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RAY PARK (Snake Eyes) Raymond Park was born August 23, 1974 in Glasgow, Scotland. Park always wanted to be in the movies, but was most inspired by martial arts. He began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's love of Bruce Lee films sparked a fire in the youngster's mind that would never extinguish. Specializing in the traditional Chinese Northern Shaolin Kung-fu (in the Chin Woo style Park moved on to master various other styles, most notably Wushu). Soon becoming a regular fixture at martial arts exhibitions and tournaments, the now defined athlete topped Great Britain's martial arts championships before later travelling to Malaysia to refine his skills.

Conquering numerous championships worldwide and winning multiple medals, Park realized a personal dream when he competed in the Martial Arts World Championships in 1995. It was during one of his frequent visits to Malaysia that he was approached to audition as a stunt man for 1997's MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION. Conjuring memories of his youthful cinematic martial arts passion, Park attempted to learn as much as possible about the process of filmmaking. Soon gaining more scenes and becoming more natural on the set, he was later contacted by stunt coordinator Nick Gillard to audition for George Lucas' upcoming Star Wars prequel. Offered the job by producer Rick McCallum, Park was given the creative freedom to develop his choreography by an impressed Lucas, and was soon gaining the confidence to develop his role to the best of his abilities. In 1999, Park appeared in STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE as the Sith Lord Darth Maul. (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.)

Soon after, Ray was cast as Christopher Walken's fight stunt double in the film, SLEEPY HOLLOW. Park had his first real speaking part in X-MEN as Toad. In one scene of this film, after sending Storm (Halle Berry) down an elevator shaft, he picks up a length of pipe and swings it around in much the same way he swung his dual-bladed light saber as Darth Maul, a signature wushu movement. Ray's other feature credits include BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER, SLAYER, WHAT WE DO IS SECRET? and THE LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE.

In January 2008, Park was confirmed for the role of Snake Eyes, one of the original contingent of G.I. JOE, for the film G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA, involving a variation of the international G.I. JOE force, which in the comics, fought the minions of COBRA. Later that year, he joined the cast of "Heroes" as "Edgar" and provided stunt work and choreography for the motion capture team who produced the 2008 James Bond video game -- "Quantum of Solace." Last year, Ray starred opposite Maggie Q and Sean Faris in THE KING OF FIGHTERS, fought alongside Zachary Levi in NO REST FOR THE WICKED, and narrated an introduction to THE FIREBREATHER, a car from Classic Design Concepts in Detroit Autorama 2010, the vehicle is part of the Supernatural thriller JINN, which also plays a lead role.


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