Jim Chim

Jim Chim
Background information
Chinese name 詹瑞文 (traditional)
Chinese name 詹瑞文 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhān Ruìwén (Mandarin)
Born (1965-05-27) May 27, 1965
Hong Kong
Partner(s) Olivia Yan 甄詠蓓
Children Chim Lok Tung 詹樂童
Influenced by David Glass

Jim Chim Sui-man (Chinese: 詹瑞文; pinyin: Zhān Ruìwén; born 1965) is a Hong Kong-based stage actor and comedian.


Jim Chim, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Ensemble, co-founded the company with Olivia Yan in 1993. Since then, he has been performing and directing performances that have been critically acclaimed and popular with Hong Kong audiences. He is widely recognized for his distinctive brand of humour, physical movement and performance style.

He was presented with the first Drama Development Fellowship from Hong Kong Arts Development Council Drama Committee in 2000. He also received the Best Supporting Actor Award and the Best Actor Award from the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Society in 1998 and 2000, respectively.

Apart from creative and performing achievements, Chim also devoted himself to theatre training and established the PIP-Pleasure In Play artistic concept. In 2003, he founded the PIP School, not only providing professional training in performing arts, but also further conveying the PIP style of living. He has been invited to conduct acting and movement workshops for local and overseas universities and professional arts organizations, including Ecole Philippe Gaulier (UK), The Theatre Practice (Singapore), National Drama Company of China, U-Theatre (Taiwan) and the very first full-time theatre school in Tokyo established by New National Theatre (Japan).

Chim has worked with both foreign and local artists, including David Glass and Meng Jin Hui. In recent years, he has also been highly involved in local cinema and has appeared in movies such as You Shoot, I Shoot, Men Suddenly in Black, Isabella, McDull, the Alumni and Driving Miss Wealthy. For the last, he was a Best Supporting Actor nominee at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards. He also lent his voice in various Cantonese Chinese dubs of Hollywood films, most notably as adult Simba in The Lion King (1994) and as Dave Douglas in The Shaggy Dog (2006).

In 2004, Chim was honored with the “Men of Vision 2004” award by Royal Salute and was invited by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to visit the United States in August 2006 as a grantee of its cultural exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).


Year Title Role Awards
2001 You Shoot, I Shoot Dai Hung/Kwok Wai-bun
2002 Mighty Baby Raymond Kim
2003 Good Times, Bed Times
Dragon Loaded 2003 Loan Shark
Men Suddenly in Black Baggio
Spy Dad Mrs. Tung
2004 Driving Miss Wealthy Peter/Aunt Mary/Uncle Big/Policeman/Fake Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Ambush Chu Yan
Twins Effect 2 Rebel Leader
Escape from Hong Kong Island Bank Employee
Beyond Our Ken Shirley's ex-boyfriend
Kung Fu Soccer Butcher Chu
2005 DragonBlade Master Wu
A.V. Uncle
2006 McDull, the Alumni
Isabella Landlord
Men Suddenly in Black 2
2007 Simply Actors
Exodus Man in wheelchair
2009 McDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten Storyteller
2010 Beauty on Duty Stephen Sum
2011 I Love Hong Kong
Men Suddenly in Love
Microsex Office
A Simple Life
2012 Love in the Buff
2013 Young and Dangerous: Reloaded
Hotel Deluxe
SDU: Sex Duties Unit
2014 Golden Chicken 3
Black Comedy
Flirting in the Air Dui Tong-gai
2015Lost in Hong Kong (港囧)

Stage appearance


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