Kenneth Tsang Kong

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Birthplace: Hong Kong

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Kenneth Tsang Kong (born 1938) is a Hong Kong actor. Tsang's career has spanned 50 years and included a variety of acting roles.

Tsang was born in Hong Kong with family roots in Zhongshan, Guangdong. He attended high school in Texas, U.S. and received a degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He returned to Hong Kong in the early 1960s but was bored by the work. His older sister, Jeanette Lin TsuiĀ  was a film star at the time and provided Tsang with several connections in the industry which boosted his acting career. In the media, Lin Tsui was always presented as Tsang's younger sister instead as it was moreover uncommon for female stars to reveal their age.

Tsang's film debut was in the movie The Feud (1955), when he was just 16, which was followed by a role in Who Isn't Romantic? (1956). In the mid 1960s, Tsang starred in detective films and classic kung fu movies with (at the time) Hong Kong teen idols Connie Chan Po-chu and Josephine Siao. Tsang also appeared in a few Wong Fei-Hung movies in the late 1960s. In the 1986, Tsang worked as taxi cab owner, Ken, in John Woo's A Better Tomorrow. Subsequent collaborations with Woo included the role of Ken in A Better Tomorrow 2 in 1987, police officer Danny Lee's murdered partner in The Killer in 1989, and the strict adoptive father of Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung in Once a Thief in 1991.

Tsang also filmed several Singaporean Chinese dramas during the 1990s, one of his most notable works there was the 1995 epic The Teochew Family and The Unbeatables II

Up to this point, Tsang had played roles in mainly Hong Kong movies. His first Hollywood film was The Replacement Killers (1998), also the Hollywood debut of co-star Chow Yun-fat. Tsang appeared alongside Chow once again in Anna and the King as well as Jackie Chan in Rush Hour 2. Tsang played General Moon in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002), and he continues to appear in films from his native Hong Kong.

Tsang is currently married to Jiao Jiao, a Chinese actress.

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Movie Character Year
D7sfcmay1akrnug7m2yjxcsuphx Royal Warriors Captain Lau Chi-Shing 1986
Ah6d3hkgtsuq06n2gwfpgxfmlj The Killer Sgt. Tsang Yeh 1989
Nuduwcsbawajjmdr3asaceucpva Police Story 3: Supercop Chaibat (as Ken Tsang) 1992
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Cvm6yn6jasgkjsx7xiscbspa4f The Replacement Killers Terence Wei 1998
Hwoqxqkkpvk4zuxyu0pm7vckmrm Rush Hour 2 Captain Chin 2001
7ph8lz3exe4okgwkyypjtbc3mrq Die Another Day General Moon 2002
Ih4addkvxb8ocedzgpna304wfge Memoirs of a Geisha The General 2005
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Jo27rnawbzfktt1besgps6x9974 The Treasure Hunter Tu Lao-dai 2009
Lrvjmjtipxoozuiot6jnxh4mc4q Overheard 2 Tony Wong 2011