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陳觀泰
Chen Kuan-Tai  ♂
Aliases:  Chan Goon-Tai,  Chen Kwan-Tai,  Chan Koon-Tai,  Chan Kuan-Tai,  Chen Kung-Tai,  Chen Guan-Tay,  Chen Guan-Tai,  Chan Kun-Tai
Born: September 24th, 1945





 
Filmography (1969-2017)
 
  Action Director (7 films)
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    Bus Stop (1971)    
    The Chase (1971)    
    The Invincible Iron Palm (1971)    
    Thunderbolt (1973)    
    The Invincible Kung Fu Trio (1978)    
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
  Producer (5 films)
    The Simple-Minded Fellow (1976)    
    The Hero Tattoo with Nine Dragons (1977)    
    Forsaken Cop (1990)    
    Return to Action (1990)    
    Blood Stained Tradewind (1990)    
  Director (7 films)
    The Simple-Minded Fellow (1976)    
    The Iron Monkey (1977)    
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Big Boss of Shanghai (1979)    
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
    Shen Tan Xiao Xiong (1982)    
    Return to Action (1990)    
  Actor (152 films)
    Redress (1969) ... Robber with coloured face
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    Wong Fei-Hung: Bravely Crushing the Fire Formation (1970)    
    The Secret of the Dirk (1970) ... Black Tiger Clan member
    Modern School Life (1970) ... Peter
    Vengeance! (1970) ... Feng's door guard/Hu's bodyguard
    The Chinese Boxer (1970) ... Diao's thug [extra]
    The Comet Strikes (1971) ... Waiter
    The Chase (1971) ... One of three killers
    Bus Stop (1971)    
    Story of Thirty-Six Killers (1971)    
    The Invincible Iron Palm (1971)    
    The Duel (1971) ... Liu Shou Yi's man [extra]
    Sword of Heaven and Hell (1971) ... Hung Tien Piao
    Maria (1971) ... Gang member
    Man of Iron (1972) ... Chow Yun-Wan/Qiu Lian-Huan
    The Bloody Fists (1972) ... Okagawa Takeo
    Boxer from Shantung (1972) ... Ma Yung Chen (Ma Yongzheng)
    The Bloody Fight (1972) ... Japanese, Shen Ta Kuei
    Many Faces of a Diamond (1972)    
    The Two Faces of Love (1972)    
    Impetuous Fire (1972)    
    The Hurricane (1972) ... [Extra]
    Young People (1972) ... Ho Tai
    Huo Tang De Ai Ren (1972)    
    The Water Margin (1972) ... Tattooed Dragon, Shi Jin
    Four Riders (1972) ... Li Wei-Shi
    The Bloody Escape (1973) ... Bandit Gu Hui
    The Iron Bodyguard (1973) ... Big Blade Wang Wu
    Thunderbolt (1973) ... Thug in orange
    The House of 72 Tenants (1973) ... Police contstable [cameo]
    All Men Are Brothers (1973) ... Shi Jin
    The Blood Brothers (1973) ... Huang Chung
    The Savage 5 (1973) ... Ma Dao
    The Tea House (1974) ... Boss Wang Cheng
    Men from the Monastery (1974) ... Hung Sze Kuan (Hung Hsi Kuan)
    Hong Kong 73 (1974) ... Ambulance driver
    Heroes Two (1974) ... Hung Hsi Kuan
    Five Tough Guys (1974) ... Master Wu Wen-Yuan
    The Imposter (1975) ... Captain Lo Gin Yin
    Big Brother Cheng (1975) ... Wang Cheng
    Lover's Destiny (1975) ... Guan Shao-Feng
    The Flying Guillotine (1975) ... Ma Tang
    Temperament of Life (1975)    
    The Spiritual Boxer (1975) ... Yi Wo's spiritual boxer [intro]
    The Big Holdup (1975) ... Ma Rulong
    The Floating Clouds (1975)    
    Challenge of the Masters (1976) ... Lu Ah Tsai
    Seven Man Army (1976) ... Private Jiang Ming Kun
    King Gambler (1976) ... Peng Tian Shi, Card Tyrant
    Big Bad Sis (1976) ... Shing
    Executioners from Shaolin (1977) ... Hong Xi Guan
    The Hero Tattoo with Nine Dragons (1977) ... Ta Lung [title char]
    Layout (1977)    
    The Iron Monkey (1977) ... Iron Monkey
    Crippled Avengers (1978) ... Black Tiger Dao Tian-Du
    To Love Or Not To Love (1978)    
    Tough Guy (1978) ... Cool Head
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Iron Fists (1979) ... Cpt. Chen Tien Ching
    Big Boss of Shanghai (1979) ... Wong Chun Yung
    Invincible Enforcer (1979) ... Min
    Killer Constable (1980) ... Leng Tian-Ying
    Rendezvous with Death (1980) ... Golden Rod Gu Feitian
    The Master (1980) ... Chin Tien Yun
    Deadly Duo (1981)    
    Red Rattlesnake (1981)    
    Notorious Eight (1981) ... Zhou Shiqiang
    The Battle for the Republic of China (1981) ... [Cameo]
    Challenge of the Gamesters (1981) ... Zhang Lie
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
    Ambitious Kung Fu Girl (1981) ... Qin Ge
    Gang Master (1982) ... General Mang Yi Tu
    Rolls, Rolls, I Love You (1982) ... Cui Tung Sing
    Winner Takes All (1982) ... Mr Miyamoto
    Don't Trust a Stranger (1982)    
    Raiders (1982)    
    The Tycoon (1982)    
    Dirty Trick (1982)    
    Shen Tan Xiao Xiong (1982)    
    Human Lanterns (1982) ... Master Tan Fu
    Blood Brothers (1982)    
    New Pilgrims to the West (1982)    
    Seven Knights (1982)    
    Little Flying Dragon (1982)    
    Little Dragon Maiden (1983) ... Guo Jing
    The Black Magic with Buddha (1983) ... Ben
    Mission Thunderbolt (1983) ... [DON'T TRUST... footage]
    A Life of Ninja (1983) ... Chow Han Wei
    The Challenge of the Lady Ninja (1983) ... Lee Tong
    Lost Generation (1983) ... Paul
    I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad! (1984) ... Dad - Master Chen
    Chak Sing (1984)    
    Majestic Thunderbolt (1984) ... [RED RATTLESNAKE footage]
    The 3 Heros (1984)    
    Death Ring (1984)    
    Opium and the Kung-Fu Master (1984) ... Master Rong Feng
    Return of the Bastard Swordsman (1984) ... Mochitsuki Soryu Han
    Long Road to Gallantry (1984) ... Ling Han Feng
    Thunderclap (1984)    
    Butcher (1984)    
    The Shanghai Thirteen (1984) ... Shin
    How to Choose a Royal Bride (1985) ... Tian Di Hui chief
    Dancing Warrior (1985) ... Rich man
    Fortune Hunters (1987) ... Leopard
    Human Senpiment Law (1988)    
    Long Fa Tang (1988)    
    Just Heroes (1989) ... Tai
    The Fortune Code (1990) ... Triad boss gambler
    Sleazy Dizzy (1990) ... Chen Yuan Long
    Angel Mission (1990)    
    Blood Stained Tradewind (1990) ... Arms buyer [cameo]
    Return to Action (1990) ... Chen Yun Chan
    The Sniping (1990)    
    Tri in Triad (1991)    
    The Tigers (1991) ... Hon-Wai
    All Mighty Gambler (1991) ... Tai
    Today's Hero (1991) ... Triad Boss
    Heroin Tunnel (1992)    
    The Trouble Couple (1992)    
    Gambling Soul (1992) ... [Cameo]
    The World of Desire (1992) ... Uncle Won
    Ghost Killer (1992)    
    Bogus Cops (1993) ... Officer Wu
    Shadow Cop (1993) ... Master Tai
    Angel of the Road (1993)    
    How to Meet the Lucky Stars (1996) ... Liu Tin - king of gamblers
    Sheng Goes to Taiwan (1998)    
    The Final Winner (2001) ... Brother Cheng
    Power King (2002) ... Chan Kei
    The Era of Vampires (2002) ... Zombie wrangler
    Fearful 24 Hours (2004) ... Shih Jin Jiang
    Hero Youngster (2004) ... Mr Wei Bai-Hao
    Where Is Mama's Boy? (2005) ... Mad Cow
    Dragon Tiger Gate (2006) ... Ma Kun
    My Wife Can Fight (2006)    
    The Valiant Ones New (2007)    
    Kung Fu Hip-Hop (2008) ... Second Uncle
    Murderer (2009) ... Officer Tai
    14 Blades (2010) ... Fa Huang
    Fire of Conscience (2010) ... Captain Kan
    Gallants (2010) ... Dragon
    White Vengeance (2011) ... Qiu Ran
    No Retreat (2012)    
    Glory Days (2012) ... Brother Tai
    Game of Assassins (2013) ... Assassin
    Conspirators (2013) ... Chai
    Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014) ... Baldy Bai
    The Real Iron Monkey (2014)    
    The Choice (2015)    
    Cherry Returns (2016)    
    Drug Warn (2017)    
  Planning (1 film)
    Sleazy Dizzy (1990)    
  Writer (1 film)
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
  Executive Producer (1 film)
    The Crazy Instructor (1974)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Born in Guangdong (China), Chen Kuan-tai was one of Shaw Brothers' first real, solidly trained martial arts stars that could in essence be considered a master of martial arts by his peers. He landed bit roles as a martial artist in his first films The Boxer From Shantung with Shaw Brothers in 1972.
Chen branched out as an actor with his tender roles in The Tea House and its sequel Big Brother Cheng both directed by Kuei Chin-hung. The gave Chen the "legitimate actor" status.
After starring in the box office sucesses Challenge Of The Masters and Executioners From Shaolin, both helmed by the legendary martial arts director Liu Chia-liang. Chen left Shaw Brothers. Chen returned to the Shaw's screen with Crippled Avengers in 1978.
Starring in over 80 films, he's still going strong and only makes occasional public appearances nowadays.

- Celestial Pictures release of Five Tough Guys

Also in Tai Pan (1986)