|Chinese name 張耀揚|
Chinese name 張耀揚 (traditional)
Name Roy Cheung
|Chinese name 张耀扬 (simplified)|
Birth name Cheung Yiu Yeung
Height 1.80 m
Born July 20, 1964 (age 51)Hong Kong (1964-07-20)
Nominations Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies Prison on Fire, Young and Dangerous 3, The Mission, Young and Dangerous 4, City on Fire
Similar People Ringo Lam, Andrew Lau, Johnnie To, Wong Jing, Manfred Wong
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Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung (Chinese: 張耀揚; pinyin: Zhāng Yàoyáng; born 20 July 1964 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong-based actor, best known on-screen for his roles as Triad gangsters in a number of films.
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- Early life and career
- Present day
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Early life and career
As a child, Cheung idolized kung-fu legend Bruce Lee but never seriously considered a career in acting.
Starting out as a model, Cheung turned to acting when director Yeung Fan cast him in his 1986 film Lost Romance and the first of his many roles portraying a villain followed in the acclaimed director Ringo Lam's 1987 City on Fire.
In 1996, Cheung appeared in the 3rd, 4th and 6th installments of the Young and Dangerous series. Roles that heralded the beginning of a long working relationship with director/cinematographer Andrew Lau.
Recently, Cheung has appeared in a number of Andrew Lau's films, most notably in the second installment of the internationally acclaimed Infernal Affairs trilogy, and in the 1998 The Storm Riders, in which Cheung broke free of his standard villainous self altogether and portrayed a Shaolin monk.