Michael Wong

Michael Wong's success in the Hong Kong film industry as an outsider--from America, no less--is owed to his fantastic screen presence, his talent, and his good looks. Raised in Troy, New York, Wong took off for Hong ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1965

Filmography

Actor (25)

Ballers 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something Good: The Mercury Factor 2015 (Movie)

Police Commissioner Xi Chan (Actor)

Thunderbolt 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 (Movie)

Hong Kong Police Chief (Actor)

Zombie Fight Club 2014 (Movie)

Captain Ma (Actor)

Nightfall 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Qie ting feng yun 2009 (Movie)

Mr Ma (Actor)

Qi Jian 2005 (Movie)

Prince Dokado (Actor)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

Salsa Band (Actor)

Manhattan Midnight 2002 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Beast Cops 1998 (Movie)

Michael Cheung (Actor)

Enter the Eagles 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

John Woo's Once a Thief 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fei Fu 1996 (Movie)

Don Wong (Actor)

The Log 1995 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

Three Wishes 1995 (Movie)

Additional Ball Player (Actor)

Zhi shi huo tui 1992 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Vineyard 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shenqi liang nuxia 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Legacy of Rage 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Royal Warriors 1985 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

City Hero 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

That's My Baby 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Felicity 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Michael Wong's success in the Hong Kong film industry as an outsider--from America, no less--is owed to his fantastic screen presence, his talent, and his good looks. Raised in Troy, New York, Wong took off for Hong Kong to make it as a movie star with no acting training, not speaking Cantonese, and knowing no one in the near-impenetrable industry there. He found a way into the biz through bit parts in kung fu films throughout the late 1980s, such as the Brandon Lee movie "Long zai jiang hu", but Wong truly established himself as a tough presence playing the third lead in Woo-ping Yuen's '89 detective movie, "In the Line of Duty 4". With a reputation in Hong Kong at last established, he began to work alongside some of the industry's major stars, including Jackie Chan in the 1995 speed-racing flick "Thunderbolt" and with the acclaimed director Gordon Chan on "Yeshou xingjing", a brutal 1998 police morality play; the latter won Best Picture that year at the Hong Kong film awards. Wong's stock rose steadily throughout the 2000s as he worked within the wildly popular police and kung fu genres, on such films as the secret-agent thriller "House of Fury" and the police-surveillance drama "Overheard".

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