A martial arts superstar in the 1970s under the Shaw Brothers Studio, he has appeared in over 130 films and over 30 television series. Born in a thespian family, he is the younger brother of Paul Chun and an older half-brother of Derek Yee. Chiang began his acting career at a very early age, appearing in black and white films when he was only four years old.
In 1966, while working as a stuntman and fight instructor for the Shaw Brothers Studio, he was spotted by director Chang Cheh, who immediately saw his potential and screen presence and became his mentor.
Chang gave him the stage name David Chiang, even though his real English name was John. With Wang Yu"s sudden departure in 1969, Run Run Shaw and his senior executives were looking for a new leading man and made Chiang an offer.
In 1973 Chiang left Hong Kong with his mentor Chang Cheh and set up an independent production company called Chang"s Scope Company. With the backing and encouragement of Run Run Shaw, their films continued to be distributed through Shaw"s channels.
At Chang"s Scope Company, Chiang was able to try his hand at directing, producing and script writing.
As the 1970s came to an end and the 1980s approached, Chiang continued acting, working with directors Lee Han Chiang, Hsueh Li Pao, Ho Meng-hua and Chia-Liang Liu. 1980 was also the start of his first television series, The Green Dragon Conspiracy, and this was followed by Princess Chang Ping and Dynasty. Chiang also acted in comedy movies The Challenger and The Loot, directed by Eric Tseng.
Since 2000 he has continued to work in movies and television series, including Election, Daisy, Revolving Doors Of Vengeance, Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion, Land of Wealth, The Family Link and the 2007 television series The Gem of Life.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2006 for his role in the TVB series Revolving Doors of Vengeance. In 2004 Chiang was inducted into The Avenue of Stars, which honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.
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