Dasmond Koh

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Dasmond Koh
Born
Dasmond Koh Chin Eng

(1972-02-22) 22 February 1972 (age 47)
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor, radio DJ, host, businessman
Years active1997–2017
Agent
AwardsStar Awards 2000: Best Newcomer
Star Awards 2020 : All-Time Favourite Artiste
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese許振榮
Simplified Chinese许振荣

Dasmond Koh (Chinese: 许振荣; born 22 February 1972) is a Singaporean actor, television host, radio DJ and businessman. He was a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1995 to 2015. In 2015 , He left Mediacorp to concentrate on NoonTalk Media which he co-founded in 2011.[1]

Career[edit]

Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Koh had been a full-time deejay with Y.E.S. 93.3FM since 1996. He was one of the RCS's most popular Chinese language deejays and was voted Friday Weekly Singapore's "Most Popular DJ" five years in a row[2][3] and YES 933's most popular DJ for three consecutive years at the biennial RCS Golden Mike Awards.[4]

In 2000 Koh joined MediaCorp while still juggling DJ duties and eventually resigned to join MediaCorp full-time several years later. Although fairly new to television, he was voted the Most Popular Newcomer at the Star Awards 2000 after starring in the sitcom Soho @ Work. He has hosted a variety of programmes ranging from travelogues to variety shows and major "live" events such as the Chingay Parade, Star Awards and SuperBand. Since crossing over to television, he has also enjoyed success as a host. He was voted the "Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes" for the sixth time at the Star Awards 2012 and has been nominated for Best Variety Show Host and Best Info-Ed Show Host several times.

In 2012 he co-directed his first film Timeless Love.

In 2015, Koh left the entertainment industry and announced that he would not renew his Mediacorp contract due to him setting up a business entity.[5][6] He co-founded an anti-aging skincare and beauty products company known as FrozenAge. Currently, he is the co-host of The Sheng Siong Show, together with Kym Ng and Denise Camillia Tan.

He will be receiving the All-Time Favourite Artiste award in 2020 after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award from 2000, 2002-2004, 2007, 2012-2015, 2018-2019 respectively.

Personal life[edit]

Koh was educated at Anglican High School[7] and Temasek Polytechnic. In 2002, he was an Ambassador for World Vision and sponsored 2 Mongolian children. According to an interview, the misspelt name came about when it was a fad to have a Christian name. He had asked a teacher for the spelling of "Desmond".[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year English title Native title Role Notes
1999–2000 Soho @ Work 新新关系
2003 A Child's Hope 孩有明天 Hong Zhonggeng
A Toast of Love 吃吃面包谈谈情 Yang Jierong
2004 When the Time Comes 一线之间
Family Combo 门当户对
A Child's Hope II 孩有明天 Hong Zhonggeng
2005 Family Combo 门当户对
2014 Scrum! 冲锋 Hei Ge
2015 Life Is Beautiful 初一的心愿 Jun Kai

Film[edit]

Year English title Native title Role Notes
2000 The Tree 孩子树
2008 Missing You... 想你的时候 Simon
2012 Timeless Love 那个夏天 N/A As director

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Native title
2007 The Sheng Siong Show 2 缤纷万千在昇松 2
2008 The Sheng Siong Show III 缤纷万千在昇菘III
The Sheng Siong Show IV 缤纷万千在昇菘IV
2009 The Sheng Siong Show V 缤纷万千在昇菘V
2010 The Sheng Siong Show VII 缤纷万千在昇菘 VII
The Sheng Siong Show VIII 缤纷万千在昇菘 VIII
2011 The Sheng Siong Show 9 缤纷万千在昇菘 9
The Sheng Siong Show 10 缤纷万千在昇菘 10
2012 The Sheng Siong Show 11 缤纷万千在昇菘 11
The Sheng Siong Show 12 缤纷万千在昇菘 12
2013 The Sheng Siong Show 13 缤纷万千在昇菘 13
The Sheng Siong Show 14 缤纷万千在昇菘 14
2014 The Sheng Siong Show 15 缤纷万千在昇菘 15
The Sheng Siong Show 16 缤纷万千在昇菘 16
2015 The Sheng Siong Show 17 缤纷万千在昇菘 17
The Sheng Siong Show 18 缤纷万千在昇菘 18
2016 The Sheng Siong Show 19 缤纷万千在昇菘 19
The Sheng Siong Show 20 缤纷万千在昇菘 20
2017 The Sheng Siong Show 21 缤纷万千在昇菘 21
The Sheng Siong Show 22 缤纷万千在昇菘 22
2018-2019 The Sheng Siong Show 缤纷万千在昇菘

Radio hosting[edit]

  • 1996
    • Especially For You (7pm – 11pm)
  • 1997
    • Late Night Dedication (11pm – 2am)
  • 1998
    • Lunch Show (12pm – 4pm)
  • 1999
    • The Nite Is Still Young (11pm – 2am)
  • 2000
    • The Nite Is Still Young (11pm – 2am)
  • 2001
    • Hi 中午好 Lunch Show (12pm – 2pm)
    • 降温180 Relax 180 (11pm-2am)
  • 2002
    • 男女交叉点 FM933 Crossroad Junction (10pm-1am)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Star Awards – Hosting Awards
Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
2000 7th Star Awards Ceremony Best Newcomer N/A Won
7th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
7th Star Awards Ceremony Best Variety Show Host Celebrity Telematch Nominated
2001 8th Star Awards Ceremony Best Variety Show Host I Entertainment Nominated
2002 9th Star Awards Ceremony Best Variety Show Host The Mission Nominated
9th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2003 10th Star Awards Ceremony Best Variety Show Host The Mission Nominated
10th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2004 11th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2005 12th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2006 13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2007 14th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2009 15th Star Awards Ceremony Best Info-Ed Programme Host Tourism Insiders Nominated
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2011 17th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2013 19th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2015 21st Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2018 24th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2019 25th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2020 26th Star Awards Ceremony All-Time Favourite Artiste N/A Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seah, May (4 October 2016). "Dasmond Koh, entertainment mogul and biggest loser". TODAYonline. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. ^ 许振荣入行15年 发行《好摄之徒》(送!5本签名版) (in Chinese). xin.msn.com. 8 December 2010.
  3. ^ 许振荣和陈松伶拍拖 (in Chinese). Lianhe Zaobao. 21 July 2000.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "No more for me". Today. 14 August 2002.
  5. ^ "Dasmond Koh: "I don't want to pinpoint who is right, who is wrong"". Channel News Asia. 3 February 2012.
  6. ^ "送!浪漫青春片《那个夏天》戏票20对". xin.msn.com. 28 February 2012.
  7. ^ "好强的"大姐头"何耀珊". ZbCOMMA. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013.

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