|Chinese name||霍建華 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||霍建华 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Huò Jiànhuá (Mandarin)|
December 26, 1979 |
Wallace Huo Chien-hwa (In Mandarin: Huo Jian Hua) is a Taiwanese actor and singer.
Wallace Huo Chien-hwa was born in Taipei, Taiwan on 26th December, 1979. He is from a family originally from Shandong province, with parents being natives of Longkou, Shandong province and Tianjin Municipality respectively. Huo Chien-hwa was born in a civil servant family. Both parents work in the court and brother is a policeman. His parents have hoped he would follow their career path. However, Wallace loved singing and been eager to be a singer since childhood. Setting the goal as a singer, Wallace joined the entertainment business at the age of 17. In 2002, he debuted in TV drama production “Star”. Since then, he started his performing life and in 2003 he participated in the idol dramas At Dolphin Bay and 100% Senorita. In 2004, Wallace began to shift and focus his career in mainland China, starring in Royal Swordsmen (also known as Tianxia Diyi), Snow Rouge etc. In 2009, he was cast as Xu Chang Qing, a character noted for being dressed in white, immortal and ethereal in Chinese Paladin 3. The starring role continued into The Vigilantes In Masks, “Battle of Changsha” and other popular dramas. In 2014, Wallace Huo Chien-hwa started a production for his own studio. The TV drama production Perfect Couple was aired on 21st April.
Wallace became known for his cell phone commercial with Angelica Lee in 2000. After completing his military service in 2002, Wallace joined etKING and became one of the two leading actors in the new drama “Star”. Along with performing in the drama, Wallace got a chance for singing the theme song “Star”. Since then, he began his acting career. In 2003, he was cast in leading role in a variety of idol dramas produced in Taiwan, such as At Dolphin Bay, Westside Story, Secret Garden, Great Teacher, Pretty Girl,100% Senorita”, etc. The idol drama At Dolphin Bay, in which Wallace Huo Chien-hwa acted as Zhong Xiao Gang, brought him significant fame and popularity. Suddenly he was in great demand with many producers. Yet as a freshman, he had no rights to argue about the terms and conditions of signing contracts with production companies. While many people regarded him as a popular super star, Wallace had to ride motor cycle to go to different shooting locations. That made him really tired, falling asleep while driving. After acting in seven dramas in 2003, he decided to change due to the formula-type mode of performing. He was thinking how he could take his career further, “I am very appreciative of the time when I was in Taiwan, but I don’t miss it because I have a high hope for opportunities in mainland China.”
In 2004, Wallace made a decision to work in mainland China for the sake of career development and polishing performance skills. His first break in mainland China was to make the movie Hands in the Hair collaborated with the actress Rosamund Kwan. In April 2004, Wallace starred in his first martial art Royal Swordsmen which was directed by Wong Jing. He portrayed the colourful detective character “No. 1 on Di” - “Gui Hai Yi Dao”. He also sang the theme song of the drama “Your No. 1”. The drama was aired in mainland China in 2005 and his melancholic portrayal of Yidao received rave reviews from fans and audiences. It proved to be an important turning point for Wallace in his career. “Wallace is very smart and is an actor with unique insight and perspectives,” Wong commented. “He is more mature in Romance of Red Dust, and brings out the true spirits of his role. I totally understand why Dong Wang (the production company) likes and appreciates him so much." Later, Wallace got the major lead in Romance of Red Dust. The producer Wang Ziming praised Wallace highly for his dedication in the drama. Wallace took the leading roles in the following drama Sound of Colors, with Ruby Lin. The drama originates from the comics of a renowned comic artist Jimmy. In September 2005, Wallace Huo Chien-hwa starred in the idol drama Emerald on the Roof. Following his fantastic performance in the drama, he was nominated the best actor for the 3rd season Sina Drama Award. Wallace himself expressed that this drama was the most important moment of his performing career to date. This drama and the role of Zhou Nian Zhong have given him so much that he can hardly forget.
In May 2006, Wallace Huo Chien-hwa starred in a kungfu comedy TV drama Love at First Fight, alongside Hong Kong's actress Miriam Yeung. After the drama, Miriam invited Wallace to participate in her new MV Da Sha. Love at First Fight is Wallace’s first comedy drama and his third time to team up with Chui Bo Chu, a Hong Kong golden-label producer. Wallace took on an eccentric crazy role of Li Ya Shou. It was a big challenge for him in performing a comedy role. In June 2007, Wallace joined the TV drama Snow Rouge. The drama was about the agony of countrymen in which Fan Bing Bing, not only debuted as the producer but also cast as the leading actress. In the next drama A Mobile Love Story, Wallace was tangled in a love triangle with the actress Han Xue and the actor Christopher Lee from Singapore.
In 2008, Wallace Huo Chien-hwa starred in Chinese Paladin 3 a prequel to Chinese Paladin. Since its first airing of in 2009, the audience rate has been rising quickly, becoming one of the top three best TV dramas of that year. He portrayed the role of Xu Chang Qing, who was ready with sword and filled with emotion, travelling around the underworld. The acting made him very popular and raised his fame in mainland China. The character of the Taoist master in this drama, clad in white and practising abstinence, has been tagged as an unparalleled handsome man of ancient time. The “White Tofu” character has been deeply planted in the mind of fans. Compared with the same role in the game, Wallace has vividly transpired the character and virtues of Xu Chang Qing in the drama. He has a flair for cold jokes, with deadpan delivery and always being ready to come to the rescue of someone in precarious situations. The V-shaped gesture is also classical.
In the second half of 2010, Wallace Huo Chien-hwa starred as the leading actor in Detective Tanglang and Go Yi Yi Go, which were broadcast by China Central Television (CCTV). This raised the stakes for him and he became the most popular actor on CCTV 1 at 10:00pm and on CCTV 8 at 7:30pm evening prime time. In January 2011, Southeast TV and Shenzhen TV broadcast their New Year drama, The Vigilantes In Masks, in which Wallace starred as Li Gexiao. Li Gexiao led the four-person group Yi Zhi Mei and helped the poor and the weak fight against the corrupt government. The Vigilantes in Masks became an expected winner by achieving great popularity both online and on TV. Later in 2011, as the producer, Ruby Lin’s friend, Wallace joined her drama, Qing Shi Huang Fei (also known as The Glamorous Imperial Concubine). Wallace played the Emperor Liu Liancheng, who fell in love with Ma Fuya on the first sight and never changed his love for her. Liancheng is a complex but charming character. He followed his heart and died for his love.
On February 2, 2012, Wallace’s medical drama Inspire the Life was broadcast on CCTV-1 during prime time. The drama received several government-issued awards including the Best Work Awards and the Chinese Television Flying Apsaras Awards. Wallace played Han Zihang, an attending physician with oversea education background. He cooperated with Wang Zhiwen Wang, Li Chengru and Zhang Tieling, who were all well-known and highly respected actors. In April 2012, Wallace was cast as Linghu Chong in Swordsman, based on one of Jin Yong’s classic wuxia genres novel of the same name. Swordsman was broadcast on Hunan TV during prime time as a Chinese New Year drama. It got No.1 rating both on TV and online. Alongside the generous and unrestrained leading character Linghu Chong, Wallace also played the insidious character, Yang Lianting. The drama’s success brought Wallace to the center of topic, and showed his popularity among audiences.
Wallace then starred in his first war drama, Battle of Changsha, which was an anti-Japanese War epic produced by Shandong Film and TV Group and directed by Sheng Kong. Sheng won the Magnolia Award for Best Directing. His team produced the most highly rated war drama Between Life and Death. In Battle of Changsha, Wallace portrayed Gu Qingming, a young man who came from a celebrity family and fought bravely at the frontline for his country despite all the oppositions. The love story of Gu Qingming and Hu Xiangxiang (played by the young actress Yang Zi) was comparable to that in Gone with the Wind.
Wallace’s costume piece Perfect Couple (Chinese drama) was filmed starting April of 2013. Wallace not only played the leading character Jin Yuanbao in Perfect Couple, but also acted as a producer of the drama. This was his first attempt to expand his career into drama production, the drama later aired on April 21st of 2014   and it turned out to be a big success. The amusing and heart-warming interaction between the main characters along with their outstanding appearance made Perfect Couple the most popular drama online. It soon achieved 1 billion hits on the mainstream websites.
In November 2013, Wallace starred in The Great Protector, a drama supervised by “The First Screenwriter” Zou Jingzhi and filmed by the movie The Grand Master team. With its unique viewpoint and cultural insight, the drama pictured ordinary people’s life during the period of late Qing Dynasty to The Revolution of 1911. Wallace played the leading character Liu Anshun. It was the first time for Wallace to cast in a drama set up in Qing Dynasty. Wallace considered The Great Protector as “A drama that I can show to my descendants”.
|2004||Hands in the Air|
|2009||Contract About Interchange Status|
|2003||Pretty Girl||Fu Liheng||CTS|
|2003||The Great Teacher||Huo Jianqi / student||CTS|
|2003||My Secret Garden||Li Wei / Huo Jianhua (singer)||CTV|
|2003||At Dolphin Bay||Zhong Xiaogang / director||SETTV|
|2003||Westside Story||Xingwang / a prodigy||SETTV|
|2003||100% Senorita||Li Weixiang||CTS|
|2005||Royal Swordsmen||Guihai Yidao|
|2006||Sound of Colors||Lu Yunxiang||CTS, SETV|
|2006||Romance of Red Dust||Li Jing|
|2006||Emerald on the Roof||Zhou Nianzhong||ZheJiang TV,SETV, NMTV|
|2007||Love at First Fight||Li Yashou|
|2007||Modern Beauty||Yang Guang|
|2008||A Mobile Love Story||Lu Yunfei / advertising agent||CCTV-1|
|2008||Rouge Snow||Xia Yunkai / butler|
|2008||Love in the Forlon City||Yan Fei|
|2009||Chinese Paladin 3||Xu Changqing / Taoist||TTV, ETTV,JSTV|
|2009||Contract About Interchange Status||Mai Zhelun|
|2009||Go Yi Yi Go||Cao Yan / DJ||CCTV-8|
|2010||New A Spray of Plum Blossoms||JiangSuTV, SETV, GDTV|
|2010||Detective Tanglang||Tanglang / detective||CTS, CCTV-1|
|2010||The Vigilantes In Masks||Li Gexiao||CTS, SETV, SZTV|
|2011||Qing Shi Huang Fei||Liu Liancheng / Emperor of Northern Han Dynasty||Hunan TV|
|2011||Inspire the Life||Han Zihang / doctor||CCTV-1|
|2012||Xing Ming Shi Ye||Meng Tianchu|
|2013||Swordsman||Linghu Chong||Hunan TV|
|2014||Battle of Changsha||Gu Qingming||CCTV-8|
|2014||Perfect Couple||Jin Yuanbao (also producer)||JiangSu TV, ShenZhen TV|
|2014||The Great Protector||Liu An Shun|
|2015||The Imperial Doctress||Zhu Qizhen|
|2015||The Journey of Flower||Bai Zi Hua|
(also known as Kai Shi)
Drama Series Soundtrack
- Star OST (4 tracks)
- My Secret Garden OST (1 track)
- 100%Senorita OST (1 track)
- Tian Xia Di Yi OST (2 tracks)
- Qing Shi Huang Fei OST (1 track)
- Swordsman OST (1 track)
- Perfect Couple OST (1 track)
Music Video Appearances
- A-mei - saya (1997)
- Kang Chin Chung - Run Away (2000)
- Somebody / 100%Senorita OST (2003)
- Xing Fu De Di Tu / Elva Hsiao / 100%Senorita OST (2003)
- Ni Hao Jiu Hao, Na Shi Hou, Jian Shang Qing Ting, Ni De Di Yi with Rosamund Kwan / Start vol.1 album (2004)
- Da Sha with Miriam Yeung
- E-Wap (2000)
- Wrigley’s Gum (2000)
- Mitsubishi Virage IO (2003)
- Timberland (2003)
- Matrix (2003)
- Siemens CX65 (2004)
- Formosa Shades (2005)
- Wallace Huo's HuaJae Company official Weibo
- Wallace Huo's official site (temporary out of order)
- Wallace Huo photos