1960-February 12, 2020
|Other names||Cheryl Wheeler, Cheryl M. Wheeler, Sheryl Wheeler, Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon|
|Occupation||Stuntwoman, martial artist, nutritionist|
|Spouse(s)||Shane Dixon (? - 30 June 1999), Lindsey Duncan|
Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon (1960-February 12, 2020) was an American stunt woman, stunt double, and stunt driver in the US movie industry. She has also been credited as Cheryl Wheeler-Duncan, Cheryl Wheeler, Cheryl M. Wheeler, and Sheryl Wheeler. She has been stunt double for Rene Russo, Kathleen Turner, and Goldie Hawn. She had two daughters, and with her husband, Lindsey Duncan, owned Genesis Today, Inc., a nutritional supplement company in Austin, Texas and a multi-level marketing offshoot called Genesis Pure. Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon Duncan Sanders died near Yellow Springs, Ohio, February 12, 2020.
1 Early years
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Cheryl Wheeler began studying Yoshukai Karate at fifteen years-old in Pensacola, Florida, with instructor Gerry Blanck. She began kickboxing when her instructor began training an amateur team, but her championship matches were considered professional, as she was paid for the work. Wheeler-Dixon also studied Judo, Aikido, and grapplingand trained for a while with kickboxer and actor Don Wilson. She is a three-time WKA World Kickboxing Champion with a record of 17-1-1 and a 2nd degree black belt in Yoshukai Karate.
Wheeler-Dixon began work in the film industry in 1987 and maintains an extensive filmography of stunt work in such films as Back to the Future Part II, Bird on a Wire, Die Hard 2, Lethal Weapon 3 and sequel Lethal Weapon 4, Demolition Man, The Thomas Crown Affair and Charlie's Angels. She provided martial arts training to Rene Russo for the Lethal Weapon film series. Wheeler-Duncan was inducted into Black Belt Magazine's Hall of Fame as 1996 Woman of the Year. With Chris Casamassa, she appeared on the cover and in a feature article in Black Belt Magazine in July 1997. Wheeler-Dixon received a Stunt Award for "Best Stunt Sequence" in the 2000 film of Charlie's Angels.
Wheeler-Dixon was injured during the filming of Back to the Future II when she shattered her face and right wrist in a fall and required reconstructive surgery. In April 2010, she was featured on the cover and wrote an article for Healthy Living Magazine. She also works as a "stuntnastics" instructor and stunt performer at The Stunt Ranch in Austin, Texas.
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