Liu Kai-chi

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Liu Kai-chi
Chinese name 廖啟智
Chinese name 廖啟智 (traditional)
Chinese name 廖启智 (simplified)
Pinyin Liào Qǐzhì (Mandarin)
Jyutping Liu6 Kai2 Zi3 (Cantonese)
Born (1954-04-07) April 7, 1954 (age 61)[1]
Hong Kong
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Money Chan Man-yee (m.1987)
Children 3 sons
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

Liu Kai-chi (Chinese: 廖啟智; pinyin: Liào Qǐzhì) is a Hong Kong actor, best known for his "everyman" supporting roles. For 25 years he worked for TVB, Hong Kong's first over-the-air commercial station, but did not renew his contract in 2005.

Career[edit]

Although Kai-chi was interested in acting at an early age, he first worked behind the scenes as a camera assistant, lighting and in sound production to accumulate industry experience before becoming an actor.[2]

Two out of seventeen Hong Kong Television Network drama productions were selected by a public poll for their online launch on November 19, 2014. Kai-chi was cast in a leading role for both dramas The Election and The Borderline.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

Kai-chi has 3 sons with wife Money(Barbara) Chan Man-yee.[4][2]

In April 2006, Kai-chi lost his youngest son, six-year-old Liu Man-lok to leukemia. Man-lok passed away after a three year struggle with the terminal illness.[2][5]

Filmography[edit]

The following is the filmography for both TV series and films of Liu Kai-chi.[6] [7][8]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Chor Lau-heung
1980 The Bund
The Bund II
1986 New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre
Heir to the Throne Is... Man Tim-fuk / Emperor Wen of Han
1993 The Mystery of the Condor Hero
1995 Detective Investigation Files III
1996 ICAC Investigators 1996 Hung Kwok-chun Episode 4: The Awakening of the Albatron Dream
1998 ICAC Investigators 1998 Lam Cheuk-sang Episode 3: The Boss Got Brains
1999 Game of Deceit
The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain Ping Ah-say
2001 A Step into the Past Scientist
A Taste of Love Chu Cheung Wong
2002 Whatever It Takes Mo Yung Bak
Good Against Evil
2003 Survivor's Law Cheuk Fan
Witness to a Prosecution II
The 'W' Files
2005 Misleading Track Yan Ming
The Academy Hor Sum
The Herbalist's Manual
Ten Brothers Man Sai Hung
2009 The Winter Melon Tale Tin Tai Fu/Fan Tung
2014 The Borderline To Yat-fei
The Election Sung Man-san

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Mad Mad 83
1985 It's a Drink, It's a Bomb Ronnie
1988 Figures from Earth Thin Constable
Faithfully Yours Medical Lab Worker
1989 In the Line of Duty IV Ming
1990 Princess Madam Roger
1992 Friday Gigolo
Cageman 12th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
1993 Perfect Exchange Gold-finger Chi
1994 Mr. Sardine Mong
The Crucifixion Leung Chi-Wah
Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens Sing Hoi
1999 Moonlight Express
Sometimes, Miracles Do Happen
2001 The Saving Hand
Funeral March Duan's brother
Never Say Goodbye
2002 Give Me a Chance
2003 Infernal Affairs II Uncle John Nominated - 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Fu bo
2004 New Police Story Commander Tai
Koma Sergeant Lee Wah-Biu
2005 Mob Sister
SPL: Sha Po Lang Det. Lok Kwun Wah Nominated - 26th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Crazy N' the City Richy
Colour of the Loyalty
Dragon Squad
2006 The Third Eye Ka-Kei's uncle
2007 Protégé Head of Customs Officers
The Detective Inspector Fung Chak
2008 A Decade of Love
The Moss Four-eyed Tong
Ballistic Ertong
Beast Stalker 28th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Lady Cop & Papa Crook Bowie Cheung
2009 The Sniper
To Live and Die in Mongkok
2010 Fire of Conscience
The Stool Pigeon Jabber Nominated - 30th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
2011 I Love Hong Kong
The Way We Were
The Detective 2
72 Heroes
Demon 2
Datong: The Great Society
Turning Point 2 Cheuk King Chuen
2012 The Viral Factor Man Tin
The Bullet Vanishes[9] Boss Ding
Imperfect[10] Wang Guodong
Cross
2013 Ip Man: The Final Fight[11] Lee Yiu-wah
Christmas Rose
2014 As the Light Goes Out Officer Tam
That Demon Within[12] Broker
Horseplay Officer Wong
Z Storm Cheung Keung
Golden Brother
I Sell Love
2015 Guilty
Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal
Weeds on Fire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hong Kong Cinemagic Profile". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Pong, Johannes (2010-08-05). "Liu Kai-chi". HK Magazine. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  3. ^ "HKTV goes all in, TVB welcomes the challenge with a strong defense" (in Chinese). Ming Pao. 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  4. ^ Lo, Wei (2011-12-28). "Youth tempted by drugs just need a dose of love". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  5. ^ Goh, Lilian (2006-08-10). "The ultimate sacrifice". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  6. ^ Liu Kai-chi at imdb.com
  7. ^ Liu Kai-chi at chinesemov.com
  8. ^ "Profile at the Hong Kong Baptist University's Academy of Film]]". Hong Kong Baptist University's Academy of Film. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  9. ^ Webster, Andy (2012-08-30). "No Bullet, but Plenty of Questions". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  10. ^ Kwok, Kar Peng (2012-08-31). "Li Nanxing puts sorrow aside to promote movie". AsiaOne. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  11. ^ "Ip Man: the Final Fight". China Internet Information Center. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  12. ^ Lee, Maggie (2014-02-09). "Berlin Film Review: ‘That Demon Within’". Variety.com. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kwan Hoi-Shan
for Lee Rock
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor
1993
for Cageman
Succeeded by
Paul Chun
for C'est la vie, mon chéri
Preceded by
Andy Lau
for Protégé
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor
2009
for Beast Stalker
Succeeded by
Nicholas Tse
for Bodyguards and Assassins