Biography from 1989 Excellent Adventure
Known as a top stuntman and martial-arts expert, Leong has appeared in such
films as "Lethal Weapon," "The Golden Child," "She?s
Having a Baby," "Steele Justice," "Big Trouble in Little
China" and "Running Scared." On television, Leong has
guest-starred on "Magnum, P.I.," "The Equalizer,"
"Spenser for Hire" and "The A-Team." He is also adept
at "lion dancing," a form of street performance based on an ancient
ritual in which Leong and a partner are clad in massive, colorful masks and
There's no doubt that Al Leong has made a lasting impression in
the film world, carving a niche in the category of character actor. People
know they have seen him before, and for good reason! He has worked
extensively in movies, making film appearances which are notable and carry real
Lithe and agile, Al Leong's stunt work is called to play in many
of his film appearances and his stuntwork list on IMDb is almost as long as his
movie credits. His most notable role was that of Mel Gibson's torturer in Lethal
Weapon. He also made appearances in Beverly Hills Cop 3, Escape
from L.A., Godzilla, The Scorpion King and Forbidden Warrior.
His recent television appearances include a recurring role in
the first season of 24, and guest shots in That 70's Show and Deadwood.
Al has also made his mark behind the camera, acting as sword
fighting consultant on The Scorpion King and writing and directing the
film Daddy Tell Me a Story in 2000.
Al is slated to appear in the 2008 film
Confessions of an Action Star.
Last updated: 4/6/12
For a list of Al's acting credits,
please visit the Internet Movie Database