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Chinese name  熊欣欣
Role  Martial Artist
Name  Hung Yan-yan

Other name(s)  Xiong Xinxin
Origin  Hong Kong
Spouse  Carrie Choi
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Pinyin  Xiong Xinxin (Mandarin)
Jyutping  Hung4 Jan1jan1 (Cantonese)
Born  25 February 1965 (age 58) Guangxi, China (1965-02-25)
Occupation  actor, action director, stuntman
Nominations  Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography, Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Movies  7 Assassins, Shaolin, Once Upon a Time in China II, Once Upon a Time in China III, Once Upon a Time in China an
Similar People  Max Mok, Tsui Hark, Eric Tsang, Lau Kar‑leung, Benny Chan

Hung Yan-yan, also known as Xiong Xinxin, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman and action director originally from Liuzhou, Guangxi, China. He was the stunt double for martial arts superstar Jet Li.


Early life

Hung was born in Guangxi, China in 1965. He was placed in a martial arts school at age 12 after he was taken away from school. Hung trained for 12 years and won multiple championships.

Film career

After training, he went to Hong Kong and was discovered by famous filmmaker Lau Kar-leung, who was at that time filming Martial Arts of Shaolin starring Jet Li, and hired Hung as Li's stunt double. He then moved to Hong Kong in 1988. There, Hung became a stuntman. later an actor and action director. He had small roles as an actor.

Later, Hung was Jet Li's stunt double again, this time for Once Upon a Time in China. Many action were too dangerous for Li because he has passed down his physical prime despite being a wushu champion. Jet Li also hurt his ankle badly on the set so Hung had to perform a lot of action.

Hung was then Li's stunt double again in the sequel, Once Upon a Time in China II. He was also featured a role as the leader of the White Lotus Sect, Kung.

He was featured another role in Once Upon a Time in China III as Clubfoot, a fighting enforcer who fights Wong Fei-hung (Li) and loses and being terribly injured and became a disciple of Wong. He showcases his skills which includes his electrifying acrobats and moves. Hung reprised his role as Clubfoot in the next two sequels which do not feature Li, instead it featured Vincent Zhao, who was much younger than Li and more physical so Hung was not much featured as a stunt double. He reprised his role again in the Once Upon a Time in China TV series and in Once Upon a Time in China and America which again features Jet Li and is the last of the Once Upon a Time in China series.

He was featured as the main villain, Prince Twelve, in Yuen Wo Ping's Hero Among Heroes starring Donnie Yen. His role was first a friend of Yen's character, So Chan, then turns him into a drug addict and betrays him afterwards.

He was featured as an actor many times.

Hung also followed Tsui Hark to Hollywood in 1998 and featured a brief performance in Double Team.

After working briefly in Hollywood, he returned to Hong Kong. Hung was action director in Chin Siu-tung's Blacksheep Affair and again in Tsui Hark's Time and Tide starring Nicholas Tse.

He again went to Hollywood by serving as stunt choreographer in The Musketeer.

Personal life

Hung is married to Carrie Choi, a former actress, and they have one child. He learned English by reading books.


  • Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986) – Shaolin student
  • Tiger on the Beat (1988) – extra/stuntman
  • City Cops (1989) – Shikamuka's thug
  • Ghost Ballroom (1989) – Mr Lo's thug
  • Aces Go Places V (1989) – Thai horse rider
  • God of Gamblers (1989) – Shing's man
  • Stage Door Johnny (1990) – troublemaker at restaurant
  • Tiger on the Beat 2 (1990)
  • Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon (1990) – Robber
  • Bullet for Hire (1991) – extra
  • Lee Rock II (1991) – Shrimp Head / Lu
  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991) – Shaho gang member
  • Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) – Priest Gao Kung
  • Royal Tramp (1992) – flag holder
  • The Musical Vampire (1992)
  • Forced Nightmare (1992)
  • New Dragon Gate Inn (1992)
  • Once Upon a Time in China III (1993) – Kwai Geuk-Chat (Clubfoot)
  • Hero Among Heroes (1993) – Prince Barac
  • Millionaire Cop (1993) – Robber
  • Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993) – Kwai Geuk-Chat (Clubfoot)
  • To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui (1994) – Bald rascal
  • The Other Side of the Sea (1994)
  • Once Upon a Time in China V (1994) – Kwai Geuk-Chat (Clubfoot)
  • Wonder Seven (1994) – Shaolin Monk
  • The Chinese Feast (1995) – Chef Wong Wing
  • The Blade (1995) – Fei Lung / Flying Dragon (Falcon)
  • The Little Drunken Masters (1995)
  • Fist of Fury (1995)
  • Wong Fei Hung Series (1996)
  • Tristar (1996) – Loanshark Tai
  • Black Mask (1996) – Jimmy
  • Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997) – Kwai Geuk-Chat (Clubfoot)
  • Double Team (1997) - Stavros' Man in hotel
  • Till Death Do Us Part (1998)- Bill
  • The Blacksheep Affair (1998) – Captain Kiang
  • Star Runner (2003) – Spectator irritating Prof. Cheung
  • In the Blue (2006)
  • Playboy Cops (2008) – Scorpion Yong
  • The Butterfly Lovers (2008) – Martial Arts Teacher
  • Coweb (2009) – Brief Appearance, Club Manager
  • Vampire Warriors (2010)
  • Bad Blood (2010) – Kong
  • Shaolin (2011) – Sou Xiang Tu
  • All Men Are Brothers (2011) – Luan Tingyu
  • The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
  • Tai Chi 0 (2012)
  • Tai Chi Hero (2012)
  • Glory Days (2012)
  • Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
  • The Master (2015)
  • Stuntman

  • Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
  • Once Upon a Time in China (1992)
  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
  • Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
  • Tiger On The Beat 2 (1990)
  • City Cops (1989)
  • Tiger On The Beat (1988)
  • Yellow River Fighter (1988)
  • Action director

  • Tiger on the Beat 2 (1990)
  • Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon (1990)
  • Wonder Seven (1994)
  • Tristar (1996)
  • ...Till Death Do Us Part (1998)
  • Time and Tide (2000)
  • Reunion (2002)
  • Seven Swords (2005)
  • In the Blue (2006)
  • Coweb (2009)
  • Assistant action director

  • Aces Go Places V (1989)
  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
  • Dragon Inn (1992)
  • Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)
  • Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
  • The Blacksheep Affair (1998)
  • Director

  • Coweb (2009)
  • Executive producer

  • Into the Blue (2006)
  • References

    Hung Yan-yan Wikipedia