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Yun-Fat Chow


Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo. Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong, near its famous ... See full bio »
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Known For

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000)
A Better Tomorrow
(1986)

Filmography

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 2017 Project Gutenberg (filming)
Painter
 2016 Han zhan II
Oswald Kan
 2016 From Vegas to Macau III
Ken Shek / Ko Chun
 2015 Office
Ho Chung Ping
 2015 Du cheng feng yun II
Ken / Ko Chun
 2014 The Man from Macau
Ken (Shek Yat-kin) / Ko Chun (as Yun Fat Chow)
 2014 Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong
Jade Emperor
 2012 Da Shang Hai
Cheng Daiqi
 2012 Tong que tai
Cao Cao
 2011 Jian dang wei ye
Yuan Shikai
 2010 Rang zi dan fei
Master Huang
 2010 Shanghai
Anthony Lan-Ting (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 2010 Kong Zi
Confucius
 2009 Dragonball: Evolution
Roshi
 2008 The Children of Huang Shi
Jack (Chen Hansheng)
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Captain Sao Feng (uncredited)
 2007 Stranglehold (Video Game)
Inspector 'Tequila' Yuen (voice)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Captain Sao Feng (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 2006 Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
Emperor Ping
 2006 Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo
Pan Zhichang
 2004 Waiting Alone
Chow Yun-Fat
 2003 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Video Game)
Li Mu Bai
 2003 Bulletproof Monk
Monk With No Name (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Master Li Mu Bai (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1999 Anna and the King
King Mongkut (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 1999 The Corruptor
Nick Chen (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 1998 The Replacement Killers
John Lee (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 1995 He ping fan dian
The Killer (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1994 Dou san 2
Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1994 Hua qi Shao Lin
Chang Cheng
 1992 Full Contact
Gou Fei (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1992 Hard Boiled
Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen
 1992 Now You See It, Now You Don't
Ng Shan-shui (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1991 Prison on Fire II
Chung Tin Ching (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1991 Zong heng si hai
Red Bean Puddin - Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1990 Dou hap
Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1990 Gat seng gung ziu
Lam Bo Sun / Mr. Stink (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 Dou san
Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
Mark Gor (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 Triads: The Inside Story
Li Man-Ho (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 Ban wo chuang tian ya
Lau Chung Pong / 'Mew-Mew' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 The Killer
Ah Jong (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 Ah Long dik goo si
Ah-Long Yeung (as Chow Yun Fatt)
 1988 Yi dan hong chun
Officer Dick Lee Chiu (as Chow Yun Fatt)
 1988 Zai jian ying xiong
Hung
 1988 Yu Ta Fu chuan ji
Yu Da Fa as adult (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 Gong zi duo qing
Locomotive (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 The Diary of a Big Man
Chow Chen-fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 Fractured Follies
Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 Tiger on Beat
Sgt. Francis Li (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 Baat seng bou hei
'Handsome' Long (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 Jing zhuong zhui nu zi zhi er
Wong Yat Fat
 1987 A Better Tomorrow II
Ken / Mark Lee / Mark 'Gor' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Gam yuk fung wan
41671 / Chung Tin Ching (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Spiritual Love
Double Circle Pu (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Flaming Brothers
Chang Ho-Tien (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Chou tin dik tong wah
Samuel Pang (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 The Romancing Star
Wong Yat Fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Gong woo ching
Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Xiao sheng meng jing hun
Inspector Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 City on Fire
Ko Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Ying hung ho hon
Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Yi ben wu yan
Hui (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Ni qing wo yuan (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Yi gai yun tian
Ho Ting-Bon (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 The Seventh Curse
Wei (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Dei ha ching
Detective Lan (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 A Better Tomorrow
Mark (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 100 Ways to Murder Your Wife
Football Fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Din lo jing juen
Chung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Chu yi shi wu
Peter (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Dream Lovers
Song Yu (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Witch from Nepal
Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Yang ka cheung (TV Series)
Lui Dong-bun
 1985 Mei gui di gu shi
Charles Wong / Ga-Ming (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 San jaat si hing - juk jaap (TV Series)
Ging Shing (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 Why Me?
Mr. Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 Nu ren xin
Derek Sun (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 Dai heung kong (TV Series)
Lok Ching Hing (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1984 The Occupant
Valentino Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1984 Dang doi lai ming
Yip Kim Fay (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1984 Qing cheng zhi lian
Fan Liu-Yuan (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1984 Siu mo kong wu (TV Series)
Lingwu Chung
 1983 Shang Hai tan (TV Series)
Hui Man-keung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1983 Last Affair
Kwong-Ping (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1983 But dou san hung (TV Series)
 1983 Xue han jin qian
Bullet (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 1983 Shang Hai tan xu ji (TV Movie) (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1983 Bo yum yan (TV Series)
Wai Yip-Cheung
 1982 Fo fung wong (TV Series)
Ngai Chun (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 Sou hat yi (TV Series)
Beggar So (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 Xun cheng ma
Fu Jun (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 Lei tou
 1982 Lie tou
Nguyen Dich (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 Ai yu kuang chao
Ko Ming-Chung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1981 God of Killers
Wu Yuet (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 1981 Chin wong kwun ying wui (TV Series)
Lung
 1981 Zhi fa zhe (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1980 Shi ba
Git (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1980 Hard Boiled Killers
Chu Ka-Wah (as Chow Yun-Fat)
 1980 Ban ye
Jen Lung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1979 Mong chung yan (TV Series)
Ching Wai
 1978 Jing wang shuang xiong
Ng To (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1978 Keung yan (TV Series) (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1978 'O' nu
Kuan Yen-Ping (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1977 Ru ce (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1977 Ga bin (TV Series)
 1976 Saat sau qi shi er siu si (TV Series)
Leui Gong (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1976 Lao jia xie pai gu ye zi (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1976 Chi nu (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1976 Xin Su xiao mei san nan xin lang (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1976 Tou tai ren (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chow Anderson | Amon Chow | Yuen Fat Chow | Yun Fat Chow | Chow Yuen Fat | Chow Yun Fat | Chow Yun Fatt | Chow Yun-Fat | Runfa Zhou

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I can associate with the people very, very gently very, very friendly every day I'm happpy. If I don't pay them respect I feel terrible inside" - From an interview with Chow Yun-Fat in the Documentary Chow Yun-Fat goes Hollywood See more »

Trivia:

Credited as Chow Anderson in the Philippines in his earlier films. See more »

Trademark:

Chow often is seen with a trademark toothpick in his mouth, particularly in his films with John Woo. See more »

Nickname:

Faat Tsai See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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