Alan Tern

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tern.
Alan Tern
Chinese name 唐育書 (traditional)
Chinese name 唐育书 (simplified)
Pinyin Táng Yùshū (Mandarin)
Born Singapore
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–2011
Spouse(s) Priscelia Chan
( Married in 2007–present)
Ancestry Chinese

Alan Tern (Chinese: 唐育书, born 31 March) is a Singaporean actor.


Tern was a finalist in the 2001 Star Search Singapore, and he joined MediaCorp after the competition.[1][2] He made his debut in the sitcom My Genie not long after signing on and also appeared in The Hotel. Tern's acting in Double Happiness earned him a Best Supporting Actor Award nomination at the Star Awards 2005.

Tern announced his decision to leave MediaCorp after filming A Song to Remember, in which he played the abusive husband of his wife's character.[3] He did not rule a return to acting but stated that he wanted to concentrate on running his business for the time being.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Tern was educated at The Chinese High School and Hwa Chong Junior College. Prior to joining Star Search he graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in accountancy.

Besides acting, Tern is an entrepreneur who deals with spectacles.[5] He married actress Priscelia Chan on 6 October 2007.[2]



Year Work Role Notes
2001 My Genie 我爱精灵 Sitcom
The Hotel 大酒店 Wang Yafu 王亚复
2002 Springs of Life 春到人间 Cai Daming 蔡大鸣
First Touch Channel 5 production
No Problem 考试家族
2003 True Heroes 真心英雄 Cpl Jiang Yijie 江一杰
A Toast of Love 吃吃面包谈谈情 Sitcom
My Love, My Home 同一屋檐下
2004 To Mum with Love 非一般妈妈
Double Happiness 喜临门 Wenjie/Wenxiong
An Ode to Life 三十风雨路 Zhang Rui'an
Double Happiness II 喜临门2 Wenjie/Wenxiong Nominated – Best Supporting Actor, 2005 Star Awards
2005 Portrait of Home 同心圆 Shaodong
Portrait of Home II 同心圆2
A New Life 有福 Ah Ler 阿乐
2006 The Shining Star 星闪闪
CID 刑警2人组 Zhang Jiasheng 张家声
Angel Lover 天使情人 Singapore-Taiwan co-production
2007 Kinship I 手足1 Hong Zhaoyang
Police & Thief IV Channel 5 production
Man of the House 男人当家 Zhen Jian'er Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Kinship II 手足2 Hong Zhaoyang
Metamorphosis 破茧而出 Liu Hansheng
The Golden Path 黄金路
2008 Her Many Faces 有你终身美丽 Gao Zikang Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探 Tang Jiasheng 唐佳声
2009 Reunion Dinner 团圆饭 Hu Daxiong 胡达雄
Table of Glory 乒乓圆 Liu Yun 刘云
2010 Happy Family 过好年 Alex
Priceless Wonder 游戏人生 Xu Guoxing 徐国兴
Point of Entry Edmund Seng Yue Fong Channel 5 production
Precious Babes 3个女人一个宝 Jovan
The Family Court 走进走出 Liu Yacai 刘亚才
Mrs P.I. 查某人 Zhang Jiaqiang
2011 On the Fringe 边缘父子 Jack
A Song to Remember 星洲之夜 Wang Jintu 王金土 [3]


Year Show
2009 Stars for a Cause 明星志工队
2011 Silver Tribute Charity Night 万千金辉照乐年[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Evelyn Khoo (18 April 2001). "A talented dozen rise to the top". The Straits Times. p. L7. 
  2. ^ a b Huang Lijie (8 October 2007). "Alan Tern, Priscelia Chan tie the knot". The Straits Times. 
  3. ^ a b "Alan Tern's swansong is A Song to Remember". Channel News Asia. 22 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alan Tern bids showbiz farewell...temporarily". 17 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "5 questions with Alan Tern". 30 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Vivian Lai's plan to slack backfires". Channel News Asia. 26 May 2011. 

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