Roy Chiao

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Roy Chiao
Chinese name 喬宏
Chinese name 喬宏 (traditional)
Chinese name 乔宏 (simplified)
Pinyin Qiáo hóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Kiu4 wang4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Linfen, Shanxi
Born (1927-03-16)16 March 1927
Shanghai, China
Died 14 April 1999(1999-04-14) (aged 72)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–1990

Roy Chiao (16 March 1927 – 14 April 1999) was a Chinese actor most famous in the Western world for playing the minor villain Lao Che in the 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Biography[edit]

Other English speaking film appearances included roles in the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme film Bloodsport, the 1973 Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon and the 1978 version of Lee's Game of Death. He performed in many Hong Kong films with a career total of 90 films.

He is the founder of "Artists' Home," a Christian Fellowship for actors in Hong Kong. He suffered three heart attacks before his heart disease-related death. He worked as an English language overdubber for Hong Kong produced films.

Selected filmography[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
for Chungking Express
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
1996
for Summer Snow
Succeeded by
Kent Cheng
for The Log