As a part of Amsterdam Comic Con countdown, we'll have a special In the Spotlight today! We're writing about Ray Park! Ray Park is one of the Film & TV guests on Amsterdam Comic Con this weekend. He is a Scottish actor, author and martial artist. He's best known for his role as Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom Menace. But he also played in X-Men (Toad), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Snake Eyes), Spartacus: Blood and Sand - Motion Comic (Arkadios), Li Xiao Long chuan qi (Chuck Norris) and way more!
We were already lucky enough to have seen Ray Park before. We attended his Q&A at FACTS convention in gent (Belgium). So we will also tell you a bit more about this experience! He will also be doing a Q&A at Amsterdam Comic Con: On Sunday at 11:15!
So.. Let's talk Star Wars! Have you all seen Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom Menace? Isn't Darth Maul great? I really liked the character. The fights are great to watch!
When he was younger he loved to watch Bruce Lee, Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris & all ninja movies. He was thrilled to be a part of Star Wars. At FACTS Ray told he loved the experience. He felt lucky the fans like Darth Maul and want to hear about it. He enjoys still being able to talk about Star Wars. For the role of Darth Maul, they were looking for 1 person to fulfill the role. (Both the stunts and the acting). Based on his work in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Ray was invited for a conversation about the role. As soon as he heard Dart Maul would have a light saber, he had many ideas on how to it. He didn't thought however, that we would get the role. But he did!
We really enjoyed seeing his Q&A at FACTS. He was very enthusiastic, answered all the questions. He was really happy to be there and it was fun to listen to him. We're thrilled to see Ray again in Amsterdam this weekend. Of course I'll attend the Q&A again :). Let us now if you have any questions for Ray. What did you think of Darth Maul? We'd love to hear!
And for those attending Amsterdam Comic Con: Make sure to visit Ray (Either for an autograph, photo op or the Q&A)!
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Anna Nuttall (Wednesday, 24 August 2016 22:36)
I just can't picture him as Darth Maul in Star wars, that so cool! xx
Marge (Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:24)
A Star Wars fan here! And he was Darth Maul? Wow! It's nice to finally see the man who played the character sans makeup haha... And I can't believe he'd been to a few movies that I'd seen.
ROBERT LEE (Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:04)
I don't recognize him and the only movie I remember watching where he appeared is G.I. Joe and I still couldn't remember! LOL! But here is what I think. I know you will see him and you will have a grand time and you will have a picture with him!
sam (Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:59)
Woah this guy was Darth Maul? Because of all the makeup it was hard to recognize him. Star Wars was really an icon of an entire generation. It must've been great to be a part of it.
cath (Thursday, 25 August 2016 14:31)
Yeah no. Don't recognize him lol. Though to be fair the only one of those movies I've seen was Star Wars 1 and he did have a face full of red and black facepaint...
He seems to have had a lot of super fun roles. I might have to keep an eye on him.
Bernadette Angelie Pangilinan (Thursday, 25 August 2016 14:39)
My mom is a star wars fanatic and I've watched the film with her a couple of time. I can't imagine he is Dart Maul! lol! I didn't see that coming!
Maria (Thursday, 25 August 2016 18:01)
HE WAS DARTH MAUL AND SNAKE EYES? OH THIS GUY IS REALLY AWESOME!!! DAMN THOSE FIGHTS SCENES WITH HIS SABER/WAND. DAMN. IT WAS SO AWESOME THAT I HAD TO TYPE IN WITH ALL CAPS BECAUSE I CAN'T CONTAIN MY HAPPINESS THAT YOU SAW HIM!! SO LUCKY!!! HE PORTRAYED HIS ROLES GREATLY AND HE'S WELL REMEMBERED FOR IT. :)
P.S. I'm not mad, I'm just really happy for you that you met him!!
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla (Thursday, 25 August 2016 18:47)
How I wish I could just drop by at any Comic Con, the events do really happen around the time I'm off to a different place. Ray Park's an excellent actor in my favorite sci-fi movies, I'm just a bit guilty that I didn't know he was in G.I. Joe. His interests and influence all bear similarities with mine! I wish I could meet the guy some time!
Lavender Life (Thursday, 25 August 2016 23:19)
I always liked Darth Maul, but never saw the actor's real face before. Had no idea that this is what he looked like!
Little B & Me (Thursday, 25 August 2016 23:44)
That smile though!
I've never heard of him before so thanks for this blog post.
heidi (Friday, 26 August 2016 03:04)
What a great interview, he sounds great. I wanna go to Comic Con so much. We have something like it here in Atlanta.
Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee ~ (Friday, 26 August 2016 09:31)
Even I haven´t heard about him yet I could read a nice review! And I don´t know, but I just love when people have a word "Park" in their names. Maybe I´m a bit weird but I find it cute, ahahah. ◠‿◠
christina (Friday, 26 August 2016 12:24)
I think I need to spend a weekend watching all those Star Wars episodes. Love Star Wars!
Kimberly C. (Friday, 26 August 2016 12:51)
Wow, I had no idea he was into martial arts and I loved Mortal Combat! (all of them). I just recently binch-watched all of the Star Wars movies. Can't wait to read your blog after going to Comic Con A'dam. Take lots of pics please. Thank you for posting.
Teresa (Friday, 26 August 2016 15:42)
I'm not a Star Wars fan. I don't remember watching any of the Star Wars movie. If I did, I probably tuned out that's why I could not remember. But my eldest son is currently so into Star Wars. He even asked me to make it the theme of his next birthday celebration. :)
Eugenia (Friday, 26 August 2016 17:28)
I am a huge Star Wars fan, I think it is one of the greatest movies of all time! Love Darth Maul character!
anneklien meanne (Friday, 26 August 2016 22:02)
Im not a star wars fan and i never heard about him. But I bet his a good actor knowing star wars is very popular.
Jon (Friday, 26 August 2016 22:16)
Great close-up photos and he looks really happy to be there which I bet rubbed off on the audience.
Nica (Saturday, 27 August 2016 03:29)
This is so cool! You are SO LUCKY!!! Arggh! How I wished I was there too! Oh btw, the close up shots are so adorable he seems so happy <3
blair villanueva (Saturday, 27 August 2016 09:37)
yeah, I remember his as his role as X-Men Toad, and his fantastic.. he's slimmer then :) Awesome actor!
nuel (Saturday, 27 August 2016 10:08)
great pictures , i think i have to re watch star wars though i haven't heard about him before but this article gave me some info about him.. thanks for this
teaab (Monday, 29 August 2016 22:14)
He is stunning! I would definitely go to see him if I was on Amsterdam Comic Con.
Travel Eat Pinas (Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:49)
I honestly dont know him but now thanks to you I have an idea who he is. Will check some of the stuffs that he is in. Nice shots by the way
kylie cre8tone (Thursday, 01 September 2016 12:11)
I dunno him but now I know.. Love the way you shoot him.. Looks very sunshine!