Bruce Li

Bruce Li is one of the stage names of Ho Chung Tao (Chinese: 何宗道; pinyin: Hé Zōngdào), a Taiwanese martial artist and Bruce Lee imitator who starred in martial arts movies from the Bruceploitation movement. He went to play a stuntman in Taiwan and Hong Kong under the name of James Ho. At the death of Bruce Lee, Ho Chung Tao's real career began. Hong Kong studios noticed that Ho resembled the kung fu star. They first employed him in Conspiracy before the producers of Game of Death asked him to finish their movie in Lee's role. Ho declined the offer. After this, Ho was employed by producer-actor Jimmy Shaw who gave him the name of Bruce Li. "The producer gave me the name Bruce Li, L-I. But, I don't like it, because I can act like him, but I can't be him." While Ho was finishing his military service, he appeared in Good Bye Bruce Lee. He would star in other documentaries in 1976 with The Young Bruce Lee and Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth. As Li, his career improved dramatically. Some Taiwanese and Hong Kong producers decided to directly credit him as "Bruce Lee", even going so far as to use the real Bruce Lee's picture on posters.


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