|Chinese name||霍建華 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||霍建华 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Huò Jiànhuá (Mandarin)|
26 December 1979|
|Alma mater||Nan Chiang Industrial and Commercial Senior High School|
|Agent||Woo Hong (2011–2017)|
|Manager(s)||Huajae Studio (founder)|
|Spouse(s)||Ruby Lin (m. 2016)|
Huo Chao-Kun (father) |
Liu Yu (mother)
|Siblings||Huo Chien-yuan (brother)|
|Ancestry||Longkou, Shandong, China|
Wallace Huo Chien-hwa (Chinese: 霍建華; pinyin: Huò Jiànhuá, born 26 December 1979) is a Chinese actor, singer and producer. He is known for his roles in At Dolphin Bay (2003), Chinese Paladin 3 (2009), Swordsman (2013) and The Journey of Flower (2015).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Discography
- 6 Endorsements and Ambassadorship
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Huo was born in Taipei, Taiwan on 26 December 1979. His family originated from Shandong province, with parents being natives of Longkou, Shandong province and Tianjin Municipality respectively. His grandfather was a follower of Sun Yat-sen and in October 1949, his family moved to Taiwan. Both his parents worked in the court system and his brother is a police officer. His parents divorced when he was young.
Huo once aspired to be a basketball player but then turned to singing in his early teenage days. Setting the goal as a singer, Huo joined the entertainment business at the age of 17. He was the assistant of Taiwanese TV host Sam Tseng then.
2000–2004: Beginnings in Taiwan
In 2002, Huo, in order to have the chance to sing a theme song, became one of the two leading actors in the drama Star. This marked the beginning of his acting career.
Huo rose to fame from the idol drama At Dolphin Bay, which achieved a peak rating of 5.11 and became the most popular idol drama of the year. His role as the talented and capable music director Zhong Xiaogang brought him significant popularity in Taiwan. He was then in great demand by many producers and was cast in seven idol dramas in the same year (a record yet to be broken).
In 2004, Huo released his first ever solo album Start. Owing to his inability to cope with the excessive spotlight during the advertising of the album, he decided to focus on acting thereafter.
2005–2008: Career developments in China
In 2005, Huo starred in his first wuxia drama The Royal Swordsmen directed by Wong Jing. His melancholic portrayal of Guihai Yidao received rave reviews from fans and audiences. It proved to be an important turning point of his career, as it introduced him to mainland audiences. The same year, Huo made his big screen debut in the movie Hands in the Hair alongside actress Rosamund Kwan.
Huo then took the leading role in various dramas, including Sound of Colors alongside actress Ruby Lin, Romance of Red Dust opposite Shu Qi and Emerald on the Roof with Sun Li. Huo expressed that his role in Emerald on the Roof had taught him how to act, and has a deep impact on him. Huo also starred in kungfu comedy Love at First Fight, taking on an eccentric and crazy role. His exaggerated expressions and comedic acting showed his ability to take on different roles.
2008–2012: Rising popularity
In 2009, Huo rose to mainstream popularity with xianxia drama Chinese Paladin 3, an adaptation from the video game of the same title. His character Xu Changqing was loved by the audience, and established his popularity in China.
In 2011, Huo starred in period action drama The Vigilantes in Masks with Cecilia Liu; and historical drama The Glamorous Imperial Concubine wherein he played a cold and detached Emperor. Due to the success of the dramas, Huo was awarded Most Influential Actor at the 2011 Youku Television Awards.
In 2012, Huo starred in acclaimed medical drama Inspire the Life alongside veteran actors Wang Zhiwen, Li Chengru and Zhang Tieling. He then starred in Lord of Legal Advisors, a mystery series set in the Ming Dynasty. The drama premiered in South Korea and became the second-highest viewed Chinese drama in the country after Scarlet Heart. It was subsequently broadcast in Taiwan in April 2013 and achieved high ratings as well.
2013–2014: Critical acclaim
In 2013, Huo starred in wuxia drama Swordsman, based on Jin Yong’s classic novel of the same Chinese title. He portrayed the character Linghu Chong. Swordsman was a commercial success and scored number one ratings on both TV and streaming websites; the success of the drama once again brought him to limelight.
In 2014, Huo starred in Perfect Couple, written by Tong Hua. It was Huo's first attempt at producing a drama series after the establishment of Huajae Studio, and reunited him with Chinese Paladin 3 co-star Tiffany Tang. The drama topped online broadcast views, and Huo won the Most Popular Actor in the ancient drama genre at the 2014 China Student Television Festival.
Huo then starred in his first war drama, Battle of Changsha, directed by Magnolia Award winner Kong Sheng. Huo played a young soldier from a wealthy and renowned family who fought bravely at the front-lines for his country despite all oppositions. Battle of Changsha was a critical success, and was the highest rated drama on major streaming website Douban.
2015–present: Career peak
In 2015, Huo starred in xianxia drama The Journey of Flower with Zanilia Zhao. The drama was a huge success in China, achieving a peak rating of 3.89. It is also the first Chinese drama to surpass 20 billion online views. He then starred in crime thriller Love Me, If you Dare, which received positive reviews and an international following. Due to his success, Huo was chosen by China Newsweek as Artist of the Year. He was distinguished as one of the Most Influential People in China for 2015, a remarkable distinction since he is the only recipient of this award in the field of Performing Arts.
In 2016, Huo starred in historical medcial drama The Imperial Doctress, portraying Zhu Qizhen. It was one of the highest rated dramas that year, and Huo was awarded Most Popular Actor and Most Marketable Artist for his performance in The Imperial Doctress as well as Love Me, If You Dare at the 1st China Television Drama Quality Ceremony. He next starred in the crime thriller Inside or Outside alongsidee Korean actor Jang Hyuk and Hong Kong star Simon Yam, as well as romantic comedy film Suddenly Seventeen with Ni Ni and suspense thriller Hide and Seek. The same year, he was cast in the palace drama Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace playing the role of Qianlong Emperor.
In 2017, Huo starred in the science fiction suspense film Fatal Countdown: Reset, produced by Jackie Chan and directed by Korean director, Chang; and war film Our Time Will Come, directed by award-winning director Ann Hui.
In 2018, Huo was cast in the period epic drama The Great Craftsman.
On 20 May 2016, Huo confirmed his relationship with actress Ruby Lin, his co-star in Sound of Colors (2006) and The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011). They got married in Bali on 31 July 2016. The pair also held another wedding reception in Taipei on 2 August 2016. Their daughter was born in January 2017.
|2005||Hands in the Hair||Ah Hua|
|2009||Contract About Interchange Status||Mai Zhelun|
|2012||Ultra Reinforcement||Yang Zhiang|
|2015||The Honey Enemy||Xu Mo|
|2016||Inside or Outside||Xie Tianyou / Qiu Le|
|2016||Hide and Seek||Zhang Jiawei|
|2016||Suddenly Seventeen||Mao Liang|
|2017||Our Time Will Come||Li Jinrong|
|2017||The Founding of an Army||Chiang Kai-shek||Cameo|
|2003||Pretty Girl||Fu Liheng|
|2003||The Great Teacher||Huo Jianqi||Cameo|
|2003||My Secret Garden||Li Wei / Huo Jianhua|
|2003||At Dolphin Bay||Zhong Xiaogang|
|2004||100% Senorita||Li Weixiang|
|2005||The Royal Swordsmen||Guihai Yidao|
|2005||Romance of Red Dust||Li Jing|
|2006||Sound of Colors||Lu Yunxiang|
|2006||Emerald on the Roof||Zhou Nianzhong|
|2007||Love at First Fight||Li Yashou|
|2008||Rouge Snow||Xia Yunkai|
|2008||A Mobile Love Story||Lu Yunfei|
|2008||Modern Beauty||Yang Guang|
|2008||Love in the Forlon City||Yan Fei|
|2009||Chinese Paladin 3||Xu Changqing|
|2010||New One Plum Blossom||Zhao Shijun|
|2010||Detective Tanglang||Tang Lang|
|2010||Go Yi Yi Go||Cao Yan|
|2011||The Vigilantes in Masks||Li Gexiao|
|2011||The Glamorous Imperial Concubine||Liu Liancheng|
|2011||Inspire the Life||Han Zihang|
|2012||Lord of Legal Advisors||Meng Tianchu|
|2014||Perfect Couple||Jin Yuanbao||also co-producer|
|2014||Incisive Great Teacher||Li Daren||Cameo|
|2014||Battle of Changsha||Gu Qingming|
|2014||The Great Protector||Liu Anshun|
|2015||The Journey of Flower||Bai Zihua|
|2015||Love Me, If You Dare||Bo Jingyan / Simon Allen|
|2016||The Imperial Doctress||Zhu Qizhen|
|2018||Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace||Qianlong Emperor|
|2019||The Master Craftsman||Shen Qinan|
|2002||Picking Stars||Star OST|
|2002||Love is like Cotton Candy|
|2002||Come and go freely|
|2002||Happiness under the Umbrella||Star OST, My Secret Garden OST|
|2003||Somebody||100% Senorita OST|
|2005||Your Number One||The Royal Swordsmen OST|
|2007||Angel's Wings||in memory of Hsu Wei-lun; with various artists|
|2011||Pass Away||The Glamorous Imperial Concubine OST|
|2013||Free and Unfettered||Swordsman OST|
|2014||I Will Remember You||Battle of Changsha OST||with Yang Zi|
|2014||Good Times||Perfect Couple OST||with Ding Dang|
|2015||Not to Mention||The Journey of Flower OST||with Zhao Liying|
Music video appearances
|1997||Love Story of Music||Saya Chang|
|2000||Want to Escape||Kang Chin-chung|
|2003||The Map of Love||Elva Hsiao|
|2006||Big Fool||Miriam Yeung|
|2017||Psudo-Single, Yet Single||A-Lin|
Endorsements and Ambassadorship
|2003||Mitsubishi Virage IO|
|2015||SK-II||Celebrity Spokesperson of SK-II China|||
|2016||Hugo Boss - BOSS "Man Of Today"||Ambassador of Hugo Boss China|||
|2017||Officine Panerai||Panerai ambassador for Greater China|
Awards and nominations
|2004||39th Golden Bell Awards||Best Actor||At Dolphin Bay||Nominated|
|2014||6th China TV Drama Awards||Most Popular Actor (Hong Kong/Taiwan)||Perfect Couple||Won|
|Most Popular Couple (with Tiffany Tang)||Won|||
|5th China Student Television Festival||Most Popular Actor (Ancient Drama)||Won|||
|2015||7th China TV Drama Awards||Most Popular Actor||N/A||Won|||
|Audience's Favorite Character||The Journey of Flower||Won|||
|China Newsweek' Artist of the Year||N/A||Won|||
|2016||19th Huading Awards||Best Actor||The Journey of Flower||Nominated|
|Best Actor (Contemporary Drama)||Love Me, If You Dare||Nominated|
|22nd Shanghai Television Festival||Best Actor||The Journey of Flower||Nominated|||
|3rd Asia Rainbow TV Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|||
|2017||20th Shanghai International Film Festival||Best Actor||Our Time Will Come||Nominated|||
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