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Paul Chun
Chinese name秦沛
Chinese name秦沛 (traditional)
Chinese name秦沛 (simplified)
BornChiang Chang-nien (姜昌年)
(1945-06-26) 26 June 1945 (age 73)
Shanghai, China
Years active1949–present
NationalityHong Kong
ChildrenBenji Chiang
Lesley Chiang
ParentsYan Fa
Hong Wei
Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Supporting Actor
1986 The Lunatics
1994 C'est la vie, mon chéri
Golden Horse Awards
Best Supporting Actor
1986 The Lunatics
TVB Anniversary Awards
My Favourite Powerhouse Actor
now named: Best Supporting Actor
2003 The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow
My Favourite Television Character
2002 Family Man
Life Achievement Award
2008 Lifetime Achievement

Paul Chun (秦沛; born 26 June 1945) is a Hong Kong actor. He has appeared in more than 130 films and television series since 1949.[1] In 1966, he appeared in The Sand Pebbles, an American film produced and directed by Robert Wise.

Early life[edit]

On June 26, 1945 Chun was born as Chiang Ch`ang-Nien in Shanghai, China. His father was Yan Fa. His mother was Hong Wei. Both of his parents were renowned actors.[1]

He is the older brother of actor David Chiang and older half-brother of actor/ director Derek Yee Tung-Shing. His son Benji Chiang and his daughter Lesley Chiang are duo in the pop group "Benji and Lesley".[2][3][4]

Family[edit]

Career[edit]

In 1949, at age three, Chun started his acting career as a child-actor. From 1949 to 1954, Chun appeared in many films such as Chun lei (1949) directed by Pingqian Li and Dang fu xin (1949) directed by Feng Yueh (aka Griffin Yueh Feng) .[1][5][6]

In 1966, Chun (credited as Paul Chinpae) appeared as Cho-jen in The Sand Pebbles (1966), an American film produced and directed by Robert Wise. In The Sand Pebbles, Chun was a young militant student killed by Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jake Holman (played by Steve McQueen).[1]

Chun has continuously acted for over 60 years. He is highly respected by many actors of his generation and also regarded as one of the greatest actors in Hong Kong of all time.

In 2010, Chun was the director with Cheyton Jain as co-director in The Chair, the Box, and the Broom (2010), a short film. In 2011, Chun was the director of Earth (2011), an animation short film about a giant robot shooting at some buildings.[7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1976 The Legend of the Condor Heroes Yeung Tit-sam CTV
The Return of the Condor Heroes Mou Sam-tung CTV
1980 Fatherland Tong Bing-fun ATV
1982 You Only Live Twice Nip Man-fung TVB
The Legend of the Condor Heroes Genghis Khan TVB
1985 Take Care, Your Highness! Yuti TVB
1996 The Good Old Days Fong Sai-faan ATV
1997 A Recipe for the Heart Chun Maan-shek TVB
1998 Journey to the West II Maitreya, Elephant Demon TVB
Moments of Endearment Chung Ji Wai TVB
1999 At the Threshold of an Era Yip Hao-Lai TVB
2000 At the Threshold of an Era II Yip Hao-Lai TVB
2002 Family Man Ko Hai TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
2002 Doomed to Oblivion Kangxi TVB
2003 The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow TVB TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 Shine on You Ga Wa Beu TVB
2005 Love Bond Gei Tin-man TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor (Top 5)
Life Made Simple Chung Kam-Wing TVB
2006 Love Guaranteed Kwok Sing TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
Glittering Days Chu Dai-gut TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor (Top 5)
2007 Life Art Yum Ching-cheun TVB
2008 Wasabi Mon Amour Ko Shau TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Master of Tai Chi TVB
The Silver Chamber of Sorrows Sheung Hang TVB
2008-2009 Pages of Treasures Fong Hok Man TVB
2009 Born Rich Chow Shun-Shing TVB
Black & White Head of San-Lian Hui PTS
2010-2011 Show Me the Happy Kot Yat-dou TVB
2012 Witness Insecurity TVB
2013 Hot Mom!
2018 Shadow of Justice 簡卓廷 ViuTV

Feature film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Hypnotize the Jury
2017 The Dreaming Man Father
Love Off the Cuff Cherie's father
Super Teacher
2016 My Ten Million
Book of Love Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2015 Distance
2014 Ameera
2012 The Great Magician
2011 A Simple Life
2010 Echoes of the Rainbow
Don Quixote
2009 Shinjuku Incident Uncle Tak
2006 Karmic Mahjong Qin Long-sheng
2004 PaPa Loves You Professor Mak
2003 Lost in Time Siu Wai's Dad
2000 China Strike Force Sheriff Lin
The Teacher Without Chalk
Don't Look Back... Or You'll Be Sorry!! Elvis Siu
1999 Super Car Criminals
1998 Young and Dangerous 5 Datuk Chan Ka-Nam
1996 Viva Erotica Boss Wong
1995 Full Throttle Paul
One and a Half
Great Adventurers Ray Lui
1994 Fist of Legend Uncle Noh
C'est la vie, mon chéri Uncle/Cheung Po-Tsai Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Love on Delivery Chan
Return to a Better Tomorrow Fred Simon
1993 Executioners Colonel
The Heroic Trio Chief of Police
Fight Back to School III Mr.Hung 'King of Gamblers'
The Bare-Footed Kid Teacher Hua
Legal Innocence Prosecutor
The Kidnap of Wong Chak Fai Wong Chat-Fai
Bogus Cops Doctor
1992 Arrest the Restless Ngan Tung
Heart Against Hearts Edmond Tang
What a Hero! Lan's Father
Best of the Best Ngan Kwan
A Moment of Romance II Frank's Father
Casino Tycoon Wong Chang
Royal Tramp II King Ng Sam Kwai
Lee Rock III
Royal Tramp Ng Sam Kwai
吳三桂
Justice, My Foot! Inspector General
1991 Lee Rock II Ngan Tung
Lee Rock Ngan Tung
Fantasy Romance Li/Lemon Head
The Raid Lieutenant Mang Tai-Hoi
Bury Me High Nguen
The Gambling Ghost Gambler
Fight Back to School Lam
Top Bet Hung Kwong
1990 Front Page Dr. Pong
All for the Winner Wong Hung Kwong
Pantyhose Hero Captain
Best Friend of the Cops Pao Pu-Ping
1989 Tragic Heroes Tsou
Wild Search Mr. Hung
The Final Judgement Stanley Wu Tai Kit
1988 Profiles of Pleasure Chu
Double Fattiness Kum Dai Tse
I Love Maria Police Captain
In the Line of Duty III Inspector Cameron Chuen
Bet on Fire Tong Pun
1987 People's Hero
Spiritual Love Pu's Boss
The Wrong Couples
1986 Rosa Paul Tien
A Hearty Response Lui Tak
Immortal Story
Peking Opera Blues Fa Gum-Sao Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Lunatics Tsuen Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actor
Where's Officer Tuba? Trumpet player
Royal Warriors Chubby escort policeman
1985 The Battlefield Hung Leung
Let's Make Laugh II Mr. Xiao Quanshi
It's a Drink, It's a Bomb! Befuddled Cop
1984 The Young Wanderer
Hong Kong 1941 Sergeant Fa Wing
Rainbow Around My Shoulder
Heaven Can Help Shek
Double Trouble
1983 All the Wrong Spies aka Wo ai Ye Laixiang Fat Pig - Commissioner of Police[9][10]
1981 No One Is Innocent
The Six Directions of Boxing
To Hell with the Devil Priest
Dangerous Person Commissioner
The Legend of the Owl Knight
1980 The Lost Kung Fu Secrets
1979 Raining in the Mountain Hui Ssu
1978 Breakout from Oppression
Killers Two
1977 Jackie Chan's Bloodpact Chu Shan Feng
1976 I Want More!
Dance of Death Ku Cheng-yuan
1975 7 Soldiers of Kung Fu Hua Rong
The Sharp Fists of Kung Fu Yang Hu
1974 The Drug Addicts Police Officer Tang Kuo-Liang
Mad World of Fools Sing Kee twin no. 1
1973 Black Belt Tommy
Death on the Docks
Breakout from Oppression
1972 The Yellow Killer Li
Fourteen Amazons 4th prince
Water Margin Hua Yung
Pursuit! Lu Chien
1971 Sunset Chen Zhongkang
The Yellow Muffler Huang Peilin
1969 Famous Swordsman Tin Kiu
Sky Dragon Castle
The Joys and Sorrows of Youth
1968 Unicorn Fortress
Three Young Girls
The Magnificent Five
1966 The Sand Pebbles Cho-jen
1953 Parents' Love

[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gendron, Yves. Jan 2007. "Biography of Paul Chun Pui hkcinemagic.com". Retrieved Dec 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Benji & Lesley". youtube.com
  3. ^ "Benji & Lesley". benjiandlesley.com
  4. ^ "Benji & Lesley". babybombs.com
  5. ^ "Chun lei (1949) imdb.com". Retrieved Dec 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Dang fu xin (1949) imdb.com". Retrieved Dec 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Chair, the Box, and the Broom (2010) imdb.com". Retrieved Dec 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Earth (2011) imdb.com". Retrieved Dec 24, 2016.
  9. ^ 1983. "Wo ai Ye Laixiang (1983) imdb.com". Retrieved Dec 24, 2016.
  10. ^ 1983. "All the Wrong Spies (1983) lovehkfilm.com". Retrieved Dec 24, 2016.
  11. ^ Paul Chun at hkmdb
  12. ^ Paul Chun at chinesemov.com

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