Le Mans, Steve McQueen, the King of Cool, weaves his sky-blue Gulf Porsche with start number 20 through the accident-strewn landscape of the twenty-four-hour race. He, too, is battling for victory. As a young man, Chad McQueen also wanted to become as renowned an actor as his idolized father. His most famous role was in The Karate Kid , but major success as an actor would elude him. His most fervent wish from those carefree days of childhood in France in stayed with him for decades: one day he would enter Le Mans, the real twenty-four-hour classic, as a driver. The dream died on January 7, , on the racetrack at Daytona Beach in Florida.
Contribute to This Page
Jump to navigation. Chad McQueen — the son of film legend Steve McQueen — looks back on the legendary race that put his dad on the map as both an actor and a filmmaker: the Le Mans Hour Race. You were on set with your father during the making of Le Mans. What was that like? When my dad was here making the movie, he shot around ten miles of footage. A huge amount.
Chadwick Steven McQueen born December 28, is an American actor, film producer, martial artist and race car driver. He is the only son of actor Steve McQueen. He has been married to Jeanie Galbraith since December 22, They have two children. He was previously married to Stacey Toten. He began racing dirt bikes by age nine and, in three years, would go on to win his class in the World Mini Grand Prix. He quickly moved on to auto racing, winning his first race: the Mini Le Mans event, a children-only track created on the set of the film Le Mans , when McQueen was ten years old.
He has been married to Jeanie Galbraith since December 22, They have two children. He was previously married to Stacey Toten. Sign In. Edit Chad McQueen. Showing all 24 items. He studied martial arts under Chuck Norris. Younger brother of Terry McQueen , who passed away at the age of