Michel Qissi Biography
(Moroccan Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Tong Po’ in the Martial Arts Film ‘Kickboxer’)
Birthday: September 12, 1962 (Virgo)
Born In: Oujda, Morocco
Michel Qissi, born as Mohammed Qissi, is a Moroccan-Belgian actor and director. He is famous for playing the role of Tong Po in the martial arts flick ‘Kickboxer’ and its sequel ‘Kickboxer 2’. Besides these, the actor has appeared in the movies ‘Breakin', ‘Bloodsport’, ‘Lionheart’ and ‘Bloodmatch’. As a director, he has made the films ‘Bara’, ‘Terminator Woman’, ‘Extreme Force’, and ‘Heart of a Lion’. Qissi, who is a boxing champion, started learning the sport at the age of seven. He is also trained in different forms of martial arts such as Shotokan Karate, kickboxing and Muay Thai. Taking about the actor’s personal lifestyle, he is known to be a media-shy person and likes to stay away from the outside world most of the time. This is the reason he is not active on social networking sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Qissi is a good buddy of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. The two befriended each other at a very young age and grew up together sharing the love of action movies and martial arts.