Nick Cheung

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Not to be confused with Cheung Ka-fai (film editor).
Nick Cheung
Cheung Ka Fai 2010.jpg
Nick Cheung in 2010
Chinese name 張家輝 (traditional)
Chinese name 张家辉 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Jiāhuī (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zoeng1 Gaa1-fai1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Panyu, Guangdong, China
Born (1964-12-02) 2 December 1964 (age 49)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989-present
Spouse(s) Esther Kwan (m. 2003–present)
Children Brittany Cheung (b. 2006)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheung.

Nick Cheung Ka-fai (born 2 December 1964)[1] is a Hong Kong actor. He was a Royal Hong Kong Police officer[2][3] for four years, he quit the job after his request of transfer to criminal investigation department was turned down. He then worked in Danny Lee's film production company. His film debut is "Thank you, Sir!", as a student in Royal Hong Kong Cadet School. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in the television station ATV World. Later, he left ATV and joined another station TVB. He left TVB in 2001, and worked mainly on films. His fame was built on Wong Jing's comedy at first, but he transformed his acting style into more serious type since 2003. He got his first nomination in Hong Kong Film awards in 1999, and won his first award in 2009 because of his role in "Beast Stalker". He has been nominated ofttimes in Hong Kong film awards and other Chinese film awards since then.

Cheung met Hong Kong actress Esther Kwan while he was still working in ATV. They married on 8 December 2003 in Australia. Their daughter, Brittany Cheung (張童; Cheung Tung), was born on 24 January 2006.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Cheung has won seven awards for his role in Beast Stalker (2008), including Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, and Golden Horse Film Award for Best Actor.

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Thank You, Sir Cheung Ka-fai
News Attack policeman at station
1990 It Takes Two to Mingle aka Takes Two to Mingle
Unmatchable Match
Against All Cheung Ka-fai (Steve) aka Again All
1991 Red Shield Hui
1992 Slice of Life
The Lucky Family Jiu-choi
Laser Drama - To Be a Gamble King Grasshopper
What a Hero! Cop
The Unleaded Love Chung
1993 Raped by an Angel Dick aka Naked Killer 2
1994 Born Innocent
Shoot to Kill Loo Sek-on
Wounded Tracks Ma Tian
1995 Informer
Asian Connection Rocky Sly / Casper
1996 Moonlight Sonata Keung TV-Movie
Ah Kam Whacko aka The Stuntwoman
aka Ah Kam: Story of a Stuntwoman
1998 The Conman Dragon Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1999 Raped By An Angel 4: The Rapist's Union Smart Fai
Prince Charming Tart
The King of Debt Collecting Agent
The Conmen in Vegas Dragon
The Tricky Master Leung Foon
He is My Enemy, Partner and Father-in-law Stallone
The Lord of Amusement Yeung Chin-wah
2000 My Name is Nobody No-Name
The Duel Dragon 9
Conman in Tokyo Jersey
The Teacher Without Chalk Cheung Ying
Love Correction Anson Cheung
Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner! Fred Cheung
2001 Day Off Lok
Runaway Dan
Every Dog Has His Date King Fai
2002 Time 4 Hope Yuen Kai-chi
Happy Family Small Han Sang
The Conman 2002 Lee Ka-sing / Dommer aka Conman 2002
2003 Fate Fighter Leung
Shiver Dr. Ko-chun
2004 Love is Love Jia Jia-ming
Breaking News Insp. Cheung Chi-hang
2005 Election Jet
2006 Election 2 Jet Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
aka Triad Election
aka Election 2: Harmony Is a Virtue
On the Edge Harry Sin
Exiled Wo
Wise Guys Never Die Nick Wong
2007 Sweet Revenge Cheung Siu-chun
Exodus Kwan Ping-man Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
aka The Exodus
2008 My Wife is a Gambling Maestro Jay Chou
Connected Detective Fai
Beast Stalker Hung King Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Golden Horse Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
aka The Beast Stalker
2009 Red River A Xia
To Live and Die in Mongkok Fai
2010 The Stool Pigeon Inspector Don Lee Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2011 The Founding of a Party Liang Qichao
Treasure Inn Lo Pa
2012 Nightfall Wong Yuen-yeung Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated - 49th Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Actor
Cross Wong Mei-bo
2013 Conspirators Tseng fung-hei
Unbeatable Cheng Fai Shanghai International Film Festival for Best Actor
Nominated - 50th Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Actor
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
The White Storm Cheung Tsz-wai
2014 Golden Chicken 3 Gordon
That Demon Within Hon Kong / Riot police officer
Hungry Ghost Ritual
Temporary Family Hong Siu-long
Helios Lee Yin-ming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 No Way Out Chung Kin
1991 Who is the Winner Seeto Siu-ming
1992 Pride Knows No Love Ng Tim-fuk
Spirit of the Dragon Tong Fat aka Story of Bruce Lee
1993 War of the Couple
Silver Tycoon Yeu Kuk-yen
Gambler's Dream Ho Sing-long
Race-Course Fever Champion Ma
Who is the Winner II Lau Ka-tsoi
The Brutal Trial Leung Tin-loi
1994 The Kungfu Master Fong Sai-yuk
Beauty Pageant
1995 House of Horror: Siren Song
1997 Mystery Files Siu Cheuk-nam
A Recipe for the Heart Ah Fai Guest star
Triumph Over Evil Cheung Jan-tin
1998 Secret of the Heart Gam Leung-wang (Kelvin) TVB Award for Most Improved Actor
Healing Hands Cheung Chong-yip (Peter)
Moments of Endearment Chan Yau-chung
1999 Game of Deceit Yu Jung-jing
A Smiling Ghost Story Fong Ji-lung
2000 The Legendary Four Aces Tong Bak-fu TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2001 Law Enforcers Chou Ka-wing
2003 Ups and Downs in the Sea of Love Tin Wai-san (Jason)
Drunken Kungfu
2004 The Last Breakthrough Wong Po-fun (Albert)
2005 Xin Zui Da Jin Zhi Guo Ai aka Taming of the Shrew
aka Princess Sheng Ping
2007 Best Selling Secrets customer Episode 137: "Despicable Big Brother"

Dubbing roles[edit]

Cheung has also provided Cantonese voice dubs for foreign films and television programmes.

Year Title Role Original actor Notes
2009 Avatar Jake Sully Sam Worthington Lead dubbing role

References[edit]

  • "Beast Within." Giant Robot Magazine Issue 63, 2009

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tony Leung Ka-Fai
for Eye in the Sky
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actor
2008
for Beast Stalker
Succeeded by
Wang Xueqi
for Bodyguards and Assassins
Preceded by
Jet Li
for The Warlords
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
2009
for Beast Stalker
Succeeded by
Simon Yam
for Echoes of the Rainbow