Born in Taipei, he began acting at the age of nine and was the youngest ever actor nominee in the Golden Horse Awards for his leading role in Growing Up (1983).
He started his directing career in 2000 and established Honto Productions Inc. in 2002. His TV works have been considered innovative ways of producing TV drama or comedy. His first feature film, What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? won the 2008 FIPRESCI Prize at the Golden Horse Awards, NETPAC Award at Rotterdam Film Festival and was selected for 2008 Durban, Moscow and Warsaw International Film Festivals, the Rome Asian Film Festival and 2007 South Film Festival.
Doze is the director, producer and writer of Monga.