Chen Shucheng

Tan Soo Seng, better known as Chen Shucheng, (Chinese: 陈澍城, born 21 October 1949) is a Singaporean actor and television host.[2] He is one of Mediacorp's few artistes still active from the "black and white" era.

Chen Shucheng
Born
Tan Soo Seng[1]

(1949-10-21) 21 October 1949
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor, host
Years active1971-Present
Spouse(s)Huang Peiru
AwardsStar Awards 2002 : Special Achievement Award
Star Awards 2007 : Evergreen Veteran Award
Star Awards 2012 : Best Supporting Actor
Star Awards 2016 & Star Awards 2018: Best Evergreen Artiste
Star Awards 2019 : Best Supporting Actor & Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳澍城
Simplified Chinese陈澍城
Musical career

Career

Acting

Chen joined Mediacorp, then known as Radio Television Singapore (RTS), as an actor in 1971. Since then he has portrayed many different roles ranging from a young nerdy doctor in The Awakening, a rich flirting playboy in Pretty Faces, the famous philanthropist, Tan Kah Kee in the war drama, The Price of Peace to a strict and unbending father in Love at 0°C .

Chen's work was recognised in 2007 when he was awarded the "Evergreen Veteran" award at the Star Awards 2007 anniversary special. After being nominated many times, he won his first acting award in Star Awards 2012 for his role in The Oath and received a standing ovation from both colleagues and fans.[3] In Star Awards 2018 , he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the drama, Home Truly .

Chen has gotten 1 out of 10 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes from 2019 respectively.

Hosting

During the late 1990s, Chen was best known as host of long-running variety shows Econ Nite (宜康之夜) and Weekend Delight (欢乐周末夜) for over a decade.

Singing

He also had an album to his name in the 1970s. He sang in the Teochew dialect.

Personal life

Chen is married to former co-star and actress Huang Peiru.

Filmography

Chinese/Dialect Series

YearTitleRoleNotes
1971The Trap
Autumn
Return of the Wild Goose
Parasite
1972The Story of Mr. Q
The World of Warmth
Repentance
Distress
Culprit
The Test
Silent Blessings
Survival
An Ill-Fated Girl
The Underground
Home Coming
1984The Awakening
1990Pretty Faces
1993The Unbeatables I
1994Crazy Duet
1995The Teochew Family
Dream Hunters
Project B
Golden Pillow
1996Three In One Love
The Unbeatables II
1997The Silver Lining
The Price of Peace
1998The Return of the Condor Heroes
1999PI Blues
2002The Unbeatables III
双天至尊 III
2003Viva La Famille
好儿好女
Sun Yongshun
Holland Village
荷兰村
Steven Seow
2004Room in My Heart
2005Portrait of Home
同心圆
Zhou Dong 周东
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Zhang Guangyang
张光杨
  • Pairs up with Li Yinzhu
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Portrait of Home II
同心圆2
Zhang Guangyang
张光杨
  • Pairs up with Li Yinzhu
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2006Love at 0°C
爱情零度C
Hu Zhitao
Women of Times
至尊红颜
Chen Tianfa
2007Live Again
天堂鸟
Zhang Bo
The Greatest Love of All
爱.特别的你
Zhao Zhi Peng
2008Taste of Love
缘之烩
Qiang Ge
Love Blossoms
心花朵朵开 I
Tao Dashun
Love Blossoms II
心花朵朵开 II
A Promise
2009The Ultimatum
双子星
Ye Songnian
叶松年
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Your Hand In Mine
想握你的手
Jason Fang
  • Pairs up with He Jie
  • Father of Pierre Png
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 180-episodes Long Running Drama
2010Happy Family
过好年
Dong Jianye
东健嘢
With You
我在你左右
Zhang Yongsheng
张永盛
2011Secrets for Sale
拍·卖
Chen Daohai
陈道嗨
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Devotion
阿娣
Zhuo Chensheng
卓春生
  • Supporting Role 男配角
The Oath
行医
Wu Zhixiong
吳志雄
  • Pairs up with Xu Qiongfang
  • Father of Christopher Lee
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2012Double Bonus
双星报喜
Jin Wentao
金文涛
Pillow Talk
再见单人床
He Guangming
何光明
Yours Fatefully
孤男寡女
Su Shuntian
苏顺天
Game Plan
千方百计
Pu Chengcai
卜成材
2014Yes We Can!
我们一定行!
Zhu Haitao
朱海涛
  • Father of Sora Ma
  • Supporting Role 男配角
In The Name Of Love
最爱是你
Bai Yongchun
白永春
Blessings
祖先保佑
Lian Mengyong
连梦勇
Spice Up
幸福料理
Cai Shi
蔡市
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Malaysian Production
2015Good Luck
百岁大吉
Lin Xiaohe
林孝和
Let It Go
分手快乐
Little Bee
Life Is Beautiful
初一的心愿
Cai Qingde
蔡清德
Super Senior
长辈甜心
Chen Yalai
陈亚来
2016Life - Fear Not
人生无所畏
Zhuang Shuiqing
庄水清
Fire Up
美味下半场
Zhuang Dexian
庄德显
  • Father of Thomas Ong & Steve Yap
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2017Home Truly
回家
Hong Shan
洪山
  • Father of Pierre Png & Chen Meixin
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Eat Already? 2
吃饱没? 2
Yuan Yongming
圆永明
Have A Little Faith
相信我
Zhou Fangdong
周方东
Eat Already? 3
吃饱没? 3
Yuan Yongming
圆永明
2018Eat Already? 4
吃饱没? 4
Reach For The Skies
不平凡的平凡
Fang Shouyi
方守义
  • Father of Bryan Wong
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 150 Episodes long form TV series
A Million Dollar Dream
给我一百万
Hu Tianhao
胡添豪
Love At Cavenagh Bridge
加文纳桥的约定
Wang Weiguang
王伟咣
  • Pairs up with Xiang Yun
  • Unit Male Lead 单元男主角
  • Toggle Original Series
Blessings 2
祖先保佑 2
Lian Mengyong
连梦勇
Heart To Heart
心点心
Yue Dazhong
岳大中
2019How Are You?
好世谋
Mr Ng
钟老板
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
Hello From The Other Side - Its Time
阴错阳差 — 时辰到
Grandpa
爷爷
  • Pairs up with Chen Juanjuan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Toggle Original Series
Hello Miss Driver
下一站,遇见
Fang Yuancheng
方远程
Old Is Gold
老友万岁
Zhou Renfa
周仁发
  • Grandfather of Kok Weile
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 130-Episodes long running drama
Old Is Gold: The Bliss Keeper
老友万岁之守护幸福
  • Grandfather of Kok Weile
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Telemovie

Compilation album

Year English title Mandarin title
2014MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 14新传媒群星金马献万福
2015MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 15新传媒群星金羊添吉祥
2016MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 16新传媒群星金猴添喜庆
2017MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 17新传媒群星咕鸡咕鸡庆丰年

Awards and nominations

Asian Academy Creative Awards

Asian Academy Creative Awards – Acting Awards
YearCategoryWorksResult
2019Best Supporting ActorHello From The Other Side - Its Time
(as Ye Ye)
Won


YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
19952nd Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorStrange Encounters
(as Cai Hong)
Nominated
19974th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorThe Price of Peace
(as Tan Kah Kee)
Nominated
20006th Star Awards CeremonyBest Variety Show HostPSC NightNominated
20017th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorBeyond the Axis of Truth
(as Wu Mingwei)
Nominated
7th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
7th Star Awards CeremonyBest Variety Show HostWeekend DelightNominated
20028th Star Awards CeremonySpecial Achievement AwardN/AWon
8th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
8th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActorViva Le Famille
(as Wu Yongsun)
Nominated
8th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorThe Wing of Desire
(as Hu Tie)
Nominated
20039th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200410th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorRoom in My Heart
(as Li Ashun)
Nominated
200511th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200613th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200714th Star Awards CeremonyEvergreen Veteran AwardN/AWon
200915th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
2010ATABest Supporting ActorWith You
(as Zhang Yongsheng)
Nominated
16th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201117th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201218th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
2012 18th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorThe Oath
(as Wu Zhiyong)
Won
201319th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201420th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201521st Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201521st Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorBlessings
(as Lian Mengyong)
Nominated
201622nd Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteSuper Senior
(as Chen Yalai)
Won
201622nd Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201723rd Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorFire Up
(as Zhuang Dexian)
Nominated
23rd Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteNominated
23rd Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201824th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorHome Truly
(as Hong Shan)
Nominated
24th Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteN/AWon
24th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201925th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorA Million Dollar Dream
(as Hu Tianhao)
Won
Top 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10

References

  1. "Scott HIllyard and Tan Soo Seng". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  2. Loh, Genevieve (December 20, 2010). "A world of wonder". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  3. "Chen Shucheng and Vivian Lai bag their first acting honours". xin.msn.com. 29 April 2012. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
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