Originally named Hou Yiu-chung, Hsiao Hou was born in the Meixian Kwangtung Province, China.
He was couched by Fan Kuk-fa in Beijing Opera since his early childhood. He was also starred in several films as young talent and became a martial arts stunt man at seventeen.
Director Lau Kar Leung spotted Hou's talent and let him to be his disciple and joined Shaw Brothers as a contracted actor. He starred mostly in Liu's movies, such as Cat Vs. Rat, Dirty Ho and Disciples Of The 36th Chamber.
Source : Celestial Pictures
Credited as Hau Yiu Chung / Hou Yao Zong for martial art direction on Eastern Condors.
When asked about a rumor that he was the "best" action star (acrobat?) to graduate from one of the five main Chinese opera schools, he said that honor belongs to Yuen Bao, he doesn't consider himself as the best out of these groups.
Funniest incident on a film was smashing his face against the "ass" of one of his co-stars in an acrobatic stunt on the set of Mad Monkey Kung Fu.
When asked about his favorite movies, he said he isn't a fan of action, he prefers "love stories" and "comedies".
In a 2004 interview, said he doesn't watch any of his old movies, except for Mad Monkey Kung Fu.
Was trained for the Chinese Opera in the USA in the 1960s under Fan Kuk-Fa. Hou said he had many trainers.
As an actor:
2000 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
1993 Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau as Disfigured Swordsman
1986 Foo gwai lit che
1985 Long de xin
1985 Pi li shi jie as Fong Sai-Yuk
1984 Wu Lang ba gua gun
1983 Chang men jen
1982 Yu mao san xi jin mao shu
1982 Gui hua fu
1982 Feng hou
1982 Shi ba ban wu yi
1981 Wu guan
1981 Tang lang
1981 Cheung booi as Charlie Yu Tao
1980 Shao Lin da peng da shi
1980 Hong Wending san po bai lian jiao
1979 Mao shan jiang shi quan
1978 Zhong hua zhang fu
1978 Shao Lin san shi liu fang
1978 Lao hu tian ji
1977 Hong Xi Guan
1977 Gong fu xiao zi
1976 Lan tou He
1969 Tian cai gong fu
1985 Pi li shi jie
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