Yip, David

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Yip, David Gender: M
born on 4 June 1951 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Liverpool, England, 53n25, 2w55
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°17' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°40 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°21'


Chinese-British actor who broke cultural barriers to become the first ethnic lead in a major TV series, "The Chinese Detective," 1981-82. He filmed four documentaries about the Chinese community in Liverpool where he was raised. In U.S. films, he appeared in a Bond movie, "A View to a Kill," 1985 and in Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Empire of the Sun," 1987.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1981 (Began TV detective series, two years)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1985 (Appeared in "A View to a Kill")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 (Starred in "Empire of the Sun")

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes him, given in British Entertainers, Flare Pub.1997


  • Traits : Body : Race (Chinese)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV and film)