Kenny Ho

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Kenny Ho
Chinese name 何家勁 (traditional)
Chinese name 何家劲 (simplified)
Pinyin Hé Jiājìn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ho4 Gaa1-ging3 (Cantonese)
Born (1959-12-29) 29 December 1959 (age 57)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1983–present
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Label(s) PolyGram (1988–1994)
Ancestry Enping, Guangdong, China

Kenny Ho Kar-king born 29 December 1959, he is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop/Mandopop singer best known for his role as Zhan Zhao in the 1993 Taiwanese television series Justice Bao.

Ho wanted to be a football player at the University but he failed to qualify for the role. He also studied acting at Beijing University before joining the Shaw brothers.


Ho enrolled in ATV's training institute in 1982 and officially became an ATV actor after signing a contract with the company the following year. He starred in various ATV dramas, most notably the series The Blood Sword in 1990 and 1991, adapted from Ma Wing-shing's manhua series Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword.

In 1988, Ho shifted his acting career to Taiwan and starred in his first Taiwanese television series, Eight Thousand Li of Cloud and Moon as the famous military general, Yue Fei (岳飛). The show was an instant hit and Ho became a household name. He continued making many television dramas produced by CTS, including Endless Love (不了情) opposite May Chin, Hongchen Youai (紅塵有愛), Shaonian Zhang Sanfeng (The Young Zhang Sanfeng) (少年張三豐), and The Book and the Sword. He has obtained a great level of fame in the Asian community for his portrayal as Zhan Zhao (展昭) in the 1993 Taiwanese television series Justice Bao. In 1994 he reprised his respective role as Zhan Zhao in 包 青 天 之 滳 血 紅 梅. All the original cast from Taiwan as well as new TVB actresses such as Vivian Chow and Esther Kwan was involved.

Ho starred in several films in the 1990s including Dragon in Jail opposite Andy Lau, Family Affairs, Red Zone, and Red Wolf. In 1997, he starred in the Taiwanese drama the Bodyguards series: Jade Dolls, Cryptic Crystal, and Heavenly Charm.

In 2009, he acted in the mainland Chinese television series Justice Bao.[1] In the same year, he played "Nameless" in the Hong Kong film The Storm Warriors.

In 2010, he starred in the film Love Cuts with Singaporean actress Zoe Tay.[2] He recently appeared in Treasure Inn alongside Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, and Nick Cheung.

Ho went into the business field, and in 2014 he was appointed a "Tourist Embassidor" of Huei Zhou, where he opened a health food company called Jing Jia Jiong (勁家莊). Ho promotes healthy eating and healthy living. Due to running his business, he suspended his film acting work, with the exception of Justice Bao.

Personal life[edit]

Ho was in a relationship with Taiwanese actress-politician May Chin. They first met on the set of the Taiwanese drama Endless Love in 1989. They began dating in the early 1990s and separated in 1993, and still remain good friends. The two agreed that if they are still single by the age of 60, then they would spend the rest of their lives together.[3]

He was in relationship with Anita Lee. The pair met in Taiwan while filming. The separated after 4 years together.



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Long Road to Gallantry (游俠情)
1984 The Occupant (靈氣逼人)
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars (夏日福星) cameo
1986 Sweet Sixteen (甜蜜十六歲)
1987 Eastern Condors (東方禿鷹)
1987 That Enchanting Night (良青花奔月)
1987 Project A 2 (A計劃續集)
1988 Police Story 2 (警察故事續集) Policeman 12674
1990 Spooky Family II (麻衣傳奇)
1990 Whampoa Blues (壯志豪情)
1990 Dragon in Jail (獄中龍) Wayne
1994 Family Affairs (清官難審)
1995 The Red Wolf (虎猛威龍) Alan
1995 Red Zone (爆炸令)
1995 No Justice for All (真相)
2001 Blood Vow (血戰)
2005 Wolves Attack (狼襲草原)
2009 The Storm Warriors (風雲II) Nameless
2010 Love Cuts (割愛)
2011 Treasure Inn (財神客棧) Captain Iron


Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Legendary Prime Minister – Zhuge Liang (諸葛亮) Lau Kei
1988 Eight Thousand Li of Cloud and Moon (八千里路雲和月) Yue Fei
1989 Endless Love (不了情) Gao Ting-Jiang
1989 Lin Jue-Min (林覺民) Lin Jue-Ming
1989 Hongchen Youai (紅塵有愛) Ho Jeng-Fei
1990 The Blood Sword (中華英雄) Wah Ying-hung
1991 The Blood Sword 2 (中華英雄之中華傲訣) Wah Ying-hung
1991 Young Zhang Sanfeng (少年張三豐) Zhang Sanfeng
1992 Yuan (緣) Hu Ji-Rong
1992 The Book and the Sword (書劍恩仇錄) Chen Jialuo
1993 Justice Bao (包青天) Zhan Zhao
1997 Bodyguards 1 (保鏢之翡翠娃娃) Guo Xu
1998 Bodyguards 2 (保鏢之情人保鏢) Guo Xu
1998 Bodyguards 3 (保鏢之天之驕女) Guo Xu
1998 Beggar Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (乞丐皇帝朱元璋) Zhu Yuanzhang
1999 Forrest Cat 2 (肥貓正傳II)
2000 Great Hero Zheng Chenggong (大英雄鄭成功) Zheng Chenggong
2000 Master Ma 1 (馬永貞之爭霸上海灘) Ma Yongzhen
2001 Master Ma 2 (馬永貞之英雄血) Ma Yongzhen
2005 Vagabond Vigilante (游劍江湖)
2008 Justice Bao (包青天) Zhan Zhao
2009 (滚滚血脉) Liu Wen-an
2010–2012 Justice Bao 1 (包青天之七俠五義) Zhan Zhao


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