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Billy Wayne Blanks was born on 1st September 1955, in Erie, Pennsylvania USA. He is a martial artist, fitness coach and actor. All the above mentioned careers have added to the outright size of Billy Blanks net worth. Tae Bo, the body fitness system, which includes the techniques of martial arts, was developed by Billy Blanks.

Reportedly, the overall amount of Billy Blanks net worth is as much as $30 million. According to his financial data, Billy received $31 million from the lawsuit settlement after he filed a malpractice suit against Seyfarth Sha, his lawyer and his firm.

Billy Blanks Net Worth $30 Million

Blanks was born into a huge family in which he was raised together with fourteen siblings. Unfortunately, his hip joints had an anomaly from birth and it was difficult for him to move. As a result, nobody believed he could be a successful martial artist. Nevertheless, Billy decided he would become as good as Bruce Lee through thick and thin. He took tae kwon do and karate classes and step by step the result became more than visible. Later, it evolved into a successful career which added sums to Billy Blanks net worth. When Blanks was more than good in both boxing and tae kwon do, he managed to develop a new workout. At that time he ran his own karate studio and it was a really good way to stand out from all other studios – making his own workout. Billy named it Tae Bo as components from tae kwon do and boxing were used. Due to the popularity of this new program, a new fitness centre located in Los Angeles was opened. More, videos and DVDs were released which grew into a phenomenon of the pop culture. Many celebrities used this program to lose weight or keep fit which has also attracted audiences to try Tae Bo workout. This system gave an enormous boost to Billy’s net worth.

Moreover, his career as an actor began quite by accident. Billy worked as a bodyguard for actress Catherine Bach who was the lead star of the action film “Driving Force” (1989) directed by Andrew Prowse. Blanks made a great impression on all the producers as well as the film director and they invited him to play a small role in the film. Later, Billy appeared in the main cast of the martial arts films “Bloodfist” (1989) directed by Terence H. Winkless, “The King of the Kickboxers” (1990) directed by Lucas Lowe, “Talons Of The Eagle” (1992) directed by Michael Kennedy and “Showdown” (1993) directed by Robert Radler. He landed the roles in the sci-fi action films “Timebomb” (1991) directed and written by Avi Nesher, “TC 2000” (1993) directed by T.J. Scott, “Expect No Mercy” (1995) directed by Zale Dalen and the action film “The Last Boy Scout” (1991) directed by Tony Scott. To add more, he created many small roles on television and in films. All these appearances increased the total size of Billy Blanks net worth, too.

In his personal life, Billy Blanks has been married twice. In 1973, he married Gayle H. Godfrey, and adopted her daughter. However, in 2007 Billy and Gayle divorced. In 2009, he married an interpreter, Tomoko Sato, with whom he has fathered a daughter born in 2008. He is also the stepfather of Sato’s two daughters.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Devotion 2015 pre-production Billy Blanks
Dark Moon Rising 2015 Sheriff Tom
Jack and Jill 2011/I Billy Blanks
Dance Club: The Movie 2007 Short Dance Club Dancer
Neo the Office Chuckler 2004 TV Series
Martial Law 1999 TV Series Travis King
ER 1999 TV Series Kickboxing Instructor
The Parent 'Hood 1998 TV Series Trainer
The Infinite Power Workout 1997 TV Series
Assault on Devil's Island 1997 TV Movie Creagan
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. 1997 TV Series
Kiss the Girls 1997 Kickboxing Instructor
Muppets Tonight 1996 TV Series Dancing Muppet
Balance of Power 1996 Niko
Expect No Mercy 1995 Justin Vanier
Tough and Deadly 1995 Video John Portland
Sister, Sister 1994 TV Series Driver
Back in Action 1993 Billy
Showdown 1993/I Billy Grant
TC 2000 1993 Jason Storm
Zhan long zai ye 1992 Billy
Talons of the Eagle 1992 Tyler Wilson
Street Justice 1992 TV Series Tsiet Na Champion
The Last Boy Scout 1991 Billy Cole
Timebomb 1991 Mr. Brown
The King of the Kickboxers 1990 Khan
China O'Brien II 1990 Video Baskin's Fighter #1 (uncredited)
Lionheart 1990 African Legionnaire
Tango & Cash 1989 Prison Thug (uncredited)
Bloodfist 1989 Black Rose
Driving Force 1989 Pool
The Master 1989 Black Thug (uncredited)
Low Blow 1986 Guard

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kazaam 1996 stunts
TC 2000 1993 fight coordinator
Driving Me Crazy 1991 stunts
China O'Brien II 1990 Video stunts

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Expect No Mercy 1995 fight choreographer
Talons of the Eagle 1992 fight choreographer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tae Bo Amped 2006 Video live director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tae-Bo Gold 2000 Video short Himself
Tae-Bo Junior 1999 Video short Himself
Tae-Bo Workout: Advanced 1999 Video Himself
Tae-Bo Workout: Basic 1999 Himself
V.I.P. 1999 TV Series Himself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 TV Series Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Tae-Bo Workout: 8-Minute Workout 1999 Video short Himself
The Parkers 1999 TV Series Himself
Sunset Beach 1999 TV Series Himself
Melrose Place 1998 TV Series Himself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Tae-Bo Instructional Workout 1998 Video short Himself - Instructor
Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities 1995 Video documentary Himself
Extra 1994 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Stuntmakers 1991 TV Series Himself
Ultimate Goal 2015 post-production Himself
The Real Miyagi 2015 Documentary Himself
Larry King Now 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dislecksia: The Movie 2012 Documentary Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Actor's Day in LA 2010 TV Series Himself
American Grandmaster: The Life and Death of Mr. Parker 2008 Documentary Himself
Identity 2007 TV Series Himself - Stranger
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Praise the Lord 2001-2005 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Fit Club 2005 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2004 TV Series Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Combat Tae-Bo 2000 Video Himself
Tae-Bo: Three Energising Workouts 2000 Video Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Me Gusta: Með Gústa 2013 TV Series Himself

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#Fact
1 Father-in-law of Sharon Catherine Blanks.
2 Has two children with Gayle Godrey Blanks: Shellie Blanks Cimarosti and Billy Blanks Jr..
3 Despite an anomaly in his hip joints, he became a world champion martial artist in the 80s and a famous actor and trainer.
4 Martial Arts stats: 7-Time World Karate Champion, Nationally ranked by Karate Illustrated from 1982-1989, Karate Hall of Fame since 1982, 1980 Captain of the US Olympic Karate Team, Member of the US Karate Team, winning 36 gold medals in international competition, 1975 Amateur Athletic Union Champion.
5 Seventh degree black belt in tae kwon do and fourth degree black belt in kung fu
6 is dyslexic
7 Brother of actor Michael Blanks.
8 Invented Tae-Bo, a popular exercise which is a mix of Tae Kwon Do and Boxing
9 Is the 4th born out of 15 children. Born & raised in Erie, Pennsylvania.


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