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Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.
Background info
Chinese name 洪金寶 (traditional)
Chinese name 洪金宝 (simplified)
Pinyin Hóng Jīnbǎo (Mandarin)
Jyutping Hung4 Gam1-bou2 (Cantonese)
Birthday/Birthplace (1952-01-07) 7 January 1952
British Hong Kong
Other names Yuen Lung (元龍) / Chu Yuen Lung (朱元龍), Dai Goh Dai (大哥大; Big, Big Brother)
Profession(s) Actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, screenwriter, film presenter
Active Years 1961–present
Wife/Husband Jo Eun-ok (1973–1994)
Joyce Godenzi (1995–present)
Kid(s) Timmy Hung Tin Ming
Jimmy Hung Tin Cheung
Sammy Hung Tin Chiu
Stephanie Hung Chao Yu
Family Chin Tsi-Ang (grandmother), Hung Chung-Ho (grandfather)
Ancestry Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
[show] Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Actor
1983 Carry On Pickpocket
1989 Painted Faces
Best Action Choreography
1983 The Prodigal Son
2009 Ip Man
2011 Ip Man 2
Golden Horse Awards
Best Action Choreography
2009 Ip Man
2010 Ip Man 2
Other awards
Asia-Pacific Film Festival
Best Actor
1988 Painted Faces

Sammo_Hung’s Biography

Sammo started his boy training at the Beijing Opera School of the “Seven Little Fortunes” of the teacher Yu Jim Yuen under the stage name of Yuen Chu along with other children like Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Yuen Kwai (Corey Yuen) and Yuen Lu (Jackie Chan). Among the children, a strong friendship was established that would last for many years.

Soon they began to work in small roles in the cinema. Sammo officially debuted in the middle at the age of 9 in the film Education of Love (1961) by Chung Kai Man and during the decade of the 60s he worked in small children’s roles and as an extra in several films, in which little by little he was choosing towards the profession of action specialist. He soon attracted the attention of renowned action choreographer Han Ying Chieh, who introduced him to his team as a personal assistant, working on several films by producer Shaw Bros. and later Golden Harvest.

After 10 years acquiring reputation as an action director, Sammo decided to star, write and direct his own projects, debuting with The Iron Fisted Monk in 1977. At this same time he also created his own team of specialists, Sammo Hung Stuntmen’s Association (Hung Ga Ban) where some stars of the action cinema of the following decade were forged. The success at the box office of his first films, essentially comedies of martial arts, strengthened Hung in the field of production, participating in the founding of several film producers as Gar Bo Films with Karl Maka and Bo Ho Films, with whom also he produced cinematographic vehicles for his protected Lam Ching Ying or Chin Kar Lok. The most successful franchise of these films was the saga of The Lord of the Vampires (started in 1985) based on the novels of Huang Ying. In this same decade Hung carried out a series of action comedies with his friends Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Yuen Wah that gave him great popularity in the West.

In 1995 he married the martial arts actress Joyce “Mina” Godenzi with whom he had collaborated in several films. In 1998 he starred in the American action series Martial Law, which gave him great popularity around the world. His sons Timmy Hung and Jimmy Hung are also actors. When he moved to Hollywood his wife became Jehovah’s Witnesses.


Star of Sammo Hung on the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong.

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