As a youth, Yam overcame poverty by modeling for print ads, appearing in commercials and working in sales. After completing high school, Yam enrolled in Television Broadcast Limited's actor training courses, and soon became a regular of televised dramas, sitcoms, martial-arts period pieces and soap operas.
His first series was the police drama CID, followed by a role as a gay character in the domestic soap opera House Is Not a Home. Other shows Yam performed in for TVB, Hong Kong's largest television studio, include some of its most famous series: The Shell Game, Man in the Net, Police Cadet II, The Return of the Condor Heroes, The Smiling Proud Wanderer and many others.
Yam's movie debut was in the gangster picture Law Don in 1979, but his first starring film role came later that year in the groundbreaking, New Wave erotic drama House of the Lute. His more recent leading roles include two internationally acclaimed films directed by Johnny To, The Mission and PTU.
Simon Yam Facts
|Birthday||March 19, 1955 (62)|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Simon Yam compared to you?|
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