Famous for his roles in the 1990s martial arts films Fist of Legend (as General Fujita) and Tai Chi Boxer (as Wong), this screen actor and World Kickboxing Association champion appeared in several other Jackie Chan and Jet Li films.
His early screen credits include roles in the 1980s action films Eastern Condors and Dragons Forever.
He ended his acting career after appearing in the 2006 movie Dragon in Fury.
Born Chow Bei-lei in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he was raised in a family of Hong Kong descent.
He and Hong Kong pop singer and actor Jacky Cheung both appear in the 1995 movie Meltdown (alternate title: High Risk).