Wu Chun

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Wu Chun
BN08 Goh Kiat Chun (also known as Wu Chun) Fitness Zone Brunei yeoty.JPG
Wu Chun (right) in 2010
Background information
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Wú Zūn
Wú Jízūn
(Mandarin)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Gô͘ Chun
Gô͘ Kiat-chun
(Hokkien)
Born Goh Kiat Chun ()
(1979-10-10) 10 October 1979 (age 38)
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Alma mater RMIT University
Occupation Actor, singer, model, businessperson
Years active 2005–present
Nationality Bruneian
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Drums, percussion
Voice type(s) bass
Label(s) HIM International Music
WOW Music
Pony Canyon
Fu Long Production
Associated acts Fahrenheit (2005–2011)
Spouse(s) Lin Liying
Children 2
Ancestry Kinmen, Fujian, Taiwan
Website www.chunzone.com

Wu Chun (Chinese: 吳尊; pinyin: Wú Zūn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Chun; born Goh Kiat Chun on 10 October 1979) is a Bruneian actor, singer, and model. He was a member of Fahrenheit, a Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band, from its debut in 2005 to June 2011 singing bass. Wu has appeared in several Taiwanese television series, such as Tokyo Juliet (2006), Hanazakarino Kimitachihe (2006), Romantic Princess (2007), Hot Shot (2008), Sunshine Angel (2011), and Kindaichi Case Files (2012-2013). In 2014, he appeared in the reality television program, Dad is Back with his daughter, Nei Nei. His film appearances include The Butterfly Lovers (2008), Lady of the Dynasty (2014). In 2016, he was cast in the Chinese drama, Martial Universe.

As a model, Wu has appeared in magazines, such as Esquire, Elle for Men, Men's Health Magazine, Harper's BAZAAR Magazine, GQ, and Reader's Digest. He is a business owner in the Brunei fitness and health industry. His businesses include Bake Culture (Taiwan based artisan bakery), The Energy Kitchen (creativity healthy gourmet), Fitness Zone (largest and biggest health club in Brunei since 2003),[1] and WoMen Hair Salon (team of professionals for international celebrities). In China, he is the director of TV commercial advertisements for InterContinental Hotel. Wu Chun has a number of commercial and charitable endorsements.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Wu Chun studied in Chung Hwa Middle School in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. He graduated from the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He played for Brunei's National Basketball Team. Prior to joining Fahrenheit, Chun worked as a model for Yilin in Taiwan and Diva Models in Singapore. He is the managing director of Fitness Zone, a family-owned health club in Brunei.

Wu Chun has received an Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) Young Entrepreneur of The Year (2008), CQE Geneva QC Total Quality Management Model Award (2012), APEA Corporate Social Responsibility Award (2013). In 2015, Hassanal Bolkiah, the King of Brunei, presented to Wu Chun an Excellent Youth Award.[3]

Wu Chun was chosen to be an ambassador for Brunei Anti Narcotic Drug Association in 2012. In 2014 he became the international brand ambassador of Royal Brunei Airlines[4][5][6] and as a Taiwan tourism ambassador.[7] On June 24, 2016, Wu Chun became an ambassador of goodwill for a charity concert dedicated for children and athletes with special needs.

Personal life[edit]

Wu Chun and his family live in Brunei.[8][9][10] Wu Chun is the nephew of the Legislative Council of Brunei's MP Goh King Chin.

Philanthropy[edit]

In Brunei, Wu Chun supports blood donation campaigns twice a year, environmental campaigns, and the disadvantaged. In May 2015 and 2016, he organized an inaugural and second female run in Brunei, "She Runs". All proceeds were donated to Yayasan Kanser Kanak Kanak (YASKA) or the Children's Cancer Foundation. Wu Chun made a 10-hour road trip from Qinghai to small villages in China to bestow and pledge medical supplies and sports equipment.[11] which raised $68,000 for its beneficiaries, Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam[12] In September 2016, was the goodwill ambassador of the Roots and Wings Charity Concert in Brunei. The concert raised about 43,000 BND for the Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam and La vida Bhd.

Discography[edit]

As a member of Fahrenheit, Wu Chun released four studio Mandarin albums and three Japanese singles.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2009 The Butterfly Lovers 武俠梁祝 Liang Zhongshan
2010 14 Blades 錦衣衛 Judge of the Sands
2011 My Kingdom 大武生 Yilong
Magic to Win 開心魔法 Ling Fung / Earth Magician
2012 Saving General Yang 忠烈楊家將 Yang Liulang
2014 Lady of the Dynasty 王朝的女人·楊貴妃
2018 Guardians of the Tomb 謎巢 Luke A Chinese-Australian co-production
My Other Home 纽约人在北京

Television[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2005 KO One 终极一班 Tian Hong Guang / Wu Shizun Cameo
2006 Tokyo Juliet 東方茱麗葉 Ji Fengliang
Hanazakarino Kimitachihe 花樣少年少女 Zuo Yiquan
2007 Romantic Princess 公主小妹 Nanfeng Jin
The X-Family 終極一家 Fire Ambassador Cameo
2008 Hot Shot 籃球火 Wuji Zun
2011 Sunshine Angel 陽光天使 Di Yaxin
2013 Kindaichi Case Files 金田一 Li Byron
Happy 300 Days 遇見幸福300天 Idol Cameo
2014 Kindaichi Case Files Pt. 2 金田一少年之事件簿 Li Byron
2017 Martial Universe 武动乾坤 Lin Langtian
2018 North Palace 北宫

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Original title Notes
2014 Dad is Back 爸爸回来了 Cast member alongside with daughter Nei Nei
2017 Daddy Where Are You Going Season 5 爸爸去哪儿 第5季 Cast member alongside with daughter Nei Nei and son Max

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result
2006 TVB8 Awards: Bronze: Best Group Won
HK Metro Hits Awards: Best Foreign Newcomer Won
AF Golden Globes 2006: Taiwan's Most Improved Actor Won
2007 Top Song, TVB8 Awards: "Really Like You" 超喜歡你 Won
Sprite Awards: Most Popular Idol Group (Taiwan) Won
Sprite Awards: "Only Have Feelings For You" 只對你有感覺 Favourite Duet Song Won
Sprite Awards: Best Group (Taiwan & Hong Kong) Won
13th Chinese Music Awards: Best New Group Won
KKBOX Music Charts: "Only Have Feelings For You" 只對你有感覺: Top 20 Songs of the Year Won
KKBOX Music Charts: "Hanazakarino Kimitachihe Original Soundtrack" 花樣少年少女: Best Drama Soundtrack Won
HITO Music Awards 2007: Best Male Group Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home". FitnessZone.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  2. ^ https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/722347075852/where-are-we-going-dad
  3. ^ "bt.com.bn". BT.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "bt.com.bn". BT.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "INSIDE RB - MUHIBAH". Muhibah.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "BRAND Brunei - MUHIBAH". Muhibah.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "bt.com.bn". BT.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "'Wu Chun: I'm a dad'". asianpopnews. October 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "'Wu Chun to become father again'". Channel NewsAsia. October 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wu Chun and his wife's extremely privileged backgrounds revealed". Asiaone news. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "sheruns2016". SheRuns.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Special Olympics: Special Olympics AP Brunei Darussalam". SpecialOlympics.org. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 

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