Richard Low

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Richard Low
Chinese name 劉謙益 (traditional)
Chinese name 刘谦益 (simplified)
Pinyin Liú Qiānyì (Mandarin)
Born (1952-06-19) 19 June 1952 (age 65)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980s-present

Richard Low (Chinese: 刘谦益; Wade–Giles: Liu2 Chien1 I4; born 19 June 1952), also known as Richard Loh or Liu Qianyi, is a Singaporean actor best known for acting in many Chinese-language television dramas produced by MediaCorp Channel 8 and its predecessors. He also acted in some of Jack Neo's films.[1]

Career[edit]

Low was mostly a theatre actor before joining the SBC's drama training class in the 1980s and switching to television. He used to be typecast as villains or unruly gangster-like characters.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Drama Role Notes
2016 Hero
大英雄
Old Fogey
老鬼
  • Cameo Appearance 特别演员
Tanglin Lim Kwong San
  • Channel 5 Drama
  • One of the Male Leads
  • 400-episode long running drama
2015 The Dream Makers II
志在四方II
Zhao De
赵德
Super Senior
长辈甜心
Liu Fugui
刘福贵
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Spouse For House 2 Kok Wee
  • Father of Desmond Tan
  • Pairs up with Irene Ang
  • Channel 5 Comedy
Second Chance
流氓律师
Chen Guo
陈郭
  • Supporting Role 男配角
A Blessed Life
吉人天相
Huang Jinshan
黄金剡
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2014 In The Name Of Love
最爱是你
Hong Bo
洪薄
  • Supporting Role 男配角
World at Your Feet
球在你脚下
Wu Shengda
吴升达
  • Father of Elvin Ng
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Spouse For House Kok Wee
  • Father of Desmond Tan
  • Pairs up with Irene Ang
  • Channel 5 Comedy
2013 Disclosed
揭秘
Kuang Baomin
邝保民
The Dream Makers
志在四方
Zhao De
赵德
2012 Poetic Justice
微笑正义
Mr Li
李先生
  • Father of Shane Pow
  • Cameo Appearance 特别演员
Absolutely Charming
狐狸糊涂爱上它
Song Tiancheng
宋天成
2011 The Oath
行医
Yang Liming
杨立明
The In-Laws
麻婆斗妇
Wang Du
王堵
2010 Breakout
破天网
Jimmy Zhang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
The Score
无花果
Luo Zhibin
罗志斌
New Beginnings
红白囍事
Cai Fulin
蔡福临

Others[edit]

  • Beauty World: President Star Charity 美世界:总统星光慈善 (1998)

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1995 Star Awards Best Supporting Actor Coffee or Tea 是非屋 Nominated
1997 Star Awards Best Supporting Actor The Silver Lining 骤雨骄阳 Won
1998 Star Awards Best Supporting Actor Living in Geylang 芽笼芽笼 Nominated
1999 Star Awards Best Actor Mr OK OK先生 Nominated
2000 Star Awards Best Comedy Performer Don't Worry, Be Happy (season 5) 敢敢做个开心人Ⅴ Nominated
2002 Star Awards Best Comedy Performer I Not Stupid 小孩不笨 Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2003 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2009 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2011 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2012 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2013 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2014 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated

Trivia[edit]

  • Richard Loh's Chinese catchphrase "你没吃饭啊!" ("You did not eat rice!") from a show he acted became popular for quite a while.
  • His favourite song is Good Thing by the Fine Young Cannibals
  • He bears a striking resemblance to Malaysia's first Yang diPertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman whose portrait adorns the cover of the Malaysian currency note.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seah, May (28 January 2015). "Why Richard Low is into hip-hop, fashion, water sports and Instagram". Today. Retrieved 2015-01-30. 

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