||This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (December 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
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 included Boxing, Kung Fu, Taekwondo and 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, Lethal Weapon 4 and the 1986 science fiction action film Eliminators.
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.
In 2009, Conan made a brief appearance in an episode of the popular American crime series Numb3rs and has since been developing a number of projects for his comeback to the film industry.
Lee also voiced several characters in the 2012 video game Sleeping Dogs.