Hossan Leong

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Hossan Leong
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Born (1969-07-10) 10 July 1969 (age 45)
Singapore
Occupation Actor, comedian, host, radio DJ
Years active 1993–present

Hossan Leong (Chinese: 梁荣耀; pinyin: Liáng Róngyào; born 10 July 1969) is a Singaporean stage and screen actor, television host, radio deejay and comedian.

Career[edit]

Leong started his showbiz career as a television actor and starred in several TCS English and Chinese language dramas during the 1990s before diversifying into theatre and comedy.[1]

Having learned French while studying at the French-Singapore Institute, he is fluent in the language and worked with the Alliance française for some time. In 2010 he was conferred the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

Besides acting, Leong was also a radio deejay with Gold 90.5FM. He came under media spotlight after he was reportedly censured for announcing the disruption to the Circle Line train services on the morning of 14 December 2011 as SMRT had not issued an official statement. As host of the weekday breakfast show, Leong had a practice of reading out user comments on Twitter account regarding public transport and traffic conditions. The station's response triggered massive criticism from many netizens and listeners already angered by SMRT's delay in announcing the disruption, which took place during the early morning "rush hour" and affected thousands. Leong later released an apology on his Twitter account and asked readers to "move on" from the incident.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Leong was educated at Anglo-Chinese School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College and studied electronics at the French-Singapore Institute, now part of Nanyang Polytechnic.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role
2007 Just Follow Law LRA representative
2005 One Last Dance Treesan
2002 I Not Stupid Ben
2001 One Leg Kicking Eugene
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Perfect Cut II 一切完美2 Channel U production
2006 ABC DJ Channel 5 production
2005 A New Life 有福 Ah Gen Channel 8 production
2001 The Lost Empire 2011 Spectacles Demon NBC/Hallmark miniseries
1994 Under One Roof Channel 5 production
Theatre
Year Title Role
2008–present The Hossan Leong Show
2002 Forbidden City: Portrait of An Empress Gatekeeper 1
1997 Chang & Eng Royal Messenger/Doctor

Shows Hosted[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hossan Leong’s a ‘serious actor’". xin.msn.com. 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Radio DJ "in trouble" for reporting on Circle Line breakdown". AsiaOne. 14 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hossan Leong". I-S Magazine. 11 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hossan Leong, a true-blue Singaporean boy". xin.msn.com. 27 June 2012. 

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