Kim Tai Chung (Tang Lung) 김태정
Born: 5th June, 1957
Died: 27th August, 2011
Sometimes Credited as:
唐龍, Tong Lung, Kim Tae-Jeong, Kim Tai-Chung
Born on the 5th of June, 1957 in Pusan, South Korea. A practitioner of Taekwondo and a fan of Bruce Lee’s since watching his idol on-screen in Fist of Fury, Kim Tai-Chung began his career in the film industry when the Golden Harvest studio’s began a search to find a replacement for Bruce Lee to complete Game of Death, a film that he had began to film before his untimely death in 1973.
Production was put onto hiatus for several years, with thousand’s of martial artists and actors auditioning for the role. Tai-Chung became obsessed with trying to capture Bruce Lee’s every movement down to the finest detail and in September 1977 was invited to the Golden Harvest studios to audition for the role in Game of Death. The role eventually went to him, and two other actors to complete the film…