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Taimak Birthday and Biography


Born:   June 27, 1964

Birthplace:   Los Angeles, CA

Zodiac Sign:  Gemini

Taimak Guarriello is an American martial artist, actor, and stuntman, known for his lead role as Leroy Green ("Bruce Leroy") in the 1985 martial arts film The Last Dragon. In the movie, h he played Leroy Green, a Bruce Lee-inspired martial artist in search of "The Glow," which was his first major break in acting. The film was a financial success and grossed more than $25 million at the box office.

Since The Last Dragon, Taimak has appeared in TV roles, plays, and music videos.

He starred in a hit Off-Broadway show in 2004 called Roadhouse the Comedy, based on the Patrick Swayze film Roadhouse.

Taimak made a cameo as a date rapist in an episode of the TV show A Different World. He appeared in 36 Crazyfists' music video "Bloodwork."

He is secondly known as the lead male in Janet Jackson's "Let's Wait Awhile" music video and Debbie Allen's "Special Look" video.

Taimak has worked with several celebrities, including Madonna, and starred in the play Cheaters, which toured the United States.

In 2002, Taimak opened a gym called Fitness Concepts on the East Side (Manhattan) of Manhattan. He published a fitness DVD titled Taimak FIT (Find Inner Transformation), intended to be the first of a series.

He is an accomplished martial artist who received black belts in Goju Ryu Karate, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Hapkido, Jujutsu, Taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Additionally, he studied Chinese Goju under "The Black Dragon" by Ron Van Clief.

He officiated the preliminary MMA bouts at UFC 6 and UFC 7.

In 2006, he made a few appearances alongside Jimmy Yang in Ring of Honor. Yang's character at the time had adopted some of Leroy Green's traits as his own.

In November 2015, Taimak and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa were honorees for the Fists of Legends Legacy Award at the Urban Action Showcase & Expo at HBO.

In March 2016, Incorgnito Publishing Press published Taimak's autobiography, Taimak, The Last Dragon.

In 2018, Taimak starred in Sean Stone's martial arts comedy film Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece. Source