Competitive bodybuilder turned actor who appeared in
Known as the Chinese Hercules, he held the title of Mr. Hong Kong Bodybuilding Champion for a decade. He debuted in the 1970 film, The Wandering Swordsman.
His breakout role was the 1988 martial arts film, Bloodsport, in which he appeared opposite the-muscles-from-Brussels
He was born in Guangzhou, China and was named Yang Sze. His parents enrolled him in martial arts classes when he was 10.
He was a close friend to Bruce Lee, and after Lee's death he said, "I am privileged to have had the honor of calling him friend."