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Kwan Hoi-San

Herman Kwan Hoi-San (Chinese: 關海山) (October 23, 1925 in Guangzhou, Guangdong — September 11, 2006) was a Hong Kong actor. his English name was Herman Kwan. Kwan started off as a Cantonese opera actor in street theatre before joining New Voice Opera Troupe (新聲劇團). He also started singing for early Hong Kong film soundtracks and moved on to act in films, mostly adaption of opera in Cantonese. He became famous and acted in many lead roles. When Hong Kong films started to move towards Mandarin, Kwan's career faltered and joined TVB and acted in various roles. Directors and filmmakers rediscovered his talent and cast him in many supporting roles in films. In 2001, Kwan suffered apoplexy attack and was left mute and paralysed. He died in 2006.

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Oct 24, 1925 In Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Scarlet Boy 1962-09-12
Latest Project:
Movie Queen of Kowloon 2000-11-17
Known For
Poster of Hard Boiled
Poster of Looking back in anger
Poster of Project A
Poster of The Struggle
Movie Queen of Kowloon Unknown 2000-11-17
Movie What Is a Good Teacher Old Won 2000-05-25
Movie A Touch of Evil Unknown 1995-04-27
Series Plain Love Unknown 1995-04-03
Movie O.C.T.B. Case - The Floating Body Dad 1995-09-21
Movie Marked for Murder Unknown 1994-01-01
Movie Shaolin Avengers Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie A Moment of Romance II Bill 1993-06-11
Movie The Tale Of A Heroine 1993-01-01
Movie Man of the Times Unknown 1993-08-28
Movie Fist of the Red Dragon Chan's foster dad (Beggar Chie) 1993-11-11
Movie A Roof with a View Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Perfect Exchange Robinson Shun 1993-09-30
Movie Casino Tycoon Fu Lao Cha 1992-02-20
Movie Hard Boiled Mr. Hoi 1992-04-16
Movie All's Well, Ends Well Grandfather 1992-01-25
Movie Legend of Wong Tai Sin Taoist Master 1992-01-01
Movie Martial Arts Master Wong Fei Hung Mayor 1992-05-28
Movie Devil of Rape Unknown 1992-10-28
Movie Deadly Dream Woman Mr Yip 1992-09-10
Movie The Transmigration Romance Hell Judge 1991-06-28
Movie Mission of Condor Chief Insp. Chan Fong 1991-07-06
Movie The Banquet Chicken Roll 1991-11-30
Movie Lee Rock Sergeant Chan 1991-09-18
Movie Day of Thunder Uncle Chuck 1990-04-01
Movie Manchester Death Warrant Unknown 1990-01-01
Movie Queen of Temple Street Unknown 1990-04-21
Movie The Unmatchable Match Uncle Kin 1990-05-11
Movie Dark Side of China Town Unknown 1989-01-14
Series Looking back in anger Ni Kun 1989-04-03
Movie My Heart Is That Eternal Rose Uncle Cheung 1989-04-20
Movie Running Mate Unknown 1989-11-04
Movie Ghost's Hospital 1988-01-01
Movie Devil Curse Taoist Priest 1988-12-15
Movie One Way Ticket to Bangkok Unknown 1988-01-01
Movie Back to the Beyond Unknown 1987-01-01
Movie Reincarnation Peter's Father 1987-06-11
Movie Project A: Part II Navy Captain Chi 1987-08-19
Series The Feud of Two Brothers Song Yongran 1986-05-12
Movie Yu Pui Tsuen Unknown 1986-12-12
Movie Bloody Sorcery Au Yeung 1986-12-11
Movie Hong Kong Butcher Unknown 1985-02-01
Movie The Young Vagabond So's father 1985-01-01
Movie Curse Unknown 1985-04-26
Movie Crocodile Evil Unknown 1985-08-07
Movie Dead Curse Unknown 1985-11-21
Movie Working Class Uncle Ha 1985-08-09
Series The Duke of Mount Deer Unknown 1984-07-09
Movie The Siamese Twins Medical Director Cheung 1984-07-24
Movie Struggle for Leader Unknown 1983-04-21
Movie Roving Swordsman Master Bai Yu-Lou 1983-01-28
Movie Project A Captain Chik 1983-12-22
Movie Shaolin & Wu Tang Unknown 1983-07-07
Movie Hong Kong, Hong Kong Uncle Kwai 1983-07-21
Movie The Lost Generation Unknown 1983-09-21
Movie Coolie Killer Choi 1982-06-30
Movie Kid from Kwangtung Master Wu Changjiu 1982-02-07
Movie Interpol Boss Ching 1982-11-18
Movie Brothers from the Walled City Chan Yuan Loong 1982-09-01
Movie The Executor Uncle Suk 1981-03-04
Movie Mahjong Heroes Yau Bun Lap 1981-12-22
Movie Crazy Horse & Intelligent Monkey 1980-03-23
Movie House of the Lute Unknown 1980-03-27
Movie The Struggle Unknown 1980-09-04
Movie The Dragon, The Odds Gold Haired Lion 1979-07-27
Movie Money Trip Unknown 1979-04-05
Series The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Unknown 1979-09-01
Movie Illusions Come True Unknown 1978-07-20
Movie On Probation Unknown 1977-07-28
Movie Famous Swordsman Tin Kiu Unknown 1969-12-04
Movie Sword of Swords Unknown 1965-05-11
Movie The Furious Buddha's Palm Unknown 1965-09-22
Movie The Rainbow Pass Unknown 1964-01-10
Movie Buddha's Palm Part 1 Unknown 1964-02-26
Movie 如来神掌(二集) Unknown 1964-03-05
Movie The Monkey Soldiers Come to the Rescue Unknown 1963-03-06
Movie Scarlet Boy Monk Tong Sang 1962-09-12