Robin Shou

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Robin Shou
Robin Shou pic.jpg
Robin Shou, April 2004
Born Shou Wan Por
(1960-07-17) July 17, 1960 (age 54)
Hong Kong
Occupation Martial artist, actor
Years active 1987-present

Shou Wan Por (Chinese: 仇雲波, born July 17, 1960), known professionally as Robin Shou, is a Hong Kong martial artist and actor. In 1971, he and his family moved to southern California, where he attended Palm Springs High School.[1] Shou is best known for his role as Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat film series, as well as the role of Gobei in Beverly Hills Ninja with the late Chris Farley. More recently he has known for his role as 14K in the Death Race series.

Career[edit]

Shou's first real dramatic role was in Forbidden Nights in 1990, with Melissa Gilbert. Though only a TV film, this was his American debut. However, Shou went back to Hong Kong and continued making movies there.

In 1994, Shou returned to Los Angeles whereupon he appeared as Liu Kang, a monk warrior seeking revenge for the death of his younger brother in Mortal Kombat.

Shou also appears in a minor role in another fighting video game adaptation, DOA: Dead or Alive, based on Tecmo's video game series of the same name, produced by Mortal Kombat director Paul W. S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt. He also appeared as Gen in 2009's Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Shou trained Milla Jovovich for her role in Resident Evil.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Big Brother Robin
1988 City War Killer
1989 Death Cage Lan Si Han
1990 Tiger Cage 2 Waise Chow as Robin Chou
1990 Fatal Termination Wai Loong
1991 Eastern Heroes Hawk
1992 Black Cat 2 Robin
1992 Interpol Connection
1994 The Most Wanted Gang leader
1995 Mortal Kombat Liu Kang
1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Liu Kang
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja Gobei
2003 Red Trousers - The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen Evan
Narrator
Himself
Director
2006 18 Fingers of Death! Jackie Chong
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Pirate Senior
2008 Death Race 14K
2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Gen
2011 Death Race 2 14K
2011 Pirate Brothers Sunny
2012 Death Race 3: Inferno 14K

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Yellowthread Street Tony Siu Episode: The Red Pole
1990 Forbidden Nights Liang Hong Television film
1992 Soldier Soldier Journalist Feng Episode: Lost and Found
1998 The Outer Limits Major Ronald Neguchi Episode: Nightmare
2009 Cold Case Bo-Lin Chen '83 Episode: Chinatown

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sleeping Dogs Conroy Wu/Roland Ho Voice

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