Biography

Born in 1927, Chow began his professional life as a newspaper reporter. He then broadened his media experience by working for several years as a radio and television producer. In 1959, Chow joined the Shaw Brothers organization in Hong Kong.

Chow established Golden Harvest in 1970 producing eight features in the first year of operation. The company grew quickly and through a highly successful association with the late Bruce Lee, introduced a new film genre to audiences all over the world. In 1980, the company celebrated ten years of operation and Chow was named International Showman of the Year by the National Association of Theater Owners in recognition of his contribution to the American motion picture industry.

Golden Harvest continues to set new landmarks in the film industry throughout the Asian region. In-roads into the Japanese market and a successful collaboration with Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan have ensured tremendous box office success.

In 1987, Chow was honored with the award of O.B.E. and more recently received the "Tokyo Creative Award" for his contribution to Asian cinema. In 1996, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Cineasia and was honored by the Emperor of Japan when he received the Order of the Sacred Treasure with Golden Rays and Rosette for his contribution to cultural and commercial relations between Hong Kong and Japan.

- Biography from Storm Riders DVD

Born in 1927, Chow began his professional life as a newspaper reporter. He then broadened his media experience by working for several years as a radio and television producer. In 1959, Chow joined the Shaw Brothers organization in Hong Kong.

Chow established Golden Harvest in 1970 producing eight features in the first year of operation. The company grew quickly and through a highly successful association with the late Bruce Lee, introduced a new film genre to audiences all over the world. In 1980, the company celebrated ten years of operation and Chow was named International Showman of the Year by the National Association of Theater Owners in recognition of his contribution to the American motion picture industry.

Golden Harvest continues to set new landmarks in the film industry throughout the Asian region. In-roads into the Japanese market and a successful collaboration with Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan have ensured tremendous box office success.

In 1987, Chow was honored with the award of O.B.E. and more recently received the "Tokyo Creative Award" for his contribution to Asian cinema. In 1996, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Cineasia and was honored by the Emperor of Japan when he received the Order of the Sacred Treasure with Golden Rays and Rosette for his contribution to cultural and commercial relations between Hong Kong and Japan.

- Biography from Storm Riders DVD

Personal Info

Known For Production

Gender Male

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1927-10-08

Day of Death 2018-11-02

Place of Birth -

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Raymond Chow Man-Wai
  • 鄒文懷

Production TV ShowsMovies

2001 You Shoot, I Shoot Producer
2001 The Accidental Spy Producer
2000 Funny Business Producer
1999 A Man Called Hero Producer
1999 Gorgeous Producer
1998 Hold You Tight Producer
1997 The Soong Sisters Producer
1995 The Blade Executive Producer
1993 A Roof with a View Producer
1993 Once Upon a Time in China III Executive Producer
1992 Once Upon a Time in China II Executive Producer
1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Executive Producer
1991 Operation Condor Executive Producer
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Executive Producer
1990 The Best of Martial Arts Films Executive Producer
1989 The Iceman Cometh Producer
1988 Police Story 2 Executive Producer
1986 Immortal Story Executive Producer
1986 Happy Din Don Producer
1985 Police Story Executive Producer
1985 The Protector Executive Producer
1985 Affectionately Yours Producer
1984 Wheels on Meals Executive Producer
1984 Cannonball Run II Executive Producer
1984 Teppanyaki Producer
1984 Bruce Lee: The Legend Executive Producer
1983 Project A Producer
1983 The Body Is Willing Producer
1983 The Champions Producer
1983 Winners & Sinners Producer
1983 Better Late Than Never Producer
1983 Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain Producer
1983 Duel to the Death Producer
1982 The Miracle Fighters Producer
1982 Breaking Through the Black Whirl Executive Producer
1982 The Dead and the Deadly Producer
1981 The Prodigal Son Producer
1981 Wedding Bells, Wedding Belles Producer
1981 Death Hunt Executive Producer
1981 The Phantom Killer Producer
1981 Dreadnaught Producer
1981 Game of Death II Producer
1981 Security Unlimited Producer
1980 The Cheeky Chap Producer
1980 The Young Master Producer
1979 The Magnificent Butcher Producer
1979 Murder Most Foul Producer
1979 Knockabout Producer
1979 Itchy Fingers Producer
1978 Warriors Two Producer
1978 Hello, Late Homecomers Producer
1978 The Contract Producer
1978 Rainbow In My Heart Producer
1978 Game of Death Producer
1978 Follow the Star Producer
1978 The Boys in Company C Executive Producer
1978 Once Upon a Time Producer
1977 The Iron-Fisted Monk Producer
1977 Money Crazy Producer
1977 The Shaolin Plot Producer
1976 The Private Eyes Producer
1976 A Queen's Ransom Producer
1976 The Double Crossers Producer
1976 Chelsia My Love Producer
1976 Tiger of Northland Producer
1976 Hand of Death Producer
1976 The Himalayan Producer
1975 No End of Surprises Producer
1975 The Last Message Producer
1975 The Man from Hong Kong Producer
1975 The Bedevilled Producer
1975 The Seven Coffins Producer
1975 The Dragon Tamers Producer
1974 The Association Producer
1974 Games Gamblers Play Producer
1974 The Tournament Producer
1974 Naughty! Naughty! Producer
1974 Whiplash Producer
1974 Stoner Producer
1974 The Manchu Boxer Producer
1973 The Tattooed Dragon Producer
1973 Thunderbolt Producer
1973 When Taekwondo Strikes Producer
1973 Beach of the War Gods Producer
1973 None But the Brave Producer
1973 The Unscrupulous General Producer
1973 Back Alley Princess Producer
1973 A Man Called Tiger Producer
1972 Hapkido Producer
1972 The One-Armed Boxer Producer
1972 The Way of the Dragon Producer
1972 Fist of Fury Producer
1971 The Big Boss Producer
1971 The Comet Strikes Producer
1971 The Angry River Producer
1971 The Invincible Eight Producer
1971 The Invincible Sword Producer

Acting

2009 How Bruce Lee Changed the World as Himself
1984 Bruce Lee: The Legend as Himself
1973 Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend as Himself

Crew

1989 Lost Souls Presenter
1989 Miracles Presenter
1988 Midnight Whispers Presenter

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