Kent Cheng

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Kent Cheng
Cheng Jak-si

(1951-05-22) 22 May 1951 (age 68)
AwardsHong Kong Film AwardsBest Actor
1985 Why Me?
1996 The Log

Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Actor
1996 The Log

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鄭則士
Simplified Chinese郑则士

Kent Cheng Jak-si (born 22 May 1951) is a Hong Kong film and television actor. He is a two time recipient of the best actor award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.


Cheng was born in a poor family in Hong Kong.[1] He intended to be an actor when he was a child, written on his comprehension. However, the comprehension was seriously criticised by his teacher.[1]

Cheng joined a film company in 1972, but he could not gain any position in that film company,[1] until joining TVB in 1976. Since then he became an actor for several TV dramas.

In the 1980s he changed his focus in acting in films and directing. In 1985 he won the Best Actor award in the Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in the film called Why Me?. Cheng won again in 1996.

Cheng opened a film company in the 1990s, but failed and struggled through financial problems during the late 1990s.[1] He thus returned to be an actor for TVB in 1993. However, Cheng could not gain a leading role, so he decided to turn to ATV in 1997.

In recent years he focused in mainland China. In 2006 he returned to TVB.



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Emperor and His Brother
1982 The Perfect Match
1983 Give Me Back Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
1984 Crazy Kung Fu Master
1984 Beloved Daddy Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
1985 Why Me? Fei Mao Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor
1986 Lucky Stars Go Places
1986 United We Stand
1987 Heartbeat 100
1988 Walk on Fire Mother Tang
1989 The Fortune Code
1989 Mr. Smart
1990 Dragon in Jail
1990 The Magic Amethyst
1990 Spooky Family II Chor Yat/ Day One
1991 Lethal Contact
1991 To Be Number One Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1991 Once Upon a Time in China Lam Sai-wing
1993 A Roof with a View Fat Ho (uncredited)
1993 Man of the Times Chan Chi Chiu
1993 Crime Story Inspector Hung Ting-bong Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor
1993 Hero of Hong Kong 1949
1993 Lord of East China Sea II Chief Wong
1993 Lord of East China Sea Chief Wong
1993 The Kidnap of Wong Chak Fai Chung
1993 Flirting Scholar 2 Fat Cat (uncredited)
1993 Cohabitation
1993 Run and Kill Cheng 'Fatty' Kau Ng
1994 Mermaid Got Married
1994 The Bodyguard from Beijing [6 August]
1996 The Log Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Actor
1996 Wong Fei Hung Series Lam Sai-wing Tsui Hark production
2001 Asian Charlie's Angels Bosley
2003 Happy Go Lucky
2007 Flash Point
2008 Run Papa Run
2008 Out of Control
2010 Ip Man 2 Fatso
2011 Sleepwalker
2012 Good-for-Nothing Heros
2014 Who is Undercover
2015 Ip Man 3 Fatso
2017 Chasing the Dragon Piggy
2018 The Big Rescue
2018 The Leaker
2019 The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords
2019 Hypnotize the Jury
2019 Ip Man 4 Fatso

[2] [3]


Year Title Role Awards Network
1976 Hotel (TVB)
1978 The Giant Law Kwan (TVB)
1978 The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (TVB)
1979 The Sword of Romance Muk-yung Ching (TVB)
1981 The Misadventure of Zoo (TVB)
1996 In the Name of Love Ho Ka-bon (TVB)
1997 The Hitman Chronicles Zhuan Zhu (TVB)
1997 Forrest Cat Lai Ting-on (ATV)
1999 Forrest Cast II Wong Ka-po (ATV)
2002 Law 2002 Law Yau-dai (ATV)
2006 The Blind Detective (ATV)
2006 Romance of Red Dust Yang Su (CTV)
2008 A Journey Called Life Kam Shek (TVB)
2009 A Watchdog's Tale Lai Tsun-Sing (TVB)
2010 When Lanes Merge Ho Kau Nominated – TVB Award for Best Actor
Nominated – TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
2012 The Greatness of a Hero Dit Yan-kit (TVB)
2012 King Maker Tung Chiu (TVB)
2012 Wonderful Declarations from a Daughter-in-Law
2015 Best Get Going
2016 My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Ho Kei Sung (TVB)
2018 I Bet Your Pardon Longsi
2019 My Life As Loan Shark 戴金仔 (TVB)


  1. ^ a b c d Interview of Be my Guest, TVB, 21 June 2008
  2. ^ "Kent Cheng". IMDb. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Kent Cheng". Retrieved 18 April 2010.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Danny Lee Sau-Yin
for Law with Two Phases
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
for Why Me?
Succeeded by
Chow Yun-fat
for A Better Tomorrow
Preceded by
Roy Chiao
for Summer Snow
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
for The Log
Succeeded by
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
for Happy Together