Conan Lee was born in Hong Kong (1959), but grew up in Queens, New York as Lloyd Hutchinson. During this period he was trained in his father's self-defense system. Lee explored a wide variety of both Western and Chinese martial arts. These ranged from boxing to Kung Fu, Taekwondo to Karate. He excelled in the Northern Shaolin and Wing Chun styles, and eventually created a style called "Realistic Fist". This style sets aside the form, and focuses only on the practical aspect of beating the enemy.
Lee is best known for his roles in cult kung fu/ninja hybrid movie Ninja in the Dragon's Den, alongside popular Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada, and the crime/comedy buddy cop film Tiger on the Beat with Chow Yun-fat. Other notable TV and film appearances include MacGyver, Armed Response (with David Carradine), New York Cop (with Chad McQueen), Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit (appearing as Rambo), Jackie Chan's First Strike and Lethal Weapon 4.
Despite his growing acclaim, Lee stopped acting in the Nineties due to his mother's ailing health, which he committed his time and resources to treating. This resulted in the production of Hemoxygen, a range of nutritional supplements.