Dwayne Tan is a Singaporean actor and singer.
Tan graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He began his training at the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company (SAF MDC). He is also a Singapore Repertory Theatre Young Company (SRT YC) alumnus and a proud member of the Association of Singapore Actors.
He began acting in Singapore with Theatreworks' musical, Beauty World and has worked with many other theatre companies like Action Theatre, The Necessary Stage, Imaginarts, luna-id, Wildrice and Igor's: The Main Event, in musicals and plays alike. For over a year, he sang at the comedy cabaret club, the Boom Boom Room.
His work occasionally extends into TV and radio. Tan was one of the top 30 contestants in the 1st season of Singapore Idol. Tan has also lent his voice to many characters in cartoons like One Piece, the second Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters), and Machine Robo Rescue. For 5 years, he hosted the Sunday morning show on the arts radio station Passion 99.5FM.
He also released his novel, "My Cup of Teh-O: A Singaporean Boy's Search for Home in America", which is a narrative loosely based on his life in New York City. On his official website, there are links to sample chapters of his work.
On film, Tan has appeared in Cyber Wars (starring Joan Chen) and was involved in a scene as a New York tourist with Susan Sarandon, in Disney's Enchanted. Tan fulfilled his Disney dreams when he sang for the opening of Disney On Ice in Kuala Lumpur.
Tan has been trained in puppeteering by fellow voice actor Brian Zimmerman.
Voice acting credits
(For Singaporean dubs only)
- Joey Wheeler (Katsuya Jonouchi) in Yu-Gi-Oh!.
- Mr. 2, Mr. 3, Dalton and Portgas D. Ace in One Piece
- Katsutoshi Hayashibara in Zipang
- Makoto Fujitani in Karin (American dub)
- Dylan Yuki, Sasuke, Peter, Jirou, Shirou, Chai, Mr. Tsuchida and Otome in Mirmo!
- Ace, Jay, Ken, Sasaki, SubmarineRobo and GyroRobo in Machine Robo Rescue
- Noda in Gokusen
- Satoshi Horio in The Prince of Tennis
Television acting credits
- Singapore Shakes
- Incredible Tales - Banana Tree Spirit
- Behind Closed Doors - Toy Boys
- Sunshine Station
- Junie B. Jones US National Tour 2007 
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Romeo and Juliet
- Army Daze
- Thoroughly Modern Millie 
- Beauty World
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
- Pinocchio 
- Spring Awakening 
- "Dwayne Tan." Beauty World The Musical. Accessed 17 July 2008.
- "Beauty World Biographies." Meet The Creative Team. Accessed 23 July 2008.
- "Straits Times article." Want to publish a novel? Just click. Accessed 8 November 2009.
- "Channel 5, MediaCorp TV." Behind Closed Doors episodic synopsis. Accessed 23 July 2008.
- "XinMSN Video." Sunshine Station full episodes on Okto Channel. Accessed 1 October 2011.
- "Magicbox 1 April 2008." Magic of Lawrence and Priscilla. Accessed 20 July 2008.
- "Singapore Repertory Theatre homepage. Accessed 5 July 2009."
- "W!ldrice Singapore homepage. Accessed 12 April 2012."
- "Fever Avenue interview. Accessed 20 August 2012."
- "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Post-Standard Critics. Accessed 23 July 2008.
- "A Very Merry Millie" Ithaca Times. Accessed 23 July 2008.
- "Beauty World reveals a new beauty." Channel News Asia. Accessed 17 July 2008.
- "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Straits Times Online. Accessed 27 October 2008.
- "Pinocchio the Musical" Time Out magazine feature. Accessed 28 October 2010.
- "Spring Awakening" Pangdemonium Official Site. Accessed 2 February 2012.