David Nicholas Yip
4 June 1951
Yip is known for playing the lead role of John Ho in the 1981 BBC drama The Chinese Detective, notable for its frontlining of an ethnic British cast. He also played Michael Choì in the soap opera Brookside between 1989 and 1990. He also had a small part in the 1979 Doctor Who story Destiny of the Daleks and played a factory owner in Casualty.
Yip wrote a play, named Gold Mountain, which was made for Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008, but owing to writing problems, it was delayed. It is based on his father's life. It premiered on 6 October 2010, at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool, and was performed again in 2012.
Selected TV and filmography
- Deep End (1970) - Hot dog vendor (uncredited)
- The Quatermass Conclusion (1979) - Frank Chen
- Doctor Who (1979) - Veldan
- The Chinese Detective (1981-1982, TV Series) - Detective Sergeant John Ho
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - Wu Han
- A View to a Kill (1985) - Chuck Lee
- Ping Pong (1986) - Mike Wong
- Out of Order (1987) - Policeman
- Making Out (1989-1990, TV Series) - Mr. Kim
- Brookside (1989-1990, TV Series) - Michael Choi
- Every Silver Lining (1993) - Leonard
- Covert Assassin (1994) - Peter Ma
- Bugs (1996, TV Series) - Chaku
- Hamlet (1996) - Sailor One
- Fast Food (1999) - Mr. Fortune
- Entrapment (1999) - Chief of Police
- Arabian Nights (2000, TV Series) - Assad
- My Kingdom (2001) - Merv
- Oscar Charlie (2002) - Dr Pang
- The Bill (2003) - Li Chen
- Casualty (2006, TV Series) - Jiang Guang
- Act of Grace (2008) - Kai
- The School That Roared (2009) - Winnie's Dad
- ChuckleVision (2009) - Chives the Butler
- Spirit Warriors (2010, TV Series) - Ding-Xiang
- Re-Evolution (2011) - Councillor
- Brink (video game) (2012) - Additional Voices (voice)
- Holby City (2013) - Raymond Lo
- 24: Live Another Day (2014) - President Wei
- All That Remains (2016) - Noburu Nagai
- "David Yip - Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
- Hill, Dave (12 March 2009). "The Chinese Detective starring David Yip was quality 1980s television drama". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
- "David Yip stars in 'Gold Mountain' at Liverpool's Unity Theatre". Liverpool Daily Post. 8 October 2010.[dead link]
- "David Yip On ... Revisiting 'Gold Mountain'". What's On Stage. 10 April 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
- "Cast Interview: David Yip". All That Remains: production blog. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
- "All That Remains (2016)". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2017.