Alec Su

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Alec Su
Alec Su 2012.jpg
Su performing in Las Vegas, USA, 2012
Chinese name 蘇有朋 (traditional)
Chinese name 苏有朋 (simplified)
Pinyin Sū Yǒupéng (Mandarin)
Ancestry Nanchang, Jiangxi, China (Hakka)[1]
Born (1973-09-11) 11 September 1973 (age 41)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Guaiguai Hu (乖乖虎; "Obedient Tiger")
Tommy Su
Occupation actor, singer, producer
Instrument(s) Keyboards, Guitar
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Xiao Hu Dui
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Su.

Su You-peng (born 11 September 1973), also known as Alec Su, is a Taiwanese actor, singer and television producer.

Su became a huge teen idol in 1988 as a member of the boy band Xiao Hu Dui. He was known as the "Obedient Tiger" (乖乖虎) until the band broke up in 1995.

The 1998-1999 mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess marked a turning point in Su's career. Since then he has had a successful career in acting, starring in highly-popular dramas such as The Legendary Siblings (1999), Romance in the Rain (2001), and The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (2003). Su has won awards from Hundred Flowers Awards and Macau International Movie Festival for the films The Message (2009) and The Love Song of Kang Ding (2010) respectively.

He is currently directing his first film, The Left Ear.

Little Tigers[edit]

Alec Su's career started in 1988, at the age of 15, when he joined the Little Tigers trio. The band was the first idol singing group that debuted in the Taiwanese music industry and Alec was labelled as the "obedient tiger." The group's popularity was unprecedented; the Little Tigers attracted fans from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and amongst Chinese communities around the world. The success of the band began the new generation of Taiwanese pop culture in the early 1990s. In 2010, the Little Tigers were invited to participate in the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, in which they sang a medley of three of their biggest hits and won accolades as the "favorite singing group"[2] for the event.

Apart from being a popular singer, during this period Su was epitomized by the general public as a superior student. He attended Taiwan's number one high school, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School and was accepted into the prestigious National Taiwan University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering . Su's experiences describing his high school years, preparing for the Taiwan university entrance examinations while trying to also juggle his performing schedule as a member of a wildly popular singing group, are recorded in his 1995 book entitled My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die.[3]

However, as Su became so well known at such a young age, he felt that he had lost his freedom as a result of being in the limelight. At the age of 21, a year before his university graduation in Taiwan, Su decided to leave school and study abroad in England.

Television[edit]

Alec Su at the 1st New York Chinese Film Festival, 19 September 2010, New York City, USA.

In 1995, after the breakup of Little Tigers, Su embarked on an acting career. His role as the Wu Ah Ge, Yongqi in the Chinese TV series blockbuster My Fair Princess I and II won him fame as a television actor in 1997. He continued in 2000 with another hit TV series Romance in the Rain. His later TV series include Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (2002), Magic Touch of Fate (2004, costarring Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin and Korean singer Kang Ta), and Mischievous Princess (2005). He collaborated with Korean actress Chae Rim in two 2003 productions, Love of the Aegean Sea and Warriors of the Yang Clan.

In 2006, Su appeared in the 1930s drama Jiang Ji Jiu Ji co-starring with Li Qian, Cecilia Ye Tong, and Paul Chun, and which aired in Spring 2007. In 2008 he acted in the TV drama Re Ai, which aired in the spring of 2009.

In late 2013, it was announced that Su would be appearing as a judge on the fifth season of China's Got Talent alongside Liu Ye, Wang Wei-Chung, and former co-star Zhao Wei.

Movies and music[edit]

In recent years, Su has been concentrating on his film career. Since the second half of 2008 he has participated in more than a half-dozen film projects. Su also appears in the ensemble piece, Fit Lover, which had a November 2008 release, as well as guest starring in a short Taiwan film, L-O-V-E. The high-profile 1940s-period espionage drama, The Message, had a wide release in Asia in autumn 2009, has been included in several international film festivals, and received several nominations (and one win, for Li Bing Bing as "Best Actress") for the 2009 Golden Horse awards. A Singing Fairy, shot in Guangxi Province, and a biography of Macau composer Xian Xinghai, titled The Star and the Sea, both opened in limited release in December 2009. The Four Cupids, a romantic comedy, premiered in April 2010. Film projects for 2010 included The Love Song of Kangding (romantic drama filmed in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture) and Lost in Panic Room, a "locked room" detective thriller. Both premiered in the fall of 2010. A sequel to the detective film, titled Lost in Panic Cruise, was released for Halloween 2011. Su continues his film career with several completed movies scheduled for release in 2012, and another currently in production.

In October 2010, Alec won the Hundred Flowers Award for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in The Message. In December 2010, he won the "Best Actor" award at the 2nd Macau International Movie Festival, for his performance in The Love Song of Kangding

Along with his TV and film success, Su has released thirty top-selling albums, starting as a member of The Little Tigers group. As a solo artist he has released 14 albums, beginning in 1992 with I Only Want You to Love Me to his 2004 release Before and After. In January 2012 Su performed, along with singers Daniel Chan, Aska Yang, and Wilber Pan, in the 2012 Fantasy Stars Chinese New Year Concert, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1991 The Hen Brought The Ducklings 母鸡带小鸭 - Mu Ji Dai Xiao Ya 梁志朋 - Liang Zhipeng
1995 Idol Level Best 偶像一级棒 - Ou Xiang Yi Ji Bang 苏建雄 - Su Jianxiong
1997 My Fair Princess I 还珠格格I - Huan Zhu Ge Ge I 永琪 - Yong Qi
1998 My Fair Princess II 还珠格格II - Huan Zhu Ge Ge II 永琪 - Yong Qi
1998 Old House Has Joy 老房有喜 - Lao Fang You Xi and Cousin Ji Xiang 苏小鹏 - Su Xiao Peng
1999 The Legendary Twins 绝代双骄 - Jue Dai Shuang Jiao 花無缺 - Hua Wu Que 1999 version
2000 Romance in the Rain 情深深雨蒙蒙 - Qing Shen Shen Yu Meng Meng 杜飞 - Du Fei
2001 Taiji Prodigy 少年张三丰 - Shao nian Zhang San Feng 易天行 - Yi Tian Xing
2001 A Date with Youth 相约青春 - Xiang Yue Qin Chun 敬涛 - Jing Tao
2001 Secret Murder, Amazing Cases 无敌县令 - Wu Di Xian Ling or Pai An Jing Qi 杭铁生 - Han Tie Sheng
2002 Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber 倚天屠龙记 - Yi Tian Tu Long Ji 张无忌 - Zhang Wu Ji & 张翠山 - Zhang Cuisan
2002 The Legendary Siblings 2 絕世雙驕 Hua Wuque (guest star)
2003 Love Train 心动列车 - Xin Dong Lie Che 阿晃 - A Huang
2003 Love of the Aegean Sea 情定爱琴海 - Qing Ding Ai Qin Hai 陆恩祈 - Lu En Qi
2003 Warriors of the Yang Clan 杨门虎将 - Yang Men Hu Jiang 杨延郎 - Yang Yan Lang (Yang Si Lang)
2004 Magic Touch of Fate 魔术奇缘 - Mo Shu Qi Yuan 吴俊安 - Wu Jun An
2005 The Mischievous Princess (My Bratty Princess) 刁蛮公主 - Diao Man Gong Zhu 朱允 - Zhu Yun
2006 Entrapment 将计就计 - Jiang Ji Jiu Ji 庄若龙 - Zhuang Ruo Long
2009 Passion 熱愛 - Re Ai 苏明涛 - Su Ming Tao formerly called 大镇反 - Da Zhen Fan
2013 The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龍八部 - Tian Long Ba Bu 無崖子 - Wuyazi
2013 Destiny By Love 非緣勿擾 Lu Xinuo Producing debut

Films[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1990 Wandering Heroes 游侠儿 - You Xia Er Xiao Guai
1995 Forever Friends 四个不平凡的少年 - Si Ge Bu Ping Fan De Shao Nian Luo Zhi Jian
1996 Flirting Expert 泡妞专家 - Pao Niu Zhuan Jia Xiao Pei
1996 Pale Sun 情色 - Qing Se Lao Wu
1998 Red Bride 红娘 - Hong Niang Zhang Jun Rui
1999 Winner Takes All 大赢家 - Da Ying Jia Shi Sheng Zi
1999 Cotton Fleece 白棉花 - Bai Mian Hua Ma Cheng Gong
2000 Devoted to You 初恋的故事 - Chu Lian De Gu Shi Yu Hai
2002 Reunion 手足情深 - Shou Zu Qing Shen Ka Chung
2003 Grandpa's Home 爷爷的家 - Ye Ye De Jia Xin Qiang Gong An
2005 Taklamakan 塔克拉玛干 - TaKeLaMaGan Cheng Cheng (成成)
2008 Fit Lover 爱情呼叫转移Ⅱ:爱情左右 - Ai Qing Hu Jiao Zhuan Yi II: Ai Qing Zuo You Guo Ying (郭影)
2009 L-O-V-E 爱到底 - Ai Dao Di Guest Star
2009 A Singing Fairy 寻找刘三姐 - Xun Zhao Liu San Jie Wei Wende (韦文德)
2009 The Message 风声 - Feng Sheng Bai Xiaonian (白小年) aka "Sound of the Wind"
2009 The Star and the Sea 星海 - Xinghai Xiao Youmei (萧友梅) aka "The Musician"
2010 The Four Cupids 四个丘比特 - Si Ge Qiu Bi Te Qi Bolin (齐泊霖)
2010 Secret Battleground 孤岛秘密战 - Gu Dao Mi Mi Zhan Japanese Officer
2010 The Love Song of Kang Ding 康定情歌 - Kang Ding Qing Ge Li Su Jie
2010 Lost in Panic Room 密室之不可告人 - Mi Shi Zi Bu Ke Gao Ren Liu Feiyun (柳飞云)
2011 Deng Enming's Childhood 少年邓恩铭 - Shao Nian Deng En Ming
2011 Lost in Panic Cruise 密室之不可靠岸 - Mi Shi Zhi Bu Ke Kao An Liu Feiyun (柳飞云) sequel to "Lost in Panic Room"
2012 Design of Death 杀生 - Sha Sheng Longevity Town Doctor previous title: 长寿镇 - Chang Shou Zhen
2012 The Assassins 铜雀台 - Tong Que Tai Emperor Xian of Han alt pinyin: Tong Qiao Tai; previous English title: "Bronze Swallow Terrace"
2012 Back to 1942 一九四二 - Yi Jiu Si Er T. V. Soong Scenes all deleted
2012 Three Unmarried Mothers 三个未婚妈妈 - San Ge Wei Hun Ma Ma
2014 Sweet Alibis 甜蜜殺機 王志毅 - Wang Zhi Yi
2014 The Suspicious 最佳嫌疑人 Lin Yitai
2014 The Four III Emperor Huizong of Song

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Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Released Year Chinese Title English Title Notes
1992 我只要你愛我 I Only Want You to Love Me
1993 等到那一天 Wait Until That Day
1994 背包 Cherished Backpack
1994 傷口 Wound
1994 這般發生 Happens This Way
1994 擦肩而過 Brushing Past
1995 愛上你的一切事情 In Love with Everything about You
1995 Go
1995 風聲雨聲聽蘇聲 Wind Sound Rain Sound Su Sound
2000 你快不快樂 Are You Happy or Not
2000 了解 Understanding
2001 不只深情 Not Only Deep Love
2001 102%愛情 102% Love
2002 玩真的 Playing for Real / Earnest
2002 最愛1992-2002 Best Love 1992-2002
2004 以前以後 Before and After

Soundtracks[edit]

  • 2004: Love Of The Aegean Sea Original Soundtrack

Books[edit]

  • 1995 (revised 2003): 青春的場所 (My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "苏有朋出演《原乡人》 将返台抢当客家一哥". 
  2. ^ (Chinese)央视春晚调查结果出炉:小虎队最受欢迎. 2010年02月26日 星岛环球网
  3. ^ Su, Alec (2003) [1995]. 青春的場所 Qing Chun De Chang Suo / My Days at Jian Zhong / Youth Never Die (in Chinese). Unitas Publishing Co., Ltd., Taiwan. ISBN 978-957-522-417-2. 
  4. ^ Alec Su at imdb.com
  5. ^ Alec Su at chinesemov.com