Tay Ping Hui
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|Tay Ping Hui|
|Chinese name||鄭斌輝 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||郑斌辉 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Zhèng Bīnhuī (Mandarin)|
|Spouse(s)||Married to A University lecturer|
Tay Ping Hui is a Singaporean actor best known for acting in many Chinese-language television dramas produced by MediaCorp Channel 8. He has also made appearances in the films Summer Holidays (2000) and Infernal Affairs II (2003).
Tay attended Catholic High School (Primary and Secondary) and Catholic Junior College. Active in sports and extra-curricular activities, he was deeply involved both as a sportsman and leader, representing his school in basketball, athletics, volleyball, and several other sports. He was a blackbelt exponent in Tae Kwon Do and was the YMCA Tae Kwon Do Open Champion. Tay was also musically gifted, sang with the school choir, played the dizi in the Chinese orchestra, and was the lead singer and guitarist of the Temasek Hall Band " Cognitive Dissonance". As a leader, Tay was appointed Senior Patrol Leader (the highest position attainable in secondary school) in the Catholic High School scout group Stamford 06, he was a Student Councilor in College and was also a commissioned officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, holding the appointment of Company Commander. He later obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from the Arts and Social Sciences faculty of the National University of Singapore.
Tay was the General Manager of the Singapore franchise of Subway and was planning to pursue a MBA at Harvard University before he was headhunted to join TCS (later MediaCorp) in December 1998. Barely a year after his debut in On the Edge - Mr Personality, Tay won the "Best Supporting Actor" award at the 1999 Star Awards for his realistic and stellar portrayal of a gang leader in Stepping Out. After that, he became the number one leading man, acting in numerous shows opposite veterans as equals. Tay also acted in Hong Kong film productions such as Summer Holiday directed by Jingle Ma, starring with Hong Kong actress Sammi Cheng, and "Infernal Affairs II" alongside Anthony Wong and Francis Ng.
Effectively bilingual in both English and Mandarin, Tay also starred in MediaCorp's English-language channel, Channel 5 dramas like A War Diary- a television drama set in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II, playing a resistance fighter and garnering rave reviews. Other prominent works included " Brothers 4" and most recently, was top billing in " Keong Saik Street"
Being the all rounded artiste, Tay also later performed in the stage play Butterflies are Free, handpicked by Hong Kong film director Clifton Ko. And most recently, mandarin stage musical " 记得说再见".
Tay has been nominated for the Best Actor in the Star Awards 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, playing coveted roles and excelling in major productions by MediaCorp. He has also been consistently been voted as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes in the Star Awards 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, receiving the All-Time Favorite Artiste Award at Star Awards 2012. Tay has been voted Media's Top 5 Popular ward in 2009 and was also in the list of Lianhe Zaobao's " Top 50 Most Popular Asian Idol" for five consecutive years.
In 2006, Tay starred as Huang Feihu in the mainland Chinese-produced supernatural fantasy television series The Legend and the Hero alongside China Megastar Fan Bin Bin, Liu De kai and Taiwanese Star Ma Jing Tao. The series was aired on Channel 8 in 2009 in Singapore. Since then, Tay has become a recognized face in China.
Tay was mostly known for playing "manly" characters such as in C.I.D., Honour and Passion and C.L.I.F. but it was his role as a crude Ah beng-turned-chef in Bountiful Blessings that earned him his first Best Actor Award in Star Awards 2012. And for the Star Awards 2013, he won the Best Supporting Actor despite only being in 7 episodes of the TV series " Unriddle2"
Tay has also performed live numerous times on stage for major events such as National Day and New Year's Day countdown and has performed alongside Taiwanese stars Wu Bai and Harlem Yu. He has also performed the theme songs of several high-profile MediaCorp series such as The Unbeatables III and Double Happiness I. His recording of "Follow Me" (跟着我一起) from Honour and Passion was named the Best Drama Theme Song at the Star Awards 2007.
In 2013, Tay completed his directorial debut with a Singapore/ China co-production feature film " Meet the Giants", first of its kind in such collaboration in the local movie industry. The movie shall be screened in June 2014, concurrently in Singapore, Malaysia and China.
Tay married his girlfriend, a University Lecturer on 18 June 2010.
|2003||Infernal Affairs II|
|1998||On the Edge - Mr Personality|
|1999||Are You My Brother?
|Liu Mei||Nominated and Won Best Supporting Actor|
|2000||My Home Affairs
|Hong Guoren||Nominated Best Actor|
|2000||As You Like It
|2001||A War Diary||Lim Teck-Meng|
|2002||The Unbeatables III
|Luo Shenfeng / Luo Yingfeng||Nominated Best Actor|
|2002||Love Matters - The Marriage Factor|
|2003||Love is Beautiful
|Zheng Liheng||Nominated Best Actor|
|2003||Blueprint - Concerto for a Bus Driver|
|2003||A Child's Hope
|2003||Always on my Mind
|Tiger Li Xiaohu|
|2004||The Ties that Bind
|2004||My Mighty In-Laws
|2005||A Life of Hope
|Su Dongping||Nominated Best Actor|
|2005||The Legend of Speed 2|
|Chen Long (Sean)||Nominated Best Actor|
|2007||Mars vs Venus
|Liu Yifan (Steven)||Nominated Best Actor|
|2007||Honour and Passion
|2008||The Golden Path
|Huang Kaijie||Nominated Best Actor|
|2008||Crime Busters x 2
|2009||The Legend and the Hero
|2009||The Dream Catchers
|Sun Jie||Nominated Best Actor|
|2010||The Family Court
|Shen Xiping||Nominated Best Actor|
|Xie Donghai||Nominated Favourite Male Character, Nominated and Won Best Actor|
|Zhang Yuze||Nominated and won Best Supporting Actor|
|2013||Love @ Risk
- Butterflies are Free (2001)
- Don't Forget To Say Goodbye (2011)
|2005||Man O Man|
|2006||Mission Impossible III movie junket||Held in Rome, Italy|
|2006||Superman Returns movie junket||Held in Los Angeles, United States|
|2006||Man O Man II|
|2007||Singapore Season in China 2007|
|2008||F1 Singapore Grand Prix|
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|1999||Best Supporting Actor award, Star Awards 1999||Stepping Out|
|2000||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2000|
|2001||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2001|
|2003||Yahoo! Singaporean of the Year 2003|
|2003||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2003|
|2003||Top 50 Most Popular Asian Idols 2003, Lianhe Zaobao|
|2004||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2004|
|2004||Top 50 Most Popular Asian Idols 2004, Lianhe Zaobao|
|2005||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2005|
|2005||Top 50 Most Popular Asian Idols 2005, Lianhe Zaobao|
|2006||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2006|
|2007||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2007|
|2009||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2009|
|2010||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2010|
|2011||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, Star Awards 2011|
|2012||Best Actor, Star Awards 2012||Bountiful Blessings|
|2012||All Time Favourite Artiste Award, Star Awards 2012|
|2013||Best Supporting Actor, Star Awards 2013||Unriddle 2|