Sorapong Chatree

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Sorapong Chatree
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Sorapong Chatree at the opening of the Cherd Songsri Retrospective in September 2007 in Bangkok.
Born Pittaya Tiamswate
(1950-12-08) December 8, 1950 (age 66)
Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
Occupation Film actor
Spouse(s) Pimchan Jaiwong (Divorced)
Duangduaen Jithaisong
Children 4
Sorapong Chatree has frequently starred in the films of Chatrichalerm Yukol, including Chatrichalerm's first, Out of the Darkness, which was also the first Thai science fiction film.

Sorapong Chatree (Thai: สรพงษ์ ชาตรี, born December 8, 1950 in Ayutthaya Province) is a Thai film actor. He has frequently starred in the films of Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol, as well as in Cherd Songsri's classic romance, Plae Kao.

Sorapong became one of the top male stars by the mid 1970s, eventually displacing the older Sombat Metanee from the lead position. As he aged, he retained his popularity and is well known today as a major supporting actor.

He was named a National Artist of Thailand in 2009.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]

Appearances in Hong Kong films[edit]

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the international rights to many of films featuring Sorapong were obtained by the Hong Kong production companies IFD and Filmark. The films were then edited and newly-shot footage added (often featuring ninja directed by Godfrey Ho) to produce a movie more easily marketed to the Western market. In general IFD productions credit Sorapong and no other Thai actors, while Filmark's credit only the western actors, although more than two-thirds of the film is of Thai origin.


  1. ^ Ministry names Kingdom's top artists, Daily Xpress, January 20, 2009.

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