Simon Yam

Simon Yam Tat-Wah, born 19 March 1955, is a Hong Kong actor and film producer. The son of a former police officer of Shangdong heritage, his father was a Hong Kong Royal Police ship captain who was murdered by his colleague. Yam's career began as a male supermodel, before he turned to acting in the mid 1970s. He then signed with TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of TV series prior to "apply his trades" in the movies in 1987. His elder brother is retired Deputy Commissioner of Hong Kong Police Yam Tak-Wing. In 1989, he starred in the Japanese-Hong Kong co-production of Bloodfight. This was the first of its kind in which English was spoken throughout the entire film. In 1992, Yam gained critical acclaim for his role as the maniacal Judge in Full Contact, where he faced off in a bloody battle against Chow Yun-fat. In 1993, he starred as "Dhalsim" in Future Cops, Wong Jing's Hong Kong parody of Street Fighter. In 1996, Simon began his role as Chiang Tin-Sung, the leader of the Hung Hing triads in the first 3 installments of Young and Dangerous. In 2000, Yam starred as the king of vampires in ATV's television series My Date with a Vampire 2.


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