Feng Gong

Feng Gong (simplified Chinese: 冯巩; traditional Chinese: 馮鞏; pinyin: Féng Gǒng; born 6 December 1957) is a Chinese actor, xiangsheng performer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his performances in the annual CCTV New Year's Gala, having made more appearances on the show than every other major performer.

Feng Gong
Feng Gong in December 2019.jpg
Feng Gong in December 2019.
Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
(9th, 10th, 13th)
Assumed office
March 2018
ChairmanWang Yang
In office
March 1998 – March 2008
ChairmanLi Ruihuan
Jia Qinglin
Members of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC
(11th, 12th)
In office
March 2008 – March 2018
ChairmanJia Qinglin
Yu Zhengsheng
Personal details
Born
Feng Mingguang (冯明光)

(1957-12-06) 6 December 1957 (age 63)
Tianjin, China
Political partyRevolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang
Spouse(s)
Ai Hui
(m. 1983)
ChildrenFeng Kaicheng (son)
ParentsFeng Haigang
Liu Yisu
RelativesFeng Guozhang (Great grandfather)
Feng Jiayu (grandfather)
Alma materCentral China Normal University
OccupationXiangsheng performer, actor, film director, and screenwriter
Years active1973–present
FamilyFeng Xingyun
Feng Xin
Feng Chuanshu
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

BiographyEdit

Feng Gong was born Feng Mingguang (冯明光) in Tianjin, China, on December 6, 1957,[1] the son of Feng Haigang (冯海岗; 1920-1993), a local government official, and Liu Yisu (刘益素; born 1921), a daughter of an eminent family. He has an elderly sister, Feng Xingyun (冯幸耘; born 1947) and two elderly brother, Feng Xin (冯信) and Feng Chuanshu (冯传书). Feng graduated from Central China Normal University with a master's degree in Chinese Literature. In 1973, he performed a famous xiangsheng named Zunshi ai tudi (尊师爱徒弟) in Tianjin. Then he started to learn the arts of xiangsheng from the xiangsheng master Ma Ji. He also worked in a textiles machine factory. Feng was considered more talented than many other students of Ma Ji, and eventually emerged as a new star, performing progressively to bigger venues. Niu Qun (牛群) and Liu Wei (刘伟) were his partners when performing xiangsheng.

Feng appeared in the first CCTV New Year's Gala in 1986; he has appeared at almost every Chunwan performance for the next thirty years, variably in skits and xiangsheng. Feng is usually one of the first acts of the show; it is said he appears earlier in the program so that he can drive home to Tianjin to spend midnight on new year with his mother.[2]

In 1988, he won the championship at the competition of xiangsheng performances in Dalian held by China Central Television.

Political careerEdit

On October 12, 2018, Feng was elected as the new chairman of the China Literary and Art Volunteers' Association (中国文艺志愿者协会; CLAVA) by its 2nd National Congress.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Feng is the great grandson of Feng Guozhang (1859-1919), once the President of the Republic of China during the chaotic Warlord era.[4] His grandfather, Feng Jiayu (冯家遇; 1888-1953), was a businessman. Feng himself is a leadership figure in The Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang, one of the eight legally recognized political parties in China, as well as a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He is often accosted by reporters during the annual Lianghui meetings in Beijing due to his celebrity status.

1983, Feng Gong married Ai Hui (艾慧) in Tianjin, the couple have a son, Feng Kaicheng (冯开诚), born in 1984.[5]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1987 Unprofessional Policeman 业余警察 He Dazhuang
Xiao Po Qing Wang 笑破情网
1990 The Contract of the Divorce 离婚合同 Liu Liu
1992 Stand on 站直啰!别趴下 Poet reader
1994 Kiss Russia 狂吻俄罗斯 Da Jiang
1997 Surveillance 埋伏 Ye Xinmin
1998 Happy Times 没事偷着乐 Zhang Damin
2001 The Marriage Certificate 谁说我不在乎 Gu Ming
2004 When Dreams Come Ture 梦想成真
2005 Eat Hot Tofu Slowly 心急吃不了热豆腐 Liu Hao
No Thieves can be Caught in a Hurry 心急抓不了贼 He Dazhuang Also as director
2006 A Big Potato 别拿自己不当干部 Wang Xi Also as director
2007 Getting Home 谁是孩子他爹 Ding Dake
2008 I'm a Guy Who I'm Afraid 我是爷们我怕谁 Small retailer
2010 The Founding of a Republic 建国大业 A delegate to the CPPCC
2011 The Founding of a Party 建党伟业 Feng Guozhang
2012 All for Love 三个未婚妈妈 A tourist
2018 Happiness Is Coming 幸福马上来 Ma Shanglai Also as director and writer

TV seriesEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1990 The True Story of Ah O 阿O正传 Not Ah Q
1989 Na Wu 那五 Na Wu
1996 Actually, Men are the most overworked 其实男人最辛苦 Ding Dake
2012 Life Is Sweet 生活有点甜 Tang Xi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 冯巩一家近照,老婆长得美艳,为人低调,儿子独自创业已成大老板. Sohu (in Chinese). 2017-10-07.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-23. Retrieved 2013-04-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Feng Gong elected chairman of China Literary and Art Volunteers' Association". Xinhua. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  4. ^ 冯巩祖父竟是大总统 揭明星不为人熟知显赫背景 Archived 2018-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. Chinese.
  5. ^ 冯巩儿子近照曝光 冯巩与妻子艾慧情史. iFeng (in Chinese). 2016-08-02. 冯开诚原名冯诚诚,1984年7月出生。据说冯巩之所以给儿子取名诚诚,是寓意和妻子艾慧互相永远忠诚,永远相伴长相厮守。高祖父冯国璋以“国家海禁开,东方大事起”十字为排辈次序,以此后改名冯开诚。

External linksEdit

Cultural offices
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Jiang Kun
Chairman of the China Literary and Art Volunteers' Association
2018
Incumbent