Lo Lieh was born in Indonesia, went to China to school and graduated at the conclusion of a drama school in Hong Kong. In 1964 he was awarded a firm contract for the production firm of Shaw Brothers and began a long-lasting, over 200 films extensive career in action movies. Later, he worked alongside his acting work as a writer, director and producer. Mid-1970s, he also appeared in a number of European co-productions.
In 1973 he founded his own production company, Lo film. Lo Lieh was married among other colleague Tong Ka - Lai.