Terence Yin

March 12, 2006

Terence Yin Chi Wai

Terence Yin Filmography

Terence Yin Chi Wai

Terence Yin Terence Yin Chi Wai

(Yin Chi Wai, Wan Chi Wai, Wan Tze Wai)

Actor, Singer, Model

Born: May 19, 1975 Languages: Chinese, English

Height: 5’10” Weight: 155 lbs Education: University of California at Berkeley (1997)

Terence Yin characterizes the new breed of Asian-American actors who are making a splash

in Hong Kong. Yin shares the same management (JC Group) with Daniel Wu, Maggie Q,

and Edison Chen. His peers (who also include Stephen Fung, Lee Ann, Amanda Strang

and Jaymee Ong) have more than their Western upbringing in common- they’re frequent

co-stars and personal friends. Unlike the others, Yin has developed a knack for playing villains

in a string of youth oriented HK pictures. Terence has a distinct genetic connection to HK

cinema as well. His mother is 60’s Eurasian actress Jenny Hu, and his father is former Shaw

Brothers director Kang Wei. After retirement, the two migrated to California where Terence

was raised.

Terence made his film debut in Yonfan’s gay drama Bishonen (1998). Yin’s work has included

drama, action and triad genre roles, almost all supporting. His first starring credit was in

Jamie Luk’s 2000 romance Home Sweet Home, followed by lead roles in triad films

Gold Fingers and Mist in Judge, opposite Ti Lung. Terence released his first album,

Determination, in 2000, and took modeling jobs.

As his career took shape, a few of his films were set in Japan or featured Japanese cast

members- (Final Romance, Bullets of Love, and Color of Pain). Yin has deliberately

developed a Japanese following, co-starring in two of Takashi Miike’s movies- City of Lost

Souls and Dead or Alive Final.

In 2003 Terence Yin played Simon Yam’s younger brother in Paramount’s summer

blockbuster Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. He co-stars in Jackie Chan’s

New Police Story as yet another villain.

2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks
1998 Bishonen
2001 Bullets of Love
2002 Color of Pain
2003 Colour of the Truth
2000 Dial D For Demons
2001 Final Romance
1999 Gen-X Cops
2000 Gold Fingers
2000 Home Sweet Home
1998 Hot War
2000 Lavender (c)
2001 Martial Angels
1999 Metade Fumaca
2001 Mist in Judge
2004 New Police Story
2004 Police Love Affairs
2005 PTU File- Death Trap
1999 Rave Fever
2000 Skyline Cruisers
2003 The Trouble-Makers

c = cameo

Terence Yin -American Films

Terence Yin Chi Wai

2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Terence Yin Japanese Films

Terence Yin Chi Wai

2000 The City of Lost Souls *
2001 Dead or Alive Final

1 aka The Hazard City

Terence Yin Korean Films

Terence Yin Chi Wai

2001 Hi, Dharma! *

* Cantonese voice dubbing for HK release

Picture of Terence Yin in Bisonen

Terence in Bishonen (1998).

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