Born in Hong Kong in 1955, Mang Hoi was seven when his mother sent him to The Spring and Autumn Drama School, where he learned Peking Opera under master Fen Ju-hua along with classmates Lam Ching-ying, Stephen Tung Wai and John Lone.
Beginning in the late 1960s, Mang became a child actor and found roles in films such as The Vagabond Swordsman (1968) and The Price of Love (1970). Shortly after leaving school at age 14, he worked as a double and stuntman in Ng See-yuen’s action films, including Call Me Dragon (1974), Little Godfather From Hong Kong (1974), Little Superman (1975) and Kidnap in Rome (1976). Mang became a martial arts choreographer for the first time in Kung Fu vs. Yoga (1979). Joining the Sammo Hung Stunt Team, he worked as action choreographer and actor for various Golden Harvest and D&B productions, including, Zu: The Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983), Heart of the Dragon (1985), Yes, Madam! (1985), Righting Wrongs (1986), Legacy of Rage (1986) and Royal Warriors (1986). His performance in Yes, Madam! won Best Supporting Actor at the 5th Hong Kong Film Awards.
Like many action choreographer, Mang’s success eventually led him to direct. He helmed the Cynthia Rothrock vehicle The Blonde Fury (1989) and the martial arts film The Tantana (1991), starring Chin Ka-lok and Sammo Hung.
Since the 1990s, he was martial arts choreographer for Gambling Ghost (1991), Fight Back to School III (1993), Deadful Melody (1994), The Blade (1995) and The Legendary Amazons (2011). After a ten-year absence, Mang appeared on screen again in Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013).
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