Scott Edward Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is a British actor, producer, screenwriter and martial artist. He has played Russian prison fighter Yuri Boyka in the 2006 film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and its two sequels, Undisputed III: Redemption (2010) and Boyka: Undisputed (2016); Casey Bowman in the 2009 film Ninja and its 2013 sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear; and has appeared in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Doctor Strange, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2 and Zero Dark Thirty.
He played the main villains in Wolf Warrior and Ip Man 4 and a supporting villain in Doctor Strange.
Scott Edward Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, a town within Birmingham, England on 17 June 1976 into a family of butchers. He is of English descent, but his great-great-grandmother was of Spanish descent. He first became interested in martial arts at the age of ten, when he visited a local Judo club with his father and older brother. After being robbed at age 13, his interest in martial arts grew even more. That same year, he began to practice Taekwondo, receiving his black belt at the age of 19. Since the age of 16, Scott also started to practice Kickboxing with Anthony Jones, eventually becoming a kickboxing instructor for the Professional Karate Association (PKA). Scott Adkins also has experience in Ninjutsu, Krav Maga, Karate, Wushu, Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Acrobatic Gymnastics.