Wong Michael

Michael Fitzgerald Wong

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  • First Name: Michael Fitzgerald
  • Family Name: Wong
  • Native name: 王敏德
  • Also Known as: Wong Man Tak; Wáng Mǐndé
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 16, 1965
  • Age: 54

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Michael Fitzgerald Wong

Wong Michael

  • Name: Wong Michael
  • Native name: 王敏德
  • Given name: Wong Michael Fitzgerald
  • Also Known as: Wong Man Tak; Wáng Mǐndé
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 16, 1965
  • Age: 54
Michael Fitzgerald Wong aka Wong Man-Tak (Chinese: 王敏德; pinyin: Wáng Mǐndé; born in Troy, New York, 16 April 1965) is a Chinese-American and a Hong Kong based actor, director, singer and producer.



He is fluent in English, but not so in Chinese, which is reflected in many of the characters he has portrayed. His most notable film is the 1998 film Beast Cops which won a Hong Kong Film Award with Wong in the lead role. As of 2004, he has appeared in over fifty films in twenty-one years, often in very minor roles.



Michael Wong grew up in Troy, New York, the son of restaurateur William Wong and American artist of Dutch and French descent, Connie Van Yserloo. After finishing high school, he left for Hong Kong to try his luck at acting. His brothers Russell Wong and Declan Wong would also become actors in the Hong Kong film industry.



There were a number of significant factors working against Wong's eventual success in the Hong Kong film industry including an inability to speak Cantonese, no formal training in acting and no background in martial arts. He also lacked an entry into the tightly knit Hong Kong film industry.



His debut was in 1983's Invincible Obsessed Fighters, which was a kung fu film. His next significant film was Royal Warriors aka In the Line of Duty, which established his dominant image for the first part of his career as a naive but tough outsider. In 1986, he starred in Legacy of Rage alongside Brandon Lee (son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee) in his only Hong Kong movie. He also starred alongside Jackie Chan in Thunderbolt (1995) and Brandon Lee's sister Shannon Lee in Enter the Eagles (1998).



Final Option, released in 1994, would make Wong a major star in the Chinese film industry. Playing the role of a police officer, he established a tougher image and the character reappeared in a prequel First Option in 1996. He would reprise the role of Stone Wong in the 2002 movie New Option.



Wong starred in a 1996 Canadian TV production Once A Thief directed by John Woo. He made his English language movie debut in Tsui Hark's Knock Off in 1998. His starring role in Beast Cops, which won a 1998 Best Film prize at the Hong Kong film awards, further consolidated his position.



In 2000, Wong made his debut as a director in Miles Apart, which he also produced and starred in. He continues to enjoy steady film work even though he has to learn his Chinese lines phonetically. In 2006, Wong re-entered the music scene by performing "big band" music accompanied by a 10 piece band with the likes of "Come Fly with Me".



He is married to Hong Kong supermodel Janet Ma.



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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Flying Tiger II
Hong Kong Drama, 2019, 40 eps
(Support Role)
40
Support Role
0.0
2018 Flying Tiger
Hong Kong Drama, 2018, 30 eps
Dai Dak King (Support Role)
30
Dai Dak King
Support Role
8.3
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2016 Skiptrace
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Tang (Support Role)
Tang
Support Role
7.6
2014 Z Storm
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
Malcolm Wu (Main Role)
Malcolm Wu
Main Role
6.9
2014 Delete My Love
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
Old Boss (Support Role)
Old Boss
Support Role
6.7
2014 From Vegas to Macau
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.3
2013 7 Assassins
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Fang Bide (Support Role)
Fang Bide
Support Role
6.5
2012 Cold War
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
York Tsang (Support Role)
York Tsang
Support Role
7.6
2012 Nightfall
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
Han Tsui (Support Role)
Han Tsui
Support Role
8.2
2009 Overheard
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Willie Ma (Support Role)
Willie Ma
Support Role
7.8
2005 PTU File - Death Trap
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Sgt. Wong (Main Role)
Sgt. Wong
Main Role
6.5
2005 Seven Swords
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Prince Dokado, Manchu Noble (Support Role)
Prince Dokado, Manchu Noble
Support Role
7.3
2005 House of Fury
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Rocco (Support Role)
Rocco
Support Role
6.8
2004 Magic Kitchen
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Mook (Support Role)
Mook
Support Role
6.5
2002 Women from Mars
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Michael (Fei) (Main Role)
Michael (Fei)
Main Role
5.5
2001 The Replacement Suspects
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2001 Between Calmness and Passion
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Marvin Lai (Support Role)
Marvin Lai
Support Role
7.6
2000 The Blood Rules
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Mike (Main Role)
Mike
Main Role
7.0
2000 A Game of No Rule
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Vodka Mak (Main Role)
Vodka Mak
Main Role
6.5
1998 Beast Cops
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Michael Cheung (Main Role)
Michael Cheung
Main Role
7.7
1996 Lost and Found
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Ted (Main Role)
Ted
Main Role
7.3
1995 Thunderbolt
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Steve Cannon (Support Role)
Steve Cannon
Support Role
7.5
1993 City Hunter
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
[Kaori's brother] (Guest Role)
[Kaori's brother]
Guest Role
7.4
1990 Love is Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Ms. Kuan's new boyfriend (Support Role)
Ms. Kuan's new boyfriend
Support Role
6.7
1989 In the Line of Duty 4
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Captain Michael Wong (Main Role)
Captain Michael Wong
Main Role
8.3
1986 Legacy of Rage
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Michael Wan (Support Role)
Michael Wan
Support Role
7.0
1986 Royal Warriors
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Michael Wong (Main Role)
Michael Wong
Main Role
8.2
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