Richard Low

Richard Low (Chinese: 刘谦益; Wade–Giles: Liu2 Chien1 I4; born 19 June 1952), also known as Liu Qianyi, is a Singaporean actor. He is best known for acting in many Chinese-language television dramas produced by MediaCorp Channel 8 and its predecessors. He also acted in some of Jack Neo's films.[1]

Richard Low
Born (1952-06-19) 19 June 1952
Singapore
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor
Years active1980s-present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese劉謙益
Simplified Chinese刘谦益
Musical career
Labels

Career

Low was mostly a theatre actor before joining the SBC's drama training class in the 1980s and switching to television. He used to be typecast as villains or unruly gangster-like characters. He also acted as a “Siao” RSM In Zombiepura.

Filmography

Films

Chinese/Dialect Series

YearDramaRoleNotes
2019While You Were Away
一切从昏睡开始
Wu Xinghua
吴兴华
Old Is Gold
老友万岁
Anthony
安东呢
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 150-Episodes long running drama
Hello From The Other Side – Its Time
阴错阳差 — 时辰到
Boss
老板
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • toggle Original Series
How Are You?
好世谋
Ma Sai
马赛
  • Father of Wallace Ang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2018Heart To Heart
心点心
Zhou Zhiyuan
周志远
Say Cheese
西瓜甜不甜
Pan Renyi
潘仁义
Eat Already? 4
吃饱没4
Chen Zhiwen
陈志文
  • Older Version of Elvin Ng
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2016Hero
大英雄
Old Fogey
老鬼
  • Cameo Appearance 特别演员
TanglinLim Kwong San
2015The Dream Makers II
志在四方II
Zhao De
赵德
Super Senior
长辈甜心
Liu Fugui
刘福贵
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Spouse For House 2Kok Wee
Second Chance
流氓律师
Chen Guo
陈果
  • Supporting Role 男配角
A Blessed Life
吉人天相
Huang Jinshan
黄金剡
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2014In The Name Of Love
最爱是你
Hong Bo
洪薄
  • Supporting Role 男配角
World at Your Feet
球在你脚下
Wu Shengda
吴升达
  • Father of Elvin Ng
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Spouse For House Kok Wee
2013Disclosed
揭秘
Kuang Baomin
邝保民
The Dream Makers
志在四方
Zhao De
赵德
2012Poetic Justice
微笑正义
Mr Li
李先生
  • Father of Shane Pow
  • Cameo Appearance 特别演员
Jump!
跳浪
Uncle Cai
  • Grandfather of Edwin Goh
  • Supporting Role
  • threesixzero production
Absolutely Charming
狐狸糊涂爱上它
Song Tiancheng
宋天成
2011The Oath
行医
Yang Liming
杨立明
The In-Laws
麻婆斗妇
Wang Du
王堵
2010Breakout
破天网
Jimmy Zhang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
The Score
无花果
Luo Zhibin
罗志斌
New Beginnings
红白囍事
Cai Fulin
蔡福临
2009The Dream Catchers
未来不是梦
Lin Guo Dong
林国栋
  • Supporting Role
2008Love Blossoms II 心花朵朵开 IIOld Peter
Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战N/AN/A
The Truth 谜图 N/AN/A
2007Metamorphosis 破茧而出 An Guoxiong
  • Special Appearance
Switched! 幸运星Jiang Pei Xiang
  • Supporting Cast
Making Miracles 奇迹Zhou Hai Tian
周海天
  • Supporting Cast
My Dear Kins
亲本家人
Zhang Bai Nian
张柏年
  • Supporting Cast
2006ABC DJGoh Boon Keng
  • Supporting Cast
2005Portrait of Home II
同心园II
Lin Shitou 林石头
Portrait of Home
同心圆
You Are the One
二分之一缘分
N/AN/A
YearDramaRole
2004 The Best Bet
突然发财
N/A
Timeless Gift
遗情未了
N/A
An Ode To Life
三十风雨路
Zhang Yao Kun
Man at 40
跑吧,男人
N/A
Spice Siblings
辣兄辣妹
N/A
Chronicles of Life
我爱我家之真情实录
N/A
Crime Hunters
心网追凶
N/A
2003A Toast of Love
吃吃面包谈谈情
N/A
Love is Beautiful
美丽家庭
N/A
2002Springs Of Life
春到人间
N/A
Brotherhood
有情有义
Zhong Ji
No Problem
考试家族
N/A
Kopi-O II
浓浓咖啡乌II
Chen Mingcai
陈明财
2001Vive La Famille
好儿好女
N/A
Love Me, Love Me Not
真爱无敌
N/A
In Pursuit of Peace
何日军在来
Lin Songde
Heroes In Black
我来也
N/A
Beyond the Axis of Truth
法医X档案之异类接触
Song Tianli
1999Wok of Life
福满人间
N/A
The Legendary Swordsman
笑傲江湖
N/A
PI Blues 乌龙档案N/A
Mr OK OK 先生N/A
1998Right Frequency 播音人N/A
The Fortune God 财神爷N/A
The New Adventures of Wisely 卫斯理传奇N/A
On the Edge 边缘档案 (爆发卢)N/A
Myths & Legends of Singapore 石叻坡传说N/A
Living in Geylang 芽笼。芽笼N/A
Wok of Life 福满人间N/A
The Return Of The Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣Ouyang Feng
1996The Unbeatables II 双天至尊IIHuang Wu
1993The Unbeatables I双天至尊仇鼎天

Others

  • Beauty World: President Star Charity 美世界:总统星光慈善 (1998)

Compilation album

Year English title Mandarin title
2013MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 13新传媒群星金蛇献祥福

Accolades

Star Awards – Acting Awards
YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
1995 2nd Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorCoffee or TeaNominated
19974th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorThe Silver Lining
(as Huang Qinghe)
Won
19985th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorLiving in Geylang
(as Wang A'pao)
Nominated
19996th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActorMr OKNominated
20007th Star Awards CeremonyBest Comedy PerformerDon't Worry, Be HappyNominated
20029th Star Awards CeremonyBest Comedy PerformerI Not StupidNominated
9th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200310th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200915th 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
201319th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201420th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201925th Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteN/ANominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20

Trivia

  • Richard Loh's Chinese catchphrase "你没吃饭啊!" ("You did not eat rice!") from a show he acted became popular for quite a while.
  • His favourite song is Good Thing by the Fine Young Cannibals
  • He bears a striking resemblance to Malaysia's first Yang diPertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman whose portrait adorns the cover of the Malaysian currency note.

References

  1. Seah, May (28 January 2015). "Why Richard Low is into hip-hop, fashion, water sports and Instagram". Today. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
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