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Actors and Martial Artists Robert Parham and Chyna McCoy

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Welcome to N the Queue with Arlene Barshinger and Mark A Johnston.

On this episode we have two amazing actors and martial artists, Robert Parham and Chyna McCoy.

Robert Parham is an retired American kickboxer and former five time World Kickboxing Champion and former four time Sport Karate Champion. The award-winning martial artist has claimed world kickboxing titles in five weight classes — middleweight in 1994, super middleweight in 1996, light heavyweight in 1995 and 1997, cruiserweight in 1997 and heavyweight in 2001. In 1999, Robert was a feature participant in the inaugural show of the TV series "The Toughman World Championship on FX". He made it to the finals and lost a hotly disputed decision to the local favorite. Robert has been inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame [4][full citation needed], the Masters Hall of Fame [5], the USA Hall of Fame and the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his martial arts accomplishments. Robert is now acting, with minor roles in movies such as "Bad Faith", "The Insider (film)" "Hand to Hand". He had his breakthrough starring role in the movie short "Buster Jones".

Andre "Chyna" McCoy, a skilled Martial Artist, was given the Honor to get his first Mainstream job, as a the Action, Fight & Stunt double for Lawrence Fishburne as Morpheus in the movie “THE MATRIX”. Chyna would later go on once again for the same role in MATRIX RELOADED. Afterwards, Chyna went on to act in Independent (one-liner) films, until he locked down bigger leading roles, which showcased his martial arts and acting skills. In 2005, Chyna Won (The Next Action Breakout Star) Award for his achievements on the silver screen.