Template:BLPsources Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Template:Chinese name Julian Cheung (born 27 August 1971), better known as Chilam, is an award-winning Hong Kong singer and actor. Cheung is popularly known for his role as Guo Jing in the 1994 TV series adaptation of the Wuxia novel, The Legend of the Condor Heroes and also as Chi-Kin from the TVB drama Cold Blood Warm Heart (1996).

Cheung hit instant fame in 1991 with the release of his first single, "A Modern Love Story" with Maple Hui and has since been the only artist that has sold the most copies for a debut album under IFPI. In 1992, Cheung received a TVB Jade Solid Gold award as Best Newcoming Singer (Bronze) for his first album. In 2000, Cheung reap 2 notable awards from TVB for the drama, Return of the Cuckoo.

Early lifeEdit

Born in Hong Kong, Cheung spent most of his early years in Hong Kong attending all-male schools. When he was 13, his parents divorced and he and his father immigrated to Australia when he was 15. He attended Epping Boys' High School in Sydney. In 1996, his parents re-married but later divorced a second time. He was a good actor and singer and his father thought he had a gift and sent him to an acting school.


In 1990 when Cheung was 19, Cheung visited Hong Kong during his summer vacation and was reacquainted with his cousin and childhood friend, Anna Ueyama (上山安娜). Anna introduced Cheung to his first manager, Tony. Impressed with Cheung's voice, Tony immediately signed him into IFPI and started to train him. Cheung then recorded his first sing, a duet album with Hong Kong singer Maple Hui (許秋怡). The debut single, "A Modern Love Story", was released by the record company Fitto in 1991 and was an immense success. This single was on IFPI Album Sales Chart for 11 weeks, and as of today still holds the IFPI record for newcomer singers.

That same year, Cheung signed into TVB and starred in his first television series, Peak of Passion, released in 1992. A year later, he filmed his very first movie, A Warrior's Tragedy. Cheung reached to the peak of his popularity in 1994 when he took part as the role of Guo Jing from The Legend of the Condor Heroes, which helped him to become one of the most favorite actors at that time. In 1996, he starred in the TVB classic hit drama Cold Blood Warm Heart, which acclaimed him notable praises of his performance, making him a household name and boosted his career in the Hong Kong entertainment industry.

After the release of Cold Blood Warm Heart, he transitioned into movies such as Perfect Match and Comic King. He returned to TVB in 2000 in the series Return of the Cuckoo, which was a tremendous success, reaching a peak of 40 points. His status and recognition as an actor dramatically increased to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and China. He also reaped 2 awards in the TVB award ceremony (My Favourite Couple-with Charmaine Sheh and My Favourite Themesong), adding to his string of already impreesive wins. in 2003, he won My Favorite Leading Character again for his role as Yeung Kwong from Take My Word For It. His performance with Charmaine Sheh in the 2004 drama Point of No Return also won the pair the Best Onscreen Couple award at the 2005 Astro Awards in Malaysia.

Cheung has also found success in the Mainland entertainment industry with starring roles in the television series Ni Shui Han, Lu Xiao Feng, and "Red Powder".

Discography Edit

Template:Expand list 2009 I Am Chilam

2003 Love & Dream (愛與夢)
2002 EM Best Music Collection
2001 California Red 903 Live in Concert (Video)
2001 Ten Fingers Interlocked Special Edition
2000 Ten Fingers Interlocked (十指緊扣)
2000 Moonlight / Return of the Cuckoo Original Soundtrack (祝君好)
1999 Tian Di Nan Er (天地男兒)
1999 Chi Lam Love Collection
1999 Monsieur Enfant EP
1998 Yes or No single
1998 Yes or No
1997 Black Temptation
1997 Best of the Best 22 Songs
1997 I Love You Too
1996 Smile With Tears Single
1996 Yan Bu You Zhong
1996 Cold Blood Warm Heart Compilation
1996 How Can It Be? Cold Blood Warm Heart
1995 Thanks For Your Concern
1995 Love Played A Joke On Us
1993 Love at Creation Times
1993 Miss You Much
1992 Make Me Happy
1991 Modern Love Story

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role
TBD The Winter of Flying Fish
2009 King of Gamblers IV
2007 Red Powder
2006 Long Men Yi Zhan
The Legend of Lu Xiaofeng Lu Xiaofeng
2005 A Beautiful New World
2004 Shades Of Truth
ICAC Investigators
Ni Shui Han
2003 Point of No Return
Flying Daggers Li Huai
2002 Palm of Rulai
Take My Word For It
Guan Chang Cha Ban Sheng
2000 Return of the Cuckoo
Dare To Strike
1999 Romance of the White-haired Maiden Zhuo Yihang
1996 Cold Blood Warm Heart
1994 The Ching Emperor Kangxi Emperor
The Legend of the Condor Heroes Kwok Ching
1993 The Mystery of the Condor Hero Chan Yuen-fung
1992 Peak of Passion


2010 The Grand Master
2009 The First 7th Night
2007 Kidnap《连环局》
2007 A Mob Story《人在江湖》
2007 Love to be Found in Nowhere
2006 Heavenly Mission
2006 Wo Hu (Operation Undercover)
2005 Bar Paradise (Thai/U.S./Hong Kong)
2002 Reunion
2002 Possessed
2001 Replacement Suspects
2001 Stowaway
2001 Blue Moon
2001 Martial Angels
2001 Esprit D'amour
2001 Comic King
2000 Perfect Match
2000 Twilight Garden
2000 And I Hate You So
2000 Dragon Heat
1999 The Island Tales
1998 Extreme Crisis
1998 The Suspect
1997 Love and Let Love
1997 Option Zero
1997 Theft under the Sun
1997 Love Amoeba Style
1996 Best of the Best
1996 To Be No. 1
1995 Highway Man
1995 Happy Hour
1993 Warrior's Tragedy

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Guest appearancesEdit

2001 Dragon Heat
2000 And I hate you so
1996 Those were the days
1996 Banana Club
1995 Tragic Commitment
1994 Right Here Waiting
1993 Legend of the Liquid Sword


  • Stars Gild CCTV's 7th Lily Awards: Most Popular Actor (2007)
  • Astro Awards 2005: Best Couple with Charmaine Sheh from Point of No Return
  • Astro Awards 2005: Best Character Award - Chow Tin Ci / Zhou Tian Ci from Point of No Return
  • Astro Awards 2005: Best Theme Song - Love Has No Dreams from Point of No Return
  • 36th TVB Anniversary Awards: "My Top 12 Favorite Television Characters" - Yeung Kwong / Yang Guang from Take My Word For It (2003)
  • Publication Weekly Television Awards: Most Popular Theme Song - Wishing Kwan Well from Return of the Cuckoo (2001)
  • Publication Weekly Television Awards: Top 10 Television Artists - #9 (2001)
  • Jade Solid Gold: Most Popular Adapted Song Performance Grand Prize - Wishing Kwan Well from Return of the Cuckoo (2001)
  • Singapore's Friday Publication Weekly Student Idol Voting: Most Popular Foreign Film Actor (2000-2001)
  • New City Station: Karaoke Song Grand Prize for Wishing Kwan Well from Return of the Cuckoo (2000)
  • 33rd TVB Anniversary Awards: "My Favorite On-screen Couple" with Charmaine Sheh from Return of the Cuckoo (2000)
  • One of the Top 10 Most Popular Artists of the Millennium (2000)
  • 3rd Jade Solid Gold: Top 10 Songs of the Year - Wishing Kwan Well from Return of the Cuckoo (2000)
  • Singapore Yes93: Top 3 Golden Songs - You Mei You (有没有) Have it or Not (1999)
  • Singapore's Friday Publication Weekly Student Idol Voting: Voted amongst the Top 10 Most Popular Actors, Top 10 Most Popular * Film Artists, Top 10 Most Popular Foreign Film Actors, and Top 10 Most Popular Foreign Television Actors (1998-1999)
  • 1st Annual Top 10 Movie Theme Songs Award: Lofty Once in a Lifetime from "To Be No. 1" (1997)
  • Commercial Radio Chit Chat Pop Chart: Best New Male Singer - Silver Prize (1993)
  • Hit Radio: Best New Male Singer Award (1993)
  • TVB's Jade Solid Gold: Best Newcomer Award - Bronze (1992-1993)
  • Metro Radio: Best Young Talent Award (1992)
  • CRHK2 New Generation Show: Best Performance Award (1992)
  • 1991 Jade Solid Gold: Top 10 Songs of the Year (Modern Love Story, a duet with Maple Hui)

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