John Chang Wu-lang was born in Guangdong province and grew up in Hong Kong. He started practicing martial arts at an early age, and became a martial arts stuntman and bit part player in the film industry, specializing in villainous roles. After a few years he came to play more important supporting roles as well as serve as stunt coordinator. His best remembered works included Mantis Fists and Tiger Claws of Shaolin (1977), Kung Fu Master Named Drunk Cat (1978), Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow (1979), Two Wondrous Tigers (1979), Duel of the Brave Ones (1980) and The Eagle’s Killer (1981), among others. He also worked as stunt coordinator on various American productions filmed in Hong Kong, such as Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Double Impact (1991) and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993). In 2000 he produced, wrote, directed and starred in as action film Treasure Hunter, after which he faded out from the film industry.
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