Tung Lin, originally named Tung Guo-Zao and from Beijing, is a character actor from Taiwan. He made his distinctive presence felt in numerous roles (often villainous) in Taiwanese and Hong Kong films of the late 1960's and 1970's. A soldier who began his stage career as member of an army theatrical troupe, Tung left the military in 1966 and entered the movies, acting in such notable Taiwanese motion pictures as "Lady in the Tower". From 1972-1976 he was constant presence in Shaw Brothers movies, appearing in as many as five films a year. His works included "The Water Margin", "Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan", "Payment in Blood" and "Kidnap". After leaving Shaw Brothers, Tung had a close working relationship with Hu King-Chuan [King Hu], not only performing in "Raining in the Mountain" and "Legend of the Mountain", but also serving as assistant director on the latter.
From the Celestial DVD release of "The Young Avenger".