Wallace Chung

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Wallace Chung
Chinese name 鍾漢良 (traditional)
Chinese name 钟汉良 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhong Hànliáng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zung1 Hon3 Loeng4 (Cantonese)
Born (1974-11-30) 30 November 1974 (age 42)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Little Sun (小太陽)
Xiao Wa (小哇)
Occupation Actor, singer, commercial model, presenter
Genre(s) C-pop
Label(s) TVB (1993–1995)
Music Impact (1995–1998)
Rock Records (2000–2005)
Cornucopia Music (2006–present)
Hairun Media (2012–present)
Years active 1993–present
Ancestry Huiyang, Guangdong, China
Website http://www.wallacechung.cc
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chung.

Wallace Chung (born 30 November 1974), also known as Chung Hon-leung (鍾漢良), is a Hong Kong actor and recording artist. Of Hakka ancestry, Chung's debut was in the 1993 Hong Kong TVB biographical television drama The Chord to Victory, portraying Kenny Bee, a member of The Wynners. In 1995, Chung moved to Taiwan to pursue a singing career under the guidance of record producer Samuel Tai, subsequently signing a contract with Music Impact (BMG).

Chung's successful debut with his 1995 dance album OREA dubbed him as Taiwan's "Little Sun." The eponymous title song quickly raced to #1, topping the charts for many weeks. In December 1995, Chung released his second album By Your Side (在你身邊), which earned him a title as Taiwan's Best Idol for two years in the row. Chung achieved further fame in mainland China through his performances in popular television dramas and films.

Career[edit]

Beginnings in TVB[edit]

In 1992, Chung joined TVB's dance training class. The same year, he debuted as an actor in the TV drama The Chord to Victory.

In 1994, Chung acted in various dramas. His role as the intellectually-disabled youth in Journey of Love displayed his acting skills and left a deep impression on viewers. The same year, he co-hosted the variety program K-100.

Forays in Taiwan and Music Career with BMG[edit]

In 1995, Chung was recommended by Taiwanese music producers, and signed on with the record company BMG. The same year in July, he debuted as a singer with his first solo album OREA. The eponymous title song quickly raced to #1, topping the charts for many weeks. In December, he released his second album By Your Side. With his successful debut and entry into the entertainment industry, the Taiwanese media dubbed him as Taiwan's "Little Sun".

In July 1996, he filmed his first commercial film Hi Sir, starring as the male lead. Chung also contributed to the soundtrack of the film, singing the theme song "Ai Bu Shi Shou". Hi Sir topped box office charts and became the biggest summer hit of 1996. In October, he released his first Cantonese album titled Present, officially embarking onto the Hong Kong music industry.

In January 1997, Chung published his first autobiography Xuan Zhuan Ren Ma. The same month, he filmed the movie Sweet Symphony. This was Chung's first Hong Kong film after he achieved popularity in Taiwan. In May, he started filming for Fight or Die, a comedy film about a fight between two renowned Taiwanese triads. In June, he released his first remix dance album Zi Lian Wu Xing Ji. In July, he was invited to dub the animation film Shi Wang Da Di.

In February 1998, he collaborated with Taiwanese singer Nana Tang in the movie Love Tragedy. In June, he was cast in the first film invested by China Film Group Corporation entitled Bad Girl Trilogy, in the segment of Cat and Mouse together with Alyssa Chia. The film was nominated in various categories at the Golden Horse Awards. In October, Chung released his sixth album Hello, How Are You. The title song "Di Xia Tie" was nominated at the Golden Melody Awards for Best Composition. Chung also received praises for penning the lyrics to his songs, including "Hen Xiang Wo", "Wo Men" and "Wo Xiang Zhi Dao".

Rock Records and Focus on Television Dramas[edit]

After ending his contract with BMG, Chung decided to focus on filming television dramas from 1999. In October 1999, he was cast in the TV series Windstorm. The drama was broadcast in December 2000 on three broadcast stations in Taiwan simultaneously.

In June 2000, Chung signed a contract with Rock Records, becoming the label company's first flagship artiste. The same year, he starred in the movie Forever Young, and the 8pm prime-time drama Sweetheart.

In July 2011, he guest-starred in the highly popular Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden. From 2002 to 2004, Chung starred in various television dramas, including Qian Si Wan Lu, Secretly in love with you, The Four Detective Guards and Treacherous Waters.

In January 2004, Chung released his seventh album Soul Man. The eponymous title song, along with two other tracks "Bu Tai Wen Rou" and "An Lian Xiang Zha Dan" received positive responses. In 2005, he filmed the wuxia drama The Patriotic Knights and starred in The Midnight Sun, as part of Hai Run's "Sunshine" trilogy.

Chung then successfully portrayed two Qing Dynasty figures - a famous Chinese poet Nalan Xingde in Secret History of Kangxi and the Kangxi Emperor in Royal Tramp, which starred Huang Xiaoming as the titular Wei Xiaobao.

Personal Studio[edit]

In June 2006, Chung set up his own personal studio, and proceeded to release his first EP Feng He Re Li. He continued to star in various television dramas and movies, such as Shanghai King, Night Rose, Rose Martial World, Duel for Love and Huo Xian Zhui Xiong.

In March 2009, he was cast in the war suspense series Undercover. The drama premiered in September 20 on four major broadcast stations, and placed top 5 in its ratings slot nationally. In November, he was cast in the republic-era drama To late to say loving you as lieutenant Mu Rongfeng. The drama was aired on Jiangsu Television in 2011, and garnered strong ratings. Mu Rongfeng also became one of his most well-known roles to audiences, and gained him many fans. Chung then filmed two other republic-era dramas No Choice and Under the Bodhi Tree.

In January 2010, Chung released his 11th album All Eyes On Me. Upon its release in mainland China in October, the album topped the charts and Chung won the Best Dance Singer award at the China V Chart Awards.

In March 2011, he started filming the spy drama Imminent Crisis, portraying twin brothers Yang Muchu and Yang Muci. Chung also contributed to the soundtrack of the drama, singing the theme song "Hei". The series was aired on CNTV in July 2012. Chung's performance in the drama raised his profile in mainland China, winning him the Audience's Favorite Actor at the 26th Golden Rooster Award and Audience’s Favorite TV Drama Actor in the Hong Kong and Taiwan region at the 2012 China TV Golden Eagle Award.

In June 2011, he started filming for The Magic Blade, adapted from Gu Long's novel of the same title. The series was broadcast on Hunan TV in June 2012 and achieved strong ratings, despite the network's poor performance in ratings that year. In 2013, Chung was awarded the Annual Best Actor award at the 3rd LeTV awards, and was nominated at the 27th Golden Rooster Award for Most Popular Actor.

In August 2011, Chung released the single "One Day We Will Grow Old". The song was named as one of the Top Ten Songs at the 2011 China V Chart Awards, and Chung once again won the Best Dance Singer award. In October, Chung held his first solo concert titled "Wallace S-Party Concert" at Shanghai's Luwan Gymnasium. The tour subsequently continued to Guangzhou. He then joined the cast of crime thriller film Drug War, which was released in April 2013.

In April 2012, Chung started filming for Best Time, a romance drama film based on Tong Hua's novel The Most Beautiful Time. It started airing on Hunan TV in November 2013. The series was popular with the audience, and ratings surpass the 2.0 mark. Chung was awarded Best Actor (HK/TW) at the 4th LeTV awards.

Milkyway Hairun Artists Limited[edit]

In June 2012, Chung joined Milkyway Hairun Artists Limited. He then started filming for the movies Secret Garden (adapted from the Korean hit drama Secret Garden) and the workplace romance film To Love God.

In November 2012, Chung started filming for the wuxia drama The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, adapted from Louis Cha's novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. The series started airing on Hunan TV in December 2013, and subsequently aired on Zhejiang Television in January 2014, achieving an average ratings of 1.0 on both broadcasting stations. Following which, Chung became the endorser of the video game of the same name by Sogua Changyou, and sung the theme song for the game titled "Tian Xia Zhi Feng".

In July 2013, Chung began filming for The City of Warriors, a war historical drama to mark the 70th anniversary since the Sino-French War. The series was broadcast on four major broadcasting stations in June 2014. In November, he was cast in Monster Hunt. In December, he started filming for the Chinese romantic film Girls, a romantic comedy movie about sisterly bond by Wong Chun-chun which was released in July 2014.

In March 2014, Chung was cast alongside Feng Shaofeng and Chen Bolin in the road trip comedy film The Continent. The film premiered in July and was a commercial hit. In April, he was cast in Korean director Kwak Jae-yong's romance film Meet Miss Anxiety alongside Zhao Wei and Tong Dawei, as part of the "Girlfriend" trilogy which includes the 2001 smash hit My Sassy Girl and My Girlfriend Is a Cyborg.

In June 2014, Chung was cast as the male lead He Yichen in My Sunshine, based on the novel Silent Separation written by Gu Man. The series started broadcasting in January 2015 on all major broadcasting stations in China, and proceeded on to air on Korean channel MBC. The series was a commercial hit, with online views surpassing 8.5 billion to become the most watched contemporary drama.

Shanghai Cornucopia Television Culture Media Co. Ltd.[edit]

After his contract with Milkyway Hairun Artists Limited, he set up his own company Shanghai Cornucopia Television Culture Media Co. Ltd. In May 2015, he became a host of Back To High School, a reality-variety show jointly produced by Dragon Television, iQiyi and JTBC. In July, he was cast in the Korean-Chinese suspense crime drama film Tik Tok.

In August, he started filming for action comedy Bounty Hunters, directed by Shin Terra, co-starring with Tiffany Tang and Korean actor Lee Min-ho. Of the recent wave of Korean-Chinese co-ventured movie productions, Bounty Hunters is slated to be one of the most expensive. The movie was originally set with a tentative budget of US$16 million, though recent budget predictions put the cost at $31 million. The movie was released in July 2016 and shows impressive results at the box office, grossing 9 billion won (US$7.8 million) on its first day.

In September, Chung attended the 2015 Seoul International Drama Awards and won the Asia Star Grand Award.

In November, it was announced that Chung would be making his directorial debut in the youth movie Sandglass.

In December, Chung released a new album Sing For Life and announced his Sing For Life World Tour. The tour began in Shanghai on February 20, 2016, and subsequently traveled to Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Beijing.

In January 2016, Chung was announced as the male lead for upcoming drama Love Switch, taking on the role of a producer for the first time. In April, he started filming for the period drama General and I, adapted from the novel A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated alongside Angelababy. The same month, it was announced that he was cast in the metropolitan romance drama The Flower Road to Bid Farewell.

In July 2016, he starred in the crime action film Three, which also stars Zhao Wei and Louis Koo. In Three, Chung charismatically portrayed the antagonist and received critical acclaim for his acting skills. He proceeded on to win the Most Anticipated Actor award at the 19th Shanghai Film Festival.

In October 2016, he is cast in the romance melodrama Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Laden with Grief.

Endorsement[edit]

  • 2012: Shui Hu Wu Shuang (game)
  • 2013: Tian Long Ba Bu (game)
  • 2014: Tian Long Ba Bu 3D (MMPROG game)
  • 2014: Septwolves
  • 2015: Cetaphil
  • 2015: Moonlight Blade (game)
  • 2015: Xiang Piao Piao Milk Tea
  • 2015: Feng Qu Hai Tao
  • 2015: Ecovacs Robotics

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Title Chinese title Year Role Position / Extra Information
Hi Sir 超級班長 1996 Dong Zhenwu(董振武) (aka Squad Leader)
Love Is Not a Game But a Joke 飛一般愛情小說 1997 Leslie (aka Sweet Symphony)
Fight or Die 英雄向後轉 1997 Lin Zongguan(林縱貫)
Another 別戀 1998 Zhou Han(周漢)
Bad Girl Trilogy 惡女列傳 1998 Liang(阿良) Segment: Cat and Mouse 阿狗阿猫
Forever Young 今生有約 2000
Night Rose 夜玫瑰 2009 Ke Zhihong(柯志宏) Digital film
Duel for Love 鬥愛 2008 Chu Sinan(楚思南) Nominated — Beijing Student Film Festival for Most Popular Actor
Huo Xian Zhui Xiong 火線追兇 2009 Detective Zhong Lang(鍾朗) Television film
Nominated — Baihe Awards for Best Actor
Secret Garden 秘密花園 2012 Jin Zhuyuan(金洙元)
To Love God 愛神來了 2013 Si Song(司松)
Drug War 毒戰 2013 Guo Weijun(郭偉軍)
The Continent 后會無期 2014 A Lv(阿呂)
Girls 閨蜜 2014 Lin Jie (林杰)
Meet Miss Anxiety 我的早更女友 2014 Liu Chong (劉翀)
Monster Hunt 捉妖记 2015 Ge Qianhu (葛千戶) Special appearance
Three 三人行 2016 Cheung Lai-shun (張禮信)
Bounty Hunters 賞金獵人 2016 Wang Boyou (王博宥/阿YO)
Tik Tok 惊天大逆转 2016 Guo Zhiyong (郭智勇) / Guo Zhihua (郭志华)
The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史 2016 Cameo

Television[edit]

Television serial dramas
Title Chinese title Year Role Position / Extra Information
The Chord to Victory 少年五虎 1993 Kenny Bee(阿B) Main role
Mind Our Own Business 開心華之里 1993 Siu Kwong-wai Guest role
Conscience 第三類法庭 1994 Cham Wang-leung Guest role
Journey of Love 親恩情未了 1994 Cheung Ka-keung Supporting role
Detective Investigation Files 刑事偵緝檔案 1995 Lam Yan-chi Guest role
Windstorm 白手風雲 1999 Chu Yun(楚雲) Main role
Sweetheart 上錯樓梯睡錯床 2000 Hsu Kuo-tai(許國泰) Main role
Feng Chen Hu Die 風塵舞蝶 2001 Bao Wangchun(鮑望春) Main role
Meteor Garden 流星花園 2001 Song Episodes 21–22
Qian Si Wan Lu 千絲萬縷 2001 Han Yuntian(韓雲天) Main role
Secretly in love with you 偷偷愛上你 2002 Chiang Cheng-fei(姜承飛) Main role
The Four Detective Guards 四大名捕会京师 2002 Chaser(追命) Main role
Hi! Working Girl Hi!上班女郎 2003 Johnny(強尼) Episodes 5–8
Treacherous Waters 逆水寒 2004 Gu Xizhao(顧惜朝) Main role
Nominated — Top Chinese TV Drama Awards for Most Popular Hong Kong Actor
Mo Jie Zhi Long Zhu 魔界之龙珠 2004 Lu Yi(陸逸) Main role
The Midnight Sun 午夜陽光 2005 Yu Youhe(于佑和) Main role
Secret History of Kangxi 康熙秘史 2006 Nalan Xingde(納蘭性德/容若) Main role
The Patriotic Knights 俠骨丹心 2007 Li Nanxing(厲南星) Main role
Rose Martial World 玫瑰江湖 2007 Mu Sheng(沐晟) Main role
Royal Tramp 鹿鼎記 2008 Kangxi Emperor(康熙) Main role
Undercover 內線 2009 Liang Dongge(梁東哥) Main role
Let's Dance 不如跳舞 2009 Luo Peng(羅鵬) Main role
To late to say loving you 來不及說我愛你 2009 Murong Feng(慕容灃/慕容四少) Main role
King of Shanghai 上海王 2007 Yu Qiyang (A'qi)(余其揚/阿其) Main role
Nominated — Shanghai TV Festival for Most Popular Actor
Nominated — Chinese Music Awards for Best Television Drama Actor (HK/Taiwan Region)
No Choice 別無選擇 2010 Qi Tianbai(齊天白) Main role
Under the Bodhi Tree 菩提樹下 2010 Guan Houpu(關厚樸) Main role
Imminent Crisis 一觸即發 2011 Yang Muchu / Yang Muci(楊慕初/楊慕次) Main role
The Magic Blade 天涯明月刀 2012 Fu Hongxue(傅紅雪) Main role
Best Time 最美的時光 2013 Elliott Lu(陸勵成) Main role
The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龍八部 2013 Qiao Feng / Xiao Feng(喬峰/蕭峰) Main role
The Stand-in 十月圍城 2014 Li Chongguang/Wang Asi (李重光/王阿四) Main role
The City of Warriors 勇士之城 2014 He Pingan(何平安) Main role
My Sunshine 何以笙簫默 2015 He Yichen(何以琛) Main role
Love Switch 愛情的開關 2016 Zhou Yanzhao(周衍照) Main role
General and I 孤芳不自賞 2017 Chu Beijie(楚北捷) Main role
The Flower Road to Bid Farewell 一路繁花相送 2017 Lu Fei(路非) Main role
Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Laden with Grief 凉生,我们可不可以不忧伤 2017 Cheng Tianyou (程天佑) Main role
Other appearances
Title Chinese title Year Role Position / Extra Information
Twilight Tubes Part I 不可思議星期二之不速之客 1993 Patrick Episode 6
K-100 1994 Himself Host
Movie Buff Championship (Sr. 2) 超級無敵獎門人之再戰江湖 1997 Himself Guest (Episode 15)
Super Girl 超級女聲 2005 Himself Judge
Dancing with Stars 舞林大會 2006 Himself Contestant
The Amazing Race China 極速前進(第一季) 2014 Himself Contestant (Winner with Jackie Chung, his younger sister)
Hurry Up Brother II 奔跑吧兄弟(第二季) 2015 Himself Contestant
Back To High School' 我去上學啦(第一季) 2015 Himself Host

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Discography[edit]

  • 1995: OREA
  • 1995: By Your Side (在你身邊)
  • 1996: Miracle (奇蹟)
  • 1996: Present (一千種不放心 / 禮物)
  • 1997: Passionate (親熱)
  • 1997: Zi Lian Wu Xing Ji (自戀舞星級)
  • 1998: Do You Love Him? (妳愛他嗎?)
  • 1998: Hello, How Are You? (鍾情二次方)
  • 2000: Most Exciting (最是精彩)
  • 2004: Soul Man (流向巴黎)
  • 2010: All Eyes On Me (視覺動物)
  • 2015: Sing For Life (乐作人生)

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