Simon Yam

The son of a murdered policeman, Simon Yam became one of Hong Kong's most successful actors, often starring in crime dramas whose plots were thematically similar to the circumstances of his father's death. Gaining early ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1955

Filmography

Actor (56)

SLP 2 : Sha Po Lang 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sara 2015 (Movie)

Kam Ho-yin (Actor)

Wild City 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Iceman 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Midnight After 2014 (Movie)

Wong Man-fah (Actor)

-197°C Murder 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Chilling Cosplay 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Constable Police 2013 (Movie)

Lam Kwok Kuen (Actor)

Man of Tai Chi 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nightfall 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Thieves 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

IP Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster 2011 (Movie)

Chow Ching-chuen (Actor)

Bad Blood 2010 (Movie)

Funky (Actor)

Black Ransom 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Echoes of the Rainbow 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ip Man 2010 (Movie)

Zhou Qing Quan (Actor)

Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

George Fung (Actor)

Ballistic 2009 (Movie)

Sun (Actor)

Bodyguards and Assassins 2009 (Movie)

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Night and Fog 2009 (Movie)

Lee Sum (Actor)

Storm Warriors 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fatal Move 2008 (Movie)

Tung (Actor)

Ocean Flame 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sparrow 2008 (Movie)

Fai (Actor)

Triangle 2008 (Movie)

Bo-sam (Actor)

Election 2007 (Movie)

Lok (Actor)

Election 2 2007 (Movie)

Lok (Actor)

Exiled 2007 (Movie)

Boss Fay (Actor)

Exodus 2007 (Movie)

Sergeant Jim Yip (Actor)

Ganchung 2007 (Movie)

Captain Wong (Actor)

Sasori 2007 (Movie)

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Breaking News 2006 (Movie)

Asst. Commissioner Wong (Actor)

Daisy 2006 (Movie)

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Kill Zone 2005 (Movie)

Chan (Actor)

Maan Lone 2005 (Movie)

Hon Sun (Actor)

Wake of Death 2005 (Movie)

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Explosive City 2004 (Movie)

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Moving Targets 2004 (Movie)

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Fulltime Killer 2003 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 (Movie)

Chen Lo (Actor)

PTU 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chunchik Satsau 2001 (Movie)

Albert Lee--Interpol Police Inspector (Actor)

Chuleiyip yu Leung San-bak 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mission 1999 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Feiseung Datyin 1997 (Movie)

Ken Wong (Actor)

Satsau Chi Wong 1997 (Movie)

Kwan (Actor)

Young and Dangerous 3 1996 (Movie)

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Naked Killer 1995 (Movie)

Tinam (Actor)

Young and Dangerous 2 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black Cat 1993 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Crossings 1993 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Full Contact (Xia Dao Gao Fei) 1992 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Once Upon A Time In China 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bullet in the Head 1990 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

Tongs - A Chinatown Story 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

The son of a murdered policeman, Simon Yam became one of Hong Kong's most successful actors, often starring in crime dramas whose plots were thematically similar to the circumstances of his father's death. Gaining early recognition as a model in the '70s, Yam then moved to acting. In the late 1980s, he signed a contract with Hong Kong television station TVB, for whom he appeared in several series. His first English-language film was the martial arts-centered "Final Fight" in 1989, a local hit. A prolific actor, Yam was noticed by both film critics and audiences in 1992 when he co-starred with Chow Yun-fat in the action film "Full Contact." He continued to be a central actor in Hong Kong cinema throughout the '90s, appearing in several films a year with many of Hong Kong's most successful filmmakers and actors. In 2003, he held a lead role in Johnnie To's crime thriller "PTU," which garnered multiple awards. That same year, he crossed over into American cinema with a supporting role in the video-game spinoff "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life," opposite Angelina Jolie. In 2005, Yam collaborated again with To, on another crime thriller, "Election," as an embattled crime boss. Quentin Tarantino dubbed it the best film of 2005. Yam starred in the 2008 biopic "Ip Man," about Bruce Lee's mentor of the same name, as well as in its sequel in 2010.

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