Taimak Guarriello - "Bruce" Leroy Green

Taimak was born in Los Angeles, June 27 1964, to an Italian Father and a Black Mother. He was raised in New York City and Europe. He holds a 7th Degree Black Belt and has trained in Shoalin Kung Fu, Chinese Goju, Boxing, MMA, Aikido, Kickboxing, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu  and Fencing.  Taimak has been trained by world renown fighter and kung fu movie star Ron Van Clief and El Salvadoran Eddie Encarnacion just to name a few. Under Encarnacion's tutelage he won the New York State Kickboxing Championship. Taimak is pictured with Van Clief in the photo below.

If you came to this page you may be wondering, like I did for many years whatever happened to "Bruce" Leroy Green. Well years ago back in the mid to late 90's thanks to some internet searching and a few helpful visitors to my old website I tracked down, Taimak Guarriello, the star of the greatest of movie of all-time. Now he follows me on Twitter an Facebook and we chat once every once in a while. Among other things he has been directing, acting, teaching martial arts and helping people achieve their fitness goals. He continues to train and although he is approaching 50 he's still got the glow and looks like he could still take on Sho'nuff.  
Since The Last Dragon Taimak: 
  • directed & produced short film "I've Seen Things"
  • starred in over a dozen plays 
  • made appearance in Videos 
    • Janet Jackson's "Let's wait a While"
    • 36 Crazyfists "Bloodwork"
  • Cameo's on several TV shows including
    •  "A Different World" -see youtube link at bottom of the page
    •  "Ally McBeal"
    • "3rd Watch" 
    • "Beverly Hills 90210"
  • Martial Arts Choreographer and Instructor to the stars including: 
    • Gavin Rosedale on Bush's Video “Chemical Between Us"
    • Madonna as her martial arts coordinator on her 2001 Drowned World Tour
    • Debbie Allen
  • See outside links at bottom of page for more information and video on what Taimak was up to after The Last Dragon

    Taimak in Janet Jackson video

    I was quite proud that I was able to find him, seeing that back in the 90'sthere was barely any information on the net about The Last Dragon much less, Taimak. Now-a-days with the popularity of facebook, myspace, youtube, Wikipedia and the internet in general it's easy to find and keep up with the hero's of our past.
    In fact, I started a Last Dragon group on Facebook, and guess who joined the club, Taimak himself.
    See for yourself,  join The Last Dragon - The Greatest Movie of All Time Facebook Group.  Now he follows me on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram. He even adds his input to this site everyonce in a while. 

    In the summer of 2009 Taimak was inducted to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
    He has also put out a series of fitness DVDs titled "Taimak FIT (Find Inner Transformation)" That can be purchased from his official website listed below. 
    Taimak is very active on Twitter, Facebook & his official Website so I don't need to keep updating this section because you can get Taimak news right from Taimak. To keep up with his most recent news and maybe even chat with him follow and become a fan on Twitter and Facebook:

    • Taimak is directing, producing & starring in the Short Film "I've Seen Things"  by supporting the film you can get a classic "Bruce Leroy" picture signed by Taimak himself, a copy of the script signed by the entire cast, your name in the credits of the film and all kinds of other perks based on the size of your donation.  Visit Support Taimak's Short Film I've Seen Things to be a part of Taimak's project.

    December 2009

    • Taimak stars in the play "Last Life"  at the Brick Theater located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 575 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.  More Information...
    October 2009
    • Taimak will be Twitting live while his "Life After" special is on Sunday October 4th at 10:00pm. Follow along or join the conversation at http://www.twitter.com/tvonetv
    • Essence.com interview with Taimak posted Oct 2nd 2009. ESSENCE.COM: Taimak "Will you show me some moves?" Guarriello, where the heck have you been? read whole article...

    Video Hightlights from Taimak's TVOne Special "Life After"

    Sept 2009
    • Taimak's episode of "Life After" on TVONE will is set to air Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at 10:00pm.
    Aug 2009
     July 2009
    • Rumor has it that Taimak will have a role in the upcoming remake of The Last Dragon. Samuel L. Jacskon has already signed on to play Sho'Nuff,  but who will play Leroy, Vanity and Eddie Arcadian? The project is been headed up by Devon Franklin at Sony,  Berry Gordy's son Kerry Gordy, John Davis of Davis Entertainment, the RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and Dallas Jackson.  For more information go to The Last Dragon Remake section.
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