Vic Chou at autograph event in 2009
|Pinyin||Zhōu Yùmín (Mandarin)|
June 9, 1981
|Other names||仔仔 (pinyin: Zǎizai)|
|Ethnicity||Han and Atayal|
|Genre(s)||Mandopop, Rock music|
|Voice type(s)||Lyric Baritone|
|Label(s)||Sony Music Taiwan|
Reen Yu (m. 2015)
Chou rose to fame for his role as Hua Ze Lei in the highly popular Taiwan television series Meteor Garden. At the conclusion of the series, Chou along with the other cast members of Meteor Garden; Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu and Ken Chu continued to perform together and released three studio albums as the quartet boy band F4.
Chou was the first F4 member to release his own album Make a Wish in January 2002. This was followed by Remember, I Love You which was released in January 2004.
His third album, I'm Not F4 was released in October 2007 and topped Taiwan's major charts for 3 weeks.
Aside from Meteor Garden, Chou has appeared in Taiwanese series such as Poor Prince and Love Storm, considered to be very "typical" idol dramas. However, with the 2004 television series Mars, Zhou took on a more complex role as a set of twins who have mental illnesses. Zhou considers a turning point in his career. In many interviews, Zhou has pinpointed this as the moment where his interest in acting was truly piqued. Since then, he has taken on increasingly multi-facted roles, such as an ambitious but lonely businessman in Silence, a cranky perfectionist in Sweet Relationship and an awkward but passionate novelist in Wish to See You Again.
In 2009, he took a departure from Taiwanese idol dramas and starred in the police drama Black & White. Zhou takes on the challenging role of an emotionally complex policeman with a past that is thrown into a dangerous web of corruption. Due to the popularity of the drama, talks of bringing Black and White to the big screen are currently taking place. Chou was nominated for Best Actor at the 44th Golden Bell Awards for his performance in Black & White. He also won the "Most Popular Actor" for the Taiwan/Hong Kong region at the QQ Entertainment Awards.
In 2010, Chou won "Most Popular Taiwanese Actor" at the Seoul International Drama Awards. The same year, he starred in Love You 10,000 Years. The film was the 5th best-selling Chinese film in Taiwan for 2010, and won "Most Popular with the Audience" at the 6th Osaka Asian Film Festival.
In 2013, Chou won the Golden Bell Award for Best Actor for his performance in Home. He also starred in the romance film A Moment of Love with Liu Shishi. He went on to star in sequel films Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2, Go Lala Go 2 and Storm (sequel of Z Storm); as well as suspense film Detective Gui and comedy film Two Wrongs Make A Right.
|Year||English title||Original title||Role|
|2001||Meteor Garden||流星花園||Huā Zé Lèi|
|Poor Prince||貧窮貴公子||Shān Tián Tài Láng|
|Meteor Rain||流星雨||Huā Zé Lèi|
|2002||Come To My Place||來我家吧||Zhang Zhongyuan|
|Meteor Garden II||流星花園 2||Huā Zé Lèi|
|2003||Love Storm||狂愛龍捲風||Lù Yǐngfēng|
|2004||Mars||戰神||Chén Líng, Chén Shèng|
|2007||Sweet Relationship||美味關係||Fang Zhitian|
|2008||Wish to See You Again||這裡發現愛||Xu Le|
|2009||Black and White||痞子英雄||Chen Zai Tian|
|Memoirs Of Madam Jin||金大班最後一夜||Sheng Yueru|
|2012||Coming Home||回家||Su Taiying|
|2018||Beauties in the Closet||櫃中美人||Li Han|
|The Flame's Daughter||烈火如歌||Yin Xue|
|Year||English title||Original title||Role|
|Tea Fight||鬪茶||Brother Yang|
|2010||Love You 10,000 Years||愛你一萬年||Wu Qifeng|
|2011||Sleepless Fashion||与时尚同居||Zhou Xiaohui|
|2012||New Perfect Two||新天生一对||Ah B|
|2013||Saving General Yang||忠烈楊家將||Yang San Lang|
|Day of Redemption||早見晚愛||Gu Bin|
|A Moment of Love||回到愛開始的地方||Xu Nianzu|
|2014||Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2||單身男女2||Cheng Zijian|
|2015||Detective Gui||宅女偵探桂香||Ah Zhe|
|Go Lala Go 2||杜拉拉追婚记||Wang Wei|
|2016||S Storm||S風暴||Song Renxin|
|2017||Two Wrongs Make a Right||天生不對||Qin Rui|
|Album #||Album info|
|1st||Make a Wish|
|2nd||Remember, I Love You (記得我愛你)|
|3rd||I'm Not F4 (我不是F4)|
|4th||Vic Chou - The Best Collection (仔仔精選2001 - 2009)|
(New + Collection Album)
Soundtrack contribution/other song
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Track listing|
|2003||Love Storm Original Soundtrack||抂愛龍捲風 戀曲 OST||I breathe you (我呼吸你)|
|2004||Mars Original Soundtrack||戰神MARS||Let Me Love You - 讓我愛你 duet with Barbie Xu (pinyin: Rang Wǒ Ài Nǐ) (Track 2)|
|2004||百事音樂風雲榜||Just For You|
|2006||Silence Original Soundtrack||深情密碼||
Familiar Gentleness - 熟悉的温柔 (pinyin: Shou Xi De Wen Rou) (Track 1)
|Album #||Album Info||Track listing|
|1st||Meteor Rain (流星雨)||
|2nd||Fantasy 4ever (煙火的季節)||
|3rd||Waiting for you (在這裡等你)||
His second photobook titled 4Faces: Taipei & Tokyo was released in October 2006. There are 4 themes: Natural Face, Cool Face, Stylish Face and Fashionable Face. The first 2 themes were shot in Taipei while the last 2 themes were shot in Tokyo.
- "Vic Chou". chinesemov.com. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
- 'Meteor Garden' star is now married. ABS-CBN News (2015-11-11). Retrieved on 2016-12-31.
- (in Chinese) TTV 44th Golden Bell Awards homepage Retrieved 25 Sept 2010
- Lee, Hsin-Yin (26 October 2013). "Golden Bell: Vic Chou wins Best Actor award". Central News Agency. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- "Vic Chou, Liu Shishi attend premiere of 'A Moment of Love' in Beijing". The Global Times. August 22, 2013.
- "Z Storm Sequel Hits Theatres Today". China Radio International. September 14, 2016.
- "'Detective Gui' gets summer release date". The Global Times. April 20, 2015.
- "Comedy film's release timed for Singles Day". China Daily. November 10, 2017.
- "《柜中美人》周渝民霸气称帝 陈瑶呆萌胡冰卿搞怪". ifeng (in Chinese). February 12, 2018.
- "《烈火如歌》定档3.1 周渝民热巴发糖亲昵抚唇". Sina (in Chinese). February 12, 2018.
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