Pierre Png

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Pierre Png
Chinese name 方展發 (traditional)
Chinese name 方展发 (simplified)
Pinyin Fāng Zhǎnfā (Mandarin)
Birth name Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huat[1]
Ancestry Peranakan
Born (1973-10-29) 29 October 1973 (age 41)
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Andrea De Cruz
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Png.

Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huat (born 29 October 1973), better known as Pierre Png or Fang Zhanfa, is a Singaporean actor and comedian of Peranakan descent. He is contracted to MediaCorp and is known for starring in dramas on Channel 5 (English language) and Channel 8 (Chinese language). Early in his career he was known for playing Phua Chu Beng, brother of Gurmit Singh's character in Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd. He is also known for his role as a troubled and unhappy husband in the 2008 year-end blockbuster period drama The Little Nyonya, and as a villain in 2013 drama The Journey: A Voyage.


Png made his television debut on Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd and several Channel 5 productions. He later began acting in Chinese language dramas on Channel 8 and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer Award at the 2001 Star Awards. In 2006 he received his first Best Actor award nomination at the Star Awards 2006 for his role in The Shining Star. Png won the coveted award on his fourth nomination in 2014 for his vicious role Hei Long in MediaCorp's year-end mega-blockbuster The Journey: A Voyage.

Personal life[edit]

Png is married to ex-actress Andrea De Cruz.[2]


Png is educated at St Gabriel's Primary School and Holy Innocents' High School.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Forever Fever (That's The Way I Like) Richard
2000 Chicken Rice War Fenson Wong
2002 Nothing To Lose (Neung Buak Neung Pen Soon) Somchai
The Eye Dr Eak
2006 Seed of Contention Shinzo


Year Title Role Channel Notes
1996 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Phua Chu Beng Channel 5 Ran from 1996 to 2007
1998 Growing Up Channel 5
2000 Money
2001 The Hotel Channel 8
In Pursuit of Peace Channel 8
2003 Holland V Mo Yangyang Channel 8
2004 Room in My Heart Li Jinsheng Channel 8
Rouge Hong MTV Asia
2005 Portrait of Home Dayang Channel 8
2006 An Enchanted Life Yang Zhiyun Channel 8
The Shining Star Wuming Channel 8 Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2006
Yours Always Zhang Shaoqi Channel 8
2007 Dear, Dear Son-In-Law Zhang Shunfa Channel 8
Honour and Passion Picasso Soh Channel 8
Mars vs Venus William Channel 8
2008 The Defining Moment Sun Jiaming Channel 8
The Little Nyonya Chen Sheng Channel 8 Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2009
Nominated – Best Actor, 2009 Asian Television Awards
2009 Your Hand in Mine Fang Kai Channel 8
The Legend and the Hero 2 Hong Jin Jilin TV Mainland Chinese production
2010 The Score Luo Shunan Channel 8
2011 A Tale of 2 Cities Lin Wentao Channel 8
The In-Laws Xiao Jianhai Channel 8
2012 Rescue 995 Shi Zeming Channel 8
Pillow Talk He Tingkai Channel 8 Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2013
Beyond Xu Wenbin Channel 8
2013 C.L.I.F. 2 Chen Yanjun Channel 8
Marry Me Richard Li Channel U
The Journey: A Voyage Hei Long Channel 8 Won Best Actor, Star Awards 20
2014 Zero Calling David Tan Channel 5 Won – Best Actor in a Leading Role, 2014 Asian Television Awards
C.L.I.F. 3 Chen Yanjun Channel 8
In The Name of Love Song Xinren Channel 8
Fableicious Fragile Father Okto
Mata Mata 2 Peter Beh Channel 5



  1. ^ Name shown on Identification Card. Png's birth name can be seen on a Mediacorp advertisement for the Singaporean general election, 2011.
  2. ^ "Plans to adopt put on hold". AsiaOne. 31 March 2012. 

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