Where Is Bolo Yeung Now? A Glance at His Life
Cobra Kai, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings are bringing back kung-fu and karate to the big screen. But the genre was already once all the rage back in the 70s and 80s.
Everyone loved a good martial arts movie back then, whether it was kung fu, karate, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, or any other combat sport.
As a result, creators and producers were always looking for practitioners who showed their mastery of the martial arts and had a flair for the dramatic on the silver screen.
And one such actor and martial artist was Bolo Yeung. He appeared as Bolo, Bruce Lee’s arch-nemesis in the 1973 movie Enter the Dragon.
Yeung was the quintessential villain in many 70s kung-fu movies. As a competitive bodybuilder and trained martial artist, he was the perfect choice for many kung-fu movie producers.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the actor was cast in several movies and TV shows including Double Impact, Breathing Fire, among others.
However, he rose to fame in the spring of 1988 after playing Chong Li in Bloodsport, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
It has been a long time since fans last saw him, and they cannot help but question, “is Bolo Yeung still alive?” or wonder where he is now.
Where Is Bolo Yeung Now?
Yeung is no longer the massive bodybuilder that he once was now, and neither is he as actively involved in his film career as he used to be before.
His last role was in 2015's Diamond Cartel alongside Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
Back in his glory days, he had earned the moniker "Chinese Hercules" because of his massive and muscular build.
Bolo Yeung now (Source: Bolo Yueng/Instagram)
But with age, he has lost a lot of muscle mass and appears much slimmer and even gaunt at times.
And despite the difference in his physicality, his forearms and shoulders show signs of how sturdy they are from all the years of training as an actor, bodybuilder, and martial artist.
According to reports, after his cinematic success, the actor initially had plans to move to the United States alongside Bruce Lee.
Unfortunately, these plans never saw the light of day after the death of Bruce Lee.
Bolo Yeung's Life after the Limelight
Now, as for his personal life, there isn't much to report since he likes to keep it private.
He is married to his long-term girlfriend, but her identity has not been revealed to the public to date.
The duo has three lovely children. They have two sons, Danny Yeung and David Yeung, and one daughter, Debbra Yeung.
All the three children followed in their father’s footsteps.
According to a photo shared on Yeung’s social media, all his sons practice martial arts and train budding martial artists, while his daughter is a competitive bodybuilder.
In a February 2019 post, a clip showed a reunion between the actor and his former Bloodsport adversary.
The duo was in an embrace after 25 years, and Damme gushed about how talented Yeung was.
Fans took to the comment section to express their excitement and showed love to the iconic actors.
Now, in another clip, the actor was seen signing autographs for his fans.
It looks like even after 30 years, fans can’t get enough of the actor.