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ADAM CHENG SIU-CHOW (born February 24, 1947) is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
TVB actor and Cantopop
Cantopop
singer.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career * 2 Ting Hai effect * 3 Personal life

* 4 Filmography

* 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television

* 5 References * 6 External links

CAREER

Cheng started his career in the 1970s, where he gained a reputation for playing the lead roles in TVB Wuxia
Wuxia
drama series based on the works of Louis Cha and Gu Long , such as The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber and Chor Lau Heung . He also performed some of the theme songs of the TV series he starred in, such as The Greed of Man
The Greed of Man
and Cold Blood Warm Heart . Cheng is still working on TV series with TVB in the present-day and considered to be one of the veteran actors who have maintained their popularity.

TING HAI EFFECT

Main article: Ting Hai effect

In 1992, TVB released the TV series The Greed of Man
The Greed of Man
, based on the central theme of the stock market and explored the schemes and plots used by people to make their fortune in the market. Cheng played Ting Hai in the series, who made an immense fortune by short selling derivatives and stocks during a bear market . Many people went bankrupt while Ting Hai's family became richer until they were defeated by their nemesis. Cheng became popularly associated with the Ting Hai effect , named after his character in the series. The effect involves a peculiar and unexplained phenomenon, in which global stock markets will fall whenever a new Hong Kong
Hong Kong
TV drama series, starring Cheng, is aired.

PERSONAL LIFE

Adam's parents are both university lecturers. Cheng has four daughters. The oldest, Cheng On-yee, was from his first low-profile marriage that ended in divorce. He married fellow actress Lydia Shum in 1985 after 14 years of cohabitation. Cheng and Shum had a daughter, Joyce Cheng , two years into their marriage. They divorced eight months after their daughter's birth. In 1989, Cheng married Koon Jing-wah. Cheng and Koon have two daughters, Cheng Wing-yan and Cheng Wing-hei.

FILMOGRAPHY

This section IS INCOMPLETE. (March 2010)

FILM

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1980 The Sword

1981 Shaolin and Wu Tang
Shaolin and Wu Tang
Chao Fung-wu

1981 Return of the Deadly Blade

1982 Cat vs Rat

1982 Fantasy Mission Force Amazon leader

1983 Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain
Ting Yin

1983 Lone Ninja Warrior

1983 The Denouncement of Chu Liu Hsiang
The Denouncement of Chu Liu Hsiang
Chu Liuxiang

1984 Lover and Sword

1984 General Invincible

1988 Gunmen Haye

1988 Profiles of Pleasure

1989 Seven Warriors

1989 Path of Glory

1993 Painted Skin Scholar

1993 Fong Sai-yuk Chan Ka-lok guest star

1993 Fong Sai-yuk II
Fong Sai-yuk II
Chan Ka-lok

1994 Drunken Master III
Drunken Master III
Wong Kei-ying

1994 Shaolin Popey 2: Messy Temple

1994 Shaolin Popeye 2 - Messy Temple

2001 The Dark Tales

2013 Saving General Yang
Saving General Yang
Yang Ye

TELEVISION

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1975 God of River Lok Cho Chik

1976 Chinese Folklore

1976 The Legend of the Book and the Sword Chan Ka-lok / Kin-lung Emperor

1977 The Great Vendetta

1977 The Kingdom And The Beauty

1977 Luk Siu-fung Yip Koo-sing

1978 Vanity Fair

1978 The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber Cheung Mo-kei

1978 One Sword

1979 Chor Lau-heung Chor Lau-heung

1979 Over the Rainbow Wai Ching-lap

1980 Five Easy Pieces

1980 Odd Couple

1981 Brothers Four

1981 In Love and War

1981 The Hawk

1981 The Misadventure of Zoo

1982 The Switch

1983 The Sandwich Man

1985 Chor Lau-heung Chor Lau-heung

1985 The Legendary Prime Minister – Zhuge Liang Chu-kot Leung

1986 Legendary of Wud

1986 The Legend of Wong Tai Sin

1987 Fate Takes a Hand

1988 Behind Silk Curtains

1988 Final Verdict

1988 Challenge of the Imperial Palace

1991 Chronicles of Emperor Qianlong

1993 The Greed of Man
The Greed of Man
Ting Hai

1994 Instinct Wong Tin

1994 Forty Something

1995 Chor Lau-heung Chu Liuxiang

1995 Cold Blood Warm Heart
Cold Blood Warm Heart
Ah Bong

1995 The Legendary Chin Lung II

1996 Once Upon a Time in Shanghai Yu Chun-hoi

1997 Legend of YungChing Yongzheng Emperor
Yongzheng Emperor

2000 Divine Retribution Ting Yeh

2004 Blade Heart Ling Fung / Yu Man-fung

2004 The Conqueror\'s Story Lau Bong

2005 The Prince\'s Shadow

2006 Bar Bender Tony Tseung Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor
TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor
(Top 20) Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Male Character (Top 20)

2006 Inside the Forbidden City

2007 Return in Glory

2008 The Book and the Sword Qianlong Emperor
Qianlong Emperor

2009 The King of Snooker
The King of Snooker
Yau Yat-kiu

2009 God of Medicine

2012 Master of Play

Nominated - My AOD Favourite Award for Top 15 Character

REFERENCES

* ^ "Adam Cheng". imdb.com. Retrieved April 15, 2010. * ^ "Adam Cheng". chinesemov.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2010.

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