|Chinese name 湯鎮業 (traditional)|
Role Television Actor
Name Kent Tong
|Chinese name 汤镇业 (simplified)|
Partner Barbara Yung
|Born 29 September 1958 (age 62)Hong Kong (1958-09-29) |
Occupation Former actorCurrent member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
Spouse Wen Jing (m. 2008), Kun Jiang (m. 1993–2001)
Children Tong Lok-yan, Tong Lok-yee, Bruce Tong, Chris Tong, Tong Hoi-Ka
Nominations Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies and TV shows Brothers, Palace, The Tigers, Hero – Beyond the Boundary, Demi‑Gods and Semi‑Devils
Similar People Barbara Yung, Wayne Lai, Anthony Wong Chau Sang, Michael Miu, Eddie Kwan
Associated acts Five Tiger Generals
Popular Videos - Kent Tong & TV Shows
Kent Tong Chun-yip also known as Ken Tong, Kenneth Tong (Traditional - 湯鎮業 Simplified - 汤镇业）was born on 29 September 1958 in Hong Kong. He was a popular Television Broadcast TVB actor during the 1980s in Hong Kong, named as "Prince" among Five Tiger Generals of TVB.
- Popular Videos Kent Tong TV Shows
- Kent Tong Jamie Chik in a kiss scence Thang Trn Nghip hn Thch M Trn
- Early life
Kent Tong & Jamie Chik in a kiss scence (Thang Trấn Nghiệp hôn Thích Mỹ Trân)
Kent Tong was born and grew up in a poor family in Hong Kong. His father was a fisherman who always caught seadfood to keep his family. All 12 members of his family lived in a small-sized room with only 30m2. After graduated high school, he worked on a salary of around 500 Hong Kong dollars per month.
In 1979 Kent Tong received actor training from the TVB Artist Training Class, and proceeded to act for TVB. Although he has appeared in over a dozen movies, he is mostly known for his work in TVB television series, such as Duen Yu in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (1982) and Yin Ching in The Unyielding Master Lim(1986) . Tong often undertook roles as princes and villains in TVB dramas. During the 1980s, Kent Tong, along with Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Andy Lau, Michael Miu and Felix Wong became the Five Tiger Generals of TVB. They were widely considered the most popular male actors of TVB at the time. Everyone called him a nickname "Prince" - the most handsome man in the group.
In 1985, Tong was blamed by the public for the suicide of his girlfriend, actress Barbara Yung, suffering a nervous breakdown as a result. At the end of 1985, he left TVB to avoid more negativity.
From between 1990s and now, he and his older brother, actor Michael Tong, have been switched to have food business and shoot films in China.Tong is appointed as a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference representing Guangdong Province since December 2007.
In 2015, he had a comeback TVB after 30 years with a big success of the blockbuster Lord of Shanghai. Besides, he was nominated as Best actor in the year.