Michael Tao

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Michael Tao
Born (1963-08-26) 26 August 1963 (age 56)
Years active1980–2016
Spouse(s)Wong Wai Po (2000-2007)

Michael Tao Dai Yu (Chinese: 陶大宇, born 26 August 1963) is a Hong Kong television actor.


Tao entered the acting industry in the 80s, affiliating with TVB. It was during this period that Tao earned the name "Housewife Killer" due to his overwhelming popularity amongst housewives (who arguably constitutes a majority of television viewing audiences in Hong Kong), solidifying his position as a first tier television actor in TVB.

Tao later moved over to rival ATV in 1997 after problems over his contract with TVB. His ATV series Flaming Brothers successfully defeated the TVB rival show at the time, a landmark for ATV. Apart from filming ATV series, Tao has also filmed in China and Singapore. He returned to TVB in 2004 and has starred in a number of television series since. Once again, problems with his contract resulted in Tao leaving TVB in 2009.


Year Title Role Remark
1985 The Yang's Saga Poon Fu
1986 New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre Fan Yiu
1987 Genghis Khan Muk Wah-lai
1988 Twilight of a Nation Lee Chiu-sau
1989 Looking Back in Anger Herman
1991 The Breaking Point Hui Ka-kui
On the Edge Yeung Chi-piew
1992 File of Justice Michael Kong Shing-yu
The Greed of Man Ting Yik-hai
1993 File of Justice II Michael Kong Shing-yu
1994 Glittering Moments Szeto Lap-chau
File Of Justice III Michael Kong Shing-yu
1995 File Of Justice IV Michael Kong Shing-yu
Detective Investigation Files Cheung Tai-yung
1995-1996 Detective Investigation Files II Cheung Tai-yung
1996 Ambition Kwok Ka-bo Released overseas in 1993; aired locally on TVB Jade in 1996
1997 File of Justice V Michael Kong Shing-yu
Detective Investigation Files III Cheung Tai-yung Last TVB series before moving to ATV
1998 The New Adventures of Wisely Wisely Singaporean series; broadcast by TCS
1999 Flaming Brothers Steven Lee Siu-tin First ATV series after leaving TVB
2000 Showbiz Tycoon Wan Yuet-ting
2001 To Where He Belongs Mao Jun ATV series
2002 Love Scar Ah Chuan CTS series
2004 Mystic Detective Files Yip Sing-fai i-cable series
Shine On You Cheng Zhing-leung Comeback series for TVB
2005 Love Bond Lam Yat-kong
Fantasy Hotel Bob Kam Chi-kit
2007 On the First Beat Cheung King-fung Best Actor Nomination (Top 20)
2008 Wasabi Mon Amour Chung Lai-wo
2010 Sisters of Pearl Hung Yiu-sang Last TVB series before terminating contract with TVB in 2009
2014 Wait for Happiness Mainland China series
Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties Cantonese dub[1]
2016 The Hiddens Cheong Soon-on Hong Kong series produced by Gary Tang; aired on Astro Wah Lai Toi in Malaysia and MyTV SUPER in Hong Kong[2]


  1. ^ "Michael Tao and Angie Cheong Reunite". Jaynestars. 11 July 2014.
  2. ^ "New espionage drama The Hiddens: Dangerous, dirty... and delightful!". New Straits Times. 18 September 2016.