Wong Ching, nicknamed Big Mouth Ching, was born in 1949 in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Koing. The younger brother of Wong Chung, a director and actor best known for making crime thrillers, Wong was initially a martial arts performer, later becoming known as a character actor. He had appeared in over 100 films, including Young People (1972, directed by martial arts master Chang Cheh), Not Scared to Die (1973) and Follow the Star (1978, directed by John Woo). He had performed in several films by New Wave director Dennis Yu, including action film See-Bar (1980, starring a young Chow Yun-fat), the explosive thriller The Beasts (1980) and the horror flick The Imp (1980). Once a contract player with Shaw Brothers, Wong went independent in the 1980s and became a sought-after actor. He even played one of the leads in Funny Boys (1982), directed by Danny Lee.
Wong also worked for a period as choreographer, staging action for such films as his brother Wong Chung’s crime drama Murderer Pursues (1981) and Simon Nam Nai-choi’s explosive thriller Brothers from the Walled City (1982). Remaining active on screen in the new millennium, he had appeared in such films as Jiang Hu (2004) and Black Ransom (2010) and acting in television dramas.
Wong had directed one film, the crime thriller Sketch (1983), in which he also starred, alongside Newton Lai and Feng Tsui-fan.
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