Kai Ko

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Kai Ko
Ko Chen-tung (2).JPG
Background information
Chinese name 柯震東 (traditional)
Chinese name 柯震东 (simplified)
Pinyin Kē Zhèndōng (Mandarin)
Jyutping O1 Zan3 Dung1 (Cantonese)
Born Ko Chia-kai (柯家凱)
(1991-06-18) June 18, 1991 (age 27)
Penghu County, Taiwan
Other names Ke Zhendong
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2011–present
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Sony Music
Awards
Golden Horse Awards
Best New Actor
2011 You Are the Apple of My Eye

Kai Ko Chen-tung (born June 18, 1991) is a Taiwanese actor and singer. Ko won Best New Actor at the 48th Golden Horse Awards[1] and the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards for his starring role in the film You Are the Apple of My Eye, also his film debut. In November 2011, Ko released his debut studio album Be Yourself.

Personal life[edit]

On August 18, 2014, it was reported that Ko had been arrested on August 14 by the Beijing Police for drug use, along with Jaycee Chan, a Hong Kong actor.[2] Reports from urinalysis showed positive results for marijuana. Ko had appeared in a 2012 anti-drug advertisement in Taiwan where he and other celebrities declared "I don't use drugs".[3][4] He was released on August 28 and had to face another round of interrogations by the Taipei District Prosecutors Office after returning to Taiwan.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 You Are the Apple of My Eye Ko Ching-teng Golden Horse Awards for Best New Actor
Chinese Film Media Awards for Best New Actor
2012 When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep Tung / Wolf
2013 Machi Action Face (stand-in) Cameo
Together A-tzu
Tiny Times Gu Yuan
Tiny Times 2 Gu Yuan
Dive in 2013 Ke Dong Short film
2014 Dive in 2014 Ke Dong Short film
Tiny Times 3 Gu Yuan
2015 Tiny Times 4 Gu Yuan Scenes edited out due to drug use conviction
2016 The Road to Mandalay Ah Guo
2017 Mon Mon Mon Monsters Student on bus Cameo
2017 A Choo Wang Yi-zhi

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Track listing
Be Yourself
有話直說
Track listing
  1. "Qing Rang Wo Jixu Xihuan Ni" (請讓我繼續喜歡你; Please Let Me Continue to Like You)
  2. "Qing Bi Wo Ai Ta" (請比我愛她; Please Love Her Better Than I Do)
  3. "You Hua Zhi Shuo" (有話直說; Just Say It)
  4. "Ai Ni Jie Bu Liao" (愛你戒不了; Can't Stop Loving You)
  5. "Ai Jiu Ai" (愛就愛; Just Love)
  6. "Piao Liu Ping" (漂流瓶; Drifting Vase) featuring Michelle Chen
  7. "Zuo You" (左右; Left Right)
  8. "Feng Suo Ni" (封鎖你; Blocking You)
  9. "Be My Baby"
  10. "Bai Shi Zhi Ling" (百式之零; Zero of Hundred)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 48th Golden Horse Awards Best New Performer You Are the Apple of My Eye Won
2012 12th Chinese Film Media Awards Best New Performer Won
6th Asian Film Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
2016 53rd Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actor The Road to Mandalay Nominated
2017 Youth Film Handbook Awards Male Actor of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ 柯震東獲金馬獎最佳新演員 [Kai Ko wins Golden Horse for Best New Actor]. Yahoo HK! News (in Chinese). 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ Varandani, Suman. "Jackie Chan's Son Jaycee And Taiwanese Actor Kai Ko Arrested In Beijing Over Drug Use: Reports". International Business Times. International Business Times. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. ^ China's anti-drug crackdown ensnares Jackie Chan's son, Taiwanese actor Ko Kai
  4. ^ Taiwanese actor apologizes for drug offenses
  5. ^ 【獨家】不只柯震東吸毒? 藝人染毒風暴恐擴大

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