Kent: I think we were actually working
on CROCODILE FURY and they spliced this scene in later for ROBO VAMPIRE.
Unfortunately, I never got to see the horrible robot costume but I would
have loved to play that part.
Kent between takes with the actor
who kills him in the pre-credits sequence of ROBO VAMPIRE.
HKD: The actor
in the blue jean jacket (whom you beat up, just prior to having your
throat torn out by the vampire in ROBO VAMPIRE) is Sun Chien, who appeared
in some popular Shaw Brothers kung fu pictures. Donald Kong To (aka
Chiang Tao), who plays his buddy, is another Shaw supporting player.
Did you get to know them or any of the stuntmen?
Kent: He (Sun) was unlike some of the
other actors and production people very kind and generous to
me. He often tried to help me with fighting techniques or other things
I needed help with. I had a lot of respect for him. He also had a great
sense of humor and was quite an acrobat.
HKD: Do you have
any credits besides these films?
Kent: I did play a small part in a Taiwanese
soap opera and I also worked as DJ and news reporter in Santa Barbara.
So, I like to joke with people and tell them I have done radio, TV,
movies and modeling. I might not have done these things at the level
I wanted to achieve but, at least, I got to do them at some level.
HKD: When did
you leave Hong Kong?
Kent: During that period, I was in Hong
Kong for about six months. I have been in Hong Kong several times since
(the last time being 1997) but I never did another movie again in Hong
HKD: What are
you up to nowadays?
Kent: I went back and got my master's
degree in the mid 90's in TESOL and Linguistics and I mainly teach at
colleges and universities around the world now. My last job was at Garden
City Community College as the ESL Director and the job before that I
worked at Payap University, a private university in Thailand. I have
taught on four separate continents. I've been working on a novel about
Taiwan for several years and it is nearly completed. Whether it ever
gets published is another story. I am currently living in Orlando but
will be relocating to Prague shortly.
My thanks to Kent for taking the time
to provide some answers about this little discussed facet of HK cinema
and for providing the pictures included here. If anyone can help to
further identify the movies he appeared in, write
in to HKD and I will forward your letter to Kent.