Scott Adkins is a trained martial artist, Kickboxer, stuntman and an actor. To his credit we have his action films Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, Undisputed III: Redemption (2010) and Boyka: Undisputed (2016). He portrayed the role of Russian prison fighter Yuri Boyka.
Scott Adkins Biography
Scott Edward Adkins was born into family of butchers to John and Janet Adkins on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England. He and his elder brother, Craig were raised by their middle-class parents. As a child he was not that studious. He has been to Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. He use to watch films at night and enjoy sports.
At 10 years of age, he use to go with his father and brother to Judo club. Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme were his sports idols. He changed his dad’s garage into Dojo. He started his training at the age of 14 under the guardianship of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B. and went to Tae Kwon Do. Later he started kickboxing under the guardianship of Anthony Jones.
He was shy and was hesitant to face audience. It was difficult for him and his family to pay college fees at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He was very saddened when he left the college. He was interested in acting and joined drama class at Sutton Coldfield College.
He is married to Lisa adkins, who is a socialist and has a child Carmel Adkins.
After years of fruitful work, he is now a trained instructor of Kickboxing for P.K.A. He is also trained in other martial arts including Jeet Kune Do, Ninjutsu, Krav Maga, Karate, Capoeira, Jujutsu, Judo, Wushu and gymnastics.
His acting career started with Dei seung chui keung (2001) from Hong Kong martial arts film. His talent was admired and acknowledged by Wei Tung who is a director and also head of The Hong Kong Stuntmen Association and Bey Logan, a Hong Kong movie expert. This landed him in the movies of East. He has worked with leading directors such as Corey Yuen, Woo-Ping Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. He has worked with Jackie Chan as well.
His acting career also added BBC’s Doctors (2000) and also few episodes of BBC’s EastEnders (1985), City Central (1998), he played leading role on comedy drama show of Sky One, Mile High (2003) and also played a role in BBC’s Holby City (1999).
In the year 2010, Scott Adkins was nominated and won under the category Breakout Action Star for the film Undisputed III: Redemption at the Action on Film Award.
In the year 2015, Scott Adkins was nominated and won under the category Most Accomplished Actor for the film Wolf Warriors at the China International Film Festival.
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Scott Adkins net worth is estimated to be $3 million US dollars as of 2017. He has established himself as action actor. The films which are on his credit are “Dei seung chui keung”, Mile High”,”EastEnders”, ” “Hollyoaks”, “The Tournament”, “Undisputed II”, “Holby City”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Undisputed III”, “The Expendables 2”, and “The Legend of Hercules”.
Scott Adkins passion of martial arts landed him as a successful actor on small and large screen as an action hero.