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Eric Tsang

Eric Tsang

Hong Kong actor
Eric Tsang
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Hong Kong actor
A.K.A. Zeng Zhiwei, Tsang Chi Wai
Is Actor Film director
From China
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1953, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
Age 68 years
Family
Father: Tsang Kai-wing
Spouse: Wang Meihua
Children: Bowie TsangDerek TsangMark Tsang
Stats
Height: 1.5621 m
Eric Tsang
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Biography

Eric Tsang Chi-wai MH (曾志偉) (born 14 April 1953) is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer, and television host, best known for hosting the variety show Super Trio series on the Hong Kong television network TVB over 18 years.

Family background

Tsang is a Hakka of Wuhua ancestry. His father, Tsang Kai-wing, served in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force from 1940 to 1972. He fled to Taiwan to escape from the Independent Commission Against Corruption in 1976 after being convicted of corruption and sentenced to three years in jail, while still free pending an appeal. In 2001, the Department of Justice seized his house in La Salle Road and later auctioned it for HK$4.35 million after 10 years of civil proceedings. Tsang Kai-wing died in Taiwan in 2011 with his son Eric and other family members around him.

Career

Due to his popularity, Tsang is often the master of ceremonies (MC) in events organised by the Hong Kong television network TVB, and he was nicknamed "Prize Master" (獎門人). In his youth, Tsang was a Hong Kong professional soccer player.

Tsang began his showbusiness career as a stuntman. He is known for being a short plump guy with a habit of speaking before thinking, often landing himself into hot water. His insults have led to him being assaulted by rumoured triads over bad mouthing singer Joey Yung. As an MC in the Miss Chinese International Pageant, he often favours contestants in Hong Kong.

Nevertheless, Tsang also appeared in many successful Hong Kong films, gaining actor awards and nominations. Early on in his career, he was typecast as a bumbling, ugly, and crude sidekick, and it was not until encouragement from his daughter to stop doing comedic roles that he went on to star in a film with friend Alan Tam and was awarded a Hong Kong best actor award. Perry Lam, a cinema critic from Muse, wrote that Tsang 'brings directness, straightness and a lack of nonsense to whatever role he plays, and occasionally demonstrates an uncanny ability to enter the egoless states of which only the greatest of character actors like Robert Duvall are capable.'

Personal life

Tsang is a devout Buddhist, often leading other actors in efforts to raise money for Hong Kong Buddhist temples and events.

Tsang's best friends are Natalis Chan and Alan Tam, who are also famous singers and actors from Hong Kong. Tsang has married three times. His daughter, Bowie Tsang, from his first marriage, is a Mandopop singer, while his son, Derek Tsang, from his second marriage, is an actor and writer. Tsang has been close friends with Tam's family since childhood as their fathers were colleagues in the police force and played football together.

Tsang is a cousin of former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma.

Filmography

  • The 14 Amazons (1972) (cameo)
  • Five Shaolin Masters (1974)
  • Na Cha (1974)
  • Kung Fu Stars (1975)
  • Challenge of the Masters (1976)
  • The Dragon Lives Again (1977)
  • Money Crazy (1977)
  • The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)
  • Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)
  • Warriors Two (1978)
  • By Hook or by Crook (1980)
  • The Bloody Tattoo (1980)
  • All the Wrong Clues (1981)
  • The Legend of the Owl (1981)
  • Once Upon A Rainbow (1982)
  • It Takes Two (1982)
  • Till Death Do We Scare (1982)
  • He Lives by Night (1982)
  • Play Catch (1983)
  • Aces Go Places 2 (1983)
  • I Love Lolanto (1984)
  • Carry On Wise Guy (1984)
  • Heaven Can Help (1984)
  • Beloved Daddy (1984)
  • Double Trouble (1984)
  • My Lucky Stars (1985)
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)
  • From the Great Beyond (1985)
  • The Thirty Million Rush (1985)
  • Why Me? (1985)
  • Those Merry Souls (1985)
  • Funny Triple (1985)
  • Millionaire's Express (1986)
  • Strange Bedfellow (1986)
  • Lucky Stars Go Places (1986)
  • The Romancing Star (1987)
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1987)
  • Trouble Couple (1987)
  • Seven Years Itch (1987)
  • Scared Stiff (1987)
  • Final Victory (1987)
  • The Final Test (1987)
  • Mr. Mistress (1988)
  • Golden Swallow (1988)
  • The Greatest Lover (1988)
  • Force of the Dragon (1988)
  • The Romancing Star II (1988)
  • Criminal Hunter (1988)
  • Shyly Spirit (1988)
  • Double Fattiness (1988)
  • The Other Half & the Other Half (1988)
  • The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus (1989)
  • Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
  • Fatal Vacation (1989)
  • They Came to Rob Hong Kong (1989)
  • Code of Fortune (1989)
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World III (1989)
  • Return of the Lucky Stars (1989)
  • Lucky Guys (1989)
  • Pedicab Driver (1989)
  • Little Cop (1989)
  • A Li Ba Ba (1989)
  • Curry and Pepper (1990)
  • The Last Blood (a.k.a. Hard Boiled 2) (1990)
  • The Sniping (1990)
  • The Banquet (1991)
  • Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye (1991)
  • Ghost Punting (1991)
  • The Tigers (1991)
  • The Family Squad (1991) TV series
  • Once Upon a Time a Hero in China (1992)
  • Yes Madam '92: A Serious Shock (1992)
  • Twin Dragons (1992)
  • The Days of Being Dumb (1992)
  • Handsome Siblings (1992)
  • Yesteryou, Yesterme, Yesterday (1993)
  • Drug Tiger (1993)
  • Once a Cop (1993)
  • Master Wong Vs. Master Wong (1993)
  • Lady Super Cop (1993)
  • 1993 Year's Love of Vampires (1993)
  • Cheese 'n Ham (1993)
  • Bogus Cops (1993)
  • He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994)
  • The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
  • Over the Rainbow Under the Skirt (1994)
  • All of the Winners (1994)
  • Switch Over (1994)
  • The Age of Miracles (1995)
  • Who's the Woman, Who's the Man? (1996)
  • Those Were the Days (1996)
  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
  • How to Meet the Lucky Stars (1996)
  • Final Justice (1996)
  • Hold You Tight (1997)
  • Hercules (1997) (voice, Cantonese version) ... Philoctetes
  • The Wedding Days (1997)
  • Task Force (1997)
  • Contract Killer(1998)
  • Sleepless Town (1998)
  • Anna Magdalena (1998)
  • Hitman (1998)
  • Fly Me to Polaris (1999)
  • Gen-X Cops (1999)
  • Liang Po Po (1999)
  • Metade Fumaca (1999)
  • Gigolo of Chinese Hollywood (1999)
  • I.Q. Dudettes (1999)
  • When I Look Upon the Stars (1999)
  • Wai Goh dik goo si (1999)
  • Jiang hu: The Triad Zone (2000)
  • And I Hate You So (2000)
  • Merry-Go-Round (2001)
  • Cop on a Mission (2001) .... Boss Tin
  • The Accidental Spy (2001)
  • Fai chai tong mung (2001)
  • Golden Chicken (2002)
  • Infernal Affairs (2002)
  • Troublesome Night 15 (2002)
  • Frugal Game (2002)
  • Three (2002)
  • Partners (2002)
  • No Problem 2 (2002)
  • The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra (2002) TV series
  • Infernal Affairs II (2003)
  • Fu bo (2003)
  • Men Suddenly in Black (2003)
  • Dragon Loaded 2003 (2003)
  • City of SARS (2003)
  • Blood Brothers (2004)
  • Love Is a Many Stupid Thing (2004)
  • PaPa Loves You (2004)
  • In-Laws, Out-Laws (2004)
  • Master Q: Incredible Pet Detective (2004)
  • Infernal Affairs III (2004)
  • One Stone and Two Birds (2005)
  • Perhaps Love (2005)
  • Mob Sister (2005)
  • 2 Young (2005)
  • Divergence (2005)
  • Son of the Mask (2005) (Cantonese dub)
  • It Had to Be You! (2005)
  • A Wondrous Bet (2005)
  • Colour of the Loyalty (2005)
  • Bar Paradise (2005)
  • Back to 2160 Hours (2005)
  • Wo Hu (2006)
  • The Tokyo Trial (2006)
  • Men Suddenly in Black 2 (2006)
  • Invisible Waves (2006)
  • McDull, the Alumni (2006)
  • Wo Hu (2006)
  • The Jimmy Hat (2006)
  • Dangerous Game (2007)
  • Bullet and Brain (2007)
  • Dragon Boys (2007)
  • Big Movie (2007)
  • Beauty and the 7 Beasts (2007)
  • Simply Actors (2007)
  • The Pye-Dog (2007)
  • The Romantic Fool (2007)
  • Claustrophobia (2008)
  • Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
  • Tea Fight (2008)
  • The Moss (2008)
  • Happy Funeral (2008)
  • Lost Indulgence (2008)
  • Kung Fu Cyborg (2009)
  • Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
  • Miss Kicki (2009)
  • Turning Point (2009)
  • The Treasure Hunter (2009)
  • The Legend of the Dancing Ninja (2010)
  • Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)
  • 72 Tenants of Prosperity (2010)
  • Pandamen (2010) TV series
  • Fugitive (2010)
  • Lover's Discourse (2010)
  • I Love Hong Kong (2011)
  • Men Suddenly in Love (2011)
  • The Killer Who Never Kills (2011)
  • The Founding of a Party (2011)
  • The Fortune Buddies (2011)
  • Summer Love (2011)
  • 72 Heroes (2011)
  • Mural (2011)
  • I Love Hong Kong 2012 (2012)
  • Jack of All Trades (2012)
  • Marry a Perfect Man (2012)
  • Heroic Detective (2012)
  • Mother Android II (2012)
  • Holding Love (2012)
  • I Love Hong Kong 2013 (2013)
  • Princess and the Seven Kung Fu Masters (2013)
  • Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
  • 7 Assassins (2013)
  • The Rooftop (2013)
  • Hello Babies (2014)
  • Horseplay (2014)
  • Aberdeen (2014)
  • Breaking the Waves (2014)
  • Streets of Macao (2014)
  • An Inspector Calls (2015)
  • From Vegas to Macau II (2015)
  • King of Mahjong (2015)
  • Lucky Star 2015 (2015)
  • You Are My Sunshine (2015)
  • Monster Hunt (2015)
  • Jian Bing Man (2015)
  • Surprise (2015)
  • Buddy Cops (2016)
  • Skiptrace (2016)
  • Papa Lanternes (2016)
  • The Bat Night (2016)
  • Mad World (2016)
  • The Bombing (2016)
  • David Loman 2 (2016)
  • Once Upon a Time in the Northeast (2017)
  • Salut d'Amour remake (2017)

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