WAN Yuk Yu studied under the famous CHAN Kwok Fei for years. Later he became a student of LO Ka Ying and LEE Po Ying. In 1980s and 1990s he led various travelling troupes to perform throughout Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. On returning to Hong Kong he became the leading male player in many performances. In recent years he has achieved artistic breakthroughs, in his attempts to play the roles of the military lead and the clown, to the delight of the audience.