Ching-Ying Lam (1952–1997)

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Ching-Ying Lam was born on December 27, 1952 in Shanghai, China, the third of six children. He attended Shun Yi Association Elementary School in Hong Kong for 2 years. He later attended the Chun Chau Drama Society to learn Peking Opera, where he portrayed female roles and did stunt-doubling for actresses. At age 17, he joined the film industry, ... See full bio »


(age 44)

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Known For

The Prodigal Son Leung Yee-tai
Mr. Vampire Master Gau
Fist of Fury Japanese Fighter


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 1996 Vampire Expert II (TV Series)
- Episode #2.22 (1996)
- Episode #2.21 (1996)
- Episode #2.20 (1996)
- Episode #2.19 (1996)
- Episode #2.18 (1996)
 1995 Vampire Expert (TV Series)
- Episode #1.30 (1995)
- Episode #1.29 (1995)
- Episode #1.28 (1995)
- Episode #1.27 (1995)
- Episode #1.26 (1995)
 1994 The Chinese Ghostbuster
Tao Priest Master
 1993 Rape in Public Sea
 1993 Kung Fu Cult Master
Cameo appearance
 1993 Swordsman III: The East Is Red
Zither Player
 1992 Banana Spirit
Master Chen Sheng (as Ching Ying Lam)
 1992 China Dolls
Officer 19174
 1992 Mad Mad Ghost
Uncle Ying (as Ching-ying Lam)
 1992 Pom Pom and Hot Hot
Lam Ho-Yang
 1992 Huang Daxian
Hwang Po Chi
 1992 Skin Striperess
Taoist Lam
 1992 Painted Skin
Purple Taoist
 1992 Mr. Vampire 1992
Master Lam Ching-Ying
 1992 Exorcist Master
Master Chiou
 1992 Yao guai du shi
Taoist Lin
 1992 Lover's Tear
Deaf-mute hitman
 1992 Forced Nightmare
Tao Priest
 1991 Spiritual Trinity
Master Tien Lung
 1991 The Tantana
 1991 Crazy Safari
Master Hsing (as Lam Ching Ying)
 1991 Money Maker
Master Chu
 1991 The Gambling Ghost
 1991 Gui gan bu
Lin Chiang
 1991 Tian di xuan men
The Master
 1991 The Ultimate Vampire
Master Gau
 1990 Prince of the Sun
Khenlun (as Ching-ying Lam)
 1990 Magic Cop
Uncle Feng (as Ching-ying Lam)
 1990 Goodbye Hero
 1990 Wu tai zi mei
 1990 The Swordsman
Kuk (as Ching Ying Lam)
 1989 Encounter of the Spooky Kind II
Master Gau (as Lam Ching-ying)
 1989 Vampire vs Vampire
One-Eyebrow Priest
 1989 Pedicab Driver
 1988 Her Vengeance
 1988 Painted Faces
 1988 School on Fire
 1988 I Love Maria
B 12 (Guest star)
 1988 Shy Spirit
Taoist Priest
 1987 Mr. Vampire Part 3
Master Gau
 1987 Last Eunuch in China
Chiang Fu
 1987 Eastern Condors
Lieutenant Lam
 1986 Mr. Vampire II
Master Lam
 1986 Where's Officer Tuba?
 1986 Millionaires' Express
Security Officer
 1985 Mr. Vampire
Master Gau
 1985 Heart of Dragon
SWAT Team Commander (as Lam Ching Ying)
 1985 Those Merry Souls
Priest Ng (Tak's father) (as Ching-ying Lam)
 1985 My Lucky Stars
Renegade Cop (as Ching Ying Lam)
 1984 Heroes Shed No Tears
Vietnamese officer
 1984 The Return of Pom Pom
Lo Kin / Flying Spider
 1984 Pom Pom
Police Officer
 1984 Hocus Pocus
Master Sheng
 1983 Winners & Sinners
Butler Chan
 1982 The Dead and the Deadly
Uncle Yee
 1981 The Prodigal Son
Leung Yee-tai
 1980 Encounter of the Spooky Kind
The Inspector
 1980 By Hook or By Crook
Gang Leader
 1980 Qian zuo guai
Kung-Fu Hitman
 1980 The Victim
Jo-Wing cohort
 1979 The Magnificent Butcher
Killer with Fan (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
 1979 Wu ming xiao zu
Person in Black Wig
 1979 Odd Couple
Hsia / Ha
 1979 Knockabout
Casino henchman
 1978 Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog
Casino Fighter #2
 1978 Warriors Two
 1978 Gu bao
 1978 Legend of the Bat
Han's Sword Troop
 1978 Enter the Fat Dragon
Action Movie Fighter
 1978 Amsterdam Connection
Mr. Hung's Henchman
 1978 The Proud Youth (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
 1978 Game of Death
Macau fighter (uncredited)
 1978 Clan of Amazons
Red Shoe Society's Man
 1977 Broken Oath
Qi's Men
 1977 He Has Nothing But Kung Fu
Wang's man
 1977 The Sentimental Swordsman
Yun's Men
 1977 Iron Fisted Monk
Shu-Liu Worker
 1977 Judgement of an Assassin
Bai Du Clan Member
 1977 Money Crazy
 1977 Shaolin Plot
 1977 Executioners from Shaolin
Swordsman Priest (uncredited)
 1976 Bruce's Fingers
Brown Shirt Fighter
 1976 Challenge of the Masters
Master Pang's Student
 1976 Hot Potato
Leopard Man (uncredited)
 1975 The Spiritual Boxer
Ruei's Thug
 1975 The Man from Hong Kong
Martial Artist (uncredited)
 1974 Lao hu sha xing
Street merchant / boss chang's henchman
 1974 Slaughter in San Francisco
Chinese gang member
 1974 Dynamite Brothers
Tuen's Henchman
 1974 The Skyhawk
Woodland Attacker (uncredited)
 1973 When Taekwondo Strikes
 1973 Enter the Dragon
Tournament Fighter (uncredited)
 1973 Attack of the Kung Fu Girls
Masked Patriot
 1973 Hai yuan chi hao
Golden Hair's Thug
 1973 Back Alley Princess
 1973 A Man Called Tiger
Blue Shirt Thug
 1972 Pi li quan
Japanese Fighter on Stage
 1972 The Imperial Swordsman
 1972 Hapkido
Black Bear Student (uncredited)
 1972 Fists of Vengeance
 1972 The Way of the Dragon
Thug (uncredited)
 1972 The Casino
Casino Thug
 1972 Fist of Fury
Japanese Fighter
 1971 Xia shi hang (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
 1971 A Touch of Zen
East Chamber Guard
 1971 The Big Boss
Ah Yen (Cheng's cousin)
 1971 Feng Fei Fei
 1971 Xue fu men
Crimson Charm Thug
 1971 Jin yin chou
 1971 The Blade Spares None
Prince's Fighter
 1971 Six Assassins
Lord Li's Soldier
 1971 The Invincible Eight
Whip Wielding Henchman
 1971 The Lady Hermit
Horse Thief
 1970 The Golden Knight
Shaolin Monk at Temple
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Alternate Names:

Robert Chan | Lam Ching-ying | Cheng-Ying Lam | Ching Ying Lam | Ching-ying Lam | Cheng-Ying Lin | Lam Ching Ying


Cheng Bing-Bing  (divorced)  (2 children)

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