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Billy Blanks

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Muscular African American sports star, actor, media identity and inventor of the phenomenally popular "Tae Bo" fitness system, derived from his extensive martial arts training. Blanks was born in Eerie, Pennsylvania in 1955 amongst humble backgrounds and grew up as one of 15 children, battling dyslexia and tendon problems. However that didn't stop him from starting his martial arts training at age 14 and eventually achieving black belts in tae kwon do & several other arts, and winning numerous US martial arts tournaments. Blanks first popped up on movie screens in the mid 1980s in tough guy parts utilizing his athletic background and grim faced looks. Films roles included Tango & Cash (1989), Driving Force (1989) and Lionheart (1990). Things looked up in 1991, when Blanks scored the minor role of drug addicted running back "Billy Cole" in the explosive The Last Boy Scout (1991)....and further work followed often sharing lead billing in low budget - high action fare such as Talons of the Eagle (1992), TC 2000 (1993) and Expect No Mercy (1995). In the late 1990s, Billy's innovative and exciting "Tae Bo" workout routine swept around the world like wildfire, and propelled him into the position of one of the world's most recognizable and biggest selling fitness trainers. The remarkable Blanks continues to refine and promote his unique "Tae Bo" fitness system, and he operates the Billy Blanks World Training Center in Sherman Oaks, California.  See full bio on IMDb »

Billy Blanks -- Judge CRUSHES Scammers Who Stole $1.1 Mil from Tae Bo Kingpin

Billy Blanks
Judge CRUSHES Scammers Who Stole $1.1 Mil from Tae Bo Boss

Two scumbags who worked for Billy Blanks better have brushed up on their Tae Bo ... 'cause they're heading to federal prison after stealing more than $1.1 million from the fitness icon. According… READ MORE >

Billy Blanks -- Money Managers Jacked Me for $1 Mil

Billy Blanks -- Money Managers Jacked Me for $1 Mil

Legendary Tae Bo badass Billy Blanks claims his former financial managers ripped off more than a million bucks from his bank accounts ... and now he's suing them to get back the cash.Blanks filed… READ MORE >

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