Tsuyoshi Abe was a stunt performer and actor who played a Chinese sentry in "Season 6 Prequel" and one of Zhou Yong's henchmen in "Day 6: 2:00am-3:00am" and "Day 6: 3:00am-4:00am". He is a prolific fighting trainer, second unit coordinator and performer from Japan.
Biography and career Edit
Tsuyoshi Abe was born and raised in Japan. In his youth, he studied many martial arts including karate, kendo, and shorinji kenpo.
In 1985, Abe moved to Seattle, Washington, where he studied in Bruce Lee's martial art, Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do, under Taky Kimura. In 1989, Abe moved to Los Angeles where he continued studying Jeet Kune Do under Dan Inosanto, as well as the Filipino Martial Arts and Thai boxing. He also studied Japanese sword-fighting under Toshishiro Obata.
Abe was introduced into the stunt business in 1990. His roles include movies such as Rapid Fire (with Gene LeBell and Al Leong), The Replacement Killers (with Leong again, Jurgen Prochnow, Patrick Kilpatrick and Carrick O'Quinn), Tycus (with Dennis Hopper and Peter Onorati), Lethal Weapon 4, The Last Samurai (with Darin Fujimori and John Koyama), Collateral (with Jalil Jay Lynch, Simon Rhee and Sophia Crawford), Tropic Thunder, The Girl from the Naked Eye, 2012's Red Dawn (both with Ron Yuan), and 300: Rise of an Empire.
Abe is also one of many stunt performers that worked on Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, along with Fujimori, Koyama, Arnold Chon, Fernando Chien, Sala Baker, Will Leong and Christopher Leps. Aside of films, Abe has worked on TV shows like Birds of Prey and Heroes (with Zachary Quinto).
Selected filmography Edit
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
- The Hangover Part III (2013)
- Red Dawn (2012)
- The Green Hornet (2011)
- Crank: High Voltage (2009)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
- Rush Hour 2 (2001)
- The Fast and the Furious (2001)
- The Replacement Killers (1998)
- Samurai Cop (1991)
- The Last Ship (2016-2017)
- Shameless (2016)
- True Detective (2015)
- True Blood (2014)
- Pair of Kings (2010)
- General Hospital (2009)
- Alias (2003-2005)