Robin Shou Wan Bo              

                                                                              Robin Shou  Robin Shou Wan Bo

                                                                                                             (Shou Wan Bo, Wai Lung)      

                                                                                                     Born: July 17, 1960, Hong Kong  

                                                                              Height: 6'     Weight: 165 lbs.

                Actor, Martial Artist

                                                                       

                                     Former Wushu champion Robin Shou is one of the very few Hong Kong action stars

                                    to successfully break into Hollywood. After spending his early childhood in Hong Kong,

                                        Robin and his family moved to California, where he spent his formative years in a 

                                       traditional Asian household with his four other siblings. In the mid 1980's, he chose

                                       to forego a career in civil engineering and ventured back to Hong Kong to became a 

                                         movie stuntman, also appearing in minor villain and fighting roles. His parts were

                                        generally with little or no lines, usually as assassin or bodyguard type characters. 

                    

                                          The first lead role Robin Shou undertook was in Robert Tai's rough fight flick 

                                       Death Cage (1988). Around this time he signed a contract with low budget director

                                        Philip Ko Fei, and soon had starring roles as both good and bad guys in movies

                                        with Simon Yam, Cynthia Khan, Jade Leung, Phillip KwokYukari Oshima

                                       and many others. Most of these films were moderately successful action pictures.

                                                                            

                                         In 1995 Robin secured the lead role in Mortal Kombat, a special effects laden       

                                     Hollywood film based on the popular violent video game. He also starred with the late 

                                      Chris Farley in the comedy Beverly Hills Ninja, and resumed his role as Liu Kang 

                                                                            in the Mortal Kombat sequel.  

                                                                                

                                    Referring back to his stuntman beginnings, Robin recently directed and hosted a 2003 

                                 documentary on the subject, The Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen.

                              

                                                                      Robin Shou Filmography 

                                                                         Robin Shou Wan Bo

1987 The Big Brother 
1988 The Big Heat  
1988 In the Line of Duty III
1988 City War
1988 Death Cage
1989 Long Arm of the Law III
1989 Burning Ambition
1989 Triads- the Inside Story
1990 Fatal Termination
1990 Tiger Cage 2
1990 The Cyprus Tigers
1991 Fury in Red   (aka Eastern Heroes)
1991 Forbidden Arsenal 
1992 Angel the Kickboxer
1992 Black Cat 2: Assassination of President Yeltsin
1992 Fatal Chase
1992 Hard to Kill   (aka Interpol Connection)
1993 Guns & Roses
1994 Bloody Mary Killer
1994 The Most Wanted
1995 Home Again
1995 Mortal Kombat   (also partial action choreographer)  (USA)
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja   (USA)
1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation  (also action choreographer)   (USA)
2003 The Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen  (also director)
2004 18 Fingers of Death!   (USA)

                                  

 

 

                                                Robin Shou -American TV Credits 

 

Forbidden Nights   1
The Outer Limits  2

 

                                                                        1   telefilm with Melissa Gilbert

                                                                        2   guest appearance

  

 

                                               American Television Appearances

 

Entertainment Tonight   (interviewed)

 

 

           The Robin Shou biography you just read was ripped 

                         off in the pages of Inside Kung Fu magazine! 

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