Enter Another Dragon
The Lesser Known Stars of Bruceploitation
A guide to the often overlooked stars of the world of Bruceploitation. Although not as well-known as the three major Bruce Lee Clone actors, there have been others that have made a career out of impersonating The Little Dragon. Whilst some went on to have a more fruitful career away from ‘Bruceploitation’ movies, others have completely disappeared from the film industry.
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Hong Kong’s “Big Brother” Sammo Hung worked with the real deal on Enter the Dragon and later made his own homage to Bruce Lee in Enter the Fat Dragon, Skinny Tiger Fatty Dragon and Millionaire’s Express
Bruce Leung Siu-Lung
The Hong Kong born actor has had a long career outside of the Bruceploitation movies but starred in one of the most bizarre entries of sub-genre with The Dragon Lives Again.
Rey Malonzo (Bruce Ly)
The second Pinoy Bruce Lee clone, who would later have a political career in the Philippines, starred in movies such as Chaku Master and They Call Him Bruce Lee..
Danny Lee Sau-Yin
Famous for his role opposite Chow Yun Fat in John Woo’s The Killer but as an upcoming star, Danny Lee was chosen by the Shaw Brothers studio to play Bruce Lee in the highly exploitative Bruce Lee and I…
Jun Chong (Bruce K.L Lea)
Grandmaster Jun Chong’s entry into Bruceploitation came when his movie Visitor of America was re-titled as Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave by distributors.
Also known as Chen Ya Po. Reportedly a business man from Hong Kong who was chosen for his remarkable resemblance to Bruce Lee by Golden Harvest to be used to complete Game of Death. Can be seen in most of the close up scenes in the movie.
Henry Yu Yung (Bruce Ly)
Hong Kong actor Henry Yu Yung had a long career in kung fu movies and television before making a move to try and break into the American film market. Relaunching himself in the early 1990’s as Bruce Ly and starred in Open Fire and Chinatown Connection.
Bruce Lai (Real name unknown)
Bruce Lee number 3 in the Clones of Bruce Lee, he also starred Dragon On Fire.
UPDATE *** Real name now discovered, check back later for more further information.
Bruce Thai (Real name unknown)
The real identity of this actor is unknown. Starred in The Clones of Bruce Lee as ‘chuck’, the contact in the Philippines who helps bust up the drug smuggling operation. Can also be seen in the Jackie Chan rip-off movie, Fearless Hyena 3 (aka Fearless Master).
Bruce Lei (Real name unknown)
Also credited as Steve Lee, this Indonesian actor starred starred in Cobra and Steel Fisted Dragon. No further information is known about this actor, including his real name or other acting roles.
Evan C. Kim
Known for his role in the fifth Dirty Harry movie, Dead Pool, along with a long list of television credits. “Kentucky Fried Movie” featured Evan in the comedy spoof of Enter the Dragon, “A Fistful of Yen”.
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