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Also Known As: Brandon Bruce Lee Died: March 31, 1993
Born: February 1, 1965 Cause of Death: gunshot
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA Profession: actor

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Strikingly handsome Asian-American actor was the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee and a Swedish-American mother. Lee began performing in regional theater while still in high school. After studying theater in college, Lee received his first break when cast in "Kung Fu: The Movie" (1986), the TV revival of the popular ABC series of the 1970s. He portrayed an assassin on the trail of David Carradine's Cain. (Ironically, the role of Cain was originally conceived for Bruce Lee.) Lee made his feature debut that same year in "Legacy of Rage," a Hong Kong-produced action movie shot entirely in Cantonese. He went on to play the wisecracking sidekick of Dolph Lundgren in "Showdown in Little Tokyo" (1991). 1992 marked the beginning of his brief career as a Hollywood lead with the modest action film "Rapid Fire." Determined not to be just an action star, Lee chose to star in the dark melodrama "The Crow" (1993). His life came to a tragic end when he was accidentally shot during filming.

Strikingly handsome Asian-American actor was the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee and a Swedish-American mother. Lee began performing in regional theater while still in high school. After studying theater in college, Lee received his first break when cast in "Kung Fu: The Movie" (1986), the TV revival of the popular ABC series of the 1970s. He portrayed an assassin on the trail of David Carradine's Cain. (Ironically, the role of Cain was originally conceived for Bruce Lee.) Lee made his feature debut that same year in "Legacy of Rage," a Hong Kong-produced action movie shot entirely in Cantonese. He went on to play the wisecracking sidekick of Dolph Lundgren in "Showdown in Little Tokyo" (1991). 1992 marked the beginning of his brief career as a Hollywood lead with the modest action film "Rapid Fire." Determined not to be just an action star, Lee chose to star in the dark melodrama "The Crow" (1993). His life came to a tragic end when he was accidentally shot during filming.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rapid Fire (1992) Jake Lo
2.
 Showdown In Little Tokyo (1991) Johnny Murata
3.
 Laser Mission (1990) Gold
4.
 Kung Fu: The Movie (1986) Chung Wang
5.
 Legacy of Rage (1986)
7.
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Attended high school in Los Angeles
1965:
Spent the first eight years of his life in Hong Kong
1987:
Cast in the pilot, "Kung Fu: The Next Generation"
1986:
First professional acting debut in TV movie "Kung Fu: The Movie"
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Instructed in martial arts by his father, Bruce Lee
1993:
Last feature, "The Crow"
1986:
Made feature debut in "Legacy of Rage"
1992:
Signed a multi-picture deal with Carolco Pictures
1991:
Signed three-picture deal with 20th Century-Fox
1992:
Starred in his first major Hollywood feature, "Rapid Fire"
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Education

Emerson College: Boston, Massachusetts -
The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute: New York, New York -

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companion:
Eliza Hutton. Story editor. Engaged to be married on April 17, 1993.

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father:
Bruce Lee. Actor, martial arts expert. Born in 1941; died on July 20, 1973 due to a swelling of the brain.
mother:
Linda Lee. An American of Swedish heritage.
sister:
Shannon Lee.

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