Kenneth Tsang

Kenneth Tsang Kong (Chinese: 曾江; Sidney Lau: Jang1 Kong1; born 2 September 1935) is a Hong Kong actor. Tsang's career has spanned 50 years and included a variety of acting roles. Tsang won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2015. He left Mediacorp to continue to appear in films from his native Hong Kong.

Kenneth Tsang Kong
曾江
Born
Tsang Koon-yat (曾貫一)

(1935-09-02) 2 September 1935 (age 86)
NationalityChinese
CitizenshipSingaporean
Alma materWah Yan College, Hong Kong
Wah Yan College, Kowloon
McMurry College
University of California, Berkeley
OccupationActor
Years active1955–present
Spouse(s)
Lan Di
(m. 1969; div. 1979)

(m. 1980; div. 1990)

(m. 1994)
Children1 son, with Lan
Musette Tsang (daughter), with Tang
Chinese name
Chinese曾江
Kenneth Tsang's star on Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong.

Early life and educationEdit

Tsang Koon-yat was born in Shanghai with family roots in Jida [zh], Zhuhai, Guangdong.

Tsang attended high school in Wah Yan College, Hong Kong and then Wah Yan College, Kowloon. He attended McMurry College, Abilene, Texas for his freshman year and transferred to University of California, Berkeley, where he received a degree in architecture.

CareerEdit

Tsang returned to Hong Kong in the early 1960s as an architect but was bored by the work. His younger sister by 2 years, Jeanette Lin (林翠), was a film star at the time and provided Tsang with several connections in the industry which boosted his acting career.[citation needed]

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 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 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, notably the 1995 epic The Teochew Family and The Unbeatables II in 1996.

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.

Personal lifeEdit

Tsang was married three times, he first married a Malaysian Chinese and member of circus troupe Lan Di in 1969 and have a son. They divorced ten years later in 1979 and his son left to live with his mother. They have since resided in Vancouver, Canada.

Tsang married columnist and model Barbara Tang in 1980, they have a daughter Musette Tsang Mo-suet. Tsang and Tang divorced in 1990.

In 1994 Tsang married Chiao Chiao (焦姣), a Chinese-born Taiwanese actress.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

This is a partial list of films.

  • 1955 The Feud 同林鳥 - Liang Zuyi
  • 1962 Na ge bu duo qing xu ji 那個不多情(上下集)
  • 1964 The Big Circus 大馬戲團 - Han Ying-jie
  • 1965 Hu tu nu zhen tan 糊塗女偵探
  • 1966 Jin ding you long 金鼎游龍
  • 1967 The Golden Swallow [1]
  • 1967 Romance of a Teenage Girl - Tai-Wai/David Lee.[2]
  • 1967 Bi yan mo nu 碧眼魔女 - Sikung Kei
  • 1967 Da shi jie 大師姐 - Lui Ho-yin
  • 1967 Mao yan nu lang 貓眼女郎
  • 1967 Na ge shao nu bu duo qing 那個少女不多情 - Lau Mung Lung
  • 1967 Yugang enqiu
  • 1967 Huang Fei Hong hu zhao hui qan ying 黃飛鴻虎爪會群英 - Ling Wan Kai
  • 1967 Sha shou fen hong zuan 殺手粉紅鑽
  • Tian jian jue dao Shang ji 天劍絕刀 (1967)
  • Jiao qi 嬌妻 (1967)
  • Yu nu de mi mi 玉女的秘密 (1967)
  • Suo zhe de xin niang 鎖著的新娘 (1968) as Kong Hoi Fung
  • Qing chun ge hou 青春歌后 (1968) as Lee Wai Hon
  • Huang Fei Hong wei zhen wu yang cheng 黄飛鴻威震五羊城 (1968)
  • Tian jian jue dao Da jie ju 天劍絕刀(大結局) (1968)
  • Du long dao 毒龍刀 (1968)
  • Ru lai shen zhang zai xian shen wei 如來神掌再顯神威 (1968)
  • Huang Fei Hong xing shi du ba mei hua zhuang 黄飛鸿醒獅獨霸梅花樁 (1968) (aka Huang Fei-hong: The Invincible 'Lion Dancer') as Ling Wan Gai
  • Duo qing miao zei 多情妙賊 (1968)
  • Hong hua xue jian 紅花血劍(1968)
  • Lan se jiu dian 藍色酒店 (1968)
  • Wu lin da jue dou 武林大決鬥 (1968)
  • Huang Fei Hong zui da ba jin gang 黃飛鴻醉打八金剛 (1968) as Ling Wun Gai
  • Duo ming dao 奪命刀 (1968)
  • Ge nu Bai Lan Hua 歌女白蘭花 (1968)
  • Shen bian xia 神鞭俠 (1968)
  • Shen gong 神弓 (1968)
  • Zi se feng yu ye 紫色風雨夜 (1968)
  • Huang Fei Hong rou bo hei ba wang 黃飛鴻肉搏黑霸王 (1968) as Ling Wan Gai
  • Xiao wu yi da po tong wang zhen 小五義大破銅網陣 (1968)
  • Huang Fei Hong quan wang zheng ba 黃飛鴻拳王爭霸 (1968) as Ling Wan Gai
  • Tian lang zhai 天狼寨 (1968) (aka Dragon Fortress) as Lung
  • Duo ming ci xiong jian 奪命雌雄劍 (1969)
  • Qi cai tian tang 七彩天堂 (1969)
  • Leng nuan qing chun 冷暖青春 (1969)
  • Huang Fei Hong qiao duo sha yu qing 黃飛鴻巧奪鯊魚青 (1969)
  • Fei zei bai ju hua 飛賊白菊花 (1969)
  • Cong ming tai tai ben zhang fu 聰明太太笨丈夫 (1969)
  • Fei nu zheng zhuan 飛女正傳 (1969) as Rector Do
  • Tian long bao (also known as Sky Dragon Castle)天龍堡 (1969)
  • Huang Fei Hong shen wei fu san sha 黃飛鴻神威伏三煞 (1969) as Ling Wan Gai
  • Xue luo jin 血羅巾 (1969)
  • Qi cai hong nan lu nu 七彩紅男綠女 (1969) as Joey So
  • Sam chiu liu 三招了 (1969)
  • E Mei ba dao 峨嵋霸刀 (1969)
  • Lang zi 浪子 (1969) as Chan Oilun
  • Huang Fei Hong yu xie liu huang gu 黃飛鴻浴血硫磺穀 (1969) as Ling Wan Gai
  • Ming jian Tian Jiao 名劍天驕 (1969)
  • Xiang si tian ru mi 相思甜如蜜 (1969) as Tong Chi-Hung
  • Yu nu jian 玉女劍 (1969)
  • Xiao wu shi 小武士 (1969)
  • Huang Fei Hong hu de dou wu lang 黃飛鴻虎鶴鬥五狼 (1969) as Ling Wan Gai
  • The Lonely Rider (aka The Gallant Boy) [3] 小金剛(1970)
  • The Young Girl Dares Not Homeward (aka Girl Wanders Around) 不敢回家的少女 (1970) - Peter Kuo.[4]
  • Du zhang zhen long men 獨掌震龍門 (1970)
  • Zong you yi tian zhuo dao ni 總有一天捉到你 (1970)
  • Jia yi 嫁衣 (1970) as Tong Tin Yee
  • Fei jian shen tong 飛劍神童 (1970)
  • Ju bao pen 聚寶盆 (1970)
  • Cai Li Fo yong qin se mo 蔡李佛勇擒色魔 (1970)
  • Zuo ri jin ri ming ri 昨天今天明天 (1970)
  • Hei bai dao 黑白道 (1971)
  • Demonstrator (1971) as Thao Kimalayo - filmed in Australia
  • Zuo ye meng hun zhong 昨夜梦魂中 (1971) as Eu Lieh
  • Tao qi gu niang 淘氣姑娘 (1971)
  • Qing yan 輕烟 (1972)
  • Tao qi fu qi 淘氣夫妻 (1972)
  • Men dang hu dui 門當戶對 (1972)
  • Zhai di (1972)
  • Shan dian quan 閃電拳 (1972) as Wei Li (Guest star)
  • Ying zhao nu lang 應召女郎 (1973)
  • Shi po tian jian 石破天驚 (1973) as Ho Ying
  • Yao qian shu 搖錢樹 (1973)
  • Fu lu shou you Nan Yang 福祿壽遊南洋 (1973)
  • Tian tang 天堂 (1974)
  • Yinyang jie 陰陽界 (1974)
  • Tian tian bao xi 天天報喜 (1974)
  • Yi shan wu hu 一山五虎 (1974)
  • Shen nu dang fu chuo tou wang 神女蕩婦綽頭王 (1975) as Longshoreman Wang Kuo-chun
  • Chen xing 晨星 (1975)
  • Shi san bu da 十三不搭 (1975)
  • Er shi zu 二世祖 (1975)
  • The Legend of the Condor Heroes 射鵰英雄傳 (1976, TV Series) as Kwok Siu-tin
  • The Return of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 (1976, TV Series) as Chiu Chi-king
  • Ai de xiao yu 緣盡情未了 (1976)
  • Ka le fei 茄哩啡 (1978) as Ting Chung
  • Fung gip 瘋劫 (1979) as Detective
  • Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龍八部 (1982, TV Series) as Western Xia king
  • Da e 大鱷 (1982) as Ma Mo
  • Wild Cherry 野蜜桃 (1982)
  • Kuang qing 狂情 (1983)
  • The Legend of the Condor Heroes 射鵰英雄傳 (1983, TV Series) as Wong Yeuk-si
  • The Return of the Condor Heroes 神鵰俠侶 (1983, TV Series) as Wong Yeuk-see
  • The Smiling, Proud Wanderer 笑傲江湖 (1984, TV Series) as Ngok But-kwan
  • The Duke of Mount Deer 鹿鼎記 (1984, TV Series) as Chan Kan-nam
  • Sword Stained with Royal Blood 碧血劍 (1985, TV Series) as Yun Sung-wan
  • The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain 雪山飛狐 (1985, TV Mini-Series) as Tin Kwai-nung
  • Wong ga jin si 皇家戰士 (1986) as Captain Lau Chi-Shing
  • A Better Tomorrow 英雄本色 (1986) as Ken
  • New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre 倚天屠龍記 (1986, TV Series) as Tse Shun
  • Peking Opera Blues 刀馬旦 (1986) as General Tsao
  • Ni qing wo yuan 你情我願 (1986)
  • Mo gui tian shi 魔鬼天使 (1987) as Smuggler
  • A Better Tomorrow 2 英雄本色II (1987) as Uncle Ken
  • Yi lou yi gu shi 一樓一故事 (1988)
  • Hei bou 喜寶 (1988)
  • Zai jian ying xiong 再見英雄 (1988) as Lung
  • Liu jin sui yue 流金歲月 (1988) as Li Chih-Cheng
  • Xi Ya Tu da tu sha 西雅圖大屠殺 (1989) as Kwan
  • Jing cha ye yi min 警察也移民v(1989)
  • Di yi jian 第一繭 (1989) as Jenny's Father
  • The Killer 喋血雙雄 (1989) as Sgt. Tsang Yeh
  • Return of the Lucky Stars 福星闖江湖 (1989) as Uncle Kin
  • Her Beautiful Life Lies 說謊的女人 (1989) as Edward Sung
  • Deadly Secret 連城訣 (1989, TV Series) as Ting Tin
  • Triads: The Inside Story 我在黑社會的日子 (1989) as Sergeant Chan Tin-Lok
  • Zhuang zhi xiong xin 壯誌雄心 (1989)
  • Shadow of China 龍在中國 (1989) as Mr. Lau
  • Jin pai shi jie 金牌師姐 (1989) as Cheung
  • Blood of Good and Evil 我本善良 (1990, TV Series)
  • Cuo zai xin xiu 錯在新宿 (1990) as Mr. Tseng
  • Dip huet fung wan 喋血風雲 (1990)
  • Siu tau Ah Sing 小偷阿星 (1990) as Chief Inspector Lee
  • Hong fen zhi zun 紅粉至尊 (1990) as Fan Yau Tim
  • Dou shi sha xing 都市煞星 (1990) as Min
  • Ben xiang USA (1990)
  • Wei Si Li zhi ba wang xie jia 衛斯理之霸王卸甲 (1991) as The President
  • Bury Me High (1991) as The President
  • Chung hang sei hoi 縱横四海 (1991) as Chow - Father
  • Ho yat gwan joi loi 何日君再來 (1991) as Mei-yi's Father
  • Bo Hao 跛豪 (1991) as Chief Inspector Lui Ko-Tin
  • Bu ju (1991)
  • Shen tan Ma Ru-Long 神探馬如龍 (1991) as Chief Inspector Pao
  • Si da jia zu zhi long hu xiong di 四大家族之龍虎兄弟 (1991)
  • The Banquet 豪門夜宴 (1991) as Waiter at Dinner
  • Duk mong 毒網 (1991)
  • Ye ye ban fei jiao 夜夜伴肥嬌 (1992) as Chief Inspector Wong
  • Police Story 3: Supercop 警察故事III:超級警察 (1992) as Chaibat
  • Miu kai sup yi siu 廟街十二少 (1992) as San
  • The Greed of Man 大時代 (1992, TVB Series) as Lung Sing-bong
  • Hong tian huang jia jiang 轟天皇家將 (1992) as Ken Zheng
  • Che shen 車神 (1992)
  • Xue ran hong chen 血染紅塵 (1992)
  • Yan zhi 胭脂 (1992)
  • Ah yi yat juk 阿姨湯丸 (1992)
  • Shen tan gan shi lu 神探乾濕褸 (1993) as Chang
  • Chik geuk siu ji 赤脚小子 (1993) as Ke
  • Top of Lady Sword 葵花聖女 (1993)
  • Qian wang qing ren 千王情人 (1993) as Dr. Wong
  • Zou shang bu gui lu 走上不歸路 (1993) as Lau Sin
  • Da lu (1993) as Wang Zong
  • Lang xin ru tie 郎心如鐵 (1993)
  • Jue zhan Tian Men 決戰天門 (1993)
  • Jin xiu qian cheng 錦綉前程 (1994)
  • The Teochew Family 潮州家族 (1995, TV Series, Mediacorp, Singapore) as Cai Qing-yang
  • The Unbeatables II 雙天至尊Ⅱ (1996, TV Series, Mediacorp, Singapore) as Ye Zhong
  • Yung po giu yeung 抱擁朝陽 (1997)
  • The New Adventures of Wisely 衛斯理傳奇 (1998, TV Series, Mediacorp, Singapore) as Chief Bai
  • Legend of the Crow (1998, Mediacorp, Singapore)
  • Riding The Storm 陌生人 (1998, Mediacorp, Singapore)
  • The Replacement Killers 血仍未冷 (1998) as Terence Wei
  • Another Meltdown (1998) as Lone Moon / Tasta
  • Mei shao nian zhi lian (1998) as Sam's Father
  • Chen xing (1998)
  • Anna and the King (1999) as Justice Phya Phrom.
  • Killer (2000)
  • Rush Hour 2 (2001) as Captain Chin
  • Funeral March (2001) as Mr. Wong
  • The Touch (2002) as Ping
  • Die Another Day (2002) as General Moon, Colonel Moon's father.
  • Six Strong Guys (2004) as Mr. Lau
  • Butterfly (2004) as Flavia's dad
  • Colour Blossoms (2004) as Inspector Cheung
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) as The General
  • The Great Adventure (2005, TV Series)
  • The Tokyo Trial (2006) as Hsiang Che-Chun
  • The Drummer (2007) as Stephen Ma
  • Kung Fu Dunk (2008) as Wang Yiwuan
  • Motherland (2009) as Stanley Tang
  • Formosa Betrayed (2009) as General Tse
  • Prince of Tears (2009) as General Liu
  • Blood Ties (2009)
  • The Treasure Hunter (2009) as Tu Lao-dai
  • Who's the Hero (2010, TV Series)
  • Here Comes Fortune (2010)
  • Dong feng yu (2010) as Yu Gong
  • My Wedding and Other Secrets (2011) as Dr Chu
  • Overheard 2 (2011) as Tony Wong
  • Inseparable (2011) as Mr. Wang
  • Xing kong (2011) as Xiao Mei's grandfather
  • ICAC Investigators 2011 (2011, TV Series)
  • Joyful Reunion (2012) as Tang ShiZhe
  • Supercapitalist (2012) as Victor Chang
  • The Mercury Conspiracy (2013) as Mr. Feng
  • Overheard 3 (2014) as Uncle To
  • The Summer of Our Graduation (2014)
  • You Are My Sassy Girl (2014)
  • The Eyes of Dawn (2014)
  • Fight Up (2015)
  • Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016, TV Series) as Freddie Lau
  • For a Few Bullets (2016)
  • Ai shang shi shui shi (2016)
  • The Express (2017)
  • Chui lung (2017) as Sir Chow
  • Chasing the Dragon (2017) as Sir Chow
  • Baby Task Group (2017)
  • Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis (2018) as Hong Kong Spy #2
  • Detective Chinatown 2 (2018) as Uncle Seven
  • First Class Charge (2019)
  • Dearest Anita (2019) as Bar Manager
  • The Great Craftsman (2019, TV Series) as Chang Bingkun

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Awards and nominationsEdit

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
1999 5th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Golden Swallow (1967)". senscritique.com. 16 August 1967. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Romance of a Teenage Girl". hkmdb.com. 2 August 1967. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  3. ^ "The Lonely Rider". hkmdb.com. 11 April 1970. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  4. ^ "The Young Girl Dares Not Homeward". hkmdb.com. 25 April 1970. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Kenneth Tsang". imdb.com. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Kenneth Tsang". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 1 March 2010.

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