John Ching Tung was born in 1960 in Guangzhou. He came to Hong Kong when he was around 17 or 18 and began working at Rediffusion Television as continuity person, props assistant and line producer. In 1986 he joined the film industry as a line producer and became a full time actor the following year, specializing in playing villains. In God of Gamblers 2 (1990), he portrayed a one-eyed man with supernatural abilities; in Tricky Brains (1991), he was a master trickster; in Hail the Judge! (1994), he was a house servant who gave false testimony; and in Midnight Express (1997), he played a twisted cellmate. Yet Ching was equally adept at portraying positive characters, as with his portrayal of an honorable thug in Dragon in Jail (1990), while in the ATV drama My Date with Vampire (1998), he was a tailor with filial values.
With the downturn in the film industry, he started an advertising company after completing his role in Shark Busters (2002).
In recent years, as many Hong Kong industry professionals turned their focus towards Mainland China, Ching Tung founded Ching Tung Film Productions to seek partnership with Mainland film companies. He produced and directed the comic family drama Crazy Drift Temporary Daddy (2010), starring Tommy Wong and Ng Mang-tat, and the kung fu comedy Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu (2011), starring Ng Mang-tat and Wang Baoqiang.
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||Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu|
||Crazy Drift Temporary Daddy|