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Chung King Fai
Chinese name 鍾景輝 (Traditional)
Chinese name 钟景辉 (Simplified)
Pinyin zhong1 jing3 hui1 (Mandarin)
Jyutping zung1 ging2 fai1 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born March 28, 1937 (1937-03-28) (age 72)
Bangkok, Thailand
Occupation Actor

Chung King-fai , BBSHK, is one of the pioneers of contemporary performing art in Hong Kong. He is a senior drama actor, director, performing art educator, TV producer, actor and programme host. He is the founder and president of Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, Art Form Panels of Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Chairman of Exploration Theatre, and Art Director of Hong Kong Art Development Council.


Education and Career

Chung finished his secondary education in Pui Ching Middle School before he studied in Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in English. He received his BA degree in Speech and Drama from Oklahoma Baptist University and his master degree in Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama. Back to Hong Kong, he became executive producer and actor of two major television broadcasters, while giving lectures in Hong Kong Baptist University. He has also been Advisor to Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. In 1983, Chung was appointed the founding Dean of the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.

Being the first person to present Theatre of the Absurd and Broadway musicals to Hong Kong audiences in Cantonese (mother tongue of the major population), Chung’s performance on stage was numerous. He has directed over 80 productions, including Equus, West Side Story, Rashomon, Teahouse, Xiaojing Hutong, Grease, M Butterfly, A Sentimental Journey, Noise off, etc.


Year Title Role
1996 Black Mask Commissioner

TV Series

Year Title Role TVB Anniversary Awards Notes
2003 The Threat Of Love 2
2005 My Family
Man Tai-Lor
Best Actor Nomination (Top 5)
2006 Welcome to the House
Ko Hing
Best Actor Nomination (Top 20)
The Dance of Passion
Yim Kwok-Yip
Best Supporting Actor Nomination (Top 5)
My Favorite Male Character Nomination (Top 20)
Land of Wealth
Chai Hok-Yan
At Home With Love
Chung Bong
2007 Word Twisters' Adventures
The Building Blocks of Life
Kong Sing-Yue
Preston Kong
2009 A Great Way To Care
Leong Wai Keong
The Stew of Life
Ng Man Tak

Awards and Achievements

  • 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 Best Director, Hong Kong Drama Awards
  • 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1999 Best Actor, Hong Kong Drama Awards
  • 1994 Ten Years Outstanding Achievement Award, Hong Kong Drama Awards
  • 1999 Artist of the Year(Stage Director), Hong Kong Artists’ Guild
  • 2000 Drama Achievement Award, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • 2001 Fellowship from Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts
  • 2002 Bronze Bauhinia Star(BBS)HKSAR Government
  • 2005 Most Outstanding TV Actor, Ming Pao Weekly
  • 2006 Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
  • 2007 World Outstanding Chinese Award


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