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Collin Chou

Born in Taiwan in 1967, Collin Chou began training martial arts at the age of 5 years old. At the age of 12, he began performing stunts on film shoots and landed his first leading role at the age of 18. After serving the military, he headed to Hong Kong to pursue his acting career.

In Hong Kong, Chou was quickly snapped up by top action director Sammo Hung, who signed him to his Stuntmen Team. He stayed for seven years, appearing in films including the Chinese swordplay classic THE BLADE OF FURY. Since then, Chou has appeared in more than 30 feature films for prominent action directors including Yuen Wo Ping, Corey Yuen and Tsui Hark, and acted with international superstars Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh.

In 1994, Chou appeared as Jet Li's nemesis in THE DEFENDER. The two collaborated another three times before Chou moved to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue a higher education. While attending College, he was invited to star as the enigmatic Seraph in the cult hits THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS

Chou became a Hollywood sensation overnight. Since then, he has lent his voice to the video game adaptations of the MATRIX Trilogy, as well as been in several independent films such as THE DUEL and AMERICAN FUSION, starring Esai Morales and Sylvia Chang. In the past two years, he has starred in films such as FEARLESS (again with Jet Li) and D.O.A. (DEAD OR ALIVE) by Corey Yuen, released theatrically by Dimension Films in 2007.

Most recently, Chou starred in the Hong Kong/China action flick FLASHPOINT by Wilson Yip, which created an impact in the Asian market and is currently in discussions with several other Hollywood companies on upcoming features.


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Collin Chou Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 11, 1967 (50)
SignLeo
BirthplaceTaiwan

Selected Filmography

The Matrix Revolutions
Forbidden Kingdom
Kingdom Of Blood
Lawless Kingdom
Jet Li's Fearless
DOA: Dead or Alive
Flash Point
Forbidden Kingdom 2007
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