Billy Chow

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chow.
Billy Chow
Birth name Chow Bei-lei
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1958-08-24) August 24, 1958 (age 55)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Other name(s) Billy Chau
Billy Chow Bei-lei
Occupation Actor, entrepreneur, kickboxing, martial artist,
Years active 1984–2006

Billy Chow (born Chow Bei-lei August 24, 1958 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada), (also credited as Billy Chau and Billy Chow Bei-lei) is a Canadian-Hong Kong film actor, kickboxing, martial artist, and entrepreneur and is also keen Boxing and Muay thai practitioner. Chow is the former WKA world kickboxing champion. Chow is perhaps best known for his roles as General Fujita in the 1994 film Fist of Legend, and Wong, Great Kick of the North in the 1996 film Tai Chi Boxer.

Kickboxing career[edit]

World Kickboxing Association[edit]

Billy Chow
Born Chow Bei-lei
(1958-08-24) August 24, 1958 (age 55)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Residence Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality Canadian, Hong Kong
Style Kickboxing

In the 1980s, Chow was the WKA super welterweight kickboxing champion of the world from 1984 to 1986.[1] His final match on November 20, 2007, in which he lost via decision to Akarn Sanehha of Thailand.[2]

History and early career[edit]

Acting[edit]

In the 1980s, Chow played an elite soldier in the 1987 film Eastern Condors alongside Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Yuen Woo-ping. Chow played thugs in two Jackie Chan movies: Dragons Forever in 1988, and Miracles in 1989.

In the 1990s, Chow had roles in three Jet Li movies: Fist of Legend in 1994 as General Fujita, Meltdown in 1995 as Kong, and Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words" in 1996 as Chan / Japanese Embassy Guard. Chow played Jade Tiger’s Brother in the 1995 film Iron Monkey 2 along with Donnie Yen. Chow played Wong, Great Kick of the North in the 1996 film Tai Chi Boxer along with Jacky Wu.

Retired from acting[edit]

On August 26, 2006, Chow retired from acting at the age of 48, after his final film, Dragon in Fury.

Business[edit]

Chow currently trains fighters out of Billy's Gym in Hong Kong, and Frank Lee's Muay Thai in Edmonton, Canada.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Winner Takes All (1984)
  • City Hero (1985)
  • Eastern Condors (1987)
  • Her Vengeance (1988)
  • Dragons Forever (1988)
  • Paper Marriage (1988)
  • Pedicab Driver (1989)
  • Miracles (1989)
  • Into the Fire (1989)
  • Blonde Fury (1989)
  • When Fortune Smiles (1990)
  • Triad Story (1990)
  • Middle Man (1990)
  • Magic Cop (1990)
  • Licence to Steal (1990)
  • Touch and Go (1991)
  • Robotrix (1991)
  • Queen’s High (1991)
  • The Gambling Ghost (1991)
  • All Mighty Gambler (1991)
  • Wizard’s Curse (1992)
  • Secret Police (1992)
  • Kickboxer’s Tears (1992)
  • Escape from Brothel (1992)
  • Beauty Investigator (1992)
  • The Street Car Named Desire (1993)
  • Future Cops (1993)
  • Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)
  • Bloodshed in Nightery (1993)
  • Romance of the Vampire (1994)
  • Rock on Fire (1994)
  • Out Bound Killing (1994)
  • My Friend Roy (1994)
  • Gambling Baron (1994)
  • Fist of Legend (1994)
  • Tough Beauty and Sloppy Slop (1995)
  • Iron Monkey 2 (1995)
  • Meltdown (1995)
  • Yes Madam 5 (1996)
  • Horrible High Heels (1996)
  • Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words" (1996)
  • Tai Chi Boxer (1996)
  • Another Chinese Cop (1996)
  • 18 Shaolin Golden Boy (1996)
  • Tough Guy (1997)
  • Tiger Angels (1997)
  • Super Cops (1997)
  • Crazy Mission (1997)
  • 97 Aces Go Places (1997)
  • Young and Dangerous 5 (1998)
  • Roller Blade Killer (1998)
  • Fatal Desire (1998)
  • Death Games (1998)
  • The Wanted Convict (1999)
  • Undercover Girls (1999)
  • City of Darkness (1999)
  • Unbeatables (2000)
  • Stand in Between (2000)
  • The King Boxer (2000)
  • Gei Xiao Jie Bao Biao (2000)
  • Camouflage (2000)
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
  • Dragon the Master (2002)
  • Star Runner (2003)
  • Xiao Tai Ji (2004)
  • Hero Youngster (2004)
  • Roaring Dragon, Bluffing Tiger (2006)
  • Dragon in Fury (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billy Chow Star Profile
  2. ^ Billy Chow's Farewell Match HL 周比利告別戰精華

External links[edit]