Barry Wong (20 November 1946 – 16 October 1991), also known as Wong Ping-Yiu (黃炳耀), was a Hong Kong screenwriter, film producer and actor.[1] He was hailed as one of the most prolific screenwriters of Hong Kong cinema penning scripts for some of the top filmmakers and actors during the 1980s and early 1990s. Wong died from a heart attack on 16 October 1991.

Barry Wong
Barry Wong Ping-Yiu

(1946-11-20)20 November 1946
Died16 October 1991(1991-10-16) (aged 44)
OccupationScreenwriter, film producer and actor
Years active1980—1991
Hong Kong Film Awards – Professionalism Award, The 11th Hong Kong Film Awards

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese黃炳耀
Simplified Chinese黄炳耀
Musical career
Also known asB.Y. Wong
Berry Wang
Huang Bing Yao
Wong Ping-Yiu
OriginHong Kong
GenresCinema of Hong Kong


Wong wrote scripts for films ranging from action to comedy. As an actor, Wong was known for his supporting roles, often wearing his horn-rimmed glasses.

During his career, he had collaborated with Tsui Hark, Stephen Chow, Eric Tsang, Sammo Hung, Danny Lee, John Woo, Jackie Chan and Wong Jing.[1] John Woo's cult-action film Hard Boiled was dedicated to him after his death.




  • Winners and Sinners (1983) - Announcer
  • The Other Side of Gentleman (1984) - Father Tam
  • Chou xiao ya (1985)
  • Lucky Stars Go Places (1986) - Police Officer at Meeting #1
  • Mang gwai hok tong (1988) - Senior Inspector
  • Lie ying ji hua (1988)
  • The Killer (1989) - Chief Insp. Dou / Tu
  • Vampire Buster (1989) - Pedestrian watching TV
  • Lung joi tin ngai (1989) - Drug Dealer
  • Family Honor (1990) - Internal Affairs Officer
  • Curry and Pepper (1990) - Chow
  • Huang jia du chuan (1990) - King of Gambling
  • Yeh moh sin sang (1990) - Chef
  • Peng dang (1990)
  • Island of Fire (1990) - Inspector Wong
  • Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye (1991) - Alan's Boss
  • To hok wai lung (1991) - Scissor Legs
  • Zei sheng (1991)
  • Dou hap II: Seung Hoi taam dou sing (1991) - H.K. Police Chief Wong
  • The Banquet (1991) - Man at Table
  • Tao xue ying xiong zhuan (1992) - Police Commissioner Wong
  • Te yi gong neng xing qiu ren (1992)
  • Ji de... xiang jiao cheng shu shi (1993) - James Wong / The Killer (final film role)


  1. ^ a b "Barry Wong". The New York Times.

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