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Kenneth Tsang

Kenneth Tsang

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    • September 2nd, 1934
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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Filmography

Acting (31 Credits)

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2021The Attorney
2018Detective Chinatown 2 as 七叔
2017Chasing the Dragon as Sir Chow
2014Overheard 3 as Uncle To
2012Supercapitalist as Victor Chang
2011Overheard 2 as Tony Wong
2011Starry Starry Night as Xiao Mei's grandfather
2011Inseparable as Mr. Wang
2011My Wedding and Other Secrets as Dr Chu
2009The Treasure Hunter as Tu Lao-dai
2008Kung Fu Dunk as Wang Yiwuan
2007The Drummer as Stephen Ma
2005Memoirs of a Geisha as The General
2004Butterfly as Flavia's father
2002The Touch as Ping
2002Die Another Day as General Moon
2001Rush Hour 2 as Captain Chin
1999Anna and the King as Justice Phya Phrom
1998The Replacement Killers as Terence Wei
1998Another Meltdown as Lone Moon / Tasta
1998Bishonen as Sam's Father
1993The Bare-Footed Kid as Ke Hu Pu
1992Supercop as Khun Chaibat
1991Once a Thief as Chow / Dad
1991To Be Number One as Chief Inspector Lui Ko-Tin
1989The Killer as Sgt. Tsang Yeh
1987A Better Tomorrow II as Ken
1986A Better Tomorrow as Ken
1986Peking Opera Blues as General Cho
1986Royal Warriors as Captain Lau Chi-Shing
1983The Legend of the Condor Heroes 1983 as 黄药师

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