Nat Ho

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Nathaniel Ho
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Chinese name 鹤天赐 (simplified)
Pinyin Hè Tiān Cì (Mandarin)
Origin Hakka
Born (1984-08-23) 23 August 1984 (age 30)
Singapore Singapore
Occupation Actor, singer, model
Official Website http://natho.net

Nathaniel "Nat" Ho (Chinese: 鹤天赐; pinyin: Hè Tiāncì, born 23 August 1984) is a Singaporean actor and singer.

Career[edit]

Ho was originally one of the Top 30 contestants in the inaugural season of Singapore Idol in 2004. He was also awarded the ‘Most Promising Artiste’ in 2004, by the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company. One his first acting roles was in the Channel 5 drama Shooting Star. Following that, Nat was given the lead role in a local feature film, Smell of Rain.

While pursuing his diploma in Mass Communications, Ho dabbled in modeling after he was discovered by a modeling agent. His portfolio included clients like M1, Lipton Tea, KFC, Marina Square Shopping Centre and Tiger Balm.

He also did freelance work as a backup dancer for a few commercial jobs, which included Indian International Film Academy Awards'04 and Miss Singapore Universe'06 to name a few. During his modelling period, he also did freelance acting, and landed his first ever acting gig, in the independent Mandarin feature film, Smell of Rain (雨之味).

The following year, he was signed on with MediaCorp and cast in his first Chinese language drama series Honour and Passion which earned him a Best Newcomer nomination at that Star Awards 2007.

Ho left MediaCorp in 2010 to focus on his music career. He stated that music was his real passion and that he actually "never wanted to be an actor. [All this] came as a bonus".[1] He released his first album Unleashed in April 2012[2] and an accompanying music video featuring actresses Dawn Yeoh and Le Yao and blogger Xiaxue.[3]

In 2013, Ho announced that he would be moving to Taiwan to further his music career, after signing a nine year music contract.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Ho attended the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), and was a member of the school's award-winning choir for 4 years, and completed his A Levels at Anglo-Chinese Junior College.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2005 Shooting Star Channel 5 production
2006 Dream Chasers 梦。拼图 Channel U production
Life Story Channel 5 production
2007 My Dear Kins 亲本家人
Honour and Passion 宝家卫国 Poh Mun Kok 宝文国
Stories of Love, The Anthology 2
Metamorphosis 破茧而出
The Golden Path 黄金路 David
2008 En Bloc Channel 5 production
La Femme 绝对佳人 Fang Baoguo 方宝国
The Little Nyonya 小娘惹 Jonathan Li Xiuwen 李修文
2009 The A-Go-Go Princess 穿越阿哥哥
The Dream Catchers 未来不是梦 Lin Jiajie 林佳杰 Won - Favourite Male Character, Star Awards 2010
Polo Boys Channel 5 production
Together 当我们同在一起 Louis
2010 Priceless Wonder 游戏人生 Lin Cailai 林财来
With You 我在你左右
The Family Court 走进走出
2014 Soup of Life 砂煲肉骨茶 阿PAUL

Film[edit]

Variety Shows (appearing as a guest)[edit]

  • 2006
    • President Star Charity 2007 《总统星光慈善》
    • Wish Upon A Star
    • Countdown 2006
  • 2007
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2002 《仁心慈爱照万千2007》
    • Society for Physically Disabled Charity Show 《真情无障爱》
    • Crime Watch
    • Hey Gorgeous! 《校花校草追赶跑》
    • President Star Charity 20037 《总统星光慈善2007》
    • The Mission 4 《创业无敌手4》
    • The Cancer Charity Show 22007 《癌过有晴天》
    • Star Awards 2007
    • Let's Party with Food V 《食福满人间V》
    • Countdown 2008
  • 2008
    • The Fairprice Show 《平价与你迎旺年》
    • Chinese New Year Countdown 《八方祥瑞鼠来宝》
    • Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 《一心一德为善乐》
    • Sichuan Earthquake Charity Show 《让爱川流不息》
    • The Anniversary Gala 2008 《45 载光芒 8方贺台庆》
    • Countdown To New Year 2009 With Mediacorp Channel 8 ! 《8频道跨年派对》
  • 2009
    • Lunar New Year’s Eve Special 2009 《牛转乾坤喜临门》 – 25 Jan 09
    • Carlsberg Golden Ox Year Special 《皇帽金牛接鸿运》 – 26 Jan 09
    • Okto Live – 3 Feb 2009
    • Hey Gorgeous! Finals 2009 《校花校草网上追赶跑》 – 7 March 09
    • 3-in-1 Cooking 《三菜一汤》 – 10 March 09
    • Go Live! 《综艺Go Live!》 – 27 Apr 09
    • Result is All 《美就是一切》 – 22 August 2009
    • President Star Charity 2009 – 11 October 2009
    • Project Hope – 19 October 2009
    • SPD Charity Show 2009 《真情无障爱》 – 6 December 2009
  • 2010
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2010 《仁心慈爱照万千》 – 24 January 2010
    • Lunar New Year Eve’s Special 《普天同庆金虎年》- 13 February 2010
    • Thong Chai Charity Night 《同济医院慈善夜》 – 21 March 2010
    • 3-in-1 Cooking Sr 2 《三菜一汤》 – 14 April 2010

Radio interviews[edit]

  • 2008
    • 98.7 FM – (Dan & Young Show – Enbloc) – 31 March 2008
    • 93.3 FM – (Public Transport) – 4 April 2008
    • 93.3 FM – (Nat's on the U-weekly cover) – 13 June 2008
  • 2009
    • 97.2 FM – (The A-gogo Princess) – 6 January 2009
    • 93.3 FM – (The Dream Catchers) – 2 February 2009
    • 93.3 FM – (Angel) – 16 June 2009
    • 98.7 FM – (Angel) – 19 June 2009
    • 95.0 FM – (Polo Boys) – 15 October 2009
  • 2010
    • 93.3FM – (Co-Host with Pei Fen on 夜玩场) – 15 April 2010 to 14 May 2010 (9 – 11pm, every Thursday and Friday)

TV hosting[edit]

  • 2008
    • National Science Challenge 2008
  • 2009
    • National Science Challenge 2009
    • Food Hometown 2 《美食寻根 2》
    • Celebrate 2010
  • 2010
    • Go! YOG 艺起青奥 – 25 March 2010
    • Okto minute of fame – June to Sept 2010

Album/MTV[edit]

  • 2006
    • December Stars
  • 2007
    • Sang sub-theme song for Mediacorp Ch 8 《百万宝》
    • Sing- The Best Drama 《剧欣卉集》 – Theme song for Mediacorp Ch 8 《凡间新仙人》 – 《完美的爱情》
    • December Stars 2 Compilation – Last Christmas
  • 2008
    • Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album Compilation 《群星贺岁 – 金鼠庆团圆》 – 《恭喜大家过新年》
    • NDP 2008 Theme Song – MTV
  • 2009
    • Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album Compilation 《群星贺岁 – 福牛迎瑞年》 – 《新年到》

Advertisement/TV commercial[edit]

  • 2004
    • M1 Print Ad Campaign
  • 2005
    • Lipton Tea TVC (Vietnam)
    • Franklin Templeton TVC
    • Tiger Balm Print Ad + TVC
    • Canon Pixma Print Ad
    • KFC Fish Ole Burger TVC
    • Catalog Magazine (L’Oreal)
    • M1 Print Ad Campaign
    • Marina Square TVC
  • 2007
    • Speak Mandarin
    • Crocodile Print Ad (Spring/Summer Collection)
  • 2008
  • 2009
    • Artiste MBlog
    • Channel 5 advertisement on Saving Gaia
    • Channel 5's Christmas Bonanza 21009
    • Bossini TVC
  • 2010

Endorsements[edit]

  • 2007
    • Crocodile
  • 2008
    • Crocodile
    • Audio Technica
    • Nivea Men

Web Series[edit]

  • 2012
    • Of Love & Hidden Gems (on xinmsn)

References[edit]

External links[edit]