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Olivier Gruner

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Date of Birth: 08/02/1960

Age: 56

Place of Birth: Paris

Citizenship: France

Background

Olivier Gruner was born in Paris (France) in 1960, his father and elder brother - surgeons, younger brother - an engineer. Nevertheless, even from an early age, Olivier chose his own way in life. At age 11, after watching the movie with Bruce Lee, Olivier was fascinated by martial arts and began studying Shotokan Karate (Shotokan Karate), and then boxing and kickboxing. French version of "Navy SEALs" - In 18 years, instead of having to go to university, as many had expected, he joins the ranks of commando troops. There he studied diving, learned to jump with a parachute, he studied the basics of mountaineering, and many other things necessary to the soldier of elite troops. In 1981, Olivier left the army to pursue a professional kickboxing. To pay for the training, he was moonlighting as a bouncer, a ski instructor, coach and operator of the ski lift. He started professionally as a kickboxer fighting in France in 1984. After 10 fights, he became French champion at middleweight. By 1985, his success in the ring allowed him to fully concentrate on the kickboxer`s career, and in 1986 he became the world champion in kickboxing middleweight champion (World Middleweight Kickboxing Champion). Having fulfilled his dream of becoming a world champion, Olivier pursue a career model and actor, the last of which led to the fact that behind Olivier shooting nearly 30 films and several television series and a reputation as one of the most disciplined actors in Hollywood. He finds time in his busy schedule and enthusiasm for piloting the helicopter, and ski trips, and skydiving, and even on his new hobby - surfing. Despite ending his sportivnoykarery Olivier continues to train hard, supporting and developing the skills learned in the military and during kickboxer career.

Filmography

1990 - City of Angels / Angel Town ... Jacques

1993 - Nemesis / Nemesis ... Alex

1994 - Automation (Cyborg Bodyguard) / Automatic ... Jay 269

1997 - In captivity speed / Velocity Trap ... Officer Raymond Stokes

1997 - Mercenary / Mercenary ... Captain Charles "Hawk" Mei

1997 - 2 Mercenary / Mercenary II: Thick & Thin ... Captain Charles "Hawk" Mei

1997 - Savate (French boxing) / Savate ... Joseph Charlegrand

1997 - Savage / Savage ... savage / Alex

1998 - Mars / Mars ... Cochin Templer

1998 - Dynamite / TNT ... Alex

1999 - Interceptors / Interceptors ... Lt. Sean Lambert

1999 - White Pony / The White Pony ... Jacques

2000 - Kumite / Kumite ... Michael Rogers

2000 - Psycho Jack / Crackerjack 3 ... Markus Clay

2001 - Zhivoytovar / GOD (Guaranteed On Delivery) ... Adrian Kaminski

2001 - The highest honor / Extreme Honor ... Cody

2002 - Vortex / The Circuit ... Dirk Longstreet

2002 - Combat Elite / Power Elite ... Captain

2002 - Vortex 2: The last round (final round) / The Circuit 2: The Final Punch ... Dirk Longstreet

2002 - 2 Interceptors / Interceptor Force 2 ... Lt. Sean Lambert

2003 - Rules of the Game / Deadly Engagement ... Paul Gerard

2005 - Easy Target / Soft Target]] ... Yordan

2005 - SWAT 3. "Operation Retribution