Exclusive Interview with Veteran Actor & Stuntman George Cheung

Your Host Yi Tian
Published: Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Episode: 2.1




George Kee Cheung is a Chinese actor, stunt man, and singer with an extensive career in American television and film dating back to the mid-1970s, often playing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Mongolian parts. His career has focused primarily on television work.


Cheung was born in Hong Kong and earned his degree in biology at the University of San Francisco.
Some of the more recent notable television programs he has guest starred on include MacGyver, The A-Team, Knight Rider, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing,Seibu Keisatsu ,and Lost. His film appearances include Rambo: First Blood Part II, RoboCop 2, Lethal Weapon 4, Rush Hour,and Starsky & Hutch.
In May 2008, Cheung was presented by California’s Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus with the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Award for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment.


Some of George Cheung’s most famous works:
Film Appearances
(As George Kee Cheung) Bruce, The Killer Elite, United Artists, 1975
Invisible Strangler, TransWorld Entertainment, 1976
Guard #1, The Kentucky Fried Movie, United Film Distribution, 1977
Jimmy Wong, The Amsterdam Kill (also known as He jing die xie), Columbia, 1977
Vietcong leader, The Exterminator, AVCO Embassy, 1980
Doctor Pai, Spider-Man: The Dragon’s Challenge, 1980
(As George Kee Cheung) Wang, The Beach Girls, Crown InternationalPictures, 1982
Kung Fu fighter, Going Berserk, 1983
(As George Kee Cheung) Tay, Rambo: First Blood Part II, TriStar, 1985
Chang Sing #6, Big Trouble in Little China (also known as JohnCarpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
(As George Kee Cheung) Tuan, Opposing Force (also known as Hellcamp), Orion, 1986
Lomax’s gardener, Weekend at Bernie’s (also known as Hot and Cold), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
Paul, Long xing tian xia (also known as The Master and Wong fei hung), Buena Vista Home Video, 1989
Hotel guest, Another 48 Hrs., Paramount, 1990
Gillette, Robocop 2, Orion, 1990
Lung On, 1000 Pieces of Gold, Greycat Films, 1990
(As George Kee Cheung) Sifu, Guns, Malibu Bay Films, 1990
Drug dealer, The Hard Way, MCA/Universal, 1991
Waiter, One Good Cop, Buena Vista, 1991
Servant #1, Wishman, Curb/Esquire Films, 1991
Xang Tran, Storyville, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
Chinese restaurant singer, Sneakers, Universal, 1992
(As George Kee Cheung) Commando, Under Siege (also known as Piege en haute mer), Warner Bros., 1992
Master, Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (also known as Shootfighter), Vision International, 1992
Lee, Final Judgment, Concorde, 1992
Chinese gunmen #4, Joshua Tree (also known as Army of One),Live Entertainment, 1993
Mr. Chen, Death Ring, New Line Home Video, 1993
Chinese barber, North, Columbia, 1994
(As George Lee Cheong) Man #2, Deadly Target (also known as Fire Zone), 1994
Neville, Fist of the North Star (also known as Hokuto no ken), Overseas FilmGroup, 1995
(As George Kee Cheung) Eddie, Galaxis (also known as Galactic Force, Star Crystal, and Terminal Force), Prism Pictures, 1995
Tung, Da mao xian jia (also known as The Adventurers and Great Adventurers), 1995
Detective Fong, White Tiger, 1996
Chinese group #1, Jing cha gu shi IV: Jian dan ren wu (also knownas First Strike, Jackie Chan’s First Strike, Police Story 4, Police Story 4: First Strike, Police Story 4: Story of the CIA, and Story of the CIA), New Line Cinema, 1996
Tong, New York Cop, Overseas FilmGroup, 1996
Chang, Carjack, 1996
(As George Kee) Hidako Minushoto, True Vengeance, FM Home Video, 1997
Victor Phan, High Voltage, New City Releasing, 1997
(As George Kee Cheung) Fan, Lethal Weapon 4 (also known as Lethal 4), Warner Bros., 1998
Soo Yung’s driver, Rush Hour, New Line Cinema, 1998
Mike Sakata, The Yakuza Way, Amserll Entertainment, 1998
Ming, No Tomorrow, PM Entertainment Group, 1998
Togo, Lone Greasers, 1998
(As George Kee Cheung) Chinese teacher, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), New Line Cinema, 1999
Hue Gang Pao, The Silent Force, Vision Films, 2000
(As George Kee Cheung) Sensei Matsumura, U.S. Seals II (also knownas U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force), Artisan Entertainment, 2001
(As George Kee Cheung) Christopher, Wicked Game (also known as Extreme Heist), Phaedra Cinema, 2001
Film Stunts
Go Tell the Spartans, AVCO Embassy, 1978
Psycho II (also known as Psicosis 2 and Psycose 2),Universal, 1983
Psycho III (also known as Psicosis 3 and Psycose 3),1986
Return to Horror High, New World Pictures, 1987
Million Dollar Mystery, 1987
Steele Justice, Paramount, 1987
The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991
Showdown in Little Tokyo, Warner Bros., 1991
Ricochet, Warner Bros., 1991
Wishman, Curb/Esquire, 1991
Rapid Fire, 1992
Distant Justice, 1992
Wayne’s World 2, 1993
RoboCop 3, Orion, 1993
New York Cop, 1995
Major Payne, 1995
Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter’s Escape from L.A.), Paramount, 1996
Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996
(As George Chung) Beverly Hills Ninja, TriStar, 1997


Read more:


IMDb: To see George’s extensive list of film, TV, stunt, and producer credits.


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8 Responses to “Exclusive Interview with Veteran Actor & Stuntman George Cheung”

  1. johnwright says:

    Great job editing George Cheung piece. It adds so much to the experience. Who is that cute bumblebee with George?

  2. markwinn says:

    George Cheung; I really enjoyed the interview of you by the very lovely Ms. Tian. You know I did not recognize you clean shaven. And as you said some people also don’t recognize you intially. But with the mustache yes; I do recognize you. And my brother you are very, very, funny as yourself!!! An actor friend of mine you probably know is actor-comedian Peter Chen. He is also a director etc… And he was a tech type of guy whom I met way back in the 80’s doing standup in Hollywood. Also James Hong was I think an engineering major at USC intially. So… Thank God you and the other gentlemen gave up their or what they thought was their tech/type of gigs for entertainment!!!

    I am and we all as audience and actors combined are really blessed to have you to share your talents with us and have us enjoy what you uniquely each have to offer.

    PS; George; Quiet as it is kept; I have always known that the best actors who play Bad Guys are really, really good, fun loving guys in real life. I myself have played arab terrorists, Brown skinned taliban terrorists, and really really sometimes angry roles on stage throughout my career. And I am the most loving, and funniest person out there I know.

    My wife can vouch for that. Stay well, And in mandarin,
    they say; shay shay ni!!! Korean, Kamsamnida!!! japanese,
    arigato gozaimas! thai; kap koon kap!!! vietnamese; kaman!!

    And in Jewish/yiddish!! Zai Gesund! Acting? eh! It’s a living!!!

  3. Ray says:

    George is such a great actor. One of my favorites. Great piece AR!

  4. nina zuo says:

    george cheung only brings possitive engergy to wherever he goes & to whomever he meets, i admire him a lot. he is bright, charming, and i am looking forward to holding his arm again in red carpets!

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  6. claire corff says:

    Great George Cheung interview Yi Tian! You are a natural interviewer! You got a lot of good information from George Cheung.

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