Chad McQueen Biography
Chad McQueen (Chadwick Steven McQueen) is an American actor, film producer, martial artist and race car driver. As an actor and producer, he was known for playing Dutch in The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II. He is the only son of actor Steve McQueen.
From an early age, McQueen was an avid enthusiast of automobile, motorcycle, and racing, interests that he inherited from his father, Steve.
He began racing dirt bikes by age nine and, in three years, would go on to win his class in the World Mini Grand Prix. He quickly moved on to auto racing, winning his first race: the Mini Le Mans 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, McQueen enjoyed racing at triple-digit speeds down the straights while seated in his father’s lap at the wheel of a Porsche 917. At 12, he won his class at the World Mini Grand Prix.
Chad McQueen Birthday | Age
Born: 28 December 1960 (age 58 years), Los Angeles, California, United States.
Chad McQueen Family
He was born to actors Steve McQueen and Neile Adams.
Chad McQueen Marriage | Kids | Annulment
McQueen was married to Stacia Toten (who later wed Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille) from 1987-90. The couple had one son, actor Steven Chadwick McQueen (b. 1988), a.k.a. Steven R. McQueen, who was a series regular in the TV series The Vampire Diaries and Chicago Fire.
Chad McQueen remarried in 1993, to Jeanie Galbraith. The couple has two children: soccer player Chase McQueen (b. 1995) and Madison McQueen (b. 1996).
Chad McQueen Acting Career
McQueen has worked as a film actor for some time, appearing as Dutch in The Karate Kid in 1984 and The Karate Kid Part II in 1986, and 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.
He has also worked as a producer, winning a Telly Award for his documentary Filming at Speed. He has appeared on numerous television programs related to motorsports, including Hot Rod TV and Celebrity Rides.
Attempts were made to arrange a reprisal of the character Dutch in season 2 of the YouTube Series Cobra Kai, but commitments to his company, McQueen Racing, prevented this.
Chad McQueen Racing Career
His professional racing career started in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). McQueen has 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 restored by Porsche Motorsports for the 2004 Goodwood event. Also in 2004, he qualified for the SCCA Runoffs, winning multiple events. Racing for Westernesse Racing, he finished 4th.
In January 2006, he was seriously injured (suffering a broken lower left leg, as well as a pair of fractures to his vertebrae and multiple rib fractures) in an accident at the Daytona International Speedway while practicing for the 24 Hours of Daytona Sports Car race.
McQueen now says that his driving days are over. He returned to Daytona during the 2007 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race to thank the medics and track workers who he says saved his life. Later on, he stated that he wants to become 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 started McQueen Racing, LLC, a company that partners 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
He has a net worth of $45 million dollars.
Chad McQueen Physical Statistics
- Height: 1.74m
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Brown