Scott Edward Adkins ( hold 17 June 1976 ) is an english actor, manufacturer, screenwriter, gymnast, and warlike artist. He has played Russian prison combatant Yuri Boyka in the 2006 film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and its two sequels, Undisputed III: Redemption ( 2010 ) and Boyka: Undisputed ( 2017 ) ; Casey Bowman in the 2009 film Ninja and its 2013 sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear ; French in the 2018 film The Debt Collector and its 2020 sequel Debt Collectors ( starring aboard Louis Mandylor ). He worked in four films with his paragon Jean-Claude Van Damme : The Shepherd: Border Patrol, Assassination Games, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and The Expendables 2. He besides had starring roles in The Legend of Hercules, Wolf Warrior and Ip Man 4: The Finale playing the main antagonist in all three movies, and besides appeared in The Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty and the Marvel projects Mutant X, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Doctor Strange. [ 1 ] He is besides starring in Day Shift with Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg, ampere well as a outstanding character in John Wick: Chapter 4 aboard Keanu Reeves .
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early on life [edit ]
Scott Edward Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, a town within Birmingham, England on 17 June 1976 into a family of butchers. He first became concerned in martial arts at the age of ten, when he visited a local Judo club with his beget and older brother. [ 2 ] After being robbed at age 13, his matter to in martial arts grew even more. That lapp year, he began to exercise Taekwondo. Since the historic period of 16, Scott besides started to drill Kickboxing with Anthony Jones, finally becoming a kickboxing teacher for the Professional Karate Association. He ran classes at the Fitness First at Bearwood, Smethwick once a week. He besides has know in Ninjutsu, Krav Maga, Karate, Wushu, brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Tai chi and Gymnastics.
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career [edit ]
His first break came when he was offered a function in a Hong Kong martial arts movie called Dei Seung Chui Keung ( 2001 ) ( aka Extreme Challenge ). Spotted by Head of the Hong Kong Stuntmen Association and film director Wei Tung and England-born Hong Kong movie technical Bey Logan, Adkins found himself in the East for the first time. He had the opportunity to work with some of Hong Kong cinema ‘s lead action directors including Yuen Woo-ping, Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan. Acting roles soon started to come in and he was offered a guest function in the BBC ‘s Doctors ( 2000 ) filmed at Birmingham ‘s Pebble Mill. He appeared in a few episodes in BBC ‘s EastEnders ( 2003 ) and City Central ( 1999 ), and a conduct role in Sky One drollery play Mile High ( 2003 ) followed by a regular role in BBC ‘s Holby City ( 2006 ) as Bradley Hume, the adjunct general director of Holby General. Starring roles in feature of speech films soon followed with his portrayal of Talbot in Special Forces ( 2003 ) and Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing ( 2006 ). It was this film that broke him into the mainstream with his nefarious depicting of the russian MMA underground fighter Boyka. After this Scott had guest starring roles in bigger budget films like The Bourne Ultimatum ( 2007 ) and The Tournament ( 2009 ), and played Jean-Claude Van Damme ‘s main adversary in Sony Pictures The Shepherd: Border Patrol ( 2008 ). He shared the function of Weapon XI with Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine ( 2009 ). Adkins appears in the function of King Amphitryon in The Legend of Hercules. [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
In 2012, he was cast to star in Métal Hurlant Chronicles, a television adaptation of the popular french amusing book Metal Hurlant.
Adkins was reunited with natural process choreographer Yuen Woo-ping in 2019 when he starred aboard Donnie Yen in Ip Man 4: The Finale as the main adversary Barton Geddes, a Marine gunnery sergeant. [ 5 ] According to Adkins, Yen personally requested him to star in the film. [ 6 ]