Ram Chiang

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Ram Chiang
Born (1961-07-02) 2 July 1961 (age 60)
OccupationActor, singer, composer
Years active1981–present
Awards TVB Anniversary Awards Best Supporting Actor
2014 Come On, Cousin
Professional Actor Award
2014

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Origin Hong Kong
Website Official TVB profile

Ram Chiang Chi-kwong, (born 2 July 1961 [1] ), is a veteran Hong Kong actor and former singer-composer, currently under Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) management. A versatile actor who is most recognized for his many supporting roles in TVB dramas, Chiang was awarded the "TVB Professional Actor Awards" in 2014 for his many years as a dedicated TVB employee. [2]

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Career

Ram Chiang started out singing cover songs of other artistes before he was invited by George Lam, one of the singers he imitated, to perform alongside him on stage in 1985. During the concert, George Lam gave him the English name "Ram" as opposed to George's "Lam", since "L" and "R" together make stereo sound. After this, Ram was signed to Polydor Records in 1985. He became well known for performing classic 90s Hong Kong pop songs such as "You Needn’t Be Acquaintances to Meet with Each Other" (相逢何必曾相識, a duet with Rita Carpio), and "Queen's Road East" (皇后大道東, a collaboration with Lo Ta-yu).

After becoming disenchanted with the Hong Kong music industry, Chiang decided quit being a singer in the early 1990s and signed with TVB to become an actor. [3] [4] He mostly played supporting roles. In 2014, his popularity skyrocketed when Wong Cho-lam wrote a role tailor-made for Chiang when he was cast as Ko Yam (高音), a talented washed up musician with a tragic past in the comedy Come On, Cousin . [5] The role won him the "2014 Best Supporting Actor" award at TVB's annual anniversary awards and saw a resurgence in his singing career.

Personal life

Chiang is married and has a son. He is a private person and does not talk about his family much.

Being a devout Christian, Chiang does not attend the blessing ceremonies of any projects he works on, as the blessing ceremony has folk religious connotations incompatible with Christian teachings. It is an industry standard in Hong Kong for the filming cast and crew to offer incense to the gods to ask for their blessings of safety and smooth production during filming. [6]

Discography

Filmography

Television dramas

YearEnglish TitleChinese TitleRoleNotes
1991Heartbreak Blues與郎共舞Song Tak-ming 宋德明
1992 Wong Fei Hong Returns 我愛牙擦蘇Lam Sai-wing 林世榮
1993 File of Justice II 壹號皇庭IIEric Chow Siu-chung 周少聰
1994 Glittering Moments CATWALK俏佳人Lung Koon-bil 龍冠標
File of Justice III 壹號皇庭IIIEric Chow Siu-chung 周少聰
1995 Hand of Hope 邊緣故事Law Gum-chun 羅錦全
Detective Investigation Files 刑事偵緝檔案Wong Wai-on 王維安
Detective Investigation Files II 刑事偵緝檔案IIWong Wai-on 王維安
A Kindred Spirit (1995-1999)真情Lee Tim-fook 李添福
File of Justice IV 壹號皇庭IVEric Chow Siu-chung 周少聰
Cold Blood Warm Heart 天地男兒Hui Yuen-kwong 許遠光
1997 File of Justice V 壹號皇庭VEric Chow Siu-chung 周少聰
A Recipe for the Heart 美味天王Lee Tim-fook 李添福 (Cameo)character from A Kindred Spirit
Mystery Files 迷離檔案Lee Chi-kin 李子建
2000 The Green Hope 新鮮人D.Y.
War of the Genders 男親女愛James Jim Si-on 詹士安
2002 Legal Entanglement 法網伊人Kan Wing-lim 簡永廉Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
A Case of Misadventure 騎呢大狀Ng Sam-sing 吳三省Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
Burning Flame II 烈火雄心IILeung Man-gong 梁孟功Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
Let's Face It無考不成冤家QK
2003 Ups and Downs in the Sea of Love 十萬噸情緣NG Siu-keung 吳小強Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
Seed of Hope 俗世情真Wu Guan-jak 胡貫澤Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
Life Begins At Forty 花樣中年Lo Ga-fai 羅家輝Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor
Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite On-Screen Partners
The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow 九五至尊Brian Shum Yat-chung 岑日忠
2004 Angels of Mission 無名天使3DLee Chin-jun 李前進
To Get Unstuck in Time 隔世追兇Ng Wai-fung 伍偉峰Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
ICAC Investigators 2004 廉政行動2004Chow Bing-chung 周秉中
To Catch the Uncatchable 棟篤神探Si Gou-but 史高拔Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
The Conqueror's Story 楚漢驕雄Cheung Leung 張良Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Roles of the Year
2005The Zone奇幻潮Joe
The Prince's Shadow 御用閒人Yeung Koo 楊古Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Healing Hands III 妙手仁心IIIGum Ho-man 甘浩文Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Charm Beneath 胭脂水粉Lai Kwok-cheung 黎國昌Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Women on the Run 窈窕熟女Muk sir 沐sir
2006 Safe Guards 鐵血保鏢Sheung Ching-man 尚正文Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – 2007 Astro Drama Awards for My Favourite Show Stealer Cast
Love Guaranteed 愛情全保Hoh Cheung-dok 賀長鐸
Maidens' Vow 鳳凰四重奏Mo Yung-chiu 慕容超
Welcome to the House 高朋滿座So Gan 蘇根
To Grow with Love 肥田囍事Albert Dai Fu 戴富
2007 ICAC Investigators 2007 廉政行動2007Wu Gwok-keung 胡國強
The Ultimate Crime Fighter 通天幹探Chow Chi-cheung 周志昌
2008 Forensic Heroes II 法證先鋒IIMok Kiu-fung 莫喬豐 (Cameo)
The Four 少年四大名捕Shu Mo-hei 舒無戲
2008-2009 The Gem of Life 珠光寶氣Patrick Yeung Chi-kau 楊志球
2009 Sweetness in the Salt 碧血鹽梟Yiu Sau-Ching 姚守正
Man in Charge 幕後大老爺Bak Yuk-long 白玉郎
Just Love II 老婆大人IILok Joi-san 樂在山
Beyond the Realm of Conscience 宮心計Bo Kat-cheung 布吉祥Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
2009-2010 A Watchdog's Tale 老友狗狗Chow Yung Fat 周用發
2010 Cupid Stupid 戀愛星求人Greeny Yip Sheung Mao 葉常茂
Don Juan DeMercado 情人眼裏高一DJudge 評判
In the Eye of the Beholder 秋香怒點唐伯虎Ho Hoi-ching 何海清
A Fistful of Stances 鐵馬尋橋Leung Cham 梁湛
The Mysteries of Love 談情說案Ging Fong 景方 (Cameo)
Can't Buy Me Love 公主嫁到Lo Tou-yun 羅道遠
Twilight Investigation 囧探查過界Mok Chun-chung 莫鎮忠
2011 A Great Way to Care 仁心解碼Dr. Sam C.S. Lin Chi-sum 連志森Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Grace Under Fire 女拳Ho Tim-fuk 何添福
Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir! 點解阿Sir係阿SirPoon Kwok-shing 潘國誠
Forensic Heroes III 法證先鋒IIIPaul Yau Kin-bo 游健保
2012 Wish and Switch 換樂無窮Fan Tai-kit 范泰傑
Daddy Good Deeds 當旺爸爸Fishmonger Sing 賣魚勝 (Cameo)
Master of Play 心戰Chong Jan-tou 莊鎮滔
Witness Insecurity 護花危情Kiu Gong Ho 喬江河Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Three Kingdoms RPG 回到三國Sun Yuk 荀彧
Highs and Lows 雷霆掃毒Bei Kwan 跛坤
2012-2013 Missing You 幸福摩天輪Lo Man-kit 魯文迪
2013 Cupid Stupid 戀愛星求人Greeny Yip Sheung-mao 葉常茂
Reality Check 心路GPSMr. Tsui 徐生
A Great Way to Care II 仁心解碼IIDr. Sam C.S. Lin Chi-sum 連志森
Slow Boat Home 情越海岸線Yip Hok-ming 葉學明
Always and Ever 情逆三世缘Advisor Gong-sun/Kung-sun 公孫策/孫公略
2014 Come Home Love 愛·回家Tong San 唐山 (Cameo)
Gilded Chopsticks 食為奴Wu Si-to 鄔思道
ICAC Investigators 2014 廉政行動2014Ho Gwok-fai 何國輝
Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain 寒山潛龍Emperor Chui Juk-hei 皇上趙旭熹
Rear Mirror 載得有情人Yue Dai-chi 余大智
Tomorrow Is Another Day 再戰明天Cheng On-dik 鄭安迪
Come On, Cousin 老表,你好hea!Ko Yam 高音 TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – TVB Star Awards Malaysia for My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – 2015 StarHub TVB Awards for My Favourite TVB Actor
2014-2015 Noblesse Oblige 宦海奇官Prince Yu 裕親王
2015 Raising the Bar 四個女仔三個BARWoody Lam Sam-muk 林森木Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – TVB Star Awards Malaysia for My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
Ghost of Relativity 鬼同你OTNgai Tit-man 艾鐵文
Captain of Destiny 張保仔Suen Sau-choi 孫秀才
Angel In-the-Making 實習天使Nasa Kei Yan 祁仁
2016 Short End of the Stick 公公出宮Yip Ching-yee 葉正義
Law dis-Order 律政強人Michael Yip Ho-tin 葉浩天
My Lover from the Planet Meow 來自喵喵星的妳Si Ko-but Sir 史高拔
2017 Recipes To Live By 味想天開Ting Yat / Mok Fat-choi 丁日 / 莫發財
A General, A Scholar and A Eunuch 超時空男臣Security Team Leader
Oh My Grad 老表,畢業喇!Ching Long 程郎Nominated – TVB Star Awards Malaysia for My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
The Exorcist's Meter 降魔的Mok Yau-wai / Yip Hok-ming / Kei Yan / Ngai Tit-man 莫有為 / 葉學明 / 祁仁 / 艾鐵文Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Heart and Greed 溏心風暴3Chan Chi-ming 陳志明
2019 Big White Duel 白色強人Dr. Samuel Yu Cham-sum 余湛琛
Finding Her Voice 牛下女高音Chan Lee-cheung 陳理璋
The Man Who Kills Trouble 解決師Principal Yu 余校長
2020 The Exorcist’s 2nd Meter 降魔的2.0Ngai Tit-man / Mok Yau-wai / Yip Hok-ming / Kei Yan 艾鐵文 / 莫有為 / 葉學明 / 祁仁
2021 The Runner 大步走Mircale Kwok Wong-po 郭皇普
AI Romantic 智能愛人Koo Hok-lai 古學禮
TBA Story of Zom-B 食腦喪BYu Cheung-kim 余祥劍
Big White Duel 2 白色強人IIDr. Samuel Yu Cham-sum 余湛琛
Pre-production OPM

Films

YearEnglish titleChinese titleCharacter
1981Hired Guns凶蠍Film extra
1989Forever Young返老還童Tourist Guide Lung
Little Cop小小小警察Singing policeman at funeral
1991Scheming Wonders賊聖Virgin Kwong
1992 Fight Back to School II 逃學威龍2Math teacher
1994The Other Side of Romance花月危情
Drunken Master II 醉拳二Tso
1995Midnight Caller狼吻夜驚魂Chow San-yuk
1996The Age of Miracles麻麻帆帆Farmer
2000Model from Hell鬼名模Dan
2006 McDull, the Alumni 春田花花同學會Junior doctor
2007 Whispers and Moans 性工作者十日談Ray
2008 L for Love L for Lies 我的最愛Bobo's father
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity 七十二家房客1970s policeman
2011 I Love Hong Kong 我愛HK開心萬歲Broker Chan 1987
Turning Point 2 Laughing Gor之潛罪犯CSD Officer Sing
2014 Temporary Family 失戀急讓Wilson
2015 Love Detective 沒女神探To Kei-fung
2016 Cold War 2 寒戰2David Mok

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References

  1. Chea, Candy. "淑梅足跡:快樂人 韋綺姍". Wen Wei Po (in Chinese). Although TVB's website lists his birthday as July 16 , Ram Chiang has gone on record saying that date is wrong .
  2. Ram Chiang’s Quiet Life After the Red Carpet. Retrieved Nov 26, 2015
  3. 攞獎無意義 蔣志光「捧得你高、掟得你深」. Retrieved Nov 26, 2015
  4. Ram Chiang: “I Won’t Make a Musical Comeback”. Retrieved Nov 26, 2015
  5. 步下紅毯之後 蔣志光. Retrieved Nov 26, 2015
  6. "Ram Chiang's Quiet Life After the Red Carpet". JayneStars.com.