Raised in Hong Kong, Willson has been a part of the Asian dance scene since the early eighties when he span in Tramps Disco Central, which was possibly Hong Kong's first regular "party night" as, every Friday, the tables and chairs were removed from an Indonesian restaurant and it filled up with fellow expat teenagers – Hong Kong's Brat Pack. From 1984 through 1989 Willson acted in dozens of Hong Kong movies and TV productions starting off as an extra, working up through bit parts to supporting roles. He's best known as the vampire in Cinema City's production "Vampire's Breakfast"  which still features regularly on STAR TV Chinese Movie Channel.
By early 1989 Willson was the producer/presenter of "Night Music" 4 weekly late night radio shows on RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) Radio 3. This was cut short by a serious motor cycle accident he broke his jaw in four places, dislocated and damaged his knees and broke his right index finger.
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