Top 10 Most Popular Best Chinese Actors of All Time

Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Popular Best Chinese Actors of All Time till 2017. The following ten Chinese film actors, although all of them have not enjoyed great popularity in the United States, have shot to fame elsewhere in the world, and have gotten quite a following. This post will examine their careers, and thereby determine who out of the group is the most popular actor of the group. These are the best of the best. Their names are not well-known, yet they are extremely talented. Some are film directors, and some are singers as well.

List of Top 10 Most Popular Best Chinese Actors of All Time till 2017

10. Wang Leehom


He was born on Monday, May 17, 1976. He is a renowned Chinese-American singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He is a four time winner of Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awars. He was also the Torchbearer of the 2012 Summer Olympics of London, England. He is also known for being a longtime ambassador for World Vision Malaysia. According to Wikipedia, he has been listed as Goldsia’s Most Inspiring Asians of All Time.

He was born in Rochester, New York, the second of three sons of immigrants from Taiwan. He is an R&B singer who also has been in several films, according to Wikipedia, such as Lust and Jackie Chan’s Big Soldier.

9. Huang Xiaoming

Huang Xiaoming Top Most Popular Chinese Actors of All Time 2018

He is famous as a Chinese actor, having got his acclaim for his role in the Chinese TV series, Return of the Condor Heroes. He has played in other major roles in movies such as Sacrifice and several others. Now 38, he was born in Qingdao Shandoin. He was an only child whose dad was an engineer, and mom was an accountant. At nine, he was chosen for a role in a motion picture.

Huang at one time wanted to be a scientist. But he met a teacher who persuaded him to apply to Beijing Film Academy, and that’s where his calling got him. A week before his entrance test, he incurred an injury when a Jeep ran over one of his feet. The seriousness of the injury was mitigated by the fact that he had boots on at the time of his mishap.

8. Zhao Benshan


He is 59, and is a popular Chinese sitcom actor. He is also a TV actor who gained fame for his appearance on CCTV’s “New Year’s Gala, a widely watched program that aired between 1990 and 2001. He has also remained involved in several commercial and famous actors in the Chinese community. He has been known for such lead roles in movies such as 2000’s Happy Hour and 2007’s Getting Home.

He was born in 1957, and lost both his parents at a young age. He was apprenticed to the care of his uncle, and it was during this time the seeds were planted for his current stardom. He learned to perform on an erhu, a Chinese musical instrument, and et renzhuan, a form of stand up comedy which involves a conversation between two people.

7. Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen Top Best Chinese Actors of All Time 2017

Born on July 27, 1963, he is 53 years old. He has acquired international fame for being in several movies with big name actors such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh. He is considered Hong Kong’s top action star, according to Wikipedia, and makes much money from his craft. Yen is also a martial arts performer, having mastered such arts as Wing Chung, Tae Kwon Do, boxing, Wushu, and Karate, just to name a few. Some of his most memorable roles include Yip Man in the 2000 movie Ip Man, which became a box office success. He has earned 220 million Hong Kong dollars, which translates to 28.4 American dollars from 4 films and 6 advertisement appearances, from 2013 alone.

6. Feng Xiaogang

Feng Xiaogang Top Most Famous Chinese Actors of All Time 2018

He is 58, a Chinese filmmaker and actor, known for his commercial filmmaking style, according to the Wikipedia website. He is the son of a college professor and a factory nurse, according to Wikipedia. He has acquired various honors for his style of filmmaking. He developed this style mainly in the late 1990s, called HesuPiau, or New Years’ Celebration movies, according to Wikipedia. He is probably best known for having shot to fame for the 1997 film known as The Dream Maker.

5. Andy Lau

Andy Lau Top 10 Best Chinese Actors of All Time 2017

A native of Hong Kong, born on September 27, 1961, Andy Lau has been in the Guinness Book of World Records for most awards by a cantopop male artist as of 2000. By April of that year, according to Wikipedia, he had amassed a total of 292 awards.

Lau’s financial earnings are tremendous. He has made a box office total of $1,733, 275, 816 in Hong Kong dollars for shooting films in the past 20 years, according to Wikipedia. He is one of the Top 10 Most Popular Best Chinese Actors of All Time till 2017.

4. Jay Chou

Jay Chou Top Famous Chinese Actors of All Time 2019

Chou was born on 1/18/79. He is a very talented actor and musician, having acquired silver medals as a singer. The famous films he has been in include The Green Hornet, Initial D and The Curse of the Golden Flower. Chou grew up in Taipei County, Taiwan. His mother was a music teacher, and is credited with influencing his interest in the fine arts. His father is a biomedical researcher.

But it was apparent at an early age that the show business bug had hit him. He had no friends, preferring to spend his free time contemplating and daydreaming, as Wikipedia points out. An only child and an introvert, he demonstrated a love for music and fine arts at an early age. He took the cello and piano in high school, and became an R & B artist.

3. Yao Ming


He is a former member of the NBA. According to the Top 10for website, he was regarded as the tallest NBA player for many years. He has also done several TV shows and filmed documentaries on the saving of wildlife, like the rhinoceros and the elephant. But over here in the States, he is known as a member of the Houston Rockets, either the tallest basketball player or one of them, standing well over seven feet tall.

Sources do not list any movies he’s made. He’s known for his acting abilities because of the documentaries for the charity work that he does, particularly for “Say No” campaign and his partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation and Wild Aid.

2. Jet Li

Jet Li Top 10 Best Chinese Actors of All Time

Jet Li is a martial artist, a film producer, and an actor. Born in Beijing, he has played lead roles in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D, the Sorcerer, and the White Snake, just to name a few. He is also the founder of the charity fund One Foundation.

1. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan Top Most Chinese Actors of All Time 2019

This man needs no introduction. He is the Number One Chinese actor, in my opinion, because of that. He hails from Hong Kong. His nominations and awards tell the entire story in a nutshell. According to Wikipedia, his list of achievements is quite long. The 62-year-old actor is a martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stunt man and singer. He does his own stunts, by the way. He has starred in The Karate Kid, Shanghai Nights, and Rush Hour 3, just to name a few.He is one among the Top 10 Most Popular Best Chinese Actors of All Time till 2017.