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Chen Kuan-tai (Chinese: 陳觀泰, born 24 September 1945 in Guangdong, China) is a Chinese martial arts film star. He has primarily appeared in Shaw Brothers productions, and was one of the first solid trained, martial arts stars employed by the company. His first appearance in a Shaw work was in the 1969 film The Chinese Boxer, alongside Jimmy Wang Yu and Ben McDonald.

Chen branched out as an actor with his tender roles in The Tea House and its sequel Big Brother Cheng, both directed by Chih-hung Kwei. These films gave Chen status as a "legitimate actor". After starring in the box office successes Challenge of the Masters and Executioners from Shaolin, both helmed by the legendary martial arts director Lau Kar-leung, Chen left the Shaw Brothers Studio.

While away from Shaw, Chen directed and starred in the 1977 film Iron Monkey (not to be confused with the 1993 film by Yuen Woo-Ping). Chen later returned to the Shaw Brothers in the films Crippled Avengers (directed by Chang Cheh), Killer Constable (directed by Chih-hung Kwei), and 3 Evil Masters (co-starring Yuen Tak of the Seven Little Fortunes).

To date Chen has starred in over 100 films, around 80 of which were with Shaw Brothers. His latest appearances were in Wilson Yip's 2006 martial arts-fantasy Dragon Tiger Gate, and in the 2007 remake of the King Hu classic, The Valiant Ones New.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Chen Kuan-tai, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Chen Kuan-tai (Chinese: 陳觀泰, born 24 September 1945 in Guangdong, China) is a Chinese martial arts film star. He has primarily appeared in Shaw Brothers productions, and was one of the first solid trained, martial arts stars employed by the company. His first appearance in a Shaw work was in the 1969 film The Chinese Boxer, alongside Jimmy Wang Yu and Ben McDonald.

Chen branched out as an actor with his tender roles in The Tea House and its sequel Big Brother Cheng, both directed by Chih-hung Kwei. These films gave Chen status as a "legitimate actor". After starring in the box office successes Challenge of the Masters and Executioners from Shaolin, both helmed by the legendary martial arts director Lau Kar-leung, Chen left the Shaw Brothers Studio.

While away from Shaw, Chen directed and starred in the 1977 film Iron Monkey (not to be confused with the 1993 film by Yuen Woo-Ping). Chen later returned to the Shaw Brothers in the films Crippled Avengers (directed by Chang Cheh), Killer Constable (directed by Chih-hung Kwei), and 3 Evil Masters (co-starring Yuen Tak of the Seven Little Fortunes).

To date Chen has starred in over 100 films, around 80 of which were with Shaw Brothers. His latest appearances were in Wilson Yip's 2006 martial arts-fantasy Dragon Tiger Gate, and in the 2007 remake of the King Hu classic, The Valiant Ones New.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Chen Kuan-tai, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 107

Birthday 1945-09-24

Place of Birth Guangdong, China

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Kuan Tai Chen
  • 陳觀泰
  • Guantai Chen
  • Koon Tai Chen
  • Kuan-Tai Chen
  • Kwan Tai Chen
  • Guan-Tay Chern
  • Chan Koon Tai
  • Chan Kun Tai
  • Ah-Tai
  • 陈观泰
  • Chen Guantai

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Real Iron Monkey
2017 The Hidden Sword
2016 Cherry Returns
2014 Once Upon a Time in Shanghai as Baldy Bai
2013 Game of Assassins as Assassin
2013 Conspirators as Chai
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists as Gold Lion
2011 White Vengeance as Qiu Ran
2010 Gallants as Dragon
2010 14 Blades as Fa Huang
2009 Murderer as Tai
2007 The Valiant Ones New
2006 Dragon Tiger Gate
2005 边城风云
2004 Fearful 24 Hours
2004 Hero Youngster as Mr. Wei Bai-Hao
2002 The Era of Vampires as Zombie wrangler
2001 Iron Fist Pillage as (archive footage)
1996 How to Meet the Lucky Stars as Liu Tin - king of gamblers
1992 Ghost Killer
1992 Gambling Soul as Cop [Cameo]
1992 Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania as Himself (archive footage)
1991 All Mighty Gambler as Tai
1991 Today's Hero as Triad Boss
1991 The Tigers as Hon-Wai
1990 Blood Stained Tradewind as Arms buyer [cameo]
1990 Sleazy Dizzy as Chen Yuan Long
1990 Return to Action
1990 The Fortune Code as Triad boss gambler
1990 Angel Mission as Ma Sheng-fung
1989 The Sniping
1989 Just Heroes as Leung Jang Lung
1988 Human Sentiment Law as Boss
1986 Tai-Pan as Pirate
1985 Majestic Thunderbolt
1985 The Dancing Warrior as Rich man
1985 How to Choose a Royal Bride as Tian Di Hui chief
1984 Long Road to Gallantry as Ling Han Feng
1984 I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad! as Dad - Master Chen
1984 Return of the Bastard Swordsman as Mochitsuki Soryu Han
1984 Shanghai 13 as Shin/Brother Tai
1984 Opium and the Kung Fu Master as Yung Feng
1984 Death Ring
1984 Thunderclap
1983 The Lost Generation as Paul
1983 The Black Magic with Buddha as Ben Chin
1983 Little Dragon Maiden as Guo Jing
1983 Challenge of the Lady Ninja as Lee Tong
1983 Deadly Life of a Ninja as Han Wei Chow
1983 Mission Thunderbolt as (archive footage)
1982 Little Flying Dragon
1982 Human Lanterns as Tan Fu
1982 Don't Trust a Stranger
1982 Gang Master as General Mang Yi Tu
1982 Rolls, Rolls, I Love You as Cui Tung Sing
1982 Red Rattlesnake
1982 Winner Takes All as Mr Miyamoto
1982 New Pilgrims to the West
1981 Ambitious Kung Fu Girl as Qin Ge
1981 The Battle for the Republic of China
1981 Notorious Eight as Zhou Shiqiang
1981 Challenge of the Gamesters as Zhang Lie
1980 The Master as Chin Tien Yun
1980 Killer Constable as Leng Tian-Ying
1980 Rendezvous with Death as Golden Rod Gu Feitian
1979 Big Boss of Shanghai
1979 Invincible Enforcer as Min
1979 Iron Fists as Cpt. Chen Tien Ching
1978 Crippled Avengers as Black Tiger Dao Tian-Du
1978 Tough Guy as Lenghsieh
1978 The Hero Tattooed with Nine Dragons as Tattooed Dragon Shih Chen
1978 Invincible Monkey Fist
1977 The Iron Monkey as Iron Monkey
1977 Executioners from Shaolin as Hung Hsi Kuan
1977 Shang Hai tan
1976 King Gambler as Peng Tian Shi, Card Tyrant
1976 Big Bad Sis as Shing
1976 Challenge of the Masters as Lu Ah Tsai
1976 7-Man Army as Chiang Ming-kun
1975 The Spiritual Boxer as Yi Wo's spiritual boxer [intro]
1975 The Bloody Escape as Bandit Gu Hui
1975 Lover's Destiny as Guan Shao-Feng
1975 The Big Holdup as Ma Rulong
1975 The Imposter as Lo Chin-Ying
1975 Big Brother Cheng as Wang Cheng
1975 All Men Are Brothers as 'Tattooed Dragon' Shih Chen
1975 The Flying Guillotine as Ma Teng
1974 Five Tough Guys as Master Wu Wen-Yuan
1974 The Tea House as Boss Wang Cheng
1974 Hong Kong 73 as Ambulance driver
1974 Men from the Monastery as Hung Hsi-kuan
1974 The Savage Five as Ma Tao
1974 Heroes Two as Hung Hsi Kuan
1973 The Iron Bodyguard as Big Blade Wang Wu
1973 Blood Brothers as Huang Chung
1972 Four Riders as Li Wei-shi
1972 Man of Iron as Zeng Gen Bao
1972 The Hurricane
1972 Young People as Ho Tai
1972 The Water Margin as Tattooed Dragon, Shi Jin
1972 The Boxer from Shantung as Ma Yung Chen
1971 Bus Stop
1971 Maria
1971 The Duel as Liu's man
1970 Wong Fei-Hung: Bravely Crushing the Fire Formation
1969 Redress as Robber with Colored Face

Directing

1990 Return to Action Director
1979 Big Boss of Shanghai Director
1978 Invincible Monkey Fist Director
1977 The Iron Monkey Director

Production

1990 Blood Stained Tradewind Producer
1990 Forsaken Cop Producer
1990 Return to Action Producer

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