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Liu Kai-Chi
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廖啟智
- actor - overacting god -
Liu Kai-Chi in Funeral March (2001) Liu Kai-Chi in Moonlight Express (1999) Liu Kai-Chi in Give Them a Chance (2003) Liu Kai-Chi in Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
Biography:
 

A reliable everyman character actor for more than 20 years, Liu Kai-Chi (widely known as "Uncle Chi" in Hong Kong) graduated from the 8th TVB Actor Training Class in 1979. A low-key and generally non-flashy actor, Liu has nonetheless touched audiences and proven his versatility in diverse roles in television and film through out his career. He won the HKFA Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance as the mentally challenged son of Roy Chiao in Jacob Cheung's Cageman (1992). Liu was again nominated in 2003 for a HKFA Best Supporting Actor Award and took home the Chinese Film Media Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Infernal Affairs II (2003) as a loyal, stone-faced henchman of the Ngai crime family. Liu likely would have been nominated for his nuanced performance as the solemn morgue attendant in Wong Ching-Po's directorial debut Fu Bo (2003) too, but the movie was reportedly ineligible because it was shot on video. His most recent film appearance was in Wong Jing's Colour of the Loyalty (2005).

Liu is a family man through and through. He met his wife, Chan Man-Yee (a popular TVB actress in the eighties), in the Actor Training Class and they married in 1987. They have three children together, all sons. In late 2003, Liu and Chan received the devastating news that their youngest son had been diagnosed with leukemia. Fortunately, after a successful bone marrow transplant and extensive chemotherapy, the young boy is now almost fully recovered. Liu recently left TVB after 25 years with the studio, and there were rumors that it was due to salary disputes and speculation that he had actually been fired. Liu insists, however, that he did not renew his contract with the station in order to take care of his son and have the opportunity to pursue new things outside of TVB. (Yinique 2005)

selected filmography
(actor unless otherwise noted)
Here Comes Fortune (1981)
Mad Mad 1997 (1983)
It's a Drink, It's a Bomb (1985)
Princess Madam (1989)
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
The Figures from Earth (1990)
Friday Gigolo (1992)
Cageman (1992)
The Maidens of Heavenly Mountains (1994)
Daughter of Darkness 2 (1994)
Mr. Sardine (1994)
The Crucifixion (1994)
Land of Treasure (1995)
Sometimes Miracles Do Happen (1999)
Moonlight Express (1999)
Never Say Goodbye (2001)
Funeral March (2001)
The Saving Hands (2001)
Return from the Other World (2002)
Give Them a Chance (2003)
Fu Bo (2003)
Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Koma (2004)
New Police Story (2004)
Crazy N' The City (2005)
Colour of the Loyalty (2005)
Bug Me Not! (2005)[motion capture actor]
Ah Sou (2005)
Dragon Squad (2005)
SPL (2005)
The Third Eye (2006)
Protégé (2007)
The Detective (2007)
The Moss (2008)
A Decade of Love (2008)
Ballistic (2008)
The Beast Stalker (2008)
Three Narrow Gates (2008)
Lady Cop & Papa Crook (2009)
The Sniper (2009)
To Live and Die in Mongkok (2009)
Fire of Conscience (2010)
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
I Love Hong Kong (2011)
The Detective 2 (2011)
The Way We Were (2011)
72 Martyrs (2011)
Demon 2 (2011)
Turning Point 2 (2011)
The Viral Factor (2012)
The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Cross (2012)
Ip Man - The Final Fight (2013)
Christmas Rose (2013)
As the Light Goes Out (2013)
Horseplay (2014)
That Demon Within (2014)
Z Storm (2014)
Golden Brother (2014)
Paradise in Service (2014)
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