Chung King-fai

King-fai Chung

Chung King Fai in 2014
Background information
Chinese name 鍾景輝 (traditional)
Chinese name 钟景辉 (simplified)
Pinyin zhong1 jing3 hui1 (Mandarin)
Jyutping zung1 ging2 fai1 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1937-03-28) March 28, 1937
Bangkok, Thailand
Occupation Actor
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong, China

Chung King-fai, SBS, is a Hong Kong actor and pioneer of contemporary performing art.[1] He is also a director, TV producer, programme host and performing arts educator. He is the founder and president of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, Art Form Panels of the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Chairman of Exploration Theatre, and Art Director of Hong Kong Arts Development Council.[2]

Education and career

Chung finished his secondary education in Pui Ching Middle School before studying at Chung Chi College, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in English. He received a BA degree in Speech and Drama from Oklahoma Baptist University and his master's degree in Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama. Back in Hong Kong, he was an actor and executive producer with the two major television broadcasters, and lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has also been an advisor to Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. In 1983, Chung was appointed the founding Dean of the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.

Chung introduced Theatre of the Absurd and Broadway musicals to Hong Kong audiences in Cantonese (mother tongue of the major population), with numerous stage performances. He has directed over 80 productions, including Equus, West Side Story, Rashomon, Teahouse, Xiaojing Hutong, Grease, M Butterfly, A Sentimental Journey and Noises off.

Chung also holds an honorary fellowship at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and an honorary doctorate from Armstrong University of California.


Year Title Role
1996 Black Mask Commissioner

Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes
1976 Springs and Autumns of the Three Kingdoms Wong Wan RTV
1979 Dragon Strikes Prince Ning RTV
2003 The Threat of Love II TVB
2005 My Family Man Tai-Lor TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
2006 Welcome to the House Ko Hing TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor
The Dance of Passion Yim Kwok-Yip TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor (Top 5)
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
Land of Wealth Chai Hok-Yan TVB
At Home With Love Chung Bong TVB
2007 Word Twisters' Adventures Heavenly King TVB
The Building Blocks of Life Kong Sing-Yue (Preston) TVB
2009 The Stew of Life Ng Man Tak TVB
2010 A Fistful of Stances Au-Yeung Biu TVB
2011 A Great Way To Care Leong Wai Keong TVB
Only You Shaw Chun-fai TVB
The Other Truth Hau Pak-kan (Clayton) TVB
ICAC Investigators 2011 Alfred RTHK
2012 Divas in Distress Fung Han-man TVB
The ConfidantLau Dor-sunTVB
2013 Will Power Paul TVB
2014 Outbound Love President Chen TVB Guest star
Rear Mirror Yiu Siu Bong TVB
Shades of Life Christine Jiushu (Episode 11) TVB
Line Walker Chin Shui-on TVB
Come On, Cousin Lam Chi Wing TVB
2015 Limelight Years Zoek Si TVB
Angel In-the-Making Dom Cheung TVB
2016 Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 Koo Lik-hang TVB

Awards and achievements


Academic offices
Preceded by
President of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies
Succeeded by
Awards and achievements
Ming Pao Weekly Magazine Awards
Preceded by
Dayo Wong
for To Catch the Uncatchable
Best Actor
for My Family
Succeeded by
Roger Kwok
for Life Made Simple
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