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Nick Cheung Ka-fai (Chinese: ; born 2 December 1964) is a Hong Kong actor 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 then.

Nick Cheung
Cheung Ka Fai 2010.jpg
Nick Cheung in 2010
Born (1964-12-02) 2 December 1964 (age 55)
EducationRoyal Hong Kong Police Cadet School ()
  • Actor
  • director
  • singer
Years active1989-present
Esther Kwan (m. 2003)
ChildrenBrittany Cheung (b. 2006)
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest 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

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.

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]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Thank You, Sir Cheung Ka-fai
News Attack Policeman at station
1990 It Takes Two to Mingle a.k.a. Takes Two to Mingle
Unmatchable Match
Against All Cheung Ka-fai (Steve) a.k.a. Again All
1991 Red Shield Hui
1992 Slice of Life
The Lucky Family Jiu-choi
Laser Drama - To Be a Gamble King Grasshopper
What a Hero! Cop
The Unleaded Love Chung
1993 Raped by an Angel Dick a.k.a. Naked Killer 2
1994 Born Innocent
Shoot to Kill Loo Sek-on
Wounded Tracks Ma Tian
1995 Informer
Asian Connection Rocky Sly / Casper
1996 Moonlight Sonata Keung TV movie
Ah Kam Whacko a.k.a. The Stuntwoman
a.k.a. Ah Kam: Story of a Stuntwoman
1998 The Conman Dragon Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1999 Raped By An Angel 4: The Rapist's Union Smart 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-law Stallone
The Lord of Amusement Yeung Chin-wah
2000 My Name is Nobody No-Name
The Duel Dragon 9
Conman in Tokyo Jersey
The Teacher Without Chalk Cheung Ying
Love Correction Anson Cheung
Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner! Fred Cheung
2001 Day Off Lok
Runaway Dan
Every Dog Has His Date King Fai
2002 Time 4 Hope Yuen Kai-chi
Happy Family Small Han Sang
The Conman 2002 Lee Ka-sing / Dommer a.k.a. Conman 2002
2003 Fate Fighter Leung
Shiver Dr. Ko Chuen
2004 Love is Love Jia Jia-ming
Breaking News Insp. Cheung Chi-hang
2005 Election Jet
2006 Election 2 Jet Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
a.k.a. Triad Election
a.k.a. Election 2: Harmony Is a Virtue
On the Edge Harry Sin
Exiled Wo
Wise Guys Never Die Nick Wong
2007 Sweet Revenge Cheung Siu-chun
Exodus Kwan Ping-man Nominated – 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 Lee Nominated – 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-yeung Nominated – 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 Hua Also director
Temporary Family Hong Siu-long
2015 From Vegas to Macau II Mark
Helios Lee Yin-ming
Keeper of Darkness Also director
2016 From Vegas to Macau III Mark
Line Walker Blue
2018 The Trough Yu Chau Also 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


Year Title Role Notes
1990 No Way Out Chung Kin
1991 Who is the Winner Seeto Siu-ming
1992 Pride Knows No Love Ng Tim-fuk
Spirit of the Dragon Tong Fat a.k.a. Story of Bruce Lee
1993 War of the Couple
Silver Tycoon Yeu Kuk-yen
Gambler's Dream Ho Sing-long
Race-Course Fever Champion Ma
Who is the Winner II Lau Ka-tsoi
The Brutal Trial Leung Tin-loi
1994 The Kung Fu Master Fong Sai-yuk
Beauty Pageant
1995 House of Horror: Siren Song
1997 Mystery Files Siu Cheuk-nam
A Recipe for the Heart Ah Fai Guest 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
1999 Game of Deceit Yu Jung-jing
A Smiling Ghost Story Fong Ji-lung
2000 The 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
2005 Xin Zui Da Jin Zhi Guo Ai a.k.a. Taming of the Shrew
a.k.a. Princess Sheng Ping
2007 Best Selling Secrets customer Episode 137: "Despicable Big Brother"

Dubbing rolesEdit

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

Year Title Role Original actor Notes
2009 Avatar Jake Sully Sam Worthington Lead dubbing role



  1. ^ "Hong Kong Cinemagic - Nick Cheung Ka Fai". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ "HKSAR Film No Top 10 Box Office: [2010.08.25] NICK CHEUNG IS WILLING TO BE A COP AGAIN". 27 August 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Louis Koo is 2014's highest-earning celebrity". Yahoo! News Asia. 29 December 2014. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  4. ^ Nick Cheung at
  5. ^ Nick Cheung at

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