Spotlight: Carl R. Scott

A friend of mine works at a medical marijuana dispensary on Pico that I hang out in sometimes and one of the security guards is a very entertaining older guy named Carl. One day I was hanging out there at the end of Carl’s shift my friend Stephanie gave me a little secret intel that he tries to keep under the table.
It started when we were talking about what would happen if somebody tried to rob the club; the simple answer is that Carl would kill them with his awesome kung-fu skills.
Apparently my friend Carl Scott is actually a kung-fu master that still teaches martial arts when he’s not protecting the dispensary. Not only is he a kung-fu master, but he was a kung-fu movie star! This is what really startled me, so of course I had to look him up on google; and this is what I found:
Carl Scott had a short but memorable career in Hong Kong films.

“Practicing martial arts since he was a young child, Carl was an extra in Bruce Lee:
The Man, the Myth (filmed in America). Carl’s skills impressed the producers, who
brought him to Hong Kong for their next Bruce Li picture, Last Strike (1978).
He and Bruce Li were the two main protagonists in the movie which also starred Shaw
Brothers stars Lo Meng and Ku Feng and had multiple endings filmed. He also fought
present and future legends such as Yuen Biao, Corey Yuen Kwai, and members of the
Yuen clan. He was only a teenager at the time.

After this Carl Scott starred with Billy Chong in Kung Fu Executioner, which not only
showcased Carl’s impressive knowledge of Chinese kung fu but also his weapons ability,
particularly with the nunchaku. The duo’s next film was Sun Dragon, shot on
location in Phoenix, Arizona, and featuring a fight between Carl and 1979 World
Kickboxing Champion Louis Neglia.
Though Carl Scott and Billy Chong only made two films together, their on-screen
partnership remains uppermost in the minds of kung fu movie audiences worldwide.”
http://www.simonyam.com/hkmw/actors/carl-scott/


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29 Comments on “Spotlight: Carl R. Scott”

  1. Ismael Says:

    Why did Mr. Carl R. Scott stop making or being in kung-fu films?? He was one of the best Kung-fu actors. Better then Jim Kelly or Ron Van Cliff.

  2. bernardtv Says:

    i remember him in films growing up wish i could meet him i thought he was the luckyest kid in world to be in a kung fu movie and have real teachers


  3. The Best Nubian Brother that I have ever seen as a Kung Fu Martial Artist!
    ELECTRIFYING…. CARL R SCOTT WAS AND STILL IS AWESOME…..

  4. Gary Chin Says:

    google on you-tube: “Sun Dragon – End Fight”

    Posted by: Profanum91

    Well here’s a start to your journey if u want to research more!

    You guys r right Carl is a ground breaking MA performer…
    Worthy of much more recognition!

  5. RANDY BOO, Says:

    ‘I’AM A LONG TIME MARTIAL ARTIST FROM BARBADOS IN THEWEST INDIES & NOW LIVE IN CANADA, “OVER THE YEARS I HAVE COLLECT A LOT OF KUNG FU MOVIES, AND OF COURSE I HAVE THE FEW KUNG FU MOVIES THAT “CARL SCOTT “MADE, ANDI WATCH HIS MOVIES ALMOST EVERY MONTH “CAUSE I LOVES TO SEE HIM FIGHT, “I GOT HIM FIRST “B4 JIM KELLY & RON VAN CLIEF”AND ALL THE OTHERS BLACK MOVIE STARS; I JUST LOVES THE WAY HE MOVES,

  6. Tek 1 Says:

    I wonder if he still makes guess appearances. Truly 1 of the cool brothers in 70’s kung fu.

  7. Allen Says:

    Does he have a Facebook page or website of his school where he teaches. Carl is truly one of the best Kung Fu movie stars of all time and I know I speak for everyone when I say that I wish he’d done more movies back then and would get back to making them now.
    Carl, make yourself more known everyone wants to hear from you.

    Take Care
    Brother

  8. Carly Says:

    Carl R. Scott is my father and he is alive and well. He has been a mentor and and inspiration to many around the world that loved his craft. I was forwarded this link from a friend and thought I’d respond.

    Happy New Year!

    Carly

    • albert bates Says:

      Hello my name is Albert Bates. If possible can you give an address for your father’s Kung Fu school or where he might be teaching, the hours of class and the cost please. My e-mail is abates@septa,org

  9. carla Says:

    i remember carl r scott from school he was my first boyfriend in the 6th grade his dad had a kung fu or karate school on western i was so in love with him in the 6th grade hope he is doing good still my name is carla

  10. danielito Says:

    Is carl r Scott still living? I am a fan of his and billy chong.

  11. doug Says:

    Hello, can you tell me where in california I can find carl? I would love to meet and do a report on him. There are a lot of people in show business looking for him to restart his career. Please keep me posted, thanks!

  12. davis Says:

    true indeed. would have liked to have seen him do a movie with gordon lui, donnie yen or jackie chan. very underrated martial artist.

  13. Bryan Henry Says:

    I was amazed to see Carl Scott, an young, African American in Chinese martial arts movies (usually shown at the Canal St. cinema, in NY’s Chinatown, only other young, African American, is a former student of Grandmaster Alan Lee, in a movie I saw advertised on a poster at Master Lee’s school and a chinese newspaper, called Valley of the Dragons?, a movie remembered being shown, but I guess never found an American film distributor); outside of Ron Van Clief and Jim Kelly, it was refreshing to see Carl Scott; hopefully, Carl Scott and Billy Chong will reteam in the future, will American film company smart enough to realize the real RUSH HOUR duo!

  14. douglad Says:

    if anyone can find out how and where i can locate carl r. scott, i would really appreciate it, alot of inner city youth centers would love to have him guest speak to the troubled children here on the west and east coast and i would like for him to come and speak with them and community leaders as well. please contact me at my face book..my email and facebook email is sheamir2000@yahoo.com
    thank you.

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  16. luis santana Says:

    i had try to find a photo of Carl Scott …who does he looks like now , i would be so honor to meet him …

  17. Javus Says:

    carl scott is a kung fu master!!!!!


  18. I met carl in the 80’s and ill tell you he cool as all get out! He was quiet and chill! I liked him a lot! He needs to be making movies! The fanbase is there! Think about it Master Scott! You are bad news man! (In a good way!)


  19. Im Gloria Jones’s cousin and Carvis Baldwin is my uncle! We had a short jamm session in Carvis’s dojo you on congas me on sax! I met your Oscar fighting fish also! You might remember me! been 20+ years. I also know your cousins in Lansing Mich. Jackie and Walter Scott.


  20. Bet you still aint nobody to be messin with!


  21. People want to see you in action! I know you got your reasons for not acting, but Man you are great!


  22. searching the net, I have found some recent pics of Carl R. Scott

  23. Primus Moss Jr. Says:

    We all hope he decides to take another stab at action movies! Dude can do it! Looks to be still in great shape as well!

  24. Masterdev95 Says:

    For years i have wondered What happened to master Scott. If you are out there it would be great to hear from you. I was proud to see an african american man represent so well in asian films. I remeber the movie as (A hard way to die) and still remains as a true classic that i show to my students in my dojo. Thank you for displaying your talents.


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  26. Tony Castro Says:

    Carl Scott was the truth and his skill level was unbelievable. My favorite film of his is Sun Dragon, and I too was proud to see another African American represent when there were so few of us in Asian films. I am a life long fan. Thank You

  27. Rob Burns Says:

    Is Mr.Scott still living today? How old is he if thats not a rude question


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