Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993) was an American actor and martial artist. He was the first child of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell (née Emery), the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. At the age of thirteen, after his father's passing, Lee studied acting and pursued martial arts. By 1986 Lee joined David Carradine in ABC's Kung Fu: The Movie, where he received second billing and starred in his first leading role in Ronny Yu's Hong Kong action film Legacy of Rage.
Shortly after he returned to Kung Fu for the spin-off pilot named Kung Fu: The Next Generation (1987), one episode of TV show Ohara (1988) and starred in his second action film the low budget Laser Mission (1989). In the 1990s, he started to work with major Hollywood studios working on action oriented films. The first was with Warner Bros' buddy cop-action film Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), directed by Mark L. Lester and co-starring Dolph Lundgren. This followed with the title role in Dwight H. Little's Rapid Fire (1992) produced by 20th Century Fox.
In 1992, he landed his breakthrough role as Eric Draven in Alex Proyas' The Crow, based on the comic book of the same name, which would be his final film. On March 31, 1993, only days away from completing the film, Lee died during surgery when injured on the set of The Crow after being shot by a prop gun that fired the tip of a dummy round that was accidentally lodged in the chamber. The film was completed by re-writing the script, CGI, and stunt doubles, and released one year after Lee's death to critical and commercial success. It is now considered a cult classic.