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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Ka Lok CHIN
錢嘉樂 | CHIN Ka Lok

I started working for the film industry when I was 14. Since then I was greatly influenced by film. Witnessing and experiencing the changes and improvement of the industry, I learned a lot. I hope I can stay and have a place in Hong Kong film industry and make more quality movies.


Chin Ka-lok was born in Hong Kong in 1965 and his family was from Guangdong Province. He took up a branch of martial arts known as Tai Shing Pek Kwar from a young age. He quit his studies at the Rosaryhill School after Form 2 and followed in his elder brother Chin Siu-ho’s footsteps and became a stuntman at Shaw Brothers. At the age of 17 he joined Sammo Hung’s stunt group. His performance in Project A (1983) and Winners & Sinners (1983) so impressed Hung that he was appointed car-stunt director on Wheels on Meals (1984) and was cast in the leading role in Mr. Vampire Saga IV (1988), which grossed over $13.5 million. Golden Harvest then negotiated a three-year contract with Chin, under which he starred in Bury Me High (1991) and Operation Scorpio (1991). In 1993 he signed with Television Broadcast (TVB).

In 1996 Chin was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in Full Throttle (1995), and he was invited by Eric Tsang Chi-wai to host the variety show Super Trio, in which he laid down his serious persona and learnt comedic skills. In 1997 he directed his first feature, 97 Aces Go Places (1997), which grossed over $10 million during the film industry downturn. His work as an action director include the Option Zero (1997), Hit Team (2001) and Stool Pigeon (2010), directed by Dante Lam; and Star Runner (2003) and Dragon Squad (2005), both directed by Daniel Lee; as well as One Nite in Mongkok (2004), Protégé (2007), Shinjuku Incident (2009) and Triple Tap (2010), directed by Derek Yee Tung-sing. In 2012 he showed off his stunt car driving skills, zigzagging within narrow alleyways in the Cheang Pou-soi directed Motorway, which earned him a Best Action Choreography prize at the Golden Horse Awards. That year, he was also given the Outstanding Actor Award by TVB.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2002 《無問題2》
No Problem 2
1997 《最佳拍擋之醉街拍擋》
97 Aces Go Places