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Dicky Cheung Wai Kin (simplified Chinese: 张卫健; traditional Chinese: 張衛健; pinyin: Zhāng Wèijiàn), born on 8 February 1965) is a Hong Kong television actor/singer.

He entered show business in the early 1980s, signing a contract with television station TVB. He won the 3rd annual New Talent Singing Awards in 1984. Up until the mid 90's, Dicky struggled for many years working as a low-paid actor, singer, and appeared occasionally in films. It wasn't until his brilliant portrayal of the Monkey King character in the 1996 TVB adaptation of the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West that his popularity began to skyrocket. A sequel to the TV adaptation was planned, but due to a contract dispute with TVB, Cheung left before production began. Benny Chan Ho Man took over the role of the Monkey King in the sequel. Cheung then went abroad to Taiwan to continue his career.

He has appeared in many Taiwanese television productions since then. In 1999, TVB's rival station ATV acquired the Hong Kong broadcasting rights to his Taiwanese television series Young Hero Fong Sai Yuk. Cheung played Fong Sai Yuk, a character also portrayed by Jet Li in his film Fong Sai Yuk. The show was an instant hit in Hong Kong, and managed to gain much higher ratings than TVB's own television series. The TVB series showing at that time was Dragon Love, starring Benny Chan Ho Man, who replaced Cheung in the Journey to the West sequel, Journey to the West II.
Dicky Cheung is married to Zhang Qian who had a miscarriage in Spring of 2008. He said that he would like to eventually leave the acting business and seriously consider doing something more meaningful in life such as volunteering to give back to the society. Prior to his current marriage, he was in a brief relationship with actresses Elvina Kong and Jessica Hsuan.

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[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2013 Swordsman 42 Guest Role Hei Bai Zi 7.42
2012 Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties 120 Main Role Cheng Yao Jin 4.00
2005 The Proud Twins 40 Main Role Xiao Yu Er 7.85
2004 Kung Fu Soccer 20 Main Role Little Sun 6.40
2002 The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra 40 Main Role Sun Ng Hong (Monkey) 7.79
2002 Taiji Prodigy 40 Main Role Zhang Jun Bao / Zhang San Feng 6.80
2002 Mr. Winner 30 Main Role Fong 8.14
2001 The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 40 Guest Role Ru Chen monk 7.33
2001 Chess Warriors 20 Main Role Xue Yi Piao 6.50
2001 The Duke of Mount Deer 40 Main Role Wei Xiao Bo 7.96
2001 Smart Kid 30 Main Role Bu Dong 8.00
1999 Young Hero Fang Shi Yu 40 Main Role Fang Shi Yu 7.75
1998 Journey to the West 2 42 Main Role Sun Wu Kong 8.21
1996 Journey to the West 30 Main Role Sun Wu Kong 8.42
1992 The Key Man 30 Main Role 7.00

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2013 The Palace Supporting Role Royal Eunach 7.36
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity Supporting Role Catchpole 6.97
1994 Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple Supporting Role Yellow Lemon 8.31
1993 The Black Panther Warriors Main Role Robert Parkinson N/A
1993 Future Cops Main Role Chan Tai-Hung / Yu Ti Hung (Nobita/Son Goku) 7.25
1993 Hero - Beyond the Boundary of Time Main Role Chiu 5.00
1993 Last Hero in China Main Role So 8.44
1993 Vampire Family Main Role 8.00
1993 My Hero 2 Main Role 6.00
1992 The Thief of Time Guest Role Siu Ping (robber) 6.00

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Cheung Dicky

Name

  • Name: Cheung Dicky
  • Native name: 張衛健
  • Also Known as: Zhang Wei Jian; Dicky; Waikin; Killer

Personal Details

  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: February 8, 1965
  • Age: 49
  • Nationality: Hong Kong