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Paul Chun
Chiang Chang-nien

(1945-06-26) 26 June 1945 (age 78)
Other namesPaul Gor (Paul哥)
Years active1948–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
SpouseThelma Leung (divorced)
RelativesDavid Chiang (brother)
Yim Wai (sister)
Derek Yee (half-brother)
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting Actor
1986 The Lunatics
1994 C'est la vie, mon chéri

Golden Horse AwardsBest Supporting Actor
1986 The Lunatics

TVB Anniversary AwardsMy 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

Chinese name
Chiang Chang-nien

Paul Chun (Chinese: 秦沛; pinyin: Qín Pèi; 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.


He was born as Chiang Chang-nien (Chinese: 姜昌年; pinyin: Jiāng Chāngnián) in Shanghai, China on 26 June 1945. His father was Yan Fa (嚴化) and his mother was Hung Wei (紅薇). Both of his parents were renowned actors.[1]

He is the older brother of actor David Chiang and actress Yim Wai (嚴慧). His half-brother is actor and director Derek Yee Tung-Shing. He was married to Thelma Leung (梁盛子).[2] His son Benji Chiang (姜文杰) and his daughter Lesley Chiang (姜麗文) comprise the pop music duo, Benji and Lesley.[3][4][5]


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 Li Pingqian and Dang fu xin (1949) directed by Feng Yueh (aka Griffin Yueh Feng) .[1][6][7]

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 70 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.[8][9]


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
1980 Fatherland Tong Bing-fun ATV
1981 Hong Kong '81 TVB
1982 You Only Live Twice Nip Man-fung
The Legend of the Condor Heroes Genghis Khan
1985 The Young Wanderer
The Rough Ride
Legend Of The General Who Never Was Cheung Si Kwai
The Battlefield
The Yang's Saga
The Possessed
Happy Spirit
Take Care, Your Highness! Yuti
1986 The Feud of Two Brothers
1987 Police Cadet '88
1989 The Legend of Master Chan
Two of A Kind
Father and Son ATV
1990 The Real Pals
Love Is Like Oxygen
Housekeeper, My Honey
Radio III
1991 The Cop's Affairs
Who's the Winner
1992 All in One Family
Who's the Winner 2
1993 Gun and Glory
1994 The Movie Tycoon
Heroic Legend of the Yang's Family
1996 The Little Vagrant Lady
The Good Old Days Fong Sai-faan
1997 The Swordsman
A Recipe for the Heart Chun Maan-shek TVB
1998 Journey to the West II Maitreya, Elephant Demon
Moments of Endearment Chung Ji Wai
1999 At the Threshold of an Era Yip Hao-Lai
2000 At the Threshold of an Era II Yip Hao-Lai
2002 Family Man Ko Hai Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
2002 Doomed to Oblivion Kangxi
2003 The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 Shine on You Ga Wa Beu
2005 Love Bond Gei Tin-man Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor (Top 5)
Life Made Simple Chung Kam-Wing
2006 Love Guaranteed Kwok Sing Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
Glittering Days Chu Dai-gut Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor (Top 5)
2007 Life Art Yum Ching-cheun
2008 Wasabi Mon Amour Ko Shau Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Master of Tai Chi
The Silver Chamber of Sorrows Sheung Hang
2008-2009 Pages of Treasures Fong Hok Man
2009 Born Rich Chow Shun-Shing
Black & White Head of San-Lian Hui PTS
Memoirs Of Madam Jin Sheng Wenda JiangsuTV
2010-2011 Show Me the Happy Kot Yat-dou TVB
2012 Witness Insecurity
2013 Hot Mom!
Love in Trouble
2015 Looking for Aurora
2017 Sweet Guy
2018 Shadow of Justice Kan Cheuk-ting ViuTV
2019 Unforgettable Impression MangoTV
2019 I Bet Your Pardon Pong Fung TVB
2019 Go Go Squid! Grandpa Han DragonTV
Second Time is A Charm
2020 The Gutter Ho Wing Cheong ViuTV
Legal Mavericks 2020 James Kan Siu-wang TVB
2021 Dt.Appledog's Time Grandpa Han iQIYI
Moonlight Mr. Xia
Once Given Never Forgotten Uncle Yuan
TBA Finding Mr. Right
So Young
My Deepest Dream
South Wind Knows My Mood Youku

Feature film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Dynasty Warriors Wang Yun
2020 Love After Love sir Qiao Cheng
2019 Hypnotize the Jury
Sheep Without a Shepherd Song En
2018 The Trough
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 Nong Jinsun
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
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
The Yuppie Fantasia Mr. Chan (Ann's boyfriend)
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[10][11]
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
Dance of Death Ku Cheng-yuan
1978 Breakout from Oppression
Killers Two
1977 Jackie Chan's Bloodpact Chu Shan Feng
1976 I Want More!
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



  1. ^ a b c d Gendron, Yves. Jan 2007. "Biography of Paul Chun Pui". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  2. ^ "梁盛子喪禮 姜文杰姜麗文缺席無送花圈". Ming Pao Canada (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Benji & Lesley".
  4. ^ "Benji & Lesley".
  5. ^ "Benji & Lesley".
  6. ^ "Chun lei (1949)". IMDb. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Dang fu xin (1949)". IMDb. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  8. ^ "The Chair, the Box, and the Broom (2010)". IMDb. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Earth (2011)". IMDb. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  10. ^ 1983. "Wo ai Ye Laixiang (1983)". IMDb. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  11. ^ 1983. "All the Wrong Spies (1983)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  12. ^ Paul Chun at hkmdb
  13. ^ Paul Chun at

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