Ken Lo (Kenneth Houi Kang Low) (born 19 March 1957) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, and stuntman. He was a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.

Ken Lo
Born
Kenneth Lo Wai-Kwong

(1957-03-19) 19 March 1957 (age 64)
OccupationActor, martial artist, stuntman
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)
Lai Sok-yin
(div. 2006)
Children2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese盧惠光
Simplified Chinese卢惠光

Early lifeEdit

Lo was born on 19 March 1957 as Kenneth Lo Wai-Kwong in Stung Treng, Cambodia. Lo's father is Hong Kong-Chinese and his mother is a Laotian. In 1975, at age 18, Lo and his family moved from Cambodia to Udon Thani, Thailand. [1]

Five years later, in 1980, he went to Hong Kong and worked as a tour guide. His idol was Bruce Lee which led him to practise Muay Thai and Taekwondo in Thailand. He won the freestyle fighting championships seven times so his chance finally came when he made his debut in Working Class (1985), which was directed by Tsui Hark and starred Sam Hui.

CareerEdit

In 1986, Lo met Jackie Chan in a disco in Hong Kong, where he was head of security, and Chan hired him as his own bodyguard. Lo not only became Chan's bodyguard but also acted in many martial arts films. One of his best known roles is "John", the main villain and right-hand man of the British ambassador in Drunken Master II (1994), in which he and Chan engaged in a protracted final fight; Lo stepped in when another actor was injured. That climactic ten-minute fight sequence has become legendary and one of the most remarkably sustained examples of martial arts choreography ever filmed.[2][1]

In 2005, Lo acted in the American action film Into the Sun (2005) with Steven Seagal, with whom he was involved in a fight scene. Lo is still very active in Hong Kong cinema.

Personal lifeEdit

Lo married Hong Kong actress Lai Sok-yin (黎淑賢) and they have two sons. The couple divorced in 2006. His cousin Brian Yu has performed stunts for Mark Chao.

FilmographyEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ken Lo". martialartsentertainment.com. November 15, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Ebert, Roger. "The Legend of the Drunken Master (2000)". www.rogerebert.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  3. ^ Ken Lo at hkmdb.com
  4. ^ Ken Lo at chinesemov.com

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