Roy Chiao

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Roy Chiao
Chinese name 喬宏
Chinese name 喬宏 (traditional)
Chinese name 乔宏 (simplified)
Pinyin Qiáo hóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Kiu4 wang4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Linfen, Shanxi
Born (1927-03-16)16 March 1927
Shanghai, China
Died 14 April 1999(1999-04-14) (aged 72)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–1990

Roy Chiao (16 March 1927 – 14 April 1999) was a Hong Kong actor most famous in the Western world for playing the minor villain Lao Che in the 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.


Other English speaking film appearances included roles in the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme film Bloodsport, the 1973 Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon and the 1978 version of Lee's Game of Death. He performed in many Hong Kong films with a career total of 90 films.

He is the founder of "Artists' Home," a Christian Fellowship for actors in Hong Kong. He suffered three heart attacks before his heart disease-related death. He worked as an English language overdubber for Hong Kong produced films.

Outside of acting Chiao was a United States Army interpreter during the Korean War.

Selected filmography[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
for Chungking Express
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
for Summer Snow
Succeeded by
Kent Cheng
for The Log