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Liu Kai-chi (Chinese: 廖啟智) is a Hong Kong actor, best known for his "everyman" supporting roles. For 25 years he worked for TVB, Hong Kong's first over-the-air commercial station, but did not renew his contract in 2005.

Liu Kai-chi
Born (1954-04-07) 7 April 1954 (age 65)[1]
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Money Chan Man-yee (m.1987)
Children3 sons
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting Actor
1993 Cageman
2009 Beast Stalker

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese廖啟智
Simplified Chinese廖启智



Although Liu was interested in acting at an early age, he first worked behind the scenes as a camera assistant, lighting and in sound production to accumulate industry experience before becoming an actor.[2]

Two out of seventeen Hong Kong Television Network drama productions were selected by a public poll for their online launch on 19 November 2014. Liu was cast in a leading role for both dramas The Election and The Borderline.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Liu has 3 sons with wife Money (Barbara) Chan Man-yee.[2][4]

In April 2006, Liu lost his youngest son, 6-year-old Liu Man-lok to leukemia. Man-lok died after a three-year struggle with the terminal illness.[2][5]


The following is the filmography for both TV series and films of Liu Kai-chi.[6][7][8]

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Chor Lau-heung
1980 The Bund
The Bund II
1986 New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre
Heir to the Throne Is... Man Tim-fuk / Emperor Wen of Han
1991 Police on the Road Inspector Lee
1993 The Mystery of the Condor Hero
1995 Detective Investigation Files III
1996 ICAC Investigators 1996 Hung Kwok-chun Episode 4: The Awakening of the Albatron Dream
1998 ICAC Investigators 1998 Lam Cheuk-sang Episode 3: The Boss Got Brains
1999 Game of Deceit
The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain Ping Ah-say
2001 A Step into the Past Scientist
A Taste of Love Chu Cheung Wong
Virtues of Harmony Bo Lo To
2002 Whatever It Takes Mo Yung Bak
Good Against Evil
2003 Survivor's Law Cheuk Fan
Witness to a Prosecution II
The 'W' Files
2005 Misleading Track Yan Ming
The Academy Hor Sum
The Herbalist's Manual
Ten Brothers Man Sai Hung
2009 The Winter Melon Tale Tin Tai Fu/Fan Tung
2014 The Borderline To Yat-fei
The Election Sung Man-san
2016 Law dis-Order KC Lau Kan-cheung


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Mad Mad 83
1985 It's a Drink, It's a Bomb Ronnie
1988 Figures from Earth Thin Constable
Faithfully Yours Medical Lab Worker
1989 In the Line of Duty IV Ming
1990 Princess Madam Roger
1992 Friday Gigolo
Cageman Prince Sam 12th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
1993 Perfect Exchange Gold-finger Chi
1994 Mr. Sardine Mong
The Crucifixion Leung Chi-Wah
Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens Sing Hoi
1999 Moonlight Express Officer Tung
Sometimes, Miracles Do Happen
2001 The Saving Hand
Funeral March Duan's brother
Never Say Goodbye
2002 Give Them a Chance
2003 Infernal Affairs II Uncle John Nominated - 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Fu bo
2004 New Police Story Commander Tai
Koma Sergeant Lee Wah-Biu
2005 Mob Sister Ah Kau
SPL: Sha Po Lang Det. Lok Kwun Wah Nominated - 26th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Crazy N' the City Richy
Colour of the Loyalty
Dragon Squad
2006 The Third Eye Ka-Kei's uncle
2007 Protégé Head of Customs Officers
The Detective Inspector Fung Chak
2008 A Decade of Love
The Moss Four-eyed Tong
Ballistic Ertong
Beast Stalker Sun 28th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Lady Cop & Papa Crook Bowie Cheung
2009 The Sniper
To Live and Die in Mongkok Policeman
2010 Fire of Conscience Cheung On
The Stool Pigeon Jabber Nominated - 30th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
2011 I Love Hong Kong Lee Siu-mei
The Way We Were
The Detective 2 Inspector Fung Chak
72 Heroes Gao Jianfu
Demon 2
Datong: The Great Society
Turning Point 2 Cheuk King Chuen
2012 The Viral Factor Man Tin
The Bullet Vanishes[9] Boss Ding
Imperfect[10] Wang Guodong
Cross Mr Yip
2013 Ip Man: The Final Fight[11] Lee Yiu-wah
Christmas Rose
2014 As the Light Goes Out Officer Tam
That Demon Within[12] Broker
Horseplay Officer Wong
Z Storm Cheung Keung
Golden Brother
I Sell Love
2015 Guilty
Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal Prisoner
Ten Years: Local Egg Sam
2016 The Deadly Reclaim Liu Kap-cheung
Weeds on Fire Lu Kwong-fai Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2017 Shock Wave Yim Kwok-wing
2018 House of the Rising Sons
Project Gutenberg Ng Yam
2019 P Storm
First Class Charge
Be Water, My Friend


  1. ^ "Hong Kong Cinemagic Profile". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Pong, Johannes (5 August 2010). "Liu Kai-chi". HK Magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ "港視17劇大曬冷 TVB強陣迎戰" [HKTV goes all in, TVB welcomes the challenge with a strong defense]. Ming Pao (in Chinese). 12 November 2014. Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. ^ Lo, Wei (28 December 2011). "Youth tempted by drugs just need a dose of love". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ Goh, Lilian (10 August 2006). "The ultimate sacrifice". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ Liu Kai-chi at
  7. ^ Liu Kai-chi at
  8. ^ "Profile at the Hong Kong Baptist University's Academy of Film". Hong Kong Baptist University's Academy of Film. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  9. ^ Webster, Andy (30 August 2012). "No Bullet, but Plenty of Questions". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  10. ^ Kwok, Kar Peng (31 August 2012). "Li Nanxing puts sorrow aside to promote movie". AsiaOne. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Ip Man: the Final Fight". China Internet Information Center. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  12. ^ Lee, Maggie (9 February 2014). "Berlin Film Review: 'That Demon Within'". Retrieved 21 January 2015.

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