|Chinese name||鄭中基 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||郑中基 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Zhèng Zhōngjī (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Zeng6 Zung1gei1 (Cantonese)|
9 March 1972 |
Universal Music Group (1999–2002)
Gold Typhoon Group (2002–2013)
Sun Entertainment Culture(2017–)
|Spouse(s)||Charlene Choi (m. 2006; div. 2010)
Yu Sze-man (m. 2011)
Ronald Cheng Chung-kei (born 9 March 1972) is a Hong Kong singer and actor.
Life and career
Originally intending to work behind the scenes as a songwriter and a producer, Cheng did odd jobs at his father (Director of EMI Asia)’s company EMI— which included doing backing vocalist for the likes of Alan Tam and Priscilla Chan — during summers as a youth. The lessons were apparently effective, as producers started taking notice of Cheng’s voice and he was signed to a recording contract soon thereafter. Cheng first shot to popularity in Taiwan before returning home and enjoying some success in Hong Kong. However, his singing career went into a lull from 2000 to 2003 due to the infamous “air rage incident” and has only recently rebounded.
Cheng returned to the Cantopop market in 2003, however success for him did not arrive until 2005, where his signature song "無賴" (Rascal) was voted one of the Top 10 songs at various music award shows, notably TVB's Jade Solid Gold, where it was voted the most popular song of 2005.
Cheng won his first Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in Vulgaria (film) at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Award. However, it is noted that this film received a rating of 6.3/10 on iMDB and 57% on Rotten Tomatoes respectively.
Cheng's filmography has been described by critics as "infantile" coupled with "terrible storytelling".
His father, Norman Cheng (鄭東漢), is the chairperson and CEO of EMI, and formerly of the Asia Pacific division of PolyGram and then Universal Music.
Ronald Cheng started his relationship with Charlene Choi, a popular Hong Kong female singer and actress, in 2004, after starring as lovers in the film Hidden Heroes. Cheng and Choi liked to play hide-and-seek. In 2010, while Choi announced ending the relationship with Cheng, the press revealed that they had registered their marriage in Los Angeles, United States in 2006. Both Cheng and Choi recognized the marriage, but decided to divorce. Later, he dated with Sammie Yu, a former hostess in Cable TV Hong Kong and Sammie Yu gave birth to a daughter. They married in July 2011.
In 2000, Cheng was on board an Eva Air 747 when he got inebriated and starting pulling a flight attendant by the hair and forcing her onto the ground. Cheng then proceeded to put the flight attendant in a choke hold. Captain John Irving knocked Cheng out cold as a result of Cheng's inappropriate behaviour. 
In 2004, Cheng tried to purchase a Mercedes-Benz motor vehicle. Cheng somehow managed to purchase the wrong vehicle and Cheng took revenge by filing a lawsuit against the seller. His attempt to sue and his lawsuit ultimately failed. As a result of bad faith and malicious intent, Cheng was ordered by the District Court to pay the legal costs of the salesman he tried to sue.
- 左右為難 (In A Dilemma) - Mandarin Album
- 別愛我 (Don't Love Me) - Mandarin Album
- 情深 (Deep Love) - Cantonese Album
- 最愛的人不是你 (You Are Not My Dearest Lover) - Mandarin EP
- 絕口不提！愛你 (Don't Say! Love You) - Mandarin Album
- 戒情人 (Abstain From Love) - Mandarin Album
- 時間 人物 地點 (Time, People, Place) - Mandarin / Cantonese New + Best Selections
- 敵人 (Enemy) - Mandarin Album
- 我真的可以 (I Really Can) - Mandarin Album
- One More Time - Cantonese Album
- 聲聲愛你 (Sounds Love You) - Mandarin New + Best Selections
- 緣份無邊界 (Love Without Borderline) - Cantonese Compilation
- 真朋友 (True Friend) - Mandarin Album
- Encore - Mandarin New + Best Selections
- 唔該， 救救我 (Please Help!!!) - Cantonese Album
- 唔該， 救救我 “火紅火熱”版 (Please Help!!! - 2 AVCD Version) - Cantonese Album
- Before After - Cantonese Album
- 正宗K (Karaoke Cheng) - Cantonese / Mandarin New + Best Selections
- 鄭中基演唱會二零零六 (Ronald Cheng Live in Concert 2006) - Cantonese / Mandarin Live Album
- 怪胎 (Freak) - Mandarin New + Best Selections
|1997||A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation||Siu Lan-fu||voice only|
|Bullets of Love||Ma|
|Dance of a Dream||Yip Wai-shih|
|2002||Interactive Murders||JASH / Lam Wan-san|
|My Wife Is 18||Bruce|
|Market's Romance||Chicky Keung|
|2003||My Lucky Star||Crab Duen / Guard Duen|
|Give Them a Chance||Disco triad boss||aka Give Me a Chance|
|Dragon Loaded 2003||Dragon|
|Golden Chicken 2||Mr. Chan|
|2004||Super Model||Mandam Fung Yan-bing|
|Hidden Heroes||Ho Yoiji|
|My Sweetie||owner of Lo's office lift||cameo|
|2006||McDull, the Alumni||marketing head / musical instruments sal|
|Undercover Hidden Dragon||Fat Chai (Sunny Sun) / Wind To|
|Fatal Contact||Captain Chan Shing|
|Mr. 3 Minutes||Scott Chung|
|2007||It's a Wonderful Life||Thunder God / Ray Ban||also director and writer|
|Dancing Lion||lion dancer|
|Mr. Cinema||Zhou Chong|
|Ratatouille||Remy (voice, HK version)|
|Legendary Assassin||Uncle Zhi||aka Wolf Fang|
|2009||All's Well, Ends Well 2009||Yu Bo|
|Kung Fu Cyborg||Xiao Jiang||aka Kungfu Cyborg: Metallic Attraction|
|2010||All's Well, Ends Well 2010||General Mak Bing-wing|
|Just Another Pandora's Box||Qing Yise / Zhao Yun / Zhang Ziyi's transvestite|
|2011||All's Well, Ends Well 2011||Delivery Boy|
|2012||All's Well, Ends Well 2012|
|Marry a Perfect Man|
|McDull - Pork of Music|
|Love Is... Pyjamas|
|Princess and the Seven Kung Fu Masters|
|Special ID||Captain Cheung|
|The Four II|
|Golden Chicken 3|
|Just Another Margin|
|The Truth About Beauty|
|The Four III|
|Sifu vs Vampire|
|The Seventh Lie|
|Grey Met Shrek|
|2015||Full Strike||Ng Kau-cheung|
|Secret Treasure||also director|
|Concerto of the Bully|
|2016||House of Wolves||Fung Yan-ping|
|2017||Two Wrongs Make a Right||Ximen Ding|
|2000||The Sky is the Limit|
|2001||Colourful Life||Ching Chi-yung|
|2002||Slim Chances||So Bing-man|
|2003||Virtues of Harmony II||Chiu Choi||guest star|
Awards and nominations
|2012||49th Golden Horse Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Vulgaria||Won|
- "Jade Solid Gold 2005 Awards: Most Popular Song". TVB. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
- "32nd Hong Kong Film Awards 2013". HK Neo Reviews. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2266938/. Missing or empty
- https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/vulgaria_2012/. Missing or empty
- "Film review: House of Wolves – Ronald Cheng, Francis Ng play put-upon villains in Vincent Kok's zany comedy". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
- Charlene-Ronald romance over
- Splitsville for Charlene Choi and Ronald Cheng
- Ronald-Charlene: It's actually a divorce
- HK Neo Reviews http://www.scmp.com/article/308919/how-747-pilot-knocked-out-drunken-pop-star. Missing or empty
- http://www.hklii.hk/cgi-bin/sinodisp/eng/hk/cases/hkdc/2009/266.html?stem=&synonyms=&query=%22ronald%20cheng%22. Missing or empty
- 正宗K (Jing Jung K) is a pun of the Cantonese pronunciation of Cheng's name — Cheng Chung-Kei. It literally means "Genuine Karaoke" in Cantonese.
- Kevin Ma (16 July 2014). "Bona launches Secret Treasure". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 16 July 2014.