|Chinese name||安志杰 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||安志杰 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Ān Zhìjié (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||On1 Zi3 Git6 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Andy Tien|
11 May 1977 |
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Life and career
On was born on 11 May 1977, in Providence, Rhode Island. As a native of the USA, Andy On can speak English, Mandarin and a bit of Cantonese. Andy On was approached by China Star founder Charles Heung and filmmaker Tsui Hark to take over the role of one of Jet Li's film characters, Black Mask, in Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002). Despite the poor reviews and the bad box office, Andy continued to act and, in fact, improve in not only martial arts but acting as well. Like fellow Hong Kong film star Nicholas Tse, Andy trained in martial arts under Chung Chi Li, the leader of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. He began training with him in 2001 for the film Looking for Mister Perfect / Kei fung dik sau (2003), which was released 2 years later. Andy On trained in wushu at the Shaolin Temple and studied film fighting under former Jackie Chan Stunt Team leader Nicky Li for his first film, Looking for Mister Perfect, which was shot before Black Mask 2: City of Masks but released in 2003. Andy On continued his acting career with his fair share of injuries, sustaining a hamstring injury on the set of New Police Story (2004) in one of the two fights against Jackie Chan.
Andy On was nominated and won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Actor Award for his role in Star Runner / Siu nin a Fu (2003). He shared the screen with the man who influenced him, Jackie Chan, in New Police Story. Andy On has also won the Best New Artist Award in 2004 at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his role as Tank Wong in Siu nin a Fu, beating favorite Vanness Wu by only one-tenth of the votes.
Aside from his filmmaking career, On is also a singer. He has released some tracks, including a duet with Jolin Tsai called "Angel of Mine" and others. His hobbies are martial arts and video games. He continues to train in Wing Chun Kung Fu with good friend, actor and martial artist Philip Ng, and has studied Thai boxing under former world kickboxing champion and actor Billy Chau in preparing for Star Runner.
During production of The Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008), Andy was hit in the face by a stuntman during an action sequence. Andy cut his lip and after seven surgeries, sports a small scar on his lip. He considers the scar a "trophy" for his hard work in the film.
|2002||Black Mask 2: City of Masks||Black Mask|
|2003||Looking for Mister Perfect||Alex||aka Looking for Mr. Perfect|
|Star Runner||Tank Wong||Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
aka The Kumite
|New Police Story||Law Tin-tin|
|The White Dragon||Second Prince Tian Yang|
|2005||Dragon Squad||Suet's undercover target||U.S. DVD title: Dragon Heat|
|2006||Lethal Angels||Jet||aka Devil Angel
aka Naked Avengers
|Election 2||Lik||aka Election 2: Harmony Is a Virtue
aka Triad Election
|Dating a Vampire||Kit|
|Fatal Contact||Silver Dragon|
|Nothing Is Impossible||Jason|
|2007||Invisible Target||Tien Yeng-yee|
|Mad Detective||Inspector Ho Ka-on|
|2008||Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon||Deng Zhi|
|Forgive and Forget||Andy|
|True Legend||Yuan Lie|
|2011||The Lost Bladesman|
|White Vengeance||Han Xin|
|2012||The Viral Factor||Agent Sean Wong|
|Naked Soldier||Sam Wong|
|Cold War||SDU Commander Michael Shek|
|2014||As the Light Goes Out|
|Once Upon a Time in Shanghai||Long Qi|
|That Demon Within||Ben Chan|
|Zombie Fight Club|
|For Love or Money|
|2015||Blackhat||Hong Kong Police Inspector Alex Trang|
|One Night Only|
Andy had been in a relationship with Jennifer Tse for four years before ending their relationship in 2013. In late 2013, he met actress Jessica Cambensy on the set of the film Zombie Fight Club but began dating a year later. The two have recently announced that they have gotten engaged and will be parents for the first time. They plan to be married next year.
- "誤批安志杰JC夫妻宮相冲 麥玲玲願免費再算命" [Mistakenly stated a mismatch between Andy On and JC, Mak Ling Ling is willing to provide a free fortune-telling]. Ming Pao (Hong Kong). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- Official blog of Andy On
- Andy On at the Internet Movie Database
- Andy On Chi-Kit at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
- Andy On at the Hong Kong Cinemagic