Biography

Lam was born in Tianjin, and came to Hong Kong as a youth in 1979 to receive inheritance money left by his grandfather. Soon after all the money had been squandered and Lam had to work various odd jobs to make a living.

In the mid-eighties he got employment on movie sets through the help of friends. He has done different roles, from lighting and props to stage manager and set and script supervisor.

Lam gradually developed an interest in acting and by his own account, pestered various directors until they relented and gave him tiny roles. There are two pivotal persons in Lam's acting career. The first is Stephen Chow, who befriended him in his early days as a crew member and cast him in movies like The God of Cookery (1996) and Kung Fu Hustle.

The second person is director Johnnie To. Lam has been in over 80 films since 1996 and at least 20 of those have been directed or produced by To.

Known for his weight and size, his roles are often as a bumbling secondary character providing comic relief from the most intense nature of To's films. He is perhaps most famous for his various supporting roles in To's films, notably as the bumbling taxi driver Yip in the award winning film Breaking News (2004).

The most notable To-Lam collaborations include The Mission, which garnered Lam Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Award, and PTU. Lam was nominated for a Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor and took home the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in PTU. He has also had interesting roles in movies like Wu yen (2001), as the effeminate Prime Minister, and in Diva - Ah Hey (2003), in which he played Charlene Choi's loving and supportive father. Lam has been married for almost a decade. His wife is 10 years his junior and is from the same hometown.

Lam was born in Tianjin, and came to Hong Kong as a youth in 1979 to receive inheritance money left by his grandfather. Soon after all the money had been squandered and Lam had to work various odd jobs to make a living.

In the mid-eighties he got employment on movie sets through the help of friends. He has done different roles, from lighting and props to stage manager and set and script supervisor.

Lam gradually developed an interest in acting and by his own account, pestered various directors until they relented and gave him tiny roles. There are two pivotal persons in Lam's acting career. The first is Stephen Chow, who befriended him in his early days as a crew member and cast him in movies like The God of Cookery (1996) and Kung Fu Hustle.

The second person is director Johnnie To. Lam has been in over 80 films since 1996 and at least 20 of those have been directed or produced by To.

Known for his weight and size, his roles are often as a bumbling secondary character providing comic relief from the most intense nature of To's films. He is perhaps most famous for his various supporting roles in To's films, notably as the bumbling taxi driver Yip in the award winning film Breaking News (2004).

The most notable To-Lam collaborations include The Mission, which garnered Lam Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Award, and PTU. Lam was nominated for a Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor and took home the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in PTU. He has also had interesting roles in movies like Wu yen (2001), as the effeminate Prime Minister, and in Diva - Ah Hey (2003), in which he played Charlene Choi's loving and supportive father. Lam has been married for almost a decade. His wife is 10 years his junior and is from the same hometown.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 167

Birthday 1964-07-08

Place of Birth Tianjin, Hong Kong

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Also Known As

  • 林雪
  • Pa Suet
  • Lin Xue
  • Suet Lam
  • Fei Suet
  • Lam Sho
  • Lam Sue
  • S. Lam
  • Xue Lin

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Dynasty Warriors : Destiny of an Emperor as Dong Zhuo
2019 Undercover Punch and Gun
2019 My Dear Elephant
2019 A Lifetime Treasure
2019 Missbehavior
2019 A Home with a View
2018 The Cursed
2018 The Trough
2018 Agent Mr. Chan as Mr Ma
2018 A Better Tomorrow as Ha Ge
2017 Shining Moment as 余父
2017 Always Be with You as Record Owner
2017 Colour of the Game as Slaughter
2017 The House That Never Dies II as 军阀
2017 Love Contractually
2016 Happy Mitan (44 episodes)
2016 A Busy Night as Wang Guoliang
2016 Three as Fatty (Constable)
2016 Good Take!
2016 Trivisa as Boss Fong
2015 Heart for Heaven as Brother Long
2015 Saving Mr. Wu as Mr. Su
2015 Robbery as Convenience store boss
2015 Monk Comes Down the Mountain
2015 Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal
2014 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 as John
2014 But Always
2014 The Extreme Fox
2014 Iceman
2014 The Midnight After as Suet
2014 The Apostles
2013 The Constable
2013 Pay Back
2013 Sweet Summer Love
2013 SDU: Sex Duties Unit as Robber
2013 Tales From The Dark 1 as Boss Lee
2013 Blind Detective as Lee Tak Shing
2013 Better and Better
2012 Drug War as Fatso
2012 Vulgaria as Wah-tao
2012 Million Dollar Crocodile as Big-Mouth Zhao
2012 Fairy Tale Killer as Cheung Fai
2012 Crazy Stupid Thief as cha er si
2012 All's Well, Ends Well 2012 as Construction Worker
2011 Turning Point 2 as Kui Chuen
2011 The Great Magician as Li Feng Jen
2011 Sleepless Fashion as Qin Feng
2011 The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake as Gui Fu
2011 The Sorcerer and the White Snake as Chicken Devil
2011 Beach Spike as Water-Father
2011 The Detective 2
2011 Don't Go Breaking My Heart as John
2010 The Jade and the Pearl as Tiger Chan
2010 Triple Tap as Mr Fong
2010 The Legend Is Born: Ip Man as Deputy mayor Cheung Ho-Tin
2010 All's Well Ends Well 2010 as His Excellency Wu Fa Da
2010 King of Triads as Peter Wong
2009 The Storm Warriors as Piggy King
2009 Accident as Fatty
2009 Vengeance as Tsui
2009 Shinjuku Incident as Old Ghost
2009 Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms as Fat Lo
2008 Legendary Assassin as Fat Wing
2008 Tactical Unit: Partners
2008 Tactical Unit: Human Nature as Fat Tong
2008 Sparrow as Lung
2008 Ocean Flame as Stick
2008 Tactical Unit: No Way Out
2008 Tactical Unit - The Code
2008 Run Papa Run as Big Mouth
2008 Triad Wars as Wong Shu Chor / Fat Ball
2008 Linger as Yan's Roomate
2008 Prisoner 701: Sasori as Warden
2007 Mad Detective as Fatso - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lam Suet)
2007 Triangle as Fat Bo (as Lam Suet)
2007 Beauty and the 7 Beasts as Sonny
2007 Eye in the Sky as Ng Tung / Fatman
2007 Simply Actors as Brother Pang
2007 Gong Tau as Officer 'Brother' Sum (as Lam Suet)
2007 Dancing Lion as shopkeeper
2007 House of the Invisibles as Fatty Chow
2007 Happy Birthday as Orderly [cameo]
2007 Invisible Target as Loan Shark Cheng
2007 Forest of Death as Commissioner Wong
2006 Fatal Contact as Soo
2006 Exiled as Fat (as Lam Suet)
2006 Dog Bite Dog as Fat Lam
2006 Love @ First Note as Lam Yu
2006 Election 2 as Big Head
2006 I'll Call You as Manny's father
2006 My Kung Fu Sweetheart as Brother Wai
2005 Home Sweet Home as Lo Wai
2005 All About Love as Paramedic
2005 Election as Big Head
2005 2 Young
2005 Crazy n' the City as Milk powder shoplifter
2005 Colour of the Loyalty
2005 Divergence as Mou Wai-Bun
2004 Moving Targets as Fat Seven
2004 Infernal Mission
2004 Breaking News as Yip
2004 Jiang Hu as Fat policeman outside toilet
2004 One Nite in Mongkok as Liu
2004 The Miracle Box
2004 Papa Loves You as Inspector Lee
2004 Kung Fu Hustle as Axe Gang Vice General
2004 Boxer's Story as Uncle Keun
2004 Explosive City as Mendosa
2004 My Romeo
2003 1:99 Shorts as 1)
2003 Sound of Colors as Hoi Yeuk's father
2003 Turn Left, Turn Right as Restaurant Owner
2003 Men Suddenly in Black as Sgt. Chan
2003 Kung Fu Master Is My Grandma! as Internet Cafe Boss
2003 The Trouble-Makers
2003 PTU as Sgt. Lo Sa
2003 Looking for Mr. Perfect as Bobby Chan
2003 Diva: Ah Hey as Kam Hing Cheung
2003 Good Times, Bed Times as Judge Chow
2003 Love for All Seasons as Fatty (as Lam Suet)
2003 Love Under the Sun as Himself
2003 Love Undercover 2: Love Mission as Cheung Man Po
2002 Shark Busters
2002 Possessed
2002 Devil Face, Angel Heart as Kwan
2002 The Stewardess as Fatty
2002 U-Man as Skinny
2002 The Era of Vampires as Kung
2002 My Left Eye Sees Ghosts as May's Father (as Lam Suet)
2002 Perfect Education 3
2001 Running Out of Time 2 as Ken (as Lam Suet)
2001 A Gambler's Story as Landlord
2001 You Shoot, I Shoot as Fei Si
2001 Fulltime Killer as Fat Ice
2001 Love on a Diet as Bun Man
2001 Hero of City as Sing Wah Chyun
2001 Prison on Fire: Plaintive Destiny
2001 Everyday is Valentine as Mr. Wu
2001 Old Master Q 2001 as Robber
2001 Cop on a Mission as Ho
2001 Wu Yen as Prime Minister
2001 45 Days Lover as Mr. Wong
2001 Ghost Office as Knife Lam
2001 Goodbye, Mr. Cool as Kong
2000 The Blood Rules
2000 Help!!! as Dr. Andy
2000 Needing You... as Martin (as Lam Suet)
2000 Resort Massacre as Joey
2000 Juliet in Love as Fat Pang
2000 My Name Is Nobody
1999 The Mission as James
1999 He Is My Enemy, Partner and Father-In-Law as Fatty King
1999 Running Out of Time as Suet
1999 Where a Good Man Goes as Karl
1999 Unemployed Emperor as Ser's Thug
1998 Mr. Wai-Go
1998 A Hero Never Dies
1998 The Lucky Guy as Tall Wai's man
1998 The Longest Nite as Cafe Owner's Assistant
1997 Intruder as Cleaning river entrance
1997 The Odd One Dies as Mah jong heavy
1997 My Dad Is a Jerk as Tourist with family photographed by Cheo
1997 Lifeline as Arsonist
1996 The God of Cookery as Pudgy Triad Member
1991 Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky as Boss

Writing

2004 The Twins Effect II Author
2004 Protege de la Rose Noire Writer

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