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Billy Chan Wui Ngai

 
 
 
 
Other names : 陈会毅
Billy Chan
Chan Kooi Ngai
Chan Wu Ngar
Chan Wui Ngai
Cheng Hui Yi
 
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Director (15), Assistant Director (1), Producer (16), Executive producer (1), Action Director (22), Assistant Action Director (5), Writer (1), Actor (46), Brief appearance (7), Stuntman (5)

Biography

He is the brother of Peter Chan Lung, and actually when I first spotted Billy in Bruce Lee’s Big Boss I thought: "Wow, Chan Lung was quite a thin guy in his younger days". In Big Boss Billy’s part is brief but highly visible, it's at the moment Bruce Lee decide to intervene in the fight between the workers and the thugs at the factory. Billy holds a knife and receives Bruce's swift, snappy kick right in the jaw. Wow, it's a priceless cinematic moment, with it's speed and crisp feel it was the first real indication that Bruce was something more than the usual karate chopping martial star.

Billy like his brother was part of Madame Fan Fok’s opera academy. Along with Lam Ching Ying he was one of the earliest Golden Harvest stuntmen and can be seen or glimpsed in bit appearances in countless early Golden Harvest films usually choreographed by Sammo.

In the second half of the seventies he also did some work with Lau Kar Leung along with a couple of others like Wilson Tong and went back and forth in-between the two stunt-teams. In given time he rose to assistant action director then action director and with Lam Ching Ying and Yuen Biao were Sammo’s big action director assistants for his major works. All three won the H-K equivalent of the Oscar for their fight choreography in Prodigal Son. Unlike Yuen and Lam though I don't recall Billy ever been given any significant role beyond the occasional bit parts.

Instead his real skills were best displayed in his role as action choreography. Other than the above-mentioned Prodigal Son, he also performed as action choreographer in such classics as The Victim, Dead and the Deadly, Winners and Sinners (won the HK Film award for Best Action Choreography along with Yuen Biao and Lam Ching-ying), Encounters of the Spooky Kind and Long Arm of the Law. By the mid-80s he evolved towards becoming a director in his own right with New Mr. Vampire, License to Steal (starring Yuen Biao), Crazy Safari (starring Lam Ching Ying and his brother), All Men are Brothers (1993) and was the director of the 2001 Legend of a Professional with Anthony Wong and Josie Ho.

Like two other protégés of Sammo, cinematographer Ricky Lau and Wilson Tong, he did a lot of ghost-comedies (and had his directorial debut in one). He produced a film for Wilson Tong (Ghost Nursing) and a few other films as well – Raid on Royal Casino Marine, The Spooky Family and Ghost Legend.

Some films that he can be spotted in are: Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Victim, His Name is Nobody, Magnificent Butcher, Carry on Pickpocket, Knockabout, Warriors Two and Encounter of the Spooky Kind.

Yves Gendron
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 - 1960 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Kung Fu Jungle 2014 Actor
 Jeet Kune Do 2010 Producer
 Bet To Basic 2006 Producer
 Wing Chun 2006 Producer
 Seven Swords Of Mount Heaven 2005 Action Director
 Dragon : Since 1973 2004 Actor
 Fearful 24 Hours 2004 Action Director
 Shiver 2003 Producer, Action Director
 Demon Possession 2002 Producer
 Possessed 2002 Producer
 Legend Of A Professional, The 2001 Director
 Thou Shall Not Commit 2001 Executive producer
 White Storm 2000 Director
 Mad Stylist 1997 Action Director
 Stand Behind The Yellow Line 1997 Director
 Velvet Gloves 1996 Director
 Beginners Luck 1994 Director, Writer
 S.D.U. Mission In Mission 1994 Producer
 All Men Are Brothers : Blood Of The Leopard 1993 Director
 Mad Mad Ghost 1992 Director
 Skin Striperess 1992 Director
 Sting, The 1992 Producer
 Crazy Safari 1991 Director
 Legend Of Chiuchow Brothers 1991 Producer
 Ghost Legend 1990 Producer
 Licence To Steal 1990 Director
 No Way Back 1990 Producer
 Raid On Royal Casino Marine 1990 Producer
 Spooky Family, The 1990 Producer
 Casino Raiders 1989 Action Director
 Fortune Code, The 1989 Action Director
 No Compromise 1989 Director
 Proud And Confident 1989 Producer
 Running Mate 1989 Producer, Action Director
 Three Wishes 1988 Director
 Brotherhood 1987 Director
 Crazy Spirit 1987 Director
 From Here To Prosperity 1986 Action Director
 New Mr. Vampire 1986 Director
 Where's Officer Tuba ? 1986 Actor
 Heart Of Dragon 1985 Assistant Director, Action Director, Actor
 Mr Boo Meets Pom Pom 1985 Actor
 My Lucky Stars 1985 Action Director
 Long Arm Of The Law 1984 Action Director
 Owl VS Bumbo, The 1984 Actor
 Masters Of Tiger Crane 1983 Actor
 Winners And Sinners 1983 Action Director
 Carry On Pickpocket 1982 Action Director, Actor
 Dead And The Deadly, The 1982 Action Director, Actor
 Ghost Nursing 1982 Producer
 Krazy Kops 1981 Action Director
 Prodigal Son, The 1981 Action Director
 Security Unlimited 1981 Action Director
 Encounters Of The Spooky Kind 1980 Actor
 Magnificent Butcher, The 1980 Assistant Action Director, Actor
 Two Toothless Tigers 1980 Action Director, Actor
 Victim, The 1980 Action Director, Actor
 Crazy Partner 1979 Actor
 From Riches To Rags 1979 Action Director
 His Name Is Nobody 1979 Assistant Action Director, Actor
 Incredible Kung Fu Master, The 1979 Actor
 Knockabout 1979 Assistant Action Director, Actor
 Odd Couple 1979 Assistant Action Director, Actor
 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, The 1978 Actor
 Amsterdam Connection 1978 Actor
 Amsterdam Kill, The 1978 Actor
 Dirty Kung Fu 1978 Actor
 Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog 1978 Actor
 Enter The Fat Dragon 1978 Brief appearance
 Warriors Two 1978 Action Director, Actor
 Way Of The Black Dragon 1978 Action Director
 Who Holds The Golden Key ? 1978 Actor
 Broken Oath 1977 Actor
 Executioners From Shaolin 1977 Brief appearance
 He Has Nothing But Kung Fu 1977 Actor
 Iron Fisted Monk, The 1977 Stuntman
 Money Crazy 1977 Actor
 Shaolin Plot, The 1977 Actor
 Brotherhood 1976 Brief appearance
 Challenge Of The Masters 1976 Actor
 Girlie Bar, The 1976 Actor
 Himalayan, The 1976 Actor
 Private Eyes, The 1976 Actor
 Kung Fu Stars 1975 Actor
 Valiant Ones 1975 Actor
 Bloody Ring 1974 Assistant Action Director, Actor
 Dynamite Brothers 1974 Actor
 Stoner 1974 Brief appearance
 Tournament, The 1974 Actor
 Back Alley Princess 1973 Actor
 Chinese Kung Fu 1973 Actor
 Devil And Angel 1973 Actor
 Enter The Dragon 1973 Stuntman
 When Taekwondo Strikes 1973 Brief appearance
 Casino, The 1972 Brief appearance
 Fist Of Fury 1972 Stuntman
 Fugitive, The 1972 Brief appearance
 Hapkido 1972 Stuntman
 Treasure Castle 1972 Actor
 Big Boss, The 1971 Actor
 Eunuch, The 1971 Actor
 Invincible Eight, The 1971 Actor
 Touch Of Zen, A 1971 Stuntman
 Swordmates, The 1969 Actor
 

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 Billy Chan Wui Ngai pictures :  (Hide)
Mr Boo Meets Pom Pom
The Dead And The Deadly
The Magnificent Butcher
Odd Couple
Odd Couple
Warriors Two
Money Crazy
The Iron Fisted Monk
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Valiant Ones
Stoner
The Tournament
When Taekwondo Strikes
Fist Of Fury
 
 Other Billy Chan Wui Ngai pictures :  (Hide)
Odd Couple (1)
The Iron Fisted Monk (2)
The Himalayan (1)
Stoner (1)
The Tournament (1)
The Casino (2)
 
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