Mark Lee (Singaporean actor)

Mark Lee Kok Huang (Chinese: 李国煌; pinyin: Lǐ Guóhuáng; born 16 October 1968) is a Singaporean comedian, actor, television host and film director.[1]

Mark Lee
Lee in 2010
Born (1968-10-16) 16 October 1968
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor, host, comedian, film director
Years active1998-present
Agent
  • King Kong House Production
Spouse(s)Catherine Ng
Children3
AwardsStar Awards 2010 : All-Time Favourite Artiste
Star Awards 2017: Best Speech Delievered
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese李國煌
Simplified Chinese李国煌
Musical career

Early life

Lee's father was a barber, and his mother was a food and beverage stall assistant. Growing up, Lee would help out in the hawker stall to prepare and sell cooked food, beverages, and chee cheong fun at a hawker centre.[2]

Career

Lee is famous for, amongst others, playing the title role in Singapore's Mediacorp Channel 5 television sitcom Police & Thief as Lee Tok Kong, Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd as guest appearance Lee Kok Peng from season 5 until season 7 and in Mediacorp Channel 8 long series television drama Holland V as Su Hao. He also gained recognition for his work with Jack Neo and Henry Thia in films such as Money No Enough and Liang Po Po: The Movie and long-running comedy variety programme Comedy Nite (搞笑行动).[3] He made his directorial debut in the comedy horror film The Ghosts Must Be Crazy.[4]

Along with long-time colleague Christopher Lee, Mark Lee was awarded the coveted All Time Favourite Artiste award in the Star Awards 2010[5][6] and became the first host-cum-comedian to win the award as the previous winners were predominantly thespians. As such he will no longer be in the run for the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes awards in future Star Awards.

Although Lee was mostly known for playing comedic roles early in his career, he has also diversified into hosting and hosted various kinds of programmes, mainly infotainment, travelogue and DIY programmes. He co-hosted the popular home makeover programme Home Decor Survivor and the infotainment programme Behind Every Job with Bryan Wong, which won both a string of nominations in the hosting categories at the Star Awards. In 2012 he won his fourth Best Variety Host award for his popular show It's a Small World (season 2).[1]

Lee was always given an on-screen name/surname of Ong or Huang, particularly in Jack Neo's movies, with the exception of Liang Po Po: The Movie, That One Not Enough and Ah Long Pte Ltd.

On 9 March 2017, Lee opened a production house King Kong Media Production with partner Yinson Marine Services, a Malaysian oil and gas company. He is now working on a film project for 2018.[7]

Personal life

Lee is married to Catherine Ng. They have three children. Eldest daughter Calista (born 2008), son Marksonn (born 2011),[8] youngest daughter Calynn was born in 2013.[9]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Money No EnoughAh Ong
Hitman in the CityLiu Fei
1999Eating AirLao Beng
That One Not EnoughZhu Guo Rong
Liang Po Po: The MovieAh Beng
2001One Leg KickingHandsome
2002I Not StupidKidnapper 1
2003HomerunKun's P.E. Teacher
2004The Best BetTan Chun Ong
2005I Do I DoActing Loan Shark
One More ChanceChin Wuhuang
2007Just Follow LawUnnamed guy
2008Money No Enough 2Yang Bao Huang
Ah Long Pte LtdJoJo Fang
2009Love Matters
Where Got Ghost?Yang Bao Huang
2010Being HumanMai Wei
Just Call Me NobodyDugu Qiu Bai
2011Petaling Street WarriorsShi Duyao
23:59Sergeant Kuah
Twisted
HomecomingDaniel Koh
The Ghosts Must Be CrazyAh Hai/Chen XiaojuanAlso co-director
2012Greedy GhostBook SpiritAlso executive producer
2013Judgement DayPolice OfficerAlso executive producer
Taxi! Taxi!Lee Ah Tau
Everybody's BusinessWinston Lee
2014The Bat Night
A Fantastic Ghost WeddingMaster Wong
2016Long Long Time AgoLim Ah Kun
2016Long Long Time Ago 2Lim Ah Kun
2017The Fortune HandbookHuat GodAlso executive producer
2018Wonderful! Liang Xi MeiRobert
201823:59:The Haunting HourSergeant Kuah
2019Make It Big Big HimselfAlso director

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2019How Are You?Channel 8; guest appearance
2012Abang Ah BengBillySuria
2010Carlsberg Telemovie ShowcaseZheng Ah Nan
2009Mr & Mrs KokKok Fook Seng
2008My Classmate DadEdison TayOkto
Police & ThiefLee Tok KongChannel 5; season 5
2007Police & ThiefLee Tok KongChannel 5; season 4
2006ABC DJLee Tok KongChannel 5; guest appearance
Police & ThiefLee Tok KongChannel 5; season 3
2005A Promise for TomorrowWilsonChannel 8
Police & Thief Season 2Lee Tok KongChannel 5
2004Police & Thief Season 1Lee Tok KongChannel 5
The Best BetChen Jun HuangTV series
2003Holland VSu Hao
2003–2005Phua Chu Kang Pte LtdLee Kok PengChannel 5; guest appearance
2002Katong Miss OhBengBest Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2002
2001The HotelLi Xiao HuangGuest appearance
2000Soho @ WorkNominated – Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2000
1997–1999Different Cuts, Different StrokesLin Meng Shui

Variety show

YearEnglish titleNative titleNotes
2018Happy Can Already! 4欢喜就好 4
2017Happy Can Already! 3欢喜就好 3
Happy Can Already! 2欢喜就好 2Robert
2016Happy Can Already!欢喜就好Robert
Please be My Guest客人來咯 2
2014Super Comedian搞笑之王Judge
Please be My Guest客人來咯
Neighbourhood Chef鄰里厨王
2013Home Décor Survivor 5摆家乐5
2012–presentBODY SOS小毛病大问题
2012It's a Small World III国际交易所3
Men's Talk3个男人1张口
Japan FlavourJ Food好吃
2011Home Makeover II玩家万岁2
Behind Every Job 2美差事。苦差事2
It's a Small World II国记交意所2Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2012
2010Home Makeover玩家万岁
Don't Forget the Lyrics! (Singapore)我要唱下去Episode: Celebrity Special: Guest
All-Stars Edition: Host
Gatekeepers小兵迎大将Guest
Behind Every Job美差事。苦差事Nominated – Best Info-ed Programme Host, Star Awards 2011
Star Awards 2010 Show 1红星大奖2010
Wonder Chef我要当食神
2009Home Décor Survivor 4摆家乐4
Singapore Flavours万里香
Gracious Planet放心出去看
It's a Small World国记交意所Won – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2010
Dad @ Home爸爸当家
2008Channel 8 45th Anniversary Gala新传媒45周年台庆Guest performer
Home Decor焕然一新DIY
Food Hometown美食寻根
2007Home Décor Survivor 3摆家乐3
Barter Trade II物物大交换II
Say It If You Dare 3有话好好说3Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2007
2006Star Awards 2006 Post-show Party红星大奖2006 庆功宴
Home Décor Survivor 2摆家乐2
Say It If You Dare 2有话好好说2
Stars, Beat It!王牌对王牌
Property Classified吉屋出售Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2006
2005KP Club鸡婆俱乐部Nominated – Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2005
Home Décor Survivor摆家乐
Star Run跑吧!艺人
First Date敢敢来约会
2004Say It If You Dare有话好好说Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2005
Be My Guest客人来Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2004
Good Bargain, Good Fun超值玩乐大搜寻
2003Split Ends兵分两路
2002One Fun Day惊喜一整天Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2002
2001Top Fun欢乐巅峰Nominated – Best Variety Show Host, Star Awards 2001
1990–2000;
2003-2004
Comedy Nite搞笑行动Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1998
Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 1999
Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2003
Nominated – Best Comedy Performer, Star Awards 2004

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Awards and nominations

Star Awards – Hosting Awards
YearCategoryNominated workResult
1998 Best Comedy PerformerComedy NightWon
1999Comedy NightWon
2000Soho@WorkNominated
2001 Best Variety Show HostTop GunNominated
2002One Fun DayNominated
Best Comedy PerformerKatong Ms OhWon
2003Comedy NightWon
2004Comedy NightNominated
Best Variety Show HostBe My GuestWon
2005Say It If You Dare 1Nominated
Best Comedy PerformerKP ClubNominated
2006 Best Variety Show HostProperty ClassifiedNominated
2007Say It If You Dare 3Won
2010It's a Small WorldWon
2011 Best Info-Ed Programme HostBehind Every JobNominated
2012Behind Every JobNominated
Best Variety Show HostIt's a Small World 2Won
2015Neighbourhood ChefNominated
Star Awards – Popularity Awards
YearAwardResult
1998 Top 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesWon
1999Won
2000Nominated
2001Won
2002Won
2003Won
2004Won
2005Won
2006Won
2007Won
2009Won
2010All-Time Favourite ArtisteReceived
2017Best Speech DeliveredWon

References

  1. "Star Awards 2012: 'Show 2' Winners List". xin.msn.com. 29 April 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. Joyce Teo (16 April 2013). "Funnyman Mark Lee knows his business". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  3. Star Awards 2010 All Time Favourite Artiste award presentation reel
  4. "Mark Lee fulfills directorial dreams with 'The Ghost Bride'". Channel News Asia. 20 July 2010.
  5. "Blast from the past: Christopher Lee and Mark Lee". xin.msn.com. 21 April 2010.
  6. "Mark Lee and Christopher Lee assume their new heavenly ranks". xin.msn.com. 25 April 2010. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  7. Goh, Marcus (31 March 2017). "Mark Lee - From production assistant to film producer". Yahoo. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  8. "Mark Lee becomes second-time daddy". xin.msn.com. 25 August 2011.
  9. "Mark Lee welcomes third child". xin.msn.com. 20 August 2013.
  10. Mark Lee at hkmdb.com
  11. Mark Lee at chinesemov.com
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