Olivier Gruner Movies and Career Information

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Aug 02, 1960
Paris
Actor

Olivier Gruner (born 2 August 1960 in Paris, France) is a former Commando Marine and World Kickboxing Champion. He became an actor specializing in the field of physical fitness. Gruner was born into a family where both his father and brother became noted surgeons and his younger brother became an engineer. After seeing a Bruce Lee movie at age 11, Gruner became captivated with martial arts and began studying Shotokan Karate, and then boxing and kickboxing. At age 18, rather than pursuing the academic life many expected of him, he joined the Marine Nationale, volunteering for their Commando Marine unit. As a part of his military training he learned to scuba dive, sky dive and climb. In 1981 Gruner left the French military to train full time to compete professionally as a kickboxer. He traveled to the French Alps and began training to fight professionally. In order to pay for his training expenses, he had to hold down four jobs, as a bouncer, a ski patrol member, a trainer and a ski lift operator. In 1984, he began fighting professionally as a kickboxer in France. After 10 professional fights, he became the French middleweight champion. By 1985, his successes in the ring allowed him

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