Peter Yang

Peter Yang Kwan, also known as Yang Qun (Chinese: 楊群; born September 25, 1935), is a retired Hong Kong martial artist film actor, film producer and director, best known for his appearances in Hong Kong action cinema of the 1970s and 1980s.

Peter Yang
Yang Qun

(1935-09-25) September 25, 1935 (age 85)
OccupationActor, director, producer, martial artist
Years active1957—2001
Spouse(s)Florence Fung-Chi

He starred in the 1969 film King of Kings.[1]


Yang was born in 1935 in Harbin, China. He left Harbin at the age of 6 and went to Beijing and studied in Yu Ying Secondary School until the age of 12. He then moved to Shanghai with his family because of the Chinese Civil War for 8 months. The family finally sought refuge in Taiwan after their brief stay in Shanghai.

In Taiwan, he studied in a practical Mandarin School for a year in Taipei before again relocating with his family in Hong Kong and studied in the Yin Nan Middle School.

During these years, his family's financial status plummeted significantly. In order to help with his family's situation, Yang took up odd jobs. He was cast in a few films as an extra and did this for several years. He also worked in radio stations and dubbed for Japanese films in Mandarin. He also worked as an auxiliary police officer in Hong Kong.

He maintained his multifaceted life until 1960 when he landed a role as a leading actor in "Qin Xiang Lian".


1950s actingEdit

1960s actingEdit

1970s jobsEdit

1980s jobsEdit

1990s jobsEdit


Personal lifeEdit

Yang is married to Florence Fung-Chi. They have a son and a daughter.


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