Michael Hui was born in Guangzhou, China on September 3, 1942. He went to La Salle College, and then earned his degree in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He came to the Hong Kong entertainment industry running the comedic "Hui Brothers Show." Shortly afterward, in went into films in the early 1970s. He would often star with his brothers Ricky Hui and Samuel Hui in his comedies, usually movies about pitting their wits against the odds to earn instant money. Hui in these series of films was often referred to as "Mr. Boo" by the Japanese market. By the 1980s through the 1990s, Hui has continued acting and producing his own comedies, most of his movies being centered on the quest for wealth. His satirical comedies, deadpan delivery, character-driven storyline and his charming wit makes him one of the most popular actors and comedians in Hong Kong. In 2006, he became host of Hong Kong's version of "Deal or no Deal."