|Yuen Biao Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6¼ in|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1957|
|Spouse||Didi Pang Sau Ha|
Yuen Biao is a Hong Kongese actor and martial artist who has specialized in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts and has starred in several movies such as The Prodigal Son (1981), Wheels on Meals (1984), Righting Wrongs (1986) and Dragons Forever (1988). In his films along with playing the roles of the characters, he has often also worked as the stuntman and the action choreographer. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Real Kung Fu (2005). He has been regarded as one of the “Seven Little Fortunes” along with the Peking Opera School “brothers” at the China Drama Academy namely Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan.
Little Brother, Bill Yuen, Jimmy Yuen
Castle Peak Road, British Hong Kong, China
He resides in Hong Kong and has a 2nd home in Canada.
He attended the Peking Opera School named the China Drama Academy.
Actor, Martial Artist, Action Choreographer, Producer
- Father – Ha Kwong-tai
- Mother – Ha Sau-ying
- Siblings – He has 7 siblings and he is the 5th child.
He is represented by Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Ltd.
5 ft 6¼ in or 168 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
He has dated –
- Didi Pang Sau Ha (1984-Present) – He tied the knot with actress Didi Pang Sau Ha in 1984. They have a daughter named Ha Yi-pui (b. 1986) and a son named Ha Ming-chak (b. 1988).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Hong Kongese descent.
Yuen Biao Favorite Things
- Hobby – Playing golf
- Best Friends – Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Source – IMDb
Yuen Biao Facts
- He was raised in Hong Kong and he became a huge fan of martial artists and got inspired to follow the same path as that of his idols.
- Beginning from his early days at the China Drama Academy, he displayed a keen interest in learning Kung Fu and when he became a teenager, he excelled at it. Jackie Chan has affirmed that Biao was the fastest learner among them all and had the natural skills required for the art. He has added further that when he was asked to perform a backflip on his very first day at the academy, he surprised everyone by doing a perfect one on his very first attempt.
- “Yuen” was the surname of his master Yu Jim-yuen at the Peking Opera School. He has followed the custom of school graduates honoring their teacher by taking his name as their stage name. “Biao” stands for a youthful tiger in its prime.
- By the time Biao graduated from opera school, the demand for swordplay and Kung Fu performances was waning. That made graduates like him venture into the Hong Kong film industry giving rise to the now-classic, multi-genre modern action films of the 1980s. He had realized then that his teacher had taught him very useful and relevant things that are not done in regular schools. Yuen had learned opera that proved to be a great skill for the entertainment industry. He felt lucky that the public in Hong Kong took to the new kind of movies.
- Yuen has worn glasses since his adolescence and has kept them on in a few of his movies such as Wheels on Meals (1984), Mr. Vampire II (1986), and Dong an X Sha ren fan (1997).
- Biao has been one of the rare Hong Kongese performers who have a more devoted fan following in Japan than in their motherland.
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