Kwan Hoi-San

Kwan Hoi-San

About Kwan Hoi-San

Kwan Hoi-San

Kwan Hoi-San

October 24, 1925 - September 11, 2006

Place of Birth    :   Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Also Known As    :   Herman Kwan Hoi-San, 關海山, 关海山

Herman Kwan Hoi-San (Chinese: 關海山) (October 23, 1925 in Guangzhou, Guangdong — September 11, 2006) was a Hong Kong actor. his English name was Herman Kwan. Kwan started off as a Cantonese opera actor in street theatre before joining New Voice Opera Troupe (新聲劇團). He also started singing for early Hong Kong film soundtracks and moved on to act in films, mostly adaption of opera in Cantonese. He became famous and acted in many lead roles. When Hong Kong films started to move towards Mandarin, Kwan's career faltered and joined TVB and acted in various roles. Directors and filmmakers rediscovered his talent and cast him in many supporting roles in films. In 2001, Kwan suffered apoplexy attack and was left mute and paralysed. He died in 2006.