Chow Yun-Fat

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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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  Cold War III (pre-production)
Oswald Kan
 2018 Project Gutenberg
 2016 Cold War 2
Oswald S. Kan S C
 2016 From Vegas to Macau III
Ken Shek / Ko Chun
 2015 Office
Ho Chung Ping
 2015 From Vegas to Macau II
Ken / Ko Chun
 2014 The Man from Macau
Ken (Shek Yat-kin) / Ko Chun (as Yun Fat Chow)
 2012 The Last Tycoon
Cheng Daiqi
 2012 The Assassins
Cao Cao
 2011 Beginning of the Great Revival
Yuan Shikai
 2010 Let the Bullets Fly
Master Huang
 2010 Shanghai
Anthony Lan-Ting
 2010 Confucius
 2009 Dragonball Evolution
 2008 VeggieTales FitnessHof (TV Series)
Qiang Liu (Detective)
- Junior's großes Abenteuer (2008) ... Qiang Liu (Detective)
 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)
 2006 Curse of the Golden Flower
Emperor Ping
 2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt
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
 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Master Li Mu Bai (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1999 Anna and the King
King Mongkut
 1999 The Corruptor
Nick Chen
 1998 The Replacement Killers
John Lee
 1995 Peace Hotel
The Killer (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1994 The Return of the God of Gamblers
Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1994 Treasure Hunt
Chang Cheng (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1992 Full Contact
Gou Fei (as Yun Fat Chow)
 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 Once a Thief
Red Bean Puddin - Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1990 God of Gamblers II
Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1990 The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon
Lam Bo Sun / Mr. Stink (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 God of Gamblers
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 Wild Search
Lau Chung Pong / 'Mew-Mew' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 The Killer
Ah Jong (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1989 All About Ah-Long
Ah-Long Yeung (as Chow Yun Fatt)
 1988 City War
Officer Dick Lee Chiu (as Chow Yun Fatt)
 1988 Zai jian ying xiong
Hung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 Cherry Blossoms
Yu Da Fa as adult (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 The Greatest Lover
Locomotive (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 The Diary of a Big Man
Chow Ding-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 The Eighth Happiness
'Handsome' Long (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1988 The Romancing Star 2
Wong Yat Fat
 1987 A Better Tomorrow II
Ken / Mark Lee / Mark 'Gor' (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Prison on Fire
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 An Autumn's Tale
Samuel Pang (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 The Romancing Star
Wong Yat Fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Rich and Famous
Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Code of Honour
Hui (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Siu sang mung ging wan
Inspector Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 City on Fire
Ko Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1987 Tragic Hero
Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 My Will, I Will (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 A Hearty Response
Ho Ting-Bon (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 The Seventh Curse
Wei (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Love Unto Waste
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 The Lunatics
Chung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 The Missed Date
Peter (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Dream Lovers
Song Yu (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1986 Witch from Nepal
Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 Lost Romance
Charles Wong / Ga-Ming (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 Police Cadet II (TV Series)
Ging Shing (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 The Battle Among the Clans (TV Series)
Lok Ching Hing (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 Why Me?
Mr. Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1985 The Yangs' Saga (TV Series)
Lui Dong-bun
 1985 Women
Derek Sun (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1984 Siu mo kong wu (TV Series)
Lingwu Chung
 1984 Hong Kong 1941
Yip Kim-Fei (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1984 The Occupant
Valentino Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1984 Love in a Fallen City
Fan Liu-Yuan (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1983 Last Affair
Kwong-Ping (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1983 Angels and Devils (TV Series)
 1983 Blood Money
 1983 The Radio Tycoon (TV Series)
Wai Yip-Cheung
- Episode #1.30 (1983) ... Wai Yip-Cheung
- Episode #1.29 (1983) ... Wai Yip-Cheung
- Episode #1.28 (1983) ... Wai Yip-Cheung
- Episode #1.27 (1983) ... Wai Yip-Cheung
- Episode #1.26 (1983) ... Wai Yip-Cheung
 1983 The Bund (TV Movie) (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 Fo fung wong (TV Series)
Ngai Chun (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 The Legend of Master So (TV Series)
Beggar So (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 The Postman Strikes Back
Fu Jun (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 The Head Hunter
Nguyen Dich (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1982 Ai yu kuang chao
Ko Ming-Chung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1981 The Story of Woo Viet
Wu Yuet
 1981 Chin wong kwun ying wui (TV Series)
 1981 The Executor
Ng To (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1980 Shanghai Beach (TV Series)
Hui Man-keung
- Episode #1.25 (1980) ... Hui Man-keung (as Chow Yun Fat)
- Episode #1.24 (1980) ... Hui Man-keung (as Chow Yun Fat)
- Episode #1.23 (1980) ... Hui Man-keung (as Chow Yun Fat)
- Episode #1.22 (1980) ... Hui Man-keung (as Chow Yun Fat)
- Episode #1.21 (1980) ... Hui Man-keung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1980 Hard Boiled Killers
Chu Ka-Wah
 1980 Ban ye
Jen Lung (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1980 The Brothers (TV Series)
Sek Fai
 1980 Shi ba
Git (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1979 Mong chung yan (TV Series)
Ching Wai
 1978 Keung yan (TV Series) (as Chow Yun Fat)
 1978 Miss O
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 Massage Girls (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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Alternate Names:

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


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Zhou, Rongyun | Chen, Lifang

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In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero. See more »


He and Andy Lau made 4 movies together: Tragic Hero (1987), Rich and Famous (1987), God of Gamblers (1989), and God of Gamblers II (1990). They also made two TV-series together: The Yangs' Saga (1985) and The Legend of Master So (1982). See more »


Often works with John Woo See more »


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