Zhu Houren

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Zhu Houren
Chinese name 朱厚任
Pinyin Zhū Hòurèn (Mandarin)
Birth name Choo Hou Ren[1]
Born (1955-01-30) 30 January 1955 (age 62)
Singapore
Other name(s) Jack Choo
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980s - present
Spouse(s) Vera Hanitijo[2]
Children 2 sons[2]
Ancestry Hainan, China

Zhu Houren (Chinese: 朱厚任) is a Singaporean MediaCorp actor, most notable for his role in Wok of Life.

Zhu was educated at Chung Cheng High School.

In 2003, he made his directorial debut in the telefilm After School, while taking on a role in the same film.

During the Star Awards 2010, Zhu won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as Sgt. Leong, an old man who suffers from senile dementia for the drama Reunion Dinner.[3]

In his spare time, Zhu loves to sing oldies. "Everyday" by Buddy Holly is his personal favorite.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Drama Role Notes
2008 The Truth
谜图
Su Zhenyuan
素振远
The Defining Moment
沸腾冰点
Tang Weiye
唐伟业
  • Uncle of Fann Wong
  • Supporting Role 男配角
By My Side
不凡的爱
Lin Chunxiao
林存孝
  • Father of Zoe Tay
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2009 Reunion Dinner
团圆饭
Liang Zhigao
梁志高
  • Father of Chen Liping
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • WON Best Supporting Actor
My Buddy
难兄烂弟
Li Jiyang
李济样
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Zheng Facai
郑发材
2010 Precious Babes
3个女人一个宝
Cui Guoyao
翠郭耀
  • Father of Eelyn Kok
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Unriddle
最火搭档
Liu Daqing
刘大倾
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2011 Prosperity
喜事年年
Tian Hongming
沺宏铭
Secrets for Sale
拍·卖
Zhou Youguo
周友国
Bountiful Blessings
万福楼
Huang Erhu
黄鸸胡
  • Father of Jessica Hsuan and Jeffrey Xu
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2012 Rescue 995
995
Shi Xinguo
诗兴郭
Pillow Talk
再见单人床
Zhang Qian
张谦
Poetic Justice
微笑正义
Fang Renhou
方任后
It Takes Two
对对碰
Niu's Dad
牛老爸
2013 Start-Up!
创!
Yin Tang
洇汤
  • Father of Rebecca Lim and Adeline Lim
  • Supporting Role 男配角
96°C Café
96 °C 咖啡
Tang San
唐三
2014 Served H.O.T.
烧。卖
Zeng Jianwang
曾健汪
In The Name Of Love
最爱是你
Wang Weiguo
王伟国
Blessings
祖先保佑
She Xingcheng
佘兴承
Three Wishes
三个愿望
Zhao Haiguang
赵海光
2015 A Blessed Life
吉人天相
Wang Youguo
王友国
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Super Senior
长辈甜心
Zhu Xiangdong
朱向东
  • Pairs up with Xiang Yun
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
Sealed With A Kiss
吻我吧, 住家男
Du Zitong
杜梓通
Life - Fear Not
人生无所谓
Xiao Daren
萧大仁
  • Pairs up with Aileen Tan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 120-Episodes long running drama
2016 House of Fortune
钱来运转
Qian Laoshi
钱老实
Peace & Prosperity
富贵平安
Ouyang Yixiu
欧阳一修
  • Father of Priscelia Chan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 170-Episodes long running drama
Trapped Minds
心魔
Felix Tan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Hero
大英雄
Ou Sihai
区四海
2017 118 II Liu Dagong
刘大功
Eat Already? 2
吃饱没?2
Officer Zhu
朱警司
  • Cameo Appearance 客串

Accolades[edit]

Year Accolade Works Result
1995 Star Awards 1995, Best Supporting Actor Thunder Plot 惊天大阴谋 Nominated
1996 Star Awards 1996, Best Supporting Actor The Teochew Family 潮州家族 Nominated
1997 Star Awards 1997, Best Actor The Fall Guy 冲出保险区 Nominated
Star Awards 1997, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
1998 Star Awards 1998, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
1999 Star Awards 1999, Best Supporting Actor Wok of Life 福满人间 Nominated
Star Awards 1999, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2004 Star Awards 2004, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2009 Star Awards 2009, Best Supporting Actor The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点 Nominated
Star Awards 2009, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010, Best Supporting Actor Reunion Dinner 团圆饭 Won
Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2012 Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2013 Star Awards 2013, Best Supporting Actor Pillow Talk 再见单人床 Nominated
Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2014 Star Awards 2014, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
Asian Television Awards 2014, Best Supporting Actor Served H.O.T. Nominated
2015 Star Awards 2015, Best Supporting Actor In The Name Of Love 最爱是你 Nominated
Star Awards 2015, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated
2016 Star Awards 2016, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choo Hou Ren - Facebook
  2. ^ a b "To act or not to act, like mum and dad". The Straits Times. 31 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Veterans rule at Star Awards". Channel News Asia. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2011.