Being trained by master of Liu's Hung martial arts, Liu Cham, during his early childhood, Gordon was greatly impressed by Liu's skills and adopted the new name Liu Chia-hui.
He is the adopted brother of the greatest Shaw Brothers director, Liu Chia-liang. He is almost always playing a bald monk of some sort.
He started his movie career as a stunt-man and got promoted to martial arts instructor afterwards. His debut project was Shaolin Martial Arts in which he played a supporting role. In the Challenge of the master, director Liu Chia-liang successfully moulded him to be a "Hero of Kung-fu" and he was in the main cast for the movie, too. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin marked the success of Liu and he followed this role and made several Kung-fu movies; amongst those, he always portrayed himself as the "Kung-fu Monk".
He played two roles in the "Kill Bill" films, one as the bald, kato-masked yakuza bodyguard, Johnny Mo, and one as the cruel, white-haired, and powerful kung fu master, Pai Mei. This makes him only one of two actors to appear in both Kill Bill films playing different characters. The other person to play separate roles in both films is Michael Parks.
Suffered a major stroke that left his right side paralyzed. His legal guardian, Amy Fan, brought him to a nursing facility for recovery while she handled his legal affairs. [June 2013]