Lam Suet

Lam Suet

  • Born on
    • July 8th, 1964
Lam Suet (Chinese: 林雪, born on 8 July 1964) 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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Acting (68 Credits)

2021Dynasty Warriors as Dong Zhuo
2019The Rookies
2019The Invincible Dragon as Uncle
2018Iceman: The Time Traveller as Deng Yungen
2016Three as Fatty (Constable)
2016Trivisa as Boss Fong
2015Saving Mr. Wu as Mr. Su
2015Monk Comes Down the Mountain as Zhao Liren
2014Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 as John
2014The Midnight After as Suet
2013Blind Detective as Lee Tak Shing
2013Tales from the Dark 1 as Boss Lee
2012Croczilla as Big-Mouth ZhaoWatch Free
2012Drug War as Fatso
2012Vulgaria as Wah-tao
2011Don't Go Breaking My Heart as John
2011The Detective 2
2011The Sorcerer and the White Snake as Chicken Devil
2011The Great Magician as Li Feng Jen
2010Triple Tap as Mr Fong
2010The Legend Is Born: Ip Man as Deputy mayor Cheung Ho-Tin
2010King of Triads as Peter Wong
2009Vengeance as Tsui
2009Accident as Fatty
2009The Storm Warriors as Piggy King
2009Shinjuku Incident as Old Ghost
2008Legendary Assassin as Fat WingWatch Free
2008Sparrow as Lung
2008Triad Wars as Wong Shu Chor / Fat Ball
2007Forest of Death as Commissioner Wong
2007Eye in the Sky as Ng Tung / Fatman
2007Triangle as Fat Bo (as Lam Suet)Watch Free
2007Mad Detective as Fatso - Ko's Inner Personality
2007Invisible Target as Loan Shark Cheng
2006Election 2 as Big Head
2006Dog Bite Dog as Fat Lam
2006Fatal Contact as Soo
2006Exiled as Fat (as Lam Suet)Watch Free
2005Election as Big Head
2005Divergence as Mou Wai-Bun
2004Breaking News as Yip
2004One Nite in Mongkok as Liu
2004Kung Fu Hustle as Axe Gang Vice General
2004Triad Underworld as Fat policeman outside toilet
2003PTU as Sgt. Lo Sa
2003The Era of Vampires as Kung
2003Turn Left, Turn Right as Restaurant Owner
2003Men Suddenly in Black as Sgt. Chan
2002My Left Eye Sees Ghosts as May's Father (as Lam Suet)
2001Love on a Diet as Bun Man
2001Running Out of Time 2 as Ken (as Lam Suet)
2001Fulltime Killer as Fat Ice
2001Wu Yen as Prime Minister
2001You Shoot, I Shoot as Fei Si
2000Needing You... as Martin (as Lam Suet)
1999The Mission as James
1999Running Out of Time as Suet
1998A Hero Never Dies
1998Fai seung dat yin
1998The Longest Nite as Cafe Owner's Assistant
1998The Lucky Guy as Tall Wai's man
1997The Odd One Dies as Mah jong heavy
1997Lifeline as Arsonist
1996The God of Cookery as Pudgy Triad Member
1994Love on Delivery
1991Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky as Boss


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