Scott (Edward) Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England on June 17th, 1976, into a family that for generations were Butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by John and Janet Adkins, a loving middle class family. Scott's grandmother was of Spanish descent.
Scott Adkins is married with Lisa Adkins and toghether they have one daughter, Carmel and she was born in 2011.
Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. Probably not the best of students, he used to sneak down stairs after his parents had gone to bed and watch films all night then fall asleep during lessons. A natural athlete, Scott enjoyed a variety of sports as he grew up, but when he was 10 years old, he accompanied his father and brother to the local Judo club. The attraction was instantaneous.
"I can pretty much say that because of Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme, that's why I do what I do today."
Idolising stars such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott began to train everyday. He took over his Dad's garage and turned it into his own Dojo complete with a shrine to Bruce Lee. He remembers being mugged on a bus when he was around 13 and that really kicked his training into overdrive. He wasn't ever going to let that happen again. At the age of 14, Scott went on to train in Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B. After a few years he moved on to Kickboxing under Anthony Jones. He is now a fully trained Kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A. Scott also studied and some different styles of Kung Fu. He also picked up Ninjitsu, Judo, Jiujitsu and Karate, which you can see in the movie.
"I turned to my mom and said, 'I'm going to be a martial arts movie star.' She didn't believe me, and neither did my dad. They both thought I would grow out of it. That it was a phase. I decided then I was going to do it or die trying."
His first lead role came with 'Ninja' and was soon followed with 'Undisputed III: Redemption' where he reprised his role as Russian MMA fighter Uri Boyka.
"I prefer to play the villain or the antihero."
Scott Adkins delivers much more than martial arts and hardcore action films. By the time of shooting The Expendables (2011), Scott's knee was in a terrible state, so Scott had to get surgery and really could not stress it. The medical said: “You can’t go 100% with your knee for the next nine months,” Scott had torn his ACL so he was trying not to do much martial arts at that time and that is one of the reasons for the many gunfights in El Gringo, aldo it was always going to be that kind of film. Also in the movie Tomb of the Dragon there are no fights, also to give Scott's knee more rest. It was a straight acting role for Scott, just trying to stretch himself and do different things. Other different kind of movies are Home Invasion (thriller), Re-Kill (horror) and Doctor Strange (Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi)
About injures Scott told once: "I’ve been really lucky with injuries to be honest, but it was only a matter of time. As you get older, things start to bend a bit less and they start to break. So I just needed to be vigilant. I would train so hard and you drill these kicks and these moves and these gymnastic movements day in, day out and it just takes its toll after a while. So I need to approach my training a bit smarter, but when it comes to game time and you’ve got to put it down on film, you’ve really just got to get out there and do it."
"I do find violence entertaining, but that doesn't make me a bad person."
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