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Originally named Chu Qi-xue with the Anhui lineage, Lu was born in 1956 in Taiwan. At the age of 8, he learnt martial arts at the army-affiliated Junior Lu Guang Drama School. He then applied his skills as a stuntman on screen. He caught the attention of director Chang Cheh and was recommended to Shaw Brothers as an actor. Lu's acting debut was Chang's Shaolin Temple and later appeared mainly in supporting roles. His first lead role came in 1978 with the film The Five Venoms, and it opened the doors for his subsequent villian roles.
Lu's filmography is filled with Chang's works, which include Invincible Shaolin, Crippled Avengers, The Daredevils, The Kid with the Golden Arm, Two Champions of Shaolin, Legend of the Fox, Masked Avengers and House of Traps. He was one of Chang's favorite talents, together with other Taiwanese actors like Chiang Sheng (a.k.a. Chiu Kang-sang), Sun Chien and Chen Tien-chi.
Lu's performance in Shaolin Rescuers had won him the Outstanding Supporting Actor award at the 25th Asian Film Festival in 1979. Afterwards, with the support of Chang, Lu went back to Taiwan and founded a film company together with Kuo Chue and Chiang Sheng, which he starred in the debut film Ruthless Tactics. He has since retired from the limelight after appearing in Shanghai 13 in 1985.
- Celestial Pictures DVD Biography