Zhang Yaodong

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Zhang Yaodong
Chinese name 張耀棟 (traditional)
Chinese name 张耀栋 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Yàodòng (Mandarin)
Birth name Teoh Yeow Tong
Born (1977-12-17) 17 December 1977 (age 39)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2001–present
Website Zhang Yaodong Facebook Official Page
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Yaodong (simplified Chinese: 张耀栋; traditional Chinese: 張耀棟; pinyin: Zhāng Yàodòng, born Teoh Yeow Tong on 17 December 1977) is a Malaysian actor based in Singapore.

Career[edit]

Zhang entered the entertainment industry after finishing first runner-up in the Malaysian edition of talent-search contest Star Search in 2001. He was previously a model and had done various commercials in Malaysia before joining MediaCorp. made his small screen debut in the sixth season of popular sitcom, Don't Worry, Be Happy. After seven years in the industry, Zhang was awarded his first lead role in Happily Ever After. He has since snared played lead roles in series such as The Greatest Love of All, Your Hand in Mine and several Malaysian co-productions. He has been dubbed by many as the "Chinese Michael Jackson" as he bears a strong resemblance to the late singer.

In the Star Awards 2007, Zhang won the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award, his first award in his acting career and was also nominated for the Best Actor Award, his first ever nomination in the acting category.[1] Zhang won the Top 10 award once again in 2010. In his speech, he thanked veteran artistes and mentors Huang Wenyong, Huang Biren and Chen Hanwei.

Zhang left MediaCorp in mid-2012 as he chose not to renew his contract. His last series is the 2012 anniversary drama Joys of Life. He planned to further his career in China but did not rule out a possibility of returning to MediaCorp.[2] He signed a new contract with Mediacorp in 2015 and has since starred in Mind Game as well as long-running drama Life - Fear Not.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Work Role Notes
2017
天之骄子
Eat Already? 2
吃饱没? 2
Dehua
德华
  • Pairs up with Lee Baoen
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2016-2017 118 II
118 II
Hong Tianpao
轰天炮
  • Pairs up with Jeanette Aw
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 218-Episodes long form drama series
2016 Hero
大英雄
Zhang Zhentian
张振天
  • Supporting Role 男配角
C.L.I.F. 4
警徽天职4
Chen Yu
陈宇
  • Pairs up with Ya Hui
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
My First School
快乐第一班
Weng Zhihao
翁志豪
  • Pairs up with Bukoh Mary
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Beyond Words
爱要怎么说
Gao Lixian
高礼贤
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2015 Life - Fear Not
人生无所畏
Liu Yishou
刘一守
Mind Game
心迷
Guo Yongyan
郭勇言
  • Pairs up with Joanne Peh
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
2013 Love At Risk
爱情风险
Wang Li'an
王利安
  • Pairs up with Kate Pang
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
2012 Joys of Life
花样人间
Qian Yiduo
钱一多
  • Pairs up with Kate Pang
  • One of the Male Leads 男主角之一
Double Bonus
双星报喜
Jin Junyang
金俊洋
2011 On the Fringe
边缘父子
Leo
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
Be Happy
生日快乐
Cheng Fang
程方
  • Pairs up with Fann Wong
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
A Tale of 2 Cities
乐在双城
Ouyang Ming
欧阳明
  • Pairs up with Joanne Peh
  • 1/5 of the Male Lead 五大男主角之一
2010 The Score
无花果
Luo Shunbang
罗顺邦
  • Pairs up with Paige Chua
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
The Best Things In Life
五福到
Bai Chuanyi
白传一
  • Pairs up with Tracy Lee
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2009 Your Hand in Mine
想握你的手
Yue Guang
岳光
2008 Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Yu Qing
于清
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Love Blossoms
心花朵朵开
Machi Ma Daji
马大吉
Where the Heart Is
大城情事
Hong Jiakang
洪家康
2007 Dear, Dear Son-in-Law
女婿当家
Jiang Junji
江俊基
  • Pairs up with Joey Swee
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Falling in Love
情有可缘
Tom Hang
  • Pairs up with Jesseca Liu
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
The Greatest Love of All
爱·特别的你
Zhao Jiaxuan
昭佳绚
  • Pairs up with Joanne Peh
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
Happily Ever After
凡间新仙人
Wu Gang
吴刚
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
2006 Measure of Man
大男人, 小男人
Norman
  • Supporting Role 男配角
C.I.D
刑警2人组
Wu Guoxiong
吴国雄
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2005 Love Concierge
爱的掌门人
Sunny
Portrait of Home
同心圆
Lin Dajiang
2004 My Mighty-in-Laws
野蛮亲家
Ding Mu
A Child's Hope II
孩有明天
Huang Pinde
黄品德
Beautiful Trio
大女人·小女人
An Ode to Life
三十风雨路
Zhang Wenxi
The Crime Hunters
心网追凶
2003 Always on My Mind
无炎的爱
Holland V
荷兰村
Ying Tianyang
True Heroes
真心英雄
Peter
2002 Beautiful Connection
九层糕
The Vagrant
豹子胆
Gan Yuan
甘源
Don't Worry Be Happy VI
敢敢做个开心人
Film
Year Work Role
2011 It's a Great, Great World
大世界
Ah Dong
2016 Three Neurosurgery Student

Accolades[edit]

Year Accolade Works Notes
2007 Star Awards 2007, Best Actor The Greatest Love of All Nominated
2007 Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
2009 Star Awards 2009, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
2011 Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
2012 Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
2016 Star Awards 2016, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
2017 Star Awards 2017, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated

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