Nick Cheung

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Nick Cheung
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Nick Cheung in 2010
Born (1964-12-02) 2 December 1964 (age 57)
EducationRoyal Hong Kong Police Cadet School
  • Actor
  • director
  • singer
Years active1989–present
(m. 2003)
ChildrenBrittany Cheung (daughter)
Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor
2009 Beast Stalker
2014 Unbeatable

Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor
2008 Beast Stalker
2013 Unbeatable

Golden Horse AwardsBest Actor
2009 Beast Stalker

TVB Anniversary AwardsMost Improving Actor
1998 Secret of the Heart

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Nick Cheung Ka-fai (Chinese :張家輝; pinyin :Zhāng Jiāhuī; born 2 December 1964) is a Hong Kong actor, singer and director.



He was formerly a Royal Hong Kong Police officer [1] [2] for four years, but he left the job after his request to be transferred to the criminal investigation department was turned down. He then worked for Danny Lee's film production company. His film debut is "Thank you, Sir!", as a student at the Royal Hong Kong Cadet School. From 1989 to 1994, he worked at the television station ATV World. Later, he left ATV and joined another station, TVB. He left TVB in 2004, and worked mainly on films. His fame was built on Wong Jing's comedy at first, but he has changed his acting style for more sombre roles since 2003. He was nominated for his first Hong Kong film award in 1999, and won his first award in 2009 for his role in Beast Stalker . He has been nominated many times at the Hong Kong Film Awards and other Chinese film awards since.

Cheung has won seven awards for his role in Beast Stalker (2008), including Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, and Golden Horse Film Award for Best Actor.

In 2013, he also won praise and Best Actor awards for his role as an aging MMA fighter in Unbeatable .

Cheung met Hong Kong actress Esther Kwan while he was still working at ATV. They married on 8 December 2003 in Australia. Their daughter, Brittany Cheung (張童; Cheung Tung), was born on 24 January 2006.

Cheung earned 75 million HKD in 2014. [3]



1989Thank You, SirCheung Ka-fai
News Attack Policeman at station
1990It Takes Two to Minglea.k.a. Takes Two to Mingle
Unmatchable Match
Against AllCheung Ka-fai (Steve)a.k.a. Again All
1991Red ShieldHui
1992Slice of Life
The Lucky FamilyJiu-choi
Laser Drama - To Be a Gamble KingGrasshopper
What a Hero! Cop
The Unleaded LoveChung
1993 Raped by an Angel Dicka.k.a. Naked Killer 2
1994Born Innocent
Shoot to KillLoo Sek-on
Wounded TracksMa Tian
Asian ConnectionRocky Sly / Casper
1996Moonlight SonataKeungTV movie
Ah KamWhackoa.k.a. The Stuntwoman
a.k.a. Ah Kam: Story of a Stuntwoman
1998 The Conman DragonNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1999Raped By An Angel 4: The Rapist's UnionSmart Fai
Prince Charming Tart
The King of Debt Collecting Agent
The Conmen in Vegas Dragon
The Tricky Master Leung Foon
He is My Enemy, Partner and Father-in-lawStallone
The Lord of AmusementYeung Chin-wah
2000My Name is NobodyNo-Name
The Duel Dragon 9
Conman in Tokyo Jersey
The Teacher Without ChalkCheung Ying
Love CorrectionAnson Cheung
Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner! Fred Cheung
2001Day OffLok
Runaway Dan
Every Dog Has His DateKing Fai
2002Time 4 HopeYuen Kai-chi
Happy Family Small Han Sang
The Conman 2002Lee Ka-sing / Dommera.k.a. Conman 2002
2003Fate FighterLeung
Shiver Dr. Ko Chuen
2004Love is LoveJia Jia-ming
Breaking News Insp. Cheung Chi-hang
2005 Election Jet
2006 Election 2 JetNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
a.k.a. Triad Election
a.k.a. Election 2: Harmony Is a Virtue
On the EdgeHarry Sin
Exiled Wo
Wise Guys Never DieNick Wong
2007Sweet RevengeCheung Siu-chun
Exodus Kwan Ping-manNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
a.k.a. The Exodus
2008 My Wife is a Gambling Maestro Jay Chou
Connected Detective Fai
Beast Stalker Hung King Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Golden Horse Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
a.k.a. The Beast Stalker
2009 Red River A Xia
To Live and Die in Mongkok Fai
2010 The Stool Pigeon Inspector Don LeeNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
2011 The Founding of a Party Liang Qichao
Treasure Inn Lo Pa
2012 Nightfall Wong Yuen-yeungNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – 49th Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Actor
Cross Wong Mei-bo
2013 Conspirators Tseng Fung-hei
Unbeatable Cheng Fai Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
Shanghai International Film Festival for Best Actor
Nominated – 50th Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Actor
The White Storm Cheung Tsz-wai
2014 Golden Chicken 3 Gordon
That Demon Within Hon Kong / Riot police officer
Hungry Ghost Ritual Zong HuaAlso director
Temporary Family Hong Siu-long
2015 From Vegas to Macau II Mark
Helios Eric Lee Yan-ming (李彦明), Chief Inspector of the Counter-Terrorism Response Unit and commander of the emergency response team, Hong Kong Police
Keeper of Darkness Also director
2016 From Vegas to Macau III Mark
Line Walker Blue
2018 The Trough Yu ChauAlso director
2019 Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy Inspector Ching
Bodies at Rest
Hypnotize the Jury
Integrity Hui Chik-yiu
Warriors of Future
The Trier of Fact


1990No Way OutChung Kin
1991Who is the WinnerSeeto Siu-ming
1992Pride Knows No LoveNg Tim-fuk
Spirit of the Dragon Tong Fata.k.a. Story of Bruce Lee
1993War of the Couple
Silver TycoonYeu Kuk-yen
Gambler's DreamHo Sing-long
Race-Course FeverChampion Ma
Who is the Winner IILau Ka-tsoi
The Brutal TrialLeung Tin-loi
1994 The Kung Fu Master Fong Sai-yuk
Beauty Pageant
1995House of Horror: Siren Song
1997 Mystery Files Siu Cheuk-nam
A Recipe for the Heart Ah FaiGuest star
Triumph Over Evil Cheung Chun-tin
1998 Secret of the Heart Kelvin Kam Leung-wang TVB Award for Most Improved Actor
Healing Hands Peter Cheung Chong-yip
Moments of Endearment Chan Yau-chung
1999Game of DeceitYu Jung-jing
A Smiling Ghost StoryFong Ji-lung
2000The Legendary Four Aces Tong Bak-fu TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2001 Law Enforcers Chou Ka-wing
2003 Ups and Downs in the Sea of Love Jason Tin Wai-san
Drunken Kungfu
2004 The Last Breakthrough Albert Wong Po-fun
2005Xin Zui Da Jin ZhiGuo Aia.k.a. Taming of the Shrew
a.k.a. Princess Sheng Ping
2007 Best Selling Secrets customerEpisode 137: "Despicable Big Brother"

Dubbing roles

Cheung has also provided Cantonese voice dubs for foreign films and television programmes.

YearTitleRoleOriginal actorNotes
2009 Avatar Jake Sully Sam Worthington Lead dubbing role

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tony Leung Ka-Fai
for Eye in the Sky

Tony Leung Ka-Fai
for Cold War
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actor
for Beast Stalker

for Unbeatable
Succeeded by
Preceded by Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
for Beast Stalker

for Unbeatable
Succeeded by
Simon Yam
for Echoes of the Rainbow

Sean Lau
for Overheard 3