Mark Lee (comedian)

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Mark Lee
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Chinese name 李國煌 (traditional)
Chinese name 李国煌 (simplified)
Pinyin Lǐ Guóhuáng (Mandarin)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Lí Kok-hông (Hokkien)
Birth name Mark Lee Kok Huang
Ancestry Fujian, China
Born (1968-10-16) October 16, 1968 (age 45)
Singapore
Occupation Actor, host, comedian, director/producer
Years active 1990s-present
Spouse(s) Catherine Ng
Children 2 daughters, 1 son

Mark Lee Kok Huang (Chinese: 李国煌; pinyin: Lǐ Guóhuáng; born 16 October 1968) is a Singaporean Chinese comedian, actor, television host and film director. A veteran MediaCorp artiste, he made his big break in television in 1998 and has gone on to star in and host many local award-winning TV serials and shows.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lee's father was a barber, and his mother was a food seller. As a boy, Lee would assist in selling duck rice, beverages, and chee cheong fun at a hawker centre.[2]

Career[edit]

Lee is famous for, amongst others, playing the title role in Singapore's Channel 5 television sitcom Police & Thief as Lee Tok Kong, Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd as guest appearance Lee Kok Peng from season 5 until season 7 and in MediaCorp TV Channel 8 television sitcom Holland V as Su Hao. He also gained recognition for his work with Jack Neo and Henry Thia in films such as Money No Enough and Liang Po Po: The Movie and long-running comedy variety programme Comedy Nite (搞笑行动).[3] He made his directorial debut in the comedy horror film The Ghosts Must Be Crazy.[4]

Along with long-time colleague Christopher Lee, Mark Lee was awarded the coveted All Time Favourite Artiste award in the Star Awards 2010[5][6] and became the first host-cum-comedian to win the award as the previous winners were predominantly thespians. As such he will no longer be in the run for the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes awards in future Star Awards.

Although Lee was mostly known for playing comedic roles early in his career, he has also diversified into hosting and hosted various kinds of programmes, mainly infotainment, travelogue and DIY programmes. He co-hosted the popular home makeover programme Home Decor Survivor and the infotainment programme Behind Every Job with Bryan Wong, which won both a string of nominations in the hosting categories. In 2012 he won his fourth Best Variety Host award for his popular show It's a Small World (season 2).[1]

Lee was always given an on-screen name/surname of Ong or Huang, particularly in Jack Neo's movies, with the exception of Liang Po Po, That One Not Enough and Ah Long Pte Ltd.

Personal life[edit]

Lee is married to Catherine Ng. They have one daughter Calista (born 2008) and a son Marksonn (born 2011).[7] His second daughter Calynn was born in 2013.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Judgement Day Police officer and producer
Taxi! Taxi! Ah Tau
2012 Ghost Buddies
Greedy Ghost (贪心鬼见鬼) Producer, Cameo
2011 Petaling Street Warriors Shi Duyao
23:59 Sergeant Kuah
Twisted (撞鬼)
Homecoming (笑着回家) Daniel Koh
2010 The Ghosts Must Be Crazy (鬼也笑) Director
Being Human Mai Wei
2009 Love Matters (幸福万岁) TBD
Where Got Ghost? (吓到笑) Yang Bao Huang
2008 Money No Enough 2 (钱不够用2) Yang Bao Huang
Ah Long Pte Ltd (老师嫁老大) JoJo Fang
2007 Just Follow Law Unnamed gay
2005 I Do I Do (爱都爱都) Acting Loan Shark
One More Chance (3个好人) Chin Wuhuang
2004 The Best Bet (突然发财) Tan Chun Ong
2003 Homerun (跑吧,孩子) Kun's P.E. Teacher
2002 I Not Stupid (小孩不笨) Kidnapper 1
2001 One Leg Kicking Handsome
1999 Eating Air Lao Beng
That One Not Enough (那个不够) Zhu Guo Rong
Liang Po Po: The Movie (梁婆婆重出江湖) Ah Beng
Seventh Moon
1998 Money No Enough (钱不够用) Ah Ong
Hitman in the City Liu Fei

Television[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2010 Carlsberg Telemovie Showcase 皇帽瑞狮喜迎虎电视电影系列
2009 Mr & Mrs Kok 妙探夫妻档
2008 Police & Thief V Lee Tok Kong Channel 5
My Classmate Dad Edison Tay Okto
2007 Police & Thief IV Lee Tok Kong
2006 ABC DJ Lee Tok Kong Guest appearance
Police & Thief III Lee Tok Kong
2005 A Promise for Tomorrow 拥抱明天 Wilson
Police & Thief II Lee Tok Kong
2004 Police & Thief Lee Tok Kong
The Best Bet Chen Jun Huang
2003 Holland V 荷兰村 Su Hao
2003-2005 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Lee Kok Peng Channel 5; Guest appearances
2002 Katong Miss Oh 加东Miss Oh Beng Won - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2002
Lucky Numbers 发财八百万
2001 The Hotel 大酒店 Li Xiao Huang Guest appearance
The Return of Liang Ximei 笑傲江湖梁细妹
2000 Soho @ Work 新新关系 Nominated - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2000
1997-1999 Different Cuts, Different Strokes 剪剪大家乐 Lin Meng Shui

Shows[edit]

Year Show Notes
2013 Home Décor Survivor 5 摆家乐5
2012 BODY SOS 小毛病大问题
It's a Small World III 国际交易所3
Men's Talk 3个男人1张口
Japan Flavour J Food好吃
2011 Home Makeover II 玩家万岁2
Behind Every Job 2 美差事。苦差事2
It's a Small World II 国记交意所2 Won - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2012
2010 Home Makeover 玩家万岁
Don't Forget the Lyrics! Singapore (Chinese version) 我要唱下去 Celebrity Special: Guest
All-Stars Edition: Host
Gatekeepers 小兵迎大将 Guest
Behind Every Job 美差事。苦差事 Nominated - Best Info-ed Programme Host, Star Awards 2011
Star Awards 2010 Show 1 红星大奖2010
Wonder Chef 我要当食神
2009 Home Décor Survivor 4 摆家乐4
Singapore Flavours 万里香
Gracious Planet 放心出去看
It's a Small World 国记交意所 Won - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2010
Dad @ Home 爸爸当家
2008 Channel 8 45th Anniversary Gala 新传媒45周年台庆 Guest performer
Home Decor 焕然一新DIY
Food Hometown 美食寻根
2007 Home Décor Survivor 3 摆家乐3
Barter Trade II 物物大交换II
Say It If You Dare 3 有话好好说3 Won - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2007
2006 Star Awards 2006 Post-show Party 红星大奖2006 庆功宴
Home Décor Survivor 2 摆家乐2
Say It If You Dare 2 有话好好说2
Stars, Beat It! 王牌对王牌
Property Classified 吉屋出售 Nominated - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2006
2005 KP Club 鸡婆俱乐部 Nominated - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2005
Home Décor Survivor 摆家乐
Star Run 跑吧!艺人
First Date 敢敢来约会
2004 Say It If You Dare 有话好好说 Nominated - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2005
Be My Guest 客人来 Won - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2004
Good Bargain, Good Fun 超值玩乐大搜寻
2003 Split Ends 兵分两路
2002 One Fun Day 惊喜一整天 Nominated - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2002
2001 Top Fun 欢乐巅峰 Nominated - Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2001
1993-2004 Comedy Nite 搞笑行动 Nominated - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2004
Won - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2003
Won - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1999
Won - Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1998

Awards[edit]

  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 1998
  • Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1998 (Comedy Nite)
  • Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1999 (Comedy Nite)
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 1999
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2001
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2002
  • Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2002 (Katong Miss Oh)
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2003
  • Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2003 (Comedy Nite 2003)
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2004
  • Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2004 (Be My Guest)
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2005
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2006
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2007
  • Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2007 (Say It if You Dare 3)
  • Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2009
  • All-Time Favourite Artiste, Star Awards 2010
  • Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2010 (It's a Small World!)
  • Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2012 (It's a Small World! 2)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Star Awards 2012: ‘Show 2’ Winners List". xin.msn.com. 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Funnyman Mark Lee knows his business". AsiaOne. Joyce Teo. 
  3. ^ Star Awards 2010 All Time Favourite Artiste award presentation reel
  4. ^ "Mark Lee fulfills directorial dreams with 'The Ghost Bride'". Channel News Asia. 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Blast from the past: Christopher Lee and Mark Lee". xin.msn.com. 21 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mark Lee and Christopher Lee assume their new heavenly ranks". xin.msn.com. 25 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mark Lee becomes second-time daddy". xin.msn.com. 25 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mark Lee welcomes third child". xin.msn.com. 20 August 2013. 

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