Alan Tern

Alan Tern Yoke Cher (Chinese: 唐育书, born 31 March) is a Singaporean actor. He was a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 2001 to 2011.

Alan Tern
Born
Alan Tern Yoke Cher

Singapore
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Priscelia Chan
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese唐育書
Simplified Chinese唐育书

Career

Tern was a finalist in the 2001 Star Search Singapore, and he joined MediaCorp after the competition.[1][2] He made his debut in the sitcom My Genie not long after signing on and also appeared in The Hotel. Tern's acting in Double Happiness earned him a Best Supporting Actor Award nomination at the Star Awards 2005.

Tern left the entertainment industry as he has announced his decision to leave MediaCorp after filming A Song to Remember, in which he played the abusive husband of his wife's character.[3] He did not rule a return to acting but stated that he wanted to concentrate on running his business for the time being.[4]

Personal life

Tern was educated at The Chinese High School and Hwa Chong Junior College. Prior to joining Star Search he graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in accountancy.

Tern currently runs his own eyewear business.[5] He married actress Priscelia Chan on 6 October 2007.[2]

Filmography

Television

YearWorkRoleNotes
2001My Genie 我爱精灵
  • Sitcom
The Hotel 大酒店Wang Yafu 王亚复
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2002Springs of Life 春到人间Cai Daming 蔡大鸣
  • Supporting Role 男配角
First Touch
No Problem 考试家族
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2003True Heroes 真心英雄Cpl Jiang Yijie 江一杰
  • Supporting Role 男配角
A Toast of Love 吃吃面包谈谈情
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Sitcom
My Love, My Home 同一屋檐下
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2004To Mum with Love 非一般妈妈
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Double Happiness 喜临门Wenjie/Wenxiong
  • Supporting Role 男配角
An Ode to Life 三十风雨路Zhang Rui'an
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Double Happiness II 喜临门2Wenjie/Wenxiong
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2005Portrait of Home 同心圆Shaodong
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Portrait of Home II 同心圆2
  • Supporting Role 男配角
A New Life 有福Ah Ler 阿乐
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2006The Shining Star 星闪闪
  • Supporting Role 男配角
CID 刑警2人组Zhang Jiasheng 张家声
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Angel Lover 天使情人
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Singapore-Taiwan co-production
2007Kinship I 手足1Hong Zhaoyang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Police & Thief IV
  • Channel 5 production
Man of the House 男人当家Zhen Jian'er
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Kinship II 手足2Hong Zhaoyang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Metamorphosis 破茧而出Liu Hansheng
  • Supporting Role 男配角
The Golden Path 黄金路
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2008Her Many Faces 有你终身美丽Gao Zikang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探Tang Jiasheng 唐佳声
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Perfect Cut
一切完美
Himself
  • Guest Appearance
  • Channel U Production
2009Reunion Dinner 团圆饭Hu Daxiong 胡达雄
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Table of Glory 乒乓圆Liu Yun 刘云
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2010Happy Family 过好年Alex
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Priceless Wonder 游戏人生Xu Guoxing 徐国兴
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Point of EntryEdmund Seng Yue Fong
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Channel 5 production
Precious Babes 3个女人一个宝Jovan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
The Family Court 走进走出Liu Yacai 刘亚才
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Mrs P.I. 查某人Zhang Jiaqiang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2011On the Fringe 边缘父子Jack
  • Supporting Role 男配角
A Song to Remember 星洲之夜Wang Jintu 王金土
  • Supporting Role 男配角 [3]

Shows

YearShow
2009Stars for a Cause 明星志工队
2011Silver Tribute Charity Night 万千金辉照乐年[6]

Accolades

Star Awards – Acting / Hosting Awards
YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
200512th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorDouble Happiness
(as Wenjie)
Nominated

Notes and references

  1. Evelyn Khoo (18 April 2001). "A talented dozen rise to the top". The Straits Times. p. L7.
  2. Huang Lijie (8 October 2007). "Alan Tern, Priscelia Chan tie the knot". The Straits Times.
  3. "Alan Tern's swansong is A Song to Remember". Channel News Asia. 22 November 2011.
  4. "Alan Tern bids showbiz farewell...temporarily". xin.msn.com. 17 November 2011. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  5. "Ex-actor Alan Tern: Hair today, gone botak in July?". Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  6. "Vivian Lai's plan to slack backfires". Channel News Asia. 26 May 2011.


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