David Carradine Net Worth

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David Carradine was born on the 8th December 1936, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California USA, and was an actor, director, writer and composer. He appeared in over 100 films, and was nominated four times for Golden Globe Awards. He was best known for his role in the series “Kung Fu” aired in 1970s as well as the 1990s, and in “Kill Bill” (2004) by Quentin Tarantino. Carradine was active in the entertainment industry from 1965 to 2009, when he passed away.

How rich was the actor? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of David Carradine’s net worth is as much as $500,000, as of the data converted to the present day. Acting was the main source of David’s wealth, although he added sums directing, writing and composing.

David Carradine Net Worth $500,000

To begin with, Carradine was the son of the actor John Carradine and his wife Abigail. After a troubled adolescence spent in various boarding schools and reformatories, he enrolled into San Francisco State University to study music theory and composition. While participating in a Shakespeare theatre group, David became interested in actin, but after the graduation he spent two years in military service. This was followed with several guest appearances in television series “East Side/West Side” (1963), “The Virginian” (1964), “Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre” (1965) and others. His net worth was established.

However, Carradine’s most famous role was that of Kwai Chang Caine in the television series “Kung Fu” (1972 – 1975), then in the series “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” (1993 – 1997) when Carradine again played the role of Kwai Chang Caine, eponymous grandson, who meets his son Peter after a long separation. Then, David hosted the program “Wild West Tech” (2004 – 2005) aired on the History Channel. These probably contributed the most to his net worth.

In addition to his work on television, David Carradine increased his net worth starring on the big screen; he landed the lead role in the western film “Taggart” (1964) directed by R. G. Springsteen. In 1972, he appeared in the main role in Martin Scorsese’s film “Boxcar Bertha”, and portrayed the main character of Frankenstein in the film “Death Race 2000” (1975). It should be said that Carradine played the title role in many films released, including “Cannonball” (1976), “Bound for Glory” (1976), “The Serpent’s Egg” (1977), “Deathsport” (1978), “Fast Charlie… the Moonbeam Rider” (1979), “The Long Riders” (1980) and many others Then, the actor starred alongside Chuck Norris in the action film “Lone Wolf McQuade” (1983). Moreover, the actor was known for starring in martial arts films including “Karate Cop” (1991), “Martial Law” (1991), “Kill Bill: Volume 1” (2003), “Kill Bill: Volume 2” (2004) and a long list of others.

David Carradine directed three feature films too; “You and Me”, “Mata Hari”, “Americana” and several episodes of the television series “Kung Fu” and “Lizzie McGuire”.

Aside from acting and directing, he was also an occasional writer.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he was married five times, to Donna Lee Becht (1960 – 1968), with whom he had a daughter; with Linda Gilbert (1977 – 1983), and another daughter; then to Gail Jensen (1988 – 1997), Marina Anderson (1998 – 2001) and Annie Bierman (2004 – 2009). From a relationship with Barbara Hershey (1972 – 1975), David had a son. David Carradine died on the 4th June 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, apparently of auto-erotic asphyxiation.

David Carradine also stood for environmental protection, and supported the environmental organization Sea Shepherd in their campaign against seal hunting.

Full NameDavid Carradine
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1936, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
DiedJune 3, 2009 (aged 72) Bangkok, Thailand
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Martial Artist
EducationSan Francisco State University
SpouseDonna Lee Becht (1960 - 1968), Barbara Hershey (1969–1975), Linda (née Linda Anne Gilbert (1977- div.), Gail Jensen (1986-1997), Marina Anderson (1998-2001), Annie Bierman (2004–2009)
ChildrenCalista Carradine, Kansas Carradine, Tom Carradine
ParentsJohn Carradine, Ardanelle McCool
SiblingsRobert Carradine, Keith Carradine, Ever Carradine, Martha Plimpton
PartnerBarbara Hershey
AwardsTheatre World Award (1966), TP de Oro, Spain. Best Foreign Actor (1974), Gold Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Television (1997),
NominationsGolden Globe Awards, The 16th Annual Golden Boot Awards (1998), Lifetime Achievement Award (2005), Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actor (2005), Walk of Western Stars (2008)
Movies"Dark Fields" (2009), "Bad Cop" (2009), "All Hell Broke Loose" (2009), “East Side/West Side” (1963), “The Virginian” (1964), “Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre” (1965), “Death Race 2000” (1975),“Lone Wolf McQuade” (1983)
TV Shows"Kung Fu" (1972–1975), "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues " (1993-1997), "Bound for Glory" (1976), "North and South" (1985), "Kill Bill: Volume 2" (2004), “Wild West Tech” (2004 – 2005)
1Long light brown hair
2Gravelly, smoke-burnished voice
3Often used his fighting and karate skills in roles
4Frequently played villainous characters
Death Race 2000 (1975)$50,000
1[on Chuck Norris]: How deep can you get into aikido? Aikido's aikido. Chuck Norris, as you know, has a very heavy competitive background. He's originally trained in Tang Soo Do, then what he did was competition karate. Chuck is very fast and very precise. I think he's really good. But I don't think that the whole thing that is kung fu is even touched on by any of these guys. I just think all they're into is what they know about fighting and their movie mystiques. I don't think these guys know anything about the history, the philosophy, the inner truth you're supposed to be searching for. The stuff that we try to do in Kung Fu, which we did in the old series. That's why I decided to do it again. It just seemed like nobody's got the assets. They all thought it was a question of kicking and punching.
2[In 1992] I had a house in the Hollywood Hills that virtually every brother has lived in. It was like this safe harbor. We all took care of each other.
3[In 1992, on trying to break into Hollywood without relying on his father, (John Carradine)] It took me a long time to realize that he was having a hard time getting jobs himself. But I'm not sure he would have [helped] anyway--you were supposed to make it on your own.
4[on his 1986 marriage to Gail Jensen, who met him on The Long Riders (1980)] It works. We feel like we've known each other for a thousand years. Something will happen, and we'll say, "Yeah, you did that to me 800 years ago.".
5[In 2009] One foot, in front of the other, things happened, as I try to make them happen, so it wasn't exactly, no real surprises.
6[In 2008] Whenever I do an exhibit, I always specify. If you want to buy something, a great piece of it is going to go for Food for Africa. That's the way I do it and I'll always do it.
7I like to work, and you can only do what you're offered. If I'm offered something great, I'm going to accept it, for sure. If I'm not offered something great, I'm going to do something not so great. There is a bottom line. I've never done an actual horror movie, or a porno. If it's something odious, I'm going to turn it down. There have been times when I've been desperate for money, hopelessly in debt, with the IRS on me and an ex-wife suing me. And I've been offered a lot of money to do something about a scientist who gets eaten by this giant spider he creates, and I say to myself, "I just can't do this", And I don't. I feel that rejecting that sort of thing is always leading toward the light.
8[on whether he or his father, John Carradine, made the most films] I've read... that my father was the most indiscriminate actor in the history of movies. And I'm close to that.
9[on his popularity while playing the 50-something Kwai Chang Caine on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)] It's a mission. I've been working putting this thing together for--what is it? Could it be?--14 years.
10I'm perhaps the most gifted actor of my generation.
11With my tendencies as an anarchist and a revolutionary, this is the kind of place I would have wanted to blow up with a bomb in a paper bag. But I've reached a point now where I can see the limitations of Fidel Castro as easily as I can see the limitations of a Rockefeller. I don't want to be either of those guys.
12[In 1993] There is something, dare I say, very Christ-like here: reaching out to lepers, the downtrodden, the profligates. That was one reason I wanted to play someone like that. Whether or not that's the kind of guy I am, to be able to portray someone who has this sort of holy quality to him was very appealing.
13[In 1997] I don't have that much to say. I'm glad some people showed up. You know it's April 1, and I still thought people would think it was a joke.
14[Alluding to his character's philosophy expressed on Kung Fu (1972)] The quest is never attainable: You cannot expect to achieve the goal. It's the journey that's the point of it all. Again, in the modern series, Caine is asked where he's going, and he says, "Nowhere in particular." But the person insists, "Everyone has a destination." Caine says, "A destiny - yes. But not, necessarily, a destination." [That] implies some place to stop when you get there, while your destiny is a journey that continues.
15[on his passion for auto racing] There's no bullshit about it. It's real, you can't fake it, people actually die.
16[In 1977] Acting was the last thing I thought of because it didn't seem like you did anything.
17[In 1991, on his signature role] What we did on Kung Fu (1972), stressing the philosophy and the desire for peace and the training, is something that has actually never been seen since then.
18[on playing Bill in the "Kill Bill" films] It's got to be done a certain way. You can see these poses.
19[In 2004, on his suicidal thoughts] I remember one time sitting at the window of the third or fourth floor of the Plaza Hotel for about an hour, thinking about just tipping off.
20[In 2004, on starring in so many low-budget films] All I've ever needed since I more or less retired from studio films a couple of decades ago... is just to be in one. There isn't anything that Anthony Hopkins or Clint Eastwood or Sean Connery or any of those old guys are doing that I couldn't do. All that was ever required was somebody with Quentin's {Quentin Tarantino] courage to take and put me in the spotlight.
21[on when he realized Kung Fu (1972) was going to be a hit] Man, I read that pilot script and flipped! But I never believed it would get on TV. I mean, a Chinese Western, about a half-Chinese / half-American Buddhist monk who anders the gold rush country but doesn't care about gold, and defends the oppressed but won't carry a gun, and won't even step on an ant because he values all life, and hardly ever speaks? No way!
22[on his drug/alcohol abuse] There was only a period of a few years when I was drinking too much. I had a friend who was a mentor, and he suddenly said, "I've never seen you abuse a substance before." I said, "Am I doing that now?". And I was. That was spring of 1996. I like to think that I stopped drinking on St. Patrick's Day, but it was actually a month later.
23[Before he played Kwai Chang Caine on Kung Fu (1972)] I wasn't like a TV star in those days, I was like a rock 'n' roll star. It was a phenomenon kind of thing... It was very special.
24It's not even a matter of physical fitness, it's a matter of mind, body, unity and achieving a little tiny bit of spirituality, in your life.
25[on his lengthy acting career] It's always seemed to me like a mission. A holy one, like the Blues Brothers. It's a marathon. You can't quit; even coming in dead last has honor. Quitting doesn't. Look, I had absolute faith in my future when I was starving in New York and no one believed in me besides me and my girlfriend. I'd be stupid to lose that faith after I've become a fucking icon. Oh, yes. And I love the work.
26Every day, at least six people will come up to me and say, "Your show [Kung Fu (1972)] changed my life.".
27[on his late friend and one-time co-star, Brandon Lee] He was always giving 110%, and it produced a light in the eyes, which is what you look for in movies.
28There's an alternative. There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways. It's a different way.
29If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
1Was known to be a very private man.
2Acting mentor and friends with Chris Potter.
3(February 20, 1998) Married his fourth wife, actress and author Marina Anderson, on Laramie Street where he filmed his original series Kung Fu (1972) at Warner Bros. Studios.
4His father, John Carradine, along with half-brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine all guest-starred on an episode of The Fall Guy (1981), with him in 1984. Sadly, this was John's last appearance with his family.
5Both his father, John Carradine and one of his half-brothers, Robert Carradine, appeared on at least one episode of Kung Fu (1972), with him.
6His fourth arrest was in 1974 for attempted burglary and malicious mischief. While under the influence of peyote, a nude Carradine began wandering around his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. He broke into a neighbor's home, shattering a window and cutting his arm. He then bled all over the homeowner's piano. At some time during this episode he accosted two young women, allegedly assaulting one while asking, or demanding of her, if she was a witch. The police literally followed a trail of blood to his home. The burglary charges were dropped, as nothing was found to be missing, while Carradine pleaded "no contest" to the mischief charge and was given probation. He was never charged with assault, but the young woman sued him for $1.1 million and was awarded $20,000.
7Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.
8Just before John Carradine died, late in 1988, David and brother Keith Carradine were at his bedside. Hours before he was stricken, he had climbed the 328 steep steps of Milan's Gothic cathedral, the Duomo. He had just finished a film in South Africa and was about to begin a European tour. David was with him, reading William Shakespeare to him--by this time John was unable to speak--when he died.
9His father ran away from home when John was age 14, but came back at one point to study sculpture at Philadelphia's Graphic Arts Institute. John lived with his maternal uncle in New York City for a while, working in the film archives of the public library.
10His first arrest was for assaulting a police officer, when he was in his early 20s. He pleaded to a lesser charge of disturbing the peace.
11For most of his adult life, he was a heavy smoker.
12Nearly one year after his death, his third wife, Gail Jensen, died on April 23, 2010.
13In his autobiography, he states that after his father's wife had a series of miscarriages, he discovered that she had had repeated illegal abortions without his knowledge. This rendered her unable to carry a baby to full term. It was with this backdrop of marital discord that, at age 5, David almost succeeded in committing suicide by hanging.
14Was arrested in December 1994 for breaking a glass window at Rogers Center (formerly Skydome) in Toronto. He claimed he did this to avoid being mobbed by fans after a concert by The Rolling Stones.
15His great-grandmother, Beverly Carradine, was a Methodist evangelical author.
16When he was seven, his parents were divorced and his father left California to escape court actions in the alimony settlement.
17Legally changed his name from John to David, to not only become a professional actor, but also to avoid confusion with his famous father.
18As a teenager, he moved back to California - residing in Oakland, in the early 1950s.
19Before he was an actor, he was inducted into the United States Army, where he drew pictures for training aids.
20Attended and graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, California in 1955.
21Met his first wife, Donna Lee Becht, when they were both sweethearts in high school, and lived with her off base while he was in the army in Virginia, stationed at Fort Eustis. They were married at the end of 1960 and divorced in 1968.
22He played various instruments: piano, guitar, flute, among many others.
23Knew absolutely nothing about the practice of the martial arts, at the same time he was starring on Kung Fu (1972), instead it was his dancing experience that convinced him to accept the role.
24Created several flutes for the movie Circle of Iron (1978), one of which he later played in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).
25His second ex-wife, Linda Gilbert, is the ex-wife of Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds fame).
26His paternal half-brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine, both appeared in The Long Riders (1980), with him.
27Stepdaughter: Amanda Fraser Eckelberry (born 1989).
28Stepdaughter: Madeleine Rose Bierman (born 1995).
29Stepdaughter: Olivia Jane Bierman (born 1998).
30Stepson: Max Richard Bierman (born 1998).
31Despite high ratings, his second series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) was canceled in early 1997, because he decided to call it quits.
32Was a vegetarian.
33Was healthy and physically active until his death of accidental asphyxiation at age 72.
34Remained good friends with Chris Potter during and after Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993).
35Was the second of five children.
36Began his contract career for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1969.
37Before Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993), he was a celebrity spokesperson for Lipton Ice Tea.
38Stepfather of Max Carradine, who is intent on following his stepfather's footsteps and continuing the family acting dynasty.
39Has appeared in more than 200 films and television dramas.
40He played truant from school at age 13; was sent to a reform school for a while, and spent time in foster homes in Massachusetts.
41First came to public attention in 1963, appearing in an episode of Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950).
42Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Kwai Chang Caine on the television series Kung Fu (1972).
43James Cromwell, Tom Selleck, Steve Railsback, Frances Fisher, Lucy Liu and Vicki Roberts attended his funeral, which was held ten days after his death.
44His ex-wife Marina Anderson tried unsuccessfully suing him in 2003 for $300,000, alleging that she got him his role in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), and that he gave no compensation in return. He was successfully represented in that matter by Vicki Roberts.
45He sang duet vocals on his Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) co-star Chris Potter's song "Kung Fu Blues".
46His documented ancestry included English, along with smaller amounts of Dutch, German, Irish, Scottish and Welsh. David's last traceable patrilineal ancestor is believed to have been a man named Parker Carradine, who was born in Georgia, in North America, c. 1755.
47His obituary stated he was survived by four children.
48He had 12 hobbies: collecting comic books, painting, writing, sculpting, singing, dancing, Kung-Fu, spending time with family, race car driving, exercising, traveling, horse breeding and reading.
49Before he was an actor, he worked as a manual laborer, where he began an open experiment with drugs.
50Was an alcohol abuser for many years, until he entered rehab. He was sober at 59.
51David Carradine passed away on June 3, 2009, in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. He was working on a movie entitled "Stretch".
52He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 1, 1997.
53Was a Democrat.
54His first series, Kung Fu (1972), was canceled after the third season, due to injuries he sustained on the set.
55In Bound for Glory (1976), Carradine played a legendary folk singer, in real-life, he was also a folk singer, before becoming a successful actor.
56Stepmother Sonia Sorel died in 2004, just three months before he was married to Annie Bierman.
57Was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
58Was an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
59Friends with: Raymond Burr, Mickey Rooney, Andy Griffith, Chuck Norris, Jane Seymour, Bruce Lee, Clu Gulager, Hugh O'Brian, James Drury, Doug McClure, Clint Walker, Alex Cord, Larry Cohen, Robert Ito, James Cromwell, Michael Parks, M. Emmet Walsh, Maxwell Caulfield, Quentin Tarantino, Fred Williamson, Frances Fisher, Tom Selleck, Martin Scorsese, David Winters and Michael Madsen.
60His manager was Chuck Binder.
61Quentin Tarantino had originally envisioned the character "Bill" in the "Kill Bill" films as a suave "James Bond-type" man and had first approached Warren Beatty for the role. Beatty turned it down and suggested that he get David for the role.
62He was born in Hollywood, but he was brought up all over the country, mostly by boarding school teachers and reform school wardens.
63He married his fifth wife, Annie Bierman at the home of Michael Madsen. Vicki Roberts officiated and pronounced them husband and wife.
64Was close friends with Larry Cohen since they served together in the military.
65Many of the characters he has played possess lethal martial arts skills. This is a nod to his most famous character, the deadly yet benevolent Kwai Chang Caine on the television series Kung Fu (1972).
66Because of his look, his stint on the television series Kung Fu (1972) and his fascination with Eastern philosophies, people often assumed that he was at least part Asian. He wasn't.
67To date, he is the only actor who has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman and Quentin Tarantino.
68Was to have attended the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand, in September 2004 as a special Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) guest but had to pull out at the last minute due to filming commitments.
69Studied drama at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California.
70Began studying the martial arts after getting cast on Kung Fu (1972).
71Father of Kansas Carradine (born April 19, 1978) with Linda Gilbert.
72Father of Calista Carradine (born April 27, 1962) with Donna Lee Becht.
73Uncle of actresses Martha Plimpton and Ever Carradine.
74Had a lifelong fascination with Eastern philosophies and culture which resulted in him writing the book "Spirit of the Shaolin" about the philosophy of Kung Fu.
75Convicted of drunk driving in October 1989. Served 48 hours in jail and did community service.
76Lived with Barbara Hershey from 1972-1975 (she changed her last name to Seagull during this time). They have a son they named Free Carradine at birth, but who has since changed his name to Tom Carradine.
77Son of John Carradine; half-brother of Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, brother of Bruce Carradine. Stepson of Sonia Sorel.


Mr. Horn1979TV MovieTom Horn
Circle of Iron1978The Blind Man Monkeyman Death ...
Deathsport1978Kaz Oshay
Gray Lady Down1978Capt. Gates
The Serpent's Egg1977Abel Rosenberg
Thunder and Lightning1977Harley Thomas
Bound for Glory1976Woody Guthrie
Cannonball!1976Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
The Family Holvak1975TV SeriesCraw
Death Race 20001975Frankenstein
Kung Fu1972-1975TV SeriesKwai Chang Caine Caine
You and Me1974Zeto
A Country Mile1973
Mean Streets1973Drunk
The Long Goodbye1973Dave aka Socrates (uncredited)
Boxcar Bertha1972Big Bill Shelly
Ironside1968-1971TV SeriesFrank Carlson / Luke Roberts / Pogo Weems
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesGideon (segment "The Phantom Farmhouse")
Gunsmoke1971TV SeriesClint
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring1971TV MovieFlack
Macho Callahan1970David Mountford
The McMasters1970White Feather
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesJason Blake
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys1969Waco
Young Billy Young1969Jesse Boone
Heaven with a Gun1969Coke Beck
Johnny Belinda1967TV MovieLocky
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesGene Gauge
The Violent Ones1967Lucas Barnes
Too Many Thieves1967Felix
Coronet Blue1967TV SeriesWalter Arnold
Shane1966TV SeriesShane
The Trials of O'Brien1966TV SeriesFelix
Bus Riley's Back in Town1965Stretch
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1964-1965TV SeriesEdward Clarke / Art Thief
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965TV SeriesFitzhugh
Taggart1964Cal Dodge
The Virginian1964TV SeriesThe Utah Kid
Arrest and Trial1964TV SeriesWally Carpin
East Side/West Side1963TV SeriesHal Sewoski
Wagon Train1963TV SeriesJohn Mason
Armstrong Circle Theatre1963TV Series
A Christmas Carol1947TV Movie
Mata Hari2016post-productionAdam Zelle
Night of the Templar2013Shopkeeper
The Banksters, Madoff with America2013Neal
Eldorado2012VideoThe Spirit Guide
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair2011
No Clean Break2010TV SeriesThe Bishop
Dinocroc vs. Supergator2010TV MovieJason Drake
Su Qi-er2010Anthony
Detention2010/IPrincipal Hoskins
Money to Burn2010Klau
Six Days in Paradise2010Vernon Billings
All Hell Broke Loose2009VideoU.S. Marshal Ian McHenry
Bad Cop2009VideoDet. Humes
Dark Fields2009Clive Jonis
Mental2009TV SeriesGideon Graham
Crank: High Voltage2009Poon Dong
Road of No Return2009Mr. Hover
Absolute Evil - Final Exit2009Raf McCane
Archie's Final Project2009Vargas
Kandisha2008The American
The Golden Boys2008Capt. Zebulon Hedge
Tiempo final2008TV SeriesEl Chango
Death Race2008Frankenstein (voice)
Break2008/IIIThe Bishop
Last Hour2008Detective Mike Stone
Camille2008/ICowboy Bob
Kung Fu Killer2008TV MovieCrane
Hell Ride2008The Deuce
Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter2007Mikhail
Big Stan2007The Master
Permanent Vacation2007Old Man
Fall Down Dead2007Wade Douglas
How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It)2007Nick
The Trident2007ShortThe Shopkeeper
Richard III2007Buckingham
Treasure Raiders2007Pierre
Lost Bullet2007Michael Morrison
Epic Movie2007Museum Curator
In Case of Emergency2007TV SeriesGuru Danny
Homo Erectus2007Mookoo Uncle Unky
Son of the Dragon2006TV Mini-SeriesBird
World War 1: American Legacy2006VideoNarrator
Saints Row2006Video GameWilliam Sharp Radio Voice (voice)
Danny Phantom2005-2006TV SeriesClockwork
Final Move2006Captain Baker
Medium2006TV SeriesJessica's Brother
The Last Sect2006Van Helsing
Miracle at Sage Creek2005Ike
Brothers in Arms2005Driscoll
Eve2005TV SeriesKung Fu Master
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon2004Grand Master
Last Goodbye2004Fred McGillicuddie
Alias2003-2004TV SeriesConrad
Hair High2004Mr. Snerz (voice)
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004Bill
Dead & Breakfast2004Mr. Wise
American Reel2003James Lee Springer
Kill Bill: Vol. 12003Bill
The Outsider2002TV MovieDoctor Lucas Henry
Largo Winch2001-2002TV SeriesNério Winch
Wheatfield with Crows2002Willem Vincent Sr.
King of the Hill2002TV SeriesJunichiro
Balto: Wolf Quest2002VideoNava the Wolf Shaman (voice)
The Defectors2001TV MovieGarret
Titus2001TV SeriesBob Hawkins
Down 'n Dirty2001Gil Garner
The Nightmare Room2001TV SeriesMr. Farber
Jackie Chan Adventures2001TV SeriesLo Pei
Out of the Wilderness2001TV MovieClint Dugan
The Donor2001Mike Riordan
Warden of Red Rock2001TV MovieMike Sullivan
G.O.D.2001Norman Williams
Largo Winch: The Heir2001TV MovieNério Winch
Queen of Swords2001TV SeriesThe Serpent
By Dawn's Early Light2000TV MovieNick Decker
Family Law2000TV SeriesAndrew Weller
Full Blast2000Maceo
Dangerous Curves2000Lemmy
Kiss of a Stranger1999Sean O'Leary
The Puzzle in the Air1999The General
Zoo1999Drexel Turnquist
Natural Selection1999Louis Dehoven
Acapulco H.E.A.T.1999TV SeriesVictor Garrison
Charmed1999TV SeriesTempus
Knocking on Death's Door1999Doc Hadley
Profiler1999TV SeriesChristopher Joe Allman
Light Speed1998Miles
Lovers and Liars1998Mr. Montague
Martian Law1998TV Movie
Sublet1998Max Kaufman
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island1998VideoChief Wulisso (voice)
The Effects of Magic1998The Cabinet Maker
The New Swiss Family Robinson1998Sheldon Blake
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror1998VideoLuke Enright
Nosferatu: The First Vampire1998TV MovieHost
Fast Track1998TV Series
Macon County Jail1997Coley
The Good Life1997
The Rage1997Lucas McDermott
Lost Treasure of Dos Santos1997TV MovieMartin Shaw
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1997TV SeriesHouston Currier
Last Stand at Saber River1997TV MovieDuane Kidston
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1993-1997TV SeriesKwai Chang Caine / Laurie's friend
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys1996TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice, uncredited)
L'aigle et le cheval1994TV MovieJohn Freemont
Cercasi successo disperatamente1994Video
Bitter End1993
Code... Death: Frontera Sur1993Colonel
Dead Center1993Chavez
Kill Zone1993Col. Horace Wiggins
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1992TV MovieKwai Chang Caine
Distant Justice1992Joe Foley
Animal Instincts1992VideoWilliam Lamberti
Night Rhythms1992VideoVincent
Human Target1992TV SeriesHarry Solow
Roadside Prophets1992Othello Jones
Waxwork II: Lost in Time1992The Beggar
Double Trouble1992/IMr. C
Evil Toons1992Gideon Fisk
Battle Gear1991Gen. Corman
Karate Cop1991Dad
Capital Punishment1991Michael Maltin
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw1991TV MovieCaine
Brotherhood of the Gun1991TV MovieArtemis McBride
Deadly Surveillance1991TV MovieLieutenant
Project Eliminator1991Ron Morrell
Midnight Fear1991Hanley
Dune Warriors1991Michael
The Ray Bradbury Theater1990TV SeriesSpender
Martial Law1990VideoDalton Rhodes
The Young Riders1990TV SeriesThe Buzzard Eater
Future Zone1990John Tucker
Bird on a Wire1990Eugene Sorenson
The Trace of Lynx1990
Crime of Crimes1989Captain
The Mad Bunch1989Professor Foxwood
Animal Protector1989Col. Whitlock
Matlock1987-1989TV SeriesSteve Mazarowski / Jimmy Legrand
Future Force1989Tucker
Los Angeles History Project1989TV SeriesNarrator
Open Fire1989Joe Rourke
Think Big1989Sweeney
Try This One for Size1989Bradley
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat1989Mardulak
Crime Zone1989Jason
Sonny Boy1989Pearl
Nowhere to Run1989Harmon
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II1989Dark One
The Cover Girl and the Cop1989TV MovieSlade
Night Children1989Max
Fatal Secret1988Michael LeWinter
Run for Your Life1988Major Charles Forsythe
I Saw What You Did1988TV MovieStephen
Tropical Snow1988Oskar
Night Heat1987TV SeriesTheodore Telford
Six Against the Rock1987TV MovieBernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy
Heartbeat1987VideoMan Playing Dice
The Misfit Brigade1987Col. Von Weisshagen
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesCalvin
Armed Response1986Jim Roth
Oceans of Fire1986TV MovieJ.C. Busch
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesJustin LaMotte
Behind Enemy Lines1986Col. James Cooper
Kung Fu: The Movie1986TV MovieKwai Chang Caine
North and South1985TV Mini-SeriesJustin LaMotte
The Bad Seed1985TV MovieLeroy Jessup
On the Line1984/IBryant
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesHermanski
The Warrior and the Sorceress1984Kain
Fox Mystery Theater1984TV SeriesMichael / Harris
Airwolf1984TV SeriesDr. Robert Winchester
Jealousy1984TV MovieBobby Dee
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesPat Patterson
Lone Wolf McQuade1983Rawley Wilkes
Trick or Treats1982Richard Adams
Safari 30001982Eddie Miles
Darkroom1981TV SeriesBiker / Hitchhiker
Americana1981The American Soldier
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane1980TV MovieBen Irons
The Long Riders1980Cole Younger
Cloud Dancer1980Brad Randolph
Gauguin the Savage1980TV MoviePaul Gauguin
Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider1979Charlie Swattle
I've Got You, You've Got Me by the Chin Hairs1979Le pratiquant des Arts Martiaux


Stuart Mossman: A Modern Stradivari2010Documentary producer
Road of No Return2009associate producer
Fall Down Dead2007associate producer
Richard III2007executive producer
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1995-1996TV Series co-producer - 7 episodes
Project Eliminator1991associate producer
Crime of Crimes1989producer
Future Force1989associate producer
Crime Zone1989executive producer
Kung Fu: The Movie1986TV Movie co-producer
A Country Mile1973co-producer


Kill Bill: Vol. 22004performer: "The Legend of Pai Mai"
Balto: Wolf Quest2002Video performer: "The Grand Design"
Roadside Prophets1992performer: "Divining Rod" / writer: "Divining Rod"
Sonny Boy1989performer: "Maybe It Ain't" / writer: "Maybe It Ain't"
Maniac Cop1988performer: "Walk the Floor", "Hello Heartbreak"
Matlock1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
On the Line1984/Iperformer: "Hello Heartbreak"
Americana1981performer: "Let Me Take You Around" / writer: "Let Me Take You Around"
Saturday Night Live1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bound for Glory1976performer: "Hard Travelin'", "This Train Is Bound for Glory", "I Ain't Got No Home", "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh", "Hobo's Lullaby", "Pastures of Plenty", "Do Re Mi", "Oklahoma Hills", "Howdido", "Deportee Plane Wreck at Los Gatos", "Curly Headed Baby", "Talking Dust Bowl Blues", "This Land Is Your Land"


Mata Hari2016post-production
Lizzie McGuire2001TV Series
Kung Fu1974TV Series 3 episodes
You and Me1974
A Country Mile1973


Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Country Mile1973


You and Me1974

Music Department

Sonny Boy1989performer: theme song
Cloud Dancer1980composer: song "Man"


You and Me1974


Django Unchained2012dedicatee
Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou2011Documentary in memory of
Su Qi-er2010in memory of
Zen and Now: A Dinner with David Carradine & Friends2004Video documentary short special thanks
Dinosaur Island1994special thanks
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment


Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Tits Against the Glass: Making 'Crank 2'2009Video documentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tattoos: A Scarred History2009DocumentaryHimself
Making of...2009TV Series documentary
Comedy Is Pain2009Video documentary shortHimself
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHimself
A Vampire Reformed2008Video documentary short
ReNew Orleans2007TV Series documentaryHimself (2007)
Being Michael Madsen2007Himself
Through Your Eyes2007DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Le grand journal de Canal+2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The John Kerwin Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Paranormal Project2006TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner2006TV MovieHimself - Audience (uncredited)
On the Set of 'Miracle at Sage Creek'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Wild West Tech2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Host
The Making of 'Miracle at Sage Creek'2005VideoHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Prism Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Ring Comes Full Circle2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shaolin Diary: Back to the Beginning2005Video documentaryHimself
Brothers in Arms: The Making of a Modern Western2005Video documentary shortHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2005TV SeriesHimself
Hawaiian Tropic Celebrity Golf Tournament2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2005TV SeriesHimself
The Contender2005TV SeriesHimself
Ringers: Lord of the Fans2005DocumentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Zen and Now: A Dinner with David Carradine & Friends2004Video documentary shortHimself
McEnroe2004TV SeriesHimself
Les hyènes2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Crossing Over with John Edward2004TV SeriesHimself
Carta de ajuste2004TV Series documentary
Mondo Thingo2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Away from Home2004Video documentary shortHimself
German Expressionism2004Video documentary shortHimself
Kicks and Crashes2004Video documentary shortHimself
From Grasshopper to Caine: The Making of 'Kung Fu'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Tao of Caine: Production and Beyond2003Video documentaryHimself
AM & PM Tai Chi Workouts2003Video documentaryHimself
Chi Energy Workout2003Video documentaryHimself
Naked Movie2002Himself
Autograph2002TV SeriesHimself
Modern Warriors2002TV Movie documentary
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
MADtv2001TV SeriesHimself
Lizzie McGuire2001TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Himself
Just Shoot Me!2000TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1997-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Walking After Midnight1999TV Series
David Carradine's Kung Fu Workout1999Video documentaryHimself - Narrator
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Special documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Access Hollywood1998TV SeriesHimself
Tai Chi Workout for Beginners1997Video documentaryHimself
Woof! Woof! Uncle Matty's Guide to Dog Training1997Video short documentaryHimself
Too Hot to Skate1997TV Movie documentaryMr. Big
Home & Family1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Fantasy Christmas1992TV MovieHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Àngel Casas Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Fall Guy1985TV SeriesHimself
Faces of Culture1983TV Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Making of 'Lone Wolf McQuade'1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Best of Sex and Violence1982DocumentaryHimself - Cameo appearance (uncredited)
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesHimself - Host / Caine / Woody Guthrie / ...
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Merv Griffin Show1971-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Carradines Together1979DocumentaryHimself
A Look at Liv1979DocumentaryHimself
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel1978DocumentaryHimself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976-1977TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentaryShepard
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
Bizarre and Mysterious Celebrity Deaths2010TV Movie
David on 'Death Race'2010Video documentary shortHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHimself / Bill
Le grand journal de Canal+2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Kill Bill'2003TV Movie documentaryBill
Queen of Swords2001TV SeriesThe Serpent
Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts1998Video documentaryHimself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesVincent / William Lambretti
Derrick contre Superman1992TV ShortKwai Chang Caine / The peanut salesman
That's Action1990Video documentaryJohn Tucker (uncredited)
Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure1988Kaz Oshay (uncredited)
Bad Girls in the Movies1986DocumentaryMan at show (uncredited)

Won Awards

2010Special MentionMálaga International Week of Fantastic CinemaKandisha (2008)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USA
2004Capri Legend AwardCapri, Hollywood
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
1998Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1997Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 1 April 1997. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1976NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorBound for Glory (1976)
1974TP de OroTP de Oro, SpainBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Kung Fu (1972)

Nominated Awards

2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNorth and South (1985)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in Motion Picture - DramaBound for Glory (1976)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaKung Fu (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing)Kung Fu (1972)

2nd Place Awards

1977NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorBound for Glory (1976)

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