He studied at the Peking Opera School from age nine to age 16.
He became known to television audiences for his role as Sammo Law in Martial Law.
He married Jo Yun Ok and after their divorce, married Joyce Godenzi. He has four children: Timmy, Jimmy, Sammy and Stephanie.
He served as the fight choreographer for Jackie Chan 's 1985 movie, Fuk Sing go Jiu.