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Template:BLP sources Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Template:Distinguish Template:Chinese name Adam Cheng Siu-chow (born February 4, 1947) is a Hong Kong TVB actor and Cantopop singer.

CareerEdit

Cheng started his career in the 1970s, where he gained a reputation for playing the lead roles in TVB Wuxia drama series based on the works of Louis Cha and Gu Long, such as The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber and Chor Lau Heung. He also performed some of the theme songs of the TV series he starred in, such as The Greed of Man and Cold Blood Warm Heart. Cheng is still working on TV series with TVB in the present-day and considered to be one of the veteran actors who have maintained their popularity for a long time.

Ting Hai effectEdit

Main article: Ting Hai effect

In 1992, TVB released the TV series The Greed of Man, based on the central theme of the stock market and explored the schemes and plots used by people to make their fortune in the market. Cheng played Ting Hai in the series, who made an immense fortune by short selling derivatives and stocks during a bear market. Many people went bankrupt while Ting Hai's family became richer until they were defeated by their nemesis. Cheng became popularly associated with the Ting Hai effect, named after his character in the series. The effect involves a peculiar and unexplained phenomenon, in which global stock markets will fall whenever a new Hong Kong TV drama series, starring Cheng, is aired.

Personal lifeEdit

Cheng has four daughters. The oldest, Cheng On-yee, was from his first low-profile marriage that ended in divorce. He married fellow actress Lydia Shum in 1985 after 14 years of cohabitation. Cheng and Shum had a daughter, Joyce Cheng, two years after their marriage. They divorced eight months after their daughter's birth. In 1989, Cheng married Koon Jing-wah and had another two daughters, Cheng Wing-yan and Cheng Wing-hei, with Koon.

FilmographyEdit

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FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Sword
1981 Shaolin and Wu Tang Chao Fung-wu
Return of the Deadly Blade
1982 Cat vs. Rat
Fantasy Mission Force
1983 Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain Ting Yin
Lone Ninja Warrior
1984 Lover and Sword
General Invincible
1988 Gunmen
Profiles of Pleasure
1989 Seven Warriors
Path of Glory
1993 Painted Skin Scholar
Fong Sai-yuk Chan Ka-lok guest star
Fong Sai-yuk II Chan Ka-lok
1994 Shaolin Popey 2: Messy Temple
Shaolin Popeye 2 - Messy Temple
2001 The Dark Tales

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1976 Chinese Folklore
The Legend Of The Book and the Sword Chan Ka-lok / Kin-lung Emperor
1977 The Great Vendetta
The Kingdom And The Beauty
Luk Siu Fung Yip Koo-sing
1978 Vanity Fair
The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber Cheung Mo-kei
One Sword
1979 Chor Lau Heung Chor Lau-heung
Over The Rainbow
1980 Five Easy Pieces
Odd Couple
1981 Brothers Four
In Love and War
The Hawk
The Misadventure of Zoo
1982 The Switch
1983 The Sandwich Man
1985 The New Adventures of Chu Liuxiang Chor Lau-heung
1986 Legendary of Wud
The Legend of Wong Tai Sin
1987 Fate Takes a Hand
1988 Behind Silk Curtains
Final Verdict
Challenge of the Imperial Palace
1991 Chronicles of Emperor Qianlong
1993 The Greed of Man Ting Hai
1994 Instinct
Forty Something
1995 The Legend of Chu Liuxiang Chor Lau-heung
Cold Blood Warm Heart Ah Bong
The Legendary Chin Lung II
1996 Once Upon a Time in Shanghai Yu Chun-hoi
2004 Blade Heart Ling Fung/Yu Man-fung
The Conqueror's Story Lau Bong
2005 The Prince's Shadow
2006 Bar Bender Tony Tseung
Inside the Forbidden City
2007 Return in Glory
2009 The King of Snooker Yau Yat-kiu
2009 God of Medicine
The Book and the Sword Qianlong Emperor

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Discography Edit

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  • 愛人結婚了(1971)
  • 紫色的戀情 (1972)
  • 莫把愛情玩弄 (1972)
  • 煙雨濛濛 (1973)
  • 秋哥有錢 (1974)
  • 紫釵記 (1975)
  • 洛神·同屋共主 (1975)
  • 伴侶 (1975)
  • 天涯孤客 (1976)
  • 寶蓮燈 (1976)
  • 留住了歡笑 (1977)
  • 江山美人 (1977)
  • 歡樂年年 (1977)
  • 倚天屠龍記 (1978)
  • 陸小鳳 (1978)
  • 合唱精選(1978)
  • 一劍鎮神州 (1979)
  • 心思思-旅美演唱歌曲精選(1979)
  • 楚留香(1979)
  • 輪流傳·名劍 (1980)
  • 粤語流行曲精選 (1981)
  • 流氓皇帝 (1981)
  • 烽火飛花 (1981)
  • 飛鷹 (1981)
  • 富貴榮華 (1982)
  • 新蜀山劍俠 (1983)
  • 夾心人·火燒圓園 (1983)
  • 勁歌 (1984)
  • 有求必應 (1986)
  • 秋意 (1988)
  • 鄭少秋精選 (1992)
  • 大時代 (1993)
  • 笑看風云 (1995)
  • 天大地大 (1995)
  • 男人四十一頭家 (1995)
  • 天涯孤客 (1997)
  • 最佳友情人 (1999)
  • 鄭少秋世紀之選 (2001)
  • 金禧經典 (2002)
  • 歡樂年年(賀年專輯) (2004)
  • 楚漢驕雄·血薦軒轅(鄭少秋主題曲集) (2004)
  • 家傳戶曉演唱會2005 (2005)

References and external linksEdit

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