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Deng Chao

Deng Hanzhi, Deng Hanyi

Sun Li (m. 2010)

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Television actor

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Deng Chao (simplified Chinese: 邓超; traditional Chinese: 鄧超; born 8 February 1979 in Nanchang, Jiangxi) is a Chinese actor, comedian, director and singer. He is a cast member of the popular variety program, Keep Running. His recent films, The Breakup Guru (2014), The Mermaid (2016) and Duckweed (2017) are among the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time in China.


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During his third year of study at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, Deng achieved recognition from his performance in stage plays Cui Hua, Serve Suancai and Please. After graduation, he started filming dramas. He rose to fame with the 2003 historical television series The Young Emperor and further achieved recognition in director Gao Xixi's military drama romance Happiness as Flowers, which marked his image transformation.

2008–2010: Increasing recognition

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Due to his rising popularity, Deng scored a role in Feng Xiaogang's war film Assembly. The film was well received by the audience and won critical acclaim. Deng won the Best Supporting Actor at the Hundred Flowers Awards, successfully making his crossover to the big screen. The same year, he co-starred in Cao Baoping's romantic thriller The Equation of Love and Death and was awarded the Society award at the Golden Phoenix Awards for his performance.

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In 2010, he starred in Tsui Hark's action-mystery film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, playing an albino detective named Peng Dong Lai. He earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Deng next starred in fantasy film Mural (2011), directed by Gordon Chan and adapted from the renowned ghost novel "Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio". In 2012, he signed on to play Cold Blood in The Four trilogy, based on Woon Swee Oan's novel series Si Da Ming Bu (The Four Great Constables).

2013–2015: Directorial works and Keep Running

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Deng starred as one of the three male leads in Peter Chan's 2013 film American Dreams in China, about three young men from poor backgrounds who achieved success by establishing a reputable English teaching school. The film was a commercial success and earned positive reviews. Taipei Times call the movie a "a well-executed work of entertainment that preaches about China’s growing power" and praised Deng for "delivering a focused performance as an idealist with a defeated ego".

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Deng made his directorial debut with The Breakup Guru (2014), a romantic comedy starring himself and Yang Mi. Though it faced stiff competition from Hollywood blockbusters, the film grossed 180 million yuan in its opening week and received positive reviews. The same year, he joined Running Man China, a remake of the South Korean variety program Keep Running. Keep Running enjoyed explosive popularity in China and propelled Deng into a household name. That year, Deng was chosen as the Most Valuable Chinese Actor.

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Deng then starred in crime film The Dead End directed by acclaimed director Cao Baoping, and was praised by critics for "breathing life into the role with riveting performances", as well as his chemistry with co-star Duan Yihong. He shared the Best Actor award with co-stars Duan and Guo Tao at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival. Deng teamed up again with Yu Baimei for the comedy film Devil and Angel, following the success of The Breakup Guru. However, unlike its predecessor, the film was voted the Most Disappointing Film of 2015 and received criticism for its poor approach to comedy.

2016–present: Success on the big screen

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In 2016, Deng starred in renowned director Stephen Chow's film The Mermaid. He plays a playboy businessman who falls in love with a mermaid that had been sent to assassinate him. The Mermaid is currently the highest grossing Chinese film of all time. Deng next starred in romance film I Belonged to You, based on a novel of the same name about a romance between two disc jockeys. The film broke box office sales record for mainland-produced romance films.

Due to his success on the big screen, CBN Weekly named him the 3rd most commercially valuable celebrity in China; and the most lucrative actor on China's big screen.

In 2017, Deng starred in Han Han's comedy film Duckweed, playing a rebellious car racer who thinks that his parents misunderstood him. The sleeper hit gained commercial and critical success. He next starred in the suspense crime film, The Liquidator, based on the bestselling crime novel series Evil Minds: City Light and directed by acclaimed TV director Xu Jizhou.

Deng has been cast in Zhang Yimou's upcoming film, Shadow as the male lead.

Other activities

In 2016, Deng and long-time partner Yu Baimei (who co-directed The Breakup Guru and Devil and Angel) set up their own theater, the Super Theater.

Personal life

Deng is married to actress Sun Li since 2010. They have two children, a son named Deng Han Zhi and a daughter named Deng Han Yi.


The Sand Murmurs (pre-production)
Ping Pong: The Triumph as
Dai Minjia
Stay with Me as
Officer of police station
Ni shi wo de yi shu guang as
Sun Yutong
The Sacrifice as
Gao Fulai
My People, My Homeland as
Qiao Shulin (Adult)
Midnight Diner as
Looking Up as
Ma Haowen
Shadow as
Jing / Commander
The Liquidator as
Fang Mu
Fu he da shi (TV Series) as
Mei Yuan-Gui
Duckweed as
Xu Tailang
Some Like It Hot as
Wang Kun (as Cameo appearance)
I Belonged to You as
Chen Mo
The Mermaid as
Liu Xuan
Devil and Angel as
Mo Feili
The Hundred Regiments Offensive as
Zhang Zizhong
Jian Bing Man as
Deng Chao
The Dead End as
Xin Xiaofeng
The Four 3 as
Leng Lingqi (Cold blood)
The Breakup Guru as
YuanGui Mei
The Four 2 as
Leng Lingqi (Coldblood) (as Deng Chao)
American Dreams in China as
Meng Xiaojun
The Four as
Leng Lingqi (Coldblood) (as Deng Chao)
Mural as
Zhu Xiaolian
Perfect Baby as
Leo Ma
Beginning of the Great Revival as
Chen Yi
Ni shi wo xiong di (TV Series)
Lao fuzi zhi Xiao shui hu chuanqi as
Old Master Q (voice)
Detective Dee: The Mystery of the Phantom Flame as
Pei Donglai
Just Another Pandora's Box
The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (TV Series) as
Zhang Wuji (2009)
The Founding of a Republic as
Xu Beihong
Fit Lover as
Yuan Jia
The Equation of Love and Death as
Fang Wen / Ma Bing
Tian mi mi (TV Series)
Assembly as
Zhao Erdou
The Young Detective (TV Series)
- Chong chu jiang hu (2006)
Nv ren bu ku (TV Series) as
Zhao Jian
Happiness as Flowers (TV Series) as
Bai Yang (2005)
Shao Nian Tian Zi (TV Series)
Ping Pong: The Triumph
My People, My Homeland (Segment "The Way Back to Hometown")
Looking Up
Devil and Angel
The Breakup Guru
Sound Department
Devil and Angel (dubbing artist)
The Mermaid (performer: "Invincible")
Devil and Angel (presented by)
Mid-Autumn Festival Concert in the Greater Bay Area (Video) as
Self - Anchor
Chuang 2021 (TV Series) as
Self - Mentor
Let's Work Together (TV Series) as
- Episode #1.2 (2020) - Self
- Episode #1.1 (2020) - Self
- Epilogue (2020) - Self
Running Man (TV Series) as
- Pao Nan Tuan vs Jie Mu Zu (2018) - Self
- Nian Zhong Ge You Hui Te Ji (2018) - Self
- Jia Zu Bi Ye Tiao Zhan (2018) - Self
- Lao You Fu Li Te Ji (2018) - Self
- Qu Wei Zu Qiu Sai Dui Jue (2018) - Self
- 10 vs 100 Bai Ren Bai Qi Sai (2018) - Self
- 'Ben Pao Xia' Zheng Duo Zhan (2018) - Self
- Xue Ba Long Zhou Sai Pt.2 (2018) - Self
- Xue Ba Long Zhou Sai Pt.1 (2018) - Self
- Bing Xue Qu Wei Yun Dong Hui (2018) - Self
- Xie Hou Huang Jia Lie Che (2018) - Self
- Vienna Feng Yun (2018) - Self
- Zhong Ji Zhi Zhan: Mo Fa Shi Jie 'Hua Zhong Ren' (2017) - Self
- Zhong Jie You Yi Sai (2017) - Self
- Jing Tou Zheng Duo Zhan (2017) - Self
- 'Cheng Shi Zhi Guang' Shou Wei Zhan (2017) - Self
- Shuang Nv MC Dui Kang Sai (2017) - Self
- Jia Zu Fu Xing Zhi Zhan 2: Guo Bao Mi Shi (2017) - Self
- Lv You Da Jiang Zheng Dou Zhan (2017) - Self
- Bao Wei Huang He (2017) - Self
- Dali Lv Xing Ji (2017) - Self
- Nan Nv Dui Kang Sai (2017) - Self
- Guan Zhong De Jue Ding (2017) - Self
- Xiao Cheng Da Shi (2017) - Self
- Zui Qiang Zhe Yong Shi Zhi Zhan (2016) - Self
- Tao Li R Xing Qiu (2016) - Self
- Yang Yu Lang De Gu Shi (2016) - Self
- Jin Bang Ti Ming (2016) - Self
- Hangzhou Museum (2016) - Self
- Hu Lu Xiong Di (2016) - Self
- Xun Zhao Kong Que Gong Zhu (2016) - Self
- Ye Ying Da Zuo Zhan (2016) - Self
- Wo De Xue Sheng Shi Dai (2016) - Self
- FBR Te Gong (2016) - Self
- The Princess of the World (2016) - Self
- Lan Ya Bang (2016) - Self
- Re Xin Guan Zhong Tong Le Hui (2016) - Self
- Zui Qiang Zhe Zheng Ba Zhan (2016) - Self
- Australia Zhi Xing Zheng Duo Sai (2016) - Self
- Dui Jue Zhi Zuo Zu (2016) - Self
- Shui Dong Le Wo De Bao Zang (2015) - Self
- Hei Bai Tian Shi Zhi Zhan (2015) - Self
- Jia Zu Fu Xing Zhi Zhan Pt.2 (2015) - Self
- Jia Zu Fu Xing Zhi Zhan Pt.1 (2015) - Self
- Pao Nan Xi'an Mei Shi Bang (2015) - Self
- Li Mo Li Ya Zhi Zhan (2015) - Self
- Ou Xiang Tian Tuan Dan Sheng Ji (2015) - Self
- Ba Ling Nian Dai Pao Nan Di Da Gun (2015) - Self
- Zheng jiu Mu Dan (2015) - Self
- Kuai Le Jia Qi, E Meng Jia Qi Pt.2 (2015) - Self
- Kuai Le Jia Qi, E Meng Jia Qi Pt.1 (2015) - Self
- Gu Zhen Qi Yu Ji (2015) - Self
- Ye Man Nv You Te Ji (2015) - Self
- Xin li da zuo zhan (2015) - Self
- Er tong jie te ji (2015) - Self
- Yin yue te ji (2015) - Self
- Dong Chang Da Zhan Jin Yi Wei (2015) - Self
- Da Shu Jue Zhan Hua Mei Nan (2015) - Self
- R Shen Zhi Zhan (2015) - Self
- Chao Ti Yuan Su Bao Wei Zhan (2015) - Self
- Nü Shen Bao Wei Zhan (2015) - Self
- 2015 Mei Li Sheng Dian (2015) - Self
- Chao Neng Li Dian Feng Zhi Zhan (2015) - Self
- Mi Mi He Huo Ren (2015) - Self
- Xun Zhao Shen Mi Ren (2015) - Self
- Xin Nian Yun Dong Hui (2014) - Self
- San Xiao Zheng Ba Sai (2014) - Self
- Chu Han Zhi Zheng (2014) - Self
- Da Mo Gong Zhu Zheng Duo Zhan (2014) - Self
- Dunhuang Da Jie An (2014) - Self
- Chuan Yue Shi Ji De Ai Lian (2014) - Self
- Tao Li Xiushan Dao (2014) - Self
- Ren Zai Jiong Tu Zhi Han Jiong Pt.3 (2014) - Self
- Ren Zai Jiong Tu Zhi Han Jiong Pt.2 (2014) - Self
- Ren Zai Jiong Tu Zhi Han Jiong Pt.1 (2014) - Self
- Xun Zhao Qian Shi Qing Lv (2014) - Self
- Bai She Chuan Shuo (2014) - Self
Ace vs Ace (TV Series) as
- Running Man VS Challenger's Alliance (2016) - Self
Running Man (TV Special)(as Deng Chao)
Da Pai Jia Dao (Bigshot) (TV Series) as
Archive Footage
Tales of Chinese Filmmakers (TV Mini Series documentary) as
- Zhao Nan: Sheng Yin Mo Fa Shi (2020) - Self


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