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Kenneth Tsang

Kenneth Tsang Kong (born 1938) is a Hong Kong actor. Tsang's career has spanned 50 years and included a variety of acting roles. Tsang was born in Hong Kong with family roots in Zhongshan, Guangdong. He attended high school in Texas, U.S. and received a degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He returned to Hong Kong in the early 1960s but was bored by the work. His older sister, Jeanette Lin Tsui  was a film star at the time and provided Tsang with several connections in the industry which boosted his acting career. In the media, Lin Tsui was always presented as Tsang's younger sister instead as it was moreover uncommon for female stars to reveal their age. Tsang's film debut was in the movie The Feud (1955), when he was just 16, which was followed by a role in Who Isn't Romantic? (1956). In the mid 1960s, Tsang starred in detective films and classic kung fu movies with (at the time) Hong Kong teen idols Connie Chan Po-chu and Josephine Siao. Tsang also appeared in a few Wong Fei-Hung movies in the late 1960s. In the 1986, Tsang worked as taxi cab owner, Ken, in John Woo's A Better Tomorrow. Subsequent collaborations with Woo included the role of Ken in A Better Tomorrow 2 in 1987, police officer Danny Lee's murdered partner in The Killer in 1989, and the strict adoptive father of Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung in Once a Thief in 1991. Tsang also filmed several Singaporean Chinese dramas during the 1990s, one of his most notable works there was the 1995 epic The Teochew Family and The Unbeatables II Up to this point, Tsang had played roles in mainly Hong Kong movies. His first Hollywood film was The Replacement Killers (1998), also the Hollywood debut of co-star Chow Yun-fat. Tsang appeared alongside Chow once again in Anna and the King as well as Jackie Chan in Rush Hour 2. Tsang played General Moon in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002), and he continues to appear in films from his native Hong Kong. Tsang is currently married to Jiao Jiao, a Chinese actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kenneth Tsang, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Sep 2, 1934 In Hong Kong, China
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the movie The Witch 1967-04-11
Latest Project:
Movie Chasing the Dragon 2017-09-28
Known For
Filmography
Movie Chasing the Dragon Sir Chow 2017-09-28
Movie Wonder Mama 2015-05-29
Movie Overheard 3 Uncle To 2014-05-30
Movie Something Good: The Mercury Factor Signor Feng 2013-11-07
Movie Supercapitalist Victor Chang 2012-08-10
Movie Motherland Stanley Tang 2011-03-18
Movie Overheard 2 Tony Wong 2011-08-18
Movie Inseparable Mr. Wang 2011-10-08
Movie Starry Starry Night Xiao Mei's grandfather 2011-11-03
Movie Here Comes Fortune 2010-02-09
Movie Blood Ties Woon Sir 2009-09-10
Movie Prince of Tears General Liu 2009-06-25
Movie Kung Fu Dunk Wang Yiwuan 2008-02-07
Movie The Drummer Stephen Ma 2007-08-09
Movie The Tokyo Trial Hsiang Che-Chun 2006-09-01
Movie Memoirs of a Geisha The General 2005-12-06
Movie Butterfly Flavia's father 2004-12-02
Movie The Touch Ping 2002-08-01
Movie Die Another Day General Moon 2002-11-17
Movie Rush Hour 2 Captain Chin 2001-08-03
Movie Funeral March Wong Cheuk Kong 2001-09-25
Movie Killer Prince 2000-02-24
Movie The Replacement Killers Terence Wei 1998-02-06
Movie The Blacksheep Affair Lone Moon / Tasta 1998-10-31
Movie Bishonen Sam's Father 1998-09-11
Movie Long and Winding Road Bosco Chow 1994-08-04
Movie The Bare-Footed Kid Ke Hu Pu 1993-04-03
Movie Lover of the Swindler 1993-07-15
Movie The Trail 1993-12-09
Movie Police Story 3: Super Cop Khun Chaibat 1992-07-04
Movie Angel Terminators Ken Zheng 1992-10-10
Movie Queen's High Fan Yau Tim 1991-01-12
Movie Bury Me High President of Carrinan 1991-01-10
Movie The Banquet Chef 1991-11-30
Movie Once a Thief Chow / Dad 1991-02-02
Movie To Be Number One Chief Inspector Lui Ko-Tin 1991-04-15
Movie Inspector Pink Dragon Chief Insp Pao 1991-11-07
Movie Promising Miss Bowie Mr. Chow 1990-06-14
Movie Brief Encounter In Shinjuku Mr Tseng 1990-02-16
Movie Return to Action 1990-03-29
Movie Sleazy Dizzy Chief Inspector Lee 1990-06-15
Movie Point of No Return Uncle Min 1990-10-25
Movie Darkside of Chinatown Uncle Kwan 1989-01-14
Movie Triads: The Inside Story Supt. Chan Tin-Lok 1989-01-01
Movie I am Sorry 1989-05-10
Movie Thank You, Sir Mr Tsang 1989-08-19
Movie Princess Madam Cheung 1989-11-23
Movie The Killer Sgt. Tsang Yeh 1989-07-06
Movie Last Romance 1988-12-08
Movie Return of the Lucky Stars Uncle Kin 1988-12-24
Movie A Better Tomorrow II Ken 1987-12-17
Movie A Better Tomorrow Ken 1986-08-02
Movie Royal Warriors Captain Lau Chi-Shing 1986-01-01
Movie Peking Opera Blues General Cho 1986-09-06
Movie My Will, I Will 1986-11-20
Movie The Body Is Willing Francis Chao 1983-11-19
Movie Wild Cherry Unknown 1982-03-18
Movie The Secret 1979-10-31
Movie Blood Reincarnation 1974-10-03
Movie The Call-Girls 1973-04-19
Movie The Awaken Punch 1973-05-23
Movie The Money-tree Hsiao-cheung 1973-06-16
Movie The Brave and the Evil Bandit Jie Fei 1971-02-01
Movie Choi Lee Fat 1970-11-04
Movie I'll Get You One Day Wong Dai Wai 1970-05-12
Movie Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Unknown 1970-12-10
Movie Teddy Girls 1969-04-03
Movie Wise Wives and Foolish Husbands Alan Lee Si Kong 1969-03-26
Movie The Little Warrior General Sheung Kwun Hung 1969-03-10
Movie The Youth Chow Hoi-Kit 1969-02-23
Movie Sky Dragon Castle Ngo Sei Hoi 1969-04-23
Movie Wong Fei-Hung's Combat with the Five Wolves 1969-05-20
Movie Famous Swordsman Tin Kiu 1969-12-04
Movie The Prodigal Oi-Lun 1969-09-23
Movie Sword of Emei Au Gong 1969-09-10
Movie Purple Night 1968-04-10
Movie Hotel Lavender 1968-05-22
Movie Wong Fei-Hung: Duel for the Championship 1968-11-15
Movie The Sword and Knife (Conclusion) 1968-09-06
Movie The Witch Gold Hand Scholar 1967-04-11
Movie Paragon of Sword and Knife 1967-12-20
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