Biography

Ng Man Tat (born 2 January 1952) is a veteran actor in the Hong Kong film industry, with dozens of titles under his belt. Ng has worked with famous actor and director Stephen Chow in a series of "mo lei tau" movies ("mo lei tau" translates to "brainless"/"senseless or random," and it is a genre of slapstick comedy unique to Hong Kong). Ng co-starred with Stephen Chow in a Hong Kong TVB television series called Dun Fei Final Combat (1989), and also the popular 1990 film All for the Winner, where he played the role of Chow's uncle. From then on, the two would grow to star in many more "mo lei tau" films in the same style as All for the Winner. Although Ng Man Tat owes much of his popularity from co-starring with Chow in "mo lei tau" films, he has shown to be a versatile enough actor to successfully portray various different roles. A perfect example of his talent is in his portrayal of Sister 13's father in Portland Street Blues, where he played a man who could not feel anything but abuse and rejection. This role proved to be the perfect complement to his usual "mo lei tau" style with Stephen Chow. He also played Andy Lau's sidekick in the Lee Rock series in a more serious role. In Hong Kong, Ng Man Tat is often known as "Uncle Tat", a nickname most likely influenced from his roles as Stephen Chow's sidekick (often as his uncle) in their films. Ng is sometimes credited as Richard Ng. Even though he is Stephen Chow's good friend, he stopped starring in his movies because he didn't want to be known as "Stephen Chow's Sidekick".

Ng Man Tat (born 2 January 1952) is a veteran actor in the Hong Kong film industry, with dozens of titles under his belt. Ng has worked with famous actor and director Stephen Chow in a series of "mo lei tau" movies ("mo lei tau" translates to "brainless"/"senseless or random," and it is a genre of slapstick comedy unique to Hong Kong). Ng co-starred with Stephen Chow in a Hong Kong TVB television series called Dun Fei Final Combat (1989), and also the popular 1990 film All for the Winner, where he played the role of Chow's uncle. From then on, the two would grow to star in many more "mo lei tau" films in the same style as All for the Winner. Although Ng Man Tat owes much of his popularity from co-starring with Chow in "mo lei tau" films, he has shown to be a versatile enough actor to successfully portray various different roles. A perfect example of his talent is in his portrayal of Sister 13's father in Portland Street Blues, where he played a man who could not feel anything but abuse and rejection. This role proved to be the perfect complement to his usual "mo lei tau" style with Stephen Chow. He also played Andy Lau's sidekick in the Lee Rock series in a more serious role. In Hong Kong, Ng Man Tat is often known as "Uncle Tat", a nickname most likely influenced from his roles as Stephen Chow's sidekick (often as his uncle) in their films. Ng is sometimes credited as Richard Ng. Even though he is Stephen Chow's good friend, he stopped starring in his movies because he didn't want to be known as "Stephen Chow's Sidekick".

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 122

Birthday 1952-01-02

Place of Birth Xiamen, Fujian Province, China

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Also Known As

  • 吳孟達
  • Man Tat Ng
  • Ng Man Tat
  • 吴孟达
  • Wú Mèngdá
  • Wu Meng Da
  • 오맹달
  • Man-Tat Ng
  • Wu Meng-da

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Wandering Earth as Han Ziang
2018 Oolong Courtyard: Kung Fu School
2017 OCTB (30 episodes) as 尤月笙
2017 Dealer/Healer as Uncle Bo
2016 The Menu as Tam Yui-chi
2015 Time is Money
2014 Overheard 3 as Szeto
2014 Aberdeen
2013 辣妈俏爸 (34 episodes)
2012 Chrysanthemum to the beast as Police Commissioner
2011 Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu
2008 Kung Fu Dunk as Master Wu
2006 The Hospital (39 episodes)
2003 Killing Two Birds with One Stone
2001 Shaolin Soccer as Fung
2001 Everyday is Valentine as Boasty Man
2000 The Duke of Mount Deer (42 episodes) as 海大富
1999 The Lord of Amusement
1999 King of Comedy as Mao
1998 Portland Street Blues as Tat
1998 The Lucky Guy as Boss Li
1997 Jail in Burning Island as Uncle Da
1997 The Kid Vs the Cop
1996 The God of Cookery as Benbry's uncle
1996 Adventurous Treasure Island
1996 On Fire
1995 Sixty Million Dollar Man as Tat
1995 The Armed Policewoman
1995 Super Mischieves as Monk Brother as Monk
1995 The Saint of Gamblers as Uncle Tat
1995 Trouble Maker as Daat Suk
1995 A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella as Jue Baat Gaai / Piggy
1995 China Dragon as Tin Chung Woo
1995 A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box as Jue Baat Gaai / Assistant Master
1995 Teenage Master as Fung
1994 Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple
1994 Love and the City
1994 Love on Delivery as Devil's Killer Tat
1994 Hail the Judge as Pao Yau Wai
1993 The Sword Stained with Royal Blood as Wah Su Kuei
1993 Heroes Among Heroes as Master So
1993 Taxi Hunter as Mak Si Gao
1993 Chez n' Ham as Bobby
1993 The Kung Fu Scholar as Headmaster
1993 The Mad Monk as Tiger Fighter Han Lo
1993 Even Mountains Meet as Cho Tat-Wai
1993 Laughter Of Water Margins as Wu Da-liang
1993 Holy Weapon as Ghost Doctor
1993 Master Wong Vs Master Wong as Ah So
1993 My Hero II
1993 Angel of the road
1993 All's Well End's Well Too as Snow White's father
1993 End of the Road as Chei
1993 Flying Dagger as Pang Ting Hong (Innkeeper)
1993 Millionaire Cop as Fish
1992 King of Beggars as General Su of Guangzhou
1992 Handsome Siblings as Big Mouth Lee
1992 Angel Hunter as Professor Cheung
1992 True Love as Stephen
1992 To Miss with Love as Director Ching Monita
1992 It's Now or Never as Tat
1992 The Prince of Temple Street as Tong Chao Tao
1992 Once Upon a Time: A Hero in China
1992 Royal Tramp as Ha Da Fu
1992 Justice, My Foot! as Guangzhou Magistrate Ho Yue Ta
1992 Gameboy Kids as Seven and Half Taels
1992 Best of the Best as Little Ball
1992 With or Without You as Wan Neng Tat
1992 Fight Back to School 2 as Tso Tat-Wah
1992 Shogun and Little Kitchen
1992 Truant Heroes as Blackie Tat
1992 The Thief of Time as Siu Daat Zi
1991 Dances with Dragon as Uncle Fly
1991 Mainland Dundee
1991 The Banquet as Chef
1991 Queen of the Underworld as Brother Zai
1991 Son on the Run
1991 Lee Rock II as Lardo / Lio
1991 Lee Rock as Lardo
1991 God of Gamblers III Back to Shanghai as Uncle Tat / Chow Tai Fook
1991 Fight Back to School as Uncle Tat
1991 To Catch a Thief as Uncle Tat
1991 Crazy Safari as (Narrator)
1991 Money Maker as 3rd Uncle
1991 To Be Number One as Ping
1991 The Queen of Gamble as Mr. Fu
1991 The Top Bet as Uncle San
1991 Tricky Brains as Yan-Chi
1991 The Royal Scoundrel as Chow
1990 God of Gamblers II as Uncle Tat
1990 That's Money as Chow Fong Ming
1990 Blood Stained Tradewind as Uncle Da
1990 The Story of My Son as Paul He
1990 Gangland Odyssey as Uncle Eleven
1990 A Moment of Romance as Rambo
1990 Lung Fung Restaurant as Boss Kent
1990 All for the Winner as Uncle Tat
1989 God of Gamblers as Loanshark Shing
1989 My Heart Is That Eternal Rose as Inspector Tang
1989 Killer Angels as Tat
1989 The Final Combat (30 episodes) as 古艷陽(兄) / 古峰(弟)
1989 Chinese Cop Out
1989 All About Ah-Long as Dragon
1989 Blood Ritual
1989 Satanic Crystals
1988 Operation Pink Squad as Policeman
1988 Tiger Cage as Sgt Uncle Te
1987 A Better Tomorrow II as Boss Wong
1987 To Err Is Humane as Police Superintendent
1986 Legacy of Rage as Prison warden
1986 流氓大亨 (30 episodes) as Zhao Zhongliang
1985 The Seven Angels
1985 Working Class as Factory Foreman Yue
1985 I Do
1984 Everlasting Love
1983 Rape and Die
1982 Carry on Pickpocket
1981 The Crazy Chase
1981 The Executor as Mak Kay
1978 Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre as Doctor Wu Ching Niu
1977 Zou de kuai hao shi jie
1975 Frigidity

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