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Mark Houghton
Ma Chung Sang,  Mark Houston,  Mark Housten,  Mark Huston,  Mark Hougton,  "Mark",  Mark Miller,  Mark Goh,  Mark Morris,  Mak
Born: 1962 (England, United Kingdom)

Filmography (1989-1998)
  Actor (53 films)
    Advent Commando 6: Naked Revenge (1989)    
    Angel Enforcers (1989)    
    Aces Go Places V (1989) ... Boss's thug
    Killer Angels (1989)    
    Final Run (1989)    
    Live Hard (1989) ... [New edit]
    City Cops (1989) ... Robinson's thug
    Princess Madam (1989)    
    Angel's Mission (1989)    
    Zodiac Power 3: Kickboxer from Hell (1990)    
    The Dragon Fighter (1990)    
    Tiger on the Beat 2 (1990) ... Mark
    The Outlaw Brothers (1990) ... Miego's man with sword
    She Shoots Straight (1990) ... Kidnapper
    Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon (1990) ... One of Wing's men
    Fire Phoenix (1990)    
    Point of No Return (1990) ... Mr Fok's bodyguard
    Thunder Kids 3: Hunt for Devil Boxer (1991)    
    Action in Border (1991)    
    Feud Within the Truth (1991)    
    A Fate of Love (1991)    
    To Be Number One (1991) ... OSCG officer
    Fury in Red (1991) ... FBI agent Jacky
    Money Maker (1991) ... Fight with Fan on the street
    The Real Me (1991)    
    Red Fists (1991) ... Hitman
    Will of Iron (1991) ... Mark
    Bloody Hero (1991)    
    Legend of the Brothers (1991) ... Mr Mark
    China Heat (1992)    
    Cry Killer (1992)    
    Cheetah on Fire (1992) ... Mak
    Mission of Justice (1992) ... Sex trader's thug
    Yesterday Once More (1992) ... Mark
    Fight Back to School II (1992) ... Jonathan
    Wizard's Curse (1992) ... Police officer
    Angel Terminators (1992) ... Zeng Jian's thug
    Mad Mad Ghost (1992) ... Mark
    Red Lips (1992) ... Police detective
    Angel's Project (1993)    
    My Virgin (1993)    
    Drunken Master II (1994) ... British military officer
    Shaolin Popey (1994) ... Asst Director Te's henchman
    Oh! Yes Sir!!! (1994) ... Thai gang leader's thug
    Shaolin Popey II Messy Temple (1994)    
    In the Heat of Summer (1994) ... David Morris
    Power Connection (1995)    
    Angel on Fire (1995) ... Foreign buyers bodyguard
    China Dragon (1995) ... Easy Rider gang leader
    Love, Guns & Glass (1995) ... Blackie Yiu's thug
    How to Meet the Lucky Stars (1996)    
    Special Action Force (1997) ... Mark
    Knock Off (1998) ... Bear
  Action Director (1 film)
    My Virgin (1993)    
  Martial Arts Director (1 film)
    Cry Killer (1992)    
  Mark Houghton

Born in the small town of Neneaton, Bedworth, Northern Warwickshire, Engalnd in 1962. Mark began training in martial arts at age 14, beginning with Judo, switching to Karate at age 16. It was around this time that he saw Bruce Lee Siu-lung and was inspired to learn Chinese martial arts but struggled to find a teacher in England at that time.

Eventually a friend suggested going to Hong Kong to find a master, but it wasn't quite suitable at that time, so his friend suggested going to Malaysia as there was a large Chinese population there. So at just age 18 he moved to Malaysia, staying with his friend's family and becoming like an adopted son.

The first Kung Fu school he found in Malaysia was a White Crane school, which he trained at for about a month until a friend introduced him to the films of Liu Chia-liang and the style of Hung Gar. Mark asked his friend if he knew any Hung Gar masters in Malaysia and his friend introduced him to Ho Kam-wai, who was reluctant at first to take Mark as a student, but after a gruelling seven day probation period Mark was accepted as a student and remained so for three years.

Mark became an unknowing participant in a gang fight between local triads, during which he was stabbed and suffered a punctured lung. During his recovery he was intimidated by the police and decided until things died down he'd return to England and open a martial arts school.

At about age 22 he started teaching martial arts in Coventry, then later in Birmingham near to Chinatown. While in Birmingham he met a Hong Kong man whose children were Mark's students and while having a conversation about why Mark liked martial arts, Mark brought up Liu Chia-liang, to which the man revealed that his friend back in Hong Kong knew Liu Chia-liang very well. Mark asked if it could be arranged for him to meet his hero as a one off, which was done and soon after, he got his wish.

In June 1988, Mark met his hero at Cinema City and Liu stated that he had a good horse stance for a foreigner. Liu then took him out for dinner, during which Liu asked if Mark wanted to be in his new movie, Aces Go Places 5 which was to begin filming in November, to which Mark agreed. During this time Mark returned to his school and informed them that he'll be off for a bit to do the one movie with his hero, but when Liu offered for Mark to stay and learn from him about martial arts and cinema, Mark quickly called back home to say to shut his school as he was staying in Hong Kong, and he's remained there ever since.

Before the release of Aces Go Places 5, Mark worked on some films for Godrey Ho Chi-keung and it was through the stuntmen on these films that he met Phillip Ko Fei, whom he would work with several times in the future. Mark became Liu's student in both martial arts and film-making, working on many of Liu's films both on and off camera, he was often given the role of assistant action director, though due to studio politics would not be credited for this on the films. The most notable instance being on Drunken Master II, where he had to pull out of the film after a falling out between his master and Jackie Chan Kong-sang. He worked on the films of many other directors too, becoming one of the most recognisable gwailos in Hong Kong cinema.

J.J. Hayden [10-Jun-2023]

Currently an instructor at the Lau Family Hung Gar Kung Fu School in Hong Kong.

Father of Charlene Houghton.