Darren Majian Shahlavi, sometimes credited as Shahlavi, was an English actor, martial artist and stuntman. His surname is of Persian origin. He may be best known for his role as Taylor "The Twister" Milos in the 2010 film Ip Man 2. Shahlavi was known primarily for playing bad guys in martial arts films such as Bloodmoon and Tai Chi Boxer. He had starred in the Asian film series The Techno Warriors, and American films Hostile Environment, Sometimes a Hero, Legion of the Dead and the cult classic Beyond the Limits for German horror master Olaf Ittenbach. In recent years, Shahlavi appeared in big-budget films such as 300 and Watchmen, independent features such as The Final Cut with Robin Williams, and as an actor and stuntman in several of Uwe Boll's films, including BloodRayne and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.
|Born:||Darren Majian Shahlavi, August 5, 1972, Stockport, Cheshire, England, UK|
|Died:||January 14, 2015, Los Angeles|
|Occupation:||Actor, martial arts, stuntman|
|Twitter:||Darren Shahlavi's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Darren Shahlavi's IMDb|
About Darren Shahlavi
Known best for his villain roles in such martial arts movies as Tai Chi 2, Bloodmoon, and The Techno Warriors series, he also appeared in the German horror film Beyond the Limits and in the Robin Williams science fiction feature The Final Cut. Additionally, he was cast in the 2015 feature Tomorrowland.
He began his Judo and Shotokan Karate training at ages seven and fourteen, respectively, and he later started practicing kickboxing. Early in his film career, he was mentored by Hong Kong action movie director Bey Logan.
He played the role of Kano in the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series.
He was born in Cheshire, England to Iranian parents.
He co-starred with Wu Jing in Tai Chi 2.