Terence Yin

Terence Yin Chi-wai (Chinese: 尹子維; pinyin: Yǐn Zǐwéi; Cantonese Yale: Wan Jiwai, born 19 May 1975) is a Hong Kong film actor, singer, producer, and media relations specialist. Yin has starred in over 30 movies, released one solo album and resides in Hong Kong.

Terence Yin
Chinese: 尹子維
Yin chi-wai

(1975-05-19) 19 May 1975 (age 45)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1998–present

Early lifeEdit

May 19, 1975, Yin was born in Hong Kong. Yin's mother was Jenny Hu, a 1960s–70s Shaw Brothers Studios actress. Yin's father was Kang Wei (1940-2013), a film director. Yin has one older brother, Christopher Yin.[1]

In 1983, at 7 years old, Yin and his brother Christopher came to Los Angeles, California.[2] In 1993, Yin graduated from Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, California.


In 1997, Yin earned a Philosophy (Rhetorics) degree from UC Berkeley.[1]


Yin made his film debut in Yonfan's 1998 Bishonen opposite Daniel Wu, one of his close friends and frequent collaborators.[1]

Yin released a solo album in Taiwan in 1999 titled Undecided, which met with limited success.

In 2003 Yin with fellow Hong Kong actor Simon Yam made their Hollywood debut in the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life as the villains Chen Lo and Xien Lo, brothers who are in a fictional Chinese syndicate called the Shay Ling who are opposite of the lead character Lara Croft portrayed by Angelina Jolie. [1]

In 2005, Yin, with Daniel Wu, Conroy Chan, and Andrew Lin formed a boyband experiment named Alive.

In 2012, Yin, made his second Hollywood appearance in the film The Man with the Iron Fists, which had a diverse cast of Hollywood, Hong Kong and Chinese actors. He also appeared in the 2012 Hong Kong film Cold War and voiced the character Dirty Ming in the video game Sleeping Dogs.[1]

Yin is a partner in the online social network Alivenotdead.com[3] with his Alive bandmates and the founders of the movie website Rotten Tomatoes. The site, created to support the movie The Heavenly Kings and Alive, was relaunched in April 2007 as an online community supporting artists worldwide.[4]


Year Title Alternate Role Notes
1981 Daughter and Father 天真有牙
1998 Hot War 幻影特攻 Alien
Bishonen 美少年之戀 K.S
1999 Metade Fumaca 半支煙 Brother Chai
Rave Fever 周末狂熱 Stephen
Gen-X Cops 特警新人類 Tooth
2000 Dial D for Demons 炭燒凶咒 PJ
Skyline Cruisers 神偷次世代 Ah Lung
Lavender 薰衣草 Angel playing violin
Home Sweet Home 千年等一天 Du Quaing
2001 Bullets of Love 不死情謎 Night/Wong Po
Gold Fingers 二五傳說
Martial Angels 絕色神偷 Bone
Mist in Judge 疊影殺機
Final Romance – Tenyakuyûjô 3 願望樹 Mon Yeung
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks 黑俠 II Dr David
Color of Pain 野狼 Dino
Dead or Alive: Final Fong
2003 Colour of the Truth 黑白森林 Cyclops
Boxing Hero 龍虎英雄 Tiger
The Trouble-Makers 一屋兩火 Szeto Ginyi
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life Xien [5]
2004 New Police Story 新警察故事 Fire
2005 Kung Fu Majong 2 雀聖2自摸天后 Johnnie
PTU File – Death Trap PTU女警之偶然陷阱 Yu Fei
Drink-Drank-Drunk 千杯不醉 Wanderer
Police Love Affairs 左輪右妳 Fai
2006 The Heavenly Kings 四大天王  Terence Yin artist; producer
McDull, the Alumni 春田花花同學會 hostage-taker
Rob-B-Hood 寶貝計劃 Max Hung
2007 The Valiant Ones New 新忠烈圖
Fear Factors 恐懼元素 Tin King
2008 Legend of the Fist: Chen Zhen 精武陳真
2009 Look for a Star 遊龍戲鳳 Joseph
Fog Wai
Vengeance 復仇 Chu English dub for the original character portrayed by Lam Ka-Tung
2011 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 單身男女
Life Without Principle 奪命金 宋先生
2012 Strangers 6
Sleeping Dogs 热血无赖 (non-official) "Dirty" Ming/Additional voices Video game
Cold War 寒戰 Man To
The Man with the Iron Fists 鐵拳 (non-official) Governor
2013 Lost for Words 欲言又止 (non-official) Victor
Special ID 特殊身份 Terry
Firestorm 風暴 Goofy
2014 Zombie Fight Club 尸城 Bro Fung
2015 Second Life 第二人生 TV series
Love in Time 還來得及再愛你 TV series
Wild City 謎城
2016 Chinese Wine 國酒 Cheng Yufeng
Cold War 2 寒戰2 Man To
S Storm S風暴 Tang Siu-hung
2017 Love Contractually
Chasing the Dragon
2018 The Adjudicator



  1. ^ a b c d e "Terence Yin 尹子維". chinesemov.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "KANG Wei". hkfilmdirectors.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "AliveNotDead : About Us". alivenotdead.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  4. ^ alivenotdead.com 1 year retrospective
  5. ^ "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life". rottentomatoes.com. July 21, 2003. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Terence Yin at imdb.com

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