Jackie Chan is actually a trained opera singer and has recorded over 20 albums with over 100 songs in over 5 different languages. In the 80’s, he would sing the theme songs to his films over the closing credits. In 1984, he won the Best Foreign Singer Award in Japan

Jackie Chan is actually a classically trained opera singer

(Worldkings) We all know Jackie Chan is the fearless kung fu fighter who doesn’t think twice about catapulting himself off a balcony, electrocuting himself on some lights and then smashing into a pane of glass.He, like, does that basically all the time. But what if I told you the classic action star had a more sensitive side that doesn’t involve kneeing henchmen in the face?

As it turns out, Jackie Chan is also quite a massive popstar and in his native China he is also well-known as a classical trained singer. In his younger life he was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School ran by Master Yu Jim-yuen. It was here than Chan learned his acrobatic style of kung fu, as well as how to act and sing.

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9 thoughts on “Jackie Chan is actually a trained opera singer and has recorded over 20 albums with over 100 songs in over 5 different languages. In the 80’s, he would sing the theme songs to his films over the closing credits. In 1984, he won the Best Foreign Singer Award in Japan”

  1. shadowlarx

    In the Cantonese language version of Mulan, Jackie was the voice of Captain Li Shang and sang “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You”.

  2. thebreaksmith

    >in over five different languages

    So, six?

  3. TortureSteak

    He’s also a giant shill and apologist for the communist party that commits genocide and torture on a daily basis….

  4. norx123

    In 2011 Jackie chan said he would give half his inheritance to charity because his son would waste it on drugs.

  5. ViskerRatio

    He’s trained in *Chinese* opera. Which isn’t remotely the same thing as *Western* opera.

    Chinese opera more like the kind of stage show you’d see in Vegas, with fabulous costumes, athletic displays and, yes, sometimes even singing.

    Western opera is what people think of when they think of ‘trained opera singer’ and involves extremely precise vocal control that takes years to master and an exceptional innate talent.

    So Jackie Chan is more like Taylor Swift – he has the kind of decent voice anyone can achieve with some effort. It’s not like either are going to be belting out Queen of Night without sounding atrocious any time soon.

  6. schnorgal

    Too bad he is a CCP bootlicker now. Lost lots of respect for him.

  7. UKUKRO

    Now he’s a red canary signing for the Chinese government.

  8. JugV2

    and all we remember him for is his butchering of War in Rush Hour with Chris Tucker.

  9. ToneThugsNHarmony

    Loved his cover of War (what is it good for) by Edwin Starr.

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