Dasmond Koh

Dasmond Koh (Chinese: 许振荣; born 22 February 1972) is a Singaporean actor, television host, radio DJ and businessman. He was a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1995 to 2015. In 2015 , He left Mediacorp to concentrate on NoonTalk Media which he co-founded in 2011.[1]

Dasmond Koh
Born
Dasmond Koh Chin Eng

(1972-02-22) 22 February 1972
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor, radio dj, host, businessman
Years active1997–2017
Agent
  • NoonTalk Media
AwardsStar Awards 2000 - Star Awards 2004: Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Star Awards 2000: Best Newcomer
Star Awards 2007: Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Star Awards 2012 - Star Awards 2019: Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Star Awards 2020 : All-Time Favourite Artiste
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese許振榮
Simplified Chinese许振荣

Career

Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Koh had been a full-time deejay with Y.E.S. 93.3FM since 1996. He was one of the RCS's most popular Chinese language deejays and was voted Friday Weekly Singapore's "Most Popular DJ" five years in a row[2][3] and YES 933's most popular DJ for three consecutive years at the biennial RCS Golden Mike Awards.[4]

In 2000 Koh joined MediaCorp while still juggling DJ duties and eventually resigned to join MediaCorp full-time several years later. Although fairly new to television, he was voted the Most Popular Newcomer at the Star Awards 2000 after starring in the sitcom Soho @ Work. He has hosted a variety of programmes ranging from travelogues to variety shows and major "live" events such as the Chingay Parade, Star Awards and SuperBand. Since crossing over to television, he has also enjoyed success as a host. He was voted the "Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes" for the tenth time at the Star Awards 2019 and has been nominated for Best Variety Show Host and Best Info-Ed Show Host several times.

In 2012 he co-directed his first film Timeless Love.

In 2015, Koh left the entertainment industry and announced that he would not renew his Mediacorp contract due to him setting up a business entity.[5][6] He co-founded an anti-aging skincare and beauty products company known as FrozenAge. Currently, he is the co-host of The Sheng Siong Show, together with Kym Ng and Denise Camillia Tan.

He will be receiving the All-Time Favourite Artiste award in 2020 after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award from 2000, 2002–2004, 2007, 2012–2015, 2018–2019 respectively.

Personal life

Koh was educated at Anglican High School[7] and Temasek Polytechnic. In 2002, he was an Ambassador for World Vision and sponsored 2 Mongolian children. According to an interview, the misspelt name came about when it was a fad to have a Christian name. He had asked a teacher for the spelling of "Desmond".

Filmography

Television

YearEnglish titleNative titleRoleNotes
1999–2000Soho @ Work新新关系N/AN/A
2003A Child's Hope孩有明天Hong Zhonggeng
  • Supporting Role 男主角
A Toast of Love吃吃面包谈谈情Yang Jierong
  • Supporting Role 男主角
2004When the Time Comes一线之间Zhang Shiwei
  • 1/4 of the Male Lead 四大男主角之一
Family Combo门当户对Mei Youyou
  • Pairs up with Ng Hui
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
A Child's Hope II孩有明天Hong Zhonggeng
  • Supporting Role 男主角
2005Family Combo 2门当户对Mei Youyou
  • Pairs up with Ng Hui
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2014Scrum!冲锋Hei Ge
  • Supporting Role 男主角
2015Life Is Beautiful初一的心愿Jun Kai
  • Supporting Role 男主角
  • Siblings with Seraph Sun

Film

YearEnglish titleNative titleRoleNotes
2000The Tree孩子树
2008Missing You...想你的时候Simon
2012Timeless Love那个夏天N/AAs director

Variety show

Year English title Native title
2007The Sheng Siong Show 2缤纷万千在昇松 2
2008The Sheng Siong Show III缤纷万千在昇菘III
The Sheng Siong Show IV缤纷万千在昇菘IV
2009The Sheng Siong Show V缤纷万千在昇菘V
2010The Sheng Siong Show VII缤纷万千在昇菘 VII
The Sheng Siong Show VIII缤纷万千在昇菘 VIII
2011The Sheng Siong Show 9缤纷万千在昇菘 9
The Sheng Siong Show 10缤纷万千在昇菘 10
2012The Sheng Siong Show 11缤纷万千在昇菘 11
The Sheng Siong Show 12缤纷万千在昇菘 12
2013The Sheng Siong Show 13缤纷万千在昇菘 13
The Sheng Siong Show 14缤纷万千在昇菘 14
2014The Sheng Siong Show 15缤纷万千在昇菘 15
The Sheng Siong Show 16缤纷万千在昇菘 16
2015The Sheng Siong Show 17缤纷万千在昇菘 17
The Sheng Siong Show 18缤纷万千在昇菘 18
2016The Sheng Siong Show 19缤纷万千在昇菘 19
The Sheng Siong Show 20缤纷万千在昇菘 20
2017The Sheng Siong Show 21缤纷万千在昇菘 21
The Sheng Siong Show 22缤纷万千在昇菘 22
2018–2019The Sheng Siong Show缤纷万千在昇菘

Radio hosting

  • 1996
    • Especially For You (7pm – 11pm)
  • 1997
    • Late Night Dedication (11pm – 2am)
  • 1998
    • Lunch Show (12pm – 4pm)
  • 1999
    • The Nite Is Still Young (11pm – 2am)
  • 2000
    • The Nite Is Still Young (11pm – 2am)
  • 2001
    • Hi 中午好 Lunch Show (12pm – 2pm)
    • 降温180 Relax 180 (11pm-2am)
  • 2002
    • 男女交叉点 FM933 Crossroad Junction (10pm-1am)

Compilation album

Year English title Mandarin title
2013MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 13群星贺岁金蛇献祥和

Awards and nominations

Star Awards – Hosting Awards
YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
20007th Star Awards CeremonyBest NewcomerN/AWon
7th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
7th Star Awards CeremonyBest Variety Show HostCelebrity Telematch Nominated
20018th Star Awards CeremonyBest Variety Show HostI Entertainment Nominated
20029th Star Awards CeremonyBest Variety Show HostThe Mission Nominated
9th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
200310th Star Awards CeremonyBest Variety Show HostThe MissionNominated
10th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
200411th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
200512th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200613th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200714th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
200915th Star Awards CeremonyBest Info-Ed Programme HostTourism Insiders Nominated
201016th 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 10
201319th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
201521st Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
201824th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
201925th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10
202026th Star Awards CeremonyAll-Time Favourite ArtisteN/AWon

References

  1. Seah, May (4 October 2016). "Dasmond Koh, entertainment mogul and biggest loser". TODAYonline. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. "Archived copy" 许振荣入行15年 发行《好摄之徒》(送!5本签名版) (in Chinese). MSN. 8 December 2010. Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. 许振荣和陈松伶拍拖 (in Chinese). Lianhe Zaobao. 21 July 2000.
  4. "No more for me". Today. 14 August 2002.
  5. "Dasmond Koh: "I don't want to pinpoint who is right, who is wrong"". Channel NewsAsia. 3 February 2012.
  6. "送!浪漫青春片《那个夏天》戏票20对". MSN. 28 February 2012. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  7. "好强的"大姐头"何耀珊". ZbCOMMA. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013.
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