Liu Kai-chi

Liu Kai-chi (Chinese: 廖啟智) is a Hong Kong actor, best known for his "everyman" supporting roles. For 25 years he worked for TVB, Hong Kong's first over-the-air commercial station, but did not renew his contract in 2005.

Liu Kai-chi
Born (1954-04-07) 7 April 1954[1]
Years active1979present
Spouse(s)Money Chan Man-yee (m.1987)
Children3 sons
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting Actor
1993 Cageman
2009 Beast Stalker

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese廖啟智
Simplified Chinese廖启智


Although Liu was interested in acting at an early age, he first worked behind the scenes as a camera assistant, lighting and in sound production to accumulate industry experience before becoming an actor.[2]

Two out of seventeen Hong Kong Television Network drama productions were selected by a public poll for their online launch on 19 November 2014. Liu was cast in a leading role for both dramas The Election and The Borderline.[3]

Personal life

Liu has 3 sons with wife Money (Barbara) Chan Man-yee.[2][4]

In April 2006, Liu lost his youngest son, 6-year-old Liu Man-lok to leukemia. Man-lok died after a three-year struggle with the terminal illness.[2][5]


The following is the filmography for both TV series and films of Liu Kai-chi.[6] [7][8]

TV series

Year Title Role Notes
1979Chor Lau-heung
1980The Bund
The Bund II
1986New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre
Heir to the Throne Is...Man Tim-fuk / Emperor Wen of Han
1991Police on the RoadInspector Lee
1993The Mystery of the Condor Hero
1995Detective Investigation Files III
1996ICAC Investigators 1996Hung Kwok-chunEpisode 4: The Awakening of the Albatron Dream
1998ICAC Investigators 1998Lam Cheuk-sangEpisode 3: The Boss Got Brains
1999Game of Deceit
The Flying Fox of Snowy MountainPing Ah-say
2001A Step into the PastScientist
A Taste of LoveChu Cheung Wong
Virtues of HarmonyBo Lo To
2002Whatever It TakesMo Yung Bak
Good Against Evil
2003Survivor's LawCheuk Fan
Witness to a Prosecution II
The 'W' Files
2005Misleading TrackYan Ming
The AcademyHor Sum
The Herbalist's Manual
Ten BrothersMan Sai Hung
2009The Winter Melon TaleTin Tai Fu/Fan Tung
2014The BorderlineTo Yat-fei
The ElectionSung Man-san
2016Law dis-OrderKC Lau Kan-cheung


Year Title Role Notes
1983Mad Mad 83
1985It's a Drink, It's a BombRonnie
1988Figures from EarthThin Constable
Faithfully YoursMedical Lab Worker
1989In the Line of Duty IVMing
1990Princess MadamRoger
1992Friday Gigolo
CagemanPrince Sam 12th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
1993Perfect ExchangeGold-finger Chi
1994Mr. SardineMong
The CrucifixionLeung Chi-Wah
Dragon Chronicles: The MaidensSing Hoi
1999Moonlight ExpressOfficer Tung
Sometimes, Miracles Do Happen
2001The Saving Hand
Funeral MarchDuan's brother
Never Say Goodbye
2002Give Them a Chance
2003Infernal Affairs IIUncle JohnNominated - 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Fu bo
2004New Police StoryCommander Tai
KomaSergeant Lee Wah-Biu
2005Mob SisterAh Kau
SPL: Sha Po LangDet. Lok Kwun WahNominated - 26th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Crazy N' the CityRichy
Colour of the Loyalty
Dragon Squad
2006The Third EyeKa-Kei's uncle
2007ProtégéHead of Customs Officers
The DetectiveInspector Fung Chak
2008A Decade of Love
The MossFour-eyed Tong
Beast StalkerSun28th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
Lady Cop & Papa CrookBowie Cheung
2009The Sniper
To Live and Die in MongkokPoliceman
2010Fire of ConscienceCheung On
The Stool PigeonJabberNominated - 30th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
2011I Love Hong KongLee Siu-mei
The Way We Were
The Detective 2Inspector Fung Chak
72 HeroesGao Jianfu
Demon 2
Datong: The Great Society
Turning Point 2Cheuk King Chuen
2012The Viral FactorMan Tin
The Bullet Vanishes[9]Boss Ding
Imperfect[10]Wang Guodong
CrossMr Yip
2013Ip Man: The Final Fight[11]Lee Yiu-wah
Christmas Rose
2014As the Light Goes OutOfficer Tam
That Demon Within[12]Broker
HorseplayOfficer Wong
Z StormCheung Keung
Golden Brother
I Sell Love
Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and ProdigalPrisoner
Ten Years: Local EggSam
2016The Deadly ReclaimLiu Kap-cheung
Weeds on FireLu Kwong-faiNominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2017Shock WaveYim Kwok-wing
2018House of the Rising Sons
Project GutenbergNg Yam
2019P Storm
First Class Charge
Be Water, My Friend


  1. "Hong Kong Cinemagic Profile". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. Pong, Johannes (5 August 2010). "Liu Kai-chi". HK Magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. "港視17劇大曬冷 TVB強陣迎戰" [HKTV goes all in, TVB welcomes the challenge with a strong defense]. Ming Pao (in Chinese). 12 November 2014. Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. Lo, Wei (28 December 2011). "Youth tempted by drugs just need a dose of love". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. Goh, Lilian (10 August 2006). "The ultimate sacrifice". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. Liu Kai-chi at
  7. Liu Kai-chi at
  8. "Profile at the Hong Kong Baptist University's Academy of Film". Hong Kong Baptist University's Academy of Film. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  9. Webster, Andy (30 August 2012). "No Bullet, but Plenty of Questions". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  10. Kwok, Kar Peng (31 August 2012). "Li Nanxing puts sorrow aside to promote movie". AsiaOne. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  11. "Ip Man: the Final Fight". China Internet Information Center. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  12. Lee, Maggie (9 February 2014). "Berlin Film Review: 'That Demon Within'". Retrieved 21 January 2015.
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