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David Yip

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David Yip

Born: Mon 4th June 1951 (age: 66)

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David Yip is an English actor.

Yip, of Asian and English descent, was born in Liverpool and trained at East 15 Acting SchoolLondon. He is the son of a Chinese father, a seaman from the Canton area of China, and an English mother from Liverpool.

He is known for playing the lead role of Johnny Ho in the 1981 BBC drama The Chinese Detective, notable for its frontlining of an ethnic British cast. He also played Michael Cho� in the soap opera Brookside between 1989 and 1990. He also had a small part in the 1979 Doctor Who story Destiny of the Daleks and played a factory owner in Casualty.

His film credits include playing Wu Han in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doomand CIA liaison agent Chuck Lee in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill. Both his characters died early in the films.

He performed the radio play The Inventor of Fireworks, written by Benjamin Yeohfor BBC Radio 3 on 22 January 2004.

David Yip is a practising Nichiren Buddhist and a member of the Soka Gakkai International. He currently lives in North Oxfordshirewith his wife Virginia and his dog Buddy.

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