Shou Wan Por (Chinese: 仇雲波, born July 17, 1960), known professionally as Robin Shou, is a Hong Kong Chinese actor, martial artist and stuntman. Known for his role as Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat film series (1995 and 1997), as Gobei in Beverly Hills Ninja (1997 starring Chris Farley), as Gen in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009), and as 14K in Death Race films (2008-2013), Shou was also a Hong Kong action star in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has appeared in about 40 movies during his Hong Kong career before he entered Hollywood since 1994.[1]

Robin Shou
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Robin Shou, April 2004
Born
Shou Wan Por (仇雲波)

(1960-07-17) July 17, 1960 (age 59)
Other namesWai Lung (威龍, his Cantonese screen name during his Hong Kong acting career. His screen name means "mighty/powerful dragon".)
Alma materCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
OccupationMartial artist, actor
Years active1987-present
StyleKenpo, Wu Shu, Karate,

BiographyEdit

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 Shaolin monk seeking revenge for the death of his younger brother, in Mortal Kombat.

Shou also appeared 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 played 14K in the Death Race series, and 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]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Big Brother Robin N/A
1988 City War Killer N/A
1989 Death Cage Lan Si Han N/A
1990 Tiger Cage 2 Waise Chow as Robin Chou
Fatal Termination Wai Loong N/A
1991 Eastern Heroes Hawk N/A
1992 Black Cat 2 Robin N/A
Interpol Connection N/A N/A
1994 The Most Wanted Gang leader N/A
1995 Mortal Kombat Liu Kang Shou's very first Hollywood big screen debut and his second American movie
1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Liu Kang N/A
Beverly Hills Ninja Gobei N/A
2003 Red Trousers - The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen Evan
Narrator
Himself
Director
2006 18 Fingers of Death! Jackie Chong N/A
DOA: Dead or Alive Pirate Senior N/A
2008 Death Race 14K N/A
2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Gen N/A
2010 Death Race 2 14K N/A
2011 Mortal Enemies Sunny N/A
2013 Death Race 3: Inferno 14K N/A
2014 Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted Pacific "Pac" Fong / Black Tiger Short film
TBD Dead Mule Suitcase Jack Lam Director

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Yellowthread Street Tony Siu Episode: "The Red Pole"
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 (1983) Episode: "Chinatown"
TBD Way of the Empty Hand Boss Television film, (post-production)

Video gamesEdit

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

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