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Dean Shek
Dean Shek
(sometimes written Shek Tien) a.k.a. Dean Shek
Dean Shek
Tin (born 17 May 1950) is a veteran Hong Kong
Hong Kong
feature film actor and film producer with over 92 films acting credits to his name. Shek is perhaps best known as Professor Kai-hsien in the 1978 film, Drunken Master, Lung Sei in the 1987 film, A Better Tomorrow 2, and Snooker in the 1990 film, The Dragon from Russia.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Acting 2.2 Final film and retirement from acting

3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] With ancestral roots from Tianjin, China, Shek was born on 17 October 1950 in Beijing, before moving to Hong Kong
Hong Kong
at the age of 3.[1] There, he attended the Shung Tak Catholic English College before studying filmmaking, acting and voice acting at Shaw Brothers Studio's actors training program in 1968.[2] Career[edit] Acting[edit] Shek began his career as a contracted actor at Shaw Brothers Studio
Shaw Brothers Studio
in 1968,[3] making his first brief appearance in the film Twin Blades of Doom (1969). He received more substantial roles at Shaws, in musicals such as The Singing Killer, romantic films including A Time For Love (1970), comedies such as The Human Goddess
The Human Goddess
(1972) and martial arts films such as The Fists of Vengeance
The Fists of Vengeance
(1972). Shek left Shaw Brothers in 1973. The same year, he appeared in Master with Cracked Fingers, the first film to feature Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
in a starring role. He made his directorial debut in 1975 with The Monk, and worked as assistant director on Black Alice (1975), A Queen's Ransom (1976), Iron Fisted Monk (1977). Throughout the late 1970s, Shek continued to work with the likes of Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
and Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
on period kung fu films including Broken Oath (1977), Warriors Two
Warriors Two
(1978), Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
(1978), Drunken Master
Drunken Master
(1978), Odd Couple (1979) and Dance of the Drunk Mantis (1979). Shek is credited as producer on 22 films, most of which were for the production company Cinema City & Films Co., which he co founded with Karl Maka
Karl Maka
and Raymond Wong in 1980.[4] Throughout the 1980s, he appeared in action, crime and comedy films such as Aces Go Places
Aces Go Places
and John Woo's A Better Tomorrow 2
A Better Tomorrow 2
(1987). He also directed four films during the period, which were The Perfect Wife?!
The Perfect Wife?!
(1983), A Family Affair (1984), Kung Hei Fat Choy (1985) and The Family Strikes Back (1986), which were all box office hits.[2] Final film and retirement from acting[edit] Shek played his final role as Uncle Choi in the 1991 action film, The Raid. In 1992, Shek retired from acting at the age of 42, after working as a producer in 1992 fantasy horror film, Angel Hunter. Recently, Shek made a return to acting with a cameo appearance in the 2016 film, The Bodyguard, which is directed by and starring Sammo Hung, and also produced by and guest starring Andy Lau.[5] Personal life[edit] In 1979, Shek married Taiwanese actress Lau Chun-yue.[2] Shek's three main personal hobbies are cigar, golf and coffee.[6] After retiring from the film industry, Shek ventured into and found success in the real estate industry.[1] Filmography[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes

1968 Killer Darts 追魂鏢 "Tung Kung-long"

1969 Twin Blades of Doom 陰陽刀 "Mayor's servant"

Dark Semester 桃李春風 "Yu Mei-hsiu"

1970 Young Lovers 青春戀 "Lin Da-cheng"

A Time for Love 那個不多情 "John Chau"

The Singing Killer 小煞星 "Fairy"

My Son 春火 "Rape gang member"

Guess Who Killed by Twelve Lovers 噴火美人魚 "Stephen"

1971 It Takes a Man to Be Henpecked 怕老婆是大丈夫 Actor

The Man with Two Wives 齊人樂 Actor

Master with Cracked Fingers 刁手怪招 "Landlord" Re-edit of Little Tiger of Canton

1972 Pursuit 林沖夜奔 "Palace guard"

Intrigue in Nylons 少奶奶的絲襪 "Shop clerk"

The Human Goddess 凡下女仙 "Playboy #1"

The Fugitive 亡命徒 "Siu Ba"

The Fists of Vengeance 落葉飛刀 "Doggie" a.k.a. The Deadly Knives a.k.a. A Life-and-Death Struggle

The Black Tavern 黑店 "Wandering Monk"

Let's Go to Bed 我們要洞房 Actor

1973 The Young Tiger 小老虎 "Conceited Red Shirt"

Tales of Larceny 牛鬼蛇神 "Yu Jieh" Two-part anthology film with Shek appearing in the first part.

The Pirate 大海盜 "Master Bai"

The Iron Bodyguard 大刀王五 "Liang Qi-chao" a.k.a. The Knight and the Scholar

Illicit Desire 風流韻事 "Little Fairy" Three-part anthology film with Shek appearing in the third part.

The Generation Gap 叛逆 "Club bald waiter" a.k.a. The Traitor

The Delinquent 憤怒少年 "Cripple" a.k.a. Street Gangs of Hong Kong

My Wife, My Love and My Maid 一嬌二俏三更妙

Ambush 埋伏 "Cold-faced swordsman Hong Lieh"

The Villains 土匪 "Li Deng-yao"

1974 Young Lovers on Flying Wheels 電單車 "Xiao Xian"

Naughty! Naughty! 綽頭狀元 "Auntie Six's husband"

A Mad World of Fools 怪人怪事 Actor

The Golden Lotus 金瓶雙豔 "Doctor Jiang"

Games Gamblers Play 鬼馬雙星 "Casino clerk"

Blood Reincarnation 陰陽界 "Chang"

The Big Risk 虎鬥虎 Actor a.k.a. Kung Fu Conspiracy a.k.a. When Tough Guys Meet

Tenants of Talkative Street 街知巷聞 Actor

Paris Killers 巴黎殺手 "Shot messenger"

Everyday Is Sunday 天天報喜 Actor

Bravest Fist 一山五虎 Actor

Call Me Dragon 神龍小虎闖江湖 "Mincing waiter" a.k.a. Fighting Dragon vs. Deadly Tiger

April Fool 出乎意料 Actor Screenwriter

The Protectors 鏢旗飛揚 "Spear Prince"

1975 The Monk 出家人 "Si-hung" Director Screenwriter Directorial debut a.k.a. The Kung Fu Monk

Kissed by the Wolves 狼吻 Actor

The Young Dragons 鐵漢柔情 "Young brothel customer"

Shantung Man in Hong Kong 小山東到香港 Actor a.k.a. Little Shantung Arrives in Hong Kong

The Seven Coffins 驅魔女 Actor

The Last Message 天才與白痴 "Hotel clerk"

My Wacky, Wacky World 大千世界 "Te Shun"

Lady of the Law 女捕快 "Young Master Chen"

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Superman 香港超人 Actor Assistant director a.k.a. Bruce, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Chinese Superior Kung Fu 中國神打 Actor

The Bedevilled 心魔 "Lin Chi-yao"

Bald-Headed Betty 光頭蓓蒂 Actor

All in the Family 花飛滿城春 Actor

Black Alice 盲女奇緣 Assistant director

1976 A Queen's Ransom 鱷潭群英會 "Ducky" Assistant director Assistant producer

My Funny Intern 鬼馬俏醫生 Actor a.k.a. Hour of the Wolf a.k.a. Typical Admirable Doctor

I Want More... 官人我要... Actor a.k.a. Confession of a Concubine a.k.a. Injustice! My Lord

The Girlie Bar 酒帘 "Xiao Kang" a.k.a. The Finger Bar

The Simple-Minded Fellow 大懵成 Actor

Dance of Death 舞拳 Actor a.k.a. Eternal Conflict

Divorce Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Style 香港式離婚 Actor

Gonna Get You 溫拿與教授 Planning

1977 Mantis Fists and Tiger Claws of Shaolin 血海螳螂仇 Hung Chun-piao

The Iron-Fisted Monk 三德和尚與舂米六 "Manchu" Assistant director

Broken Oath 破戒 "Brothel manager"

The Discharged 出冊 "Toast waiter" (cameo)

Winner Takes All! 面懵心精 Actor

1978 Warriors Two 贊先生與找錢華 "Master Yao"

Spiritual Kung Fu 拳精 "Shaolin student"

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow 蛇形刁手 "Teacher Li"

Snake Crane Secret 蛇鶴丹心震九州 "Shao Ting-shan" a.k.a. Secrets of the Dragon a.k.a. Snake & Crane Secrets

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu 一招半式闖江湖 "Man with cane" a.k.a. Karate Bomber

Filthy Guy 臭頭小子 Actor a.k.a. Return of the Secret Rivals a.k.a. Emepror of Filthy Guy

Drunken Master 醉拳 "Professor Kai-shien" a.k.a. Drunk Monkey in the Tiger's Eye

Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog 老虎田雞 "Panther"

Deadly Strike 最佳搏殺 "Cheung Tsai" a.k.a. Breakout from Oppression

Dirty Kung Fu 鬼馬功夫 "Criminal who sells women" a.k.a. Kung Fu Expert

18 Fatal Strikes 十八羅漢拳 "Tai-pan" a.k.a. 18 Deadly Strikes

My Life's on the Line 賭命走天涯 "Master Handsome" a.k.a. 60 Second Assassin

The Adventure of the Heaven Mouse 通天老鼠下江南 Actor a.k.a. Force 3 From Shanghai a.k.a. Snake in the Crane's Shadow

Crazy Guy with Super Kung Fu 戇頭呆佬笨徒弟 Actor

1979 Story of Drunken Master 醉俠蘇乞兒 "Little Master" (cameo)

Love and Sword 要命的小方 Actor a.k.a. The Samurai

Odd Couple 搏命單刀奪命槍 "Master Rocking" a.k.a. Shaolin Sabre vs Wu Tang Spear

Kung Fu on Sale 功夫大拍賣 "Kung fu instructor" a.k.a. King of Money and Fists

His Name Is Nobody 無名小卒 "Sting"

The Fearless Hyena 笑拳怪招 "Undertaker" (guest star)

Dance of the Drunk Mantis 南北醉拳 "Money Bags" a.k.a. Drunken Master
Drunken Master
Part 2

Crazy Couple 無招勝有招 "Yan"

Four Invincibles 四大跛拳 Actor

1980 Ring of Death 龍形摩橋 "Chu" a.k.a. Bastard Kung Fu Master

Crazy Crooks 瘋狂大老千 "Mo-pei Chai" Presenter

By Hook or by Crook 鹹魚翻生 "Skinny Gee"

Laughing Times 滑稽時代 "Chinese Charlie Chaplin"

1981 Emperor of Shaolin Kung Fu 闖王李自成 Actor a.k.a. Lord Chuang, Li Tzu-cheng a.k.a. The Snake, the Tiger, the Crane

Chasing Girls 追女仔 "Robert"

Beware of Pickpockets 歡樂神仙窩 "Extra Hand"

Life After Life 再生人 Producer

All the Wrong Clues for the Right Solution 鬼馬智多星 Producer a.k.a. All the Wrong Clues

No U-Turn 不准掉頭 Producer

Spooky Kookies 神檯貓 Producer

1982 It Takes Two 難兄難弟 "Shek" Producer

Can’t Stop the War 大追擊 "Soldier" (cameo) Producer

Aces Go Places 最佳拍檔 "Giglo Joe" (special appearance) Producer

Till Death Do We Scare 小生怕怕 Presenter

He Lives by Night 夜驚魂 Presenter

1983 The Perfect Wife?! 專撬牆腳 "Dean Shek" Director Presenter

Fearless Hyena Part II 龍騰虎躍 "Shek Earth" (guest star)

All the Wrong Spies 我愛夜來香 "Japanese soldier in intro" (cameo) Presenter

Ghost Bustin' 抓鬼特攻隊 Presenter

Esprit D'armour 陰陽錯 Presenter

Aces Go Places
Aces Go Places
2 最佳拍檔大顯神通 Presenter

Play Catch 少爺威威 Presenter

Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing? 搭錯車 Producer

Send in the Clowns 台上台下 Producer

Kidnapped 等劍的小孩 Producer

That Day on the Beach 海灘的一天 Production manager

1984 A Family Affair 全家福 "Alex" Director Presenter

Banana Cop 英倫琵琶 Presenter

Happy Ghost 開心鬼 Presenter

Lifeline Express 鴻運當頭 Presenter

Heaven Can Help 上天救命 Presenter

Merry Christmas 聖誕快樂 Presenter

Aces Go Places
Aces Go Places
3 最佳拍檔女皇密令 Presenter

The Occupant 靈氣逼人 Presenter

Run, Tiger, Run 兩隻老虎 Producer Presenter

Pom Pom 神勇雙響炮 Presenter

My Sentimental Little Friend 多情種 Presenter a.k.a. My Little Sentimental Friend

The Time You Need a Friend 笑匠 Presenter

1985 Kung Hei Fat Choy 恭喜發財 "Mr. Fung" Director Producer Presenter

City Hero 飛虎奇兵 "Trainer Lee"

Mummy Dearest 四眼仔 Presenter

For Your Heart Only 為你鍾情 Presenter

Why Me? 何必有我 Presenter

Happy Ghost
Happy Ghost
II 開心鬼放暑假 Presenter

Cupid One 愛神一號 Presenter

The Isle of Fantasy 開心樂園 Presenter

Super Citizen 超級市民 Presenter

Lone, Lone Flower 孤戀花 Presenter

Happy Union 天生一對 Presenter

Happy Union 2 天生寶一對 Presenter

1986 The Family Strikes Back 烏龍大家庭 "Shek La-mai" Director Producer

Abracadabra 天靈靈‧地靈靈 Presenter

Happy Ghost
Happy Ghost
III 開心鬼撞鬼 Presenter

Aces Go Places
Aces Go Places
IV 最佳拍檔千里救差婆 Presenter

A Book of Heroes 歡樂龍虎榜 Presenter

1987 A Better Tomorrow 2 英雄本色II "Lung Sei"

Lady in Black 奪命佳人 Producer Presenter

1988 City War 義膽紅唇 Presenter

Fractured Follies 長短腳之戀 Producer

1989 They Came to Rob Hong Kong 八寶奇兵 "Sherlock False" Screenwriter Presenter

1990 The Dragon from Russia 紅場飛龍 "Snooker" (guest star) Producer Presenter

1991 The Raid 財叔之橫掃千軍 "Uncle Choi" Presenter

1992 Angel Hunter 女校風雲之邪教入侵 Producer Presenter

2016 The Bodyguard 特工爺爺 "Old man" (guest appearance)


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Dean Shek
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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 7588858 ISNI: 0000 0000 0277 2216 SUDOC: 16902122X BNF: cb14039679f (da