Peter Yang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yang.
Peter Yang
Born Peter Yang Kwan
(1935-09-25) September 25, 1935 (age 81)
Harbin, China
Occupation Actor, director, producer, martial artist
Years active 1957—2001
Spouse(s) Florence Fung-Chi
Children 2

Peter Yang Kwan , known as Peter Yang (born September 25, 1935) (楊群), is a retired Hong Kong martial artist film actor, film producer and director, best known for his appearances in Hong Kong action cinema of the 1970s and 1980s.

He starred in the 1969 film King of Kings[1] and in 1971 The Big Boss which starred Bruce Lee.


Yang was born in 1935 to the Yang household in Harbin, China. He left Harbin at the age of 6 and went to Beijing and studied in Yu Ying Secondary School until the age of 12. He then relocated to Shanghai with his family because of the Chinese Civil War for 8 months. The family finally sought refuge in Taiwan after their brief stay in Shanghai.

In Taiwan, he studied in a practical Mandarin School for a year in Taipei before again relocating with his family in Hong Kong and studied in the Yin Nan Middle School.

During these years, his family's financial status plummeted significantly. In order to help with his family's situation, Yang took up odd jobs. He was cast in a few films as an extra and did this for several years. He also worked in radio stations and dubbed for Japanese films in mandarin. He also worked as an auxiliary police officer in Hong Kong.

He maintained his multifaceted life until 1960 when he landed a role as a leading actor in "Qin Xiang Lian".


1950s acting[edit]

1960s acting[edit]

1970s jobs[edit]

1980s jobs[edit]

1990s jobs[edit]


Personal life[edit]

Yang is happily married to Florence Fung-Chi. Together, they have a son and a daughter.


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