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Yuen Biao

Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan,Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as well. And now he is receiving a cult following due to word of mouth. Born of his parents Ha Kwong-Tai (father) and Ha Sau-Ying. Yuen Biao was first enrolled in the China Drama Academy at the age of 5 (he was the youngest there). He met Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Jackie Chan while attending the Academy. Jackie Chan took him under his wing, and they became lifelong friends. Yuen Biao stayed at the Academy until the age of 16 where he moved with Master Jim-Yuen to America. However, two years later he came back, citing there were no opportunities for Chinese martial artists to star in American films. After being in some bit part roles in films such as Stoner se déchaîne à Hong Kong (1974) (aka Stoner), Shing le fantastique Mandchou (1976) (aka Hand of Death), he didn't receive his first major breakthrough role until Sammo Kam-Bo Hung cast him in Za jia xiao zi (1979) (aka Knockabout). However, his first role which gave him full exposure and established his status as a A-list star was Bai ga jai (1981) (aka The Prodigal Son), which also starred and was directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. After that, 'Jackie Chan' cast him in the classic Le marin des mers de Chine (1983) (aka Project A). After starring in some other films with Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and/or Jackie Chan, he decided to go his own way and to forge his own career to get out of the shadows of Jackie Chan and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. He met his future wife DiDi Phang Sau-Ha in 1984 while working as a stunt coordinator on the film DiDi Phang was working on: Tai fong siu sau (1982) (aka Carry On Pickpocket). They have two children. His daughter Yi-Bui was born in 1986 and his son Ming-Tsak in 1988. The film Mong ming yuen yeung (1988) (aka On The Run) confirmed his abilities as a brilliant actor as his portrayal as a married man seeking vengeance for his wife's brutal murder was critically acclaimed. The following year he starred in probably his best film, Ji dong ji xia (1989) (aka The Iceman Cometh), in which he starred with acclaimed actress Maggie Cheung. The film is regarded as a cult classic and is remembered not only for the fantastic fighting scenes and hilarious comedy, but also the wonderful acting of Biao Yuen and Maggie Cheung and the wonderful simmering sexual chemistry between them. After starring in the acclaimed Il était une fois en Chine 1 (1991) (aka Once Upon a Time in China, in which most of his scenes were cut), he directed his first movie (Xi Zang xiao zi (1992). aka A Kid From Tibet), in which he also starred. In 1994, he worked for the first time in years, withSammo Kam-Bo Hung in the gloriously titled Mou mian bei (1995) (aka Don't Give a Damn). In recent years, Yuen Biao has complained of poor scripts, so he appears in films sparsely nowadays. He also has a second home in Canada where he spends most of time pursuing his hobby of golf. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Rehan Yousuf 


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Born:
Jul 26, 1957 In Hong Kong - China
Movie/TV Credits:
93
First Appeared:
In the series Wing Chun
Latest Project:
Series 學警雄心 2018
Known For
Poster of 功夫大師
Poster of Picture of a Nymph
Poster of Zhi fa xian feng
Poster of Wing Chun
Filmography
Series 學警雄心 Unknown 2018
Series The Ultimate Crime Fighter Unknown 2018
Series Wing Chun Unknown 2018
Series Real Kung Fu Unknown 2017
Movie 我的特工爷爷 Police director Zhang 2016-04-01
Movie Sifu vs. Vampire Master Charlie Chiang 2014-10-16
Movie Tai Chi Hero Master Li 2012-10-25
Movie Da wu sheng Master Yu Shengying 2011-09-08
Movie 禦前侍衛 2011-09-20
Movie 越光宝盒 Liu Bei 2010-03-18
Movie Yip Man chinchyun Ng Chung So 2010-06-24
Movie 功夫大師 2010-06-08
Movie Legend Of Twin Dragons 2007-01-01
Movie Fight for Love 2007-01-01
Movie Bo bui gai wak Inspector Steve Mok 2006-09-28
Movie Da lao ai mei li Georgie Hung's father 2004-04-08
Movie Chek ji kuen wong 2004-01-01
Movie 無問題2 Lam Kau 2002-02-06
Movie 拳神 Thunder 2001-12-07
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Movie Hong qiang dao ying Ma Sar 2000-01-01
Movie 中華英雄 Boss of China House 1999-07-17
Movie 成龍的傳奇 Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Ma Yong Zhen Tam See 1997-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar (archive footage) 1996-08-30
Movie Long zai Shaolin Chung Yat Shan/Little Dragon 1996-07-05
Movie San tau jin zi lei saam Li San 1996-01-01
Movie Mou mian bei Rambo Wong Yuk-Man 1995-02-17
Movie Tough Beauty and the Sloppy Slop Li Chin Tang 1995-12-15
Movie Top Fighter Himself (Archive Footage) 1995-06-15
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie Circus Kids Lo Yi Tung/Han 1994-10-09
Movie Huang Fei-Hong zhi gui jiao qi Lau Chat 1993-02-06
Movie Liu zhi qin mo Lui Lun 1993-01-01
Movie Xin bi xue jian Constable Yuen Shing Chi 1993-11-25
Movie Huo tou fu xing 1992-03-19
Movie Xi Zang xiao zi Lo Ba Wong La 1992-01-10
Movie 黃飛鴻 Leung Fu 1991-08-15
Movie Long feng zei zhuo zei Swordsman 1990-11-01
Movie Luan shi er nu Little Tiger 1990-01-20
Movie The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie 急凍奇俠 Fong Sau-Ching 1989-08-12
Movie 奇蹟 Begger 1989-06-15
Movie Kujaku ô Kông Chùe 1988-12-10
Movie Mong ming yuen yeung Hsiang Ming 1988-11-15
Movie Picture of a Nymph Shih Erh 1988-03-18
Movie Fei lung mang jeung Timothy Tung Tak-Biao 1988-02-11
Movie Dung fong tuk ying Man Yen (Rat) Chieh 1987-07-09
Movie Rosa 'Little monster' Hsia 1986-06-20
Movie 富貴列車 Fire Chief Tsao Cheuk Kin 1986-01-30
Movie 殭屍家族 Yen / Jen 1986-08-15
Movie Zhi fa xian feng Jason Chan/Hsai Ling-Cheng 1986-11-27
Movie 時來運轉 Chiu Chi-Lung 1985-01-01
Movie 福星高照 Ricky Fung 1985-02-10
Movie 夏日福星 Ricky Fung 1985-08-15
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Shen yong shuang xiang pao Truck Driver 1984-02-22
Movie 快餐車 David 1984-08-17
Movie A計劃 Captain Tzu 1983-12-22
Movie Boh ngau Lee Tung 1983-10-11
Movie Zu: The Warriors from the Magic Mountain Ti Ming Chi 1983-02-05
Movie 奇謀妙計五福星 CID Agent 1983-01-01
Movie 勇者無懼 Mousy 1981-03-26
Movie 敗家仔 Leung Chang 1981-11-10
Movie 鬼打鬼 1980-12-24
Movie 師弟出馬 Number Four 1980-02-09
Movie Lin Shi Rong Foon 1979-12-19
Movie 雜家小子 Yipao 1979-04-12
Movie Can ku da ci sha Lama Monk Guard 1978-01-19
Movie 老虎田雞 Casino fighter 1978-01-01
Movie 血芙蓉 Flying Guillotine at bamboo trees 1978-03-11
Movie 拳精 Master of the Five Fists 1978-11-23
Movie 贊先生與找錢華 Thunder's men 1978-12-28
Movie 死亡遊戲 Billy Lo 1978-03-23
Movie Zhuang ju zai yu Niu gan yan 1977-01-01
Movie Broken Oath One of Qi's men 1977-12-03
Movie 大武士與小票客 Sword and Knife Man 1977-01-01
Movie 鷹爪鐵布衫 Assassin 1977-06-29
Movie San shao ye de jian Bully's thug at tavern 1977-07-06
Movie 陰陽血滴子 1977-01-01
Movie 密宗聖手 [Extra] 1976-02-20
Movie 陸阿采與黃飛鴻 1976-05-07
Movie 少林門 [Extra] 1976-07-15
Movie Shao Lin mu ren xiang Troublemaker at tavern 1976-10-10
Movie 忠烈圖 1st Pirate in contest 1975-02-19
Movie Zhong tai quan tan sheng si zhan Student 1974-09-28
Movie 鐵金剛大破紫陽觀 Thug 1974-02-08
Movie Ma tou da jue dou [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie Enter the Dragon Tournament fighter 1973-08-17
Movie 刁手怪招 Chow's thug 1973-03-31
Movie Meng hu dou kuang long 1973-01-04
Movie Tou du ke 1973-01-01
Movie 合氣道 Black Bear Student 1972-10-01