Felix Wong

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Felix Wong
Wong Yat Wah Felix.JPG
Chinese name 黃日華 (traditional)
Chinese name 黄日华 (simplified)
Pinyin Huáng Rìhuá (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Jat6-wa4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Boluo County, Guangdong, China
Born (1961-09-04) September 4, 1961 (age 52)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Wah Gor (華哥; lit. Brother Wah), Wong Wah (黃華)
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Five Tiger Generals
Spouse(s) Leung Kit-wah (m. 1988)
Children Adrian Wong
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong.

Felix Wong Yat-wah (born September 4, 1961) is a Hong Kong actor best known for his performances in many wuxia television series produced by TVB, such as The Legend of the Condor Heroes (1983), in which he played the protagonist Kwok Ching. He is considered to be one of the most popular teen idols of the 1980s.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Wong was recruited into TVB's Artist Training Academy in September 1979, before his 18th birthday. While he was a trainee, he made cameo appearances in several dramas, such as The Bund (1980). After graduating from the school in 1981, Wong was offered a major supporting role in The Misadventure of Zoo (1981), which starred Lydia Shum and Adam Cheng. Afterwards, Wong was immediately cast to play the male lead in The Lonely Hunter (1981), which subsequently propelled him to instant fame in Hong Kong. While the drama was airing, Wong received more fan letters than any other popular TVB actors and actresses at the time.[1]

In the mid-1980s, Wong, along with Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Michael Miu and Kent Tong, were called the "Five Tiger Generals of TVB" and said to be the most popular male actors from TVB at that time. According to some polls conducted at the time, Wong had the largest fanbase.[citation needed]

Wong is perhaps best known for his role as the hero Kwok Ching in the 1983 television series The Legend of the Condor Heroes, an adaptation of Louis Cha's novel of the same title. Wong also starred in another two television adaptations of Cha's novels, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (1982) and Sword Stained with Royal Blood (1986). Wong is also notable for his performance in Looking Back in Anger (1989), in which his character was involved in a love triangle with the characters played by Carina Lau and Kathy Chow. Besides playing the roles of the protagonists in most of his works, Wong has also achieved success for his portrayals of antagonists, such as the villain Lee Mat in The Grand Canal (1987), Jamukha in Genghis Khan (1987), and recently as Stone Sir in Gun Metal Grey (2010).

In 1989, Wong left TVB after having completed filming Kim-mo Tuk-ku Kau-pai. He joined ATV and worked on four television series between 1990 and 1992. He also worked in the Taiwanese television drama Imperial Wanderer with Kathy Chow. Wong returned to TVB in 1993 and starred with Amy Chan in Racing Peak, a television series about a horse racing company. He left TVB again on 11 January 2002[citation needed] to work on some mainland Chinese television series. Wong expressed his unhappiness with TVB in an interview, citing that as the reason for his departure.[citation needed] His last major project in TVB was Treasure Raiders, an adaptation of one of the works of Gu Long.

Wong starred in the 2005 film Wait 'til You're Older after being invited by Andy Lau. In July 2009, after filming Turning Point, Wong revealed that he will be working with Michael Miu in a new crime fiction television drama on TVB in October 2009 called Gun Metal Grey.[2]

In TVB's 43rd anniversary special, Felix was asked why he returned to do Gun Metal Grey. He explained he returned because Michael Miu, an old friend, ask him to consider doing the series as an anniversary milestone in commemoration of their career in TVB together and he agreed. Subsequently Wong had to turn down another role and said he lost the chance to earn HK$1 million because of filming Gun Metal Grey.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1982 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils Hui-juk
1983 Mad, Mad 83 guest star
1984 New Tales of the Flying Fox Wu Fei
1986 Who's the Crook Wong Wah
1988 It's No Heaven
1989 Fury of a Tiger Mak See
1989 Leng Nui Ying Hung guest star
1989 In the Line of Fire guest star
1991 The Tigers Ben
1992 Twilight of the Forbidden City Wu Ching-chung
1994 Drunken Master II Fishmonger Tsan
2001 We're No Heroes guest star
2002 Golden Chicken Richard
2003 City of SARS Hospital superintendent
2003 Golden Chicken 2 Richard
2004 In Laws, Out Laws
2005 Wait 'til You're Older Chan Man
2007 Brothers Ghostie
2008 Pretty to Think So Man in suit
2009 Vengeance Python
2009 Turning Point Senior Inspector Poon Man-kei
2011 I Love Hong Kong Fish Ball Wah Cameo appearance
2011 Life Without Principle Fiery Sam Cameo appearance
2013 7 Assassins Tit Wan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Mystery Beyond (Season 4) extra
1980 The Bund extra
1980 The Broken Thread extra
1980 Family extra
1980 The Bund III extra
1980 The Shell Game extra
1981 The Misadventure of Zoo Pat Tsan-bong
1981 The Lonely Hunter Lee Tong
1981 Come Rain, Come Shine Lo Hak-yip
1981 Master Fat Shan-chan Lee Man-mau
1981 Summer of 1981 Yip Kar-sing
1981 The Young Heroes of Shaolin Kin-lung Emperor
1982 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils Hui-juk
1982 The Roller Coaster Wong King
1982 The Wild Bunch Lee Chuen-hau
1982 Soldier of Fortune Wai Lok
1983 The Legend of the Condor Heroes Kwok Ching 3 parts
1983 In the Game Boat Kwok Chiu
1984 The Foundation Kong Fung
1984 Pao Ching-tin: Law Enforcer Chin Chiu
1984 Can Anybody Help Chow Yun
1984 Young Detective Wong Kwok-hon
1984 It Takes All Kinds Tong Kar-kit
1985 The Young Wanderer Yee Shui-hon
1985 Sword Stained with Royal Blood Yuen Sing-chi
1985 Tough Fight Wong Hok-kan
1985 The Yang's Saga "Ng-long" Yang Yin-tak
1986 The Brothers Under the Skin Chan Kwong-ling
1986 General Father, General Son Sit Ting-san
1986 The Ordeal Before the Revolution Ah-ngau
1987 The Upstart, the Self-Made Man Cheung Wai-kin
1987 The Grand Canal Lee Mat
1987 Genghis Khan Jamukha
1988 Twilight of a Nation Yeung Shau-ching
1988 Kay Moon Gwai Guk Pong Yoon
1988 It's No Heaven television film
1988 Bik Cheung Wai Leung Kam Sau-yee television film
1989 Looking Back in Anger Sean Ding Yau-kin / Ding Wing-cheung
1989 Greed Sze Man
1989 Battle of the Heart Ching Mong-tin
1990 Kim-mo Tuk-ku Kau-pai Lam Hong
1990 Heaven's Retribution Sung Bong
1990 Dap Jun Kong Wu Lo Fong Tin-yeung television film
1991 The Good, The Ghost, And The Cop Cheung Chuen-tsik
1991 All Out of Love Kong Wai-nam
1992 The Imperial Wanderer Fucai Duankang
1993 Racing Peak Lee Tai-yau
1993 The Silver Tycoon Tuen Chiu-yeung
1994 Love Cycle Ng Kwok-sang
1994 Burden of Proof Lam Wai-dat television film
1994 Ching Nam Tsam Mok Tsan-wah television film
1995 Justice Pao Chin Chiu 2 parts
1995 The Criminal Investigator Sergeant Wong Chi-chung
1995 Man on The Verge of A Nervous Breakdown Chan Chi-hung television film
1995 Another Sky Lee Siu-chun television film
1996 The Criminal Investigator II Inspector Wong Chi-chung
1996 She Was Married to the Mob Detective Chung Kar-shun television film
1996 Unusual Revenge Fong Jun television film
1997 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils Kiu Fung Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor
1998 Secret of the Heart Kam Shu-sang
1999 The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain Wu Yat-doh
2000 Time Off Chow Kar-chuen
2000 Incurable Traits Cho Cho
2000 The Legend of Master Soh Soh Chan
2000 Point of No Return Jiang Qihua
2001 Kung Fu Master from Guangdong Wong Kei-ying
2001 The Pearl King Wei Antian
2002 Treasure Raiders Siu Sap-yat-long
2002 Law 2002 Dai Ng-leung
2003 Asian Heroes Kam Tsun-yiu
2004 Mystic Detective Files Ko Dat
2004 The Dragon Heroes Dragon King
2010 Gun Metal Grey Shek Tung-sing (Stone Sir) Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
2013 Brain Opening Detective Post-production
2013 The Years of Housing Passion Filming

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