Wong Shu-tong was born in Hong Kong in 1943. Starting off as a stuntman, he first appeared in Hong Komg films in the mid-1960s, when he had minor roles in films such as How Master Cute Thrice Saved the Idiot Ming (1966), which also featured his sister Bonnie Wong Man-wai. Later, he joined Shaw Brothers and acted in wuxia films like Chang Cheh’s Vengeance! (1970) and The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971). Wong joined Rediffusion Television (RTV) in 1974 as an actor and martial arts choreographer. In 1979, director Tsui Hark cast him in the classic wuxia film The Butterfly Murders, for which he also acted as choreographer.
In 1983, Wong made his directorial debut for Pearl City Film Production with Blood Money, starring Chow Yun-fat and Chan Man-yi. The flagging career development in film led Wong to join Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), acting in serial dramas such as The Brothers. In 1986, he returned to Asia Television Limited (formerly RTV, now ATV) and was featured in dozens of series. His time at ATV was best remembered for his supporting role in the series My Date with a Vampire.
In the early 1990s, Wong ventured into film again, directing The Transmigration Romance (1991) and Run for Life – Ladies From China (1993). And, after appearing in My Date with a Vampire III in 2004, Wong left ATV and returned to film acting. He was recently seen in the films Let’s Go! (2011) and Young and Dangerous: Reloaded (2013).
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Run for Life – Ladies From China|
||The Transmigration Romance|