Vernon Rieta

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Vernon Rieta

Vernon Rieta on set for the film Kickboxer 4
Born Vernon Rieta
(1949-12-10) December 10, 1949 (age 73)
Oahu, Hawaii
Occupation Kung Fu Expert, Actor, Stunt Performer, Artist
Years active 1957–present

Vernon Rieta (born December 10, 1949) is an American Kung Fu specialist, actor/stunt performer and artist.

Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, Rieta started learning Kung Fu at the age of 11. He has studied in the styles of the five families: mok gar, fut gar, hung gar, choy gar, and lau gar. In addition he has learned choy li fut, paqua, tai chi chuan, monkey, white crane and praying mantis.[1] He then advanced into the career of stunt performer where he performed in such films as Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Golden Child, and Escape from L.A..

His art background has been featured at Louis Pohl Gallery in his native Hawaii.[2] He has been labeled as a man of many hats and has a wide range of talents which shine through in his art work.[3]

An example of Kung Fu trained by Vernon Rieta
An example of Vernon Rieta Photography


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II Actor/Stunts
1985 To Live and Die in L.A Trucker
1985 MacGyver Burmese Soldier Actor/Stunts (T.V Series)
1985 Lady Blue Car hit Victim Actor/Stunts (T.V Series)
1986 The Golden Child FBI Agent Actor/Stunts
1986 Big Trouble in Little China Wing Kong Hatchet Man Weapon/Fight Team
1987 Hanoi Hilton Viet Cong Officer Actor/Stunts
1988 War and Remembrance Japanese Officer Actor/Stunts (T.V Series)
1988 Tour of Duty Viet Cong Officer Actor/Stunts (T.V Series)
1988 Super Carrier VC Soldier Actor/Stunts (T.V Series)
1988 Noble House Chinese Chef/ Jumbo Actor/Stunts (T.V Series)
1988 Masquerade Ninja fighter Actor/Stunts
1990 China Beach (T.V Series) VC Sniper Actor/Stunts
1991 Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time Arklons Assassin Actor/Sword Master Choreographer
1991 Double Impact Thug Shooter Actor/Stunts
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo Actor/Stunts
1991 Hot Shots! Thai Gambler Actor/Stunts
1992 Rapid Fire Nunchaku Thug Actor/Stunts
1992 The Fifth Corner Federal Agent Actor/Stunts (T.V Series)
1993 Highlander (T.V Series) Soo
1994 Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor Actor/Stunts Tiger Style Fighter
1994 Street Fighter (film) Tokyo Japan Master Fighter Weapons Choreographer
1996 Escape from L.A Actor/Stunts
2000 Highlander: Endgame Manny (Hawaiian Immortal) Actor/Adrian Paul Sword Choreographer

2005 (Highlander the Source) Adrian Paul Weapon and Fight Choreographer


  1. Kung Fu Masters, 2002. Fraguas, Jose M. Unique Publications
  2. Star bulletin review
  3. Article on Rieta

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