Hungary born British-Australian former heavyweight boxer Joe Bugner is also an actor who is most known for playing the role of Bison's Torturer in Steven E. de Souza’s 1994 action film ‘Street Fighter’. The film, based on the video game series of the same name, starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia and was a commercial success despite receiving negative reviews from critics. Before this, he began working in films in the late 1970s and worked in the Italian film ‘Lo chiamavano Bulldozer’ (‘They Called Him Bulldozer’; as Orso) in 1978. This was followed by more films like ‘Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre’, ‘I'm for the Hippopotamus’ (both 1979), ‘Buddy Goes West’ (1981), ‘Sher Mountain Killings Mystery’ (1990) and ‘Fatal Bond’ (1991). During this period, he also worked in an episode each of tv series ‘Delta House’ (as Wade Klingem; 1979), ‘Hey Dad..!’ (as Joe Bugner; 1992) and ‘Time Trax’ (as Primo; 1993) as well as a couple of episodes of tv series ‘A Country Practice’ (as Ivan Mann; 1992). In 1988, he also played the role of Crusher' Harris in the television movie ‘The Rocks’.
After working in ‘Street Fighter’, Joe Bugner continued to work in other films and television projects. On television, he was seen in an episode each of series ‘Roar’ (as Murrough Leader #1; 1997), ‘Pizza’ (as Barman; 2000) and ‘The Lost World’ (as Trustee; 2001) as well as two episodes of the miniseries ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (as Boxer; 1999). Additionally, he appeared as himself in the tv movie documentary ‘When Boxing Ruled the World’ (2001) and tv series ‘Bert's Family Feud’ (2006) too. In 2009, he became a part of the British reality series ‘I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!’. He was eliminated from the show on day 16.
Joe Bugner’s film credits since the year 2000 include the comedy ‘Walk the Talk’ (2000), the comedy crime thriller ‘Gettin' Square’ (2003), the crime comedy ‘The Baby Juice Express’ (2004) and the horror thriller ‘Bad Behaviour’ (2010). In 2004 and 2008 respectively, he became part of two short films titled ‘The New Boots’ and ‘Bleeders’.
Along with several other skilled soldiers, Colonel William Guile fight against the tyrannical General Bison, whose vicious plan is to turn a captive into a mutant, in order to achieve his plan of world domination.