Wild west martial arts fighter who gained fame on TV's Kung Fu and starred in Kill Bill. His performance in North and South earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He studied music and composition at San Francisco State College.
In 1997, he received a gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He married five times and had three children. His father was actor John Carradine.
He played Bill, the targeted villain of Uma Thurman's character The Bride in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2.