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Lee Hoi-chuen
Chinese name 李海泉 (Traditional)
Chinese name 李海泉 (Simplified)
Pinyin Lǐ Hǎiquán (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lei5 Hoi2 Cyun4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Lee Moon Shuen 李滿船
Born 4 February 1901(1901-02-04)
Shunde, Guangdong, China
Died 7 February 1965 (aged 64)
Hong Kong
Children Bruce Lee (1940-1973)
Robert Lee (b. 1943)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lee.

Lee Hoi-chuen (Chinese: 李海泉pinyin: Lǐ Hǎiquán; Yale: Lei5 Hoi2 Cyun4) (4 February 1901 – 7 February 1965) was Bruce Lee's father and was a Hong Kong Cantonese opera singer and film actor.

Lee Hoi-chuen and his wife, Grace Ho, were in San Francisco in 1940 when Bruce Lee was born; they were on a one-year U.S. tour with the Cantonese Opera Company. Their other son Robert, Bruce's younger brother was famous in Hong Kong during the 1960s as the lead singer and founder of a popular beat band The Thunderbirds.[1][2]

Lee Hoi-chuen died aged 64, a week after the birth of his grandson, Brandon Lee.


  1. Huowang fangong shisi nian (1958)
  2. Hou chuang (1955)
  3. Gu ling jing guai (1952)
  4. Xi lu xiang (1950)
  5. Huang jin shi jie (1948)

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