Yusof Haslam

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This is a Malay name; the name Md Haslam Khan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mohd Yusof.
Yusof Haslam
Born Mohd Yusof Md Haslam Khan
(1954-04-24) April 24, 1954 (age 62)
Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Other names DYH
Alma mater SMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur
Occupation Actor, filmmaker
Years active 1970 – present
Spouse(s) Fatimah Ismail (m. 1982)
Children Syamsul Yusof (son)
Syafiq Yusof (son)

Datuk Mohd. Yusof bin Md. Haslam Khan (born April 24, 1954) is a Malaysian actor and filmmaker.[1] His film production are mainly focus on the world of police, such as the TV series Gerak Khas and Roda-Roda Kuala Lumpur, the former spurring three feature films. The immense popularity of his films had led him to be nicknamed the "Six Million Dollar Man".

Yusof also has his own film production company, Skop Productions.


Yusof was born on April 24, 1954 in Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur to his parents Bahyah Talib and Md. Haslam Khan. He is a fourth child from among seven siblings. He received his education at the SMK Aminuddin Baki in Kuala Lumpur.

Yusof began acting since 1970 despite his father's objections, who believed that the entertainment scene held no future prospects. He began his involvement in acting by playing an extra character in Laksamana Do Re Mi as the guard of the Minister of Fasola. He began directing films in 1991 with Bayangan Maut, a mystery action thriller film starring rock singer Ella. This was later followed by Pemburu Bayang in 1992, Sembilu in 1994, best-selling blockbuster film, Maria Mariana in 1996 plus its sequel two years after among others.

Apart from film and television, he is also a managing director of his production company, Skop Productions which has four subsidiaries - Haslam Trading (restaurant), Haslam Properties (real estate and properties), Skop Publishing (print publications) and ME Communications (post-production facilities).

He was awarded the Ahli Mangku Negara in 1993 and the Panglima Jasa Negara in 2001, which carries the title of Dato', for his contributions to Malaysian cinema.

Personal life[edit]

Yusof married Fatimah Ismail in 1982. They have four children namely Faizal, Syamsul, Shamin and Syafiq. Syamsul and Syafiq themselves are also film directors.


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role
1972 Laksamana Do Re Mi
1975 Jiwa Remaja Yusof
Permintaan Terakhir
1976 Loceng Maut
Cinta dan Lagu
Sayangku Anakku Sayang
1979 Detik 12 Malam
Tiada Esok Bagimu
1981 Ribut Barat
Jejak Bertapak
1982 Bukit Kepong[2] MM Jaafar Hassan
Sikit Punya Gila Abang Yusof
Senja Merah
1983 Mekanik
1984 Di Ambang Kasih
Melati Putih Hisyam
Jauh Di Sudut Hati
1987 Rahsia
Wira Angkasa Yusof
1990 Driving School
1991 Bayangan Maut ASP Razlan
Harry Boy
1993 Pemburu Bayang
Balada Sunny
2001 Gerak Khas the Movie DSP Helmi
2002 Gerak Khas the Movie II DSP Helmi
2005 Gila-gila Pengantin Popular
GK3 the Movie DSP Helmi

As director[edit]

Year Title
1991 Bayangan Maut
1993 Pemburu Bayang
1994 Sembilu
1995 Sembilu II
1996 Maria Mariana
1998 Maria Mariana II
1999 Bara
2000 Pasrah
2001 Gerak Khas the Movie
2002 Gerak Khas the Movie II
2003 Janji Diana
Sembilu 2003
2005 GK3 the Movie


  1. ^ Shazryn Mohd. Faizal, Oleh (2 August 2011). "Skeptikal Yusof terhadap anak-anak" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia Online. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Yusof Haslam reminisces his stint in “Bukit Kepong”

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