Date of Birth : Jul 17th 1960
Hong Kong actor working in the American movie industry. Usually appearing in martial arts films, he is best known for his appearances in the Mortal Kombat films, as well as the 1997 Chris Farley comedy Beverly Hills Ninja. Shou’s first real dramatic role was in Forbidden Nights in 1990, with Melissa Gilbert. Though only a TV film, this was his first American debut. However, Shou went back to Hong Kong and continued making movies there. By this time, he was more choosy about the roles he would play. He wanted other roles besides that of a bodyguard or a stuntman. He began turning down roles, and after nine years, he was bored and ready to quit acting until his friend Hulk Hogan convinced him otherwise.
In 1994, Shou returned to Los Angeles to start an import/export business. Then he got the call from his agent, ranting about a “perfect role” for him in a movie called Mortal Kombat. Robin was uninterested, assuming he would be playing Liu Kang, a monk warrior seeking revenge. His agent begged him to audition, and he did; seven auditions later, he was cast as Liu Kang.
Shou also appears in a minor role in another fighting video game adaptation, DOA: Dead or Alive, based on Tecmo’s video game series of the same name, produced by Mortal Kombat director Paul W. S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt. His newest role was Gen in 2009’s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Shou trained Milla Jovovich for her role in Resident Evil.