Michael Tao

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Michael Tao
Chinese name 陶大宇
Born (1963-08-26) 26 August 1963 (age 55)
Hong Kong
Years active 1980 - present
Spouse(s) Wong Wai Po (2000-2007)

Michael Tao Dai Yu (Chinese: 陶大宇, born 26 August 1963) is a Hong Kong television actor.


Tao entered the acting industry in the 80s, affiliating with TVB. It was during this period that Tao earned the name "Housewife Killer" due to his overwhelming popularity amongst housewives (who arguably constitutes a majority of TV viewing audiences in Hong Kong), solidifying his position as a 1st tier television actor in TVB.

Tao later moved over to rival ATV in 1997 after problems over his contract with TVB. His ATV series Flaming Brothers successfully defeated the TVB rival show at the time, a landmark for ATV. Apart from filming ATV series, Tao has also filmed in China and Singapore. He returned to TVB in 2004 and has starred in a number of television series since. Once again, problems with his contract resulted in Tao leaving TVB in 2009.



Year Title Role TVB Anniversary Awards
1985 The Yangs Saga
1986 New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre
The Legend Of Dik Ching
1987 Genghis Khan Muk-Wah-Lai
1988 Twilight of a Nation Lee Chiu-Sau
1989 The Black Sabre
The War Heroes
1991 The Breaking Point
1992 File of Justice
1993 Ambition
For Home Sake
The Greed of Man
File Of Justice II
The Partner
1994 File Of Justice III
1995 File Of Justice IV
File Of Justice V
Detective Investigation Files
1996 Detective Investigation Files II
Ambition Kwok Ka-bo
1997 Detective Investigation Files III
2004 Shine On You
2005 Love Bond
Fantasy Hotel Kam Chi Kit (Bob)
2007 On the First Beat Cheung King-Fung Best Actor Nomination (Top 20)
2008 Wasabi Mon Amour Chung Lai Wo
2010 Sisters of Pearl


Year Title
1999 Flaming Brothers
2000 Showbiz Tycoon
2001 To Where He Belongs
Healing Hearts
2002 Mission In Trouble
2004 Asian Heroes


Year Title Network
1998 The New Adventures of Wisely TCS
Tie-Breaker China Star (film)
2002 Love Scar CTS
2004 Mystic Detective Files i-cable