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Chen Kuan-Tai
Chan Goon-Tai,  Chen Kwan-Tai,  Chan Koon-Tai,  Chan Kuan-Tai,  Chen Kung-Tai,  Chen Guan-Tay,  Chen Guan-Tai,  Chan Kun-Tai,  Ah Tai
Born: September 24th, 1945 (China)





 
Filmography (1969-2018)
 
  Actor (162 films)
    Have Sword, Will Travel (1969) ... Guard [extra]
    Two Sisters Who Steal (1969) ... Thug [extra]
    Redress (1969) ... Robber with coloured face
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    The Chinese Boxer (1970) ... Diao's thug [extra]
    The Secret of the Dirk (1970) ... Black Tiger Clan member
    Modern School Life (1970) ... Peter
    Vengeance! (1970) ... Feng's door guard/Hu's bodyguard
    Wong Fei-Hung: Bravely Crushing the Fire Formation (1970)    
    The Chase (1971) ... One of three killers
    Betrayer (1971) ... Hung Tien Piao
    Bus Stop (1971) ... Gang member
    Story of Thirty-Six Killers (1971) ... Jiao Meng
    The Invincible Iron Palm (1971)    
    The Comet Strikes (1971) ... Waiter [extra]
    The Duel (1971) ... Liu Shou Yi's man [extra]
    Maria (1971) ... Gang member
    Impetuous Fire (1972) ... Shi Di-Fen
    The Water Margin (1972) ... Tattooed Dragon, Shi Jin
    Huo Tang De Ai Ren (1972)    
    Man of Iron (1972) ... Chow Yun-Wan/Qiu Lian-Huan
    The Hurricane (1972) ... [Extra]
    The Bloody Fists (1972) ... Okagawa Takeo
    Boxer from Shantung (1972) ... Ma Yung Chen (Ma Yongzheng)
    Four Riders (1972) ... Li Wei-Shi
    The Bloody Fight (1972) ... Japanese Shen Ta Kuei
    Young People (1972) ... Ho Tai
    Many Faces of a Diamond (1972)    
    The Two Faces of Love (1972)    
    The 14 Amazons (1972) ... Soldier [extra]
    The Savage 5 (1973) ... Ma Dao
    Thunderbolt (1973) ... Thug in orange
    Iron Bodyguard (1973) ... Big Blade Wang Wu
    All Men Are Brothers (1973) ... Shi Jin
    The Blood Brothers (1973) ... Huang Chung
    The House of 72 Tenants (1973) ... Police contstable [cameo]
    The Bloody Escape (1973) ... Bandit Gu Hui
    The Tea House (1974) ... Boss Wang Cheng
    Men from the Monastery (1974) ... Hung Sze Kuan (Hung Hsi Kuan)
    Heroes Two (1974) ... Hung Hsi Kuan
    Hong Kong 73 (1974) ... Ambulance driver
    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
    The Floating Clouds (1975)    
    The Spiritual Boxer (1975) ... Yi Wo's spiritual boxer in intro
    Temperament of Life (1975)    
    The Big Holdup (1975) ... Ma Rulong
    Big Bad Sis (1976) ... Shing
    King Gambler (1976) ... Peng Tian Shi, Card Tyrant
    Seven Man Army (1976) ... Private Jiang Ming Kun
    Challenge of the Masters (1976) ... Lu Ah Tsai
    The Iron Monkey (1977) ... Iron Monkey
    Executioners from Shaolin (1977) ... Hong Xi Guan
    Layout (1977)    
    The Hero Tattoo with Nine Dragons (1977) ... Ta Lung [title char]
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Flying Guillotine, Part II (1978) ... Ma Teng [deleted]
    Crippled Avengers (1978) ... Black Tiger Dao Tian-Du
    Tough Guy (1978) ... Cool Head
    Invincible Enforcer (1979) ... Min
    Big Boss of Shanghai (1979) ... Wong Chun Yung
    Iron Fists (1979) ... Cpt. Chen Tien Ching
    The Master (1980) ... Chin Tien Yun
    Killer Constable (1980) ... Leng Tian-Ying
    Rendezvous with Death (1980) ... Golden Rod Gu Feitian
    Deadly Duo (1981)    
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
    The Battle for the Republic of China (1981) ... [Cameo]
    Challenge of the Gamesters (1981) ... Zhang Lie
    Red Rattlesnake (1981)    
    Ambitious Kung Fu Girl (1981) ... Qin Ge
    Notorious Eight (1981) ... Zhou Shiqiang
    Seven Knights (1982)    
    Blood Brothers (1982)    
    Human Lanterns (1982) ... Master Tan Fu
    Gang Master (1982) ... General Mang Yi Tu
    Rolls, Rolls, I Love You (1982) ... Cui Tung Sing
    Winner Takes All (1982) ... Mr Miyamoto
    Dirty Trick (1982)    
    Who Is the Killer? (1982)    
    Little Flying Dragon (1982)    
    Don't Love Any Stranger (1982)    
    New Pilgrims to the West (1982)    
    Raiders (1982)    
    The Tycoon (1982)    
    The Black Magic with Buddha (1983) ... Chin Ben
    A Life of Ninja (1983) ... Chow Han Wei
    Mission Thunderbolt (1983) ... [Footage from DON'T LOVE ANY STRANGER]
    The Challenge of the Lady Ninja (1983) ... Lee Tong
    The Lost Generation (1983) ... Paul
    Little Dragon Maiden (1983) ... Guo Jing
    Return of the Bastard Swordsman (1984) ... Mochitsuki Soryu Han
    The Shanghai Thirteen (1984) ... Shin
    The 3 Heros (1984)    
    Chak Sing (1984)    
    Death Ring (1984)    
    Opium and the Kung-Fu Master (1984) ... Master Rong Feng
    Long Road to Gallantry (1984) ... Ling Han Feng
    Majestic Thunderbolt (1984) ... [RED RATTLESNAKE footage]
    Thunderclap (1984)    
    Butcher (1984)    
    I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad! (1984) ... Father - Master Chen
    The Dancing Warrior (1985) ... Rich man
    How to Choose a Royal Bride (1985) ... Tian Di Hui chief
    Fortune Hunters (1987) ... Leopard
    Human Sentiment Law (1988)    
    Long Fa Tang (1988)    
    Return to Action (1989) ... Chen Yun Chan
    The Sniping (1989)    
    Angel Mission (1989)    
    Just Heroes (1989) ... Tai
    Blood Stained Tradewind (1990) ... Arms buyer [cameo]
    The Fortune Code (1990) ... Triad boss gambler
    Sleazy Dizzy (1990) ... Chen Yuan Long
    Today's Hero (1991) ... Triad Boss
    All Mighty Gambler (1991) ... Tai
    Tri in Triad (1991)    
    The Tigers (1991) ... Hon-Wai
    Gambling Soul (1992) ... Policeman [cameo]
    Ghost Killer (1992)    
    The Trouble Couple (1992)    
    Heroin Tunnel (1992)    
    The World of Desire (1992) ... Uncle Won
    Angel of the Road (1993)    
    Shadow Cop (1993) ... Master Tai
    Bogus Cops (1993) ... Officer Wu
    How to Meet the Lucky Stars (1996) ... Liu Tin - king of gamblers
    The Rebellious Husband (1998)    
    The Final Winner (2001) ... Brother Cheng
    Power King (2002) ... Chan Kei
    The Era of Vampires (2002) ... Zombie wrangler
    Hero Youngster (2004) ... Mr Wei Bai-Hao
    Fearful 24 Hours (2004) ... Shih Jin Jiang
    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
    Fire of Conscience (2010) ... Captain Kan
    Gallants (2010) ... Dragon
    14 Blades (2010) ... Fa Huang
    White Vengeance (2011) ... Qiu Ran
    Glory Days (2012) ... Brother Tai
    No Retreat (2012)    
    The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) ... Golden Lion
    Game of Assassins (2013) ... Assassin
    Conspirators (2013) ... Chai
    The Real Iron Monkey (2014)    
    Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014) ... Baldy Bai
    The Choice (2015)    
    The Master (2015) ... Dojo head
    Muay Thai Girls (2016)    
    Cherry Returns (2016)    
    Xin Gui Da Gui (2016)    
    Dealer/Healer (2017) ... Machete
    Keyboard Warriors (2018) ... Ching-Kit's father
    Iceman: The Time Traveler (2018) ... Eunuch
    Shed Skin Papa (2018) ... Brother Tai
  Director (7 films)
    The Simple-Minded Fellow (1976)    
    The Iron Monkey (1977)    
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Big Boss of Shanghai (1979)    
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
    Who Is the Killer? (1982)    
    Return to Action (1989)    
  Writer (2 films)
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
  Producer (6 films)
    The Crazy Instructor (1974)    
    Go a Little Crazy (1977)    
    The Hero Tattoo with Nine Dragons (1977)    
    Return to Action (1989)    
    Forsaken Cop (1990)    
    Blood Stained Tradewind (1990)    
  Martial Arts Director (7 films)
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    The Invincible Iron Palm (1971)    
    The Chase (1971)    
    Bus Stop (1971)    
    Thunderbolt (1973)    
    The Invincible Kung Fu Trio (1977)    
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
  Presenter (1 film)
    The Simple-Minded Fellow (1976)    
  Executive Producer (1 film)
    The Crazy Instructor (1974)    
  Planning (2 films)
    Sleazy Dizzy (1990)    
    XanDa (2004)    
 
 
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)