    Brandon Lee's mother is Linda Lee Cadwell

  • What is Brandon Lee's sun sign?

    Brandon Lee is Aquarius

  • How famous is Brandon Lee?

    Brandon Lee is famouse as Actor & Martial Artist