John Chui Jong-shinn studied martial arts since childhood at the Oriental Drama Academy. In 1966, along with fellow Academy student Tony Ching Siu-tung, he performed in director King Hu’s Come Drink with Me (1966), beginning his film career. Chui acted in films and, in the 1970s, worked at TVB as martial artist and supporting actor, moving up to action choreographer in 1978, for the series Shaolin Ex Monk and The Ways of Kung Fu.
Chui also worked in film, serving as choreographer and actor in such films as Kung-Fu Vs Yoga (1979), The Rebellious Reign (1980) and Shaolin Temple Against Lama (1980), earning notice for his performances in those films. He co-choreographed with Ching Witch from Nepal (1986) and A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), the former winning Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the latter nominated for the same honor.
Chui had directed two films, Tough Beauty and Sloppy Shop (1995), starring Yuen Biao and Cynthia Kahn, and Bloody Secret (2000), starring Ray Lui and Anthony Wong.
While continuing to act, playing mostly gangsters or killers in both film and television, Chui also remained active as choreographer, on such films as A Chinese Fairy Tale (2011) and television shows like The Four (2008) and Sniper Standoff (2013) as well as TV series in China.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The Golden Nightmare||LO Po Shan|
||Tough Beauty and Sloppy Shop|
||Tough Beauty and the Sloppy Slop||YUEN Bun|