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Roy Chiao is a Actor Hongkongais born on 16 march 1927 at Shanghai (Chine)

Roy Chiao

Roy Chiao
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Nationality Hong kong
Birth 16 march 1927 at Shanghai (Chine)
Death 15 april 1999 (at 72 years) at Seattle (USA)

Roy Chiao (16 March 1927 – 14 April 1999) was a Hong Kong actor most famous in the Western world for playing the minor villain Lao Che in the 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.


Other English speaking film appearances included roles in the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme film Bloodsport, the 1973 Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon and the 1978 version of Lee's Game of Death. He performed in many Hong Kong films with a career total of 90 films.

He is the founder of "Artists' Home," a Christian Fellowship for actors in Hong Kong. He suffered three heart attacks before his heart disease-related death. He worked as an English language overdubber for Hong Kong produced films.

Outside of acting Chiao was a United States Army interpreter during the Korean War.

Usually with

Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(12 films)
Yuen Biao
Yuen Biao
(10 films)
Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
(11 films)
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
(4 films)
King Hu
King Hu
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Roy Chiao (31 films)

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All's Well, Ends Well '97, 1h25
Directed by Alfred Cheung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Stephen Chow, Francis Ng, Raymond Wong Pak-ming, Leslie Cheung, Roy Chiao, Christy Chung
Roles Mr. Lo
Rating61% 3.097453.097453.097453.097453.09745
This script must be run from the command line
Summer Snow, 1h41
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Roy Chiao, Josephine Siao, Ann Hui, Manfred Wong, Stephen Fung, Tseng Chang
Roles Lin Sun
Rating76% 3.8318053.8318053.8318053.8318053.831805
Summer Snow tells the story of the relationship between a widower with Alzheimer's disease and his daughter-in-law, May Sun, who is a housewife in her forties trying cope with the upheavals in her family. Her supportive mother-in-law has just died and her husband, who is a driving test examiner, is not giving her the support.
Treasure Hunt, 1h46
Directed by Jeffrey Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Action, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Gordon Liu, Michael Wong, Philip Kwok, Roy Chiao, Giorgio Pasotti
Roles Uncle Bill
Rating61% 3.0964753.0964753.0964753.0964753.096475
Chinese American CIA operative Jeffrey Cheung Ching (Chow Yun-fat) was ordered to escort a Chinese national treasure to the United States. Cheung goes from America to Beijing where he stays at the Shaolin temple. There, he encounters conflicts due to culture barriers and different life habits. However, he become friends with Abbot Hung Chi (Gordon Liu) and a seven-year-old monk Grasshopper (Choi Yue). Cheung is later surprised to find out that the so-called national treasure is a para psychological girl named Siu-ching (Jacklyn Wu). During the process of exposing the evil sinister, Cheung and Ching develop a romance.
A Kid from Tibet, 1h37
Directed by Yuen Biao
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Fantasy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Yuen Biao, Michelle Reis, Yuen Wah, Wu Ma, Nina Li Chi, Roy Chiao
Roles Lawyer Robinson
Rating60% 3.003563.003563.003563.003563.00356
When the evil "Black Section of Esoteric Buddhism" had tried to invade Tibet years ago, the Tibetan monks used a powerful magical item, the "Babu Gold Bottle" to expel them. The Tibetan master (Wu Ma) has the bottle's cap and wishes to reunite it with the bottle as the Black Section are stirring once more. He sends a young monk, Wong La (Yuen Biao) to Hong Kong to recover the sacred bottle, which is in the possession of a crippled lawyer.
Bloodsport (1988)
, 1h32
Directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Roy Chiao, Donald Richard Gibb, Leah Ayres, Bolo Yeung
Roles Senzo Tanaka
Rating68% 3.4020253.4020253.4020253.4020253.402025
U.S. Army Captain Frank Dux, trained from his youth in the ways of Ninjutsu by Senzo Tanaka, honors his mentor by taking the place of Tanaka's deceased son Shingo in the illegal Kumite martial-arts tournament. During his childhood, Dux and a group of friends invaded Tanaka's home to steal a katana, but he was apprehended by Senzo and Shingo while attempting to return the katana to its display rack. Impressed by Dux's honesty and lack of fear, Senzo had him train with Shingo in martial science. Following Shingo's death, Senzo agreed to train Dux as a member of the Tanaka clan. When Dux's superiors learn of his invitation to the Kumite, they refuse to let him go; in return, he goes AWOL, says goodbye to his mentor and leaves for Hong Kong. Two CID officers, Helmer and Rawlins, are summoned to track down and arrest Dux for desertion.
Dragons Forever, 1h42
Directed by Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen, Fruit Chan (陳果)
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Deannie Yip, Yuen Wah, Peter Ho-sun Chan
Roles Judge Lo Chun Wai
Rating71% 3.550223.550223.550223.550223.55022
A fishery is seeking court action against a local chemical factory for polluting the water. The mysterious chemical company hires lawyer Jackie Lung (Jackie Chan) to find information that will discredit the fishery. He employs his arms dealer friend, Wong (Sammo Hung) to woo the fishery owner, Miss Yip (Deannie Yip), to try to convince her to settle out of court.
Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice, 1h26
Directed by Ringo Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Karl Maka, Sally Yeh, Sylvia Chang, Ronald Lacey, Kwan Tak-hing, Roy Chiao
Roles Professor [cameo]
Rating57% 2.8983452.8983452.8983452.8983452.898345
Sam est à la poursuite de gangsters ayant enlevé un savant fou, découvreur d'un cristal donnant une force surhumaine.
Righting Wrongs, 1h35
Directed by Corey Yuen, Tsui Hark, Yuen Biao
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Cynthia Rothrock, Yuen Biao, Wu Ma, Roy Chiao, Louis Fan, Corey Yuen
Roles Judge
Rating71% 3.551893.551893.551893.551893.55189
Jason Hsia Ling-chi (Biao) is a dedicated, by the books prosecutor who has tried to maintain patience and tolerance under the somewhat flimsy laws of the court. However, when his mentor is publicly gunned down in New Zealand and when the key witness of Ha's latest case and his entire family are wiped out over night, Ha can no longer go by the book.
The Family Strikes Back, 1h25
Directed by Dean Shek
Origin Hong kong
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Dean Shek, Kwan Tak-hing, 黎姿 (en anglais : Gigi Lai, lychee, JJ. ), Roy Chiao, Lee Heung-kam
Roles Professor Kiu

Professor Kiu (Roy Chiao) is a mad scientist who developed mental disorders from grieving the death of his son, who succumbed to AIDS. Kiu orders his assistants to kidnap homosexual men to his lab, located in a private container on a vessel, for experiments. Police inspector Uncle Wah (Cho Tat-wah) had sent his subordinates to gather evidence in the vessel, but failed to find any.
Inspector Chocolate, 1h46
Directed by Philip Chan, Philip Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Michael Hui, Anita Mui, Ricky Hui, Sibelle Hu, Roy Chiao, Elvis Tsui
Roles Captain K.W. Kiu
Rating62% 3.1405453.1405453.1405453.1405453.140545
Bien que Chu Koo-lik (Chocolate) (Michael Hui) s’estime doté de capacités exceptionnelles, il n’a atteint le rang d'inspecteur que grâce son ancienneté dans la police. Aux côtés de son lâche assistant, Egg Tart (Ricky Hui), Chocolate n’est souvent occupé à rien au poste de police. Un jour, son supérieur hiérarchique, le capitaine Wu (Roy Chiao), s'arrange pour que sa fille Kiu-kiu (Anita Mui) travaille sous les ordres de Chocolate. Cependant, Kiu-kiu et Chocolate se détestent. Mais comme le capitaine Wu aime profondément sa fille, il attribue des affaires simples à Chocolate, ce qui augmente son aversion pour Kiu-kiu.
The Protector, 1h31
Directed by James Glickenhaus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello, Roy Chiao, Moon Lee, Peter Yang Kwan, Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus
Roles Mr. Ko
Rating57% 2.855082.855082.855082.855082.85508
A gang is attempting to steal computers from an 18 wheeler. One of the gang members remotely hacks a set of traffic lights, turning them to red, while other members of the gang rig chains to the back of the truck. They turn the light green again, and as the truck pulls away, the chains tear the door open. When the trucker goes to the rear of his truck to investigate, he is knocked unconscious by a gang member, who then whistles for his cohorts to steal the load. Meanwhile, New York police officers Billy Wong (Jackie Chan) and Michael Alexander (Patrick James Clarke) are patrolling the neighborhood. On the radio, a dispatcher says that a truck was stripped by their premises, so the cops check it out. As the trucker comes to, he sees that his cargo has been stolen. Michael radios in the crime, while Billy passes the driver his hat, saying, "Welcome to New York".
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1h58
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about slavery, Children's films
Actors Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone
Roles Lao Che
Rating74% 3.748313.748313.748313.748313.74831
In 1935, Indiana Jones - Indy (Harrison Ford) narrowly escapes the clutches of Lao Che (Roy Chiao), a crime boss in Shanghai. With his 11-year-old Chinese sidekick, Short Round (or Shorty) (Jonathan Ke Quan), and the nightclub singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) in tow, Indy flees Shanghai on an airplane that, unknown to them, is owned by Lao. While the three of them sleep on the plane, the pilots parachute out, and they leave the plane to crash over the Himalayas while dumping its fuel. Indy, Shorty, and Willie discover this and narrowly manage to escape on an inflatable raft and ride down the slopes into a raging river. They come to Mayapore, a desolate village in northern India, where the poor villagers believe them to have been sent by the Hindu god Shiva and enlist their help to retrieve the sacred Sivalinga stone stolen from their shrine, as well as the community's children, from evil forces in the nearby Pankot Palace. During the journey to Pankot, Indy hypothesizes that the stone may be one of the five fabled Sankara stones that promise fortune and glory.
Game of Death II, 1h33
Directed by Ng See-yuen, Raymond Chow
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Bruce Lee, Kim Tai-chung, Hwang Jang-lee, Roy Chiao, Roy Horan, Corey Yuen
Roles The Abbot
Rating51% 2.562422.562422.562422.562422.56242
After a recent amount of challenges, Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) and his friend Chin Ku (Huong Cheng Li) begin to suspect that someone wants them dead. Billy later visits his younger brother Bobby (Tong Lung), who is studying with Billy's former teacher, and leaves him a book on Jeet Kune Do. Chin is soon killed, and Billy goes to Japan to find his stepdaughter, May. May tells him that Chin had visited just before his death, and left a film for her. They are suddenly attacked, but Billy manages to escape with the film.
Enter the Fat Dragon, 1h40
Directed by Sammo Hung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sammo Hung, Lam Ching Ying, Feng Feng, Yuen Biao, Roy Chiao, Bryan Leung
Roles Uncle Chiu
Rating65% 3.294663.294663.294663.294663.29466
Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee's footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle's restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds a gang of thugs causing trouble in the restaurant. He takes the chance to prove himself and attacks the thugs, defeating them and saving the restaurant. Soon, he becomes a waiter, and discovers a plot by the same thugs to kidnap a woman he works with. Eventually, he defeats the thugs once again and saves the day.