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Yang Sze better known as Bolo Yeung, is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. Primarily cast as the villain in the movies he stars in, he is best known for his performances as Bolo in Enter the Dragon and as Chong Li in Bloodsport, and also for his many appearances in martial arts B-movies.


Bolo started his martial arts career at an early age while in Guangzhou, China, where he studied under several kung fu masters. He also took acrobatics and was a competitive weight lifter; eventually becoming the powerlifting champion. Contrary to popular belief, Bolo was not a Shotokan Karate champion, nor did he ever practice this martial art.

Bolo met Bruce Lee while the two were filming a Winston cigarettes commercial. A friendship emerged and Bruce invited him to star in Enter the Dragon, where he became known as Bolo. During the 1970s, Bolo starred in numerous kung fu films, but his Hollywood breakthrough didn't occur until he starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the movie Bloodsport. Yeung spoke very limited English while filming Bloodsport and the majority of his dialog in the film was dubbed in post-production.

Outside of his movie career, Bolo is the father of three children. He still lifts weights about two hours each day, and he regularly practices tai chi chuan. He is the chairman of the Hong Kong Gym Business Association, and the team manager of the Taipei International Body Building squad.

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Birth Date:  July 3, 1938
Birth Place:  Guangzhou
Gender:  Male
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Quick Tip by . December 21, 2010
One of the coolest dudes on the planet. My handle is an homage to one of the greatest (imho) martial artists of all time.     There was this one time i was at the gym and I overheard this one guy saying, "Yea, like that one Asian guy in that Van Damme movie, with the HUUUUUUGE PECS!"     Definitely knew he was talking about Bolo. He might be in his 70's but I would bet that he could bench press a car.
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