Wang Gang (actor)

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Wang Gang
Born (1948-12-22) December 22, 1948 (age 74)
Alma materCentral Academy of Drama
Occupation(s)Actor, host
Years active1990s–present
Xiao Du
(m. 1978⁠–⁠1979)

Cheng Fangyuan
(m. 1996⁠–⁠2001)

Zheng Yandong
(m. 2006)
ChildrenWang Tingting (daughter)
Wang Yiding (son)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Wang Gang (born December 22, 1948) is a Chinese actor and host.[1] He is best known for his role as Heshen, a corrupt Qing Dynasty official favoured by the Qianlong Emperor, in many television series. He first came to prominence in 1986 for hosting the CCTV New Year's Gala. Wang has also hosted the CCTV programme Friends since 2000. He won a Golden Eagle Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 for his performance in Liu the Hunchback Chancellor (宰相刘罗锅). He also hosts Liaoning TV's talk show Wang Gang Telling Stories (王刚讲故事).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Wang has married three times. He married his first wife announcer Xiao Du (小杜) in 1978, with whom he had a daughter, Wang Tingting (王婷婷). The couple divorced in 1979.[3]

Wang married for the second time in October 1996, to singer Cheng Fangyuan (成方圆), they divorced in 2001.[4]

On 8 November 2006, Wang married a woman named Zheng Yandong (郑艳东) he met on the internet in 2005 and has been chatting with since then. In August 2008, when Wang was around 60 years old, his wife gave birth to their son: Wang Yiding (王一丁).[5][6]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1983 A Bride For A Ride 王老虎抢亲 Zhou Wenbin
1984 Flickered Flame 跳动的火焰 Lin Nong
Struggle with Beauty-Snake 智斗美女蛇 A bully
Children of Ba Mountain 巴山儿女 Yu Mengshi
1985 Sank to the Indian Ocean 雷北利号沉没在印度洋
1986 In Their Prime 他们正年轻 Platoon leader
1987 The Grave Robbers 东陵大盗
The lmperial Cannon Team 大清炮队 Wang Yansheng
1989 Country Folk 乡下人 Bei Hai
We Are the World 我们是世界 Magistrate Ma
Founding Ceremony 开国大典
1990 The Ozone Layer Vanishes 大气层消失
1991 The Deadly Dart 索命飞刀 Hao Sanshi
Green Green Leaves of Home 青春无悔
Rescue Mission 飞越绝境
1992 Man Behind the Sun 2 黑太阳731续集之杀人工厂
1993 绝杀 Kawasaki
The Horror Night 恐怖的夜
Autumn Harvest Uprising 秋收起义
Kill the Northeast King 谋刺关东王 Qi Ge Qiao
1994 Stepping into Prosperity 步入辉煌
1997 惹是生非
2003 团圆两家亲
2005 六面埋伏 Lao Jin
One Stone and Two Birds 一石二鸟 Guijianchou
2007 我用真心换真情
2008 Kung Fu Dunk 功夫灌篮 Wang Biao
2010 Don Quixote 魔侠传之唐吉可德 Sang Qiu (Sancho Panza)
The First Secretary 第一书记 Minister of Railways
You Deserve to Be Single 活该你单身 A patient
2012 Racing Legends 赛车传奇 Father


Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1984 Prime Minister Liu Luoguo 宰相刘罗锅 Heshen
1997 九马疑踪
1998 明镜高悬
1999 Thunderstorm Rider 霹雳菩萨 Shi Tao
2000 The Eloquent Ji Xiaolan 铁齿铜牙纪晓岚1 Heshen
2001 Winter is not Cold 冬天不冷 Zheng Dening
长缨在手 Qian Muyong
2002 The Eloquent Ji Xiaolan 2 铁齿铜牙纪晓岚2 Heshen
梦断紫禁城 Heshen
The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber 倚天屠龙记 Seventh Prince
2003 中国传世经典名剧
Prime Minister of the Southern Song Dynasty 南宋传奇之蟋蟀宰相 Emperor Lizong
青天衙门 Yue Ying
布衣天子 Heshen
2004 The Prince of Han Dynasty 大汉天子2 Zhufu Yan
御前四宝 Xue Yin
沧海百年 Heshen
夏日里的春天 Chun Tian's father
五月槐花香 Lan Yigui
种啥得啥 Director Chang
Fenglin Pavilion 凤临阁 Liu Jin
天不藏奸 Li Yuan
The Eloquent Ji Xiaolan 3 铁齿铜牙纪晓岚3 Heshen
Young Prince 少年宝亲王 Dong Tianle
2005 Sigh of His Highness 一生为奴 Sengge Rinchen
Moment in Peking 京华烟云 Niu Sidao
The Affaire in the Swing Age 江山风雨情 Wang Cheng'en
六面埋伏 Lao Jin
A Famous Physician Song Liansheng 宋莲生坐堂 Fan Wutong
Bao Qingtian 凌云壮志包青天 Minister Pang
2006 Wu Zi Bei Ge 无字碑歌 Lou Shide
King of Nanyue Kingdom 南越王 Zhao Gao
The Story of Han Dynasty 楚汉风云 Zhao Gao
玉碎 Zhao Rugui
谁主中原 Wei Zhongxian
三揭皇榜 Wei Zhongxian
Young Jiaqing 少年嘉庆 Heshen
Iron General Ah Gui 铁将军阿贵 Heshen
皇后驾到 Zhu Liangzu
2007 青天衙门2 Tie Xuan
皇上二大爷 Zheng Guotai
The Gilded Signboard 金字招牌 Manager Ha
换子成龙 The captain
Jinggang Mountain 井冈山 guest
Legend of Shaolin Temple 少林寺传奇 Gao Yang
2008 The Rich and Poor 贫富人生 Father
红梅花开 Wang Zhenhua
壮士出征 Yang Tianqiao
2009 The Eloquent Ji Xiaolan 4 铁齿铜牙纪晓岚4 Heshen
少年讼师纪晓岚 Wu Qi
Water Transport Wharf 漕运码头 Xu Jiachuan
2010 缘去来 Sheng Ming
Luogu Lane 锣鼓巷 Xin Wenyuan
2011 You Are My Happiness 你是我的幸福 Director Ding
It is Hard to Labor with an Empty Belly 人是铁饭是钢 Liu Tieshao
2012 Men in Ronghe Town 荣河镇的男人们 Village Director
Huangmei Drama Master Legendary 黄梅戏宗师传奇
Secret Emissary 密使 guest
2013 New Newsroom Story 新编辑部故事
谁是真英雄 Ni Jincai
Demon Hunting 猎魔 Li Tianhao
2014 Family Party 家宴 Lao Feng
2015 The Amazing Strategist Liu Bo Wen 神机妙算刘伯温 Li Shanchang
2016 Incredible Family 吾儿可教 Guan Jian
2017 Boy Hood 我们的少年时代 Bai Zhou's father
2018 Mystery of Antiques 古董局中局 Yao Lai
2019 Chong Er's Preach 重耳传奇 King of Lirong
小镇警事 Wei Fude
2020 You are My Destiny 你是我的命中注定 Juwuba
Shichahai 什刹海 Mr. Ding
The Last Cook 末代厨娘 Professor Xi
TBA 典当行 Yin Tongshan


  • 我本顽痴:王刚自传. Suzhou, Jiangsu: Jiangsu Literature and Art Publishing House. April 1, 2010. ISBN 9787539936758.


Year Nominated work Award Category Result Notes
1996 Liu the Hunchback Chancellor Golden Eagle Award Best Supporting Actor Won
1999 Golden Mike Award Gold Award Won
2007 Yu Sui 26th Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Actor Nominated


  1. ^ Tian Liang (2018). 《王刚:从前看见藏品就说钱,而今说故事》. 《环球人物》 [Global People] (in Chinese). Vol. 367. Beijing: People's Daily Agency. pp. 20–24. ISSN 1673-6176.
  2. ^ 王刚牵手辽宁卫视倾力打造《王刚讲故事》 Liaoning TV Official Site
  3. ^ 揭王刚的恩怨情史. (in Chinese). 2008-06-26.
  4. ^ 王刚自曝与成方圆离婚内幕. sina (in Chinese). 2005-04-23.
  5. ^ 王刚60岁老来得子 第三任妻子诞下8斤男孩(图). (in Chinese). 2008-11-08.
  6. ^ 儿子孙子一样大,68岁和珅情史比谁都精彩!. iFeng (in Chinese). 2016-09-11.

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