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He has competed for Great Britain in [[tumbling,]]<ref>"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Trampoline_World_Championships 2003 Trampoline World Championships]".  [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].  Retrieved 2009-10-13</ref> and at his peak, was ranked 4th in the world,<ref name="gymnastics" /> winning the European and world championships with the team.<ref name="extreme interview" /> He said his first move was a [[frontflip]] on his grass when he was 4 or 5, which he subsequently failed, thereafter his mother enrolled him to train in gymnastics. He has had over 20 years training experience, and currently trains for approximately 3-4 hours each day.<ref name="extreme interview" />
 
He has competed for Great Britain in [[tumbling,]]<ref>"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Trampoline_World_Championships 2003 Trampoline World Championships]".  [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].  Retrieved 2009-10-13</ref> and at his peak, was ranked 4th in the world,<ref name="gymnastics" /> winning the European and world championships with the team.<ref name="extreme interview" /> He said his first move was a [[frontflip]] on his grass when he was 4 or 5, which he subsequently failed, thereafter his mother enrolled him to train in gymnastics. He has had over 20 years training experience, and currently trains for approximately 3-4 hours each day.<ref name="extreme interview" />
  
With Damien's extensive tumbling and gymnastics skills, many free running moves come naturally to him, and he was first noticed in the community after releasing his 2007 showreel, which featured many free running inspired moves.<ref>"[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkawsBwJwpE YouTube - damien walters showreel 07]" [http://www.youtube.com YouTube]. Retrieved 2009-10-13.</ref>  This video got him scouted by [[Jackie Chan]]'s stunt agent. Presently he has given up on gymnastics to pursue a career as a stuntman, where he is a part of a core group of stuntmen who work for Brad Allan, the first non-asian member of Jackie Chan's stunt team.<ref name="News Article">[http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/City-gymnast-tumbles-career-movie-stuntman/article-898617-detail/article.html Derbyshire News Article]. [http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk This is Derbyshire]. Published 2009-03-14. </ref>
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With Damien's extensive tumbling and gymnastics skills, many free running moves come naturally to him, and he was first noticed in the community after releasing his 2007 showreel, which featured many free running inspired moves.<ref>"[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkawsBwJwpE YouTube - damien walters showreel 07]" [http://www.youtube.com YouTube]. Retrieved 2009-10-13.</ref>  This video got him scouted by [[Jackie Chan]]'s stunt agent. Presently he has given up on gymnastics to pursue a career as a stuntman, where he is currently a part of a core group of stuntmen who work for Brad Allan, the first non-Asian member of Jackie Chan's stunt team.<ref name="News Article">[http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/City-gymnast-tumbles-career-movie-stuntman/article-898617-detail/article.html Derbyshire News Article]. [http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk This is Derbyshire]. Published 2009-03-14. </ref>
  
He often features in videos with [[Tim Shieff|Tim "Livewire" Shieff]] including the popular Youtube series [[The Walters & Shieff Show]]<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5AEDD8B91154C380&search_query=walters+and+shieff The Walters and Shieff Show playlist]. [http://www.youtube.com YouTube]. Retrieved 2009-10-13.</ref>, and his 2009 showreel has become one of the most popular videos of all time on Youtube<ref>Honors for Damien's 2009 showreel[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MeiwLLZjDo] as of 2009-08-16:<br />#39 - Top Rated (All Time)<br />#54 - Top Favourited (All Time)</ref> after being featured on many video sharing sites.
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He often features in videos with [[Tim Shieff|Tim "Livewire" Shieff]] including the popular Youtube series [[The Walters & Shieff Show]],<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5AEDD8B91154C380&search_query=walters+and+shieff The Walters and Shieff Show playlist]. [http://www.youtube.com YouTube]. Retrieved 2009-10-13.</ref> and his 2009 showreel has become one of the most popular videos of all time on Youtube<ref>Honors for Damien's 2009 showreel[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MeiwLLZjDo] as of 2009-08-16:<br />#39 - Top Rated (All Time)<br />#54 - Top Favourited (All Time)</ref> after being featured on many video sharing sites.
  
 
==Film/TV appearances==
 
==Film/TV appearances==

Revision as of 01:56, 28 May 2010

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Damien Gareth Walters[1] (born April 6, 1982[2]), from Derby, United Kingdom[3] is a professional stuntman, gymnastics coach and free runner.

He has competed for Great Britain in tumbling,[4] and at his peak, was ranked 4th in the world,[2] winning the European and world championships with the team.[3] He said his first move was a frontflip on his grass when he was 4 or 5, which he subsequently failed, thereafter his mother enrolled him to train in gymnastics. He has had over 20 years training experience, and currently trains for approximately 3-4 hours each day.[3]

With Damien's extensive tumbling and gymnastics skills, many free running moves come naturally to him, and he was first noticed in the community after releasing his 2007 showreel, which featured many free running inspired moves.[5] This video got him scouted by Jackie Chan's stunt agent. Presently he has given up on gymnastics to pursue a career as a stuntman, where he is currently a part of a core group of stuntmen who work for Brad Allan, the first non-Asian member of Jackie Chan's stunt team.[6]

He often features in videos with Tim "Livewire" Shieff including the popular Youtube series The Walters & Shieff Show,[7] and his 2009 showreel has become one of the most popular videos of all time on Youtube[8] after being featured on many video sharing sites.

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Film/TV appearances

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (11/07/08)
    Damien flew out to Budapest to work as a tumbling double for Luke Goss's character (Prince Nuada).[9][6]
  • Ninja Assassin (2009)
    Damien worked as a stuntman for the Wachowski brothers' new film production.[10]
  • Kick-Ass (26/3/10)UK (16/4/10)USA
    Assistant fight coordinator [9] Character Played Kick-Ass/Dave Lizewski.

Media

External links

Notes

  1. "Damien Gareth Walters". Facebook. Retrieved 2009-10-13
  2. 2.0 2.1 Damien's profile page on gymnastics site. Gymnastics International Federation. Retrieved 2009-10-13
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mike T. Nelson (2009-07-06). "Interview with Damien Walters: Crazy Movement!". Xtreme Human Performance.
  4. "2003 Trampoline World Championships". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2009-10-13
  5. "YouTube - damien walters showreel 07" YouTube. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Derbyshire News Article. This is Derbyshire. Published 2009-03-14.
  7. The Walters and Shieff Show playlist. YouTube. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  8. Honors for Damien's 2009 showreel[1] as of 2009-08-16:
    #39 - Top Rated (All Time)
    #54 - Top Favourited (All Time)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Damien Walters (III)". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named News_Article.