- Birth name:
- Date of Birth:
- 9 November 1952 Santa Cruz, California, USA
- 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Stephen Quadros is a martial arts expert, who has been a practitioner, teacher and trainer for over 15 years.He is also one of the world's leading martial arts and combat sports journalists. In 1998 he became a columnist and contributing editor for Black Belt magazine, a position he held for over 3 years, where his monthly column which he titled "FightSport" garnered him international attention. Black Belt felt strong enough about "Fightsport" (and Stephen) that they named an entire magazine after it and empowered him as editor. "Black Belt Presents: Fightsport, with Stephen Quadros" made its debut nationally in February 2002. (Quadros participated in the first year of the publication to get the magazine launched and established, then exited to concentrate on film, television and sports broadcasting.)Stephen is also co-author of "Bas Rutten's Big Books Of Combat", which some observers speculate may be the largest and most diverse martial arts instructional volumes ever!But he may be best known around the globe for his role as host and/or television commentator for some of the largest and most successful fight shows in the world including Showtime Network's two mixed martial art series: Strikeforce and Strikeforce Challengers, as well as Pride Fighting Championships and K-1.As an actor, Quadros has starred, guest-starred or co-starred in over 30 films and television shows, working with such Hollywood luminaries as Cuba Gooding Jr., Peter Falk, David Caruso, Blair Underwood, Traci Lords and Angela Lansbury.He appeared in and served as fight technical advisor for "Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)", starring Jet Li, Mark Dacascos and hip hop superstar DMX ("Cradle 2 The Grave" hit the theaters in February 2003 and went to #1). Additionally he choreographed one of the fight sequences in "Cradle".Mister Quadros was also fight choreographer and 2nd unit director for "Pit Fighter" (20th Century Fox) which was released in 2005. He was also fight technical advisor for "Exit Wounds" (2001) starring Steven Seagal and DMX, co-starred in "Sworn To Justice" with Black Belt hall of fame member Cynthia Rothrock and was the guest lead on a season premiere of the popular TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger" opposite martial arts icon Chuck Norris.