Tell about yourself and your background! *
I started training myself at age 22. Dropped out of college and trained everyday at open gyms at tumbling, tricking, Bboying, Parkour. A year later I started performing professionally as an acrobat at Seaworld Orlando in 2010. A year later started working my first stunt show at Universal Studios. Performed at all 3 parks for 4 years than booked a stunt show tour called Marvel Universal Live. Where I played characters like Captain America, Iron Man, Yondu, Loki, Doctor Strange, Ravagers, and Chitauri. Trained before and after shows with friends in Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, and Filipino Martial Arts called Balintawak. Toured on that for 6 years until Covid shut down all live entertainment. Waited a year and started to pursue Movie Stunts and moved to Atlanta from Vegas. Now I have 7 credits and now ready for more.
What inspired you to become a stunt performer?
Watching Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan Growing Up. I feel like I watched Blade at least 50 times and Operation Condor by Jackie 50 times as well. Just was amazed by what I saw and never even thought I could do that stuff one day.
What is your greatest skill as a stunt performer, is there a stunt behind it?
I would Say the 3 F’s. Fighting, Flipping and Falling.
What is the best part about being a stunt performer?
Once you perform it whether on stage or on camera the feeling you get through the performance is like a natural high
Tell your all-time favorite stunt story!
Fighting and getting thrown through a window then shot by Pierce Brosnan. And I love telling people 007 threw me through a window then killed me.
What advice would you give other stunt performers?
Be Patient enjoy the journey there are so many skills to aquire so try to learn it all in one night. Always work on your craft. Work on multiple martial arts and forms of acrobats to understand air awareness to help with falls. And find the right group that will challenge you and support you and know your worth.
Anything else you'd like to tell the community about?
Not really but they can ask me anything on IG or Facebook and I’ll respond
Please share your social media handles and how we can follow you!
IG is tonytornado_stunts and my Name on Facebook is Antonio Jackson
Please include any links to stunt reels or videos you'd like to share!