Roy Horan

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Roy Horan
Born Roy Horan III
(1950-01-01) January 1, 1950 (age 67)
Other names Roy Haron
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer
Years active 1976–1991
Spouse(s) Christina Horan (m.1981, 2 daughters)

Roy Horan III (born January 1, 1950), is an American actor and martial artist. Horan is perhaps best known as Lewis in 1981 martial arts film Game of Death II, and Priest/Russian in 1978 martial arts film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow.

Personal life[edit]


Horan was married to Christina Horan on December 20, 1981, they had two daughters.

Horan's daughter Celina Jade made her film debut in 2008's Legendary Assassin along with Tai Chi Boxer and Fatal Contact film star Wu Jing.

History and early career[edit]


Horan made his film debut in the 1976 movie Bruce Lee's Secret as Charlie. Horan went on to play Tolstoy in the 1977 film Snuff Bottle Connection, and the Russian priest in the 1978 film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow along with Jackie Chan and Hwang Jang Lee.

In 1980s, Horan appeared as Lewis in the 1981 film Game of Death II along with Tong Lung and Hwang Jang Lee. Horan also directed in the 1981 documentary Art of High Impact Kicking. Horan played American Consular in 1987 film No Retreat, No Surrender 2, along with Hwang Jang Lee, Loren Avedon, Matthias Hues, Max Thayer and Cynthia Rothrock, which he also wrote and produced.

Final film and retirement from acting[edit]

In 1991, Horan retired from acting at the age of 41, after final film Shanghai 1920. Horan is currently teaching as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Roy is the Founder and CEO of Innovea Ltd., a company that trains/consults in higher-order thinking, including creative and mindful approaches for enhancing performance and well-being. He also tackles social emotional learning for learning disabled children and trains others to develop an environmentally-friendly mindset. Now, an adjunct assistant professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design, he continues his previous work as both a teacher and researcher developing innovative approaches to design thinking. Roy formulated the Ocean Model which combines empirical studies of creativity and intelligence with Eastern philosophical concepts on the same. He conducted electrophysiological studies on the neuropsychological relationship between creativity and meditation and investigated the problem of creativity assessment, for which he developed the Creative Momentum Model, a tool for assessing creative achievement. Roy also designed new psychometric instruments for meausuring core competencies (Integral Psychological Profile), creative potential (Information Boundaries Recognition Test; Unusual Gratitude), stress/resilience profile (StressQuest).[1]





  • Art of High Impact Kicking (1981)

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