Chuck Liddell

As a former Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder and mixed martial arts master, Chuck Liddell was often credited with helping to transform his obscure, violent sport into mainstream entertainment. Born on Dec ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1969

Filmography

Actor (23)

Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Riot 2016 (Movie)

Balam (Actor)

Undeniable with Joe Buck 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

War Pigs 2015 (Movie)

Sergeant McGreevy (Actor)

Bones 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kick-Ass 2 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Blue Mountain State 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Passion Play 2011 (Movie)

Aldo (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Spike Guys Choice 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Ultimate Iceman: Chuck Liddell 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobby Z 2007 (Movie)

Maddog (Actor)

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blade: The Series 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Vegas Baby 2005 (Movie)

Iceman (Actor)

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

Ultimate Fighter (Actor)

How High 2001 (Movie)

Tough Guy (Actor)

Biography

As a former Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder and mixed martial arts master, Chuck Liddell was often credited with helping to transform his obscure, violent sport into mainstream entertainment. Born on Dec. 17, 1969 in Santa Barbara, CA, Liddell began training in Koei-Kan karate when he was 12 years old. He was a four-year starter for the Knights at San Marcos High School, and became a Division I wrestler at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After graduating Cal Poly with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business, he embarked upon his mixed martial arts career, earning a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu while training under John Lewis in Las Vegas. Liddell entered the UFC in 1998 with decisive victories over skilled opponents. As he rose up the ranks, he earned a reputation as a devastating striker who possessed excellent defensive skills, knockout ability and an unorthodox fighting style. In short order, he earned the nickname The Iceman while pounding his way to a light heavyweight championship in 2005.

Milestones

2015

Co-starred opposite Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren in "War Pigs"

2013

Landed a small role in the action-comedy "Kick-Ass 2"

2009

Became one of only a few men to have been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame

2009

Appeared as a contestant on ABC's hit reality series "Dancing with the Stars"

2007

Starred as himself on an episode of HBO's "Entourage"

2001

Made his film acting debut as a street tough in the stoner comedy "How High"

Bonus Trivia

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Although Liddell began studying mixed martial arts at the age of 12, he did not make his UFC debut until he was nearly 30-years-old.

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In the late 90s and early 2000s, Liddell was the biggest star in mixed martial arts, and was largely credited with bringing the fledgling sport into the mainstream.

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Despite having been one of the most feared competitors in the sport of mixed martial arts, Liddell studied accounting during college.

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"I have a degree in accounting so I probably would have gotten a real job working for some corporation or something. I think I would have been doing something out of the office and working with people. I wouldn’t be behind a desk working nine-to-five, it just wouldn’t have worked." - from www.mmasportsmag.com, 2006

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