Zhenwei Wang: The Karate Kid Actor Biography

Who is Zhenwei Wang?

If your favorite movie as a kid was The Karate Kid, then Zhenwei Wang is someone you adored. Zhenwei Wang is the famous actor who portrayed the role of Cheng in the famous movie.

As a matter of fact, Zhenwei Wang is a wushu geek, and by the age of 10, he won the national wushu team. He is widely known for being a sadistic and menacing villain.

Today we will talk about Zhenwei Wang‘s age, career, love life, and more. So without any further ado, let’s get to know better about Wang.

Zhenwei Wang Biography
Zhenwei Wang Biography

Quick facts

Full NameZhenwei Wang
BirthdateOctober 20, 1995
Age 27 years old
Sun SignLibra
TraitsPositive: Soft, non-threatening, and gentle
Negative: nervous and clumsy
BirthplaceHebei, China
Currently residingBeijing, China
Height5′ 5¼” (1.66 m)
ParentsChaoguo Wang (father)
Profession Martial Artist, Actor

Zhenwei Wang’s age, height, and more

According to resources, Zhenwei translates to true. He was born in 1995 and celebrates his birthday on the 20th day of October. Currently, he is 27 years old.

Therefore Wang falls under the sun sign of Libra. According to his sun sign, he is soft, non-threatening, and gentle. Even more, he has great taste in fashion.

The Karate Kid Actor
Young Zhenwei Wang

The negative trait of this sign is that they sometimes act nervous and become clumsy. Moreover, Zhenwei stands at a height of 5 feet 5.5 inches.

This actor is blessed to have black hair and a pair of black eyes.

Early life and Parents

This famous actor was born to his father, Wang Chaoguo. He was born in the capital city of Beijing, China.

At the tender age of four and a half, Chaoguo insisted on sending the actor to the Beijing Shenshahai/Beijing Shichahai Amateur Sports School. According to him, Zhenwei was weak and sickly.

Although he was always young and tired because of training, he never complained. In fact, he worked hard and gained praise from the wushu industry.

Young Zhenwei Wang in wushu competition
Young Zhenwei Wang in wushu competition

Eventually, his father sent him to a martial arts foundation, where he trained for three and half years. Then, he went to Haidian Gymnasium and learned the national wushu routine.

As a matter of fact, he was only eight years old during that time. Zhenwei left his parents very young to study and follow his passion. 

Although his childhood was tiring and bothersome, the actor never spoke a word or complained about the matter.


Zhenwei Wang The Karate Kid

Things started getting better for Zhenwei when he auditioned for the role of Cheng in 2010. The remake of The Karate Kid was in progress, and the studio was auditioning for actors.

Luckily this actor for the role of Cheng and even befriended actor Jaden Smith. As a matter of fact, he even taught him some mandarin.

Despite all this, the auditioning process was not that easy. There were more than ten thousand participants in the audition who must be fluent in English and Chinese and have wushu skills.

The Karate Kid Cheng
Zhenwei Wang in The Karate Kid

In addition, the candidate should have acting facial expressions, control over eye expressions, and a good physical appearance. After auditioning for about three months, Zhenwei was selected.

In the movie, Chong shares the screen with the famous Jackie Chan. Unfortunately, after the movie’s completion, the actor got a head injury and had four stitches.

According to sources, he got the stitches when chasing Jaden Smith and got plashed by dirty water. As a result, he hit his head on an oil pain.

Moreover, it was a minor injury that healed in a matter of time. However, the director stood by his side and gave him some days off to rest.

After the big hit The Karate Kid, this actor made a come back in the comedy TV Series Movie Martial Arts vs. Reality. He was 17 years old at that time.

Related: Read the biography of The Karate Kid Actress Wenwen Han.


Zhenwei was always determined to be a wushu player and entered national competitions very young. As a result, the actor has around two gold medals from the Beijing Youth Wushu Competition.

Zhenwei Wang showing his Wushu skills
Zhenwei Wang showing his Wushu skills

At the age of 10, Chong won the National wushu team. There were about 57 competitors during the match.

Social Media

Zhenwei Wang opened his Twitter account in August 2012, and until now, he has gathered about 5,679 followers. Similarly, he is also active on Facebook and has garnered more than 6100 followers.

You can follow him on the link below;

Zhenwei Wang Facebook: 6.1k followers

Zhenwei Wang Twitter: 5.7k followers


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