Ming Dao

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ming.
Ming Dao
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Ming Dao in Guangzhou Crest Health Master Activity, 2010
Chinese name 明道
Pinyin Míng Dào (Mandarin)
Birth name Lin Chao Zhang (林朝章)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1980-02-26) 26 February 1980 (age 34)
Taiwan
Other name(s) Matthew Lin
Occupation Actor, Singer, Model
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Jungiery
Years active 1999–present (modeling)
2002–present (acting)
2004–present (singing)
Associated acts 183 Club

Ming Dao (Chinese: 明道; pinyin: Míng Dào) was born on 26 February 1980. He is a Taiwanese model, actor and singer of quintet boy band 183 Club since 2004. He is well known for starring in The Prince Who Turns into a Frog, which held the highest single episode average rating of 6.99 for a Taiwanese drama from 2005 to 2008, and the winner of Best Host in Educational Programme at the 39th Golden Bell Awards.

Career[edit]

Ming was first discovered in 1999 when he took part in television variety show Guess hosted by Jacky Wu on China Television. He went on to model for various advertisements and appeared in several music videos including Fei Xiang's "She" and R&B's "Love Bubble". Ming also participated in a Taiwanese program Super Sunday in 2000[1] and worked as a spokesperson for Shiatzy Chen.

Ming hosted King of Adventure (冒險王) on SETTV from 2002, visiting India, Korea, Egypt, Germany, Namibia, New Zealand, Laos, Guam, Fiji, Alaska, Mexico, Oman, and Indonesia as an adventure tour guide. In 2004, Ming won the Best Host in Educational Programme at the 39th Golden Bell Awards.[2]

In 2004, he made his acting debut Heaven's Wedding Gown (天國的嫁衣) as bike-racing champion, Chen Hai Nuo, co-starring Cyndi Wang and Leon Jay Williams.[3] A year later, he starred in The Prince Who Turns into a Frog (王子變青蛙) as Shan Jun Hao and Dang Ou. This drama is the only one in which all five members of 183 Club appeared. Episode seven broadcast on 17 July 2005 achieved an average rating of 6.99 and peaked at 8.05, which broke the previous average record of 6.43 held by Meteor Garden and was the highest peak for a single episode for a Taiwanese drama until it was broken by episode 13 of Fated To Love You which peaked at 8.13 in 2008.[4]

In his next drama, The Magicians of Love (愛情魔髮師), he co-starred with his band mates Sam Wang, Jacky Zhu, and Ehlo Huang from 183 Club. Then in 2006, he starred in The Legend of Star Apple and Angel Lover. Followed by Ying Ye 3 Jia 1, in 2007 in which he plays Ah Jiang, opposite former co-star Joe Chen from The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog. Other cast members include Jason Hsu of 5566, who plays his friend Bulu (Wang Dao Ren). Also released in 2007 was Modern Youth (梦幻天堂).

In 2008 he finished filming Quietly Falling in Love With You and Always Smile! in Hunan, China. In December Ming and Chen Qiao En filmed Staying by You, Staying in the Sunshine/Taking of You, accompanied by the Lights, released in 2009.

After his mainland drama was a success, he went back to the mainland and started shooting Wuxia drama as General Wu Gang. Because of the popularity of Ming Dao on the mainland, a huge mainland station (Anhui TV) contracted him as their star. He was paid a fantastic sum to participate in the idol drama Happy and Love Forever with another actress and model Annie Chan. This drama was a huge success and had high ratings. The producer made a sequel but Ming Dao and Annie only had cameo roles.

In 2010, Ming Dao returned to Taiwan and starred with Cheryl Yang in Zhong Wu Yan. Although he was paid a lot less, he decided to do this drama because he did not want his Taiwanese fans to be disappointed.

Mingdao left his agency J Star and along with Miss Li his manager,they established a new agency MID. Other artists who signed on under his agency were Gino and Anthony. He arranged a pictorial book "STAR" which was a big hit.

Because of his popularity, the popular screenwriter and producer Yu Zheng, scheme of beauty, Palace - The Lock Heart Jade was interested in cooperating with him. Ming Dao was offered to play another Wuxia drama. He was interested in this role as it was different. He played as twins one of good person and the other being evil. This drama garnered him huge praise as an actor.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2004 La robe de Mariee des cieux
天国的嫁衣
Chen Hainuo / Harold CTS
2005 The Prince Who Turns into a Frog
王子变青蛙
Shan Junhao / Dang O TTV
2006 The Magician of Love
爱情魔发师
Du Yasi / Du Yajun TTV
2006 Legend of Star Apple
星苹果乐园
Tao Si CTV
2006 Angel Lover
天使情人
Yang Tianyou StarTV
2007 Modern Youth
梦幻天堂
Zhou Jichun
2007 Ying Ye 3 Jia 1
樱野三加一
Yang Jiajiang TTV
2009 Knock Knock Loving You
敲敲爱上你
Zhao Guanxi CTS
2009 Let's Dance
守着阳光,守着你
Yang Rui
2009 Always Smile!
微笑在我心
Liang Yufang Hunan TV
2009 Chang'e
嫦娥
Wu Gang
2010 Happy & Love Forever
幸福一定强
Yin Dingqiang Anhui TV
2010 Zhong Wu Yen
钟无艳
King Xuan of Qi TTV
2011 Sunny Happiness
幸福最晴天
Yin Dingqiang guest star
2011 Beauty World
唐宫美人天下
Ming Chongyan/Ming Yi Anhui TV
2011 Beauties of the Emperor
王的女人
Xiang Yu
2011 Happiness of an Angel
天使的幸福
An Jieluo
2011 Happy Michelin Kitchen
幸福三颗星
Yin Dingqiang guest star
2012 SOP QUEEN"
胜女的代价
Adam Bell(Ya Dang Bei Er) guest star
2014 If I Love You"
如果我爱你
Adam Bell(Ya Dang Bei Er)

Discography[edit]

See also: 183 Club
Album Information Tracks Contributed
Heaven's Wedding Gown Soundtrack
  • Artist:
  • Released: 2004
"Torture [Zhe Mo]"(折磨) by 183 Club
The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2005
"Enticing Trick"(迷魂計) by 183 Club

"Magical Smile"(魔法) by 183 Club
"Call My Name"(閉上眼默唸3遍) by 183 Club and 7 Flowers
"True Love"(真愛) by 183 Club

The Magicians of Love Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2006
"Perfect Lover" (完美情人) by 183 Club

"Magic Room" by 183 Club
"Bomba Bomba" by 183 Club
"Affected Line"(感情線) by 183 Club
"A Date So Sweet"(甜蜜約定) by 183 Club

Angel Lover Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2006
"Finding True Love" (發現真愛) with Jacky Chu and Ehlo Huang

"Unregrettable Decision" (不後悔的決定) with Jacky Chu
"Forgotten" (遺忘) with Ehlo Huang
"Since Beginning" (從頭) with Jacky Chu and Ehlo Huang

Ying Ye 3 Jia 1 Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2007
"To Believe Again" with Chen Qiao En

"Looking for My Best Friend" with Jason Hsu

Endorsements[edit]

Year Product Type
2001 Olay Face Wash Cosmetic
Supao Sport Drink 舒跑運動飲料 Beverage
2002 KYMCO 光陽機車 Motor sports equipment
Jasmine Green Tea 茉莉綠茶 Beverage
2004 Sweet Promise - 2SWEET Gold Jewelry 甜蜜約定 2SWEET金飾 Accessories
2005 Bolife Juice 波蜜果菜汁 Beverage
Proman Underwear 豪門內衣 Clothing
US Cotton 美國棉代
2006 Caterpillar Watch Accessories
2007 Cloie Watch Accessories
New Era of Casual Sport Shoes 新紀元休閒鞋 Clothing
Eminu Clothing 依米奴休閒服飾 Clothing
2008 "Batman Begins 6 - The Dark Knight" Asian voice
2009 Crest Tooth paste
2010 New York Wedding Photography Clothing
HOTOLO Mobile
2011 Ladies Bra Clothing
2012 Grain Valley Beverage

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 超級星期天
  2. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com 39th Golden Bell Awards winners list - 2004 3 November 2005. Retrieved 2011-06-09
  3. ^ (Chinese) Xinhuanet.com 電視劇《天國的嫁衣》_分集介紹_劇情介紹_精彩圖片 Retrieved 2011-06-09
  4. ^ (Chinese) Fated To Love You surpassed Prince Who Turns Into a Frog record. May 27, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2008.

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