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David Carradine

David CarradineAKA John Arthur Carradine

Born: 8-Dec-1936
Birthplace: Hollywood, CA
Died: 3-Jun-2009
Location of death: Bangkok, Thailand
Cause of death: Autoerotic Asphyxiation [1]
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Scientology
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Grasshopper

Military service: US Army

[1] Initially reported as probable suicide, but see Andrew Drummond, "Kung Fu star David Carradine Died When Auto Erotic Sex Game Went Wrong", Daily Record, 5 June 2009: "Kill Bill star David Carradine was found hanged in his Thai hotel room yesterday after an apparent sex game went wrong. The 72-year-old was naked in a closet and had a curtain cord around his neck. It was also attached to his private parts."

Father: John Carradine (actor, b. 5-Feb-1906, d. 27-Nov-1988)
Mother: Ardanelle McCool
Brother: Bruce Carradine (adoptive brother)
Brother: Keith Carradine (half brother, actor, b. 8-Aug-1949)
Brother: Robert Carradine (half brother, actor, b. 24-Mar-1954)
Brother: Christopher (half brother)
Wife: Donna Becht
Girlfriend: Barbara Hershey (actress, together 1969-75)
Wife: Linda McGuinn (m. 1977, div.)
Wife: Gail Jensen (div. Mar-1997)
Wife: Marina Benjamin
Daughter: Calista (by Donna)
Daughter: Kansas (stepdaughter, by Linda)
Son: Free Carradine ("Tom", b. 1972, by Barbara)

    High School: (reform school, New York City)
    University: San Francisco State University

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7021 Hollywood Blvd. (television)
    Shoplifting 1960
    Disturbing the Peace
    Drug Possession: Marijuana (1967)
    Burglary Hollywood, CA (15-Sep-1974), charge dropped
    Malicious Mischief Hollywood, CA (15-Sep-1974), pled no contest
    Trespassing Hollywood, CA (15-Sep-1974)
    Drug Possession: Marijuana Johannesburg, South Africa (20-Sep-1980)
    Driving While Intoxicated Los Angeles, CA (18-May-1984), 36 months probation and fined $1,701
    unknown detox facility
    Driving While Intoxicated Los Angeles, CA (8-Sep-1989), pled no contest
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Alcoholism, Marijuana, Smoking

    Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Kwai Chang Caine (1993-97)
    Kung Fu Kwai Chang Caine (1972-75)
    Shane Shane (1966)

    Americana (21-Oct-1983)

    Night of the Templar (2-Jul-2012)
    Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (21-Jan-2011) · Himself
    True Legend (9-Feb-2010)
    Dark Fields (25-Oct-2009) · Clive Jonis
    Crank 2: High Voltage (16-Apr-2009) · Poon Dong
    My Suicide (7-Feb-2009)
    Road of No Return (2009) · Mr. Hover
    Death Race (21-Aug-2008) [VOICE]
    Break (Jun-2008)
    Last Hour (15-Apr-2008)
    Hell Ride (21-Jan-2008)
    Big Stan (5-Nov-2007) · The Master
    The Golden Boys (3-Nov-2007) · Capt. Zebulon Hedge
    Permanent Vacation (15-Oct-2007) · Old Man
    How to Rob a Bank (20-May-2007) · Nick
    Camille (8-Feb-2007) · Cowboy Bob
    Fall Down Dead (8-Feb-2007) · Wade Douglas
    Epic Movie (25-Jan-2007)
    Homo Erectus (2007)
    A-List (27-Apr-2006) · Himself
    Son of the Dragon (2006) · Bird
    Miracle at Sage Creek (25-Nov-2005) · Ike
    Brothers in Arms (2005)
    Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (15-Nov-2004) · Grand Master
    Hair High (17-Apr-2004) [VOICE]
    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (16-Apr-2004) · Bill -- Snake Charmer
    Dead & Breakfast (2004) · Mr. Wise
    Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (10-Oct-2003) · Bill
    The Outsider (10-Nov-2002)
    Balto II: Wolf Quest (19-Feb-2002) [VOICE]
    Warden of Red Rock (18-Mar-2001)
    Down 'n Dirty (2000)
    Nightfall (2000)
    By Dawn's Early Light (2000)
    The Shepherd (1999)
    The New Swiss Family Robinson (8-Jul-1998)
    Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (21-Jun-1998) · Luke
    Codename: Jaguar (1998)
    Last Stand at Saber River (19-Jan-1997)
    Macon County Jail (1997)
    The Rage (1997) · Lucas McDermott
    Animal Instincts (21-Oct-1992)
    Roadside Prophets (8-Oct-1992)
    Waxwork II: Lost in Time (16-Jun-1992) · The Beggar
    Double Trouble (14-Feb-1992) · Mr. C
    Evil Toons (8-Jan-1992) · Gideon Fisk
    The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (3-Nov-1991) · Kwai-Chang Caine
    Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (23-Oct-1991)
    Deadly Surveillance (6-Sep-1991)
    Martial Law (16-May-1991)
    Karate Cop (1991)
    Bird on a Wire (18-May-1990) · Eugene Sorenson
    Crime Zone (31-Mar-1989)
    Sonny Boy (22-Mar-1989)
    The Cover Girl and the Cop (16-Jan-1989)
    Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)
    Think Big (1989)
    I Saw What You Did (20-May-1988)
    The Misfit Brigade (2-Jul-1987)
    North and South II (4-May-1986)
    P.O.W. The Escape (Apr-1986)
    Kung Fu: The Movie (1-Feb-1986)
    Armed Response (1986)
    North and South (3-Nov-1985)
    On the Line (8-Nov-1984) · Bryant
    The Warrior and the Sorceress (7-Sep-1984)
    Jealousy (23-Jan-1984)
    Americana (21-Oct-1983)
    Lone Wolf McQuade (15-Apr-1983) · Rawley Wilkes
    Trick or Treats (29-Oct-1982)
    Q (8-Sep-1982)
    High Noon II: The Return of Will Kane (15-Nov-1980) · Ben Irons
    The Long Riders (16-May-1980) · Cole Younger
    Cloud Dancer (May-1980)
    Fast Charlie... The Moonbeam Rider (May-1979)
    Mr. Horn (1-Feb-1979)
    Circle of Iron (14-Dec-1978)
    Deathsport (Apr-1978) · Kaz Oshay
    Gray Lady Down (10-Mar-1978) · Capt. Gates
    The Serpent's Egg (28-Oct-1977)
    Thunder and Lightning (12-Aug-1977)
    Bound for Glory (5-Dec-1976) · Woody Guthrie
    Cannonball (15-Oct-1976)
    Death Race 2000 (27-Apr-1975) · Frankenstein
    Mean Streets (2-Oct-1973) · Drunk
    Boxcar Bertha (14-Jun-1972) · Big Bill Shelly
    Kung Fu (22-Feb-1972)
    Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (16-Feb-1971) · Flack
    Macho Callahan (17-Aug-1970)
    The McMasters (1-Aug-1970)
    The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (3-Nov-1969)
    Young Billy Young (15-Oct-1969) · Jesse
    Heaven With a Gun (1969) · Coke Beck
    The Violent Ones (Oct-1967) · Lucas Barnes
    Bus Riley's Back in Town (7-Apr-1965)
    Taggart (24-Dec-1964) · Cal Dodge

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Appears on the cover of:
Fighting Stars, Jun-1974, DETAILS: David Carradine, the Magnificent Grasshopper

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