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Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong

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There are so many famous TV actors from Hong Kong, but luckily this list makes it easy to find your favorites by putting Hong Kong actors and actresses all in one easy to navigate place. Hong Kong has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, and more. Many have even transitioned to Hollywood success as well. Television couldn't contain all the talent on this list, and so many of these Hong Kong actors also appear in other media as well.

These are some of the funniest and most talented Hong Kong TV stars in the history of the small screen, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Hong Kong, this list should contain many of your acting idols. The List contains TV actors like Lo Hoi-pang and Vincent Wong.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Hong Kong TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Hong Kong?" If, however, you have any more questions, you can click on the names of these TV stars of Hong Kong to see more.
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Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Jackie Chan Adventures

Birthplace: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Nationality: Hong Kong

Chan Kong-sang (born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Konger martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known for his acrobatic ...more

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Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Duke of Mount Deer, The Return of the Condor Heroes, The Yang's Saga

Birthplace: Hong Kong, Tai Po

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Andy Lau Tak-wah (traditional Chinese: 劉德華; simplified Chinese: 刘德华, born 27 September 1961), is a Hong Kong actor, singer, lyricist and film producer. He has been one of Hong Kong's most ...more
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Charmaine Sheh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
War And Beauty, The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain, Can't Buy Me Love

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Charmaine Sheh Sze-man (born 28 May 1975) is a Hong Kong actress best known for acting in many television series produced by TVB since 1998. She left TVB in 2011 and is now managed by her own ...more
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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Batman, Here Come the Brides, Ironside

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

Nationality: Hong Kong, United States of America

Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts ...more

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Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Yang's Saga, The Bund, The Smiling

Birthplace: Hong Kong, Lamma Island

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Chow Yun-fat SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the action heroic bloodshed-genre films ...more

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Maggie Shiu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Healing Hands, C.I.B. Files, Wong Fei Hung Series

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Maggie Shiu Mei-kei, sometimes credited as Maggie Siu or Maggie Shaw, is a prominent Hong Kong actress.
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Anthony Wong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Eight Heroes, The Academy, Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom

Anthony Wong Chau-sang (born Anthony William Perry; 2 September 1961), known professionally as Anthony Wong, is a Hong Kong actor who is perhaps best known in the West for his roles in the 1992 ...more
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Simon Yam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
My Date with a Vampire II, The Legend of the Book and the Sword, The Return of the Condor Heroes

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Simon Yam Tat-wah (Chinese: 任達華; born 19 March 1955) is a Hong Kong actor and film producer. He received international acclaim for his performances in international film festival and box office ...more
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Roger Kwok is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Last One Standing, D.I.E., Deadly Secret

Birthplace: Cheung Chau, Hong Kong

Nationality: Hong Kong

Roger Kwok Chun-on is Hong Kong television actor who works on the TV station TVB. Kwok was born in Hong Kong and his native family roots are in Zhongshan, Guangdong. Kwok used to be a singer ...more
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Raymond Lam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
A Step into the Past, The Master of Tai Chi, The Four

Birthplace: Xiamen, China

Nationality: China, United States of America

Raymond Lam (Chinese: 林峯; pinyin: Làm Fūng; born 8 December 1979) is a Hong Kong actor and singer who has acted roles in the television dramas A Step into the Past, Moonlight Resonance, ...more
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Francis Ng is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Academy, Triumph in the Skies II, The Return of the Condor Heroes

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Hong Kong

Francis Ng Chun-yu (born 21 December 1961) is a Hong Kong actor and director. He is known for his roles in the TVB series Triumph in the Skies and in films such as Young and Dangerous, Once Upon ...more
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Daniel Wu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Getaway

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA

Nationality: Hong Kong, United States of America

Daniel Wu Yan-Zu (Chinese: 吳彥祖; pinyin: Wú Yànzǔ; born September 30, 1974) is an American-Hong Kong actor, director and producer who stars in the AMC martial arts drama series Into ...more

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Kenix Kwok is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Born Rich, Ten Brothers, At the Threshold of an Era

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Hong Kong

Kenix Kwok Ho-ying (born 27 November 1969) is a Hong Kong actress with family roots in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China. Along with Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Ada Choi, Flora Chan and Jessica Hsuan, Kenix ...more
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Ruco Chan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Grace Under Fire, A Great Way to Care, Ghost Writer

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Hong Kong

Ruco Chan Chin-pang (Chinese: 陳展鵬; born 14 January 1977) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. He made his acting debut when he was seventeen years old, appearing in an episode of the TVB television ...more
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Raymond Wong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Grace Under Fire, A Great Way to Care, The Other Truth

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Raymond Wong may refer to: Raymond Wong (civil servant) (born 1958), current Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower of Hong Kong Raymond Wong Ho-yin (born 1975), Hong Kong actor Raymond ...more
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Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Fist of Fury, The Kung Fu Master, Fei Fu Kwan Ying

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong, United States of America

Donnie Yen Ji-dan (Chinese: 甄子丹; born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman and multiple-time world wushu tournament ...more

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Athena Chu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Duke of Mount Deer, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Hong Kong

Athena Chu (Chinese:朱茵, born 25 October 1971) is a Hong Kong actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Zixia Fairy in A Chinese Odyssey (1995).
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Nancy Wu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Three Delivery, Ten Brothers, D.I.E.

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Nancy Wu (Chinese: 胡定欣) (born 9 September 1981) is a Hong Kong actress contracted to TVB.She had received TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress two times in a row in TVB Anniversary Awards and ...more
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Yuen Biao is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Academy, Real Kung Fu, Wing Chun

Birthplace: Hong Kong, Castle Peak Road

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Yuen Biao (born 26 July 1957) is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He specialises in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts and has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action ...more
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Lai Lok-yi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Green Grass of Home, Ten Brothers, The Other Truth

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Lai Lok-yi (born 15 June 1980) is an actor from TVB, Hong Kong. His real name is Lai Yat Sing and his English name is Chris Lai, better known by his stage name Lai Lok-yi. He is favorited by his ...more
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Evergreen Mak Cheung-chi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The 'W' Files, A Step into the Past, The Life and Times of a Sentinel

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China, Shunde District

Nationality: Hong Kong

Evergreen Mak Cheung-ching (Chinese: 麥長青, born 18 December 1967), better known as Makbau (麥包), is a Hong Kong TVB actor. He is lauded and best known for his villainous portrayal of the main ...more
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Nicholas Tse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
Wing Chun, The Proud Twins, The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Nicholas Tse Ting-fung (Chinese: 謝霆鋒; born 29 August 1980) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and chef. A multi talented celebrity, he became a TV chef and ...more
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Adam Cheng is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Legend of the Book and the Sword, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, The Book and the Sword

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Hong Kong

Adam Cheng Siu-chow (born 24 February 1947) is a Hong Kong TVB actor and Cantopop singer.
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Jessica Hsuan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
A Step into the Past, Tiger Cubs, Secret of the Heart

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Hong Kong

Jessica Hester Hsuan (Chinese: 宣萱; pinyin: Xuān Xuān; [IPA: syn hyn]; born 18 August 1970), also known as Suen Huen, is a Hong Kong actress.
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Niki Chow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hong Kong
The Book and the Sword, Bottled Passion, The King of Snooker

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Niki Chow (周勵淇, previously 周麗淇; born August 30, 1979) is a Hong Kong actress and singer.