Avedon, Loren Biography

biography of Avedon, Loren

Loren Rains Avedon
30 July 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA
After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1980, while attending college Loren Avedon signed up at the Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do Karate school in Los Angeles. He received his first "break" while training late one night at the Karate school. Producer 'Roy Horan' (qv) was looking for an actor/martial artist to be the star of _No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder (1987)_ (qv). He gave Loren an audition and a week later he was signed as the star in the film with a three-picture deal. He then starred in _No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers (1990)_ (qv), helping him develop his acting talents and making him a cult hero in Europe and around the world. Loren spent four months shooting _The King of the Kickboxers (1990)_ (qv), playing an undercover cop, with 'Billy Blanks' (qv). Experts agreed that "King of the Kickboxers" contained some of the most brilliant martial arts fight scenes ever captured on film.

-   Nephew of photographer 'Richard Avedon' (qv).

-   Studied acting with 'Billy Drago' (qv).

-   5th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

-   8th Degree Black Belt Hap Ki Do.

-   Began his acting career at the age of 5 as the milk-mustached kid in many of the '60s "Carnation Milk" commercials.

-   Is a writer/producer and an action/fight choreographer. Trained with instructors such as 'Simon Rhee' (qv) and 'Phillip Rhee' (qv), who starred in the "Best Of The Best" movies.

-   Has had 30 years of training in Tae Kwon Do/Hap Ki Do and other Martial disciplines.

-   Is the President of "United Resources Management Inc.", established in 1997 to provide help for America's needy.

-   Was selling used cars at a Dodge dealership when he was cast as the lead in _No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder (1987)_ (qv).

-   His early films and acting came from people calling the Dojang looking for fighters to do scenes in movies. _Los Angeles Streetfighter (1985)_ (qv) was produced by his Master and starred 'Phillip Rhee' (qv).

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  1. The Silent Force (2001) (co-producer)
  2. Deadly Ransom (1998) (co-producer)