Vic Chou

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Vic Chou
Vic Chou at autograph event 20090921.jpg
Vic Chou at autograph event in 2009
Background information
Chinese name 周渝民
Pinyin Zhōu Yùmín (Mandarin)
Born 周育民
(1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 37)
Yilan, Taiwan
Other names 仔仔 (pinyin: Zǎizai)
Ethnicity Han and Atayal
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2001–present
Genre(s) Mandopop, Rock music
Voice type(s) Lyric Baritone
Label(s) Sony Music Taiwan
Associated acts F4
Spouse(s)
Reen Yu (m. 2015)
[1]
Children 1
Awards
48th Golden Bell Awards
2012 Best ActorHome

Vic Chou (Chinese: 周渝民; pinyin: Zhōu Yúmín) is a Taiwanese actor and singer.[2] He is a member of the Taiwanese boy band F4.

Career[edit]

F4[edit]

Chou rose to fame for his role as Hua Ze Lei in the highly popular Taiwan television series Meteor Garden.[3] 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.[4]

Music career[edit]

Chou was the first F4 member to release his own album Make a Wish in January 2002.[5] This was followed by Remember, I Love You which was released in January 2004.[6]

His third album, I'm Not F4 was released in October 2007 and topped Taiwan's major charts for 3 weeks.[7]

Acting career[edit]

Aside from Meteor Garden, Chou has appeared in Taiwanese series such as Poor Prince and Love Storm,[8][9] 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.[10] 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,[11] a cranky perfectionist in Sweet Relationship,[12] and an awkward but passionate novelist in Wish to See You Again.[13]

In 2008, Chou embarked on his first film, Linger alongside Li Bingbing.[14]

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.[15] Chou was nominated for Best Actor at the 44th Golden Bell Awards for his performance in Black & White.[16]

In 2010, Chou won "Most Popular Taiwanese Actor" at the Seoul International Drama Awards. The same year, he starred in the romance film Love You 10,000 Years.[17] 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 2012, Chou starred alongside Ella Chen in the romance comedy film New Perfect Two.[18]

In 2013, Chou won the Golden Bell Award for Best Actor for his performance in Home.[19][20] He also starred in the romance film A Moment of Love with Liu Shishi.[21] He went on to star in sequel films Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2,[22] Go Lala Go 2,[23] and Storm (sequel of Z Storm);[24] as well as suspense film Detective Gui and comedy film Two Wrongs Make A Right.[25][26]

Chou returned to the small screen after five years in 2018, starring in two period dramas Beauties in the Closet and The Flame's Daughter.[27][28] He is set to star in the historical drama La Royaute alongside Liu Tao, portraying Zhao Heng.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Original title Role
2008 Linger 蝴蝶飞 Lin Xudong
Tea Fight 斗茶 Brother Yang[30]
2010 爱你一万年 Wu Qifeng
2011 Sleepless Fashion 与时尚同居 Zhou Xiaohui[31]
2012 New Perfect Two 新天生一对 Ah B
2013 Saving General Yang 忠烈杨家将 Yang San Lang[32]
Day of Redemption 早见,晚爱 Gu Bin[33]
A Moment of Love 回到爱开始的地方 Xu Nianzu
2014 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 单身男女2 Cheng Zijian
2015 Detective Gui 宅女侦探桂香 Ah Zhe
Go Lala Go 2 杜拉拉追婚记 Wang Wei
2016 S Storm 反贪风暴2 Song Renxin
2017 Two Wrongs Make a Right 天生不对 Qin Rui

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role
2001 Meteor Garden 流星花园 Huā Zé Lèi
Poor Prince 贫穷贵公子 Shān Tián Tài Láng
Meteor Rain 流星雨 Huā Zé Lèi
2002 Come to My Place 来我家吧 Zhang Zhongyuan[34]
Meteor Garden II 流星花园Ⅱ Huā Zé Lèi
2003 Love Storm 狂爱龙卷风 Lù Yǐngfēng
2004 Mars 战神 Chén Líng, Chén Shèng
2006 Silence 深情密码 Qi Weiyi
2007 Sweet Relationship 美味关系 Fang Zhitian
2008 Wish to See You Again 这里发现爱 Xu Le
2009 Black and White 痞子英雄 Chen Zai Tian
Memoirs Of Madam Jin 金大班 Sheng Yueru[35]
2012 Coming Home 彼岸1945 Su Taiying
2018 Beauties in the Closet 柜中美人 Li Han
The Flame's Daughter 烈火如歌 Yin Xue
2019 La Royaute 大宋宫词 Zhao Heng

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

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)

Singles[edit]

Year Album English title Chinese title Notes
2003 Love Storm Original Soundtrack "I breathe You" 我呼吸你
2004 Mars Original Soundtrack "Let Me Love You" 让我爱你 duet with Barbie Hsu
"Just For You" N/A
2006 Silence Original Soundtrack "Familiar Gentleness" 熟悉的温柔
2010 Love You 10000 Years Original Soundtrack "Love You 10000 Years" 爱你一万年
"When I Think of You, You are Asleep" 我在想你的时候睡着了
2011 C'Est La V "Do it" N/A Vanness Wu feat. Vic Chou
2013 Day of Redemption Original Soundtrack "Stubborn Ant" 倔强的蚂蚁

Publications[edit]

He also released a photographic album in October 2002, titled Travel Dream (流浪夢) which contains his pictures shot during one of his trips to Hokkaidō, Japan.[36]

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.[37]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2009 44th Golden Bell Awards Best Actor Black & White Nominated
2010 3rd Seoul International Drama Awards Popular Actor N/A Won [38]
2013 5th Macau International Movie Festival Best Supporting Actor Saving General Yang Nominated
48th Golden Bell Awards Best Actor Coming Home Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Meteor Garden' star is now married. ABS-CBN News (November 11, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-12-31.
  2. ^ "Vic Chou". chinesemov.com. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "周渝民愿意演新版《流星花园》 角色都想好了". Tencent (in Chinese). September 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "周渝民:20岁已看破娱乐圈 F4只是个产品". Sina (in Chinese). December 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "周渝民首张唱片《Make A Wish》将在内地发行(图)". Sina (in Chinese). April 25, 2002.
  6. ^ "周渝民新加坡签售新碟 万名歌迷捧场情人卡(图)". Sohu (in Chinese). February 4, 2004.
  7. ^ "《我不是F4》:周杰伦的歌点醒了仔仔". Sina (in Chinese). October 26, 2007.
  8. ^ "周渝民《狂爱龙卷风》转型 大打出手争女友". Sina (in Chinese). August 14, 2003.
  9. ^ "偶像剧进化史 台湾风pk日本流之《贫穷贵公子》". Sohu (in Chinese). August 23, 2007.
  10. ^ "周渝民《战神》玩人格分裂 与大S共同担杠(图)". Sina (in Chinese). December 1, 2003.
  11. ^ "《深情密码》浙江卫视将首播 周渝民出演富家子". Sina (in Chinese). June 12, 2008.
  12. ^ "仔仔周渝民演《美味关系》 只担心口音[组图]". eastday (in Chinese). September 16, 2007.
  13. ^ "《这里发现爱》内地首播 F4聚首独缺言承旭". Mtime (in Chinese). September 12, 2008.
  14. ^ "周渝民首登大银幕 饰演李冰冰野蛮男友". Mtime (in Chinese). November 22, 2007.
  15. ^ "《痞子英雄》将上档 周渝民化身痞子警察". Mtime (in Chinese). March 30, 2009.
  16. ^ (in Chinese) TTV 44th Golden Bell Awards homepage Retrieved 25 Sept 2010
  17. ^ "《爱你一万年》台湾首映 小胡子仔仔忙不停" (in Chinese). August 9, 2010\website=Mtime. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  18. ^ "两岸合拍《新天生一对》 周渝民杨幂联手贺岁档". Mtime (in Chinese). August 5, 2011.
  19. ^ "张晨光周渝民压阵《彼岸1945》 浙江卫视8日独播". Mtime (in Chinese). November 2, 2012.
  20. ^ Lee, Hsin-Yin (October 26, 2013). "Golden Bell: Vic Chou wins Best Actor award". Central News Agency. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  21. ^ "Vic Chou, Liu Shishi attend premiere of 'A Moment of Love' in Beijing". The Global Times. August 22, 2013.
  22. ^ "《单身男女2》香港开机 续集周渝民杨千嬅加盟". Mtime (in Chinese). July 30, 2013.
  23. ^ "《杜拉拉追婚记》海报特辑双发 周渝民陈柏霖花式"咚"不停". Mtime (in Chinese). November 26, 2015. line feed character in |title= at position 15 (help)
  24. ^ "Z Storm Sequel Hits Theatres Today". China Radio International. September 14, 2016.
  25. ^ "'Detective Gui' gets summer release date". The Global Times. April 20, 2015.
  26. ^ "Comedy film's release timed for Singles Day". China Daily. November 10, 2017.
  27. ^ "《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.
  28. ^ "《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.
  29. ^ "李少红新剧《大宋宫词》曝海报 刘涛周渝民出演". Sina (in Chinese). May 18, 2018.
  30. ^ "拍《斗茶》周渝民搞自闭张钧宁不懂摸男人胸". Sina (in Chinese). July 3, 2008.
  31. ^ "徐若瑄曝《与时尚同居》幕后 周渝民入戏成魔". Mtime (in Chinese). September 10, 2011.
  32. ^ "《忠烈杨家将》亮相香港电影节 曝周渝民角色预告". Mtime (in Chinese). March 19, 2013.
  33. ^ "《早见,晚爱》曝剧照 周渝民领衔高概念恋爱". Mtime (in Chinese). June 17, 2013.
  34. ^ "F4再次联手打造青春偶像剧《来我家吧》". Xixik.com (in Chinese). September 4, 2002.
  35. ^ "周渝民加盟内地剧 范冰冰《金大班》天价邀请". Sina (in Chinese). February 11, 2009.
  36. ^ "组图:仔仔周渝民宣传超人气写真集《流浪梦》". Sina (in Chinese). November 3, 2002.
  37. ^ "周渝民东京宣传新写真集 展露"四面"仔仔(图)". Sina (in Chinese). August 24, 2006.
  38. ^ "'The Slave Hunters' sweeps four honors". The Korea Herald. September 12, 2010.

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