Jim Kelly was born on May 05, 1946 in USA. Jim Kelly's big-screen debut came with Melinda directed by Hugh A. Robertson in 1972, strarring Charles Atkins. Jim Kelly is known for Enter the Dragon directed by Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee stars as Lee and John Saxon as Roper. The upcoming new movie Jim Kelly plays is Afro Ninja which will be released on Dec 09, 2009.
With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's Island in Opération dragon (1973). Kelly quickly cropped up in several more martial arts influenced "blaxploitation" films including Les démolisseurs (1974), L'Aventurière de Hong-Kong (1974) and La ceinture noire (1974), with its interesting fight finale in a soap filled car wash! He then appeared in several other action films of the late seventies, however since 1980, Kelly has only cropped up in two minor roles. A talented athlete, winning ranked titles both in tennis and karate, Jim Kelly was an integral part of the African-American & martial arts cinematic explosion of the 1970s.
BirthdayMay 05, 1946
Place of BirthParis, Kentucky, USA
Movies & TV Shows
as Cleavon Washington4.3
Black kung fu contre Hong Kong connection
as Lt. Detective I. J. Ash4.3
Faut pas karaté la queue du tigre
as Mister Keyes6.1
as Black Belt Jones6.2
additional crew, actor
as Charles Atkins5.9