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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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Jul 26, 1957 In Hong Kong - China
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Wing Chun
Latest Project:
Movie The Bodyguard 2016-04-01
Known For
Poster of Kung-Fu Master
Poster of Picture of a Nymph
Poster of Righting Wrongs
Poster of Wing Chun
Series Wing Chun Unknown 2020
Series The Academy Unknown 2020
Series Real Kung Fu Unknown 2020
Series The Ultimate Crime Fighter Unknown 2020
Movie The Bodyguard Police director Zhang 2016-04-01
Movie Saga of the Phoenix Peacock 2015-11-15
Movie Sifu vs. Vampire Master Charlie Chiang 2014-10-16
Movie Tai Chi Hero Master Li 2013-04-30
Movie Empire of Assassins Tan Zhong 2011-07-05
Movie Imperial Bodyguard 2011-09-20
Movie My Kingdom Master Yu Shengying 2011-09-09
Movie The Legend Is Born: Ip Man Ng Chung So 2010-06-24
Movie Kung-Fu Master 2010-06-08
Movie Just Another Pandora's Box Liu Bei 2010-03-18
Movie Turning Point CIP Xian Sir 2009-08-13
Movie Fight for Love 2007-01-01
Movie Legend of Twin Dragons Leung Jan 2007-01-01
Movie Rob-B-Hood Inspector Steve Mok 2006-09-28
Movie Enter the Phoenix Georgie Hung's father 2004-04-08
Movie Boxer's Story Wah Sang 2004-01-01
Movie No Problem 2 Lam Kau 2002-02-06
Movie The Avenging Fist Thunder 2001-12-07
Movie Bruce Lee in G.O.D. Himself (archive footage) 2000-11-25
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Movie Millennium Dragon Ma Sar 2000-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan: My Stunts Himself 1999-03-30
Movie A Man Called Hero Boss of China House 1999-07-17
Movie Top Fighter Himself (Archive Footage) 1999-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie The Path of the Dragon Himself (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Hero Tam See 1997-01-01
Movie The Hunted Hunter Lin Yue-Feng 1997-10-30
Movie The Hero of Swallow Li San 1996-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself (archive footage) 1996-08-30
Movie Dragon from Shaolin Chung Yat Shan/Little Dragon 1996-07-05
Movie Tough Beauty and the Sloppy Slop Li Chin Tang 1995-12-15
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 Himself 1995-07-22
Movie Don't Give a Damn Rambo Wong Yuk-Man 1995-02-17
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie Deadful Melody Lui Lun 1994-01-08
Movie Circus Kids Lo Yi Tung/Han 1994-10-09
Movie Kickboxer Lau Chat 1993-02-06
Movie Kin chan no Cinema Jack 1993-05-22
Movie The Sword Stained with Royal Blood Constable Yuen Shing Chi 1993-11-25
Movie Shogun and Little Kitchen Tang Ta Chi 1992-03-19
Movie A Kid from Tibet Lo Ba Wong La 1992-01-10
Movie Once Upon a Time in China Leung Foon 1991-08-15
Movie The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself 1990-01-01
Movie License to Steal Swordsman 1990-11-01
Movie Shanghai Shanghai Little Tiger 1990-01-20
Movie The Iceman Cometh Fong Sau-Ching 1989-08-12
Movie Miracles Beggar 1989-06-15
Movie Peacock King Kông Chùe 1988-12-10
Movie Painted Faces Himself 1988-09-16
Movie On the Run Hsiang Ming 1988-11-15
Movie Picture of a Nymph Shih Erh 1988-03-18
Movie Dragons Forever Timothy Tung Tak-Biao 1988-02-11
Movie Eastern Condors Man Yen (Rat) Chieh 1987-07-09
Movie Project A II Captain Tzu [archive footage] 1987-10-01
Movie Mr. Vampire 2 Yen / Jen 1986-08-15
Movie Rosa 'Little monster' Hsia 1986-06-20
Movie Righting Wrongs Jason Chan/Hsai Ling-Cheng 1986-11-27
Movie Millionaires Express Fire Chief Tsao Cheuk Kin 1986-01-30
Movie Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars Ricky Fung 1985-08-15
Movie My Lucky Stars Ricky Fung 1985-02-10
Movie Mr. Vampire Hopping corpse 1985-11-07
Movie Those Merry Souls Chiu Chi-Lung 1985-01-01
Movie Pom Pom Truck Driver 1984-02-22
Movie Wheels on Meals David 1984-08-17
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Project A Captain Tzu 1983-12-22
Movie The Champions Lee Tung 1983-10-11
Movie Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain Ti Ming Chi 1983-02-05
Movie Winners & Sinners CID Agent 1983-01-01
Movie The Victim Background fighter/Double 1982-06-01
Movie Carry on Pickpocket Man at bank [cameo] 1982-03-31
Movie Dreadnaught Mousy 1981-03-26
Movie The Prodigal Son Leung Chang 1981-11-10
Movie Game of Death II Blue staff monk 1981-03-21
Movie Bat without Wings [Cameo] (unconfirmed) 1980-12-11
Movie The Young Master Number Four 1980-02-09
Movie Spooky Encounters 1980-12-24
Movie Knockabout Yipao 1979-04-12
Movie The Magnificent Butcher Foon 1979-12-19
Movie Game of Death Billy Lo 1979-06-08
Movie The Vengeful Beauty Flying Guillotine at bamboo trees 1978-03-11
Movie Amsterdam Connection [extra] (unconfirmed) 1978-05-24
Movie Flying Guillotine II Lama Monk Guard 1978-01-19
Movie My Darling Gals 1978-06-07
Movie Swordsman and Enchantress Mrs Lian's bodyguard 1978-08-11
Movie Warriors Two Thunder's men 1978-12-28
Movie Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog Casino fighter 1978-07-21
Movie Spiritual Kung Fu Master of the Five Fists 1978-11-23
Movie Enter the Fat Dragon Thug 1978-07-13
Movie My Kung Fu Master Stuntman on movie set 1978-07-12
Movie The Fatal Flying Guillotines [Extra] 1977-01-01
Movie Hero of the Wild Sword and Knife Man 1977-01-01
Movie The Dragon, The Odds 1977-01-01
Movie Deadly Angels Night club thug 1977-03-30
Movie Snuff Bottle Connection Fighter in restaurant 1977-01-01
Movie Broken Oath One of Qi's men 1977-12-03
Movie To Kill a Jaguar Mr Kam's thug/Lau Wing's double 1977-07-23
Movie Soul Brothers of Kung Fu [Extra] 1977-10-19
Movie The Amsterdam Kill 1977-12-26
Movie The Shaolin Plot Fighter in the school 1977-04-06
Movie Death Duel Bully's thug at tavern 1977-07-06
Movie The Secret Rivals 2 1977-04-20
Movie The Invincible Armour Assassin 1977-06-29
Movie Jade Tiger [Extra] 1977-05-07
Movie The Himalayan [Extra] 1976-02-20
Movie Hot Potato Rangoon's Henchman (uncredited) 1976-04-09
Movie The Magic Blade [Extra] 1976-07-10
Movie Brotherhood San He Tang's gangster 1976-07-20
Movie Challenge of the Masters Master Pang's student 1976-05-07
Movie Shaolin Wooden Men Troublemaker at tavern 1976-10-10
Movie Hand of Death [Extra] 1976-07-15
Movie The Secret Rivals Russian's student 1976-06-18
Movie The Man from Hong Kong [Extra] 1975-07-31
Movie The Gambling Syndicate Casino thug 1975-04-19
Movie The Valiant Ones 1st Pirate in contest 1975-02-19
Movie Cheung Po Chai Thug 1975-01-01
Movie Paris Killers [Extra] 1974-01-01
Movie The Big Showdown [Extra] 1974-01-03
Movie Wits to Wits [Extra] 1974-05-22
Movie Super Kung Fu Kid [Extra] 1974-07-05
Movie The Tournament Student 1974-09-28
Movie Stoner Thug at temple 1974-02-08
Movie Virgins of the Seven Seas [Extra] 1974-06-21
Movie This Time I'll Make You Rich 1974-06-14
Movie The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung Chow's thug 1973-03-31
Movie The Rendezvous of Warriors [Extra] 1973-05-02
Movie Supermen Against the Orient Thug 1973-11-29
Movie Enter the Dragon Tournament fighter 1973-08-17
Movie Death Blow Street thug 1973-09-22
Movie When Taekwondo Strikes Japanese [extra] 1973-09-09
Movie The Master of Kung Fu Wong's student 1973-09-12
Movie Freedom Strikes a Blow [Extra] 1973-12-31
Movie Fist of Fury Susuki's student who spar with Petrov 1972-03-22
Movie Hapkido Black Bear Student 1972-10-01
Movie The 14 Amazons Yang soldier (in final fight) 1972-07-27
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) Seven Little Tigers 1966-08-30
Movie The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) Child 1966-08-23