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Net Worth$400 thousand
Date Of BirthJune 27, 1964
FactWorks as a martial arts trainer to the stars, including Madonna [2002]

Taimak Guarriello (born June 27, 1964) is an American actor and martial artist. He is best known for his leading role as Leroy Green in the 1985 martial arts film The Last Dragon.

Early Life

Taimak Guarriello was born in Harlem, New York on June 27, 1964, to an African-American father and an Italian-American mother. He has four siblings. His father was a professional boxer and his mother was a dancer. Taimak’s parents divorced when he was four years old and he was raised by his mother in the Bronx.

Taimak began studying martial arts at the age of five. He earned a black belt in karate and began competing in tournaments when he was eight years old. Taimak also took up fencing and won several championships as a teenager. He attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, where he studied acting.


Taimak made his film debut in The Last Dragon (1985) as Leroy Green, a martial artist who must face a powerful adversary known as Sho’nuff (played by Julius J. Carry III). The film was a box office success and has become a cult classic.

After The Last Dragon, Taimak appeared in the films Road House (1989) and Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991). He also had guest roles on the television shows L.A. Law, The Cosby Show, and A Different World.

In recent years, Taimak has appeared in the films Black Dynamite (2009) and Sushi Girl (2012). He has also done voice work for the video games Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004) and Def Jam: Icon (2007).

Taimak currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Net Worth

Taimak’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He has earned his wealth through his acting career and martial arts competitions.

General Info

Full NameTaimak
Net Worth$400 thousand
Date Of BirthJune 27, 1964
Height1.8 m
ProfessionMartial Arts Instructor, Martial Artist, Referee, Stunt Performer


MoviesThe System Within, Book of Swords, No More Dirty Deals, The White Girl, The Last Dragon, The Tale Of Timmy Two Chins, They're Just My Friends

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1Is trained in Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, Goju-Ryu, & Chinese Goju.
2Worked as a corner-man and an official in the early days of the The Ultimate Fighting Championship.
3Works as a martial arts trainer to the stars, including Madonna [2002]
4Studied Chinese Goju under martial arts legend and fight choreographer Ron Van Clief.




Malcolm & Eddie1998TV SeriesRick
Red Shoe Diaries1996TV SeriesZoner
WMAC Masters1996TV SeriesStriking Eagle
Kickback with Scott Pastore1994TV SeriesGuest
No More Dirty Deals1993Sean Halloway
The White Girl1990Bob
A Different World1989TV SeriesGarth Parks
The Last Dragon1985Leroy Green
Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece2016Dragon
Transporter2013ShortThe Handler
The Tale of Timmy Two Chins2013ShortCoach
Repeat Offenders: Jamais Vu2011Alexander Morton
Fight the Panda Syndicate2008The Priest
Book of Swords2007Lucky
The System Within2006Pastor Ricky
They're Just My Friends2006Captain Taimak
Third Watch2004TV SeriesSpider
Night Class2001Kick boxing instructor
Masquerade2000TV Movie
Beverly Hills, 902101999-2000TV SeriesThe Bartender / Barback


Madonna: Drowned World Tour 20012001TV Movie documentary martial arts coordinator - as Taimak Guarriello
No More Dirty Deals1993fight choreographer - as Taimak Guarriello


The Boys1992TV Movie dance/fight instructor


The Cinema Couch2013TV SeriesHimself - guest
The Little House That Could2013Documentary
Food Hound: Tidbits2012TV SeriesHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
Life After2009TV SeriesHimself
Acapulco Black Film Festival2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Singled Out1995TV SeriesTaimuk

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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