Scott Adkins is a highly skilled martial artist with a black belt in 10 different genres.
He achieved his first blackbelt in Taekwondo at the age of nineteen and has practiced several other forms of techniques since then.
Scott Adkins is also an actor and film producer, best known for his role as Yuri Boyka in The Undisputed franchise, Casey Bowman in the Ninja series, and Marcus Burnett in The Bourne film series.
Who is Scott Adkins?
Scott Adkins is a British martial artist, actor, producer, scriptwriter, and gymnast. He was born on 17 June 1976 into a butcher family for generations.
A genetically-gifted athlete, Scott enjoyed various sports as he grew up, but when he was ten years old, he visited his father and brother at the local Judo club. He immediately got attracted to the sport.
Idolizing Hollywood stars like Bruce Lee, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott started to train daily, turning his Dad's garage into his own little dojo. His interest in martial arts grew even more after being robbed at 13.
Alongside his incredible martial arts skills, he is also a prolific actor with 3 Award-winning performances for his extraordinary role as Yuri Boyka in The Undisputed franchise.
How did Scott Adkins start his acting career?
Scott Adkins’s career in the film industry began when he was cast in a Hong Kong martial arts movie titled Dei Seung Chui Keung in 2001.
The opportunity came about when Wei Tung, head of the Hong Kong Stuntmen Association and English-born Hong Kong movie expert Bey Logan, discovered him. Adkins got to work with some of East's prominent action directors like Yuen Woo-ping, Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung, and the legendary Jackie Chan.
Adkins was later offered small appearances in BBC’s Doctors, EastEnders, and City Central, and a starring role in Sky One comedy-drama Mile High. His career sky-rocketed after he landed leading roles in films such as Talbot in Special Forces (2003) and Yuri Boyka in Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006).
The latter film broke him into the mainstream with his evil portrayal of the Russian prison fighter Boyka, considered the best American martial arts film with its violent fight scenes and well-plotted story.
Following that, Adkins had a guest appearance in bigger budget films like The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Tournament (2009) and played alongside his childhood idol Jean-Claude Van Damme as his main competitor in Sony Pictures The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008).
Is Scott Adkins a real MMA fighter?
Scott Adkins is a genuine mixed martial artist but not a professional fighter.
Beginning his training at 13 after being mugged, Adkins gained his first black belt in Taekwondo at nineteen.
Since then, he is trained in Taekwondo, Judo, Ninjitsu, Karate, Ninjitsu, Capoeira, Wushu, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Acrobatic Gymnastics.
Currently, he is a kickboxing instructor for the Professional Karate Association (PKA). Although he may not be a professional fighter, he is known for doing most of his own stunts in his movies.
Meet Scott Adkins Family: Kids & Wife
Scott Adkins descends from a family of butchers. Raised by his parents John and Janet Adkins, he and his brother Craig had a middle-class upbringing.
Aside from his blunt roles in Hollywood, there’s a harmonious side to him that few people know about – he’s a loving dad and husband.
Married to his wife Lisa Adkins, since 2014, the British actor's family just got bigger when they welcomed their son into the world, keeping his adoption story a secret.
The couple quickly grew attracted to each other, eventually making their relationship official. Since then, the couple has been inseparable, celebrating their 9th Anniversary recently.
The power couple welcomed another member, Carmel Adkins, into the family later in 2011, and is the firstborn child of Scott Adkins. She celebrated her 12th birthday recently on March 11, 2023.
Despite being engaged in the film industry, Scott always manages to update his fans with his family content and claims parenting to be his number one priority.
Scott Adkins's lifestyle and NetWorth Revealed?
As of March 2023, Scott Adkins has a net worth of $2 million according to sources like Celebrity Networth.
Starring in several blockbuster movies throughout his acting career and also as a martial arts instructor, there is no doubt that Adkins has raked up tons of cash.
Adkins also has impressive fan followers on his social media pages, where he shares some of his private life and work-related stuff. The British actor has over 3.1 million Instagram followers, 158,000 Twitter followers, and over 12 million followers of Facebook at the time of this writing.
Living an active lifestyle is vital to the Adkins family. They participate in various physical activities daily and like to spend time away from urban life on weekends.