Here are 6 famous actors from China were born in 1938:
Wu Yigong (December 1, 1938 Hangzhou-) also known as Yigong Wu or Ng Yee-Gung is a Chinese film producer, film director and actor.
He is considered one of the pioneers of Chinese cinema and has contributed greatly to the development of the industry. Wu started his career in film in the 1960s and has since produced and directed numerous films that have won critical acclaim both in China and internationally. Some of his notable works include "Woman Basketball Player No. 5", "The Winter of Three Hairs" and "Evening Rain". Wu has also acted in several films, often taking on supporting roles. In addition to his work in film, he has also served as a member of the National People's Congress and as the Vice Chairman of the China Film Association.
Mu Chu (March 28, 1938 China-November 29, 2007 China) also known as Chu Mu, Mu Zhu, Zhu Mu, Chu Muk, Cheung Ji, Jue Muk, Hdeng Tsu, Tsu Hdeng, Cho Mu or Cheung Ji (1) was a Chinese actor, film director and screenwriter.
Mu Chu was born in Beijing, China and graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1963. He began his career as an actor in the 1960s and quickly gained recognition for his performances in films such as "The Big Road" and "Two Stage Sisters". He went on to work as a director and screenwriter, and his directorial debut, "Where is Mama," was released in 1981. Mu Chu's work often focused on the struggles and experiences of everyday people in China, and he was known for his realistic and humanistic approach to storytelling. In addition to his film work, Mu Chu also served as a professor at the Beijing Film Academy and was a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Mu Chu passed away in 2007 at the age of 69.
Chuang Chiao (December 28, 1938 Shanghai-) also known as Mu Chiao, Zhuang Qiao, Chiao Chuang or Kiu Chong is a Chinese actor.
He graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy and began his acting career in 1959 with the Shanghai People's Art Theatre. He gained popularity for his roles in various films and television dramas such as "The Red Detachment of Women" and "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms". In addition to acting, Chuang Chiao is also a noted director and has directed several films including "The Day the Sun Turned Cold" and "Hail the Judge". He is considered to be one of the most talented actors in Chinese cinema and has won numerous awards for his contributions to the industry.
Dan Vadis (January 3, 1938 Shanghai-June 11, 1987 Lancaster) also known as Constantine Daniel Vafiadis was a Chinese actor, soldier and sailor. He had one child, Nick Vadis.
Dan Vadis was born in Shanghai to a Greek father and a Russian mother. He spent his childhood in various countries, including China, France, and Egypt, before moving to the United States in his teens. In the 1950s, Vadis enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and later served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
After his military service, Vadis began pursuing an acting career, initially appearing in small roles in films and television shows. He later gained prominence in the 1960s and 1970s as a leading man in various sword-and-sandal and spaghetti western films, often playing tough, muscular characters.
Outside of acting, Vadis was also a skilled sailor and held a captain's license. He owned several boats and was known to spend much of his free time on the water. Vadis died in 1987 at the age of 49 from a heart attack while teaching a sailing class in Lancaster, California.
Zongwan Wei (November 24, 1938 Shanghai-) a.k.a. Wei Zongwan is a Chinese actor.
He is best known for his role in the film "The Black Cannon Incident" which was released in 1985. Wei has also appeared in other notable Chinese films such as "Yellow Earth" and "The Blue Kite". In addition to his acting career, Wei has also worked extensively as a director and producer in Chinese television and theater. He has been recognized for his contributions to Chinese cinema with numerous awards including the Golden Rooster Award and the Hundred Flowers Award. Wei continues to be an active member of China's film industry and is considered to be one of the most respected actors of his generation.
Hongtao Wang (October 30, 1938 Tianjin-) otherwise known as Wang Hong-Tao or Wong Hung-To is a Chinese actor.
Wang Hongtao began his acting career in the theater before moving on to the film industry in the 1960s. He has appeared in over 100 films in his career and is best known for his work in historical epics, such as "Empress Dowager Cixi" and "Battle of Dingjunshan". In 1993, he won the Best Actor award at the 13th Golden Rooster Awards for his performance in the film "The Impotence of Proof". In addition to his film work, Wang has also appeared in television dramas and served as a judge for the Chinese version of "The Voice".