Andy On

Andy On (Chinese: 安志杰; pinyin: Ān Zhìjié; Cantonese Yale: On Chi Kit) (born 11 May 1977) is a Taiwanese-American actor and martial artist.

Andy On
Andy On in 2014
Native name
安志杰
Born
Andy Tien

(1977-05-11) 11 May 1977
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
EducationLincoln High School
OccupationActor, Martial Artist
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)
Jessica Cambensy (m. 2017)
Partner(s)Coco Lee (2002–2002)
Jennifer Tse (2009–2013)
Children
  • Tessa Tien (daughter)
  • Elvis Tien (son)
AwardsHong Kong Film AwardsBest New Performer
2004 Star Runner

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Life and career

On was born on 11 May 1977,[1] in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a native of the US, and can speak English, Mandarin, and a bit of Cantonese.

Andy On did not graduate from high school. He worked as a bartender in Rhode Island. While doing this, he was approached by China Star founder Charles Heung and filmmaker Tsui Hark to take over the role of one of Jet Li's film characters, Black Mask, in Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002). Despite the poor reviews and the bad box office ratings, On continued to act, improving in both martial arts and acting. Like fellow Hong Kong film star Nicholas Tse, On trained in martial arts under Chung Chi Li, the leader of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. On began training with Chan in 2001 for the film Looking for Mister Perfect/Kei fung dik sau (2003), which was released two years later. On trained in wushu at the Shaolin Temple and studied film fighting under former Jackie Chan Stunt Team leader Nicky Li for his first film, Looking for Mister Perfect, which was shot before Black Mask 2: City of Masks, but released one year later, in 2003. On continued his acting career with many injuries, sustaining a hamstring injury on the set of New Police Story (2004) in one of the two fights against Jackie Chan.

On was nominated and won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Actor Award for his role in Star Runner/Siu nin a Fu (2003). He shared the screen with the man who influenced him, Jackie Chan, in New Police Story. On has also won the Best New Artist Award in 2004 at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his role as Tank Wong in Siu nin a Fu, beating favorite Vanness Wu by only one-tenth of the votes.

Aside from his filmmaking career, On is also a singer. He has released some tracks, including a duet with Taiwanese pop singer Jolin Tsai called "Angel of Love". His hobbies are martial arts and video games. He continues to train in Wing Chun Kung Fu with good friend, actor, and martial artist Philip Ng, and has studied Thai boxing under former world kickboxing champion and actor Billy Chau in preparation for Star Runner.

During production of the film Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008), On was hit in the face by a stuntman during an action sequence. On cut his lip, and, after seven surgeries, sports a small scar on his lip. He considers the scar a "trophy" of his hard work in the film.

Personal life

On had a short-lived relationship with Coco Lee in which first started in June 2002. On dated model and actress Jennifer Tse from 2009 to 2013 before breaking up.

During the filming of Zombie Fight Club, On met actress Jessica Cambensy. The two began dating in November 2014.[2] They became engaged in October 2015, a week after Jessica announced she was pregnant.[3][4] Andy and Jessica became the parents of a 9-pound baby girl they named Tessa in March 2016.[5] Andy and Jessica married on 15 October 2017 in a private ceremony in Hawaii.[6] They later had a son Elvis, on 19 June 2018.[7]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002Black Mask 2: City of MasksBlack Mask
2003Looking for Mister PerfectAlexa.k.a. Looking for Mr. Perfect
Star RunnerTank WongHong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
a.k.a. The Kumite
2004Itchy HeartWil
New Police StoryLaw Tin-tin
The White DragonSecond Prince Tian Yang
2005Dragon SquadSuet's undercover targetU.S. DVD title: Dragon Heat
2006Lethal AngelsJeta.k.a. Devil Angel
a.k.a. Naked Avengers
Election 2Lika.k.a. Election 2: Harmony Is a Virtue
a.k.a. Triad Election
Dating a VampireKit
Fatal ContactSilver Dragon
Nothing Is ImpossibleJason
2007Invisible TargetTien Yeng-yee
Mad DetectiveInspector Ho Ka-on
2008Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the DragonDeng Zhi
Forgive and ForgetAndy
La LingerieEugene
2010Black RansomGundam
Bad BloodCalf
True LegendYuan Lie
ShanghaiYum
Crossing HennessyXu
2011The Lost Bladesman
Mural
White VengeanceHan Xin
2012The Viral FactorAgent Sean Wong
Naked SoldierSam Wong
Cold WarSDU Commander Michael Shek
2013UnbeatableLi Zitian
Special IDSunny
Angel Warriors
2014As the Light Goes Out
Once Upon a Time in ShanghaiLong Qi
That Demon WithinBen Chan
OutcastShing
Zombie Fight ClubAndy
For Love or Money
2015BlackhatHong Kong Police Inspector Alex Trang
One Night Only
2016League of GodsKing Wu of Zhou
2018Kung Fu LeagueHuo Yuanjia
Ever NightChao Xiaoshu[8]
2019AbductionConnor
Undercover vs. Undercover
Nezha
Assassins and the Missing Gold
The Hit

[9] [10]

Music videos

  • 2002 – Coco Lee ("有你就够了")
  • 2004 – Miriam Yeung ("处处吻")
  • 2004 – Miriam Yeung ("柳媚花娇")

References

  1. "誤批安志杰JC夫妻宮相冲 麥玲玲願免費再算命" [Mistakenly stated a mismatch between Andy On and JC, Mak Ling Ling is willing to provide a free fortune-telling]. Ming Pao. Hong Kong. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. "Andy On and Jessica C. Admit to Dating" JayneStars, 17 November 2014
  3. "Jessica C. is Pregnant with Andy On's Baby JayneStars, 10 October 2015
  4. "Andy On's Romantic Proposal to Jessica C. in the Maldives JayneStars, 19 October 2015
  5. "Jessica C. and Andy On Welcome Baby Girl" JayneStars, 23 March 2016
  6. "Andy On and Jessica C. Tie Knot in Hawaii" JayneStars, 26 October 2017
  7. "JC順產誕8磅8巨B 大女見細佬眼泛淚光又抱又錫". 頭條日報 Headline Daily. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  8. "《将夜》演员阵容再升级 动作影星安志杰加盟". ifeng (in Chinese). 9 February 2018.
  9. Andy On at douban.com
  10. Andy On at chinesemov.com

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