Cheung made his debut in 1937 as an actor, and became well known with the film "Poor Souls" in 1940. After the Sino-Japanese War he came back to Hong Kong and acted in films
like "Everlasting Sorrow" and "Tragedy on the Pearl River". His career spanned over 300
films. In 1952, he founded Union Film Enterprise Ltd. together with Ng Cho Fan, Pak Yin,
Ng Wui and other actors and film workers. He went into film directing afterwards and made
15 films including "The Haunted Night", "Driver No. 7", "Story of the Sword and Sabre"
and so on. Cheung joined TVB in 1969, and later RTV. He took part in TV productions like
"Crocodile Tears", "Reincarnation" and "Fatherland". Cheung died in 1984 in Canada, while
filming for the movie "Love Me, Love My Dad".