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Lam Suet

Lam was born in Tianjin, and came to Hong Kong as a youth in 1979 to receive inheritance money left by his grandfather. Soon after all the money had been squandered and Lam had to work various odd jobs to make a living. In the mid-eighties he got employment on movie sets through the help of friends. He has done different roles, from lighting and props to stage manager and set and script supervisor. Lam gradually developed an interest in acting and by his own account, pestered various directors until they relented and gave him tiny roles. There are two pivotal persons in Lam's acting career. The first is Stephen Chow, who befriended him in his early days as a crew member and cast him in movies like The God of Cookery (1996) and Kung Fu Hustle. The second person is director Johnnie To. Lam has been in over 80 films since 1996 and at least 20 of those have been directed or produced by To. Known for his weight and size, his roles are often as a bumbling secondary character providing comic relief from the most intense nature of To's films. He is perhaps most famous for his various supporting roles in To's films, notably as the bumbling taxi driver Yip in the award winning film Breaking News (2004). The most notable To-Lam collaborations include The Mission, which garnered Lam Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Award, and PTU. Lam was nominated for a Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor and took home the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in PTU. He has also had interesting roles in movies like Wu yen (2001), as the effeminate Prime Minister, and in Diva - Ah Hey (2003), in which he played Charlene Choi's loving and supportive father. Lam has been married for almost a decade. His wife is 10 years his junior and is from the same hometown.


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Born:
In Tianjin, Hong Kong
Movie/TV Credits:
136
First Appeared:
In the movie Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky 1991-10-05
Latest Project:
Movie Election 3 2021
Known For
Poster of Three
Poster of The Constable
Poster of Beauty and the 7 Beasts
Poster of Breaking News
Filmography
Movie Election 3 2021
Movie A Home with a View Butcher 2019-01-18
Movie The Invincible Dragon 2019-06-20
Movie A Better Tomorrow Ha Ge 2018-01-18
Movie Agent Mr. Chan Mr Ma 2018-02-15
Movie Love Contractually 2017-02-16
Movie La Historia Du Un Amor Li Qingzhao 2017-05-27
Movie Colour of the Game Slaughter 2017-08-31
Movie Kill Time Zhang Hongmin 2016-02-14
Movie Trivisa Boss Fong 2016-04-07
Movie Three Fatty (Constable) 2016-06-02
Movie Good Take! 2016-04-14
Movie Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal 2015-05-28
Movie Monk Comes Down the Mountain 2015-07-03
Movie Robbery Convenience store boss 2015-07-05
Movie Heart for Heaven Brother Long 2015-12-31
Movie Saving Mr. Wu Mr. Su 2015-09-30
Movie The Midnight After Suet 2014-02-07
Movie Iceman 2014-04-17
Movie But Always 2014-09-04
Movie Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 John 2014-11-11
Movie Blind Detective Lee Tak Shing 2013-07-04
Movie Better and Better 2013-02-10
Movie Tales From The Dark 1 Boss Lee 2013-07-11
Movie The Constable Ah Wai 2013-11-28
Movie SDU: Sex Duties Unit Robber 2013-07-25
Movie Pay Back 2013-10-10
Movie Fairy Tale Killer Cheung Fai 2012-05-10
Movie Million Dollar Crocodile Big-Mouth Zhao 2012-06-08
Movie All's Well, Ends Well Construction Worker 2012-01-19
Movie Drug War Fatso 2012-11-15
Movie Vulgaria Wah-tao 2012-08-09
Movie Beach Spike Water-Father 2011-07-07
Movie Don't Go Breaking My Heart John 2011-03-31
Movie The Sorcerer and the White Snake Chicken Devil 2011-09-27
Movie The Detective 2 2011-05-12
Movie The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake Gui Fu 2011-10-13
Movie The Great Magician Li Feng Jen 2011-12-22
Movie Turning Point 2 Kui Chuen 2011-12-29
Movie Sleepless Fashion Qin Feng 2011-10-21
Movie King of Triads Peter Wong 2010-01-21
Movie All's Well Ends Well 2010 His Excellency Wu Fa Da 2010-02-11
Movie Triple Tap Mr Fong 2010-06-30
Movie The Legend Is Born: Ip Man Deputy mayor Cheung Ho-Tin 2010-06-24
Movie The Jade and the Pearl Tiger Chan 2010-08-18
Movie Shinjuku Incident Old Ghost 2009-03-22
Movie Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms Fat Lo 2009-01-08
Movie Vengeance Tsui 2009-05-20
Movie Accident Fatty 2009-09-24
Movie Tactical Unit - Partners Sarge 2009-05-21
Movie The Storm Warriors Piggy King 2009-12-10
Movie Triad Wars Wong Shu Chor / Fat Ball 2008-02-28
Movie Prisoner 701: Sasori Warden 2008-01-01
Movie Tactical Unit - The Code Tong 2008-04-26
Movie Linger Yan's Roomate 2008-01-10
Movie Run Papa Run Big Mouth 2008-04-10
Movie Tactical Unit - No Way Out Sarge 2008-05-01
Movie Tactical Unit - Human Nature Fat Tong / Sgt Lam Tong 2008-08-01
Movie Legendary Assassin Fat Wing 2008-12-05
Movie Ocean Flame Stick 2008-05-23
Movie Gong Tau Officer 'Brother' Sum (as Lam Suet) 2007-05-10
Movie Dancing Lion shopkeeper 2007-04-26
Movie Simply Actors Brother Pang 2007-06-19
Movie Invisible Target Loan Shark Cheng 2007-01-01
Movie Happy Birthday Orderly [cameo] 2007-01-18
Movie Eye in the Sky Ng Tung / Fatman 2007-06-21
Movie Brothers 2007-10-12
Movie Mad Detective Fatso - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lam Suet) 2007-11-29
Movie Beauty and the 7 Beasts Sonny 2007-09-25
Movie I'll Call You Manny's father 2006-03-23
Movie My Kung Fu Sweetheart Brother Wai 2006-02-09
Movie Election 2 Big Head 2006-04-27
Movie Dog Bite Dog Fat Lam 2006-08-17
Movie Fatal Contact Soo 2006-10-05
Movie Love @ First Note Lam Yu 2006-08-17
Movie Exiled Fat (as Lam Suet) 2006-09-06
Movie Divergence Mou Wai-Bun 2005-01-01
Movie Crazy n' the City Milk powder shoplifter 2005-01-14
Movie Colour of the Loyalty 2005-04-07
Movie Home Sweet Home Lo Wai 2005-10-27
Movie Election Big Head 2005-10-20
Movie 2 Young 2005-04-28
Movie Kung Fu Hustle Axe Gang Vice General 2004-02-10
Movie Explosive City Mendosa 2004-01-01
Movie Papa Loves You Inspector Lee 2004-03-27
Movie The Miracle Box UPS Delivery Man 2004-04-08
Movie Breaking News Yip 2004-06-10
Movie Jiang Hu Fat policeman outside toilet 2004-05-26
Movie Moving Targets Fat Seven 2004-09-25
Movie One Nite in Mongkok Liu 2004-05-10
Movie Diva: Ah Hey Kam Hing Cheung 2003-03-13
Movie Love Undercover 2: Love Mission Cheung Man Po 2003-01-01
Movie Good Times, Bed Times Judge Chow 2003-01-01
Movie Looking for Mr. Perfect Bobby Chan 2003-04-03
Movie Love Under the Sun Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Love for All Seasons Fatty (as Lam Suet) 2003-01-01
Movie PTU Sgt. Lo Sa 2003-04-17
Movie 1:99 Shorts 1) 2003-12-31
Movie Turn Left, Turn Right Restaurant Owner 2003-08-11
Movie Men Suddenly in Black Sgt. Chan 2003-08-11
Movie The Era of Vampires Kung 2003-05-23
Movie Perfect Education 3 2002-01-01
Movie My Left Eye Sees Ghosts May's Father (as Lam Suet) 2002-01-01
Movie The Stewardess Fatty 2002-04-18
Movie Devil Face, Angel Heart Kwan 2002-05-09
Movie Shark Busters 2002-11-28
Movie Possessed Reverend Henry Yeung 2002-06-19
Movie Cop on a Mission Ho 2001-03-01
Movie Old Master Q 2001 Robber 2001-04-05
Movie Goodbye, Mr. Cool Kong 2001-01-01
Movie Everyday is Valentine Mr. Wu 2001-04-12
Movie Wu Yen Prime Minister 2001-01-18
Movie Love on a Diet Bun Man 2001-06-21
Movie Running Out of Time 2 Ken (as Lam Suet) 2001-12-27
Movie A Gambler's Story Landlord 2001-10-11
Movie Fulltime Killer Fat Ice 2001-08-03
Movie You Shoot, I Shoot Fei Si 2001-08-16
Movie My Name Is Nobody 2000-01-26
Movie Juliet in Love Fat Pang 2000-03-02
Movie Help!!! Dr. Andy 2000-08-11
Movie Needing You... Martin (as Lam Suet) 2000-06-22
Movie Where a Good Man Goes Karl 1999-05-06
Movie Unemployed Emperor Ser's Thug 1999-01-01
Movie Running Out of Time Suet 1999-09-23
Movie He Is My Enemy, Partner and Father-In-Law Fatty King 1999-11-05
Movie The Mission James 1999-11-19
Movie The Longest Nite Cafe Owner's Assistant 1998-01-01
Movie Mr. Wai-Go 1998-12-05
Movie The Lucky Guy Tall Wai's man 1998-01-16
Movie Lifeline Arsonist 1997-01-03
Movie Intruder Cleaning river entrance 1997-11-29
Movie My Dad Is a Jerk Tourist with family photographed by Cheo 1997-08-30
Movie The God of Cookery Pudgy Triad Member 1996-12-21
Movie Loving You 1995-06-01
Movie Love on Delivery 1994-02-04
Movie Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky Boss 1991-10-05
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