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1. Jackie Chan
Actor | Ngo si seoi
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.
Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ...
2. Andy Lau
Actor | Mou gaan dou
Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same...
3. Donnie Yen
Actor | Yip Man
Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.
There, Master Bow-sim ...
4. Lung Ti
Actor | Ying hung boon sik
Lung Ti was born on August 19, 1946 in Guangdong Province, China as Tam Fu Wing. He is an actor and director, known for A Better Tomorrow (1986), Drunken Master II (1994) and Dynasty of Blood (1973). He has been married to Min-Ming Tao since May 22, 1975. They have one child.
Stunts | Yip Man
Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ...
Actor | Da zui xia
Hung Lieh Chen was born on June 7, 1943 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor and director, known for Come Drink with Me (1966), Wo ban cai yun fei (1978) and Two Graves to Kung Fu (1974). He was married to Yin-Tze Pan. He died on November 24, 2009 in Hong Kong, China.
7. David Chiang
Actor | Ci Ma
David Chiang was born in Suzhou, China on June 29, 1947. His mother Hung Wei and father Yim Dut were very popular movie stars. Young David began his acting career at a very early age, appearing in black & white films while he was only 4 years old. "John" is David's real English name, while "David" ...
Actor | Mou gaan dou
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
After working in several TV Series, he shot to ...
10. Nicholas Tse
Actor | Shi yue wei cheng
Nicholas was born in Hong Kong, China. He attended school in Vancouver, Canada. He also attended school for a short time in Phoenix, Arizona before moving back to Hong Kong with his parents Patrick Yin Tse and Deborah Dik, and his sister, Jennifer (Ting Ting). Nicholas started his singing career ...
11. Siu-Lung Leung
Actor | Kung fu
Born in Hong Kong in 1948, 'Bruce' Leung Siu-Lung was the eldest of twelve brothers (which included stuntman/martial arts actor/action choreographer 'Tony' Leung Siu-Hung) and he obtained his martial arts training from his father at the Cantonese Opera. He also learned different forms of Karate and...
12. Biao Yuen
Actor | Bai ga jai
Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as ...
13. Bruce Lee
Actor | Meng long guo jiang
Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...
Actor | Mou gaan dou
Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...
17. Andy On
Actor | Blackhat
Andy On was born on May 11, 1977, in Providence, Rhode Island. A non-martial artist, Andy had always loved Jackie Chan movies and emulated his moves from flips and kicks at his home. In early 2000, while working as a bartender in Rhode Island, someone suggested he should become an actor. Andy, who ...
18. Alan Tang
Actor | Zoi jeung gong woo
Alan Tang, named Tang Kwong Wing, was born September 20, 1946, the year of the dog, in Guangzhou, PRC. He was the youngest of four children having two older brothers and one older sister.
His early education was at the New Method College or the Sun Fat College. After graduation and having armed ...
19. Simon Yam
Simon Yam was born 19 March, 1955, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He started off as a supermodel before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television ...
20. Jet Li
Actor | The One
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...
Actor | Hak se wui
Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.
23. Jacky Cheung
Actor | Dip huet gai tau
Jacky Cheung was born on July 10, 1961 in Hong Kong as Jacky Cheung Hok Yau. He is an actor, known for Bullet in the Head (1990), As Tears Go By (1988) and The Swordsman (1990). He has been married to May Mei-Mei Lo since February 15, 1996. They have two children.
24. Aaron Kwok
Actor | Fu zi
Aaron Kwok Fu-shing (born 26 October 1965) is a Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actor. He has been active since the 1980s and to the present. He is considered one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. Kwok's onstage dancing and displays is influenced by Michael Jackson. While most of his songs ...
25. Stephen Chow
Actor | Kung fu
Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...
29. Little Unicorn
Actor | Meng long guo jiang
Unicorn Chan (literal translation of his Chinese stage name "kei-luhn", which means Unicorn, and "siu" meaning small), was one of Bruce Lee's best friends since childhood. Along with Bruce, the two were often cast as juvenile delinquents in Hong Kong films. One of their earliest films together was ...
31. Leslie Cheung
Actor | Ah fei zing zyun
Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...
32. Leon Lai
Actor | Do lok tin si
Leon Lai won the 2002 Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in the highly acclaimed horror film, Three, where he portrayed an obsessive husband trying to revive his dead wife with Chinese medicine. In 2003, he appeared in the final installment of the high profile ...
35. Ricky Hui
Actor | Geung see sin sang
Ricky Hui was born in Panyu, Guangdong, China on August 3, 1946. Ricky and his family moved to Hong Kong in 1950. His father played the violin and his mother loved Cantonese opera, therefore, Ricky and his siblings loved music and acting. Ultimately, Ricky and his brothers, Michael Hui and Samuel ...
36. Michael Hui
Actor | Tie ban shao
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 ...
39. Hua Yueh
Actor | Da zui xia
Hua Yueh was born on July 13, 1942 in Shanghai, China as Leung Lok Wah. He was an actor and writer, known for Come Drink with Me (1966), Monkey Goes West (1966) and Three Kingdoms (2008). He was married to Ni Tien. He died on October 20, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
41. Adam Cheng
Actor | Chor Lauheung
Adam Cheng was born on February 24, 1947 in Hong Kong as Cheng Choung-She. He is known for his work on Chor Lauheung (1979), Chu Liu Xiang da jie ju (1983) and Yi tian tu long ji (1978). He has been married to Kuan Ching-Hua since 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Lydia Shum...
43. Yun-Fat Chow
Actor | Wo hu cang long
Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.
Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the ...
50. Siu-Wong Fan
Actor | Lik wong
Siu-Wong Fan was born in Hong Kong in 1973, the son of 1970s kung fu film actor Mei-Sheng Fan. At the age of 14, Siu-Wong traveled to Xushou on the request of his father to take up martial arts because he was virtually a toothpick. There, Siu-Wong studied gymnastics, kung fu, and taekwondo. Fan ...
Actor | Ji dong qi xia
Shui-Fan Fung was born in Guangdong, China in 1945 to a Cantonese opera family. He joined show business in 1971, working with Television Broadcast Limited (TVB), where he appeared in a number of TV series. In 1976, he joined Commercial Television (CTV) as a producer and worked there until its ...
61. Sheng Chiang
Actor | Wu du
Born Chiu Kang-sang on April 4, 1951 in Taiwan. Chiang had family problems from a young age. His family was too large and his parents could not look after him properly, so he was sent to the Fu Sheng Opera School in Taipei, Taiwan. During his time here, he had met friends which would become part of...
63. Chia-Liang Liu
Actor | Jui kuen II
Chia-Liang Liu was born on August 1, 1936 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He is known for his work on Drunken Master II (1994), Legendary Weapons of China (1982) and My Young Auntie (1981). He was married to Jing-Jing Yung and Hsiu-Hsia Ho. He died on June 25, 2013 in Hong Kong, China.
65. Michael Wong
Actor | Transformers: Age of Extinction
Michael Wong has managed to become a star of Asian cinema in Hong Kong despite not even speaking a word of Chinese Cantonese, and he had no training in martial arts; in Asia, the actor known for his starring role in action film Fei hu xiong xin (1994) and Fei hu (1996) where he plays a cop; for ...
66. Jung-Lee Hwang
Actor | Ying zhao tie bu shan
Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. Known for his powerful and deadly kicks on screen as well as off, Hwang has a reputation as the Lord of the Superkickers. Born in Japan, Hwang's family moved back to their native Korea, where at the age of 14, Hwang began taking the national martial art of...
69. Shawn Yue
Actor | Mou gaan dou
Branded as the next "Nicholas Tse", Shawn Yue was born and raised in Hong Kong. Spotted at an early age on the streets of Hong Kong by agents of the famous Hong Kong modelling agency "Starz People". He has modelled for Giordano, Sony, Timberland, Gillette, Meko, and is currently a spokesmodel for ...
70. Gallen Lo
Actor | Kongzi
Gallen Lo was born on December 16, 1962 in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony as Ho-Leung Lo. He is an actor, known for Confucius (2011), Fatal Mission (1991) and Sat yip wong dai (1999). He has been married to Yan Su since December 12, 2009. They have one child. He was previously married to Man-Yee ...
Actor | Lat sau san taam
Philip Kwok began his career as a circus acrobat and worked in the Peking Opera, unlike many others, he had not aspired to work in the film industry. He began working as a stuntman and eventually worked his way into leading roles. His performance in Boxer Rebellion caught Director Chang Cheh's ...
73. Jing Wu
Actor | Zhan lang
Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi ...
75. Danny Lee
Actor | Dip huet seung hung
Danny Lee Sau-Yin, was born in 1952 in Shanghai. Lee did not do so well in school and sometimes dropped out to help support his family by working. While growing up, he held policemen in high regard and so, upon graduating high school, he tried entering the police academy, but could not complete the...
77. Yu-Hang To
Actor | Yip Man chin chyun
To Yu-hang probably has his close resemblance to Donnie Yen to thank for winning the titular role in The Legend Is Born: Ip Man. After all, it was Yen's portrayal of the late Wing Chun master in Ip Man and its sequel that turned the character into a cinematic canon.
At first glance, Hong Kong star ...
79. Brandon Lee
Actor | The Crow
Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...
81. Chen Chang
Chang Chen, an international renowned actor, first earned his attention at the age of 14 when he took the lead role in A Brighter Summer Day. Since then, he was nominated three times at the Golden Horse Awards, and several times for best actor at the Berlinale and the Cannes Film Festival. He won ...
89. Jimmy Lin
Actor | Jue dai shuang jiao
Jimmy Lin was born on October 15, 1974 in Taipei, Taiwan as Lin Chi-Ying. He is known for his work on The Legendary Siblings (1999), Tai Bei shen hua (1985) and Chai tin dai sing suen ng hung (2002). He has been married to Ruo-Yi Chen since 2010. They have three children.
90. Vanness Wu
Actor | Jin Xiu Wei Yang
Vanness was born in Santa Monica, California. He is an Chinese (Taiwanese) American. He loves to play sports and is very active. He is a good singer from his past boy band, F4 (aka JVKV) and the best dancer He has been singing and dancing since he was young, he used hang out with a band called L.A ...
92. Ekin Cheng
Actor | Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha
Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. Earlier in his career he was known as Noodle Cheng, though he has now reverted to a more conventional-sounding first name. Sometimes he uses Dior (because that was what it sounded like when his younger sister tried to call him) as a first...
95. Sheng Fu
Actor | Na Zha
Born Chang Fu-Sheng to a wealthy family on October 20th, 1954, in Hong Kong. His English adopted name was Alexander. He was the ninth of 11 siblings. He was considered his father's favorite. Unlike the rest of his family, he showed little interest in academic and had no desire to try his hand in ...
100. Siu-Ho Chin
Actor | Jing wu ying xiong
Siu-Ho Chin was born on January 26, 1963 in Hong Kong. He is known for his work on Fist of Legend (1994), Tai-Chi Master (1993) and The Masked Avengers (1981). He has been married to Sin-Ming Yau since 2001. They have one child. He was previously married to Sharon Kwok.