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Ricky Cheng Tien Chi

Other names : 程天赐
Ricky Cheng
Ricky Cheng Tin Chee
Cheng Tien Chi
Cheng Tien Tzu
Cheng Tin Chee
Chin Tien Chi
Ching Tien Che
Ching Tin Chi
Nationality : Taiwan
Workplace : Hong Kong, Taiwan
Activities : Action Director (9), Assistant Action Director (1), Actor (33), Brief appearance (2), Stuntman (3)


Taiwan-born Ricky Cheng Tien Chi spent 12 years of his life in the Peking Opera School, from 6 to 18. He worked in many companies such as Lo Wei Motion Pictures and Golden Harvest but he owes to Chang Cheh the majority of his filmography, working both in Chang’s Film Co/Chang Ho and Shaw Brothers. Great acrobat and juggler, he is very good with weapons too and quickly conquered Chang’s admiration, becoming one of his favorites actor/choreographers.

His beauty, charisma, kung fu abilities and versatility allowed him to land some good roles in Chang Cheh’s productions, such as the vindictive and sarcastic ghost in The Weird Man, the smart warrior in Five Element Ninjas, a ruthless killer in Shanghai 13, the well-intentioned and lonely guy in Dancing Warrior and many others. Some of his fellows in the screen were Jackie Chan, Ti Lung, Jimmy Wang Yu, Lo Lieh, Lau Kar Wing, Chen Kuan Tai, David Chiang Da Wei, Alexander Fu Sheng, Leung Kar Yan, John Liu Chung Liang, Simon Yuen Siu Tien and the Venoms crew. Ricky and Chiang Sheng were close friends and, sadly, the former was credited as the one who found the body of the latter in 1991, after being missing for 3 days.

Despite all its qualifications, Cheng worked more in small roles than leading ones and had a short career. He is also not well-recognized as a kung fu star and is rarely mentioned by kung fu film enthusiasts…a pity. His works as action director are equally memorable, with inventive and intricate choreographies, full of acrobatics. Ricky Cheng Tien Chi gave us all his best and his great talent and his lovely face will be always remembered by his few, but faithful fans.

Aline S.F. (Fan Lin) – November 2006

 [ 1980 - 1970 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Hello Dracula 2 1987 Action Director
 5 Venoms Vs. Wu Tang 1986 Actor
 Dancing Warrior 1985 Actor
 Shanghai 13 1985 Action Director, Actor
 Attack Of The Joyfull Goddess 1983 Action Director, Actor
 Nine Demons 1983 Action Director, Actor
 Ninja Hunter 1983 Actor
 Weird Man, The 1983 Action Director, Actor
 Five Elements Ninjas 1982 Action Director, Actor
 House Of Traps 1982 Actor
 Ode To Gallantry 1982 Actor
 Brave Archer 3, The 1981 Actor
 Chivalry Deadly Feud 1981 Actor
 Secret Rivals 3 1981 Actor
 18 Secrets Of Kung Fu 1980 Assistant Action Director, Actor
 War Of The Shaolin Temple 1980 Actor
 36 Deadly Styles, The 1979 Stuntman
 Deadly Confrontation 1979 Actor
 Fearless Hyena, The 1979 Actor
 Fighting Ace 1979 Action Director, Actor, Stuntman
 Incredible Kung Fu Mission 1979 Actor
 Iron Fists 1979 Actor
 Ninja Checkmate 1979 Action Director, Actor, Stuntman
 No. 37 Plot 1979 Action Director, Actor
 Return Of The Tiger 1979 Brief appearance
 Scorching Sun, Fierce Winds, And Wild Fire 1979 Actor
 Seven Steps Of Kung Fu 1979 Actor
 Fatal Needles VS Fatal Fists 1978 Actor
 Prominent Eunuch Chen Ho 1978 Actor
 Criminal, The 1977 Actor
 One Arm Chivalry Fights Against One Arm Chivalry 1977 Actor
 Shaolin Iron Finger 1977 Actor
 Wily Match, A 1977 Actor
 Hand Of Death 1976 Brief appearance
 New Shaolin Boxers 1976 Actor
 Shaolin Avengers, The 1976 Actor
 Return Of The Chinese Boxer 1975 Actor

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 Ricky Cheng Tien Chi pictures :  (Hide)
Dancing Warrior
Dancing Warrior
Dancing Warrior
Shanghai 13
Shanghai 13
Attack Of The Joyfull Goddess
Nine Demons
Nine Demons
Nine Demons
Ninja Hunter
The Weird Man
The Weird Man
The Weird Man
Five Elements Ninjas
Five Elements Ninjas
Five Elements Ninjas
House Of Traps
House Of Traps
Ode To Gallantry
Ode To Gallantry
The Brave Archer 3
War Of The Shaolin Temple
Incredible Kung Fu Mission
Ninja Checkmate
Seven Steps Of Kung Fu
The Fearless Hyena
Fatal Needles VS Fatal Fists
New Shaolin Boxers
New Shaolin Boxers
The Shaolin Avengers
The Shaolin Avengers
Return Of The Chinese Boxer
 Other Ricky Cheng Tien Chi pictures :  (Hide)
Dancing Warrior (9)
Attack Of The Joyfull Goddess (2)
Nine Demons (7)
Ninja Hunter (2)
The Weird Man (4)
Five Elements Ninjas (8)
House Of Traps (2)
Ode To Gallantry (1)
War Of The Shaolin Temple (2)
Ninja Checkmate (3)
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