Cheung Dicky

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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Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2013
42
Hei Bai Zi Guest Role
7.4
2012
120
Cheng Yao Jin Main Role
4.0
2005
40
Xiao Yu Er Main Role
7.9
2004
20
Little Sun Main Role
6.5
2002
40
Sun Ng Hong (Monkey) Main Role
7.7
2002
40
Zhang Jun Bao / Zhang San Feng Main Role
6.9
2002
30
Fong Main Role
8.0
2001
40
Ru Chen monk Guest Role
7.0
2001
20
Xue Yi Piao Main Role
7.0
2001
40
Wei Xiao Bo Main Role
7.9
2001
30
Bu Dong Main Role
7.7
1999
40
Fang Shi Yu Main Role
7.7
1996
30
Sun Wu Kong Main Role
8.4
1992
30
Main Role
7.0

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2013
Royal Eunach Supporting Role
7.8
2010
Catchpole Supporting Role
7.0
2008
Cheung Fung Main Role
4.0
1994
Yellow Lemon Supporting Role
8.2
1993
Robert Parkinson Main Role
7.0
1993
Chan Tai-Hung / Yu Ti Hung (Nobita/Son Goku) Main Role
7.2
1993
Chiu Main Role
5.0
1993
So Supporting Role
8.0
1993
Main Role
6.0
1993
Main Role
6.5
1992
Siu Ping (robber) Guest Role
6.0

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Details

  • Name:

    Cheung Dicky
  • Native name:

    張衛健
  • Given name:

    Cheung Wai Kin
  • Also Known as:

    Zhang Wei Jian; Dicky; Waikin; Killer
  • Nationality:

    Hong Konger
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    February 8, 1965
  • Age:

    49