Where Wong Yu knows how to stop being silly and fight, this guy gives the word "Silly" a whole new meaning. I've seen him fight in a few movie, Tiger Claws & Mantis Fists Of Shaolin and Secret Of Snake & Crane, being the best of the lot. His brand of humor, could sometimes, be long and tedious and usually go nowhere (though, he always seemed to get a kick out of it). Some of his earlier work (at Shaw Bros), seemed to show him as an ample (villainous) actor. Films that come to mind are - Ambush and The Protectors.
After parting ways with Shaw Brothers, many of his Independent films (The Big Risk, Hong Kong Superman, and The Monk), found him (somewhat) out of place. Around the mid-70's, he began a career Another H.P.B. (Human Punching Bag), who is often at the mercy of anybody with a little skill, he was a staple in kung-fu cinema, as he has appeared in more films, than some of the top names in the kung-fu business. He was one of the founding members of Cinema City Film Studios - one of the most successful independent studios, during the late 80'a and early 90's.
They churned out such films classics as, A Better Tomorrow 1 & 2, The Killer, Hard-Boiled, Bullet In The Head, Once A Thief and even Van Damme's Hard Target. These films helped to firmly establish the career of director John Woo, who now makes films in Hollywood, working with such A-List actors as Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible-2). Most, only saw him as a silly comic, who couldn't hold a candle to the lead star; when, in fact, he had a lot more clout, than people knew. Had it not been for him, a number of Asia's leading "Movers and Shakers" in the film business, wouldn't have been able to get certain projects, off the ground. Despite all the odd characters he's played, he was always been a businessman first. He's been laughing all the way to the bank, ever since.