Chad McQueen Biography
Chad McQueen is a famous American actor, film producer, martial artist, and race car, driver. As an actor and producer, he is also famous for projects like The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), and Yucatan. Chad is the only son of actor Steve McQueen.
From his childhood, Chad was an avid enthusiast of automobile, motorcycle, and racing, interests that he borrowed from his father, Steve.
He began racing dirt bikes at the age of 9 and in three years, he would go on to win his class in the World Mini Grand Prix. He quickly progressed to auto racing, winning his first race: the Mini Le Man’s event, a children-only track created on the set of the 1971 film Le Mans, when McQueen was ten years old.
Before filming was completed on that film, Chad enjoyed racing at triple-digit speeds down the straights just by his father’s lap at the wheel of a Porsche 917. At the age of 12, he won his class at the World Mini Grand Prix.
Chad McQueen Age
How old is McQueen? Chad is 61 years old as of December 2021. He was born Chadwick Steven McQueen on December 28, 1960, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on December 28th every year.
Chad McQueen Family
His mother is a Filipina actress, Neile Adams, and his father, Steve McQueen, is an Academy Award Nominated actor. He further had a sister named Terry who died in 1998. Moreover, Chad also has a step-brother to Josh Evans, a producer, and screenwriter
Chad McQueen Wife | Kids
Chad was married to Stacia Toten from 1987-1990. In 1988, the duo had one son, actor Steven Chadwick McQueen alias Steven R. McQueen. Steven R was a series regular in the TV series The Vampire Diaries and Chicago Fire.
Chad later remarried Jeanie Galbraith in 1993. The couple has two children: a soccer player, Chase McQueen (born 1995) and Madison McQueen (born 1996).
Chad McQueen Acting Career
McQueen has worked as a film actor for quite some time now. He first featured as Dutch in The Karate Kid in 1984 and The Karate Kid Part II in 1986. Later on, Chad had many other roles including a role in the 1995 film New York Cop with Mira Sorvino and in the action films Red Line as Jim and Death Ring.
The superstar has also worked as a producer, winning a Telly Award for his documentary Filming at Speed. He has featured in numerous television programs related to motorsports, including Hot Rod TV and Celebrity Rides.
There were various attempts to reprise the character Dutch in season 2 of the YouTube Series Cobra Kai, but commitments to his company, McQueen Racing, made it impossible.
Chad McQueen Racing Career
His professional racing career began back in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). Chad has so far competed in several types of racing from Motocross to the Baja 1000.
He teamed with Belgian racing legend, Jacky Ickx and his daughter Vanina, piloting a trio of Porsche 959s. This was a project sponsored by Porsche Motorsports for the 2004 Goodwood event. Similarly in 2004, he qualified for the SCCA Runoffs, winning multiple events. He also finished 4th in the Westernesse Racing competition.
In January 2006, Chad was seriously injured in an accident at the Daytona International Speedway while practicing for the 24 Hours of Daytona Sports Car race. He suffered a broken lower left limb, a pair of fractures to his vertebrae, and multiple rib fractures.
He later attended the 2007 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race to thank the medics and track workers who saved his life during the accident. Later on, he expressed his interest in becoming a team owner.
In November 2007, he returned to the Daytona International Speedway and got behind the wheel of the Brumos 1975 Ecurie Escargot RSR, driving it in the exhibitions at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion III.
In January 2010, he established McQueen Racing, LLC, a partnership with leaders in the motorcycle and custom car industries towards the development of high performance, limited edition custom cars, motorcycles, and accessories.
Chad McQueen Filmography
- 1978 Skateboard
- 1983 Hadley’s Rebellion
- 1984 The Karate Kid
- 1985 Fever Pitch
- 1985 The Fascination
- 1986 The Karate Kid Part II
- 1991 Martial Law
- 1993 New York Undercover Cop
- 1993 Firepower
- 1994 Sexual Malice
- 1994 Jimmy Hollywood
- In 94 Indecent Behavior II
- 1994 Bullet II
- 1995 Number One Fan
- 1996 Red Line
- 1996 Squanderers
- 1998 Papertrail
- 1998 Surface to Air
- 2001 The Fall
Chad McQueen Net Worth
McQueen has an estimated net worth of $45 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as an actor, film producer, martial artist, and race car driver.
Chad McQueen Physical Statistics
- Height: 1.74m
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Brown