Harry Mok began his entrepreneurial career in the entertainment industry early on due to his well-known expertise in the martial arts field. He was inducted into more than 16 Black Belt and World Masters Halls of Fame, has received the “Presidential Gold Champion Award,” and the “Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.” Harry began his early training at the age of 8, performing Lion Dancing (Martin Jue) and studying Shotokan (Norman Fong), Choy Lay Fut (Doc Fai Wong), Sil Lum (Wing Lam), Kajukenbo/Jukendo (Earl Boles Sr.) and holds the rank of 9th degree in the Kajukenbo Gaylord Method under SGM Pete Morales.
Compelled to express his martial arts talents and bring martial arts awareness to the screen, Harry began working as an actor/stuntman, performing and/or starring in such films as Rambo II, Uncommon Valor, TC 2000, Talons of the Eagle, Femme Fontaine, For Life or Death, College Kickboxers, The Vineyard, Tiger Claws II, Ninja Busters, Forbidden Power, and others.
In 1987, Harry created and produced his first full length feature film, The Vineyard, starring and directed by veteran actor James Hong and released by New World Pictures. Thereafter, Harry was subsequently requested to utilize his considerable talents by producing for Atari Games/Time Warner Interactive, creating action fighting games.
Harry Mok would go on to direct music videos and commercials for the burgeoning music industry, producing, directing, and writing the majority of his work, acquiring an unparalleled reputation for his creativity and technical experience. In 1998, Harry received directing/producing awards for the first ever Jimi Hendrix music video for Universal MCA Records and Experience Hendrix. Recently, Harry completed an animated series and comic book novel for Lions Gate Entertainment starring Shaquille O’Neal, based from his creative concept entitled, Hoopfighter, where he successfully integrated full contact martial arts with basketball.
Harry was on the producing team of Blue Dream Studios animated feature film entitled, Animal Crackers, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Sir Ian Mckellen, Sylvester Stallone, Danny Devito, Gilbert Gottfried, Patrick Warburton, Harvey Fierstein, Raven Symone, Wallace Shawn, Tara Strong, and more. Harry’s latest adventure with Blue Dream Studio’s was Pet Robots.
Harry recently completed development of a feature film that he has written and will be produced and directed by Harry, entitled, Lion Dance. Harry calls it, the Kung Fu version of the Karate Kid. Up until he passed away, Harry continued to train 5-6 days a week and gave seminars when his busy schedule allowed.
Grandmaster Harry Mok passed away on January 27, 2022 after fighting COVID-19. He was one of the most loved and respected people in the martial arts and in life. Our hearts will remain broken for many years to come, but we will see Harry again, which is our only consolation. RIP dear friend. We will see you when our time comes.