Bill Tung 1933-2006
(Tung Piu, Tung Biu, Tung Piao, Tong Biao)
Actor, Racing Commentator
Bill Tung Piu is a well known comedic movie and TV actor in Hong Kong. Throughout the 80's
and early 90's, Tung performed in many comedies, but remains best recognized for his roles
in a series of comedies co-starring Lydia Shum; and a total of 8 Jackie Chan movies and 2
movies produced by Chan.
Other than acting, Bill Tung is closely associated with the sport of horse racing. He comes
from a family of jockeys, and he went into the profession himself at a young age, racing in HK,
Macau, Australia, Singapore and England. In 1967, Tung became a professional horse race
commentator, his speedy, distinctive delivery earning the nickname "Fast Uncle".
Tung combined his two loves when he acted in the 1994 horse racing drama The Inside Track.
In 1981, he played himself in a cameo as a racing commentator in Michael Hui's comedy
Security Unlimited. Five years later, Bill was featured in a larger role in Hui's Happy Din Don,
playing the flamboyant pink suit wearing tycoon, 'Crocodile King'.
Tung starred as a ghost who guides cop Stephen Chow in the 1990 comedy Look Out,
Officer! Other starring roles include the It's a Mad Mad Mad World Lunar New Year series,
Double Fattiness opposite Lydia Shum, and Ronny Yu's spooky comedy Bless this House.
In the early 80's Bill appeared in some Shaw Brothers films as well- he was a martial monk in
I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad!, a con man in Fast Fingers, and a blind homeless
musician in Family Light Affair.
Bill remains best known for his recurring role as Jackie Chan's police superior 'Uncle Bill' in
the successful Police Story series. The typecasting resumed in Rumble in the Bronx, in
which he played a Bronx grocery owner named 'Uncle Bill'
Married four times, Tung became the pitchman for a smoking cessation patch in 1994, which
he credited with helping him kick the habit. He stopped acting after 1996.
Battling heart disease and diabetes, Tung Pui passed away from lung failure in February 2006.
He was 73.
Bill Tung Piu Filmography
Horses (also writer)
|1981||Security Unlimited (cameo)|
|1983||Salt and Pepper|
|1983||The Fung Shui Master|
|1984||Family Light Affair|
|1984||I Love Lolanto|
|1984||I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad!|
|1985||How to Choose a Royal Bride|
|1986||Happy Din Don|
|1987||It's a Mad Mad Mad World|
|1987||Jokers Playing Games|
|1987||Project A II|
|1988||Who is the Craftiest|
|1988||The Good, the Bad & the Beauty|
|1988||It's a Mad Mad Mad World II|
|1988||It's a Mad Mad Mad World Part III|
|1988||Imaginary Suspects (aka Imaginary Suspense)|
|1988||Bless this House|
|1988||The Inspector Wears Skirts|
|1988||Mother Vs Mother|
|1988||In the Blood|
|1988||Police Story Part II|
|1989||The Inspector Wears Skirts Part II|
|1989||My Dear Son|
|1989||Miracles (Mr. Canton and Lady Rose)|
|1989||Just Heroes (cameo)|
|1990||Look Out, Officer!|
|1990||Story of Kennedy Town|
|1992||It's a Mad Mad Mad World Too!|
|1992||Freedom Run Q|
|1993||The Final Judgement|
|1992||Police Story III: Supercop|
|1994||Drunken Master II (cameo)|
|1994||The Inside Track|
|1995||Rumble in the Bronx|
|1996||Police Story IV: First Strike|
Bill Tung Piu - TV Credits
|The Legendary Fok|
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