Eric Tsang

Eric Tsang

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  • First Name: Eric
  • Family Name: Tsang
  • Native name: 曾志伟
  • Also Known as: Eric Tsang Chi Wai
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 14, 1953
  • Age: 66

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Eric Tsang

Eric Tsang

  • Name: Eric Tsang
  • Native name: 曾志伟
  • Also Known as: Eric Tsang Chi Wai
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 14, 1953
  • Age: 66
Eric Tsang Chi Wai, born born April 14, 1953, is a prolific Hong Kong actor, film director, film producer and television host

Due to his popularity, he is often the MC in events organized by TVB, and is nicknamed "The Prize Master". In his youth, Eric was a Hong Kong professional soccer player.
Tsang's father, Tsang Kai Wing, was in the Police Force from 1940 to 1972, and served as a sergeant-major under the legendary "HK$500 Million Sergeant" Lui Lok, so-called for the wealth he earned in bribes received as a police officer. Tsang fled to Taiwan from the ICAC 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. He died in Taiwan in 2011 with Eric and other family members around him(Tsang senior was also once briefly a professional soccer player).

Eric 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. Most recently he had to apologize for crude comments he made towards Yumiko Cheng during a TV act when she accidentally exposed her underwear.
Nevertheless, Eric also appeared in many successful Hong Kong films, gaining actor awards and nominations. Early on in his career, he was typecast as a bubbling, ugly, and crude sidekick, and it wasn't 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. Cinema critic, Perry Lam of Muse, writes 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.'
Eric Tsang is also an avid Buddhist, often leading other actors in efforts to raise money for Hong Kong Buddhist temples and events.
His best friends are Natalis Chan and Alan Tam, and his daughter is Mandopop singer Bowie Tsang. Tsang also has a son, actor and writer Derek Tsang.

He is a cousin(through his father) of former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma.
Director
Year Title Type Rating
1982 Aces Go Places
Movie
6.9
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Fighter of The Destiny
Chinese Drama, 2017, 52 eps
Taoist Ji (Support Role)
52
Taoist Ji
Support Role
7.8
2017 Infernal Affairs 2
Hong Kong Drama, 2017, 12 eps
(Unknown)
12
Unknown
6.7
2016 Infernal Affairs
Chinese Drama, 2016, 12 eps
(Guest Role)
12
Guest Role
7.8
2016 The Ten Deadly Sins
Chinese Drama, 2016, 21 eps
Liang Shu Ye (Main Role)
21
Liang Shu Ye
Main Role
7.5
2004 Da Song Jing Shi Chuan Qi
Chinese Drama, 2004, 36 eps
(Main Role)
36
Main Role
0.0
1996 Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
Hong Kong Drama, 1996, 40 eps
So Chor Ng (Support Role)
40
So Chor Ng
Support Role
7.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 The Last Thieves
Taiwanese Movie, 2019,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
2018 Unbreakable Spirit
Chinese Movie, 2018,
Air Force Colonel (Unknown)
Air Force Colonel
Unknown
5.2
2018 Golden Job
Hong Kong Movie, 2018,
Pa (Support Role)
Pa
Support Role
7.4
2017 Kill Me Please
Chinese Movie, 2017,
(Main Role)
Main Role
9.5
2017 The Adventurers
Hong Kong Movie, 2017,
King Kong (Main Role)
King Kong
Main Role
7.2
2017 Mad World
Hong Kong Movie, 2017,
[Tung's father] (Main Role)
[Tung's father]
Main Role
7.0
2017 Vampire Cleanup Department
Hong Kong Movie, 2017,
[police officer] (Guest Role)
[police officer]
Guest Role
7.4
2017 Once Upon a Time in the Northeast
Chinese Movie, 2017,
(Support Role)
Support Role
5.8
2017 The Village Of No Return
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Shi Bao Pi/Rock Peeler (Guest Role)
Shi Bao Pi/Rock Peeler
Guest Role
6.6
2017 Kung Fu Yoga
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Jian Hua (Support Role)
Jian Hua
Support Role
7.4
2016 Skiptrace
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Yung (Support Role)
Yung
Support Role
7.6
2016 Buddy Cops
Hong Kong Movie, 2016,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.1
2016 David Loman 2
Taiwanese Movie, 2016,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2015 Jian Bing Man
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Himself (Guest Role)
Himself
Guest Role
7.5
2015 Monster Hunt
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Lin Gao (Support Role)
Lin Gao
Support Role
8.2
2015 You Are My Sunshine
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Mr. Lin (Support Role)
Mr. Lin
Support Role
7.6
2015 Lucky Star 2015
Chinese Movie, 2015,
(Unknown)
Unknown
6.5
2015 An Inspector Calls
Hong Kong Movie, 2015,
Mr. Kua (Main Role)
Mr. Kua
Main Role
6.3
2014 Breaking the Waves
Chinese Movie, 2014,
[President] (Support Role)
[President]
Support Role
7.2
2014 Aberdeen
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2014 Horseplay
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2014 Hello Babies
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
Yeung Wai (Main Role)
Yeung Wai
Main Role
6.1
2013 Saving Mother Robot
Chinese Movie, 2013,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.3
2013 The Rooftop
Taiwanese Movie, 2013,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.1
2013 A Style of Men in Beijing
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Himself (Support Role)
Himself
Support Role
0.0
2013 7 Assassins
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Boss Mao (Main Role)
Boss Mao
Main Role
6.2
2013 Ip Man: The Final Fight
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.7
2013 Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Manysons / Kung Fu master (Main Role)
Manysons / Kung Fu master
Main Role
6.8
2013 I Love Hong Kong 2013
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
[Chinese Angel] (Support Role)
[Chinese Angel]
Support Role
6.9
2012 Hold My Love
Chinese Movie, 2012,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.0
2012 Marry a Perfect Man
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
[Winnie's brother] (Support Role)
[Winnie's brother]
Support Role
5.5
2012 Jack of All Trades
Chinese Movie, 2012,
[Dermatologist] (Main Role)
[Dermatologist]
Main Role
0.0
2012 I Love Hong Kong 2012
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2012 If I Were You
Chinese Movie, 2012,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.1
2011 72 Heroes
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Li Zhi (Main Role)
Li Zhi
Main Role
0.0
2011 The Fortune Buddies
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
[Father-in-law] (Support Role)
[Father-in-law]
Support Role
7.4
2011 The Killer Who Never Kills
Taiwanese Movie, 2011,
Aged hitman Tricky (Support Role)
Aged hitman Tricky
Support Role
6.4
2011 Men Suddenly in Love
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
York Ng (Main Role)
York Ng
Main Role
7.3
2011 I Love Hong Kong
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
Dragon Cheng (Support Role)
Dragon Cheng
Support Role
7.4
2010 Just Call Me Nobody
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Yang Guo (Main Role)
Yang Guo
Main Role
6.2
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box
Hong Kong Movie, 2010,
Zhu Ge (Unknown)
Zhu Ge
Unknown
6.8
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity
Hong Kong Movie, 2010,
Ha Kung (Main Role)
Ha Kung
Main Role
7.1
2009 The Treasure Hunter
Taiwanese Movie, 2009,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.2
2009 Miss Kicki
Taiwanese Movie, 2009,
Mr. Chang (Support Role)
Mr. Chang
Support Role
7.3
2009 Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Lam Cheung (Support Role)
Lam Cheung
Support Role
7.2
2009 Claustrophobia
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Dr. Chiu (Support Role)
Dr. Chiu
Support Role
5.4
2008 Tea Fight
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Lu Yu (Support Role)
Lu Yu
Support Role
5.9
2008 The Moss
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Oh (Support Role)
Oh
Support Role
5.5
2008 Happy Funeral
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Mr. Man (Support Role)
Mr. Man
Support Role
7.2
2007 Dangerous Games
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Hu Ge (Main Role)
Hu Ge
Main Role
5.0
2007 Bullet and Brain
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Zhong Sheng Yi (Support Role)
Zhong Sheng Yi
Support Role
6.8
2007 Beauty and the 7 Beasts
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2006 Wo Hu
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Jim (Main Role)
Jim
Main Role
6.7
2006 The Tokyo Trial
Chinese Movie, 2006,
(Support Role)
Support Role
5.8
2006 Invisible Waves
Thai Movie, 2006,
[Monk] (Support Role)
[Monk]
Support Role
6.7
2006 Tian Zhu Shan Chuan Qi
Chinese Movie, 2006,
Minister Xiao Zeng (Main Role)
Minister Xiao Zeng
Main Role
0.0
2005 Mob Sister
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Gent (Support Role)
Gent
Support Role
6.3
2005 Divergence
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Uncle Choi (Support Role)
Uncle Choi
Support Role
6.8
2005 Colour of the Loyalty
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Brother Dragon (Main Role)
Brother Dragon
Main Role
6.5
2005 It Had to Be You!
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.0
2004 Jiang Hu
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
[Tall Guy] (Support Role)
[Tall Guy]
Support Role
6.8
2003 Infernal Affairs II
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Hon Sam (Main Role)
Hon Sam
Main Role
7.8
2003 Men Suddenly in Black
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Tin (Main Role)
Tin
Main Role
6.3
2002 Infernal Affairs
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Hon Sam (Main Role)
Hon Sam
Main Role
8.6
2002 Three
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Wai, "Going Home" (Main Role)
Wai, "Going Home"
Main Role
6.5
2001 The Accidental Spy
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Many Liu (Support Role)
Many Liu
Support Role
7.6
2000 And I Hate You So
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Mo (Support Role)
Mo
Support Role
6.9
1999 Fly Me To Polaris
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Jumboball (Support Role)
Jumboball
Support Role
7.7
1999 Gen X Cops
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Inspector Chan (Support Role)
Inspector Chan
Support Role
7.2
1998 Sleepless Town
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Yuan Cheng Gui (Support Role)
Yuan Cheng Gui
Support Role
6.5
1998 Hitman
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Ngok Lo (Support Role)
Ngok Lo
Support Role
7.5
1998 Hold You Tight
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1996 Comrades: Almost a Love Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Pao Au Yeung (Support Role)
Pao Au Yeung
Support Role
8.2
1996 How to Meet the Lucky Stars
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Roundhead / Lo Han Kuo (Main Role)
Roundhead / Lo Han Kuo
Main Role
6.3
1994 He's a Woman, She's a Man
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
[Auntie] (Support Role)
[Auntie]
Support Role
7.7
1993 Lady Supercop
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Sandworm (Support Role)
Sandworm
Support Role
0.0
1993 Master Wong Vs Master Wong
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Porky Wing (Support Role)
Porky Wing
Support Role
6.3
1993 Vampire Family
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.4
1992 The Days of Being Dumb
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Ball (Unknown)
Ball
Unknown
7.5
1992 Ghost Punting
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Buddha Fruit/ Roundhead (Main Role)
Buddha Fruit/ Roundhead
Main Role
7.8
1991 Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Eric (Main Role)
Eric
Main Role
0.0
1991 The Last Blood
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Fatty (Main Role)
Fatty
Main Role
8.3
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Tsang Siu Chi (Main Role)
Tsang Siu Chi
Main Role
6.9
1990 Curry and Pepper
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Ten (Sap Jai) (Support Role)
Ten (Sap Jai)
Support Role
7.3
1989 News Attack
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Editor Wong (Support Role)
Editor Wong
Support Role
5.0
1989 Return of the Lucky Stars
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Roundhead / Lo Han (Main Role)
Roundhead / Lo Han
Main Role
7.5
1987 The Thirty Million Dollar Rush
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Fatty (Main Role)
Fatty
Main Role
5.0
1987 The Romancing Star
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Silver (Main Role)
Silver
Main Role
6.8
1987 Final Victory
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Hung (Main Role)
Hung
Main Role
6.0
1987 Seven Years Itch
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
John (Support Role)
John
Support Role
6.5
1987 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Smiley Joe (Main Role)
Smiley Joe
Main Role
7.0
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Roundhead / Blockhead (Support Role)
Roundhead / Blockhead
Support Role
7.7
1985 My Lucky Stars
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Roundhead / Buddha Fruit / Lo Hon Gwo (Main Role)
Roundhead / Buddha Fruit / Lo Hon Gwo
Main Role
7.6
1982 Once Upon a Rainbow
Hong Kong Movie, 1982,
(Unknown)
Unknown
5.3
1978 Warriors Two
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.5
1978 Enter The Fat Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
[Party Host's Son] (Support Role)
[Party Host's Son]
Support Role
7.6
1977 The Iron-Fisted Monk
Hong Kong Movie, 1977,
[Shu Liu worker] (Support Role)
[Shu Liu worker]
Support Role
6.5
1976 Challenge of the Masters
Hong Kong Movie, 1976,
[Master Lin's student] (Support Role)
[Master Lin's student]
Support Role
8.7
1974 The Tournament
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
Student (Support Role)
Student
Support Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 The Amazing Race: Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
8.0
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