Charlie Parrish is an entertainment professional and personal development speaker. Equally at home with the artistry of martial arts as he his with the fine art of Hollywood, Charlie’s multifaceted talents allow him to bring a unique perspective and discipline to his work.
An unorthodox problem solver, his diverse background and deliberate quest for adventure have supported a career that includes stunt coordinator, film and television producer, celebrity bodyguard, and martial arts instructor, just to name a few!
Charlie is a sought after keynote speaker. Charlie’s charismatic presence sparks the imagination of his engaged audiences.
Integrating his passion for theater arts with a deep respect for martial arts, Charlie holds a BFA in Theater from Texas Wesleyan University and a Black Belt in Ju Jitsu. He has worked with such notables as Kevin Costner, Chuck Norris, Isabella Rossellini, Jason Reitman and Dennis Quaid and as a bodyguard has protected an A-list roster of generals, dignitaries and celebrities.
A proven and capable leader, Charlie excels in any job he has taken on in life. In every endeavor, he strives not only for success but to find the best lesson towards self-evolution. Whether he is coordinating car crashes, flying famous actors safely through the air, or teaching self-defense classes to police and military, he approaches every task with infectious enthusiasm.
Charlie motivates and inspires as a public speaker; delving into a variety of subjects such as “Hollywood 101”, “Awareness & Survival Tools”, and “Coping with Fear”. He especially enjoys assisting returning veterans in their transition back to civilian life and has created a workshop titled “Veterans Coming Home”.
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