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Encyclopedia > Yuen Biao

Yuen Biao (Chinese: 元彪; pinyin: Yuán Biāo) (born 26 July 1957) is a Chinese actor from Hong Kong. He specializes in martial arts. He is one of the Seven Little Fortunes. In 1984, Yuen married DiDi Phang Sau-Ha. They have two children. Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... The Seven Little Fortunes (七小福) were the best of the Peking Opera School. ...



Born Hsia Ling-Jun (夏令正) in Hong Kong, Yuen was the fifth child in a family of eight children. He studied at the Peking Opera School between the ages of five to 16, after which he left to pursue a career in the Hong Kong film industry. In 1973, Yuen became a stunt double for Bruce Lee. He was one of the "fake" Bruce Lee's in Game of Death, doing the acrobatics and stunts that the Bruce Lee "body double" (Taekwondo expert, Tai Chung Kim) was unable to perform. Yuen continued working as a stuntman, doubling for actors in Hong Kong action films. In the late 1970's and early 80's, thanks to his good friends and former classmates, Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan, he also began working as an actor. After his lead role debut in Knockabout in 1978, he starred in several successful films in the early '80's, notably The Prodigal Son (directed by Sammo Hung) and Dreadnaught (directed by Yuen Woo-ping). He later co-starred alongside his Peking Opera "brothers", Chan and Hung, in Project A, Wheels on Meals and Dragons Forever, and also appeared in smaller roles in films such as Hung's Lucky Stars trilogy. The Peking Opera School was located in Hong Kong. ... Bruce Lee (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ XiÇŽolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese American martial artist, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of the twentieth century. ... Game of Death (Chinese: 死亡遊戲) was the film Bruce Lee had planned to be the demonstration piece of his martial art Jeet Kune Do. ... Body Double is a 1984 film by directed Brian De Palma. ... Taekwondo (also spelled tae kwon do or taekwon-do) is a martial art and combat sport originating in Korea. ... Kim Tai-Jung is a Korean born expert in Taekwondo. ... A stunt performer is someone who performs dangerous stunts. ... Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industrys global fame. ... Sammo Hung (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese: Hung4 Gam1 Bou2) (born January 7, 1952) is a Chinese actor, producer and director known for his work in many Kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. ... Chan Kong-Sang, (陳港生) also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (陳成龍) or Jackie Chan SBS (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, script writer, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Yuen Woo-ping on the set of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yuen. ... Jackie Chans Project A (aka. ... Wheels on Meals (Kwai tsan tseh) is a 1984 Hong Kong action film starring Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao as Thomas and David, two men who run a fast food van in Barcelona. ... Dragons Forever is a 1988 action movie made in Hong Kong. ... Lucky Stars (or Five Lucky Stars) was a Hong Kong action comedy film series in the 1980s and 90s, blending Chinese martial arts with bawdy comedy. ...

During his early acting period, he adopted the anglicised name Bill Yuen for use on the Hong Kong films that were released internationally. However, recognising the growing success of Jackie Chan, Golden Harvest were keen to give him a similar name, and on some international film prints, he was credited as Jimmy Yuen. Both anglicised names were later dropped.[1] Golden Harvest (Chinese: ) SEHK: 1132 is a film production, distribution and exhibition company based in Hong Kong. ...

Yuen's acting roles waned somewhat in the early 1990's, but films such 1997's Hero and 1999's A Man Called Hero saw him return to the big screen. During this time he started to concentrate more on television work and took lead roles in the series Righteous Guards and The Legend of A Chinese Hero in 1998. In 2000, Yuen went to the United States to work with Jackie Chan as the fight choreographer on Shanghai Noon. In 2001, he co-starred alongside Sammo Hung in The Avenging Fist. Yuen also starred in a more comedic role in the 2002 Japan-HK film No Problem 2. He is best known for his acrobatic action scenes which often overshadow the work of his more famous co-stars, especially in films such as Eastern Condors (with Sammo Hung) and Dragons Forever. In most of his roles he plays inexperienced and foolish young men, or eccentrics caught up in the schemes of his co-stars. Stage Combat is a specialized method of physical theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat for theatrical productions (or any form of dramatic production, including film and television). ... Shanghai Noon is a 2000 movie starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson as Chans western sidekick. ... Dragons Forever is a 1988 action movie made in Hong Kong. ...

In 2005, Yuen starred in a TVB series called Real Kung Fu (aka Mr Chan Of Fu Shan) with Yuen Wah, Maggie Siu, Jacky Wu and one of Sammo Hung's sons, Timmy Hung. Television Broadcasts Limited (SEHK: 0511), commonly known as TVB, was the first over-the-air commercial television station in Hong Kong. ... Yuen Wah (元華, stage name, born September 2, 1950) is a Hong Kong action film director, choreographer, actor and stuntman who has starred in more than 60 movies since his first, Fist of Fury, in 1972. ... Maggie Siu Mei Kei (Chinese: 邵美琪) is a Hong Kong actress. ... Wu Jing (Chinese: , sometimes credited as Jason Wu or Jacky Wu, b. ...

In 2007 he finished filming another TV series, Wing Chun (a remake of the 1994 series that preceded the film Wing Chun) alongside Nicholas Tse, Sammo Hung and another of Hung's sons, Sammy Hung. Biao plays an elder version of the character Leung Tsan, the role he played 25 years earlier in The Prodigal Son, and father to Tse's character.[2] Wing Chun (Yong Chun) is a wuxia film made in Hong Kong in 1994. ... Nicolas Tse Ting Fung (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; born 29 August 1980 is a Hong Kong based singer and actor. ...

Filmography (as actor)

This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Game of Death (Chinese: 死亡遊戲) was the film Bruce Lee had planned to be the demonstration piece of his martial art Jeet Kune Do. ... Knockabout (Chinese:Za jia xiao zi) is a 1979 Hong Kong martial arts movie directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. ... Magnificent Butcher UK DVD cover. ... The Young Master is a 1980 Kung Fu film starring Jackie Chan which is notable for being the first film also directed and written by Jackie. ... Yong zhe wu ju (English title:Dreanaught) is a 1981 Hong Kong film directed by Woo-Ping Yuen and stars Yuen Biao. ... The Prodigal Son (Chinese title: Bai ga jai) is a 1982 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Sammo Hung in 1982. ... Jackie Chans Project A (aka. ... Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong film. ... My Lucky Stars is a 1985 Hong Kong movie, the sequel to Winners and Sinners and the prequel to many more follow ups. ... Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars UK DVD cover Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars is a 1985 Hong Kong action comedy film directed and co-written by Sammo Hung. ... Millionaires Express aka. ... Righting Wrongs (執法先鋒) is a 1986 action film starring Yuen Biao and Cynthia Rothrock and directed by Corey Yuen. ... The Setting Sun ) is a Japanese film released in 1992, based on a novel by Osamu Dazai. ... Yuen Wah in A Kid From Tibet A Kid from Tibet (西藏小子) is a Hong Kong action film starring three of the Seven Little Fortunes: Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah and Jackie Chan (only a cameo appearance). ... The Sword Stained with Royal Blood is a 1993 film of Hong Kong director Cheung Hoi-Jing starring Cheung Man and Yuen Biao. ... Shanghai Noon is a 2000 movie starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson as Chans western sidekick. ... Enter the Phoenix (Chinese: 大佬愛美麗, Daai lo oi mei lai, literally Big brother loves beauty) is a 2004 Hong Kong movie directed by Stephen Fung. ... Film Poster for Rob-B-Hood Cast of Project BB along with baby Matthew Rob-B-Hood (Chinese:寶貝計劃) is an Action, Comedy film starring Jackie Chan, currently on release across Asia. ...


  1. ^ Bey LoganWheels on Meals commentary track [DVD]. Hong Kong Legends.
  2. ^ Sammo Hung's official website. Retrieved on 2006-04-01.

Bey Logan (born 1963) is a respected expert on Asian cinema, particularly Hong Kong action cinema. ... Wheels on Meals (Kwai tsan tseh) is a 1984 Hong Kong action film starring Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao as Thomas and David, two men who run a fast food van in Barcelona. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... It has been suggested that April Fools Day be merged into this article or section. ...

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