(Chang Wu Lang, Cheung Ng Long, John Cheung, John Cheng)
Actor, Action Choreographer
Kung fu star John Chang was regularly seen in 1970's and 80's films for
Shaw Brothers and Goldig Films. Playing villains and heroes, Chang's skills were
showcased in such films as The 36th Chamber of Shaolin starring Gordon Lau
Kar Fei, Two Wondrous Tigers with Ko Fei and Sharon Yeung Pan Pan, Duel of
the Brave Ones with Wilson Tong, and Writing Kung Fu with Bolo Yeung.
John Chang Wu Lang's career has sometimes developed parallel with Jackie Chan's.
In 1972, before either was established, he and Jackie played a pair of thugs in
Police Woman. A few years later, Jackie starred in his breakout films Snake in the
Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master. One of the many imitations it spawned
was Snake in the Monkey's Shadow, with John Chang in the starring role
opposite frequent co-star Wilson Tong.
In the 1980's, John played villains in Jackie's films Project A, Project A II, and
Police Story 2. He also appeared in Winners and Sinners and Miracles.
John Chang has also dabbled in Western productions. He was in Shaw Brothers'
HK/USA co-production Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, and later showed
up in a couple of Van Damme movies, but his biggest appearance was in the
Bruce Lee bio-pic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, where he fought Jason Scott Lee.
In 2000 John assembled an eclectic HK cast for Treasure Hunter, an aquatic
action film he produced, directed, and acted in.
John Chang Filmography
|The 36th Chamber of Shaolin|
|Bullet For Hire +|
|Challenge of the Masters|
|Duel of the Brave Ones|
|Executioners of Shaolin|
|Mantis Fists & Tiger Claws of Shaolin|
|Mysterious Lady Killer|
|Police Story II|
|Project A 2|
|Snake in the Monkey's Shadow|
|Storming Attacks 1|
|Tiger Cage 3|
|Tiger on the Beat II|
|2000||Treasure Hunter (also wr, pr, dir, etc.) 2|
|Two Wondrous Tigers|
|Winners and Sinners|
|Writing Kung Fu (also dir)|
+ = action choreography
dir = director pr = producer wr = writer
1 aka Image of Bruce Lee
2 actor, writer, director, executive producer, underwater
photographer, underwater fight choreographer
John Chang -American Films
|Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold 1|
|Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story|
|Shadow of China 2|
|Vanishing Son 3|
1 co-production with Hong Kong
2 (cameo) Japan / U.S. / Hong Kong co-production
3 U.S. television (guest appearance)
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