Chad Stahelski

Chad Stahelski was a prolific stunt double and stunt coordinator who made his directorial debut with the 2014 action film "John Wick. " Although he spent the majority of his teens and early 20s competing as a kick ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1968

Filmography

Physical Effects (53)

Hitman: Agent 47 2015 (Movie)

Action Unit Director (Stunts)

After Earth 2013 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Red 2 2013 (Movie)

(Additional Photography) (Stunt Coordinator)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Wolverine 2013 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Safe 2012 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Killer Elite 2011 (Movie)

Fight Coordinator (Stunt Coordinator)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Spy Kids: All The Time in The World 2011 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Mechanic 2011 (Movie)

(Additional Photography) (Stunt Coordinator)

Faster 2010 (Movie)

(Stunt Player)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Utility Stunts (Stunts)

The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Ninja Assassin 2009 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

Fight/Action Designer (Stunts)

Jumper 2008 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Rambo 2008 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Balls of Fury 2007 (Movie)

Fight Coordinator (Stunt Coordinator)

Live Free or Die Hard 2007 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Next 2007 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Beerfest 2006 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Constantine 2005 (Movie)

Fight Coordinator (Stunt Coordinator)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

Utility Stunts (Stunts)

Serenity 2005 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Thumbsucker 2005 (Movie)

(for Mr. Reeves) (Stunts)

XXX: State of the Union 2005 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Confessions of an Action Star 2004 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

Fight Coordinator (Stunt Coordinator)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

Martial Arts Stunt Coordinator (Stunt Coordinator)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

Martial Arts Stunt Coordinator (Stunt Coordinator)

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist 2002 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Corky Romano 2001 (Movie)

(Stunts)

John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars 2001 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Tomcats 2001 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Picking Up the Pieces 2000 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Strong Medicine 2000 (Tv Show)

Stunt Coordinator

8mm 1999 (Movie)

(Stunts)

My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(for Keanu Reeves) (Stunt Man)

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

stunt performer (Stunts)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

(Stunt Player)

Knights 1993 (Movie)

utility stunt (Stunts)

Fist of the North Star (TV Show)

Stunts

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Show)

Stunts

Perfect Target (TV Show)

Stunts
Actor (5)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

Storm Saxon (Actor)

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist 2002 (Movie)

Masked Fighter (Actor)

Bloodsport III 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carpenter's Vampires 1998 (Movie)

Male Master No 4 (Actor)

Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite 1996 (Movie)

Fighter (Actor)
Director (2)

John Wick, Chapter 2 2017 (Movie)

(Director)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The Coldest City 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (13)

Captain America: Civil War 2016 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

After Earth 2013 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Escape Plan 2013 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Safe 2012 (Movie)

(Action) (Choreographer)

Safe 2012 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Ninja Assassin 2009 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

300 2007 (Movie)

Stunt/Fight Choreographer (Choreographer)

Bloodsport III 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

Chad Stahelski was a prolific stunt double and stunt coordinator who made his directorial debut with the 2014 action film "John Wick. " Although he spent the majority of his teens and early 20s competing as a kick boxer, by the early '90s Stahelski decided to try his hand at acting. With that in mind, he promptly relocated to Hollywood and quickly began landing roles in low-budget martial arts films like "Spitfire" (1995), "Heatseeker" (1995), and "Bloodsport 2" (1996). Before long, however, Stahelski realized that he could have more impact working behind the camera, as opposed to in front of it. So he started putting his martial arts skills to good use as a stunt double. And as luck would have it, his very first job was as Brandon Lee's double in 1994's "The Crow." The cult success of that film made Stahelski one of Hollywood's most in-demand stunt doubles, and over the next several years he worked on some of Hollywood's biggest action movies, including "Alien: Resurrection" (1997) and "Wild Wild West" (1999). Stahelski's big break came in 1999 when he was asked to be Keanu Reeves' stunt double on the science-fiction epic, "The Matrix." Reeves admired Stahelski's seemingly unending martial arts knowledge, and used Stahelski as his double on the two subsequent "Matrix" sequels as well. By the late 2000s, Stahelski expanded his skillset and started landing stunt coordinator jobs. Some of the crowd-pleasers he worked on included "Rambo" (2008), "The Expendables" (2010), and various films in "The Hunger Games" franchise. Then his old pal Keanu Reeves handpicked Stahelski to helm his action flick "John Wick" (2014). Despite Stahelski being a novice director, critics praised the film for its stylish action sequences and the overall strength of its story. "John Wick" went on to earn over double its budget at the domestic box office, signaling Hollywood had a new talented action director to watch out for.

Milestones

2014

Directorial debut with "John Wick."

1999

Keanu Reeves' stunt double on "The Matrix."

Bonus Trivia

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Before he started working in the entertainment industry, Stahelski competed as a kick-boxer.

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Stahelski appeared in various low-budget martial arts movies, including "Bloodsport 2" and "Bloodsport III."

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As a stuntman, Stahelski doubled for Brandon Lee on "The Crow" and Keanu Reeves on "The Matrix."

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