Older brother of Li Long-Yin. Also known as Xiao San (Little 3).
Li Yi-Min attended the Lu Kwan Peking Opera school. He was classmates with actors like Jack Long and Robert Tai. There he learned the skills that he'd need to become an actor. He joined Shaw Brothers in the 70s. He appeared in the film Seven Man Army (1976) and is considered to be one of Chang Cheh's fourth generation disciples. Later, he eventually returned to Taiwan to make more films there.