Biography

Lam Ching-ying (Chinese: 林正英, 27 December 1952 – 8 November 1997) was a Hong Kong actor, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist priest in Mr. Vampire (1985). Lam died in 1997 of liver cancer.

Lam Ching-ying (Chinese: 林正英, 27 December 1952 – 8 November 1997) was a Hong Kong actor, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist priest in Mr. Vampire (1985). Lam died in 1997 of liver cancer.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 94

Birthday 1952-12-27

Day of Death 1997-11-08

Place of Birth -

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Lam Ching Ying
  • 林正英
  • Ching-Ying Lam
  • 林根宝
  • Ching Ying Lam

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 僵尸道长 (80 episodes) as 毛小方
1995 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 as Himself [archive footage]
1994 Shaolin Avengers
1994 The Chinese Ghostbuster
1994 The Green Hornet as Uncle
1993 Painted Skin as Purple Taoist
1993 Rape in Public Sea as Nan
1992 Mad Mad Ghost as Uncle Ying
1992 Pom Pom and Hot Hot as Lam Ho-Yang
1992 Skin Striperess as Taoist Lam
1992 The Musical Vampire as Uncle Master
1992 Mr. Vampire 1992 as Master Lam Ching Ying
1992 Wizard's Curse as Taoist Lin
1992 Martial Arts Master Wong Fei Hung as Jiubinku Kyoto
1992 Forced Nightmare as Tao Priest
1992 Lover's Tear as Cheng Ying
1992 Banana Spirit as Master Chen Sheng
1992 Legend of Wong Tai Sin as Cho Pin
1992 Exorcist Master as Master Chiou
1991 The Tantana as Mud Yuet
1991 Crazy Safari as Taoist priest
1991 Money Maker as Master Chu
1991 An Eternal Combat as Master
1991 Gambling Ghost as Taoist Priest
1991 Slickers vs. Killers as Owl
1991 Demonic Umbrella as Taoist
1991 Red and Black as Kong
1991 Spiritual Trinity as Tien Lung
1991 The Ultimate Vampire as Master Chiu
1990 Prince of the Sun as Khenlun
1990 Goodbye Hero
1990 Swordsman as Kuk
1990 Stage Door Johnny as Liu
1990 Encounter of the Spooky Kind II as Master Jiao
1990 Magic Cop as Uncle Feng
1989 Vampire Vs Vampire as One-Eyebrow Priest
1989 Pedicab Driver as Uncle Sheng [cameo]
1988 I Love Maria as Master
1988 Her Vengeance as Hung
1988 Painted Faces as Wah
1988 School on Fire as Hoi
1988 Lai Shi, China's Last Eunuch as Liu Chang-Fu
1988 Shy Spirit
1987 Mr. Vampire 3 as Uncle Nine
1987 Eastern Condors as Lieutenant
1986 Heroes Shed No Tears as Viet Colonel
1986 Mr. Vampire 2 as Lam Ching Ying / Lin Cheng-Ying
1986 Where's Officer Tuba? as Taoist priest [cameo]
1986 Millionaires Express as Bank robber
1985 Mr. Vampire as Master Gau
1985 Heart of the Dragon as SWAT Commander
1985 My Lucky Stars
1985 Those Merry Souls as Tak's father
1984 The Return of Pom Pom as Flying Spider Lo Chien
1984 Pom Pom as Police Officer
1984 Hocus Pocus as Master Sheng
1983 Winners & Sinners as Chan
1982 The Dead and the Deadly as Uncle Yee
1981 The Prodigal Son as Leung Yee-Tai
1980 Spooky Encounters as The Inspector
1980 From Riches to Rags as Knife killer
1980 Two Toothless Tigers
1979 The Magnificent Butcher as Fan Man
1979 His Name is Nobody as Wears black wig
1979 The Odd Couple as Ha (Scarface's fighter)
1979 Knockabout as Casino fighter [cameo]
1978 Warriors Two as Thunder's men/Leung's student
1978 Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog as One of Panther's men
1978 My Darling Gals
1978 Amsterdam Connection as Mr. Hung's henchman
1978 Game of Death as Macau fighter
1977 The Amsterdam Kill
1977 Broken Oath as One of Qi's men
1977 The Iron-Fisted Monk
1977 Money Crazy
1977 The Shaolin Plot as Soldier
1976 Challenge of the Masters as Master Pang's student
1976 Hot Potato as Leopard Man (uncredited)
1975 The Man from Hong Kong as [Extra]
1974 Bloody Ring
1974 Chinatown Capers as Gangster
1973 None But the Brave as Masked Patriot
1973 The Rendezvous of Warriors
1973 Seaman No. 7 as Golden Hair's Thug
1972 The Imperial Swordsman as Bandit
1971 The Big Boss as Ah Yen
1971 The Crimson Charm as Crimson Charm thug
1971 The Blade Spares None as Fighter
1971 The Invincible Eight as Whip wielding henchman
1970 Wrath of the Sword as [Extra]
1970 The Golden Knight as Shaolin Monk at temple
1969 The Whirlwind Knight

Crew

1982 Carry on Pickpocket Choreographer
1982 The Dead and the Deadly Choreographer
1973 Enter the Dragon Stunts

Directing

1994 The Green Hornet Director
1989 Vampire Vs Vampire Director

Production

1990 Magic Cop Producer

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