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Bolo Yeung is a Actor Hongkongais born on 3 july 1946 at Guangzhou (Chine)

Bolo Yeung

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Birth name Yang Sze
Nationality Hong kong
Birth 3 july 1946 (76 years) at Guangzhou (Chine)

Yang Sze (simplified Chinese: 杨斯; traditional Chinese: 楊斯; pinyin: Yáng Sī; Jyutping: Yeung4 Si1; born 3 July 1946 in Guangzhou), better known as Bolo Yeung, is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. Primarily cast as the villain in the movies in which he stars, he is best known for his performances as Bolo in Enter the Dragon, as Chong Li in Bloodsport, and for his numerous appearances and long-spanning career in the martial arts filmography for Hong Kong's motion picture industry.


Bolo began his martial arts training at the age of 10 in Guangzhou, where he studied under several kung fu masters. Growing up, he took an interest in bodybuilding, and later became Mr. Hong Kong bodybuilding champion. He held the title for ten years. Because of his impressively muscular physique, he was chosen for several bad guy roles in films produced by Shaw Brothers Studios, such as The Heroic Ones, The Deadly Duo, Angry Guest and others. He left Shaw Brothers in 1971.

Bolo met Bruce Lee while the two were filming a Winston cigarettes commercial. A friendship emerged and Bruce invited him to star in Enter the Dragon, where he became known as "Bolo", the name of the character he portrayed. The two became close friends during the filming of Enter the Dragon, where Bruce and Bolo worked very closely on technique training. Bolo once stated in an interview, many years after Lee's death, "There will never be another Bruce Lee; and I am privileged to have had the honor of calling him friend."

During the 1970s and '80s, Bolo starred in numerous kung fu films, but his breakout film was Bloodsport, based on the allegedly true story of Frank Dux. Shot on a $US 1.5 million budget, it became a US box-office hit in the spring of 1988. Jean-Claude Van Damme had the leading role as Frank Dux, while Bolo Yeung played the role of Chong Li. A strong friendship formed between the two actors on the set of Bloodsport; and Van Damme wanted no one but Bolo to play opposite him in his film (Double Impact) set in the Orient.

Canadian action film actor, director and producer Jalal Merhi met Bolo in Hong Kong while shooting his first film Fearless Tiger, then again on the set of Double Impact. Jalal was impressed with his personality and ability, and decided to create a part specifically for Bolo. Later Merhi worked with Yeung on more films such as Tiger Claws, TC 2000 and Tiger Claws 2.

In 2007, Bolo made a rare appearance as a protagonist in Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter. Jalal Merhi directed the first 60 minutes of the film that was shot in Toronto, but due to other commitments could not complete the remaining part of the film in Russia. Producer Erken Ialgashev directed the remainder of the film. Due to legal issues, the film remains unreleased.

Best films

Double Impact (1991)

Usually with

Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(11 films)
Yuen Biao
Yuen Biao
(8 films)
Lau Kar Wing
Lau Kar Wing
(11 films)
Yuen Wah
Yuen Wah
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bolo Yeung (40 films)

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Shootfighter: Fight to the Death
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Bolo Yeung, Maryam d'Abo, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Edward Albert, Michael Bernardo
Roles Shingo
Rating54% 2.7135952.7135952.7135952.7135952.713595
Two friends are tricked into fighting in a martial arts fight to the death, by an evil man (played by Martin Kove). Their sensei Shingo (played by Bolo Yeung) must step in and save the day.
TC 2000
TC 2000 (1993)
, 1h31
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films
Actors Bolo Yeung, Billy Banks, Bobbie Phillips, Matthias Hues
Roles Master Sumai
Rating45% 2.2734852.2734852.2734852.2734852.273485
Quelque part, dans un futur indéterminé, une catastrophe naturelle a tué une grande partie des humains. Les riches se sont terrés dans des abris, les pauvres ont formé des gangs à la surface de la terre pour parvenir à survivre parmi le chaos. Jason Storm, un gardien des territoires souterrains, a vent d'un complot visant à exterminer tous les peuples vivant à l'air libre. Il doit parvenir à l'air libre et combattre Sumai, un maître des arts martiaux, afin de déjouer le complot.
Tiger Claws, 1h32
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Cynthia Rothrock, Bolo Yeung, Michael Bernardo
Roles Chong
Rating54% 2.7040052.7040052.7040052.7040052.704005
The police investigate a serial killer Bolo Yeung who seems to target only martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal fashion. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. She is assigned the job and to assist her is another martial arts specialist, Sgt. Tarek Richards. Now they need to find a tiger style master, because the killer obviously uses tiger-style kung fu. Not a simple task, since tiger is a very ancient and rare style.
Ironheart (1992)
, 1h32
Directed by Robert Clouse
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Bolo Yeung, Richard Norton, Sherilyn Lawson
Roles Ice
Rating35% 1.7571.7571.7571.7571.757
Ironheart opens at a Portland nightclub (Upfront FX), where Milverstead, who is considered the most powerful and ruthless man in town, and his group of thugs are looking at the female clientele with an approving eye. Milverstead is shipping illegal arms out of the Portland docks, and to sweeten the deals with his trading partners, he kidnaps local lonely dancers, strings them out on heroin, and sends them along in the deal. He notices Cindy Kane (Meagan Hughes) dancing furiously to U-Krew's hit "If You Were Mine" and decides to kidnap her. To lure her into his trap, he instructs his young lieutenant Richard (Michael Lowry) to flirt with her and get her to go with him. Cindy is ostensibly with her loser boyfriend Stevo (Rob Buckmater) at the club, but wants to get him jealous and so leaves with Richard. Milverstead and his gang leave shortly thereafter.
Breathing Fire, 1h25
Directed by Brandon deWilde
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jonathan Ke Quan, Edwin Neal, Bolo Yeung, Jerry Trimble, Jr.
Roles Thunder
Rating51% 2.5678452.5678452.5678452.5678452.567845
Michael Moore (Jerry Trimble), a Vietnam vet, pulls off a bank heist with his gang, which includes the bank's manager. To ensure the loyalty of everyone involved, a set of keys is made to the hiding place for the loot so it can only be opened if all the members are present. These sets of keys were encrusted in a fake pizza mold that was later sliced and given to the gang. The bank manager gets cold feet and tries to back out, but Michael and his henchman arrive to kill him and his wife in their home.
Double Impact, 1h47
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alan Scarfe, Philip Chan, Bolo Yeung, Philip Chan
Roles Moon
Rating56% 2.805192.805192.805192.805192.80519
The story begins with the opening of the Hong Kong Victoria Harbour tunnel by business partners Paul Wagner and Nigel Griffith (Alan Scarfe). Paul attends with his twin infant sons, Chad and Alex. However, after the celebrations, the family is followed home by a Triad hit squad on orders from Griffith and crime lord Raymond Zhang (Philip Chan). A shootout ensues, in which Paul and his wife are killed by Moon (Bolo Yeung), Griffith's henchman. Chad is rescued by the family bodyguard, Frank Avery (Geoffrey Lewis), and raised abroad. Alex is dropped off on the doorstep of a Hong Kong orphanage.
Fearless Tiger
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Bolo Yeung, Monika Schnarre, Jamie Farr
Roles Master on Mountain
Rating36% 1.8287651.8287651.8287651.8287651.828765
Jalal Merhi, Bolo Yeung and Monika Schnarre star in the tale of a martial artist (Merhi) who studies under an old master (Yeung) in the hopes of avenging his brother's death at the hands of a drug ring.
Bloodsport (1988)
, 1h32
Directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Roy Chiao, Donald Richard Gibb, Leah Ayres, Bolo Yeung
Roles Chong Li
Rating68% 3.4016253.4016253.4016253.4016253.401625
U.S. Army Captain Frank Dux, trained from his youth in the ways of Ninjutsu by Senzo Tanaka, honors his mentor by taking the place of Tanaka's deceased son Shingo in the illegal Kumite martial-arts tournament. During his childhood, Dux and a group of friends invaded Tanaka's home to steal a katana, but he was apprehended by Senzo and Shingo while attempting to return the katana to its display rack. Impressed by Dux's honesty and lack of fear, Senzo had him train with Shingo in martial science. Following Shingo's death, Senzo agreed to train Dux as a member of the Tanaka clan. When Dux's superiors learn of his invitation to the Kumite, they refuse to let him go; in return, he goes AWOL, says goodbye to his mentor and leaves for Hong Kong. Two CID officers, Helmer and Rawlins, are summoned to track down and arrest Dux for desertion.
The Millionaires' Express, 1h41
Directed by Sammo Hung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Western, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Martial arts films
Actors Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Rosamund Kwan, Hwang Jang-lee, Peter Ho-sun Chan, Carlo Chin
Roles Cotton Weaver
Rating69% 3.491093.491093.491093.491093.49109
Ching Fong-Tin (Sammo Hung) goes to Russia to steal goods from the Russian soldiers. Unfortunately he is caught and the soldiers make him strip his clothes down to his underwear. They force him to wear a brassiere and the head of a mop as a wig, and he is made to dance for their amusement. However, he makes his escape, grabbing his grenades as he goes, and throws one into the cabin. Fook Loi (Kenny Bee) catches Ching and lectures him about his crimes. Ching tries to escape, but in the scuffle, he and Fook end up rolling into a snowball. In the final moments after they both got out of the snowball, Fook tries to look for Ching and is taken by surprise when he jumps down from a tree, grabs his clothes and rushes off back to his hometown.
Legacy of Rage, 1h26
Directed by Ronny Yu
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Gangster films
Actors Brandon Lee, Michael Wong, Regina Kent, Ku Feng, Blackie Ko, Ng Man-tat
Roles Thug
Rating60% 3.024163.024163.024163.024163.02416
Brandon Ma (Brandon Lee) is a regular guy with a job and a girlfriend May (Regina Kent). He has two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael Wan (Michael Wong), an ambitious and murderous drug dealer. How Brandon and Michael ever became friends is the biggest mystery ever. In any case, Michael also loves May and so he comes up with a plan that will win her for himself and get Brandon out of his way. Soon he comes up with a plan using a corrupt police officer named Sharky (Lam Chung). It seems that the corrupt cop has been using his police connections to dominate the local cocaine trade, so Michael has him killed and uses Brandon as the fall guy. Brandon goes to jail and meets Hoi (Mang Hoi), although he thinks that he will be released soon thanks to the efforts of his good buddy Michael. However, after 8 long years, Brandon finally gets out of jail and vows revenge on Michael for betraying their friendship and stealing the love of his life.
Lucky Stars Go Places, 1h35
Directed by Eric Tsang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Anthony Chan, Alan Tam, Karl Maka, Billy Lau
Roles Movie Patron
Rating54% 2.723252.723252.723252.723252.72325
Kidstuff (Sammo Hung) has been asked by the police to investigate a case of international ammunition trade between two gangs. One of the gangs is the Japanese Yakuza in possession of stolen diamonds, and the other is a group of terrorists with a stockpile of ammunition.
Where's Officer Tuba?, 1h28
Directed by Philip Chan, Philip Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Ghost films, Kung fu films
Actors Sammo Hung, Jacky Cheung, Joey Wong, David Chiang, Stanley Fung, Paul Chun
Roles Henchman
Rating59% 2.9662652.9662652.9662652.9662652.966265
Police Officer Tuba is a timid man who would rather play in the police band than get involved in any real police work. The precincts' most decorated officer, Sergeant Rambo Chow, decides to use Tuba in an undercover operation that goes disastrously wrong when Chow is killed. He makes Tuba promise to get the criminals to avenge him before he dies, and Tuba reluctantly agrees but does not really intend to keep his promise. Later, teamed with an enthusiastic rookie cop Cheung, Tuba has conveniently forgotten his promise, until the ghost of Chow comes back to haunt him. Interfering in his work and his private life, especially his budding romance with the pretty Joanne so that everyone starts to think that Tuba is going crazy. With Tuba the only person who can see or hear the ghost, he finds he has to listen and for once in his life, be brave, otherwise, he could be tormented by his unwanted spiritual visitor for the rest of his life.
My Lucky Stars, 1h32
Directed by Sammo Hung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Eric Tsang, Sibelle Hu, Charlie Chin
Roles Millionaire Chan
Rating63% 3.1995153.1995153.1995153.1995153.199515
Undercover cop Muscles (Jackie Chan) enlists his childhood friends, the "Five Lucky Stars", to travel to Japan to help him catch a Yakuza group.
Working Class, 1h39
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors George Lam Chi Cheung, Tsui Hark, Teddy Robin, Karl Maka, Joey Wong, Ng Man-tat
Roles Giant Kickboxer
Rating60% 3.0487753.0487753.0487753.0487753.048775
Chief Inspector Robin (Teddy Robin) receives information about the release of a felon who is rumored to be interested in murdering someone. At first, he is unable to determine the identity of both the felon and the supposed victim. However, after some research, he concludes the felon is triad boss Ah Capone (Karl Maka) and the victim is private investigator Yoho (George Lam). In order to protect Yoho, Inspector Robin arrests him on a trivial charge and locks him up at the police station.
The Boxer's Omen
Genres Fantasy, Action, Horror
Actors Bolo Yeung, Elvis Tsui
Roles Bu Bo (Thai Boxer)
Rating69% 3.4883153.4883153.4883153.4883153.488315
Chan Hung (Philip Ko Fei) part en Thaïlande défier Bu Bo (Bolo Yeun) à la boxe thai, car se dernier a tuer son frère dans un autre match. Arrive en Thaïlande, suite a plusieurs visite d'un spectre, Chan Hung se rend dans un temple de prière. La-bas il découvre que dans la passé il était le frère jumeau du spectre. Ce dernier lui somme de devenir à son tour moine, chose qu'il fera, développant ainsi des pouvoirs dévastateurs. Mais gare aux sorciers adeptes de la magie noire qui rodent.