|Chinese name 王剛 (traditional)|
Years active 1990s-present
TV shows Moment in Peking
Occupation Actor, host
Spouse Zheng Yan Dong (m. 2006)
Chinese name 王刚 (simplified)
Name Wang Gang
|Children Son, name unknown (b. 2008)|
Movies Kung Fu Dunk, Men Behind the Sun, Swordsmen in Double Flag Town, You Deserve To Be Single, Baober in Love
Similar People Chu Yen‑ping, Mou Tun‑fei, William Chang, He Ping, Li Shaohong
Wang Gang (born December 22, 1948) is a Chinese actor and host. He is best known for his role as Heshen, a corrupt Qing Dynasty official favoured by the Qianlong Emperor, in many television series. He first came to prominence in 1986 for hosting the CCTV New Year's Gala. Wang has also hosted the CCTV programme Friends since 2000. He won a Golden Eagle Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 for his performance in Liu the Hunchback Chancellor (宰相刘罗锅). He also hosts Liaoning TV's talk show Wang Gang Telling Stories (王刚讲故事).
On 8 November 2006, Wang married a woman he met on the internet in 2005 and has been chatting with since then. In August 2008, when Wang was around 60 years old, his wife gave birth to their son.