Born in 1947, Wong Chung performed in acrobatic troupes after studying in secondary school. Discovered by martial arts maestro Chang Cheh, he was signed to Shaw Brothers as an actor but worked initially as a stuntman. He later was given dramatic roles, often playing supporting parts in Chang’s films. He was finally given a lead role in the crime drama Police Force (1973), which became a hit and Wong’s commanding performance earned him the widely recognized persona of a loyal and dedicated officer. He was recruited by Redefusion Television in 1976, appearing in many series, most of them police dramas. In 1978, he took advantage of his television popularity and began moonlighting in film, starring in a host of action films, such as Chang Cheh’s Vengeance!(1970), The Heroic Ones (1970), All Men are Brothers (1975), Shaolin Temple (1976) and The Shanghai Thirteen (1984); the Chor Yuan-directed Killer Clan (1976) and Murder Plot(1979); as well as Cantonese Iron Kung Fu (1979), (1979) and the early gambling film The Stunning Gambling (1982).
Wong made the crime thriller The Informer (1980), directing, writing and starring in it, casting such future stars as Danny Lee, Kent Cheng and Eric Kam. He made immediate followups the next year, directing two films, Murderer Pursues (1981) and Mobfix Patrol (1981), both again crime stories. Wong’s films nonetheless did not performed well at the box office and it was the Cinema City comedy Fractured Follies (1988), starring Chow Yun-fat and Joey Wong, that gave Wong his megahit, grossing near HK$12 million.
Retiring from film in the early 1990s, Wong made a rare appearance on screen in Let’s Go! (2011).
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