Tay Ping Hui

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Tay Ping Hui
Chinese name 鄭斌輝 (traditional)
Chinese name 郑斌辉 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhèng Bīnhuī (Mandarin)
Born Singapore
Occupation Actor, film director
Years active 1998-present
Label(s) Mediacorp
Spouse(s) Edna Lim
Ancestry Hokkien
Awards
Star Awards 1999 :
Star Awards for Best Supporting Actor
Star Awards 2000 - Star Awards 2011 :
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Star Awards 2012 :
Star Awards for Best Actor & All-Time Favourite Artiste
Star Awards 2013 :
Star Awards for Best Supporting Actor

Tay Ping Hui is a Singaporean actor and director. In 2014, Tay made his directorial debut with the basketball film Meeting the Giant.

Early life[edit]

Tay attended Catholic High School (Primary and Secondary) and Catholic Junior College.[1] Active in sports and extra-curricular activities, he was deeply involved both as a sportsman and leader, representing his school in basketball, athletics, volleyball, and several other sports. He was a blackbelt exponent in Tae Kwon Do and was the YMCA Tae Kwon Do Open Champion.

Tay also sang with the school choir, played the dizi in the Chinese orchestra, and was the lead singer and guitarist of the Temasek Hall Band " Cognitive Dissonance". As a leader, Tay was appointed Senior Patrol Leader (the highest position attainable in secondary school) in the Catholic High School scout group Stamford 06. He was a Student Councillor in junior college and also a commissioned officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, holding the appointment of Company Commander, following National Service. He later obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore.[2]

Career[edit]

Tay was the General Manager of an American Franchise and was planning to pursue a MBA at Harvard University before he was headhunted to join TCS (later MediaCorp). Barely a year after his debut in On the Edge - Mr Personality, Tay won the "Best Supporting Actor" award at the 1999 Star Awards for his realistic and stellar portrayal of a gang leader in Stepping Out. After that, he became the number one leading man, acting in numerous shows opposite veterans as equals. Tay also acted in Hong Kong film productions such as Summer Holiday directed by Jingle Ma, starring with Hong Kong actress Sammi Cheng, and "Infernal Affairs II" alongside Anthony Wong and Francis Ng.

Effectively bilingual in both English and Mandarin, Tay also starred in MediaCorp's English-language channel, Channel 5 dramas like A War Diary- a television drama set in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II, playing a resistance fighter and garnering rave reviews. Other prominent works included "Brothers 4" and "Keong Saik Street", where he was the top billing actor, and most recently, in the Channel 5 long form drama " Tanglin" where Tay garnered rave reviews as an enigmatic antagonist.

Tay also performed in stage play Butterflies are Free, handpicked by Hong Kong film director Clifton Ko. And most recently, mandarin stage musical " 记得说再见".

Tay has been nominated for the Best Actor in the Star Awards 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, playing coveted roles and excelling in major productions by MediaCorp. He has also been consistently been voted as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes in the Star Awards 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, receiving the All-Time Favorite Artiste Award at Star Awards 2012. Tay has been voted Media's Top 5 Popular ward and was also in Lianhe Zaobao's " Top 50 Most Popular Asian Idol" for five consecutive years.

Tay starred as Huang Feihu in the China -produced supernatural fantasy television series The Legend and the Hero alongside China Megastar Fan Bin Bin, Liu De Kai and Taiwanese Star Ma Jing Tao. Since then, Tay has become a recognized face in China.

Tay was the epitome of the alpha male, playing "manly" characters such as in C.I.D., Honour and Passion and C.L.I.F. but it was his role as a crude Ah beng-turned-chef in Bountiful Blessings that earned him his first Best Actor Award in Star Awards 2012. And for the Star Awards 2013, he won the Best Supporting Actor despite only being in 7 episodes of the TV series "Unriddle 2".

In 2012 , he received the All-Time Favourite Artiste award for obtaining Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes.

In 2018, Tay left Mediacorp. Cause in recent years, Tay has shifted his focus to acting in China and was most recently there to film a Chinese drama where he plays a spy. But he won’t be based in China. “I will be in China as and when I have projects there,” he says. “Singapore is my home, I love my country.”

Tay has signed on with Perfect World Pictures (Singapore) in 2018 and will be involved in a reboot of The Awakening in a starring role.[3]

Other[edit]

Tay has also performed live numerous times on stage for major events such as National Day and New Year's Day countdown and has performed alongside Taiwanese stars Wu Bai and Harlem Yu. He has also performed the theme songs of several high-profile MediaCorp series such as The Unbeatables III and Double Happiness I. His recording of "Follow Me" (跟着我一起) from Honour and Passion was named the Best Drama Theme Song at the Star Awards 2007.

In 2013, Tay completed his feature film directorial debut with a Singapore/ China co-production " Meet the Giants" 《再见巨人》, first of its kind in such collaboration in the local movie industry. The movie was screened in Singapore and China.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Are You My Brother?
错体双宝
Stepping Out
出路
Liu Mei
2000 My Home Affairs
家事
Hong Guoren
As You Like It
随心所遇
Pier
The Stratagem
世纪攻略
Zhuo Lingfeng
2001 A War Diary Lim Teck-Meng
The Reunion
顶天立地
Liu Yazhou
The Hotel
大酒店
2002 Fantasy
星梦情真
Song Ziqian
The Unbeatables III
双天至尊III
Luo Shenfeng
Health Matters
一切由慎开始
Jeffrey
2003 Love is Beautiful
美丽家庭
Zheng Liheng
A Child's Hope
孩有明天
Huang Junsheng
Always on my Mind
无炎的爱
Tiger Li Xiaohu
Brothers 4
2004 Spice Siblings
辣兄辣妹
Wen He
The Ties that Bind
家财万贯
Ma Yucai
My Mighty In-Laws
野蛮亲家
Simon
Devil Blues
叛逆战队
Di Jun
2005 A Life of Hope
活下去
Su Dongping
苏东凭
Destiny
梦在手里
Shen Jingwen
2006 C.I.D.
刑警2人组
Chen Long (Sean)
陈龙
2007 Mars vs Venus
幸福双人床
Liu Yifan (Steven)
刘义范
Honour and Passion
宝家卫国
Bao Wenjing
宝纹精
The Golden Path
黄金路
Huang Kaijie
黄凯杰
2008 The Truth
谜图
Lu Zhiwei
吕之伟
La Femme
绝对佳人
Huang Quanhe
黄权赫
Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Lü Daxiong
吕大熊
  • Pairs up with Dawn Yeoh
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
2009 The Dream Catchers
未来不是梦
Wang Zhiwei
王志伟
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
The Ultimatum
双子星
Sunjie
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Li Jiacheng
李佳城
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2010 New Beginnings
红白囍事
Li Zihao
李子豪
Unriddle
最火搭档
Zhang Yuze
张于泽
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
The Family Court
走进走出
Shen Xiping
沈细评
  • Pairs up with Tong Bing Yu
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2011 C.L.I.F.
警微天职
Zhong Yida
钟义达
  • Pairs up with May Phua
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
Bountiful Blessings
万福楼
Xie Donghai
谢东嗨
  • Pairs up with Jessica Hsuan
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
  • Won - Best Actor, Star Awards 2012
2012 Rescue 995
995
Huang Yixun
黄易迅
  • Pairs up with Jeanette Aw
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
Unriddle 2
最火搭档2
Zhang Yuze
张于泽
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Won - Best Supporting Actor, Star Awards 2013
2013 Break Free
曙光
Li Tianming
李添名
  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • 1/4 of the Male Lead 四大男主角之一
96°C Café
96 °C 咖啡
Lao Jingfeng
唠景峰
  • Pairs up with Tong Bing Yu
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
Love At Risk
爱情风险
Wu Qishan
吴奇山
2014 World at Your Feet
球在你脚下
Hong Canghai
洪沧海
  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • Siblings with Ian Fang
  • 1/4 of the Male Lead 四大男主角之一
2015 Love?
限量爱情
Tay
  • Pairs up with Rebecca Lim
  • Unit Male Lead 单元男主角
Mind Game
心迷
Liang Wenjie
梁文杰
  • Pairs up with Paige Chua
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
Crescendo
起飞
Jiang Chufan
江楚帆
  • Pairs up with Jacelyn Tay
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2016 Soul Reaper
勾魂使者
Chen Haotian
陈浩沺
Hero
大英雄
Rice King
饭王
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2017 The Lead
第一主角
Tay Ping Hui
鄭斌輝
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2018 Babies On Board
新生
Sun Zhihui
孙智辉
  • Pairs up with Jesseca Liu
  • Siblings with Kayly Loh
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角

Discography[edit]

Year Song title Drama Other artists
2002 灰色地带 双天至尊III
2004 有家是福 喜临门 王建复 ,黄仕昱
2007 跟着我一起 宝家卫国
2017 初衷 第一主角
2018 爱以外的意外 新生 林思彤

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result
1998 6th Star Awards Ceremony Best Newcomer On the Edge: Mr Personality Nominated
1999 7th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor Stepping Out Won
7th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2000 8th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor My Home Affairs Nominated
8th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2001 9th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2002 10th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2003 11th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Love Is Beautiful Nominated
11th Star Awards Ceremony Best Theme Song The Unbeatables III Nominated
11th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2004 12th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2005 13th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor A Life Of Hope Nominated
13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2006 14th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor C.I.D. Nominated
14th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2007 15th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Mars VS Venus Nominated
15th Star Awards Ceremony Best Theme Song Honour and Passion Won
15th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2009 16th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2010 17th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Ultimatum Nominated
17th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2011 18th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Family Court Nominated
18th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2012 19th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Bountiful Blessings Won
19th Star Awards Ceremony All-Time Favourite Artiste N/A Won
19th Star Awards Ceremony Favourite Male Character N/A Nominated
2013 19th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor Unriddle 2 Won
2016 22nd Star Awards Ceremony Favourite Onscreen Couple N/A Nominated
2018 24th Star Awards Ceremony Best Theme Song The Lead Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ 我的老师最难忘 (in Chinese). Lianhe Zaobao. September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Call me a Toa Payoh boy". AsiaOne. 29 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Channel 8 drama The Awakening to get China reboot". The Straits Times. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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