Hui was born in 1958 at the Shandong province. As a youth Hui was sent to a Peking Opera school because his family was impoverished, and he managed to start make a living at age 12 by performing martial arts. Hui then became a stuntman at Shaw Brothers and later an actor, starring in films such as "The Convict Killer" and "Ambitious Kung Fu Girl". He had also starred in the leading role of Hsu Hsiao-Ming's "Gang Master" with Chen Kuan-Tai, Pai Piao and Tai Liang-Chun. After completing his contract with Shaw Brothers, Hui continued to work on-screen with other film companies, while becoming a martial arts choreographer off-screen. He had starred in "Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars" and "The Blade". He had also choreographed for "The Final Test" and "Woman in Lust". In 1999, Hui was nominated the Best Action Choreography for "Generation Pendragon" at the 36th Golden Horse Awards, an honorable acknowledgement to his achievements. Hui had also starred in various drama serials for Hong Kong's TVB, including "The Foundation", "The Battle Field" and "The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung".