It is always interesting to find Tai Chi being featured in movies or on television, especially when being performed by the main actors.
During the late 1980’s and the early 1990’s, the television show “MacGyver” was very popular. The series starred American actor Richard Dean Anderson. He became well known in the United States and internationally due to the success of the TV show. As a result of his fame, Anderson has appeared in numerous commercials promoting various products.
The Vitalon Foods Company of Taiwan produced a series of advertisements to promote their vitamin enriched sports beverage, Super Supau, and they chose Richard Dean Anderson as their spokesperson because of his tremendous popularity in Taiwan as MacGyver.
Five commercials were produced, featuring several different sports or adventures including bicycling, repairing a jeep, rescuing a speed boat, tai chi, and jogging. In addition, a clip for Taiwanese television featured a behind-the-scenes glimpse during the filming of the commercials.
Quote from Richard Dean Anderson Website
It is always interesting to find Tai Chi being featured in movies or on television, especially when being performed by the main actors. Check out some of the other examples that we have found by clicking here: Tai Chi in Film and Television
If you have found any appearances of Tai Chi in film or television we would like to know!