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Chen Kuan-Tai
Chan Goon-Tai,  Chen Kwan-Tai,  Chan Koon-Tai,  Chan Kuan-Tai,  Chen Kung-Tai,  Chen Guan-Tay,  Chen Guan-Tai,  Chan Kun-Tai,  Ah Tai
Born: September 24th, 1945 (China)





 
Filmography (1969-2018)
 
  Action Director (7 films)
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    The Chase (1971)    
    Bus Stop (1971)    
    The Invincible Iron Palm (1971)    
    Thunderbolt (1973)    
    The Invincible Kung Fu Trio (1977)    
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
  Producer (6 films)
    The Crazy Instructor (1974)    
    The Hero Tattoo with Nine Dragons (1977)    
    Go a Little Crazy (1977)    
    Return to Action (1989)    
    Forsaken Cop (1990)    
    Blood Stained Tradewind (1990)    
  Director (7 films)
    The Simple-Minded Fellow (1976)    
    The Iron Monkey (1977)    
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Big Boss of Shanghai (1979)    
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
    Who Is the Killer? (1982)    
    Return to Action (1989)    
  Actor (162 films)
    Two Sisters Who Steal (1969) ... Thug [extra]
    Redress (1969) ... Robber with coloured face
    Have Sword, Will Travel (1969) ... Guard [extra]
    Modern School Life (1970) ... Peter
    Vengeance! (1970) ... Feng's door guard/Hu's bodyguard
    Wong Fei-Hung: Bravely Crushing the Fire Formation (1970)    
    The Secret of the Dirk (1970) ... Black Tiger Clan member
    The Chinese Boxer (1970) ... Diao's thug [extra]
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    Betrayer (1971) ... Hung Tien Piao
    The Duel (1971) ... Liu Shou Yi's man [extra]
    Maria (1971) ... Gang member
    Story of Thirty-Six Killers (1971) ... Jiao Meng
    The Comet Strikes (1971) ... Waiter [extra]
    The Chase (1971) ... One of three killers
    Bus Stop (1971) ... Gang member
    The Invincible Iron Palm (1971)    
    Many Faces of a Diamond (1972)    
    Huo Tang De Ai Ren (1972)    
    Boxer from Shantung (1972) ... Ma Yung Chen (Ma Yongzheng)
    The Hurricane (1972) ... [Extra]
    Impetuous Fire (1972) ... Shi Di-Fen
    The Water Margin (1972) ... Tattooed Dragon, Shi Jin
    The Bloody Fight (1972) ... Japanese Shen Ta Kuei
    The Bloody Fists (1972) ... Okagawa Takeo
    Young People (1972) ... Ho Tai
    The 14 Amazons (1972) ... Soldier [extra]
    Man of Iron (1972) ... Chow Yun-Wan/Qiu Lian-Huan
    Four Riders (1972) ... Li Wei-Shi
    The Two Faces of Love (1972)    
    The Blood Brothers (1973) ... Huang Chung
    The House of 72 Tenants (1973) ... Police contstable [cameo]
    Thunderbolt (1973) ... Thug in orange
    Iron Bodyguard (1973) ... Big Blade Wang Wu
    The Savage 5 (1973) ... Ma Dao
    All Men Are Brothers (1973) ... Shi Jin
    The Bloody Escape (1973) ... Bandit Gu Hui
    Heroes Two (1974) ... Hung Hsi Kuan
    Men from the Monastery (1974) ... Hung Sze Kuan (Hung Hsi Kuan)
    Hong Kong 73 (1974) ... Ambulance driver
    The Tea House (1974) ... Boss Wang Cheng
    Five Tough Guys (1974) ... Master Wu Wen-Yuan
    The Floating Clouds (1975)    
    The Flying Guillotine (1975) ... Ma Tang
    Temperament of Life (1975)    
    Lover's Destiny (1975) ... Guan Shao-Feng
    Big Brother Cheng (1975) ... Wang Cheng
    The Imposter (1975) ... Captain Lo Gin Yin
    The Big Holdup (1975) ... Ma Rulong
    The Spiritual Boxer (1975) ... Yi Wo's spiritual boxer in intro
    Seven Man Army (1976) ... Private Jiang Ming Kun
    Challenge of the Masters (1976) ... Lu Ah Tsai
    Big Bad Sis (1976) ... Shing
    King Gambler (1976) ... Peng Tian Shi, Card Tyrant
    Layout (1977)    
    The Hero Tattoo with Nine Dragons (1977) ... Ta Lung [title char]
    Executioners from Shaolin (1977) ... Hong Xi Guan
    The Iron Monkey (1977) ... Iron Monkey
    Tough Guy (1978) ... Cool Head
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Flying Guillotine, Part II (1978) ... Ma Teng [deleted]
    Crippled Avengers (1978) ... Black Tiger Dao Tian-Du
    Iron Fists (1979) ... Cpt. Chen Tien Ching
    Invincible Enforcer (1979) ... Min
    Big Boss of Shanghai (1979) ... Wong Chun Yung
    Killer Constable (1980) ... Leng Tian-Ying
    The Master (1980) ... Chin Tien Yun
    Rendezvous with Death (1980) ... Golden Rod Gu Feitian
    Challenge of the Gamesters (1981) ... Zhang Lie
    Notorious Eight (1981) ... Zhou Shiqiang
    The Battle for the Republic of China (1981) ... [Cameo]
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
    Ambitious Kung Fu Girl (1981) ... Qin Ge
    Red Rattlesnake (1981)    
    Deadly Duo (1981)    
    Raiders (1982)    
    The Tycoon (1982)    
    New Pilgrims to the West (1982)    
    Little Flying Dragon (1982)    
    Don't Love Any Stranger (1982)    
    Blood Brothers (1982)    
    Who Is the Killer? (1982)    
    Winner Takes All (1982) ... Mr Miyamoto
    Dirty Trick (1982)    
    Rolls, Rolls, I Love You (1982) ... Cui Tung Sing
    Gang Master (1982) ... General Mang Yi Tu
    Human Lanterns (1982) ... Master Tan Fu
    Seven Knights (1982)    
    Mission Thunderbolt (1983) ... [Footage from DON'T LOVE ANY STRANGER]
    The Challenge of the Lady Ninja (1983) ... Lee Tong
    A Life of Ninja (1983) ... Chow Han Wei
    The Black Magic with Buddha (1983) ... Chin Ben
    The Lost Generation (1983) ... Paul
    Little Dragon Maiden (1983) ... Guo Jing
    Butcher (1984)    
    Majestic Thunderbolt (1984) ... [RED RATTLESNAKE footage]
    Chak Sing (1984)    
    The Shanghai Thirteen (1984) ... Shin
    Long Road to Gallantry (1984) ... Ling Han Feng
    Death Ring (1984)    
    The 3 Heros (1984)    
    Opium and the Kung-Fu Master (1984) ... Master Rong Feng
    Thunderclap (1984)    
    Return of the Bastard Swordsman (1984) ... Mochitsuki Soryu Han
    I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad! (1984) ... Father - Master Chen
    The Dancing Warrior (1985) ... Rich man
    How to Choose a Royal Bride (1985) ... Tian Di Hui chief
    Fortune Hunters (1987) ... Leopard
    Human Sentiment Law (1988)    
    Long Fa Tang (1988)    
    Just Heroes (1989) ... Tai
    Return to Action (1989) ... Chen Yun Chan
    The Sniping (1989)    
    Angel Mission (1989)    
    The Fortune Code (1990) ... Triad boss gambler
    Sleazy Dizzy (1990) ... Chen Yuan Long
    Blood Stained Tradewind (1990) ... Arms buyer [cameo]
    All Mighty Gambler (1991) ... Tai
    Tri in Triad (1991)    
    The Tigers (1991) ... Hon-Wai
    Today's Hero (1991) ... Triad Boss
    The Trouble Couple (1992)    
    Gambling Soul (1992) ... Policeman [cameo]
    Heroin Tunnel (1992)    
    Ghost Killer (1992)    
    The World of Desire (1992) ... Uncle Won
    Shadow Cop (1993) ... Master Tai
    Angel of the Road (1993)    
    Bogus Cops (1993) ... Officer Wu
    How to Meet the Lucky Stars (1996) ... Liu Tin - king of gamblers
    The Rebellious Husband (1998)    
    The Final Winner (2001) ... Brother Cheng
    The Era of Vampires (2002) ... Zombie wrangler
    Power King (2002) ... Chan Kei
    Hero Youngster (2004) ... Mr Wei Bai-Hao
    Fearful 24 Hours (2004) ... Shih Jin Jiang
    Where Is Mama's Boy? (2005) ... Mad Cow
    My Wife Can Fight (2006)    
    Dragon Tiger Gate (2006) ... Ma Kun
    The Valiant Ones New (2007)    
    Kung Fu Hip-Hop (2008) ... Second Uncle
    Murderer (2009) ... Officer Tai
    14 Blades (2010) ... Fa Huang
    Fire of Conscience (2010) ... Captain Kan
    Gallants (2010) ... Dragon
    White Vengeance (2011) ... Qiu Ran
    No Retreat (2012)    
    The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) ... Golden Lion
    Glory Days (2012) ... Brother Tai
    Conspirators (2013) ... Chai
    Game of Assassins (2013) ... Assassin
    The Real Iron Monkey (2014)    
    Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014) ... Baldy Bai
    The Master (2015) ... Dojo head
    The Choice (2015)    
    Muay Thai Girls (2016)    
    Xin Gui Da Gui (2016)    
    Cherry Returns (2016)    
    Dealer/Healer (2017) ... Machete
    Shed Skin Papa (2018) ... Brother Tai
    Keyboard Warriors (2018) ... Ching-Kit's father
    Iceman: The Time Traveler (2018) ... Eunuch
  Planning (2 films)
    Sleazy Dizzy (1990)    
    XanDa (2004)    
  Writer (2 films)
    Invincible Monkey Fist (1978)    
    Dangerous Person (1981)    
  Presenter (1 film)
    The Simple-Minded Fellow (1976)    
  Executive Producer (1 film)
    The Crazy Instructor (1974)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Born in Guangdong (China), Chen Kuan-tai was one of Shaw Brothers' first real, solidly trained martial arts stars that could in essence be considered a master of martial arts by his peers. He landed bit roles as a martial artist in his first films The Boxer From Shantung with Shaw Brothers in 1972.
Chen branched out as an actor with his tender roles in The Tea House and its sequel Big Brother Cheng both directed by Kuei Chin-hung. The gave Chen the "legitimate actor" status.
After starring in the box office sucesses Challenge Of The Masters and Executioners From Shaolin, both helmed by the legendary martial arts director Liu Chia-liang. Chen left Shaw Brothers. Chen returned to the Shaw's screen with Crippled Avengers in 1978.
Starring in over 80 films, he's still going strong and only makes occasional public appearances nowadays.

- Celestial Pictures release of Five Tough Guys

Also in Tai Pan (1986)