Bryan Wong

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Bryan Wong
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Chinese name 王祿江 (traditional)
Chinese name 王禄江 (simplified)
Pinyin Wáng Lùjiāng (Mandarin)
Birth name Bryan Wong Lok Kiang
Ancestry Hainan
Born (1971-01-30) 30 January 1971 (age 43)
Singapore
Occupation Television host, actor
Years active 1982–present

Bryan Wong (Chinese: 王禄江; pinyin: Wáng Lùjiāng, born on 30 January 1971) is a Singaporean MediaCorp TV actor and television host. He is also known as one of the Hosting Kings (综艺阿哥) of MediaCorp and frequently co-hosts with Kym Ng.[1]

Career[edit]

Wong began his career as a child actor in 1982 and featured in several popular children's programmes on SBC.[2] He began performing modelling assignments and commercials while still a teenager. In 1994, he joined TCS as a full-time artiste after a short stint as an interior designer. Although his first hosting role was for the teenage lifestyle programme Gen Y, it was the infotainment programme City Beat during the late 1990s that first exposed him to television audiences. While his co-hosts Kym Ng and Sharon Au were winning awards at the annual Star Awards, he was not well received by the general public. He later stated that he had planned to resign several times but did not have a choice as he had to support his family.[3] In 2000 he and several fellow artistes left TCS to join the newly formed SPH MediaWorks.[4] While with MediaWorks, he became known for co-hosting Channel U's popular talent-search show Snap with Ng and their partnership was praised by audiences.[5] He was nominated for Best Entertainment Presenter at the 2002 Asian Television Awards. In 2005, MediaCorp (successor of TCS) absorbed MediaWorks and he was one of nineteen artistes transferred over.

As an actor, Wong is a recognised face in mainland China after starring in a number of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan productions while with SPH MediaWorks, most notably in Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story and the wuxia series Chinese Paladin. He played the main lead role in MediaWorks' final drama series Zero and also starred in Honour and Passion opposite Tay Ping Hui, Huang Wenyong and Rui En.

Since returning to MediaCorp, Wong has enjoyed more success as a host. He co-hosted the popular long-running home makeover show Home Decor Survivor (摆家乐) with Mark Lee,[6] for which he won his first hosting award, the Best Variety Show Host award, at the 2006 Star Awards. His popularity has remained high since as he was voted the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes from 2005 to 2012 and won his tenth in 2013, which means he will be awarded the All-Time Favourite Artiste Award at the 2014 ceremony. He won the Favourite Variety Show Host audience poll, beating hot favourite Fann Wong, at the 2012 Star Awards.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bryan Wong grew up in a kampong in Kembangan in 70s – 80s Singapore. He lives with his sister, Varilyn "Val" and his mother, Margaret in an apartment in Bedok.

Wong was educated at Tanjong Katong Secondary Technical School, where he first discovered an interest in "do it yourself" interior designing and carpentry.

He now co-owns an interior design firm called 'Space by Bryan Wong' which does not accept walk in customers.[6]

Television appearances[edit]

Variety/Infotainment Programmes[edit]

  • 1994
    • Grand Launched of TCS
    • 能耐极限大挑战
    • Gen-Y Y-人王
  • 1995
    • 脑力加油站
  • 1995 – 2000
    • City Beat 城人杂志
  • 1996
    • Mavis Hee Mini Concert 许美静迷你音乐会
    • Jacky Cheung Mini Concert 张学友迷你音乐会
    • Mooncake Festival Variety Show
  • 1998
    • Comedy Nite 1998 搞笑行动 1998
  • 1999
    • Comedy Nite 1999 搞笑行动 1999
  • 2000 – 2001
    • Dream Challengers 圆梦新计划
    • Happy Rules 开心就好
    • 'Live' Unlimited 综艺无界限
    • Snap 全星总动员
  • 2002
    • Snap Special – Chinese New Year 全星总动员 – 新年特别版
    • Snap 2 全星总动员 2
    • Happy Rules 开心就好
    • Ready Steady Go 全民出动抢鲜玩
    • Snap Special – Channel U's 2nd Year Anniversary 全星总动员 – 优频道2周年纪念版
  • 2003
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2003 仁心慈爱照万千2003 (Performance: Flag dance)
    • Add Your Service 服务加加加
    • Snap Special – Romance Of The Book and Sword 全星总动员 – 书剑总动员版
    • Ready Steady Go II 全民出动抢鲜玩 2
    • Precious Home 家有宝贝
    • Everybody's Talking – (Translator of Hainanese for SARS prevention programme) 人人有话说 – 担任海南翻译
    • Oooh! 元气大搜查
  • 2004
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2004 仁心慈爱照万千2004 (Performance: Fire twirling stunt)
    • Snap 3 全星总动员 3
    • Mall & More 夺宝三响炮
    • Street Wise 街头大排党
  • 2005
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2005 仁心慈爱照万千2005 (Duo car stunt performance (With Xie Shao Guang))
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year Of Rooster 天鸡报喜贺新春
    • KP Club 鸡婆俱乐部
    • 101 Shopping Guide 陪你去Shopping
    • The NKF Cancer Show 1 群星照亮千万心之风雨同舟献真心 (Duo performance (With Kym Ng): Impersonation/costume changing skit)
    • Foodball Tic Tac Goal 食在好球
    • Rail Adventure 男得风光
    • Love Bites 2 缘来就是你2
    • Star Idol 明星偶像
    • The Cancer Charity Show 癌过有晴天
    • Home Decor Survivor 摆家乐
    • I Love Shopping II 陪你去Shopping 2
    • Cenosis Show
    • Affairs Of The Heart 2005 心手相连2005
  • 2006
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2006 仁心慈爱照万千2006 (外景主持)
    • Dollar & Sense 神机妙算
    • Its Showtime! (Judge) 全民创意争霸赛 (评审)
    • Giant Stars 2006 Giant 星光灿烂 2006
    • Where The Queue Starts 排排站,查查看
    • The Ultimate Comedian 爆笑新人王
    • What's Art? 什么艺思?
    • The 7-Eleven Game Show 7-Eleven抢先夺快争第一
    • Home Decor Survivor 2 摆家乐 2
    • Who's Naughty and Nice 黑白讲
  • 2007
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2007 仁心慈爱照万千2007 (Piano performance: Ebony & Ivory)
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year Of Pig 金猪贺岁庆肥年 (@ Studio)
    • Chingay Parade Of Dreams 2007 妆艺大游行 之 奇思梦想 2007
    • Where The Queue Starts 2 排排站,查查看 2
    • Giant Stars 2007 星光灿烂 2007
    • BRAND'S Stay Sharp Stay In Game 眼明心清我最行
    • Citispa Beauty Perfection 2 Citispa 完美大挑战 2
    • Maria Not At Home Maria 今天不在家
    • Law by Law 赢了Law
    • Home Decor Survivor 3 摆家乐 3
    • My Star Guide 2 – Tasmania 我的导游是明星 2 (Last Episode)
    • Princesses and the Dude 扮美达人
  • 2008
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2008 爱上Giant过肥年 2008
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Mouse 八方祥瑞鼠来宝 (@ Studio, Host/Skit performance)
    • Chingay Parade Of Dreams 2008 妆艺大游行 之 奇思梦想 2008
    • Glamour Mum and The Dude 辣妈好时尚
    • Giant Stars 2008 Giant 星光灿烂 2008
    • Citispa 完美大挑战 3 Citispa Beauty Perfection 3
    • Junior Home Decor Survivor 迷你摆家乐 (as Mentor)
    • My Star Guide 3 – Turkey 我的导游是明星3 – 土耳其
    • Find Me A New Boss 职场大哥大
  • 2009
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Ox 牛转乾坤喜临门 (@ Studio)
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2009 爱上Giant过肥年 2009
    • Destination Most Wanted 优游天下 (Took 9 months to film in 2008)[7]
    • Where The Queue Starts 3 排排站,查查看 3
    • The Chinese Challenge 2009 (Guest) 华文? 谁怕谁! 2009 (嘉宾)
    • Live a Life U质人生
    • Fashion Asia 亚洲时尚风 – Bangkok 曼谷
    • Food Hometown 2 – Hainan 美食寻根 – 海南
    • Result is All 美就是一切
    • My Star Guide 4 – Turkey 我的导游是明星4 – 瑞士
    • Home Decor Survivor 4 摆家乐4
    • New City Beat 城人新杂志
    • SPD Charity Show 2009 真情无障碍 2009 (Stunt challenge: 3 hours non-stop treadmill running)
    • SMRT Challenge 2009 SMRT大挑战 2009
  • 2010
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2010 爱上Giant过肥年 2010
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special 2010 普天同庆金虎年2010
    • Citispa Beauty Perfection 2
    • New City Beat 2 城人新杂志 2
    • Don't Forget The Lyrics (Celebrities series) 我要唱下去 (艺人版 Celebrities series) (Guest appearance)
    • Giant Stars 2010 Giant 星光灿烂 2010
    • Behind Every Job 美差事, 苦差事
    • Singapore Hit Awards 2010 新加坡金曲奖 (Guest awards presenter)
    • Under 1 Roof @ Courts 家家有Courts 家家乐
    • 3 Plus 1 Series 2 三菜一汤 2 I.(as Guest, VS 李铭顺) II.(as Guest, partner with Nono VS 黄靖伦&何维健)
    • 2010 Golden Awards 金视奖2010
    • Adventures with SMRT SMRT新游记
  • 2011
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Rabbit 金兔呈祥喜迎春 (@ Chinatown, Guest performance)
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2011 爱上GIANT 过肥年 2011
    • Chingay 2011 妆艺大游行 2011
    • Star Awards 2011 Show 1 红星大奖2011第一场
    • SPD Charity Show 2011 真情无障碍 2011 (Performance: Mouth art painting in 3 hours)
    • Renaissance 旧欢.心爱
    • Makan Unlimited 新马美食一家亲
    • Under 1 Roof @ Courts 家家有Courts, 家家乐!
    • Volkswagen Treasure Trails Volkswagen 寻宝乐
    • 3 Plus 1 Series 3 三菜一汤3 (as Guest, VS 林明伦)
    • Buffet Buffet 2 永远吃不肥 2 (as Panel of Critics 美食鉴定团, Ep 2)
    • Behind Every Job 2 美差事, 苦差事2
    • My Star Guide 6 – Eastern Europe (Finland/Sweden/Norway/Denmark) 我的导游是名星 6 – 东欧 (芬兰/瑞典/挪威/丹麦)
    • SMRT Challenge 2011 SMRT大挑战 2011
  • 2012
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Dragon 金龙腾飞庆丰年 (@ Studio, Guest appearance)
    • The Art Effect 处处有艺术
    • Knock Knock Who's There 啊! 是你到我家
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2012 爱上GIANT过肥年 2012
    • Way To Go, Singapore! 新加坡, 自有一套!
    • "东方水城 梦幻之夜" 第十五届中国苏州国际旅游节开幕式暨第二届金鸡湖商务旅游节启动仪式
    • Just Noodles 面对面 (Guest appearance, Ep 14)
    • Share Something 我爱公开
    • Jobs Around the World 走遍天涯打工乐
    • S.N.A.P. 熠熠星光总动员
    • 2012 Golden Awards 金视奖2012
  • 2013
    • Behind Every Job 3 美差事, 苦差事之帮你找事做
    • My Great Partner 大小拍档
    • The I-Weekly Show i不释手
    • Where The Queue Starts 4 排排站,查查看4
  • 2014
    • Minute to Win It

Filmography[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
1982 Children's Play House 儿童单元剧系列 1 episode
The Ingenious Six 六小无猜
Children's Play House II 儿童单元剧系列2 3 episodes
1983 Mother 母亲
The Way to Judo 蒲公英
1988 Airforce 空军 A student
1994–1995 Masters of the Sea: Troubled Water SBC/TCS-5 production
2001 Wonderful Life: Aspirations 奇妙人生之理想
Healing Hearts 侠骨仁心 Lin Qiming 林启明 Hong Kong production
Ad-war 完美把戏 Takeshi
2002 Back to Basics 重进森林 Alvin
Cash is King 胜券在握 Qi Lai 齐莱 Singapore-Hong Kong co-production
2003 A Chinese Ghost Story 倩女幽魂 Ren Wuwei 任无为 Taiwan production
2004 Zero 零楼 Sam Wong 王伟德
Chinese Paladin 仙剑奇侠传 Liu Jinyuan 刘晋元 China production
Liao Zhai: Lu Pan 聊斋之陆判 Zhu Erdan 朱尔丹
2007 Honour and Passion 宝家卫国 Poh Mun Chong 宝文忠
2008 Folks Jump Over The Wall 飞越佛跳墙 Gu Longshui 古龙水 Sitcom
2011 Let's Play Love PK爱情 Ou Yusen 欧宇森 Web series
2013 Gonna Make It 小小傳奇 Liu Ah Man 劉阿满 Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 20
2014 In the Name of Love 最愛是你 Fang Yao Liang 方耀良
2015 You Can Be An Angel Too 你也可以是天使 Xie Yaozong 谢耀宗 (XYZ)

Movies[edit]

Year Work Role
2011 It's a Great, Great World 大世界 Ah Jiang 阿江
2012 Dance Dance Dragon 龙众舞 Long Ah Teck 龙德叔

Books[edit]

  • 2011
    • 禄江看世界 Come Fly with Me

Awards/Achievements[edit]

Year Organisation Award Representative Work Result
1998 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host City Beat Nominated
1998 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
1999 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2002 Asian Television Awards Best Drama Performance by an Actor Baker in Wonderful Life – Aspirations Highly recommended
2002 Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Performance by an Actor Alvin in Back To Basics Highly recommended
2002 Asian Television Awards Best Entertainment Presenter Snap Runner-up
2005 Star Awards Best Comedy Performer KP Club Won
2005 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host 101 Shopping Guide Nominated
2005 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2006 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Home Décor Survivor Won
2006 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2007 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Home Décor Survivor 2 Nominated
2007 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2009 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2010 Star Awards Best Info-ed Programme Host Food Hometown 2 Won[8]
2010 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2011 Star Awards Most Favourite Onscreen Partner (Variety) Home Décor Survivor 4 Nominated
2011 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Home Décor Survivor 4 Nominated
2011 Star Awards Best Info-ed Programme Host Behind Every Job Nominated
2011 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2012 Star Awards Favourite Variety Show Host N/A Won
2012 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Rénaissance Nominated
2012 Star Awards Best Info-ed Programme Host Behind Every Job 2 Nominated
2012 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2013 Star Awards Favourite Variety Show Host S.N.A.P. 熠熠星光总动员 Won
2013 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste N/A Won
2013 Star Awards Best Info-Ed Programme Host Makan Unlimited Nominated
2013 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Jobs Around The World Nominated
2014 Star Awards All-Time Favourite Artiste, Star Awards 2014 N/A Won
2014 Star Awards Best Actor Gonna Make It Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "王禄江:我的50岁退休大计…". 4 July 2006. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "昔日童星 今年红星?". xin.msn.com. 5 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Passion kept me going on". xinmsn.com. 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "SPH MediaWorks stars all ready to shine". sph.com.sg. 2 October 2000. 
  5. ^ 钟琴王禄江果然是金牌组合 – 《全星总动员》首播创佳绩 (in Chinese). Lianhe Zaobao. 13 November 2001. 
  6. ^ a b "The host with the Midas touch". Channel News Asia. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bryan Wong's Travel Odyssey". Channel News Asia. 16 February 2009. 
  8. ^ Veterans rule at Star Awards "Veterans rule at Star Awards". Channel News Asia. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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