Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born October 18, 1960), known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme, is a Belgian martial artist, actor and director who was originally cast as the Predator in the 1987 film . He was eventually replaced by Predator Kevin Peter Hall. Other notable films Van Damme has appeared in include  Kickboxer (1989), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Street Fighter (1994), JCVD (2008) and The Expendables 2 (2012).
Van Damme worked for director
John McTiernan for ( Predator 1987) as an early (eventually abandoned) version of the titular alien, before being removed and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.
Missing in Action
No Retreat, No Surrender
With Paulo Tocha
With Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Paulo Tocha
With Lilyan Chauvin, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Gerard G. Williams
Nowhere to Run
With William H. Burton, Jr., Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Sven-Ole Thorsen
Last Action Hero
With William H. Burton, Jr., Charles Dance, Larry Ferguson, Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sven-Ole Thorsen, directed by John McTiernan
With William H. Burton, Jr., Lance Henriksen and Sven-Ole Thorsen
With Steve Boyum
With James Remar
With Robert Bastens
Universal Soldier: The Return
With John Cann
With William H. Burton, Jr., Michael Papajohn and Danny Trejo
Wake of Death
The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp
Second in Command
The Hard Corps
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
With Corey Johnson
The Eagle Path
Kung Fu Panda 2
Beur sur la Ville
The Expendables 2
With Mark Anthony Newman and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Welcome to the Jungle
A behind the scenes photo of Van Damme in the original Predator suit.
Photo of Jean-Claude Van Damme on set, with Carl Weathers.
PREDATOR - Original Suit with Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme Predator The Real Story HD
External links Edit
John McTiernan, Kevin Peter Hall, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stan Winston, Jim Thomas, John Thomas. If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' ( 2001), 20th Century Fox [DVD].