Yusof Haslam

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Yusof Haslam

يوسف حسلام
Md. Yusof bin Md. Haslam

(1954-04-24) 24 April 1954 (age 68)
Other namesDYH
EducationSMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur
OccupationActor, film director, producer
Years active1970–present
Raja Noor Saadah
(m. 1978; div. 1980)

Datin Fatimah Ismail
(m. 1982)
Children4, including Syamsul and Syafiq

Md. Yusof bin Md. Haslam (born 24 April 1954)[citation needed] is a Malaysian actor, film director and producer.[1] He is best known for his longest-running police procedural drama series Gerak Khas, a TV series that he created, directed and produced. The latter spurring three feature films. The immense popularity of his films had led him to be nicknamed the "Six Million Dollar Man".

His legacy in entertainment showbiz is now carried by his two sons, Syamsul and Syafiq. Yusof also has his own television and film production company, Skop Productions, where he served as the managing director.

Early life and film career[edit]

Yusof was born on 24 April 1954 in Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur to housewife Bahyah Talib and lorry driver Md. Haslam Khan.[citation needed] He is a fourth child from among seven siblings who together lived in a house in the squatter settlement.[2] He received his education at the SMK Aminuddin Baki in Kuala Lumpur.

He became enamoured with movies through his experiences seeing Hollywood westerns and Bollywood films—with the latter, he considered one of the stars Shashi Kapoor as his acting idol. Yusof thus decided that he would become an actor, much to objections by his father who believed that the entertainment scene held no future prospects.[2]

Yusof took up profession as a bus conductor,[3] but he also secretly attended acting auditions. He began his involvement in acting by playing an extra character in Laksamana Do Re Mi in 1972, as match spectators . It would only be until in 1975 that he would take a leading main role through the film Permintaan Terakhir.[2]

Directing career[edit]

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 1993, 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 he had established since 1985. The company 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 twice. His first marriage was with Raja Noor Saadah Salehuddin in 1978 and divorced in 1980, they have no children.[citation needed] He later married Fatimah Ismail in 1982. They have four children namely Faizal, Syamsul, Shamin and Syafiq. Syamsul and Syafiq themselves are also actor and film directors.[citation needed]


Denotes film/dramas that have not yet been released

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Credited as Role Notes
Actor Director Producer
1972 Laksamana Do Re Mi Yes No No Match spectators First appearance
1975 Permintaan Terakhir Yes No No Idham
Jiwa Remaja Yes No No Yusof
1976 Loceng Maut Yes No No Tok Penghulu
Cinta dan Lagu Yes No No
Sayang Anakku Sayang Yes No No
1979 Detik 12 Malam Yes No No
Tiada Esok Bagimu Yes No No Amir
1981 Ribut Barat Yes No No Adnan
Jejak Bertapak Yes No No
Bukit Kepong[4] Yes No No MM Jaafar Hassan
1982 Sikit Punya Gila Yes No No Yusof
Senja Merah Yes No No Anuar
Penentuan Yes No No Hafsham
1983 Mekanik Yes No No The Head of the Mafia
1984 Di Ambang Kasih Yes No No Rusdi
Melati Putih Yes No No Hisyam
Jauh Di Sudut Hati Yes No No
1987 Rahsia Yes No No Dato' Karim Salim
Wira Angkasa Yes No No Yusof
1990 Driving School Yes No No Dato' Zahlol
1991 Bayangan Maut Yes Yes Yes ASP Razlan
Harry Boy Yes No No
Shakila Yes No No
1993 Pemburu Bayang Yes Yes Yes Ramon
Balada Yes No No Sunny
1994 Sembilu No Yes Yes
1995 Sembilu II No Yes Yes
1996 Maria Mariana No Yes Yes
Tragedi Oktober No No Yes
1997 Gemilang No Yes Yes
1998 Maria Mariana II No Yes Yes
1999 Bara No Yes Yes
2000 Pasrah No Yes Yes
2001 Gerak Khas The Movie Yes Yes Yes DSP Helmi
2002 Gerak Khas The Movie II Yes Yes Yes SUPT Helmi
Mr. Cinderella No No Yes
2003 Janji Diana No Yes Yes
Mr. Cinderella 2 No No Yes
Gila-Gila Pengantin No No Yes
MX3 No No Yes
2004 Gila-Gila Pengantin Remaja No No Yes
2005 GK3 The Movie Yes Yes Yes SUPT Helmi
Gila-Gila Pengantin Popular Yes No Yes Audition Jury
Sembilu 2005 No Yes Yes
Pontianak Menjerit No No Yes
2008 Evolusi KL Drift No No Yes
2009 Bohsia: Jangan Pilih Jalan Hitam No No Yes
2010 Evolusi KL Drift 2 No No Yes
2011 Khurafat: Perjanjian Syaitan No No Yes
KL Gangster No No Yes
Aku Bukan Tomboy No No Yes
2012 Jalan Kembali: Bohsia 2 No No Yes
SAM: Saya Amat Mencintaimu No No Yes
2013 Gangster Celop No No Yes
KL Gangster 2 No No Yes
2014 Abang Long Fadil No No Yes
2015 Villa Nabila No No Yes
2016 Mat Moto No No Yes
Munafik No No Yes
Desolasi No No Yes
2017 Abang Long Fadil 2 Yes No Yes Himself
KL Wangan Yes No No Chief of Police
2018 KL Special Force No No Yes
Munafik 2 No No Yes
Tangisan Akinabalu Yes No No DSP Ranau
Operasi X Yes No No Dato' Mokhtar
2019 Misteri Dilaila No No Yes
Rise to Power: KLGU No No Yes Also executive producer
Banglo No 99 Yes No No Tengku Izzuddin Shah
2020 Bulan dan Pria Terhebat No No Yes
2021 Penunggang Agama No No Yes
Mat Bond Malaya Yes No No Ejen 1
Penunggang Agama 2 No No Yes
Siapa Tutup Lampu? Yes No No Dr. Ali
Tarantula X Yes No No Dr. Yusof Enstein
2022 Abang Long Fadil 3 Yes No Yes Film director
2023 Harun Malam No No Yes Post-production
Munafik 3 No No Yes Post-production
TBA Sekolahaha No No Yes In development

Television series[edit]

Year Title Credited as Role TV channel Notes
Actor Director Producer
1980 PJ Holdings Yes No No TV1
1985/86 Remang-Remang Kotaraya (S1- S2) Yes Yes Yes ASP Alif
1987/88 Harimau Rimba (S1-S2) Yes Yes Yes Leftenan Jantan
1988 Disebalik Ombak Yes Yes Yes Inspector
1989/90/91 Debu-Debu Kotaraya (S1-S3) Yes Yes Yes ASP Jefri
1991 Metro Skuad Yes Yes Yes ACP Osman Salleh
1992 Detik Metropolitan Yes Yes Yes ASP Chief Unit Operation
1993 Roda Roda Kotaraya (Season 1) Yes Yes Yes ASP Razlan
1994 Roda Roda Kotaraya (Season 2) Yes Yes Yes DSP Razlan
1995 Skuad Khas Yes Yes Yes DSP
1998–1999, 2008–2013 Roda-Roda Kuala Lumpur No No Yes TV1, TV2
1999–2011, 2014–2021 Gerak Khas Yes Yes Yes DCP Datuk Helmi TV1, TV2, TV3 Co-director
2000 Maria Mariana The Series No Yes Yes TV3
2004–2005 Sembilu No Yes Yes TV2
2005 Meniti Bara No Yes Yes
2005–2007 Sembilu Kasih No Yes Yes TV3
2006 Janji Diana No Yes Yes TV2
2007 Air Mata Maria No Yes Yes TV3
2008 Farah Syakira No Yes Yes TV2
2009–2011 Si Capik No Yes Yes
2011 Serapah Darah Bulan Madu No No Yes Astro Prima
Khurafat The Series No No Yes Astro Ria
2012–2013 Metro Skuad No No Yes TV2
2012–2013 Evolusi KL Drift: The Series No No Yes
2013 Sopi Sekuriti No Yes Yes Astro Warna
2014 Jalan Kembali No Yes Yes TV2 Adaptation from the back Jalan Kembali: Bohsia 2. First acting Hafiz Hamidun
Siri Bercapkap Dengan Jin (Season 1) No Yes Yes Astro Mustika HD
Tanah Kubur (Season 9) Yes No No Astro Oasis Episode: "Qasaf"
2015 Tanah Kubur (Season 11) Yes No No Johan Episode: "Aku Ceraikan Kamu, Kamu, Kamu, Kamu"
Siri Bercakap Dengan Jin (Season 2) No Yes Yes Astro Prima
2015–2016 Cinta Dari Marikh No No Yes TV2
2017 Dia Bidadariku No No Yes Astro Ria
My Darling, Inspektor Daniel No No Yes
2018 Sejadah Untuk Dia No No Yes Astro Oasis
KL Gangster: Underworld No No Yes Iflix
Mata Ketiga No No Yes Tonton
2020 KL Gangster: Underworld 2 No No Yes Iflix, WeTV
2021 Single Terlalu Lama Yes No No Datuk TV3
Diva Popular Yes No No Awesome TV
2021–present Gerak Khas Undercover No No Yes TV3
2022 Kuasa No No Yes Astro Citra


Year Title Credited as Role TV channel
Actor Director Producer
1986 Rumah Maut Yes No No RTM
1998 Tirai Kasih No No Yes Astro Ria
2000 Sebalik Bayangan Yes No No TV3
2012 Asmara Beijing No Yes Yes Astro Citra


Year Program Role TV channel
2013 Maharaja Lawak Mega 2013 Himself (permanent judge) Astro Mustika HD
2014 1Malaysia Ikon[5] Himself RTM
Hlive: Apa Khabar Malaysia Himself (guest) Astro Ria
2017 Konsert Gegar Vaganza (Season 4) Himself (invitation jury)


Honours of Malaysia[edit]

  •  Malaysia : Member of the Order of the Defender of the Realm (A.M.N.) (1993)[6]
  •  Malaysia : Commander of the Order of Meritorious Service (P.J.N.) (2001)[6]
  •  Malaysia : Assistant Commissioner of Police (Kehormat) Award by the Malaysian Royal Police (2012)
  •  Malaysia : Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Films) at the Open University Malaysia (2018)[7]


  1. ^ Shazryn Mohd. Faizal, Oleh (2 August 2011). "Skeptikal Yusof terhadap anak-anak" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia Online. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Bissme (31 October 2017). "A life in films". The Sun. p. 18. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ Mohd Helmi Irwadi Mohd Nor (12 Oktober 2019). Kerja biasa-biasa sebelum popular Harian Metro. Dicapai pada 12 Oktober 2019.
  4. ^ Yusof Haslam reminisces his stint in "Bukit Kepong"
  5. ^ Khairul Amri Hassan (3 September 2014). "Yusof Haslam ikon industri hiburan". Kosmo!. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  7. ^ Syahirah Mokhtazar (23 September 2018). "#Showbiz: Yusof Haslam gets a doctorate". New Straits Times. Retrieved 12 November 2018.

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