Philip Ng

Philip Ng Wan-lung (Chinese: 伍允龍; pinyin: Wŭ Yŭnlóng; Jyutping: ng5 wan5 lung4) is a Hong Kong-born American actor, martial artist and action choreographer. He is currently based in Hong Kong.

Philip Ng
Philip Wan-Lung Ng

(1977-09-16) September 16, 1977
Nationality United States
OccupationActor / Action Choreographer
Years active2003–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese伍允龍

Early life

In 1977, Ng was born in Hong Kong. Ng's father is Sam Ng. Ng's mother is Frances Ng. Ng immigrated to United States with his family at the age of seven. Ng spent the majority of his youth in Chicago, Illinois before returning to Hong Kong to pursue a career in acting and martial arts choreography in film and television.


Martial arts

Upon arriving in the United States Ng began his study of the martial arts with Hung Gar, taught by his uncle and Choy Lay Fut, taught by his father. At the age of 13, Philip Ng began his study of Wing Chun Gung Fu with his uncle, Alan Ang, and Taekwondo with Master Woon S. Shim. To further his education in the field of Wing Chun Gung Fu, Ng traveled to Hong Kong during the summers and became the student of the Sifu Wong Shun Leung, with whom he trained until Wong's passing early in 1997. Before his death, Sifu Wong Shun Leung encouraged Ng to begin instructing students in America to become training partners.

Ng founded the Illini Wing Chun Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ng spent five years presiding over the association as both the head instructor and club president. Time spent at the University had not only awarded Philip a master's degree in education, but training and sparring with other martial stylists gained him the knowledge and applicable skill in the arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Western Boxing, Muay Thai and Eskrima. Ng holds a bachelor's degree in Graphic design and a master's degree in Education.

Acting and choreography

In addition to acting, Ng is also an accomplished fight choreographer and action director. He taught school for a year and decided to fulfill his dream of performing in a martial arts film. He quit his job and headed to Hong Kong to try to enter the business. He was introduced to Chin Kar Lok, an action director who needed someone with Ng's background to train the actors and became the assistant martial arts choreographer on a film. Ng worked his way up as a stuntman and featured actor until he achieved his goal of starring in a 2014 martial arts film, Once Upon a Time in Shanghai. He was selected to play Bruce Lee in the 2016 biographical film Birth of the Dragon, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 13, 2016.



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Enter the Fat Dragon
2019 The Sexy Guys
2017 Chasing the Dragon Wai Man
2017 Colour of the Game
2016 Birth of the Dragon Bruce Lee
2016 Undercover Punch and Gun (潛龍狙擊) 小伍 Post-production
2015 Wild City
2014 Zombie Fight Club Jason Wu
2014 Sifu vs Vampire (天師鬥殭屍) 奶油豬
2014 From Vegas to Macau (賭城風雲) Lionel
2014 Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (惡戰) Ma Yongzhen (馬永貞)
2013 Princess and the Seven Kung Fu Masters (笑功震武林) Lok Tin
2013 Young & Dangerous: Reloaded (古惑仔:江湖新秩序) Big Head (大頭仔)
2012 Naked Soldier (絕色武器) Black Dragon
2012 Mr. & Mrs Gambler (爛賭夫鬥爛賭妻) Sam Wong
2011 Big Blue Lake (大藍湖) Drama Show Director guest appearance
2011 Treasure Hunt (無價之寶) Tiger (東方虎) guest appearance
2011 Beach Spike (熱浪球愛戰) Coach
2011 Treasure Inn (財神客棧) Eagle King
2009 Bodyguards and Assassins (十月圍城) Assassin
2009 Somebody to Love Jeff Short Film
2009 Tactical Unit - Human Nature (機動部隊-人性) Fire
2008 Sixth Floor Rear Flat 2: Happy Funeral (六樓后座2) Pete
2008 Playboy Cops (花花型警) Robber guest appearance
2007 Invisible Target (男兒本色) Tiger
2007 Love Is Not All Around (十分愛) Micheal
2007 Hui Lu (Irreversi) John Wei
2006 Undercover Hidden Dragon (至尊無賴) Hung Fei
2006 Marriage with a Fool (獨家試愛) Philip
2005 Dragon Squad (猛龍) Lee Chun Pei
2005 Fight For Love (擊情歲月) Hoi Tung (teenage)
2005 House of Fury (精武家庭) King
2004 Enter the Phoenix (大佬愛美麗) Bo
2004 New Police Story (新警察故事) Philip (Wing's team member)
2003 The Twins Effect (千機變) Vampire


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Fist Fight Ho Tit Nam (Iron) 何鐵男
2018 The Great Adventurer Wesley
2016 A Fist Within Four Walls (城寨英雄) Lung Shing-fu (龍成虎)
2012 Elite Brigade II (火速救兵II) Tai Wai-hin 戴偉軒
2012 Kung Fu Quest II (功夫傳奇II) Host RTHK documentary
2011 Elite Brigade (火速救兵) Dee
2010 Kung Fu Quest (功夫傳奇) Host RTHK documentary -
2007 Wing Chun (詠春) Chan Wah Shun
2004 Dragonfly: Invincible (天下無敵) Leo
2004 Made In Hong Kong Main subject/actor American Movie Classic documentary/drama

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:

Year Title Role
2016 Undercover Punch and Gun (潛龍狙擊) action director
2014 Sifu vs. Vampire (天師鬥殭屍) action director
2014 Flirting in the Air (唐伯虎衝上雲霄) action director
2014 Zombie Fight Club action director
2013 Young & Dangerous: Reloaded (古惑仔:江湖新秩序) action director
2011 Bloodtraffick action director
2009 Mr. & Mrs. Kok (神探妙夫妻) action director
2008 Kinta 1881 martial arts choreographer
2005 Dragon Squad (猛龍) martial arts choreographer
2005 Mulawin: The Movie martial arts choreographer
2003 Star Runner (少年阿虎) martial arts choreographer

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