The list of the twelve best Chinese martial arts Actors is not a ranking list but a highlight of the most popular Chinese martial Actors and according to fans review worldwide. If you were born in the 90s, most of these Actors must have made your childhood especially Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen. Scroll down and discover your favorite Chinese Martial Arts Actor.

1. Bruce Lee (Twitter)


Top 12 Best Chinese Martial Arts Actors of all Time

Lee Jun-fan, known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher.


On May 10, 1973, Lee collapsed during an automated dialogue replacement session for Enter the Dragon at Golden Harvest in Hong Kong. Suffering from seizures and headaches, he was immediately rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, where doctors diagnosed cerebral edema. They were able to reduce the swelling through the administration of mannitol. The headache and cerebral edema that occurred in his first collapse were later repeated on the day of his death.

Bruce Lee's favorite Quote:

“I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation.” Bruce Lee

2. Jet Li (Instagram)


Jet Li

Li Lianjie, better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalized Singaporean citizen.


By US box office statistics, the most successful Jet Li film as of August 2010 is Lethal Weapon 4, which grossed over $130 million domestically, while the second is The Expendables with over $103 million.[66] Hero is the third most successful foreign language film in the US, and one of the most critically acclaimed Li movies. Fearless is the seventh most successful foreign language film of all time in the US. From an aggregated critical point of view, the best acclaimed Li movie is Fist of Legend (Rotten Tomatoes: 100%) and the worst is War (Rotten Tomatoes: 12%).

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3. Jackie Chan (Instagram)


Jackie Chan

Chan Kong-sang SBS MBE PMW, known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known in the cinematic world for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.

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Chan is one of the most recognisable and influential cinematic personalities in the world, gaining a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games.


He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. He is also a globally known philanthropist and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine. In 2004, film scholar Andrew Willis stated that Chan was "perhaps" the "most recognised star in the world". In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $350 million, and as of 2016, he was the second-highest paid actor in the world.


4. Donnie Yen (Instagram)


Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen Ji-dan is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman and multiple-time world wushu tournament champion. Yen is one of Hong Kong's top action stars.

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Yen is credited by many for contributing to the popularisation of Wing Chun in China. He played Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the 2008 film Ip Man, which was a box office success. This has led to an increase in the number of people taking up Wing Chun, leading to hundreds of new Wing Chun schools being opened up in mainland China and other parts of Asia.


Ip Chun, the eldest son of Ip Man, even mentioned that he is grateful to Yen for making his family's art popular and allowing his father's legacy to be remembered. He has also gained international recognition for playing Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Xiang in xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017).


5. Sammo Hung


Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung, also known as Hung Kam-bo, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for other actors such as Jackie Chan.


6. Yuen Biao


Yuen Biao

Yuen Biao is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He specialises in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts and has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action choreographer.



7. Wu Jing


Wu Jing

Wu Jing is a Chinese martial artist, actor and director. Wu is best known for his roles in various martial arts films such as Tai Chi Boxer, Fatal Contact, the SPL films, and as Leng Feng in Wolf Warrior and its sequel. Wu ranked first on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2019.


8. Vincent Zhao


Vincent Zhao

Vincent Zhao Wenzhuo, sometimes credited as Vincent Chiu or Chiu Man-cheuk, is a Chinese actor and martial artist. Zhao is best known for playing the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung in the Once Upon a Time in China film and television series and for his films The Blade, True Legend and God of War.



9. Bolo Yeung


Bolo Yeung

Yang Sze, better known as Bolo Yeung, is a Chinese former competitive bodybuilder, martial artist and a martial arts film actor.


Bolo met Bruce Lee while the two were filming a Winston cigarettes commercial. A friendship emerged and Lee invited him to star in Enter the Dragon, where he became known as "Bolo", the name of the character he portrayed. The two became close friends during the filming of Enter the Dragon, where Bruce and Bolo worked very closely on technique training.

Bolo once stated in an interview, many years after Lee's death, "There will never be another Bruce Lee; and I am privileged to have had the honor of calling him friend."


10. Robin Shou


Robin Shou

Who doesn't know about Mortal Combat? Shou Wan Por, 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.


11. Siu-Wong Fan


Siu-Wong Fan

Louis Fan Siu-wong, also known as Fan, is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He is best known for his role as Ricky in Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky and as Jin Shanzhao in Ip Man and Ip Man 2, as well as his roles in some television series produced by TVB.


12. Billy Chow


Billy Chow

Billy Chow, is a Hong Kong film actor, kickboxer, martial artist, and entrepreneur and is also a keen Boxing and Muay thai practitioner. Chow is the former WKA world kickboxing champion.

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