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Joseph Hyungmin Son (born November 22, 1971) is an American actor, and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

CareerEdit

Son was born in Korea but moved to California at an early age.[1] He is a retired MMA fighter remembered for his fight at UFC 4 where he lost to Keith Hackney. During the fight, Hackney repeatedly struck Son's groin (UFC had no rule against groin strikes at the time).[2] Son retired from MMA with a record of 0-4.[3] He then spent a brief time in professional wrestling in Japan, during which he faced Shinya Hashimoto.[4] Son was also Kimo Leopoldo's manager at UFC 3.[3]

Son is the founder and sole practitioner of the martial art Joe Son Do, a style Joe Son described as a hybrid of Taekwondo and Judo.[5]

Son is perhaps best known for his role in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, playing the character Random Task, a parody of James Bond henchman Oddjob.[6] He also appeared in several other movies, including Bloodfist V: Human Target.[4]

According to multiple news sources, in early October 2008, Son was charged by California authorities in relation to alleged participation in a gang rape in 1990. Son has not made any public comment on the case.[7][5][3]

MMA Record Edit

0 wins, 4 losses.
Date Outcome Opponent Event Details Time Notes
7/20/2002 Loss Jukei Nakajima Pride The Best Vol.2 TKO Round 1, 0:54
4/12/2002 Loss Joe Moreira Xtreme Pankration 2 Submission Round 1
2/22/2002 Loss Yusuke Imamura Pride The Best Vol.1 Submission (Injured Elbow) Round 1, 0:33
12/16/1994 Loss Keith Hackney UFC 4 Submission (Front Strangle Choke/ Tapout due to groin blows) Round 1, 2:44

See alsoEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Joe Son. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-12-21.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hunt, Loretta (October 10, 2008). Joe Son Arrested on 1990 Gang Rape Charge. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on March 18, 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The MMA Mental Hall of Fame: Joe Son a.k.a. Random Task. ColinTimberlake.com (2009-01-17). Retrieved on 2009-12-21.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Austin Powers henchman faces life in prison. The Guardian (October 10, 2008). Retrieved on March 18, 2009.
  6. Liddy, Tom (2008-10-10). "Austin" Actor in Rape Bust. New York Post. Retrieved on 2009-12-21.
  7. 'Austin Powers' Actor Charged in Unsolved Gang Rape. FOXNews.com (October 10, 2008). Retrieved on March 18, 2009.

External linksEdit

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