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Ray Park

Actor, Stunt Performer, Martial artist
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Raymond "Ray" Park (born 23 August 1974) is a Scottish actor, stuntman and martial artist, best known for playing Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Toad in X-Men, Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Edgar on Heroes. Early life Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was brought up in Govan, Glasgow, where he was educated at Greenfield Primary School, until the age of 7. His family then moved to London. Park has a brother and a sister. Park was introduced to martial arts by his father, who was a fan of Bruce Lee, and began training in the traditional Chinese Northern Shaolin Kung Fu when he was seven years old. He added kickboxing and wushuto his hobbies by age 14. When he was 16, Park won Great Britain's Martial Arts National Championship for his class and then went to Malaysia to try to improve his skills. He went on to compete in martial arts tournaments around the world and brought home awards before turning his attention to acting in the late 1990s. Career He began working in films as a stunt double for the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, doing the stunts for both Robin Shou and James Remar. Park also did some cameos as monsters, including Baraka. All of these were non-speaking roles. In 1999, Park appeared in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as the Sith Apprentice Darth Maul. While the character had a few lines, Park's voice was dubbed over with that of actor Peter Serafinowicz. From his work on Star Wars, Park was cast in a cameo role in Fanboys as a Skywalker Ranch security guard who says, "Time for you to get mauled, boy," as he pulls out two nightsticks. In addition to this acting work, he has also been Christopher Walken's fight stunt double for the film Sleepy Hollow. Park appeared in the scene where Walken's character, the Headless Horseman, murders the Killian family and Brom Bones, among others. Park had his first real speaking part in X-Men as Toad.

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Born
Raymond "Ray" Park
August 23, 1974 (age 49)
Profession
Actor, Stunt Performer, Martial artist
Spouse
Lisa Park

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Ray Park plays the role of Mortimer Toynee / Toad in Deadpool & Wolverine.

Deadpool & Wolverine

2024 R-16 2 hrs 07 min
Action Comedy Science Fiction
Press Play Pictures
Main Cast
Emma Corrin  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Hugh Jackman
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