Michel Qissi

About Michel Qissi

Who is it?: Actor, Director
Birth Day: September 12, 1962
Birth Place: Oujda, Morocco, Moroccan
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1982–present
Spouse(s): Jeanette Qissi (divorced)

Michel Qissi

Michel Qissi was born on September 12, 1962 in Oujda, Morocco, Moroccan, is Actor, Director. 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.
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Popular As Michel Qissi
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 58 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 12, 1962 (Oujda, Morocco, Moroccan)
Birthday September 12
Town/City Oujda, Morocco, Moroccan
Nationality Moroccan

🌙 Zodiac

Michel Qissi’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Michel Qissi was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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In 1982, Qissi and Van Damme moved to the United States in the hope of becoming action stars. In 1984 they both were cast as extras in the film Breakin', before landing their big break in 1986. After obtaining an interview with Menahem Golan of Cannon Films, they secured a three-picture deal, the first of which was the highly successful Bloodsport, in which Van Damme starred and Qissi had a small role as a tournament fighter named Suan Paredes. In 1989, Qissi and Van Damme teamed up again for the film Kickboxer, in which Van Damme was the protagonist once more and Qissi the film's main villain, Tong Po. 1990 saw the pair make the film Lionheart, in which Qissi's brother, Abdel, played the villain. This was to be the last film Van Damme and Qissi made together, but Qissi did go on to reprise his role as Tong Po in Kickboxer 2.


In 2014, Qissi made the movie Bara, in which he played a double role as Bara and Hamza.

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