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Chen Kuan Tai

Other names : 陳觀泰
Chan Goon Tai
Chan Koon Tai
Chan Kuan Tai
Gary Chen
Chen Guan Tai
Jackie Chen
Chen Kung Tai
Chen Kwan Tai
Birthdate : 16/2/1944
Nationality : China
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Director (6), Producer (3), Action Director (3), Writer (1), Actor (127), Brief appearance (11), Production Manager (2)


Born in Canton, Chen Kuan Tai was one of Shaw's first real, solid trained, martial arts stars that could in essence be considered a master of martials arts by his peers. He landed in bit roles as a martial artist in his first films. Upon signing with Shaws, in 1970, he was featured in Jimmy Wang Yu's "Chinese Boxer".

Chen branched out as an actor with his tender roles in "The Tea House" and it's sequel "Big Brother Cheng", both directed by Kuei Chih Hung. These films gave Chen the 'legimate actor' status.

After starring in the boxoffice successes "Challenge of the Masters" and "Executioners from Shaolin", both helmed by the legendary martial arts director Liu Chia Liang (Lau Kar Leung), Chen left Shaw Brothers. One of the only films of consequence he did away from Shaw Brothers was "Iron Monkey", a film he starred in and directed. Chen returned to the Shaw's screen with "Crippled Avengers", "Killer Constable", 'arguably his most powerful drama-martial arts role' ever directed by Kuei Chih Hung, and "The Master".

Starring over 80 films and four marriages, he's still going strong and only makes occasional public appearences nowadays.

Source : Celestial Pictures


 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 - 1960 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Once Upon A Time In Shanghai 2014 Actor
 Conspirators 2013 Actor
 Game Of Assassins 2013 Actor
 Man With The Iron Fists, The 2012 Actor
 White Vengeance 2011 Actor
 14 Blades 2010 Actor
 Fire Of Conscience 2010 Actor
 Gallants 2010 Actor
 Lost Soul in the Ancient House 2009 Actor
 Murderer 2009 Actor
 Kung Fu Hip Hop 2008 Actor
 Valiant Ones New, The 2007 Actor
 Dragon Tiger Gate 2006 Actor
 My Wife Can Fight 2006 Actor
 Where Is Mama's Boy ? 2005 Actor
 Fearful 24 Hours 2004 Actor
 Hero Youngster 2004 Actor
 Era Of Vampires 2003 Actor
 Power King 2002 Actor
 Final Winner, The 2001 Actor
 Duke Of Mount Deer 2000, The 2000 Actor
 How To Meet The Lucky Stars 1996 Actor
 Angel Of The Road 1993 Actor
 Bogus Cop 1993 Actor
 Shadow Cop 1993 Actor
 Bruce Lee And Kung Fu Mania 1992 Brief appearance
 Gambling Soul 1992 Brief appearance
 Ghost Killer 1992 Brief appearance
 World Of Desire, The 1992 Actor
 All-Mighty Gambler 1991 Actor
 Tigers, The 1991 Actor
 Today's Hero 1991 Brief appearance
 Angel Mission 1990 Actor
 Blood Stained Tradewinds 1990 Producer, Brief appearance
 Forsaken Cop 1990 Production Manager
 Return To Action 1990 Director, Producer, Actor
 Sleazy Dizzy 1990 Actor, Production Manager
 Sniping, The 1990 Actor
 Fortune Code, The 1989 Actor
 Just Heroes 1989 Actor
 Fortune Hunters 1987 Actor
 Dancing Warrior 1985 Actor
 Majestic Thunderbolt 1985 Actor
 Shanghai 13 1985 Actor
 Butcher 1984 Actor
 Death Ring 1984 Actor
 How To Choose A Royal Bride 1984 Actor
 I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad 1984 Actor
 Long Road To Gallantry 1984 Actor
 Opium And The Kung Fu Master 1984 Actor
 Return Of The Bastard Swordsman 1984 Actor
 Thunderclap 1984 Actor
 Black Magic With Buddha, The 1983 Actor
 Challenge Of The Lady Ninja 1983 Actor
 Deadly Duo 1983 Actor
 Life Of Ninja, A 1983 Actor
 Little Dragon Maiden 1983 Actor
 Lost Generation 1983 Actor
 Blood Brothers 1982 Actor
 Demi Gods And Semi Devils I : Six Meridians Divine Sword 1982 Actor
 Gang Master 1982 Actor
 Human Lanterns 1982 Actor
 Little Flying Dragon 1982 Actor
 Mission Thunderbolt 1982 Actor
 New Pilgrims To The West 1982 Actor
 Rolls Rolls I Love You 1982 Actor
 Seven Knights 1982 Actor
 Winner Takes All 1982 Actor
 Ambitious Kung Fu Girl 1981 Actor
 Battle For The Republic Of China, The 1981 Actor
 Challenge Of The Gamesters 1981 Actor
 Dangerous Person 1981 Director, Writer, Actor
 Kung Fu Emperor, The 1981 Actor
 Notorious Eight 1981 Actor
 Citizen Shaw 1980 Actor
 Fatherland 1980 Actor
 Killer Constable 1980 Actor
 Master, The 1980 Actor
 Rendezvous With Death 1980 Actor
 Big Boss Of Shanghai, The 1979 Director, Actor
 Invincible Enforcer 1979 Actor
 Iron Fists 1979 Actor
 Crippled Avengers 1978 Actor
 Duel At Tiger Village 1978 Actor
 Hero Tattooed With Nine Dragons, The 1978 Producer, Actor
 Invincible Monkey Fist 1978 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Executioners From Shaolin 1977 Actor
 Hero From Shanghai 1977 Actor
 Iron Monkey 1977 Director, Actor
 Big Bad Sis 1976 Actor
 Challenge Of The Masters 1976 Actor
 King Gambler 1976 Actor
 One Armed Swordsman Against Nine Killers 1976 Actor
 Seven Man Army 1976 Actor
 All Men Are Brothers 1975 Actor
 Big Brother Cheng 1975 Actor
 Big Hold Up, The 1975 Actor
 Bloody Escape, The 1975 Actor
 Floating Clouds, The 1975 Actor
 Flying Guillotine, The 1975 Actor
 Imposter, The 1975 Actor
 Lover's Destiny 1975 Actor
 Spiritual Boxer 1975 Brief appearance
 Temperament Of Life 1975 Actor
 Five Tough Guys 1974 Actor
 Heroes Two 1974 Actor
 Hong Kong 73 1974 Actor
 Men From The Monastery 1974 Actor
 Savage Five, The 1974 Actor
 Tea House, The 1974 Actor
 Three Styles Of Hung Fist 1974 Actor
 Two Faces Of Love, The 1974 Actor
 Blood Brothers, The 1973 Actor
 House Of 72 Tenants, The 1973 Brief appearance
 Iron Bodyguard, The 1973 Actor
 Thunderbolt 1973 Action Director
 Bloody Fight, The 1972 Actor
 Bloody Fists, The 1972 Actor
 Boxer From Shantung, The 1972 Actor
 Four Riders 1972 Actor
 Hurricane, The 1972 Brief appearance
 Impetuous Fire 1972 Actor
 Man Of Iron 1972 Actor
 Many Faces Of A Diamond 1972 Actor
 Sword Of Heaven And Hell 1972 Actor
 Water Margin, The 1972 Brief appearance
 Young People 1972 Actor
 Bus Stop 1971 Actor
 Chase, The 1971 Action Director, Brief appearance
 Duel, The 1971 Actor
 Invincible Iron Palm, The 1971 Actor
 Maria 1971 Actor
 Thirty Six Killers 1971 Actor
 Chinese Boxer, The 1970 Actor
 Cold Blade 1970 Actor
 Huang Fei Hong : Bravely Crushing The Fire Formation 1970 Actor
 Modern School Life 1970 Actor
 Secret Of The Dirk, The 1970 Actor
 Swordsman With An Umbrella 1970 Director
 Vengeance ! 1970 Brief appearance
 Redress 1969 Actor

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 Chen Kuan Tai pictures :  (Hide)
Fire Of Conscience
Hero Youngster
Blood Stained Tradewinds
Just Heroes
The Fortune Code
Shanghai 13
How To Choose A Royal Bride
Long Road To Gallantry
Opium And The Kung Fu Master
Opium And The Kung Fu Master
Opium And The Kung Fu Master
Return Of The Bastard Swordsman
Return Of The Bastard Swordsman
Gang Master
Human Lanterns
Winner Takes All
Challenge Of The Gamesters
Notorious Eight
Rendezvous With Death
The Big Boss Of Shanghai
Crippled Avengers
Crippled Avengers
Duel At Tiger Village
Duel At Tiger Village
Executioners From Shaolin
Challenge Of The Masters
King Gambler
Seven Man Army
Seven Man Army
All Men Are Brothers
Spiritual Boxer
The Big Hold Up
The Bloody Escape
The Bloody Escape
The Bloody Escape
The Flying Guillotine
The Imposter
Five Tough Guys
Hong Kong 73
The Tea House
The Blood Brothers
The Boxer From Shantung
The Boxer From Shantung
The Boxer From Shantung
The Water Margin
Young People
The Chinese Boxer
Vengeance !
 Other Chen Kuan Tai pictures :  (Hide)
Once Upon A Time In Shanghai (1)
Gallants (6)
Hero Youngster (1)
Just Heroes (2)
Long Road To Gallantry (1)
Opium And The Kung Fu Master (2)
Return Of The Bastard Swordsman (4)
Little Dragon Maiden (1)
Gang Master (1)
Human Lanterns (2)
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 Interview Clement Cheng on Gallants (preview)
HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 1/6/2011
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 7  8  - index
 Interview with Big Brother Chen Kuan Tai (preview)
HK talents > Actors > Other actors and actresses
Author(s) : King-Wei Chu
Date : 1/5/2006
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  - index
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