Fights Camera Action was born out of the love for cinematic action and fights. This is a website to share and celebrate the work of the stunt community. The amazing support of cinema action fans has created a worldwide following and bringing huge success to the action movies and TV. Through your support we are dedicated to provide a community of passion and provide a forum for education and a showcase for aspiring action filmmakers.
Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme, Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Cruise, The “Rock”, David Carradine, Chuck Norris, Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Kurt Russell, Madonna, Charlie Sheen, Sylvester Stallone, Brandon Lee and the list goes on and on, have all kicked James Lew’s butt in the movies!
James Lew started his career as a stuntman in the original “Kung Fu” television series. From that time on he has been working nonstop. He has earned the highest respect in the industry as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, fight choreographer, director and actor. James was voted “Favorite Action Star” by fans of Inside Martial Arts magazine. Internet fans voted him into the Hall of Fame in the Martial Arts History Museum. Inside Kung Fu Magazine inducted him as one of the “Martial Arts Greats” alongside legends as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme and his longtime friend Jackie Chan.
Raised in South Central Los Angeles his destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular “Kung Fu” television series. James went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, “Young Dragon”. He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John Carpenter handpicked him as the Martial Arts Choreographer for 20th Century Fox’s cult film, “Big Trouble In Little China”. Hit Parader Magazine dubbed Lew “the king of big screen martial arts villains.” From the deadly killer in “Red Sun Rising” to the deadly fighter in the comedy spoof “Hot Shots Part Deux”, Lew has proven his chops in both drama and comedy. As a stunt/fight coordinator his creative talents shined in the television series, “The Crow”, the hit movie remake, “Get Smart” and the recent action movie, Ashton Kutcher’s, “Killers”. His formula for longevity in the film industry is diversity, hard work and having a whole lot of fun.
He was the winner of the prestigious EMMY AWARD in 2017 for Outstanding Stunt Coordination in a Drama series
for the Netflix/Marvel series Luke Cage.
Take a look at some of James Lew's extensive body of work.
A look behind the scenes of the Marvel/Netflix Luke Cage season one.
Watch the Luke Cage Emmy Promo with Actor Mike Colter.