3. He hadn’t studied martial arts before Kung Fu
“I had done a tiny little bit of middleweight boxing and I had done a lot of western movies where you throw punches and stuff,” he told Green Cine.
“I was a gymnast, almost an acrobat, and a dancer, and I'm a marksman and a fencer. I've done eleven Shakespeare plays, and you've got to be able to fence to do that. And those are all martial arts.
“But when I took the part, that really wasn't an issue. They asked me what I was going to do about that and I said, "Whatever happened to stunt men?" Then, as I was walking out, I threw a kick to the top of the door. I left a bare foot print over the top of the door which stayed there for the whole series.
“I think that's what got me the part, the fact that without any martial arts training I could definitely pull this off.”