Kirk Wong

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Kirk Wong
Chinese name 黃志強
Pinyin Wáng Yǔ (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Jyu5 (Cantonese)
Birth name Wang Zheng-quan
王正权 (Simplified)
王正權 (Traditional)
Wáng Zhèngquán (Pinyin)
Wong4 Zeng3 Kyun4 (Jyutping)
Born (1949-03-28) March 28, 1949 (age 66)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Alan Smithee
Che-Kirk Wong
Kirk Wong Chi-keung
Years active 1981-2002: 2012
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.

Kirk Wong (黃志強) (born March 28, 1949) is a Hong Kong film director and actor. Wong is perhaps best known for directing the 1998 action comedy film The Big Hit.

History and early career[edit]


In 1981 he directed one of the best gangster movies ever The Club with the kung fu star Michael Chan, Wong played Sergeant Sam Liang in 1985 film Danger Has Two Faces along with Leung Ka-yan. Wong played Inspector Lau in 1986 film Legacy of Rage, alongside Brandon Lee and Michael Wong. Wong played Inspector Philip Chan in 1989 film Forever Young (not to be confused with the Steve Miner directed, Mel Gibson starring 1992 film of the same name) along with Eric Tsang.

In 1990s, Wong played Dai Anfen, challenges Little Knife in 1990 film God of Gamblers II alongside Andy Lau, Stephen Chow, Ng Man-tat and Shing Fui-On. Wong played Crazy Bull in 1992 film Twin Dragons along with Jackie Chan and Teddy Robin. Wong played Yuan Pa Tien in 1993 film The Mad Monk along with Stephen Chow and Anthony Wong. Wong played Cameo in 1995 film Police Confidential alongside Simon Yam.


In 1980s, Wong made his directing debut in 1981 film The Club, alongside Michael Chan and Kent Cheng. Wong directed in 1983 film Health Warning along with Johnny Wang, Eddy Ko and Elvis Tsui.

In 1990s, Wong directed in 1993 film Crime Story alongside Jackie Chan. Wong directed in 1994 film Rock N'Roll Cop along with Anthony Wong. Wong made his American directing debut in 1998 film The Big Hit along with Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Phillips. Wong directed in 2000 TV film The Disciples alongside Ice-T.


In 2002, Wong has retired from acting and director at the age of 53.

In June 2012, Wong is preparing a comeback, directing his first film in over a decade.[1]



  • The Club (1981)
  • Danger Has Two Faces (1985)
  • Legacy of Rage (1986)
  • Just Like Weather (1986)
  • Long Arm of the Law II (1987)
  • I Love Maria (1988)
  • The Big Heat (1988)
  • The Truth (1988)
  • Fury (1988)
  • Forever Young (1989)
  • The Yuppie Fantasia (1989)
  • Long Arm of the Law III (1989)
  • Path of Glory (1989)
  • Casino Raiders (1989)
  • The Fortune Code (1990)
  • God of Gamblers II (1990)
  • Big Brother (1990)
  • Shanghai Shanghai (1990)
  • Shanghai 1920 (1991)
  • Twin Dragons (1992)
  • The Mad Monk (1993)
  • Fait Accompli (1994)
  • Crystal Fortune Run (1994)
  • Those Were the Days (1995)
  • Police Confidential (1995)
  • Kung Fu Jungle (2014)


  • The Club (1981)
  • Health Warning (1983)
  • Lifeline Express (1985)
  • True Colours (1986)
  • Gunmen (1988)
  • Forsaken Cop (1990)
  • Story of a Gun (1991)
  • Taking Manhattan (1992)
  • Crime Story (1993)
  • Organized Crime & Triad Bureau (1994)
  • Rock N'Roll Cop (1994)
  • The Big Hit (1998)
  • The Disciples (2000) (TV movie) (credited as Alan Smithee)


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