David Carradine

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David Carradine
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Birth name John Arthur Carradine
Born December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA
Died June 3, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand from accidental asphyxiation
Notable Roles Kwai Chang Caine in Kung Fu
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Biography

David Carradine came to fame for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the television series Kung Fu. Born into an acting family, his father was John Carradine, veteran character actor, and his brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine are both actors. His first major television role was as the lead character in Shane.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Shane (1966) Shane 1966 1
Kung Fu Kwai Chang Caine 1972–1975 1 2 3
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Kwai Chang Caine 1993–1997 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Cimarron Strip Gene Guage 1x5 - The Hunted October 5, 1967
Ironside Pogo Weems 1x27 - Due Process of the Law March 28, 1968
Ironside Luke Roberts 4x15 - The Quincunx January 7, 1971
Gunsmoke Clint 16x22 - Lavery February 22, 1971
Ironside Frank Carlson 5x12 - License to Kill December 2, 1971
The Fall Guy Pat Patterson 3x11 - To the Finish December 7, 1983
Airwolf Dr. Robert Winchester 1x10 - Mind of the Machine April 7, 1984
The Fall Guy 4x07 - October the 31st October 31, 1984
The Fall Guy Himself 5x01 - Dead Ringer September 26, 1985
Matlock Jimmy le Grand 2x10 - The Country Boy December 15, 1987
Matlock Steve Mazarofski 4x09 - The Prisoner (1) November 14, 1989
Matlock Steve Mazarofski 4x10 - The Prisoner (2) November 21, 1989
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Houston Currer 5x20 - Hostage February 22, 1997
Charmed Tempus 1x22 - Deja Vu All Over Again May 26, 1999
Family Law Andrew Weller 2x04 - Going Home October 23, 2000
Family Law Andrew Weller 2x06 - Telling Lies (2) November 6, 2000
Family Law Andrew Weller 2x07 - For Love November 13, 2000
Just Shoot Me Himself 5x06 - Brandi, You're a Fine Girl November 16, 2000
Queen of Swords El Serpiente 1x10 - The Serpent January 20, 2001
Alias Conrad 2x20 - Countdown April 27, 2003
Alias Conrad 3x19 - Hourglass April 18, 2004
Eve 2x13 - Kung Fu Divas February 8, 2005
In Case of Emergency Guru Danny 1x03 - Let Go, Let Golf January 17, 2007

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Mr. Horn Tom Horn February 1, 1979

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Kill Bill Volume 1 Bill October 10, 2003
Kill Bill Volume 2 Bill April 16, 2004

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson July 19, 1973
The Merv Griffin Show January 11, 1974

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1973)
Kung Fu