Stuntman/Actor SIMON RHEE confirmed as Celeb Guest for Wheels and Waves in March…

If you don’t know the intensity, kindness and passion that is Simon Rhee… be sure to join us at WHEELS AND WAVES in MARCH.

And check out the 5MINUTE DRIVE episode that Fireball did with him several years ago in the CADILLAC ELR!

Simon Rhee is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do.

He is a World-Class Martial Artist known for his beautiful kicks and incredible forms, and is a many-time Grand Champion of the tournament circuit. Karate Illustrated noted that, “Simon Rhee has the prettiest kicks, most flashiest and picturesque Martial Arts techniques in the nation”.

He is world-renowned for his kicking abilities and for his incredible forms. His pictures have graced the covers of many Martial Arts magazines, and he has been involved in the movie industry as a Martial Artist, Stunt Coordinator, Fight Choreographer, and Instructor to many celebrities.

However, it is Master Rhee’s charming personality and skill for teaching which has made him loved and respected by all.

Master Rhee is a member of the International Stunt Association (2012 President), a 2 time winner of the Taurus World Stunt Awards (“Best Fight Scene”, 2002; “Best Fire Work”, 2007), and numerous Screen Actor’s Guild awards and nominations, having been involved in the film and television industry for over 30 years as an actor, stunt person, fight choreographer, 2nd unit director and stunt coordinator.

He has an extensive body work including motion pictures (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Terminator Genysis, Straight Outta Compton, Captain America, The Great Wall, The Lone Ranger, Gangster Squad, Red Dawn, The Muppets, Get Smart, Rush Hour 3, Best of the Best, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai, etc.), TV shows (Mistresses, Chuck, Face Off, Fear the Walking Dead, The Last Ship, Jessica Jones, Rush Hour, Heroes, Alias, Supergirl, Grimm, Bones, Sons of Anarchy, etc.), and commercials.

When he is not filming, he continues to enjoy teaching and training at his Woodland Hills TKD Training Center with his panel of Black Belts. Master Rhee has taught thousands of men, women and children the art of Tae Kwon Do for over 30 years.

Simon Rhee is a teacher’s teacher when it comes to Tae Kwon Do instruction and he has given many dynamic seminars to Martial Artists, Stunt people and, Black Belt Instructors worldwide.

5MINUTE DRIVE New Episode! This time, it’s Hollywood Stuntman SIMON RHEE & The 2014 Cadillac ELR… @cadillac @thesimonrhee #Stunt #Stuntman


Today’s episode was really cool as MASTER SIMON RHEE is one of the most recognized Stuntmen as well as Actor in Hollywood and a very serious long-time Martial Artist. And you’ll actually get some inside scoops on the new TERMINATOR GENESYS film coming! Also featured is Cadillac’s awesome 2014 ELR. Swoosh… never heard me comin’, baby. WATCH!

CONFIRMED! Stuntman/Actor SIMON RHEE on next week’s 5MINUTE DRIVE… @thesimonrhee @autofilmfest #stuntman @shadbalch


Now we’re bookin!’ Next week, 5MINUTE DRIVE (Ep33) will feature my good friend, past instructor and major Hollywood Stunt Icon SIMON RHEE. Simon’s credits are quite extraordinary and include THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, CAPTAIN AMERICA and the upcoming TERMINATOR: GENESIS. Seems like when Hollywood wants to get serious, they call Master Rhee. (I may be in trouble…)

And what will we be driving? Only GMC’s all new badass SIERRA DENALI. Big Truck for Big Stunts. 😉 We’ll be painting it orange and jumping canyons.

Upcoming! I’m taking the CADILLAC ELR to the AUTOMOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Monterey!


Today’s 5MD Episode is all #HollywoodStunts with @THESIMONRHEE & the Caddy ELR…


What’s happening @ THE FIREBALL PAD this Week? @Autofilmfest @Cadillac @TheSimonRhee @TelevisionFour @CarCastShow #Malibu #FilmFestival


Gonna be a crazy week coming up as each day is gonna get better and better! First up…

• Today we film with Master SIMON RHEE at his Dojo in Calabasas and then take the 2014 CADILLAC ELR for a spin… It’s a 5MINUTE DRIVE and it’s Episode 33!

5MINUTE DRIVE will soon be airing with TV4 and HULU, so Tuesday brings the meeting that puts it all together. More cars, more celebs, more coolness.

• Wednesday, I leave for Monterey for the 2nd Annual AUTOMOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. But in the afternoon, it’s THE LITTLE CAR SHOW in Pacific Grove. BIG THANKS to Cindy Meitle of CARPRUSA for putting this together!  I’ll have the Caddy on display there while I hand out the trophy winners for all the cool tiny cars. Should be a blast!

• Thursday the FESTIVAL begins with some incredible films like WHY WE RIDE, DEUCE OF SPADES and more for the premiere in downtown Monterey @ the Golden State Theater. Come by and say hi, see what’s up.

• Friday and Saturday brings a slew of films plus ADAM CAROLA and his Car Cast. He’ll be interviewing some greats like Patrick Dempsey and possible John Lassiter. Tons of films showing at the Theater and the Marriot across the street too.

• Sunday, I rocket the electric CADILLAC ELR back to the Malibu Fireball Pad so I can collapse like a sack of clams. BOOOOSHHH…

• What comes in Monday? Only FIAT’S 500E Electric Peanut. And it starts all over again, baby…




Ride of the Week: Cruising along PCH with Hollywood’s Kirk Taylor

It seems that nowadays, people want to tell their stories more often. Or maybe it’s just that, thanks to the web, they now can in a variety of ways. 

Long before Jerry Seinfeld’s car show, I did a thing called 5Minute Drive where I took celebs for drives in cool cars and got their stories. It was fun, unique and in-depth. And now, there are a multitude of shows online that are doing it.

So, it’s time to evolve.

When actor Kirk Taylor’s people reached out to me to do a Vlog episode about Taylor and an article here, I jumped as I always do. It’s fun to meet new creative people who are making a difference. So, we got together and this is how it went.

Taylor has been an actor for a long time and he’s been fortunate to have worked with some amazing people over the years. His first story involved Charles Bronson, where he played a heavy opposite to the massive gun toting vigilante in “Death Wish 3.” Bronson pushed him to get intense, resulting in a rifle-powered pistol blowing a Hollywood hole on Taylor. He was fine, but the leather jacket he was wearing was blown to smithereens.

“It nearly made me sick when I looked at what had become of the jacket,” mentioned Taylor. 

As we drove his 2017 Kia Niro up PCH, the last thing on our mind was stopping for gas, as it got 51 miles per gallon. So, we kept moving. 

Next up was an audition for Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” He told a hysterical story about getting shot in the rump that, although very funny, is not appropriate for this article so you’ll have to watch my Vlog, Episode 893. Yes, he got the job. 

Taylor’s stints as an actor also included the cult hit, “The Last Dragon” in which he was pulled from an extra to a fighting roll as one of Sho’nuff’s henchmen. Yes, that was the bad guy’s name: Sho’nuff. 

But nowadays, Taylor is doing a combination of acting, teaching acting and music — all of which landed him a roll opposite Chaka Khan in the upcoming musical film “Revival,” out this Easter. 

I got the sense that Taylor was a kind, gentle soul in the mix of Hollywood’s violent realm from the past. The same goes for most of my friends who are stuntmen to Hollywood’s elite, including Jeff Jensen, Stuart Wilson, Simon Rhee and many others. 

The tough, bad guys in film are always the kindest people I’ve ever met. And maybe it’s because they love cars, eh? 

Regardless, pretty sure that Taylor is still driving that 2017 Kia and hasn’t visited a gas station in the last two weeks or more. Times are a changin’ and gas stations may become a thing of the past. Will millennials not know what it’s like to fill ’er up? 

Big thanks to Taylor for hanging out with me and cruising Malibu’s scenic PCH. We hit Latigo for some beach time and had a blast. If you’re an agent or in PR, send me your celeb peeps and we’ll do the same.

And be on the lookout for Taylor in his upcoming film, where he sings a solid tune. Sho’nuff.

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Next week on the VLOG… Bad Guy, Villain, Acclaimed Actor PATRICK KILPATRICK

With a name like Patrick Kilpatrick, it seems just by adding one letter more… KILLPATRICK, it would explain in detail what this guy does.

Patrick dies… for a living. As an actor in so many films that I stopped counting, and a face that you’d recognize from just about every action film I can remember, it’s with great pleasure and gratitude that I welcome him to the Vlog World next week. We’ll be driving his Jag up PCH here in the Bu as we have so many times with others like Tony Dow and Jonathan Banks.

And as it seems to be a running trend with me nowadays that I’ve become friends with some of Hollywood’s elite Fall Guys (Jeff Jensen, Stuart Wilson, Simon Rhee, Diane Petersen and more…) it makes sense to drive with Patrick and talk dying. As they say in the world of stunts… “Fall down, pick up check.”

Plus, Pat’s got a new book out. Pick up a copy and you’ll see what I’m talkin’ about.

Stay tuned to the Vlog and don’t forget to pick up a copy of our new Hollywood-Inspired SHARKS Coloring Book!



JOHN PAUL DEJORIA AT WHEELS AND WAVES MALIBU – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 764 – After an amazing Baby Shower for Fireball’s kids, Wheels and Waves in Malibu welcomes the likes of Stuntman Simon Rhee and Billionaire John Paul DeJoria.


WHEELS AND WAVES #18 is this Sunday…!

Don’t miss this Sunday’s WHEELS AND WAVES at The Malibu Country Mart!

Cancel whatever you have… say “no” to whom ever you have to… and bring your car to the “BEST CARS & COFFEE IN LA!”

Why? Well, because we get the likes of Keanu Reeves, Dick Van Dyke, Johnny Banks and tons of other celebs! But…

…if you don’t come, I’ll have to drink all the coffee myself, probably get arrested for running in circles screaming “Life is So Awesome!” and playing with all the free Hot Wheels I’m gonna give you guys. Plus, Stuntman SIMON RHEE will be there and he’ll probably throw me off a building as a demonstration. Seriously.

Oh, oh, and if I DO get arrested, someone call Kathie ’cause I’ll probably leave my phone in the back of the Cop Car… after I throw up all the coffee.

Or… you could just come to the show and help me avoid all that?

Fireball’s WHEELS AND WAVES Cars & Coffee Show is this Sunday!

Yup! Rain of Shine, Fireball’s WHEELS AND WAVES Car Show is on! (If it rains, we may just be doin’ the Java…) But if the sun peaks, then it’s FREE COFFEE, FREE HOT WHEELS, Celebrity Guest SIMON RHEE and a SURPRISE!

This month’s Coffee Sponsor is MAGMOTORS!