Biao played bit parts in his early movies (including a 1973 appearance in Enter the Dragon) and gained a measure of fame after Hung cast him as the lead in Knockabout (1979); his role in The Prodigal Son three years later turned him into a full-fledged star. He later teamed with Chan and Hung (a screen collaboration for which Biao is best known) in Project A (1983), My Lucky Stars (1985) and Dragons Forever (1988).
The 1989 cult classic Iceman Cometh is widely considered Biao's best film. His other movies of note include 1991's A Kid from Tibet (which he also directed) and The Avenging Fist (2001).
This martial arts biopic follows the early years of Ip Man -- the master who would one day become Bruce Lee's mentor -- as he perfects his Wing Chun style of combat against a small army of villainous foes.