Robert Baker

Robert Baker

actor, stunts

Robert Baker was born on May 18, 1940 in USA. Robert Baker's big-screen debut came with Fist of Fury directed by Wei Lo in 1972, strarring Petrov. Robert Baker is known for The Way of the Dragon directed by Bruce Lee, Bruce Lee stars as Tang Lung and Nora Miao as Chen Ching Hua. The upcoming new movie Robert Baker plays is The Way of the Dragon which will be released on Sep 01, 1973.

Amongst martial arts film fans, Robert Baker's claim to fame was portraying the Russian strong man / martial artist named "Petrov" in the cult Bruce Lee movie La fureur de vaincre (1972) (aka "The Chinese Connection" aka "Fist of Fury"). Baker was a student in Lee's martial art fighting style (Jeet Kune Do) and was recruited by Bruce, to play the role of the sinister Russian due to his height and "tough guy" appearance.The key fight sequence between Lee and Baker is a mixture of punishing action and dry humor, as at one point Lee bites Baker on his leg to escape an arm lock (and then Lee wipes his mouth just like he was simply finishing a meal), plus Lee boxes with Baker, jabbing him repeatedly in the face whilst wearing a cheeky grin! The fight comes to a dramatic conclusion as Lee side kicks Baker in the head, knocking him senseless, and then Lee delivers a lethal karate chop to Baker's windpipe, terminating his bigger opponent.Baker also had a minor role as a thug in Lee's next film La fureur du dragon (1972) (aka "Way of the Dragon" aka "Return of the Dragon"), and he has additionally appeared in several documentaries regarding the life and film career of Bruce Lee.

  • Birthday

    May 18, 1940
  • Place of Birth

    California, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows