Colin Handley from Martial Arts Master to Stunt Training Instructor
Colin Handley founded the highly acclaimed Stunt Academy in 1990. He also created Stunt Park in 2015. An expert martial artist and taekwondo champion, Colin is an experienced stunt instructor and fight choreographer. He has worked in Hollywood and Australian movies and television shows.
In 1983, as Australian National Taekwondo Champion, Colin had reached a turning point in his career. He owned his own Health Club, three successful Martial Arts Clubs, a Sports Manufacturing Company and he was the face of many television campaigns.
Working with the Best in the Business
Fortunate to meet one of his screen idols, Chuck Norris, they trained together at a local gym. Chuck was impressed with Colin’s technique and screen presence, and encouraged him to move to Hollywood, California, USA which he did in 1984 to pursue a stunt and acting career. Recent stunt training news about inspirational Chuck Norris
Colin landed several acting and stunt roles on General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Magnum PI, Baywatch, and a string of movies and TV shows. His acting and stunt career in Hollywood enabled him to work alongside some of his greatest heroes including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jean Claude Van Damme, and David Hasselhoff, to name a few.
You may remember Colin as the American Millionaire, Mark Granger in Channel 10’s successful TV Soap, Neighbours. It wasn’t long before the Colin Handley talents were again recognized and his acting career started to flourish. Colin scored series regular roles in Paradise Beach, Pacific Drive and Time Trax. These productions were filmed at Warner Bros, Gold Coast.
Figuratively speaking, Colin Handley is a man on fire! Colin is passionate about everything he does. Also literally sometimes too, performing full body fire burn stunts!
Stunt Performers are Made not Born
In 1990, Colin Handley had a vision to open a world class stunt instruction facility. The Stunt Academy was born! In 2015, Colin’s vision to launch an all encompassing stunts based, action packed attraction, Stunt Park, was realised.
Colin strongly believes that stunts are a very important aspect of film making. Attitude, fitness, courage, knowledge and skills play significant roles in performing stunts successfully. This requires specialised techniques. World class stunt skills training is essential to learn these techniques. Hollywood stunts have advanced rapidly due to new technology that makes stunts appear realistic. Colin Handley, Stunt Park Founder and stunt training instructor, is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of stunt performers. Check out our stunt person training courses