David Yip


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Born in Liverpool, one of eight children. David's father was a Chinese seaman from the Canton area of southern China, and his mother was from Liverpool. He trained at E15 Acting School, London in 1973 and since then worked in Film, Television, Theatre, Radio and other voice work both in the UK and internationally. David still visits and works there... See full bio »

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A View to a Kill Chuck Lee
(1985)
Entrapment Chief of Police
(1999)
Hamlet Sailor One
(1996)

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  Break (post-production)
Qiang
 2014/VI Distance (Short) (completed)
Chen
 2019 Porters (TV Series)
Dalai Lama
- Wedding & Perfume (2019) ... Dalai Lama
 2017-2018 Fortitude (TV Series)
Hong Mankyo
- Episode #3.4 (2018) ... Hong Mankyo
- Episode #2.10 (2017) ... Hong Mankyo
- Episode #2.8 (2017) ... Hong Mankyo
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... Hong Mankyo
- Episode #2.4 (2017) ... Hong Mankyo
 2018 Stan Lee's Lucky Man (TV Series)
Tai Jing
- The Sins of the Father (2018) ... Tai Jing
 2018 Luo Bao Bei (TV Series)
Grandpa
- The Art of Kindness (2018) ... Grandpa
- The Impossible Flute (2018) ... Grandpa
- The Climb (2018) ... Grandpa
- Fish Cat 4 (2018) ... Grandpa
- Ping (2018) ... Grandpa
 2018 Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Video Game)
Pugnacius (English version, voice)
 2018 Dim Sum (Short)
Mr. Chen
 2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame (Video Game) (voice)
 2017 Emper
Zhang
 2017 Dystopian: Lovesong (Short)
Ian Dystop
 2016 All That Remains
Noburu Nagai
 2016 The Sea, the God, the Man (Short)
God
 2014 24: Live Another Day (TV Mini-Series)
President Wei
- 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2014) ... President Wei
- 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2014) ... President Wei
 2013 Holby City (TV Series)
Raymond Lo
- Great Expectations (2013) ... Raymond Lo
- Promises, Promises (2013) ... Raymond Lo
 2013 Lego City Undercover (Video Game) (voice)
 2011 Brink (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2011 Re-Evolution
Councillor
 2010 Just Cause 2 (Video Game) (voice)
 2010 Spirit Warriors (TV Series)
Dingxiang / Ding-Xiang
- The Spirit Thief (2010) ... Dingxiang
- A Warrior Is Born (2010) ... Ding-Xiang
 2009 The School That Roared
Winnie's Dad
 2008 ChuckleVision (TV Series)
Chives the Butler
- The Mystery of Little-Under-Standing (2008) ... Chives the Butler
 2008 Act of Grace
Kai
 2007 Liverpool Nativity (TV Movie)
Magi
 2006 Casualty (TV Series)
Jiang Guang
- No Way Back (2006) ... Jiang Guang
 2005 Zoltan the Great (Short)
Dak
 2003 Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (Video Game)
Ko'vash (voice)
 2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Li Chen
- 100: Under the Thumb (2003) ... Li Chen
 2002 Oscar Charlie (TV Series)
Dr Pang
- Episode #1.13 (2002) ... Dr Pang
- Episode #1.12 (2002) ... Dr Pang
- Episode #1.11 (2002) ... Dr Pang
- Episode #1.9 (2002) ... Dr Pang
- Episode #1.8 (2002) ... Dr Pang
 2001 My Kingdom
Merv
 2001 Fate of the Dragon (Video Game) (voice)
 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series)
Assad
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Assad
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Assad
 1999 Silver (Video Game)
Cagen (voice)
 1999 Fast Food
Mr. Fortune-cookie
 1999 Entrapment
Chief of Police
 1996 Hamlet
Sailor One
 1996 Bugs (TV Series)
Chaku
- ...Must Come Down (1996) ... Chaku
 1996 Thief Takers (TV Series)
Jimmy Mak
- Hungry Ghosts (1996) ... Jimmy Mak
- Lie Down with Dragons (1996) ... Jimmy Mak
 1995 Rich Deceiver (TV Movie)
Ricky Ramon
 1994 Goodbye Hong Kong
Peter Ma
 1994 Wild Justice (TV Movie)
Wong
 1993 Every Silver Lining (TV Series)
Leonard
- And... (1993) ... Leonard
- Funny Valentine (1993) ... Leonard
- Free Lunch (1993) ... Leonard
- Brotherhood (1993) ... Leonard
- No Cappuccino (1993) ... Leonard
 1991 Tatort (TV Series)
Chow Hap-man
- Die chinesische Methode (1991) ... Chow Hap-man
 1990 Blue Funnel (Short)
Daniel
 1989-1990 Making Out (TV Series)
Mr. Kim
- Episode #3.1 (1990) ... Mr. Kim
- Episode #2.8 (1990) ... Mr. Kim
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Mr. Kim
 1989 Brookside (TV Series)
Michael Choi
- Episode #1.742 (1989) ... Michael Choi
- Episode #1.741 (1989) ... Michael Choi
- Episode #1.737 (1989) ... Michael Choi
- Episode #1.736 (1989) ... Michael Choi
- Episode #1.735 (1989) ... Michael Choi
 1989 Murder by Moonlight (TV Movie)
Chang
 1988 King & Castle (TV Series)
Tony Chen
- Dim Sums (1988) ... Tony Chen
 1987 Out of Order
Policeman
 1987 Ping Pong
Mike Wong
 1985 A View to a Kill
Chuck Lee
 1982 The Professionals (TV Series)
Editor
- Discovered in a Graveyard (1982) ... Editor
 1981-1982 The Chinese Detective (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant John Ho
- Secret State (1982) ... Detective Sergeant John Ho
- Pasts (1982) ... Detective Sergeant John Ho
- Chorale (1982) ... Detective Sergeant John Ho
- Bounty Hunter (1982) ... Detective Sergeant John Ho
- Tapdancer (1982) ... Detective Sergeant John Ho
 1981 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Denny
- The Chelsea Murders (1981) ... Denny
 1980 The Cuckoo Waltz (TV Series)
Mr. Ling
- The Neighbour (1980) ... Mr. Ling
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series)
Frank Chen
- Lovely Lightning (1979) ... Frank Chen
- Ringstone Round (1979) ... Frank Chen
 1979 The Quatermass Conclusion
Frank Chen
 1979 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Veldan
 1978 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Bandit
- The Great Payroll Snatch (1978) ... Bandit
 1975 Savages (TV Movie)
Kumai
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Ray Hunt
- Portrait in Black (1975) ... Ray Hunt
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Other Works:

He acted in the Yamashta's play, "Raindog," at the Roadhouse Theatre in London, England with Stomu Yamashta's Red Buddha Company, Aki Komaki, Andrew Bradford, and Kuniyuki Oghari. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on his play 'Gold Mountain'] I had to learn to respect my father - and I do now. But we have the father and son characters have conversations I would never have been able to have with my father. And I love that about any kind of drama: you can make the inarticulate articulate in drama without destroying the reality of what they're doing. See more »

Trivia:

Had a role in Empire of The Sun but it was deleted from the final print. See more »

Star Sign:

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